The Air Mobility Command commander selected Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams Jr. as the interim AMC command chief master sergeant.
News in Brief
Nominations are being accepted for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Volunteer of the Year award now to March 19.
On Feb. 13, Spc. John M. Morales, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, was convicted of assault consummated by a battery and false official statement. Morales was sentenced to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for four months and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge.
Team McChord announced the 2017 annual award winners Feb. 23 during the Team McChord Annual Awards Banquet at the Club at McChord Field.
Winners in two divisions were named for the 2017 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup sports season — the 627th Air Base Group (Silver Star Division) and the 17th Field Artillery Brigade (Purple Heart Division).
Army Spc. Jeremy Allen, 22, a tactical power generation specialist assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), died in a vehicle accident on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 7.
CAMP RILEA, Ore. — A U.S. Army Ranger from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died Jan. 31 of wounds sustained while conducting training at Camp Rilea, Ore.
On Jan. 5, Spc. Edgar J. Montanoparra, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, was convicted of abusive sexual contact. Montanoparra was also acquitted of two specifications of abusive sexual contact. Montanoparra was sentenced to be confined for 15 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
The Washington State legislature invited the first responders and good Samaritans who responded to the Amtrak 501 train derailment Dec. 18 to attend the reading of the Amtrak Response Resolution in the Washington State Capitol in Olympia Wednesday morning.
The Army promoted a career logistician to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 17.
Four Infantry units and two Special Operations units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day, evening and nighttime artillery and mortar training over the next three weeks.
On Dec. 4, Spc. Jefferson Taylor, Madigan Army Medical Center, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and fleeing the scene of an accident. Taylor was sentenced to be reduced to grade of private (E-1), to be confined for seven years and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
Four infantry units and two Special Operations units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day, evening and nighttime artillery and mortar training over the next three weeks.
There will be a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carey Theater on Lewis Main. The event is free, and everyone with access to Joint Base Lewis-McChord is invited to attend.
An Airman assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing was found dead in his on-base dormitory on Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Tuesday afternoon.
Yama Sakura 73 kicked off with a ceremony to mark the 35th anniversary of the annual bilateral training exercise in Sendai, Japan, between service members from the U.S. military and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Tuesday.
On Nov. 9, Pvt. Pedro Cardenas, 555th Engineer Brigade, was convicted of wrongful distribution of oxycodone, wrongful distribution of cocaine, wrongful distribution of ecstasy, wrongful use of cocaine, desertion and flight from apprehension. Cardenas was sentenced to be confined for 390 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
The Air Force’s review of its reporting processes to civilian law enforcement in the Devin Kelley case has prompted immediate actions to correct reporting deficiencies and prevent future occurrences.
LAKEWOOD — The Washington State Department of Transportation began final tests Saturday on the Point Defiance Bypass railroad tracks. The test runs through Dec. 17.
This holiday season, the Defense Health Agency Armed Services Blood Program encourages you to Give Hope to an ill or injured service member in need by donating blood.
Retired astronaut and retired Navy Capt. Scott Kelly is visiting the Lewis Main Exchange for a book signing of his book, “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,” Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
On Oct. 4, 2017, a sergeant was acquitted of sexual assault.
Trick-or-treating will take place in Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s housing areas Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Barracks and dorms are not authorized trick-or-treating locations.
Hal Runkel is the guest speaker at the “Choose your own Adulthood” — based on one of Runkel’s books — Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s event to shine a light on domestic violence prevention at the McChord Field Theater Friday at 1 p.m.
On Sept. 7, 2017, Pvt. Dasharra L. Leuelu, 62nd Medical Brigade, was convicted of absent without leave, failure to go to place of duty, use of illegal drugs and larceny. Leuelu was sentenced to be reduced to private (E-1), to forfeit $1,000 pay per month for five months, to be confined for 150 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On Oct. 6, the Department of Defense released the names of the three U.S. Soldiers who were killed in southwest Niger Oct. 4. Staff Sergeant Bryan Black, 35, from Puyallup, was one of the three Soldiers who died as a result of hostile fire while on a reconnaissance patrol supporting joint U.S. and Nigerien train, advise and assist mission.
Three U.S. service members and a service member from a partner nation were killed in southwestern Niger Wednesday, U.S. Africa Command officials said.
Lieutenant General Nadja West, the Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command commanding general, will visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord Wednesday.
The White House announced Wednesday retired Army Capt. Gary Michael Rose will receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony Oct. 23. President Donald Trump will present the medal, which commemorates Rose’s heroic actions in Laos during a four-day mission, Sept. 11 to 14, 1970.
On Aug. 2, Spc. Curtis M. Daugherty, 555th Engineer Brigade, was convicted of assault and false official statements. Daugherty was sentenced to be reduced to the grade of private (E-1), to be confined for 40 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.