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Col. Daniel Morgan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord garrison commander, signs the memorandum of agreement with local officials for a plan to create the McChord Field North Clear Zone during the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership council meeting May 11 at Eagles Pride Golf Course.

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Northwest Guardian

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Pierce County and local city officials participated in the signing of a memorandum of agreement for a plan in action to create a proper North Clear Zone for McChord Field during the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership council meeting May 11 at Eagles Pride Golf Course.

Kids Understanding Deployment Operations

Published: 02:11PM May 18th, 2017

The JBLM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event for nearly 140 Joint Base Lewis-McChord children Saturday.

Pierce County Law Enforcement Memorial

Published: 03:41PM May 11th, 2017

The Pierce County Law Enforcement Memorial took place at Clover Park Technical College May 3.

25th annual Armed Forces Culinary Arts Competition

Published: 03:38PM May 11th, 2017

There were eight categories for the entire competition: chili, ribs, wings, cake, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, hot food kitchen floor and overall.

Department of Defense

Published: 03:35PM May 11th, 2017

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said national security leaders have not gone to President Donald Trump yet with Afghanistan troop recommendations for 2017 and beyond.

Puget Sound Honor Flight

Published: 01:31PM May 4th, 2017

The event is one of four done annually by the Puget Sound Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization founded to serve World War II veterans. They pay all cost for the veterans to travel to Washington D.C., and visit monuments while celebrating their service along the way.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 01:30PM May 4th, 2017

Working in munitions his entire career, with his last position as the 62nd Maintenance Squadron munitions flight chief, Carl Barnes has dedicated his time in service to his country and his fellow Airmen.

Army Directive 2016-35

Published: 01:34PM May 4th, 2017

Army Directive 2016-35, “Army Policy on Military Service of Transgender Soldiers,” announced in June 2016 by then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, lifted the Department of Defense’s ban on transgender service members. The directive established Army policies and procedures governing how Soldiers who would like to begin transition or are in various stages of transition must proceed in order to change their gender designation and continue Army service in their preferred gender.

Spring Flea Market

Published: 09:51AM May 3rd, 2017

A variety of items were sold at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Spring Flea Market Saturday at Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. Anything that wasn’t sold – such as toys, tools and clothes – were donated to the Goodwill.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 02:41PM April 27th, 2017

The 62nd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Tower at McChord Field responded quickly to prevent an aircraft incident April 11 on the McChord runway, when an U.S. Navy P-3 Orion seemingly lost all radio communications with them.

Operation Deploy Your Dress

Published: 02:39PM April 27th, 2017

Dresses and accessories were handed out April 20 at Operation Deploy your Dress’ first free formal wear giveaway at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Mission Oriented Training

Published: 02:44PM April 20th, 2017

Loadmasters from the 62nd Airlift Wing trained alongside Soldiers from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command to load a 121,000 pound Rough Terrain Container Handler onto a C-17 Globemaster III.

Operation Pacific Reach

Published: 02:42PM April 20th, 2017

POHANG, South Korea — On a bright and windy day, a gray U.S. Army landing craft utility ship loaded with tactical vehicles and other mission equipment to support exercise Operation Pacific Reach 2017 April 13 slowly made its way to the Trident Pier causeway at Pohang, South Korea, while U.S. Soldiers and Marines patiently wait.

Logistics Readiness Center

Published: 10:44AM April 24th, 2017

More than 650 vehicles and other pieces of military equipment were loaded on 300 trucks April 14 to Tuesday for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s largest commercial line haul to Camp Atterbury, Ind.

510th Fighter Squadron

Published: 12:16PM April 14th, 2017

The pact, a deal that the last two surviving members of that unit would share a final toast of brandy in support of their fallen comrades, came to happen April 7 in Seattle and Lompoc, Calif., when retired Col. Ralph Jenkins and retired Maj. M.E. Johns toasted each other virtually through the technology of the Facetime application.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 12:09PM April 14th, 2017

A conference room at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division Headquarters was dedicated Wednesday in honor of the Lt. General Hal Moore, who died Feb. 10.

62nd Maintenance Squadron

Published: 12:07PM April 14th, 2017

The 2,200-pound flap change was the first time it was completed by maintainers at McChord Field.

Date Safe Project

Published: 04:39PM April 6th, 2017

The importance of asking before acting was stressed at a “Can I Kiss You?” Date Safe Project event in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at Carey Theater Monday.

75th Ranger Regiment

Published: 04:37PM April 6th, 2017

In the Army, the Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Pacific Northwest, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is the only center that does this process, according to Victor Shermer at the JBLM center.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 04:33PM April 6th, 2017

During the patch change ceremony, the Soldiers of the 122nd Tactical Support Detachment received the hourglass patch of the 7th Infantry Division, headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, signifying the connection between the units. It is a connection 100 years in the making.

JBLM Exceptional Family Member Program

Published: 02:40PM March 30th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Exceptional Family Members Program and SKIESUnlimited united March 24 to let kids become superheroes during Hero-Con, a tour into the realms of heroic possibilities.

2016 Army Fire and Emergency Service Awards

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

Master Sergeant Thomas Anderson, Airman 1st Class Daniel Rodriguez and Nicole Cherry were informed March 18 they received 2016 Army Fire and Emergency Services Awards representing the Army’s highest honor for fire service professionals.

Best in the Army

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

The 10-man team was awarded the 2016 Annual Fire and Emergency award March 23 for keeping JBLM safe.

First responders

Published: 02:01PM March 24th, 2017

A healthy baby girl was born in base housing on the morning of March 10 to parents Sgt. Christian and Leslie Burke.

Army pentathletes

Published: 01:58PM March 23rd, 2017

The reunion came in conjunction with the I Corps Joint Service Competition, a competition of military events between seven Soldiers, six Airmen and three Marines and one Coast Guardsman.

16th Combat Aviation Brigade

Published: 01:55PM March 23rd, 2017

The Raptor Brigade deployed about 800 Soldiers in the region to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel for about eight months. The brigade started deploying its Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 10.

JBLM Fire and Emergency Services

Published: 03:26PM March 16th, 2017

A service dog named Snow, a white husky, is back at work with his human mom, Pfc. Christina Carter after being rescued from a house fire on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in January. The dog was carried out of the smoke-filled house by JBLM firefighters and resuscitated before being transported to an Olympia veterinarian.

62nd Medical Squadron

Published: 03:25PM March 16th, 2017

Surgeons General meet with 62nd MDS leadership to discuss some of the unique aspects of running a medical squadron on an Army-led joint base.

Battalion Mass Tactical Week

Published: 03:24PM March 16th, 2017

During the exercise, aircrews received training in a variety of areas to include formation flying, airdrop, static-line jumps of Soldiers and the experience of working with Airmen from different units.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 02:15PM March 9th, 2017

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee was recently inducted into the Signal Corps Regimental Association by Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers during a surprise moment at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.