Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrated the departure of one general and the arrival of another Monday with a change-of-command ceremony. Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza handed over command of I Corps to Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky in a ceremony filled with symbolism and pomp on the JBLM parade grounds.
More than 100 members of the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment returned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Tuesday after a nine-month deployment to the Middle East where they used their High Mobility Artillery Systems to battle the Islamic State in Iraq.
Chris Olin, vice chairman of the Nisqually Tribe, listens on a bluff near the Nisqually River as the first test of the HIMARS Reduced Range Practice Rocket system occurred at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday. Tribal officials say the blast's noise reached 120 decibels at the fish hatchery.
Not ready to jump out of an airplane? Experience it instead with video of the Army Golden Knights parachuting team opening Sunday's festivities at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow and Warrior Expo.
Camp Corral, a nonprofit group based in Raleigh, N.C., holds camps around the country for children of military families with disabled, wounded or fallen members. This week the camp is partnering with YMCA Camp Seymour on the Key Peninsula with more than 180 children spending a week at the camp along the banks of historic Glencove.
Public Health Service Cmdr. Carol Kirkland and friend Robert Braley, a retired Alaska Air National Guard master sergeant, were among military residents recently asked to leave JBLM's Holiday Park campground because their handshake agreement to stay long term violated Army rules. Kirkland has temporarily relocated her 40-foot motor home at the Gig Harbor RV Resort.
Sgt. Kayci Landes, an Apache helicopter mechanic at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is the first woman to re-enlist as a cavalry scout in the Army. She offers her advice to women interested in joining the Army and looking at combat roles.
Olympic View Elementary School students Rachael Heaton,10, and her nine year-old sister Christina were treated to a surprise April 20th homecoming visit from their dad, Lt. Col. Ralph Heaton, who had just returned from a year's deployment in Afghanistan. Coordinated by the Olympic View staff members Lt. Col. Heaton greeted the teary-eyed sisters as the member of the 7th Infantry Division was welcomed with a large round of applause and cheers as he entered the Lacey school's library with their mother Andrea. The Heatons plan to enjoy the reunion. They have a busy early summer with Lt. Col. Heaton accepting a post transfer to Oklahoma in June after the end of the school year.