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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Lewis-McChord Sets Pace for Joint Basing

  • October 23, 2011
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Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) opted not to hold a formal celebration after completing its first year as a fully operational joint base, but clearly they are proud of the accomplishments achieved by base personnel in merging installation support functions for what had been separate Army and Air Force bases outside Tacoma, Wash.

After finding ways to save millions of dollars and creating best practices for a variety of functions, the joint base is considered a model for DOD, reports the Army News Service.

“Our JBLM team has come through with flying colors, as they always do,” said Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain.

The garrison’s Joint Integration Office is not resting on its laurels. Staff continue to search for more efficient ways to deliver support services, including soliciting ideas from soldiers and airmen serving at the installation.

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