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.
News in Brief
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.
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.”
On Sunday, the McChord Spouses’ Club provided $50,000 in scholarships to 16 Air Force teen family members. The names of the recipients are:
The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Retiree Appreciation Day takes place Friday at the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the following members of Team McChord who were named the 2016 Team McChord Annual Award recipients March 10.
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In February, SKIESUnlimited began offering yoga classes for families. Classes are specialized for various age groups — 18 months to 3 years, 4 to 5 years, and 6 to 18 years.
The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, will case its colors March 10 ahead of its deployment to Afghanistan. The casing ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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.”
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.