A Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChords 1st Special Forces Group died Thursday from wounds he suffered earlier in the the week in eastern Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced today.
Spc. Ricardo Cerros gave his life when he threw himself in the path of a grenade to protect two fellow soldiers a year and a half ago. They survived, and they credit the fallen 24-year-old soldier for keeping them alive.
Maj. Chuck Hodges wished he was in a different desert 10 years ago today.
The Tacoma Vet Center is providing a more convenient option to veterans by bringing mobile counseling services and outreach programs to Thurston County.
The Pentagon is canceling a well-loved international Air Force competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this summer, grounding the air mobility “rodeo” to save money.
A U.S. soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians is expected to undergo a court-ordered review of his sanity beginning this weekend, after the military judge overseeing the case agreed that the results would not automatically be shared with prosecutors, his lawyers said Wednesday.
The Pentagon is canceling a well-loved Air Force competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this summer, grounding the air mobility rodeo to save money.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE APACHE, Afghanistan - At FOB Apache, U.S. military engineers are frantically finishing a second chow hall and a new recreational building four times bigger than the old one. The gym will be expanded soon to more than double its size, and dozens of new tents and rows of gleaming white containerized housing units are sprouting to prepare for an influx of troops who'll raise the base's population from several hundred to a few thousand.
The Army did not find a systemic bias against diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder in a deep review of its psychiatric programs dating back to the start of the war in Afghanistan that was prompted by complaints about doctors at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Camp Murray will open its new gate in Lakewood on Friday as some residents in the Tillicum neighborhood wait to see if their worst fears about increased traffic are borne out.
Don’t worry about any shooting or other loud noises heard coming from Joint Base Lewis-McChord this weekend.
Forced federal budget cuts kicking in today could force some of the 120,000 people who get care through Madigan Army Medical Center to see doctors outside of the hospital because of probable furloughs for its civilian employees.
The Army is giving Col. Dallas Homas an extra five months to command Madigan Army Medical Center, extending an assignment that was interrupted last year by an investigation into misdiagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder at the hospital.
Forced Army budget cuts will show themselves in military communities like the South Sound in slashed paychecks to furloughed employees and reduced opportunities for private companies to work on bases, senior Army officers said in a Wednesday news conference.
A Joint-Base Lewis McChord soldier has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to stabbing his wife to death and raping her daughter.
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