On behalf of all the civilian and military journalists who have contributed to the quality and success of our base newspaper, I can only say to our readers, Thank you. It’s been an honor producing the Northwest Guardian for you.
The command focuses on the ability to deploy, fight, sustain and win at a moment’s notice every day.
We take our mission of training, not just doctors but Army doctors, to heart at Madigan, knowing that when our doctors are deployed, they need to provide excellent care without the benefit of a full-sized military treatment facility behind them.
January 16 marked the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, the coalition effort to free Kuwait from the grips of an Iraqi invasion force.
OXON HILL, Md. When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus.
Only if Senior Leaders micro-manage them. Ben Barber
Kim and I left Charlotte, North Carolina 33 years ago and weve dreamed about the day we would return. With my retirement in August, that day is rapidly approaching with much anticipation.
Last month, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Lancers, completed an extremely successful rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. At NTC, the Lancer Team fought a highly organized and well-equipped near-peer armored military force.
Weve gone to American Lake almost every weekend of the summer, for the past 3 years! Swimming, fishing, and boating are our favorite hot weather activities! Amanda Fletcher Dupont
Understanding the mission is essential for each one of us to define requirements for success. For Airmen in the 62nd Operations Group, we often think that launching aircraft and conducting global airlift is our mission. In fact, this task that you contribute to every day is the operational mission of our parent warfighting organization, the 18th Air Force.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Understanding the mission is essential for each one of us to define requirements for success and make decisions to allocate our effort, resources and time. For Airmen in the 62nd Operations Group, we often think that launching aircraft and conducting global airlift is our mission. In fact, this task that you contribute to every day is the operational mission of our parent warfighting organization, the 18th Air Force.
Not so much news, but I go on jblm mwr site to see what kind of free upcoming stuff there is, as well as general info like library hours, pool schedule, etc.
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. After taking time with family and friends during the holiday weekend, we must not lose sight of what Independence Day truly represents the birth of our great nation, as bold leaders stood up and declared our independence.
The biggest issue I see its drivers driving to fast," Katrina Tibik says.
As the Army Medical Department and the Military Health System continue to transform to a System for Health designed to meet the 21st century health care needs of service members, their families and retirees, we aim to maximize our ability to provide care directly to our beneficiaries.
Lieutenant General David Halverson and Command Sergeant Major Hartless remind everyone to focus on safety. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a public display by professionals.
SAN ANTONIO Lets talk about customer service. It is about the Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and you must love Soldiers and families.
As much as I enjoy the summer, even the abbreviated Washington version, this is one of those annoying times for us curmudgeons when fools come out of the woodwork with fists full of sparklers. To the insane bang junkies who giggle at loud noises, I urge you to let people handle the fireworks who have more training than your crazy uncle gave you.
"We used to love Independence Day celebrations," writes Connie Christine Beynon.
Instead of base beautification I think money will be well spent on parking spots especially at Madigan.
I hear it all the time: I hate running. To be honest, I didnt like it too much either, until five years ago when it was taken away from me.
Everyday all of us in the military hear or read about standards of conduct. They form the basis of military professionalism and service.
Not too long ago there was not equality in the military for this group.
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. Many people mistakenly assume Pride Month is about celebrating ones sexual orientation; however, Pride Month is about turning back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.
First impressions are important. We often make immediate decisions about whether or not we like someone within a few minutes. Once weve made up our mind, it takes a lot to change it.
Not everyone is taking to new technology when it comes to PCSing.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD OK, its been more than three years since Joint Base Lewis-McChord achieved full operational capability, so why are there still agencies on the installation clinging to their old names?
Were here to mark that day in history when the Allied peoples joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty.
"We went to Fort Lewis Cemetery & our daughters placed flowers on the graves so they will always know the price of their freedom." Laura Schreiber
Ours is a time of great challenge and great opportunity there has never been a more important time to lead our Airmen. During this time, I need each Airman in the 18th Air Force to lead with their sights clearly set on our mission and our people, while ensuring an environment of integrity where everyone can contribute to their maximum potential.