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Freshly picked Spanish onions were part of a recent food bank donation of vegetables by the Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, that were grown under a horticulture program in which inmates learn some of the ins and outs of gardening and farming.

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Clover Park Technical College, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, provides support for the horticulture vocational program within the correctional facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 02:15PM August 10th, 2017

Without the school-based clinic, it would have taken hours for the spouse or active-duty parent to drive to the school, bring his child to Madigan, sit through the appointment and drive his son back to school and himself back to work. Instead, his son missed only part of a single class.

Published: 02:38PM August 3rd, 2017

7th Infantry Division commanding general will have a change of command ceremony Aug. 11.

Published: 03:21PM July 27th, 2017

History will be made Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. when a large formation of Soldiers and Airmen will assemble on Lewis-Main’s Watkins Field to celebrate the centennial of Camp Lewis and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 04:05PM July 20th, 2017

When practiced regularly, mindfulness can help a person regain their focus and clarity in order to have a more productive work day. For that reason, and others, many organizations have begun to implement mindfulness and meditation programs to enhance their workforces’ productivity levels.

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Published: 12:30PM July 18th, 2017

As I look back on my tenure at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it is obvious how special these Team McChord partnerships have become and how vital they are for our continued success.

Published: 02:41PM July 6th, 2017

In the early years of our nation, men and women armed themselves with muskets and canister shot to win a society free from tyranny. Today we use smart weapons, stealth aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, broadband satellite communications and many other tools to accomplish this same goal.

Published: 03:13PM June 29th, 2017

We owe it to ourselves to treat our bodies at least as well as we treat our equipment. With very few exceptions, we can’t get replacement parts, and even then it’s usually better to try to keep our original parts working as well as they can for as long as possible.

Published: 02:01PM June 22nd, 2017

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.

Commentary

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

BY MAJ. GREGORY LEWIS

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.

Commentary

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.