WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department welcomes the positive news coming out of Tuesday’s summit meeting in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said.
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Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison leaders will hold two town hall meetings next week to discuss the water on JBLM; the first at French Theater, on Lewis Main, Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the McChord Field Theater.
Construction plans this summer at the Liberty Gate on Lewis Main, off exit 120 of Interstate 5, have officials asking drivers to avoid that entrance and exit to the base when possible.
An Army Ranger, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was killed in a motorcycle accident near Roy Saturday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force leaders announced Monday the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
On April 5, a staff sergeant was acquitted of sexual assault and false official statement.
The 31st annual graduation for Joint Base Lewis-McChord college students will be at Clover Park Technical College’s Sharon McGavick Student Center and Conference Facility Friday at 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a phone conversation between Defense Secretary James Mattis and South Korea’s Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo, the two leaders expressed their serious commitment to a diplomatic resolution that achieves complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea, Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana White said Saturday.
Youth: Enroll children ages 5 to 15 for flag football and cheerleading through May 21 for $55 per youth. Enrollment is open for fall soccer for ages 5 to 15 at $55 per youth and bumblebee soccer for ages 3 and 4 at $25 per youth. Register children with Child and Youth Services and have a current sports physical. Visit jblmcysregistration.com. For more information, call 253-967-2405.
The Defense Department paid tribute April 19 to former first lady Barbara Bush, who died April 17. She was 92.
On March 9, PFC Isaiah J. Atkinson, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, was convicted of sexual assault, false official statement and violating a lawful general regulation. Atkinson was sentenced to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for 9 years and 3 months and to be discharged from the service with a dishonorable discharge.
Service members and Department of Defense civilians are being asked to complete South Sound Military, Communities Partnership Survey providing base and community leaders a better understanding of the ways the South Sound community supports the military.
Private Julian Diaz, 19, of Tolleson, Ariz., died in a vehicle incident Tuesday at the National Training Center located at Fort Irwin, Calif.
In honor of National Gold Star Spouses Recognition Day Thursday, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Survivor Outreach Services is partnering with Sarah Vargo, SOS coordinator at Camp Murray, for a Gold Star Spouses event at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Soldiers from an element of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, are conducting a routine military readiness exercise through Friday. This type of exercise is used periodically to maintain a high level of combat readiness.
Private Jamanni Gibson, 21, of West Peoria, Ill., and Pvt. Jacques Means, 22, of Killeen, Texas, died Tuesday in a boating incident at American Lake.
The Air Mobility Command commander selected Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams Jr. as the interim AMC command chief master sergeant.
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.