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Northwest Guardian/2016

Hobbies, like running fun runs and marathons, are good for your physical and mental health.

621st Air Mobility Advisory Group

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.

Commentary

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.

Published: 02:12PM September 21st, 2017

As I consider the lasting effects of the exercise, there is perhaps a more subtle and farther reaching aspect than honing our military skill set. Twenty-five nations merged on McChord Field to learn how to better integrate with the U.S. military and, in-turn, improve their own regional stability by enhancing deterrence, building capacity and ensuring access.

Published: 05:11PM September 14th, 2017

In many ways, these competitions are also about testing and increasing the resiliency of our Soldiers. They are also designed to be physically and mentally challenging in a demanding, simulated operational environment. We see how far we can push competitors, while looking for who can maintain proficiency under a high amount of stress.

Published: 05:26PM September 14th, 2017

Although my family and I have only been at JBLM for six weeks, the entire Camp Lewis centennial experience made me quickly realize that JBLM isn’t just a military base — it’s bigger than that. JBLM, and the men and women who serve here, are an integral part of the greater South Puget Sound community.

Published: 01:03PM August 31st, 2017

As our nation continues to support worldwide operations, aeromedical evacuation remains a critical element of AMC’s core airlift missions. In fact, many of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron members are currently deployed supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Published: 02:20PM August 24th, 2017

In the three years since, coalition airmen and aircraft from 20 nations have delivered more than 94,000 weapons against ISIS targets. Through around-the-clock planning and operations, this lethal air armada, led by American Airmen, has decimated ISIS’ fighting capacity with precise strikes.

Published: 03:43PM August 17th, 2017

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.

View from the Top

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.