News in Brief

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.

Published: 05:16PM September 14th, 2017

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.

Published: 05:17PM September 14th, 2017

The 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be held Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at French Theater on Lewis Main. Colonel Juan Vega, Army Cyber Institute instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., will be the event’s guest speaker.

Published: 01:10PM August 31st, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday in a statement that the Defense Department has received President Donald Trump’s memorandum addressing the military service of transgender persons.

Published: 02:26PM August 24th, 2017

The Republic of Korea and United States Combined Forces Command began the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Monday and will be continued Thursday.

Published: 03:51PM August 17th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing Wednesday morning after midnight through Aug. 25 at 9:35 p.m. The 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, will take part in 155 mm Howitzer training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 03:02PM August 10th, 2017

The 7th Infantry Division will have a change of command ceremony Friday at 10 a.m. on Watkins Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord as Maj. Gen. Thomas James Jr. will relinquish command of the division and Task Force Bayonet to Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson III.

Published: 03:12PM August 3rd, 2017

With unusually high temperatures this week and possibly into next week, as well as excessive amounts of smoke permeating local air from more than 150 British Columbia wildfires, Puget Sound-area burn bans are in effect now and for an indefinite amount of time.

Published: 03:26PM July 27th, 2017

The Pentagon announced Thursday it is waiting on formal guidance from the White House as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday on military service by transgender service members, said Dana White, Pentagon spokesman.

Published: 04:14PM July 20th, 2017

Air Mobility Command’s first Mobility Guardian readiness exercise will be held July 30 to Aug. 12 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend, including members of the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and 11 international partners.

Published: 04:12PM July 20th, 2017

On June 20, Staff Sgt. Michael P. Malloy, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, was convicted of abusive sexual contact. Malloy was sentenced to a reduction to the grade of specialist (E-4) and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.

Published: 02:27PM July 13th, 2017

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced July 7 that the remains of a U.S. Airman from Washington, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Published: 02:56PM July 10th, 2017

The American Job Center, a pilot program which provides employment opportunities to veterans, service members and family members will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at 10:45 a.m. at the Bud Hawk Transition Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord — the first military installation to physically host a center of this type.

Published: 03:20PM June 29th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children age 18 and younger who have enrolled in the CYS School Age and Middle School/Teen summer programs.

Published: 02:08PM June 22nd, 2017

Thousands of Soldiers from multiple units within the 7th Infantry Division, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are conducting Exercise Bayonet Focus 17-03 at the Yakima Training Center to prepare Soldiers and leaders for future missions. Bayonet Focus started June 15 and runs through Thursday.

Published: 12:16PM June 15th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor in a July 31 ceremony at the White House to former Army Spec. 5 James McCloughan for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War.

Published: 01:02PM June 8th, 2017

The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery and elements of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade will together fire more than 150 rounds of 155 mm artillery rounds and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System’s Reduced Range Practice Rockets Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yakima Training Center.

Published: 01:37PM June 1st, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center is partnering with customers with the goal of resuming normal “first-in, first-out” operations since the government-wide hiring freeze ended in early April.

Published: 02:08PM May 25th, 2017

If you are a donor at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center–Pacific Northwest. located at the Madigan Annex, Building 9904, East Johnson Street, on Lewis Main, there are now two parking spaces reserved specifically for donors, located in the front row with clearly marked signs. These spaces are designated to assist donors in accessing the donor center facility at the Madigan Annex parking lot, which is frequently very full.

Published: 02:09PM May 18th, 2017

U.S. Army Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will be recognized for their combat actions in a combat awards ceremony at the Battalion Memorial Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Published: 11:40AM May 15th, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Dan DeYoung, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Mobility Guardian director, met with community leaders at the Lakewood Military Affairs Committee recently to brief and inform them on what impact the community can expect from the upcoming Mobility Guardian Exercise. The exercise will take place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 31 to Aug. 12.

Published: 01:25PM May 4th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord community is invited to attend the National Day of Remembrance Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Carey Theater, themed “The Strength of the Human Spirit.”

Published: 02:33PM April 27th, 2017

On Sunday, the McChord Spouses’ Club provided $50,000 in scholarships to 16 Air Force teen family members. The names of the recipients are:

Published: 02:37PM April 20th, 2017

The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Retiree Appreciation Day takes place Friday at the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North.

Published: 12:02PM April 14th, 2017

The 446th Airlift Wing held its annual awards banquet to honor significant contributions of its Air Force Reservists, civilian workers, families, and employers April 1 at the McChord Field Club.

Published: 04:43PM April 6th, 2017

The 7th Infantry Division will name its main conference room in honor of the late Lt. Gen. Harold “Hal” Moore Jr., former 7th Infantry Division commanding general, Wednesday at its Joint Base Lewis-McChord headquarters.

Published: 02:20PM March 30th, 2017

The 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment plans to conduct amphibious helicopter training in the vicinity of American Lake Conference Center and American Lake on Lewis North Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. each day.

Published: 12:47PM March 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Army will add 28,000 Soldiers to its ranks by Sept. 30 officials announced Monday. The troop increase was directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2017.

Published: 02:52PM March 16th, 2017

Congratulations to the following members of Team McChord who were named the 2016 Team McChord Annual Award recipients March 10.

Published: 02:16PM March 9th, 2017