JBLM supporting Afghans

JBLM Soldiers join Fort McCoy task force supporting Afghans JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington — The Department of Defense recently approved a request for assistance from the State Department to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) principal applicants, their families, and other individuals at risk, at Fort…

July 31, Aug. 1 – Living History Weekend

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – – On July 31and Aug. 1, the Lewis Army Museum on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host its annual “Living History Weekend” event featuring historic military vehicles, living history displays and activities for all ages. The two-day event will coincide with the museum’s grand reopening and is open to the general…

Increased Air Force aircraft activities due to local airshows

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Due to the Tacoma Freedom Fair Air Show and the Gig Harbor Wing and Wheels Air Show, there will be increased Air Force aircraft activities in the South Puget Sound region from July 1-5, 2021. The C-17 West Coast Demo Team and the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team are scheduled…

62nd Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 62nd Airlift Wing is scheduled to host a change of command ceremony on June 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. Col. Erin Staine-Pyne will relinquish command of the wing to Col. David Fazenbaker. Prior to becoming the wing commander, Fazenbaker served as the 14th Flying Training Wing vice commander at…

JBLM Soldiers Complete Historic Mission in Thailand

Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. – Soldiers with the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade completed their first mission in the Indo-Pacific Command’s Area of Responsibility this week as SFAB Advisors returned from a one month mission in Thailand, Sept. 1, 2020. The 5th SFAB which officially activated in May 2020, sent a battalion task force…

JBLM Unit to conduct two-week long training exercise 27 July- 8 Aug.

 JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – 1ST Special Forces Group will conduct a two-week long training exercise consisting of helicopter and maritime operations, July 27 through August 8. The training will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and midnight each day. There will be noticeable day and nighttime aviation traffic between American Lake and Solo…

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…