Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on May 2nd, 2013
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - If you went to basic training more than a few years ago, you may remember digging a fighting position. After learning about the theory and variations of fighting positions, you had to dig your own. A "Ranger grave" was easy enough to make, but a
Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on April 12th, 2013
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When personnel are injured in Afghanistan, help is no farther away than a medic's tactical field care, a nine-line medevac request, and a helicopter flight to a forward operating base. Depending on the severity of an injury, a wounded Servicemember may be sent to Landstuhl Regional
Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on March 10th, 2012
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - An air raid siren rang out from speakers, its wailing tones nearly drowned out by the sounds of a ferocious firefight taking place all around them. Shouted orders and plaintive cries for help competed for supremacy with the sounds of emergency
Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on November 11th, 2011
Terrorists have unleashed a biological attack at the University of New Mexico's University Stadium in Albuquerque. A resulting outbreak of pneumonic plague has crippled the city. In response, U.S. Northern Command's Joint Task Force Civil Support mobilized the JBLM-based 62nd Medical Brigade to provide support in
Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on October 28th, 2011
The smell of gunpowder fills the air as a line of Soldiers steadily advances toward the "enemy." The Soldiers await the command from their leader, at which point they will unleash a withering hail of firepower. The scene would not be out of place in the Civil War,
Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on October 15th, 2011
Soldiers were sweeping sidewalks and trimming bushes. A few were using grass trimmers on tall grass lining the sidewalk. Others were on their knees, pulling grass growing through a concrete parking lot. It's a scene frequently witnessed on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Area beautification is a mission Soldiers know well. These
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Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on March 7th, 2013
If you've driven anywhere on Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently, you've probably noticed the many orange cones and orange-vested construction contractors working next to them. If not, you've certainly noticed the many road closures and corresponding detours due to construction. The construction projects, though they promise a
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Spc. Loren Cook/5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on October 21st, 2011
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER - Soldiers are gathering around a corrugated metal building and loading rifle magazines with blank ammunition. Nearby, strips of engineer tape mark off imaginary rooms and buildings. The sound of distant machine gun fire reverberates through the rugged hills and ridges of
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