Master Sergeant Nelson named Chamber’s Citizen-Airman of the Year

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

TACOMA – It is the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s honor to present the 2014 Howard O. Scott Citizen-Airman of the Year Award to 446th Airlift Wing Master Sergeant Lance Nelson.

Master Sergeant Lance Nelson is a long-time loadmaster in the 729th Airlift Squadron, 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis McChord-McChord Field. He is a flight leader in the squadron and manages training for his flight. He also is an employee of West Pierce Fire and Rescue as a firefighter and EMT.

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JBLM late-night firing April 10

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing on 10 April 2014 (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Times could vary due to weather) using Demolitions and C4. The purpose of the late-night training is to maintain unit proficiency on this weapon system. Increased levels of activity will be noticed during the evening hours, and firing will be conducted from one range on base.

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Top Air Force financial manager to visit JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Dr. Jamie Morin, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, is scheduled to visit the 62nd Comptroller Squadron here April 2.

Morin will be on-hand during the 62nd CPTS’ rollout of the Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System, a new financial management initiative designed to transform business and financial management processes and systems, and is foundational to the Air Force’s audit readiness efforts.

JBLM partners with community in exercise; Commemorates 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Multiple JBLM units and local community organizations will be involved in a disaster-driven patient reception scenario next week as part of the National Exercise Program Capstone Exercise 2014, a complex emergency preparedness exercise facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Veterans Resource Fair seeking service providers

On June 21, 2014 the Veterans Resource Fair at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall (9am – 3pm) will offer services, resources, and opportunities to Veterans from all backgrounds and their families. If you are interested in signing up for this community event please do so by using this Service Provider Registration Form and emailing to Marleen Madding the event Service Provider Coordinator (and Director of Legal Shield) at

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