JBLM to conduct Ebola town hall meetings

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Medical professionals and senior Army and Air Force leaders will host a series of town halls next week at JBLM to provide information about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as well as the installation’s Ebola preparedness. Leaders at the Town Halls will also answer service member, military family member and employee questions about the and military efforts supporting the medical community’s response to the outbreak in West Africa. [Read more…]

JBLM hosts naturalization ceremony Friday for 10 new citizens

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Seattle District will swear in approximately 10 new U.S. citizens Friday, Nov. 7 during a naturalization ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The new citizens are active duty service members. This ceremony honors Veterans Day. The ceremony will take place at 12 p.m., at JBLM’s McChord Field Cub. The JBLM Air Force Honor Guard will present the colors. [Read more…]

The “Doughboy” Story

Doughboy PVT Guy Pelsey

Mention the name “doughboy” and most people immediately envision that plump, white Pillsbury® doughboy—but the original “Doughboy” wasn’t anything like that.

The expression, “doughboy” was used a century earlier than World War I, when the term to describe American soldiers, who went “over there,” became more widespread. [Read more…]

Groundbreaking set for second JBLM Fisher House

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The Fisher House Foundation will officially break ground on a second comfort home facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on the Madigan campus.

The home will provide a place for military families to stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. It will feature 12 suites, with private bedrooms and baths, as well as a common kitchen, dining room, living room and laundry facilities. [Read more…]

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salutes Vietnam-era Veterans

On October 9, 2014, the Commanding General of I Corps is hosting a ceremony and reception to honor all veterans that served during the Vietnam War era.  Veterans being honored are not just those that served in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, but also Cold War veterans of that era, such as SAC, Air Defense, Europe, Korea, at sea, CONUS, and etc.  In addition to veterans, the public is invited and encouraged to attend.   To RSVP, please follow the link here.  Should you have trouble with the RSVP link, simply visit www.ausalewischapter.com to view the flyer for more details.

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