In Our Communities

October 25, 2023

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a Special Needs Summit last week that brought together child care specialists from installations around the world, according to an Army story. “Providing adequate child care to our service members is foundational,” JBLM Deputy Commander Col. Brandon Sokora told the attendees. “What y’all do every day makes a significant impact on what makes our service members willing to stay.”

About 70 members of the Virginia National Guard who are based in Virginia Beach are preparing for a January deployment to Poland to support multinational training exercises, 13 News Now reported.

JBLM photo by Pamela Sleezer

October 25, 2023

Recent News

In Our Communities

In Our Communities

About 15 high school students and parents from Alaska’s Raven Homeschool toured the Army National Guard’s Combined Support Maintenance Shop and Bryant Army Airfield at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska last week, according to a DVIDS story. “The Guard does not...

Snap of the Week

Snap of the Week

Marine Corps Cpl. Gerald Wells III, a member of the Silent Drill Platoon, conducts a rifle inspection during a flyover of the Navy’s Blue Angels C-130 Super Hercules aircraft, nicknamed “Fat Albert,” at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona Feb. 13. Marine Corps...

Space Force Considers Eight-Year Commitment for New Recruits

Space Force Considers Eight-Year Commitment for New Recruits

The Space Force is considering asking prospective guardians to enlist for an initial eight-year term as a way to create a stable workforce, Military Times reported. That’s twice as long as the typical-first term enlistment. “I know eight years is a big commitment to...

DOD Awards REPI Challenge Funding at 22 Installations

DOD Awards REPI Challenge Funding at 22 Installations

The DOD Readiness and Environment Protection Integration Program has awarded REPI Challenge funds for 17 projects, benefitting 22 installations and many nearby communities, according to a recent announcement. DOD contributed $23 million to the projects, with more than...

PAST STORIES