Soldiers at JBLM Authorized to Buy AC Units as Base Moves Toward Air-Conditioned Barracks

CH-47 Chinook Helicopter prepares to take off

One of the Army’s premier bases on the West Coast, in the midst of refitting its barracks to accommodate air conditioning, has tweaked the rules, now allowing soldiers to purchase their own units amid record-breaking temperatures. Joint Base Lewis-McChord, home to the 2nd Infantry Division’s Stryker brigades, has virtually no air conditioning in its barracks. […]

Alleged Shooter Who Killed 2 at Music Festival Is Army Ranger Based at JBLM

Members of the 62nd Civil Engineer Squadron after installing the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord sign

An Army Ranger based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state was being held in jail Wednesday for allegedly shooting into a crowd and killing two people at an electronic music festival over the weekend. James Kelly, 26, a joint fire support specialist assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, was booked into the Grant County […]