McChord to inactivate C-17 squadron in FY16

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Recently, the Air Force announced the inactivation of two C-17 squadrons– one at Joint Base Charleston, S.C and one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. These inactivation’s were part of the FY15 President’s Budget submission released in March 2014 and will occur over the course of the next two years. [Read more…]

O’Ban critical of governor’s transportation proposal

Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, who has been working for years to alleviate traffic congestion on Interstate 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, says he is disappointed that JBLM traffic problems are largely ignored by Gov. Jay Inslee’s new transportation proposal.

“I would like to have seen the governor prioritize his project list better. Of course every part of our state has transportation needs, but the severe congestion in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a significant impact on the South Sound region as a whole,” said O’Ban, R-Pierce County, who serves the JBLM area as part of the 28th Legislative District. [Read more…]

Actor Gary Sinise pays visit to RP/6, JBLM, CPTC

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Gary Sinise is a Veteran Advocate and Actor. The star of Apollo 13, Forest Gump and many other movies, was in Lakewood to attend Tuesday morning’s quarterly Washington Military Transition Council meeting at Clover Park Technical College.

Sinise is the spokesman for Get Skills to Work. Get Skills to Work connects veterans with training in advanced manufacturing skills and careers in the manufacturing industry. [Read more…]

Actor Gary Sinise, Lt. Gen. David Halverson to visit JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. –Gary Sinise, actor and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, and Lt. Gen. David Halverson, commander of Installation Management Command, are scheduled to attend the Washington Military Transition Council (WMTC) quarterly meeting at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. [Read more…]

Topic at Lakewood United: How the military uses technology to save time, reduce costs

Mike Peppers will discuss “The Military’s Use of Technology to Reduce Training Time and Cost” at the Thursday, December 4 (7 am) meeting of Lakewood United.

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The next program is as follows: [Read more…]

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…]