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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Sgt. Derek Bossie, left, and Spc. Marco Medina, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, introduce honorary Sgt. Quintin Hall to the M240L Medium Machine Gun during his “Day in the Life of a Soldier” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 13.

1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment

5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Through all of the hospital stays and surgeries, 7-year-old Quintin Hall mentally copes with the treatments by associating them with military weaponry fighting the bad cells in his body. Armored vehicles, specifically tanks, most recently peaked his interest and have made explaining the current round of treatment easier to explain in a way he understands.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 02:20PM September 21st, 2017

By 1935, a national defense study identified Tacoma Field as a good location for a military air base. Similar to their Camp Lewis actions in 1917, Pierce County donated the 900-acre airport and hangar to the War Department in 1938 when it was renamed Northwest Field.

JBLM Santa’s Castle

Published: 02:19PM September 21st, 2017

Santa’s Castle on Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted an open house event Sept. 14 for prospective donors and volunteers in preparation of the upcoming holiday season. Last year, Santa’s Castle provided nearly 1,000 families more than $215,000 worth of toys and gifts.

Washington Wildfires

Published: 02:16PM September 21st, 2017

Of the more than 300 Guardsmen mobilized statewide, more than 100 are attached to the Norse Peak fire near Mount Rainier National Park to assist the 600 firefighters working to control the fire.

201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade

Published: 02:15PM September 21st, 2017

Like any other tactical unit, the answer to preparing for deployment comes down to realistic training, building partnerships with adjacent units, and finally certification on assigned tasks and drills.

POW/MIA Week

Published: 02:11PM September 21st, 2017

An annual tradition at JBLM, POW/MIA week brings together Airmen from all over JBLM to honor, remember and commemorate the service and sacrifice of POWs and those MIA. This year more than 400 Airmen participated in the different events that were put on by more than 70 volunteers.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Published: 02:10PM September 21st, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrated cultural diversity and the achievements of Hispanics during a National Hispanic Heritage Month event at French Theater on Lewis Main Tuesday.

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

Published: 02:09PM September 21st, 2017

Families of the fallen will be honored at Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day with an event at the Lewis Army Museum and lunch at Farrelli’s Pizza Sept. 30.

Seattle Seahawks

Published: 02:08PM September 21st, 2017

Before the change of command ceremony, the Seahawks visited the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) compound, reflecting at the group’s memorial wall which bears the names of its fallen Soldiers.

1st Special Forces Group (Airbourne)

Published: 02:04PM September 21st, 2017

NTC 17-09 is a continuation of an ongoing relationship between the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), the 7th Infantry Division and the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

Department of Defense

Published: 02:03PM September 21st, 2017

As directed by the memorandum, no action may be taken to involuntarily separate or discharge an otherwise qualified service member solely on the basis of a gender dysphoria diagnosis or transgender status.

Air Force Ball

Published: 05:23PM September 14th, 2017

In honor of the Air Force’s 70th birthday Monday, McChord Field Airmen, families and community partners celebrated its heritage Sept. 8 at the Air Force Association’s Air Force Ball in Lakewood.

2017 JBLM Family Readiness Group Symposium

Published: 05:18PM September 14th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Armed Forces Community Service will host the 2017 JBLM Family Readiness Group Symposium Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North.

Redefining Your Future Symposium

Published: 05:19PM September 14th, 2017

The Redefining Your Future Symposium for transitioning women and a few men took place at the Washington National Guard Aviation Readiness Center on Lewis Main Sept. 6-7.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 05:13PM September 14th, 2017

In keeping with the Army’s suicide prevention theme for the month of September, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) participated in a ruck for life road march Sept. 8 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to bring awareness for the value of life and promote resiliency within its organization.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 05:12PM September 14th, 2017

The Japan-America Society of the state of Washington, in cooperation with the Nisei Veterans Committee, Sasakawa USA, and the Japan U.S. Military Program have hosted this event between Task Force Bayonet and their guests from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force for the past five years during Exercise Rising Thunder.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Published: 05:07PM September 14th, 2017

Book Patch Library and McChord Library on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be offering new book clubs starting in September, which is also National Library Card Sign-Up Month.

Defense Commissary Agency

Published: 05:05PM September 14th, 2017

More than 60 percent of the visits to commissaries.com come from a smartphone or tablet.

Foofaraw Military Appreciation Day

Published: 04:46PM September 14th, 2017

About 200 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other military installations in Washington state were treated to a day of relaxation during the annual Foofaraw military appreciation event Sept. 8 at the Olympia Yacht Club’s private island near Harstine Island — reached by pleasure cruise up Budd Inlet in 42 yachts owned by club members.

Camp Lewis’ 100th Anniversary at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Published: 02:48PM September 7th, 2017

After a yearlong renovation, the Lewis Army Museum reopened Aug. 31 — the same day Camp Lewis opened 100 years ago.

I Corps

Published: 02:43PM September 7th, 2017

Ulchi Freedom Guardian is ultimately designed to exercise the U.S. and Republic of Korea’s abilities to maintain stability on the Korean peninsula by training commanders and staffs in both nations to maneuver as a combined force.

JBLM Centennial Bus Tour

Published: 02:41PM September 7th, 2017

Four free Centennial Bus Tours were hosted in celebration of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 100th birthday.

Published: 02:38PM September 7th, 2017

If you commute south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord — between Mounts Road and Center Drive — you’ve likely already seen or slowed down for construction along the Interstate 5 corridor.

‘America’s Got Talent’

Published: 02:40PM September 7th, 2017

The Air Force group survived three rounds of competition so far, the auditions, judge cuts and the first round of the live shows. All three rounds have taken place in California, and In the Stairwell will appear in the live semifinals show Tuesday at 8 p.m. on KING-TV in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 02:36PM September 7th, 2017

The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group at National Interagency Fire Center requested the Department of Defense provide 200 active-duty service members to assist with firefighting efforts. The Department of Defense approved the request and identified Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division to support the effort.

Joint Northwest Regional Warrior C.A.R.E.

Published: 01:16PM August 31st, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord was host to the third annual Joint Northwest Regional Warrior C.A.R.E. event Aug. 28-31 at various locations throughout the installation. A number of adaptive sports clinics were offered to include activities like archery, basketball and track and field.

Youth Program

Published: 01:11PM August 31st, 2017

SKIESUnlimited has a wealth of new class offerings this month, as well as auditions this week for the second annual full-length production of “The Nutcracker.”

JBLM Women’s Equality Day

Published: 01:11PM August 31st, 2017

JBLM celebrated Women’s Equality Day with an event at Carey Theater Aug. 24.

1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment

Published: 01:08PM August 31st, 2017

The spur ride was an event that tested the physical capabilities and basic warrior tasks and battle drills of the Soldiers involved. Out of the approximately 150 spur ride applicants, only 64 Soldiers earned their spurs.

I Corps

Published: 01:07PM August 31st, 2017

Dunbar’s enthusiasm for providing top-notch service to his fellow Soldiers, earned him recognition during the recent Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise at Camp Yongin, South Korea.