JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Members of the general public are invited to attend the 2015 “Freedom Fest” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday, July 4, from noon- 10 p.m. at Cowan and Memorial Stadiums on JBLM Lewis-Main. [Read more…]
Several hundred I Corps Soldiers will participate in the sixth iteration of the combined, biennial exercise Talisman Sabre, July 4 through 19, in Australia. [Read more…]
By Susan Rothwell
In 1952, Gertie opened a little hamburger joint in Tillicum. It was on the 4th of July as the urban legend goes. She sold out of hamburgers that first week and as fast as they disappeared, she ran across the road to Johnsons Grocery and bought more hamburger meat. [Read more…]
MCCHORD FIELD, Wash.— More than 40 Citizen Airmen from the 446th Security Forces Squadron here are leaving this week for a six-month deployment to various locations across Southwest Asia in support of the Global War on Terrorism. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON D.C. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander Col. Chuck Hodges got national recognition Wednesday for his work and partnerships with surrounding communities, particularly the base’s host community of Lakewood.
Hodges won the Military Leadership Award at the Association of Defense Communities Summit. [Read more…]
Lakewood’s Clover Park Rotary leadership will transition from President Sheri Hodson to President Elect Joyce Loveday on June 24, 2015 at the installation banquet held in Tacoma Country Club. [Read more…]
Entertainment melds with astronomy in a unique convergence of film and discussion hosted by The Grand Cinema on Monday, June 22nd at 6:45 p.m. [Read more…]
By Toni Aulerich
The 28th District Republican Club is having their annual picnic on Saturday, June 27, at Titlow Park beginning 12 noon. State Senator Steve O’Ban and Representative Dick Muri as their guest speakers as well as other candidates and local city officials from DuPont, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom and Tacoma. Pierce County Sheriff will be giving short presentations about what is going on in their cities and the county. To RSVP and/or further information please call club President, Ron Suslick, at (253) 312-1315. Hoping to see you there.
Sen. Steve O’Ban, whose district includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been a vocal advocate for supporting JBLM and the active-duty service members transitioning to civilian jobs, including job training, access to resources and other support upon separation. Force reductions could have significant effects on local economies as thousands leave military service and enter the civilian workforce. [Read more…]
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 9 through Thursday, June 11, 2015 — 7 a.m. until midnight each day
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 and Wednesday, June 17, 2015 — All day and all night, both days
FIRING OF M77 155mm Howitzers [Read more…]