The “Doughboy” Story

Doughboy PVT Guy Pelsey

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...]

Groundbreaking set for second JBLM Fisher House

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...]

Clover Park school kids receive free sight, hearing and dental exams

Photo by Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics

By Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics

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.

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salutes Vietnam-era Veterans

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.

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104th Training Division change of command at JBLM

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...]