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Commander brings traditional values to JBLM


Commander brings traditional values to JBLM

  A military grandparent started Col. H. Charles "Chuck" Hodges on a path to the Army that led him to command of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but a commander during Operation Desert Storm, a military school and a handful of professional NCOs stood out in shaping his military values. Hodges

Straight talk at town hall

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Straight talk at town hall

  The new Joint Base Lewis-McChord commander held his first town hall meeting Aug. 22 to say he is fully engaged, working to serve the installation's customers - and already requesting reinforcements for his "overtaxed" and "over-reporting" team. Colonel H. Charles "Chuck" Hodges took command Aug. 7 and


Farewell to Col. Brittain

  How to run a city wasn't in the curriculum at West Point, or part of Col. Thomas Brittain's 23-year infantry-heavy Army experience before his arrival at Fort Lewis. Yet at the end of his three-year joint base command, as the de facto mayor of the sixth-largest city

5-2 Stryker Brigade Reflagged as 2-2

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5-2 Stryker Brigade Reflagged as 2-2

A Stryker brigade whose only commander said was "conceived under the aegis of Mars" retired its flag and welcomed a new leader last week. The Destroyer Brigade cased its colors July 22 for the first time in its three-year history, when it inactivated to become 2nd Brigade, 2nd

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McChord unit gets new designation

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.  -- The Airmen assigned to the 62nd Mission Support Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord got a new unit designation and a more focused mission last week. In a ceremony Sept. 17 in Hangar 9 at McChord Field, the 62nd MSG inactivated and the 627th Air

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