Night time air traffic for military exercise June 22 to July 1

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct a military exercise June 22-July 1 at JBLM and Satsop Nuclear Power Plant in Elma, Washington.  The Ranger battalion will use training ammunition and other training devises to make the exercise as real as possible. There…

62nd Airlift Wing to Salute American Heroes with Flyover, May 8

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 62nd Airlift Wing will salute the American heroes at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 during an Air Force Salutes morale flyover throughout Washington State’s Puget Sound region, May 8. “The 62nd AW salutes each American serving on the frontlines in combat against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said U.S….

JBLM hosts 6th annual Career Summit Sept. 24-25

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host the sixth annual Career Summit beginning with a Military Spouse Employment Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 24. The symposium will be followed by a networking event for service members, military spouses and veterans from 5 to 7 p.m. Both events will take…

YIKES BIKES! STP July 13-14

The annual Seattle to Portland Event is cycling through Pierce County July 13 -14, 2019. Spanaway Middle School is a busy stop along the way with porta-potties, snacks, repairs, water, sun lotion and other useful tools for the visitors passing through. Families of the cyclists in cars and trucks, also stop in to check on…

Military Retiree Appreciation Day at JBLM Friday, May 17, 2019

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash — Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center, on JBLM North. Event officials are expecting approximately 2,000 military beneficiaries to attend. Military Retiree Appreciation Day events include: •             Lots of giveaways…

Emergency unemployment for Federal Workers

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee and Commissioner Suzi LeVine announced an emergency rule January 24, allowing federal workers working without pay to receive unemployment benefits. Workers can learn how to apply here: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment-benefits-related-to-partial-federal-shutdown#NEW The Employment Security Department has posted data about the estimated number of workers impacted by county, including estimates of lost wages by…

JBLM artillery Jan. 15-18

JBLM conducts late-night mortar, demolitions and artillery training Tuesday morning through Friday evening JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day and late-night training Tuesday morning through Friday evening that will include either artillery, mortars or demolitions. TRAINING BEGINS                           Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 a.m. TRAINING ENDS                               Friday, Jan.18, at 11:59 p.m….

May 28 – Bethany Lutheran Cemetery

Memorial Day Service, Bethany Lutheran Cemetery Bethany Lutheran Church, Spanaway will host a Memorial Day Service with a Flag and Firing Detail from JBLM. The keynote speaker will be Chaplain Art Sortland (Capt, USN, Ret). The service, on 28 May,  will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Church Cemetery, 26418 Mountain Highway (SR7), Spanaway WA, 98387-9404….

Memorial Day Service at Bethany Cemetery May 29

Each year at the small cemetery near Muck Creek on the Mountain Highway, Bethany Lutheran Church holds a wonderful celebration of Memorial Day. The event is complete  with a Flag and Firing Detail from JBLM and keynote speaker,  Chaplain Art Sortland (Capt, USN, Ret) to honor the day. This well attended event is located in a lovely…

The noise of freedom – night firing

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day, evening and late-night artillery training throughout next week, Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10. TRAINING BEGINS         Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m. TRAINING ENDS              Friday, February 10, 2017, 5 p.m. TIME                                  Artillery training will occur day, evening and night FIRING OF                         155 mm…