Article Archives (1519) Currently Viewing: 1 - 20 of 1519

Browse Archives

Restrict to:

Heroes on the Water

Military Life

Heroes on the Water

When Tony Isaac retired from the Air Force,  he decided to treat himself to a gift. "I wanted a fishing boat as a retirement gift and decided a kayak was the way to go," he began. "I really enjoyed the peace and quiet of being on the water in a kayak

Retirement savings plans

Family

Retirement savings plans

Retirement savings plans like a Traditional IRA and a ROTH IRA can be confusing, but understanding the difference between these two types of accounts is essential for making an informed decision about your financial future. Let's take a look at the differences between a Traditional IRA and a ROTH IRA

Plan a winter getaway Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie

Explore

Plan a winter getaway Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie

We know the weather might not scream "let's visit a waterfall" but Salish Lodge can change that. Salish Lodge and Spa located about an hour from Joint Base Lewis-McChord could be just the winter escape you're looking for.  Salish Lodge grants visitors a truly Northwest experience with its cozy interior perched

JBLM CID agent named Forensic Science Special Agent of the Year

News Front

JBLM CID agent named Forensic Science Special Agent of the Year

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent Johnny Victory leads the charge every day in keeping the CID Western Field Office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord at the forefront of the latest developments in forensic science. Understanding forensic science is a specialty Victory has devoted most

Veteran homelessness increased by 7.4% in 2023

News

Veteran homelessness increased by 7.4% in 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the results of the 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, the annual effort to estimate the number of Americans, including veterans, without permanent housing. The data showed that on a single night in January 2023, there were 35,574 veterans who experienced homelessness in the

Vets to Techs program celebrates milestone graduation

News

Vets to Techs program celebrates milestone graduation

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - The Washington Vets to Tech program at St. Martin's University in Lacey celebrated a milestone achievement Dec. 15 when it graduated its 1,000th student in its 10 years of providing IT training and certifications to veterans preparing to enter the civilian workforce. Specialist Damien Thomas, an information

5.2% pay raise for the troops

News Front

5.2% pay raise for the troops

Both the House and Senate have passed the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, which is expected to be signed by the president. Among other things, the bill authorizes a pay raise for both service members and civilian defense employees. "This important legislation not only authorizes a 5.2% pay increase for service

DOD releases 2024 Basic Allowance for housing rates

News Front

DOD releases 2024 Basic Allowance for housing rates

Basic allowance for housing, or BAH, rates for 2024 will increase by an average of 5.4%. The new rates, which are paid to all  U.S.-based active-duty members of the uniformed services when government quarters are unavailable, take effect Jan. 1. "The proposed 5.2% basic pay increase plus the 5.4% increase in

South Sound ice rinks celebrating the holiday season

Explore

South Sound ice rinks celebrating the holiday season

Is it just us, or does nothing compare to the pure  joy of gliding across frozen surfaces during the winter months? If you're anything like us, then you're eager to bundle up and find ice skating rinks in the area this holiday season. While there are not a ton of

A fun day is about fun

Family

A fun day is about fun

Fun is about amusement, enjoyment, entertainment, merrymaking and respite. But one thing is for sure - fun is easily recognizable. Tommy Carson, the Military Relations Liaison at America's Credit Union (ACU) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, likes to have and share fun with others. To this end, he came up with the

Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi named 20th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

News Front

Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi named 20th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi was selected Dec. 11 to be the 20th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, adding a deeply experienced and proven airman to the top echelon of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin's emerging leadership team. In announcing the selection,

Army sinks Navy in 3-OT thriller flag football game

News Front

Army sinks Navy in 3-OT thriller flag football game

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Army defeated Navy in their 23rd annual flag football game 35-28 in a thrilling, triple overtime tilt at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Cowan Stadium Dec. 8, to make it three in a row for the Army team, made up with players from JBLM. "Probably the most intense game

Honoring fallen heroes

News Front

Honoring fallen heroes

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Most Christmas trees tell a story through the ornaments hung with care from their evergreen boughs. Inside Waller Hall at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, two Christmas trees share the stories of heroes and sacrifice who have been lost while serving on active duty. The trees were decorated Dec.

The future of Army formations

News Front

The future of Army formations

FORT LIBERTY, N.C. - Commanders and command sergeants major from across the U.S. Army Forces Command footprint gathered at Fort Liberty for the FORSCOM Commander's Forum, Nov. 29-30, 2023. The conference brings together senior leaders from all Forces Command corps and divisions as well as the Army National Guard and

DHA's E-Caregiver Directory puts resources at your fingertips

Health

DHA's E-Caregiver Directory puts resources at your fingertips

The Defense Health Agency's electronic Caregiver Resource Directory provides more than 2,000 resources for caregivers of wounded warriors within three taps on their mobile phone, their computer, or tablet. "When we update the NRD with new resources, they can be immediately added to the eCRD with just a check box," said

189th CATB legal NCO’s son assists Army recruiting goals

Focus

189th CATB legal NCO’s son assists Army recruiting goals

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - For several decades the Army's Hometown Recruit Assistant Program (HRAP) has been considered vital in recruiting soldiers into the United States Army while allowing recent trainees to return home to convey their experiences with other who may qualify for service. Pvt. Alex Dickson, a small arms/towed artillery

Find out what your TRICARE pharmacy costs will be in 2024

News Front

Find out what your TRICARE pharmacy costs will be in 2024

ALLS CHURCH, Va. - Do you get prescription drugs through the TRICARE Pharmacy Program? Copayments for most beneficiaries are changing. The new costs will start Jan. 1, 2024. "These new costs are part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018," said Melanie Richardson, a pharmacist

VA now offers online ordering for CPAP supplies

Health

VA now offers online ordering for CPAP supplies

Veterans who rely on CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines to manage sleep-related breathing disorders, including sleep apnea, now have a new streamlined online ordering system for CPAP supplies. VA has added the CPAP supply ordering feature as part of the online tool that's already in place, same as how veterans

Don’t miss Seattle’s new Christmas market

Explore

Don’t miss Seattle’s new Christmas market

Seattle, a city renowned for its vibrant culture and captivating landscapes, has become even more enchanting this holiday season. In its inaugural year the city welcomed its first ever Christmas market, resembling the beloved German Christmas markets found in Europe during the holiday season. Amidst the brisk winter air and the

Team McChord airmen, units recognized at ATA conference

News Front

Team McChord airmen, units recognized at ATA conference

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - The Air Mobility Community and Airlift/Tanker Association brought together airmen and senior leaders Nov. 9-11 in Grapevine, Texas, to recognize Air Mobility Command's top performers and encourage professional development.  The ATA manages several recognition programs, including the Outstanding Aircrew Member Award, the Young Leadership Award and more.

Archives By Date (View All)

2024
January, February, March, April, May, June
2023
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2022
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2021
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2020
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2019
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2018
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2017
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2016
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2015
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2013
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2011
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2010
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2009
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2006
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2005
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2004
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December