62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Matthew Duck, 7th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, unhooks a parachute cover after dropping two bundles out of a C-17 Globemaster III onto the Rainier Drop Zone during Exercise Rainier War near Moses Lake June 6.

Exercise Rainier War

62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The exercise ultimately included 18 C-17 Globemaster IIIs — 10 from McChord Field, seven from other bases throughout Air Mobility Command and one from Australia.

EFMB Competition

Published: 04:08PM June 14th, 2018

The Expert Field Medical Badge competition began June 7 with 282 candidates from Army and one Navy lieutenant. Soldiers, ranging from the ranks of private to lieutenant colonel from units across JBLM, attended this year’s competition.

Air Force Reserve Command Squadron of the Year

Published: 04:05PM June 14th, 2018

The Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard support the bulk of aeromedical evacuation operations. The Reserve has 18 aeromedical evacuation squadrons, the Guard has 10 and there are four squadrons.

Joint Deployment Readiness Exercise

Published: 03:17PM June 7th, 2018

A C-17 aircrew flew three trips between Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Grant County Airport at Moses Lake, transporting vehicles, pallets of equipment and Soldiers to where they were conducting their training.


Published: 03:13PM June 7th, 2018

Senior Airman Adam Olander, a crew chief assigned to the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recently named the winner of the Air Force Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award in the Aircraft Maintenance Technician category.

Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund Awards

Published: 03:09PM June 7th, 2018

More than $60,000 in scholarships was awarded to graduating high school seniors, military spouses and family member college students during the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund Awards Presentation at the Family Resource Center on Lewis Main May 31.

JBLM Memorial Day Ceremony

Published: 02:42PM May 31st, 2018

This year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Memorial Day was observed by nearly 300 people Monday with a public ceremony at the Camp Lewis Cemetery.

Change of Command Ceremony

Published: 02:37PM May 31st, 2018

As the 62nd Airlift Wing commander, Col. Scovill Currin will ensure the readiness of more than 2,400 active-duty military and civilian personnel along with 48 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Fallen Warriors

Published: 09:04AM June 1st, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jacob Sims, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was one of 12 Soldiers whose name was unveiled on the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Memorial Wall during a ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 24 that brought Gold Star family members and Soldiers together at the USASOC Memorial Plaza.

Published: 11:10AM January 28th, 2016

Madigan Army Medical Center opened a new substance abuse residential treatment facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 21.

Published: 04:01PM January 21st, 2016

Military and civilian leaders from across the south Puget Sound met Jan. 12 at the Eagle’s Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to discuss the impacts the base has on the surrounding communities.

Published: 03:52PM January 21st, 2016

Members of the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee received a comprehensive look Wednesday at some of the major events coming up on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 03:48PM January 21st, 2016

Joint Base Lewis-McChord announced Tuesday plans to fire nonexplosive High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Reduced Range Practice Rockets over a three-day period during the week of March 14 to 18 to measure the noise from the rocket firing.

Published: 04:14PM January 21st, 2016

Specialist Megan O’Malley, a small-framed woman with an unobtrusive demeanor, might not immediately stand out from a crowd.

Published: 12:44PM January 14th, 2016

Staff Sergeant Matthew Siegele, 627th Force Support Squadron sports and fitness noncommissioned officer in charge, saved a little girl fell through the ice on Carter Lake on McChord Field.

Published: 12:40PM January 14th, 2016

Command Sgt. Maj. James Norman III as he transferred his duties as I Corps command sergeant major during the change of command ceremony.

Published: 12:37PM January 14th, 2016

The 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron sprang into action following a terrorist attack including Airman 1st Class John Michael Aradanas, deployed from the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron from JBLM.

Published: 12:34PM January 7th, 2016

Facebook community helps spread the word about a local family’s missing huskies.

Published: 12:30PM January 7th, 2016

More than 258 people have died and more than 245 aircraft have been destroyed since 1988.

Published: 12:37PM January 7th, 2016

After more than a year of planning and coordinating, the Western Regional Medical Command is scheduled to finalize its merger with the Regional Health Command-Pacific Friday.

Published: 12:00AM November 24th, 2015

JBLM’s new CSM focuses on learning the ropes with a constant emphasis on family.

Published: 04:17PM April 30th, 2015

Castles and Cannons, the dining facility run by 17th Field Artillery Brigade and 555th Engineer Brigade, is the first grab-and-go DFAC on JBLM.

Published: 12:21PM January 22nd, 2015

Scams focused on stealing money from service members change tactics.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

There’s plenty to do on Joint Base Lewis-McChord throughout the week and into the weekend for families and singles.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Students visit and get cultural lessons at the Lewis Army Museum.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Now in its 10th year, Key, Peninsula Middle School’s NASA Explorer program continues to educate students while impacting their futures as they venture into college.

Published: 05:34PM July 17th, 2014

Biblical characters Moses and Miriam helped around 150 children, ages 5-12, explore what life was like in biblical times during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School event at the Lewis Main Chapel July 14-18.

Published: 01:17PM July 21st, 2014

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has named Clover Park Technical College’s veterans navigator Jonathan Wagner the 2013- 14 Vet Corps Member of the Year

Published: 02:57PM July 17th, 2014

Capes and masks, ranging in color from Batman-black to Iron Man red, will be flooding through Soldiers Field House Saturday.

Published: 04:59PM July 17th, 2014

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has released new clinical recommendations and support tools to assist in the identification and treatment of a sleep disturbance occurring in patients after a concussion (mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI).