Public open house on I-5 improvements along JBLM corridor, May 5

LAKEWOOD – The public is invited to attend an open house on May 5 to learn more about ideas to help relieve congestion on Interstate 5 between Lakewood and DuPont. Washington State Department of Transportation staff will host the open house where commuters and residents are encouraged to participate and comment. [Read more…]

National ‘Take Back the Night Walk,’ Apr. 30

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Leaders, Service members, and members of the JBLM community will participate in the nationally recognized Take Back the Night walk in the culminating event recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Madigan Army Medical Center Reflection Pool. The walk was established as an effort to raise awareness, educate and help send the message to community members their community is committed to ending sexual assault.

The easy two-mile walking route was selected to provide participants a family-friendly way to interact with other community members and support a positive message while providing a positive social experience, and some exercise.

‘Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How to Tell Their Stories’

On Wednesday May 6, from 6 to 8 pm at the Steilacoom Library, Author Shawn Wong will discuss what he has learned from teaching veterans at Joint Base Lewis-McChord how to construct the stories of their lives in writing. Explore how veterans’ stories can help communities and soldiers learn to share, hear, understand and gain insight into the traumas of war. This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Steilacoom Library.

Air Mobility Command announces cancellation of Rodeo 2015

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Air Mobility Command announced today that the 2015 Rodeo readiness competition, which was scheduled to take place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in August, has been canceled.

General Darren McDew, AMC commander, decided to cancel the competition largely because of the high current operations tempo for mobility Airmen and budget constraints. [Read more…]