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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JBLM schedules events for POW/MIA Remembrance Week

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – In support of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, held September 19, JBLM has scheduled a week of events.

The 2014 POW/MIA Remembrance Week events begin Sept. 15 with a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at Memorial Grove, JBLM McChord Field (Outside the Club at McChord). Other scheduled events include: [Read more...]

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...]

Historical Societies Join Forces to Commemorate WW I Centennial

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How and why did the “war to end all wars” begin? A variety of events and political maneuvers made World Ware I inevitable. The Lakewood and Tacoma Historical Societies will host the fundraiser “SALUTE PIERCE COUNTY” on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4-8 pm, to mark the centennial of the First World War. Guests will learn more about how Pierce County contributed in the formation of Camp Lewis in 1917. The event will be held at the newly remodeled American Lake Conference Center at 8085 NCO Beach Road on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. [Read more...]

Gov. Inslee: reductions at JBLM would have ‘grievous effects’

Gov. Jay Inslee today told U.S. Army officials he opposes personnel cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), saying the loss of 16,000 permanent soldiers and Army civilian employees would have “grievous effects” on Washington’s economy. Inslee said the cuts would also “place at risk” the “enduring partnerships” that are resulting in strong successes related to habitat restoration, research and conservation.

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4th Annual AUSA ‘Salute to the Troops’ kicks off

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“And the winner of the first pie eating contest, is City Councilman Tom Swanson,” said Eric Kantor, the Captain Meriwether Lewis (JBLM) Puyallup-Sumner Subchapter President, during the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops.  The pie eating contest was one of many fun-filled activities included in the event, which took place in Puyallup’s Pioneer Park on August 14th.

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AUSA subchapter hosts 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade’s Military Appreciation Day

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“The Captain Meriwether Lewis (JBLM) Gig Harbor Subchapter of AUSA was honored to kick off the first Military Appreciation Day to show our gratitude for the fine soldiers of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BFSB),” said Subchapter President Bob Hithcock. “We were also elated to hold this event in the City of Gig Harbor at one of our beautiful parks, Sehmel Homestead Park,” Hitchcock went on to say.

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JBLM late-night firing announcement

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing August 18-22 (7 am-2 am) using M777 155M Howitzers. The purpose of the late-night training is for unit certification on this weapon system.

One of the field artillery battalions on JBLM will conduct day- and night-time firing of the unit’s M777 155mm towed Howitzers from August 18-22 in order for all gun crews to complete Table VI gunnery qualification.

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