Northwest Guardian

A group of riders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord head out on a portion of the Motorcycle Mentor Safety Ride from Carey Theater June 8. It’s best to be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions — no matter the current weather — as weather can change rapidly.

I Corps Command Sergeant Major

Before hopping on that motorcycle, launching your boat, starting that grill or taking a family road-trip, please make sure that you consider safety precautions and have a PACE — Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency — plan.

Published: 02:52PM April 16th, 2018

Like all things Army, readiness is about people. In evaluating our own performance, we’ve identified six key components to enhancing our personnel readiness.

Published: 02:07PM April 5th, 2018

With changes from the regional contractor to types of plans available to copays, one question many ask is why so many changes are happening at the same time.


Published: 02:05PM April 5th, 2018

315th Mission Support Group Commander

Published: 04:34PM March 29th, 2018

As the 7th Infantry Division continues to build and maintain readiness, we rest assured knowing our ability to get to the fight and the welfare of our families are in the capable hands of an equally-dedicated team of professionals.

Published: 03:45PM March 22nd, 2018

Our nation is a superpower because we can go wherever we need to, whenever we need to, for as long as we need to. Other nations may be able to launch a missile, sail a ship or deploy some small force to other parts of the world, but no other nation on Earth has Mobility Forces like ours.

Published: 02:00PM March 15th, 2018

If you are a career, active-duty service member and approaching retirement, there are some important decisions that you will need to make regarding future health care coverage.

Published: 02:33PM March 8th, 2018

Here in the Pacific Northwest, long-time residents associate springing forward with looking forward to warmer temperatures; longer, sunnier days; and outside activities that don’t involve snow (sorry skiers and snowboarders).

Published: 03:37PM March 1st, 2018

Being a leader starts with serving your organization.

Published: 03:01PM February 22nd, 2018

I was slapped, thrown in prison, hands tied behind my back, shot at, nearly drowned in a river, walked three days and three nights through the thick jungles of Cambodia and evaded Vietnamese troops, the Khmer Rouge, pirates, criminals, Thai security forces and avoiding more than 11 million landmines.

Published: 01:38PM February 15th, 2018

Sustainment is the backbone to readiness. Without deployable Soldiers and properly functioning equipment, units simply cannot train, let alone deploy, fight and win.

Published: 01:58PM February 8th, 2018

When service members of all colors and backgrounds enter the Brig. Gen. Guthrie Turner Jr. Building, they’ll pass by a plaque of General Turner — a constant reminder to all of his lifelong dedication to protect the health of the Army community.

Published: 02:18PM February 1st, 2018

Whatever challenge the world presents, we have to do everything possible to ensure our Airmen’s readiness.

Published: 03:08PM January 25th, 2018

When a C-17 lands on a far-flung airstrip or screams across a remote drop zone, our service members, allies and adversaries alike know that aircraft represents the strength and resolve of the United States.

Published: 01:29PM January 18th, 2018

Brigadier General George Appenzeller is Regional Health Command-Pacific’s new deputy commanding general. As the DCG, Appenzeller, and a staff of about 120 military and civilian personnel are responsible for ensuring our regional military treatment facilities are equipped to successfully execute their health care mission.

Published: 02:40PM January 11th, 2018


Published: 01:34PM January 4th, 2018

I will officially hand over the reins to a new commander Friday, and I’m confident in saying the Rainier Wing is postured for a positive future.

Published: 02:27PM December 15th, 2017

It’s been a busy year across I Corps and all of JBLM.

Published: 01:52PM December 7th, 2017

It took the better part of a 24-year career for me to even acknowledge the need for work-life balance — and I’m still learning.

Published: 02:43PM November 30th, 2017

But first I wanted to re-emphasize why we’re switching over to MHS GENESIS to begin with — using a single health care record across the DOD (that can be digitally shared with the Department of Veterans Affairs), as opposed to the multiple systems that military providers currently use, creates a more accurate and more complete health record with less chance for medical errors.

Published: 12:10PM November 22nd, 2017

Early in his tenure as Army chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley recognized we must rely more heavily on our Reserve component teammates to meet the demands of a complex global environment, since most of the Army’s capacity resides in the National Guard and Army Reserve.

Published: 01:29PM November 16th, 2017

Brooke Army Medical Center received eight of the 20 injured victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting Nov. 5 — six adults and two minors. As of Wednesday, Brooke Army Medical Center continues to care for five victims of the shooting. Three have been discharged.


Published: 02:59PM November 9th, 2017

We appreciate your sacrifice, and we honor your service with our continued commitment to readiness.

Published: 02:58PM November 9th, 2017

Throughout November, Warrior Care Month will be observed across the Army to celebrate the strength and resilience — physically, mentally, and spiritually — of our wounded, injured and ill service members, as well as their families and caregivers; raise awareness of the warrior care resources and programs available; and inspire year-round discourse regarding today’s warrior care priorities.

Published: 01:29PM November 2nd, 2017

Perhaps you don’t know it, but we serve at a base that’s played a prominent role in our nation’s defense since World War I.

Published: 02:09PM October 26th, 2017

Every effort counts — small changes in our Joint Base Lewis-McChord members’ daily habits can ultimately lead to substantial savings.

View From The Top

Published: 02:06PM October 19th, 2017

If a 3-pound infant can overcome, then I can overcome, and so can you.

Published: 03:18PM October 12th, 2017

Despite these movements and JBLM’s continuing track record of projecting forces at a high operational tempo, there remain opportunities for commanders to improve their units’ deployment readiness.

Published: 04:19PM October 5th, 2017

On Oct. 21, Madigan joins Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor and Naval Hospital Bremerton as the pilot sites for MHS GENESIS. We are looking forward to all of the benefits that this new health record system will bring to our patients.

Published: 02:48PM September 28th, 2017

After spending the past year in Afghanistan, I realize our world is more uncertain and volatile than I have ever seen it in my career.