Filmmaker Dan Krauss obtained unrivaled access to three Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers who in 2011 were convicted of murdering Afghan civilians during their deployment to Kandahar Province. His documentary looking at how the soldiers changed from patriotic troops to notorious members of a so-called kill team last week won first place in its category at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Sgt. Josh Andrew is on the cusp of big changes at home and in his career. The Washington state soldier is preparing for a second baby even as the injured veteran looks to leave the Army by the end of this summer.
Sgt. Ryan Ellenbergers 2-month-old son left him speechless. He held the baby for the first time Thursday in a Joint Base Lewis-McChord gymnasium when the soldier came home from his Stryker units shortened tour in Afghanistan.
Sgt. John Russell returned to a Baghdad combat stress clinic "in a rage," seeking out the doctor who he believed had encouraged him to commit suicide that day. He didnt see the doctor, but he attacked the clinic nonetheless.
A soldier who faced the death penalty on charges he killed five service members at a military mental health clinic in Baghdad reached a plea agreement with the Army last week and is expected in court Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
A high-profile Army Medical Command task force charged with improving the health care atmosphere among patients and staff was shut down late last year after an investigation found that it created a “toxic and intimidating working environment” in its own ranks.
A high-profile Army Medical Command task force charged with improving the health-care atmosphere among patients and staff was shut down late last year after an investigation found that it created a toxic and intimidating working environment in its own ranks.
Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson understands that cuts are coming to a downsizing Army leaving a decade of war. He’d like to see the bulk of them fall far from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the military installation that makes up a sizable chunk of his city’s economic base.
Spending on military construction in Washington would slow under the Defense Department's 2014 budget request released Wednesday, but it would continue to steer hundreds of millions of dollars toward projects around the Puget Sound.
Three species and the prairies they call home could be added to the federal endangered species list, leaving an unknown future for Thurston County landowners and training operations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Sgt. Joshua Perlinger didnt have to think much about how to fix the radio equipment he brought home from his first two Afghanistan deployments. Hed hand it over to contractors who would repair or replace it. Those days are over now that Perlinger is home from his latest combat tour. The Armys push to rein in spending has him and other Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers getting their hands greasy as they take more responsibility for maintaining gear, from small radios to 20-ton Stryker vehicles.
The Army program charged with keeping thousands of eight-wheeled Strykers running over the past decade had its eye so much on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that it neglected to keep its books.
An Army budget deficit of about $18 billion is forcing units including Lewis-McChords 17th Fires Brigade to scale down or cancel elaborate live exercises this year. Its replacing them in part with combined live and virtual exercises to help the Army get the most from every practice round it fires.
A road-improvement project beginning next week could cause delays over the next two months for drivers who cut through Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Interstate 5 from Spanaway
Anxiety is rising among civilian workers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, who stand to lose up to a fifth of their pay this year to furloughs if Congress fails to prevent forced federal budget cuts this month, a panel of workers told U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Wednesday.
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