Applying for disaster recovery assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration just got easier thanks to revisions made to its electronic loan application, significantly reducing the number of screens an applicant must read while filling out the form. Continue Reading
Andrea Terialles had to be convinced to log her and her family’s many volunteer hours onto the Volunteer Management Information System, the tool used by volunteers across installations worldwide.
“That’s not why we do the service,” Andrea said.
What finally convinced her was the need for the Army to have a record. The hours served by volunteers often lead to decisions about programs, such as funding or the need for paid staff.
Prior to Thursday’s annual Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, she didn’t expect to win, in fact, she admitted that she’d be modestly embarrassed.
U.S. Army Rangers from 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will be recognized for their combat actions in a combat awards ceremony at Tacoma Exhibition Hall in the Tacoma Dome May 10 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the event. Continue Reading
Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials want to remind the public and installation residents that access to Joint Base Lewis-McChord training areas is strictly controlled. No one is allowed to enter the training areas unless they have obtained permission in advance from the JBLM Range Control section. Continue Reading
Meghan Eakin has been selected as the new principal of Beachwood Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, effective July 1, 2012, pending board approval at the May 14 meeting. Eakin is currently the dean of students at Woodbrook Middle School. Prior to that, she served four years as a consultant teacher/classroom coach at Beachwood, and five years at Southgate Elementary School as a fourth-grade teacher and an instructional facilitator. Continue Reading
According to the Dept. of Defense, Spc. Philip C. S. Schiller, 21, of The Colony, Texas, died April 11, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Spc. Schiller was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Continue Reading
Governor Christine Gregoire has proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child in Washington state. This year, numerous community and military organizations, supporting JBLM children, have planned a month long celebration of special activities, contests, events, workshops and support services, especially for military children. Continue Reading
Portland author Phillip Margolin will sign copies of his book, “Capitol Murder” at the Ft. Lewis Main Store at 12 pm on Saturday, April 14. Margolin, “returns to Washington D.C. with a riveting new addition to his political thriller series that mirrors real like sex scandals and the threats facing our Nation today.”
JBLM will host the 3rd annual Combatives Tournament April 11-13 at Soldiers Field House on JBLM Lewis Main. Winners of the eight weight classes, from bantamweight to heavyweight, will earn a spot to represent JBLM and compete in the All-Army Combatives Championships at Fort Benning, Ga., July 23-27. Continue Reading
The 373rd Military Intelligence Battalion will recognize 102 Warrior Citizens during an award ceremony Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at Tumwater Middle School. Continue Reading
By Nancy Covert
(The following news tip was relayed to this writer during the Kiwanis Egg Hunt at Cherrydale by someone “in the know” who passed it along.) At a recent state dinner held at the White House in early March, Steilacoom’s Medal of Honor recipient SFC. Leroy Petry and his wife, Ashley, were seated among famous folks such as President and Mrs. Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, and Warren Buffett, to name a few. Mrs. Petry, it’s reported, was most impressed, though, by the presence of George Clooney who also was at that dinner that evening.
Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will conduct a military exercise March 12-22 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Pendleton, Oregon; and in the surrounding communities. In addition, units from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, from Fort Campbell, Ky., and Air Force Special Operations Command from Hurlburt Field, Fla., will also be participating. Continue Reading
Classic-car aficionados celebrated the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 6005 Wednesday, clarifying in state law that custom-car restoration and preservation shops are different than general auto-repair facilities. Present for the official bill-signing ceremony was Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, himself a restorer of classic automobiles. Continue Reading