Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Public Affairs

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.

Published: 02:59PM June 7th, 2018

The command focuses on the ability to deploy, fight, sustain and win at a moment’s notice every day.

Published: 02:14PM May 31st, 2018

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.

Published: 01:26PM May 24th, 2018

We are members of a profession, we support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and we serve our countrymen and brothers in arms with honor and treat them with dignity and respect.

Published: 02:43PM May 17th, 2018

What is this great thing I’ve learned in the last 20 years? It’s one of the simplest things you could imagine — you get out of something what you put into it.

Published: 12:42PM May 10th, 2018

We must be ready to support our Army and the joint force in any environment; ready to adapt and apply our full spectrum of Army Medicine capabilities from injury to recovery; ready to identify and apply innovative technologies; and ready to strengthen the physical and psychological well-being of our Soldiers, Soldiers for life and their families.

Published: 02:11PM May 3rd, 2018

They’re back.


Published: 02:09PM May 3rd, 2018

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Technology has revolutionized our lives and the Air Force. Our high-tech culture and military are capable of unprecedented effectiveness and agility. In many facets of our personal and professional lives, technology lets us communicate rapidly and accomplish a variety of tasks with minimal personal interaction.


Published: 03:21PM April 26th, 2018

Laptops, e-cigarettes, smart phones and hover boards — items that use lithium batteries for power — can create dangerous fire situations.

Published: 03:00PM April 26th, 2018

Throughout our history, the Air Force Reserve has always been there to answer the nation’s call. For 70 years, brave men and women have voluntarily left behind their families and jobs to serve their country with honor and courage.

Published: 02:28PM April 19th, 2018

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: 10:51AM January 28th, 2016

January 16 marked the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, the coalition effort to free Kuwait from the grips of an Iraqi invasion force.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

“Only if Senior Leaders micro-manage them.” – Ben Barber

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Kim and I left Charlotte, North Carolina 33 years ago and we’ve dreamed about the day we would return. With my retirement in August, that day is rapidly approaching with much anticipation.

Published: 05:19PM July 17th, 2014

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.

Published: 05:17PM July 17th, 2014

“We’ve 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