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Northwest Guardian

Warrant Officer 1 Jimi Hendrix, right, and his wife, LeeAnn, share steins of beer during the JBLM Okotoberfest celebration Saturday.

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Northwest Guardian

JBLM’s Fall Flea Market and Oktoberfest combined Saturday for a day of fun, bargains and all things German.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 02:23PM September 21st, 2017

In the brief respite between Hurricanes Irma and Jose, members of the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord were able to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver much-needed supplies to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion

Published: 02:22PM September 21st, 2017

The Soldiers work hand-in-hand with the firefighters across a spectrum of agencies to accomplish the mission and the objectives given to them by the incident management commander

McChord Field Housing Block Party

Published: 05:21PM September 14th, 2017

The McChord Field Housing Block Party at Carter Lake Elementary School Saturday was an opportunity for families to de-stress, have fellowship and enjoy some free food and games.

Western Air Defense Sector

Published: 02:47PM September 7th, 2017

Western Air Defense Sector vast communication network was able to provide real-time rescue status updates for 11 hospitals, helicopter landing zones and aircraft refueling areas over an area of about 25,000 square miles.

JBLM Street Dedications

Published: 02:45PM September 7th, 2017

Three Medal of Honor recipients from the World War II era were honored with street dedications between 2nd and 3rd Division Drive of Lewis Main Aug. 31 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A ceremony took place to memorialize 1st Lt. Arnold Bjorklund, Col. Orville Bloch and 1st Lt. Victor Kandle.

I Corps

Published: 02:43PM September 7th, 2017

Ulchi Freedom Guardian is ultimately designed to exercise the U.S. and Republic of Korea’s abilities to maintain stability on the Korean peninsula by training commanders and staffs in both nations to maneuver as a combined force.

Best Warrior Competition

Published: 01:15PM August 31st, 2017

Sgt. 1st Class Brenden Shannon won the 2017 U.S. Army Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Gray Army Airfield

Published: 01:14PM August 31st, 2017

After four days of moving systems and equipment from the old tower on Gray Army Airfield, the new Gray Army Airfield Air Traffic Control Facility opened Tuesday on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The roughly $15 million project first started in 2007.

JBLM Emergency Management Services

Published: 01:13PM August 31st, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month.

Col. Nicole Lucas

Published: 02:29PM August 24th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s new garrison commander said she is excited to come home to the Pacific Northwest.

Department of Defense

Published: 02:39PM August 24th, 2017

President Donald Trump said the American people are frustrated by the nation’s longest war in Afghanistan, calling it a war without victory. The new strategy, he said, is a path toward victory and will step away from a policy of nation building.

Joint Base Garrison

Published: 02:32PM August 24th, 2017

Col. Nicole Lucas, Joint Base Lewis McChord garrison commander, held three Town Hall meetings on the installation.

Published: 02:28PM August 25th, 2017

Although some might think the safety of a child is in hands of the school once the child leaves home, the child’s safety is the responsibility of the parent until they are on school grounds, according to installation safety officials.

Published: 02:26PM August 25th, 2017

Whether they are just entering pre-school or starting their senior year in high school, it’s never too early or too late to begin saving for your child’s college education.

Published: 02:20PM August 25th, 2017

Clover Park School District, which operates elementary schools on JBLM, offers students a parents multiple ways to stay connected through the convenience of mobile devices. The school recommends two free mobile applications for parents to stay linked in to how their child is doing in school.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 03:54PM August 17th, 2017

Maj. Gen. Thomas James Jr. relinquished command of the 7th Infantry Division and Task Force Bayonet to Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson during a ceremony on Watkins Field Aug. 11.

2017 Mobility Guardian

Published: 03:56PM August 17th, 2017

During Mobility Guardian, refueling aircraft offloaded roughly 1.2 million pounds of fuel; aerial port service members processed 3,676 passengers and 4,911 tons of equipment; and crews airdropped 356 paratroopers, 33 heavy platforms and nearly 300 container delivery system bundles.

16th Combat Aviation Brigade

Published: 03:52PM August 17th, 2017

The Soldiers, who work at the Raptor’s Nest Dining Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, have been recognized by the judges as the best on the installation and are now competing against the best DFAC from Fort Huachuca, Ariz. If the Raptor’s Nest Soldiers win this round, they will move on to compete against the final four Army DFACs in the continental United States.

2017 Summer Reading Program Finale

Published: 02:46PM August 10th, 2017

The finales of summer reading programs at McChord Field and Book Patch libraries took place Aug. 1 and 3.

2017 Mobility Guardian

Published: 02:45PM August 10th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a total of 25 partner militaries from around the world, a total of more than 3,000 personnel, for the 2017 Mobility Guardian exercise that started July 31 and concludes Aug. 11.

57th Weapons Squadron

Published: 02:39PM August 10th, 2017

The 57th WPS was established in 2003 at McGuire. Air Force officials decided to move the unit to McChord Field because of the facilities, airspace and proximity to other C-17 units with similar missions — all of which will be more cost effective for the Air Force. The Air Force expects to save more than $12 million annually by moving the 57th WPS to JBLM.

Exercise Mobility Guardian

Published: 02:54PM August 3rd, 2017

Mobility Guardian replaced the annual Air Mobility Rodeo competition that last took place in 2011.

Medal of Honor

Published: 03:15PM August 3rd, 2017

Former Army Spc. 5 James McCloughan was joined at the White House ceremony by members of his family, eight other Medal of Honor recipients, and 10 Soldiers who served with him during that epic battle, five of whom McCloughan personally saved.

Task Force Saber

Published: 03:47PM July 27th, 2017

Supporting the fight against ISIS is Task Force Saber, a task force run by 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Leisure Travel Services

Published: 03:46PM July 27th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Leisure Travel Services will host its annual raffle for the chance to purchase 2017 home game tickets for the Seattle Seahawks during a drawing Aug. 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main.

Stand With Those Who Serve Public Safety Appreciation Event

Published: 03:33PM July 27th, 2017

Law enforcement and other first responders from Seattle to Salem gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the 7th annual Stand With those Who Serve Public Safety Appreciation Event and Career Fair at Memorial Stadium July 22.

USO Concert at Memorial Stadium

Published: 04:35PM July 25th, 2017

Gary Sinise, aka: Lt. Dan Taylor of the classic film, “Forrest Gump,” performed with his Lt. Dan Band at Memorial Stadium on Lewis Main Saturday.

Soldier’s Medal

Published: 03:24PM July 21st, 2017

A Soldier who saved the life of a man trapped in a burning vehicle in rural Thurston County in January was honored at a ceremony at Evergreen Chapel July 13.

JBLM Garrison Change of Command

Published: 04:19PM July 20th, 2017

Col. Daniel Morgan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord garrison commander, is moving at the end of the month.