The Army Emergency Relief campaign will kick off Friday at 9 a.m at Carey Theater to help raise awareness for the program, inform service members about the value and motivate people to commit to the idea of “Soldiers helping Soldiers.”
News in Brief
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — The Shadow RQ-7Bv2 unmanned aircraft which lost connectivity with the ground station at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 31 was found Feb. 9 by a hiker in the mountains west of Evergreen, Colorado.
U.S. V. STAFF SGT. GALINDEZ, 2ND BDE., 2ND INF. DIV.
A Shadow RQ-7Bv2 unmanned aircraft was launched from Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 31 and lost connectivity with the ground station. Despite considerable efforts, it has not been found and is thought to have disintegrated upon impact somewhere in the local area.
The following members of the 62nd Airlift Wing were named 2016 award winners from the wing’s annual award ceremony Jan. 27 at the Club at McChord Field:
Leaders in education from across Washington state visited with Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s I Corps, headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to see first-hand what Soldiers do every day and learn about the unique mission set they have at JBLM.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama commuted the 35-year sentence of Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of stealing thousands of pages of classified material and sending them to WikiLeaks, and pardoned retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a leak investigation.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Armed Services Blood Bank Center will be conducting a blood drive at the Lewis Main Exchange Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All blood donations support U.S. deployed service members and those at home.
A federal grant awarded to the City of Tacoma by the Environmental Protection Agency has forged a partnership between the city, Clover Park Technical College and Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region to provide short-term, no-cost environmental training during the next two years.
The Department of the Army announced Dec. 8 approximately 800 Soldiers from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will deploy to Afghanistan this winter. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
A couple thousand police, fire and other emergency response vehicles are expected to gather at McChord Field Friday morning in preparation for a memorial procession to the Tacoma Dome in honor of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez.
After wearing the iconic raven patch for more than 45 years, the 81st Brigade will take part in a repatching ceremony Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Washington National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct continuous late-night firing of M777 155 mm Howitzers Monday through Wednesday. The purpose of the late-night training is for unit proficiency training on this weapon system.
On Tuesday, our fellow American citizens voted for a new president. That it happened freely and peacefully is a testament to the great work of (the Department of Defense).
Along with 23 other school boards in Washington, Clover Park School District’s Board of Directors was named this week as a Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors’ Association. This is the largest number of boards receiving the honor in the eight-year history of WSSDA’s program.
Country music recording artist Jerrod Niemann will perform at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main Wednesday at 5 p.m. Along with the performance, Niemann will be interviewed by Cody Alan, CMT radio host and TV personality. Niemann will also participate in a question-and-answer segment with the people who attend.
The 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron will be hosting the third annual “Taste of LRS” Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the McChord Field Chapel Support Center, located at 746 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd. on McChord Field.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Aug. 5 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and returned to his family in Vancouver, Wash., for burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. William R. Butz, 19, of Glendive, Mont., was buried Aug. 12 in Vancouver.
Any spouses interested in joining the Lewis Community Spouses Club are invited to learn more about the organization at the annual super sign-up event at the American Lake Conference Center Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Bistro at Russell Landing on Lewis North is open for business this weekend. Enjoy the beautiful view while you dine inside or outside on the patio Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Auditions for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord production of “The Nutcracker” ballet are set for Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SKIES Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited, 6398 Garcia Blvd. on Lewis Main.
The Lewis Army Museum, located on Lewis North, closed for restoration July 2 and is expected to reopen its doors to the public in the new year.
The Western Air Defense Sector has been recognized by Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region — First Air Force as the Command and Control Unit of the Year. In addition, three Washington Air National Guardsmen, assigned to the WADS, have been recognized as outstanding performers June 16.
Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy is slated to participate in the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Town Hall Tuesday at 1 p.m. The event is scheduled to be streamed live and a link to the archived video will be available after the broadcast.
Military retirees from all branches will be honored for their commitment to the country at Retiree Appreciation Day at the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North Friday. Festivities kick off at at 7:30 a.m., with a blood draw, door prizes, breakfast and lunch, and will run until 1:30 p.m.
With the primary and caucus elections in full swing, about 100 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in a Federal Voting Assistance Program at the David L. Stone Education Center May 2 to receive training to assist junior enlisted and junior officers with the voter registration process.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 29th annual Education Services College Graduation Ceremony takes place May 13 at 1 p.m. at Sharon McGavick Student Center and Conference Facility at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood.
A few service members were displaced after a kitchen fire in a barracks resulted in massive water damage from sprinklers that were left to run after the fire. Water oozed down from the third floor to the first floor of the service member housing units.
Behind the scenes at the McChord Field Olympic Dining Facility, more than 20 627th Force Support Squadron service members help keep about 600 Airmen and Soldiers daily fueled to fight.
Two Airmen were given the Airman’s Medal during a ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, in Spokane, Wash., April 8 for rescuing three Airmen injured in a 2013 helicopter crash.