JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Construction of the new Joint Base connector road and overpass project that links both segments of the joint base will enter the third phase of construction with the installation of twelve, 183-foot girders Tuesday evening. [Read more...]
More than 300 students, parents, staff and dignitaries celebrated the grand opening of Meriwether and Rainier Elementary Schools on Oct. 8. [Read more...]
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...]
Even though the United States did not enter “The Great War” until April 6, 1917, the war had started in Europe in 1914. The sinking of the “Lusitania” on May 7, 1915 drove President Wilson closer to entering the war.
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...]
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Tyee Elementary School students had their vision, hearing and dental health checked by members from Lakewood First Lions, DuPont Lions, Lindquist Clinic and soldiers from 514th Ground Ambulance Company at their school on Thursday.
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.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – In support of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, held September 19, JBLM has scheduled a week of events.
The 2014 POW/MIA Remembrance Week events begin Sept. 15 with a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at Memorial Grove, JBLM McChord Field (Outside the Club at McChord). Other scheduled events include: [Read more...]
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 104th Training Division (Leader Training), U.S. Army Reserve, headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will welcome a new commander and bid farewell to their present commander 1 p.m. Saturday, September 6, at Watkins Parade Field.
Col. (Promotable) Darrell Guthrie will assume command from Brig. Gen. Kurt A. Hardin during the change of command ceremony. [Read more...]