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June 3, 2015 at 6:33am

1st Corps colonel honored for longevity

Col. Lynda M. Granfield, 1st Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was in good company last Friday.  She stood shoulder to shoulder with warriors from elite units, Medal of Honor recipients, and war heroes as the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School honored 12 veterans and three active-duty soldiers - in an awards ceremony forSpecial Forces, civil affairs and psychological operations.

Granfield received the Elder Statesman award as the longest-serving civil affairs soldier.

Granfield, commissioned in 1986, served in Desert Storm, as military assistant to the director of Task Force Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan, and as senior military advisor to the Independent Director of Local Governance in the International Joint Command in Afghanistan.  She has also supported operations in Haiti, Bosnia and Liberia.

Filed under: I Corps,

July 16, 2013 at 4:48pm

Gen. Kwon Oh Sung connects with Joint Base Lewis-McChord

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th ID commanding general, walks with Republic of Korea Army Gen. Kwon Oh Sung, deputy commander of Combined Forces Command, Republic of Korea, before a briefing at JBLM. Photo credit: Spc. Glen Shackley

Gen. Kwon Oh Sung, deputy commander of Combined Forces Command, Republic of Korea, met with Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general, 7th ID - Bayonet 6, senior leadership and staff of the 7th Infantry Division at the division headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 15. During his visit to JBLM, Gen. Kwon was briefed on Stryker training and the impact of deactivating 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker).

Kwon also received an update from Lanza and Courage 6, Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, I Corps Commander, on I Corps' Rebalance to the Pacific, the Integrated Home Station Training Environment and the 1st Special Forces Group Airborne capabilities.

>>> Gen. Kwon, Deputy Commander, Combined Forces Command, Korea paid a visit to the I Corps Headquarters Monday. Photo courtesy of I Corps Facebook

Hyeon Hee Shin, spouse of Kwon, toured Army Community Services, as well as visited with Patti Brown, spouse of Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, I Corps commander, and Sandra Troxell, spouse of I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell.

>>> From left to right Mrs. Park, Sandra Troxell, Hyeon Hee Shin, Patti Brown and Song Getchell pose in a photo after an Army Community Service brief at Waller Hall, July 15. Photo credit: Sgt. LaToya Nemes

July 10, 2013 at 7:51am

Morning News: Talisman Saber 2013, officer evaluations overhaul, Wookies doing people things and more ...

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell told the Military Child Education Coalition the Army would be facing tough choices on what family programs would remain following sequestration. Photo Credit: J.D. Leipold

TALISMAN SABER: More than 27,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the military training exercise Talisman Saber 2013 in Australia beginning July 15. I Corps from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is already there.

ARMY: It's going to overhaul officer evaluations.

DOD EDUCATION: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the department has selected the first round of schools that will receive DOD educational partnership grants for the upcoming school year. A total of nearly $20 million will go to 15 public school districts that serve 23 military installations across the country.

SESQUESTRATION ONE: Touch choices ahead for Army family programs.

SESQUESTRATION TWO: The cash-strapped Air Force is likely to force out the most enlisted airmen in a decade under date-of-separation rollbacks as it struggles to trim its ranks.

PSST, CONGRESS: You don't really know sequestration's bite.

AFGHANISTAN BLUNDER: A building was completed this year at a cost of $34 million. But as the military draws down, it will sit empty.

UNMANNED CARRIOR LANDING: The Navy will attempt to land a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time today.

TODAY IN COOL ILLUSTRATIONS: Best sneakers in history.

STEAM IT: New Pet Shop Boys record.

FINALLY: Wookies doing people things.

BEST BLOG EVER: Reasons my babies cry.

Happy Wednesday!

July 9, 2013 at 12:13pm

Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza awards NCO medals

Sgt. 1st Class Kristopher Barnette (right) prepares to receive the Army Achievement Medal from Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza (center), commanding general of the 7th ID, July 8 at JBLM. Photo credit: Staff Sgt. Lindsey Kiber

Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, handed out two awards to NCOs who have done tremendous job during a July 8 ceremony at 7th ID Headquarters.

Sgt. 1st Class Kristopher Barnette, a Greenville, S.C., native, with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division with the 7th Infantry Division, received Army Achievement Medal for for his professionalism, dedication and hard work as the division's 2013 Best Ranger Team, team coach and alternate competitor. The team placed 17th overall, out of nearly 50 teams, in the competition hosted at Fort Benning, Ga., earlier this year. "His knowledge and wisdom directly contributed to the team's overall success," said Lanza. "He represents positive leadership, and is an outstanding role model for soldiers."

Sgt. 1st Class Marvin Johnson, the operations senior non-commissioned officer with the I Corps noncommissioned officer academy, received the Army Commendation Medal for his efforts in securing land and emergency support vehicles for the division ranger school assessment land navigation course.

May 31, 2013 at 1:51pm

Video: See a soldier hang perpendicular from a tree

A screen shot of 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment's video of the P.M.E. Hard Gauntlet at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

No Jumping Jacks here.

The I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell created the Physically, Mentally and Emotionally Hard Gauntlet - or P.M.E. Hard Gauntlet - a training circuit aimed at maximizing soldier fitness.

"Training in a comfort zone will keep you comfortable, and you'll never get better," said Command Sgt. Maj. Troxell in the video below as he pressed a giant boulder over his head. "Pain, suffering and agony is what success is bread by."

Spc. Heath Graham of the 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment files the story below.

Filed under: I Corps, Training, Video,

March 19, 2010 at 6:53am

I Corps HQ renovation complete

Sgt. Cory Curtiss, left, watches Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Nowlin raise the three-star Lt. Gen. flag in front of the recently remodeled I Corps Headquarters building at Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 16. (photo by Ingrid Barrentine)

I Corps Headquarters Building 2025 might look the same on the outside, but inside renovations have turned it into a state-of-the-art command center.

A ribbon-cutting event March 15 officially reopened the building.

First Lieutenant Gregory Gemedschiew said the current renovations began in June 2009 and were completed earlier this month.

Gemedschiew commended the effort of primary contractor Pease Construction.

"It is a project that would normally take 18 months to complete," Gemedschiew said. "It was completed in just over nine months and to standard."

Buildings 2025, 2026 and 2027 were built in 1939 for the 15th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Division, he said. I Corps took over the building in 1981.

"These buildings were originally designed as barracks facilities and included horse stables," Gemedschiew said.

The renovations preserved the historic features of the building, while making it fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as current electrical, information-technology and fire-safety standards, he said.

"Building 2025 is now capable of properly supporting the corps operational planning staff within a controlled access environment, with SIPRNET capability throughout and multiple secure video teleconference rooms," Gemedschiew said.

Lieutenant Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., who just returned from a yearlong deployment to Iraq, said coming back to the renovated building makes it easier to resume regular duties.

"Part of being home is being able to get back to work," Jacoby said.

The hard work and attention to detail evident in the renovations speak highly of the quality of work done by Pease Construction, he said.

"It will serve us well here as we wait for the new headquarters to come online," Jacoby said.

United States Forces Command commander Gen. Charles Campbell, Joint Base Lewis-McChord garrison commander Col. Thomas Brittain and Seattle District, Army Corps of Engineers commander Col. Anthony Wright joined Jacoby in cutting a yellow ribbon symbolically capping renovations and reopening Building 2025 for business.

Filed under: I Corps,

November 18, 2009 at 2:07pm

Schwarzenegger mingles with I Corps in Iraq

The Gov of California visited troops from Fort Lewis this week in Iraq.  Click here for the stories and photos.

Excerpt from Examiner.com:

He spent Monday--and the early part of Tuesday--sharing weightlifting success stories, signing photographs and passing out stogies, no doubt making the past six years of trepidation and heavy-heartedness for these brave soldiers worthwhile.    

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