Northwest Guardian/2016

The annual Freedom Fest celebration will take place July 3 and 4 at Cowan and Memorial stadiums on Lewis Main. The fireworks show will be July 4.

593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command Command Sergeant Major

Let us always remember, however, that freedom is not free and we must bind together whenever our cherished way of life is threatened.

Published: 12:09PM June 15th, 2017

The corps has a rich history in some of the most historic battles of our Army, and it was an honor to have served with the Soldiers of America’s First Corps. Our Soldiers are a model example of the best trained, best led and most experienced force in the world.

Published: 12:52PM June 8th, 2017

I am inspired by Lt. Gen. Harold “Hal” Moore’s leadership and use his leadership principles to develop and certify our subordinate leaders.


Published: 12:31PM June 8th, 2017

Approximately 600,000 Sikhs live in the U.S. and about 99 percent of the people seen wearing turbans in the U.S are Sikh. Yet a majority of Americans don’t know what Sikhism is and even more still have never interacted with a Sikh American.

Published: 03:37PM June 1st, 2017

Because, in spite of it all, travel usually ends up being a fun adventure that allows us to disconnect from our regular life.

Published: 01:59PM May 25th, 2017

This Monday, on Memorial Day, the entire nation honors these Americans who gave their lives to protect American freedom and liberty. Among them are counted the men and women who served with honor and distinction in the battles of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and other conflicts throughout the world.

Published: 01:58PM May 18th, 2017

I cannot stress this message enough, do not try to beat these trains — because you will not.

Published: 09:17AM May 17th, 2017

During the conference, the importance of total force contributions to AMC operations was emphasized by AMC leadership.

Published: 01:15PM May 4th, 2017

I want to say thank you to not only my children but, all military children for their never ending love and support for their service member, because I know without it, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do daily.

Published: 02:20PM April 27th, 2017

It seemed like a good idea at the time. That’s the answer I typically give when friends and family ask what made me choose to join the Army. The tougher question, however, is why I continue to serve almost 20 years later.

Published: 02:34PM April 20th, 2017

So the question is, what can you personally do to change how we as a military culture think about mental health?

Published: 11:52AM April 14th, 2017


Published: 11:34AM April 13th, 2017

In 2017, I have witnessed fantastic leadership in action here at McChord Field, in the 62nd Airlift Wing and the 627th Air Base Group.

Published: 11:29AM April 13th, 2017

Religious leaders from the 189th Infantry Brigade, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord; First Army’s 177th Armored Brigade at Camp Shelby, Miss.; 4th Cavalry Brigade at Fort Knox, Ky;. and First Army Headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., led training on topics including religious support planning, the Army operations process and changes in Army doctrine.

Published: 02:31PM March 30th, 2017

RCH-P serves as the lead for Army Medicine in the Pacific, synchronizing health operations, actions and activities across the region. It oversees the health care of Soldiers, families and retirees in Hawaii, Washington, California, Alaska, Japan and Korea.


Published: 02:29PM March 30th, 2017

You think you’re anonymous online? Think again.

Published: 01:45PM March 23rd, 2017

We’re better than this.

Published: 03:15PM March 16th, 2017

March highlights Women’s History Month, and there are many notable women who blazed the aeromedical evacuation path to make it what it is today. For many professionals in the career field, saving lives and returning America’s warriors to their families is the reason they serve.

Published: 03:35PM March 9th, 2017

Ready and Resilient directly links to increased Soldier readiness to train and deploy.

Published: 03:07PM March 2nd, 2017

I challenge you to research someone’s history other than your own. I challenge you to get to know about some of the service members, who came before us and made serving possible today.

Published: 12:07PM February 23rd, 2017

While Madigan opened in 1944 as a “temporary” hospital for war wounded, we grew substantially over the years to offer inpatient and outpatient services, specialty clinics, behavioral health, pediatric care and much more. In fact, this month, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of taking care of patients in our current Madigan hospital.

Published: 01:25PM February 16th, 2017

The 7th Infantry Division’s (Task Force Bayonet) number-one priority under the readiness umbrella is to strengthen Soldier, civilian and family fitness. Our Soldiers must be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit to ensure we are fully ready to deploy and perform all aspects of our job in combat.

Published: 01:02PM February 9th, 2017

The squadron commanders as well as leadership from the 62d Airlift Wing and the 627th Air Base Group will be discussing our implementation plan for Team McChord’s additional duty reduction in the coming weeks.

Published: 12:14PM February 6th, 2017

In Army Medicine, safety is everyone’s responsibility, which is why we encourage reporting, transparency and honesty. The goal is to eliminate preventable harm in our treatment facilities.

Published: 02:52PM January 26th, 2017


Published: 01:32PM January 19th, 2017

When Citizen Airmen are called up to serve, it’s important that employers understand that their employee’s absence helps keep our country and world a safer place.

Published: 12:54PM January 12th, 2017

Our ability to deploy smaller dental teams with freedom of action increases our agility, flexibility and operational reach; therefore enabling the team to provide state of the art dental services to combat forces as far forward as their service support areas.

Published: 02:53PM January 5th, 2017

The Education Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord can help you achieve your goals in 2017 and provide the boost to get ahead in your career and life by helping further your knowledge and education.

Published: 02:37PM December 15th, 2016

No matter the new program, project or research effort, the focus of all of our efforts at Madigan is you, the patient.

Published: 02:11PM December 8th, 2016

On Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, 45, a 17-year veteran of the Tacoma Police Department, was shot while responding to a domestic violence call.