Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing December 3-13 (6:30 am to 9:30 pm) using 155mm Howitzers. 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.
By Sgt Mooney Christopher C, Apache Company, 1-23 Inf, 3-2 SBCT, I CORPS, JBLM
The ground is cold, covered in frost. From beneath their masks their breath turns into mist, visible to the spectators in the stands. The metal of their markers biting into their hands from the cold. The only thing you will find under those masks is smiling faces, this is the Ninja Kings paintball tournament and these players of all ages have been waiting for just this moment!
Hosted by Carlos Rodriguez and the Seattle Ninjas professional paintball team this event is part of Washington State’s premier paintball series: Ninjaball. Players have been asking for a winter event and Carlos and his crew have provided just that. On December 7th 2013 teams from all over Washington State will gather at Operation Paintball Field to play in this event.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – JBLM, Microsoft Corp., and Saint Martin’s University will mark the achievement of 22 service members who will have completed the inaugural Microsoft Software & Systems Academy pilot program during a ceremony December 2 at 2 p.m., at the Saint Martin’s University Norman Worthington Conference Center in Lacey, Washington.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony.
The Lakewood Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee selected Stephanie Roethlisberger as the 2013 Military Spouse of the Year on November 19, 8:00 a.m. at Burs Restaurant with an amazing thank-you gift basket, compliments of the local business community.
By Marianne Lincoln
A Welcome Home Celebration for the Triple Nickel’s (555th Engineering Battalion) will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from noon to 4p.m. at the Harry Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. South, Tacoma, WA.
By John J. Caulfield, City Manager
The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW. Agenda items for the meeting include:
By Brian Benedetti, Director of Marketing & Communications
LAKEWOOD – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will honor two Pierce College students on Thursday, Nov. 21, during its annual Military Academic Achievement Awards ceremony. SPC Michael J. Bunyon II and A1C Marissa E. Delgado will receive their commendations along with a handful of other active military students at JBLM’s Stone Education Center.
“Pierce College could not be more proud to call SPC Bunyon and A1C Delgado its own,” says Dr. Michele L. Johnson, chancellor of Pierce College District 11. “Both are dedicated students and service members, representing Pierce’s values, vision and mission of Possibilities realized: Innovative and engaged learners enriching our local and global communities.”
The Lakewood Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee has identified and will be honoring a local Military Spouse of the Year on November 19, 8:00 a.m. at Burs Restaurant with an amazing thank-you gift basket, compliments of the local business community.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Thursday, November 14, the South Sound Military & Communities Partnership will hold its 2013 Annual Member Forum: “Innovation, Collaboration, and Realization.” Check-in for the event begins at 8:15 a.m., at the Marriott Courtyard Tacoma Downtown.
Col. Charles Hodges Jr., Commander at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will give the forum’s keynote speech titled, “State of the Base.”
The Lakewood City Council will be hosting a meeting with legislators, local elected officials, businesses and community groups on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., at the Oakbrook Golf & Country Club, 8102 Zircon Drive SW, Lakewood, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss funding for the I-5 JBLM Corridor in a state transportation revenue package.
They served. They fought. They sacrificed – all in the name of protecting our country. Now, the City of Lakewood wants to offer its small token of gratitude to our nation’s veterans.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Lakewood City Council will recognize all veterans during a special presentation of a proclamation declaring the month of November as “Veterans Appreciation Month” to members of the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the City’s Community Connector to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at JBLM will conduct a military training exercise Nov. 11-22 at JBLM and in the vicinity of Moses Lake, Wash. Units from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky., and Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., will also be participating.
This training has been fully coordinated with JBLM and Moses Lake city officials.
Hillside Elementary School students will benefit from a $6,500 check for science education from BCRA, Skanska and OAC on Friday, Nov. 8 during the school’s Veteran’s Day assembly.
As a way of saying “thank you” to our military, Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free “Bear Essentials” tunnel car washes to all current or former
members of the military on Veterans Day, (Monday, November 11).
Brown Bear President Vic Odermat said the offer will operate on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant.