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Published December 12th, 2013 - 12:24AM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s next Army division commander is coming to the South Sound by way of the Defense Department’s Horn of Africa headquarters in Djibouti.
Published December 11th, 2013 - 9:16PM
Big Show, all 7 feet and 441 pounds of him, gripped a can of Red Bull energy drink as if it were a thimble and took a swig. Then the professional wrestler went back to signing autographs and posing for photographs Wednesday afternoon at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Published December 11th, 2013 - 11:33AM
Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell will lead more than 20,000 soldiers in the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Published December 11th, 2013 - 11:09AM
The nine-member Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is drafting recommendations for the White House and Congress.
Published December 10th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The Green Berets at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday looked back to their World War II origins as they recognized their last four soldiers to die while serving in Afghanistan.
Published December 9th, 2013 - 7:06PM
Defense Department budget cuts lead to a creative joint training exercise, as fake fires and phony crash landings put members of the 446th Reserve Airlift Wing under stress during a JBLM training exercise.
Published December 9th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s senior Army general spent the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in a place that once would have seemed unlikely to his late World War II veteran father-in-law.
Published December 7th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The first planes flew over his family’s home just before 8 a.m., as Tadashi Fujioka was eating breakfast before church. He was 16, a Japanese-American boy in Hawaii. When he ran outside, he saw low-flying planes overhead, the Japanese flag on the underside of their wings. They were headed toward Pearl Harbor, less than two miles away.
Published December 5th, 2013 - 11:01PM
Ethel Thor did not talk much about the three years she spent in captivity as an Army nurse in World War II, nor of the Japanese attack that started it all 72 years ago this weekend.
Published December 5th, 2013 - 9:51AM
Comedian Jeff Dunham and rock band Daughtry also are visiting JBLM for WWE's holiday show. Gov. Jay Inslee is promoting the program to show off local military installations.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 5:18PM
Annual event tests emergency responders on a mix of threats, such as shootings and chemical exposures.
Published December 3rd, 2013 - 6:53AM
When the Army looks back to write its official history of America’s longest war, its authors will draw heavily from material gathered this year by a small team of soldiers from the Washington National Guard.
Published December 2nd, 2013 - 10:24AM
Two of Miranda Fort’s three children have different developmental disabilities that affect the way they relate to the world.
Published November 30th, 2013 - 4:54PM
The Army has begun correcting medical records for former Madigan Army Medical Center patients who left the military with conflicting diagnoses for behavioral health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Published November 25th, 2013 - 1:13PM
November memo ordered Army Review Board for Correction of Military records to ignore reports from a now shuttered Madigan forensic psychiatry team, clearing the way for patients to receive PTSD benefits
Published November 22nd, 2013 - 8:22PM
Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván summed up life after 17 years of military service and multiple combat tours in Iraq.
Published November 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
Soldiers in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigade that the Army is deactivating next year should know within the next two months where they’re going next.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 10:36AM
The Army is inactivating the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division as part of an overall force reduction plan. 4-2 soldiers at JBLM will be on to new places by Sept. 30, 2014 at the latest.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 9:50AM
Pacific Lutheran University, The Evergreen State College and Saint Martins University among the magazine's best colleges for veterans in Western states.
Published November 19th, 2013 - 3:57PM
Washington Democratic Sens. Murray and Cantwell have endorsed creating special victims counsel to advocate for military sex assault victims.
Published November 19th, 2013 - 11:01AM
Three years ago Joint Base Lewis-McChord wore a reputation as the “nation’s most troubled” military installation and a “base on the brink,” according to some outside media observers.
Published November 18th, 2013 - 6:54AM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecuting attackers.
Published November 16th, 2013 - 7:23PM
As the medical staff gathered to watch the pregnant mother’s ultrasound, they were less focused on the baby’s image than on the father grinning from a screen as he saw his daughter’s face for the first time from his room in Afghanistan.
Published November 16th, 2013 - 4:27PM
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera allegedly murdered two deaf Iraqi brothers while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq's Diyala Province
Published November 15th, 2013 - 8:33PM
An Army agency that sets final medical records for disabled soldiers has been ordered to disregard reports from Madigan Army Medical Center doctors under scrutiny last year for their handling of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Published November 14th, 2013 - 8:19PM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord helicopters might fly over your house from time to time, but the Army has dropped a plan to send them regularly into civilian communities in Pierce and Thurston counties.
Published November 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Through trial and error, Staff Sgt. Bruce Kandle found a rhythm to spin a ball of molten glass so that he could get the shape needed to mold a drinking cup. It didn’t come easily.
Published November 12th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A captain from a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigade who was in Afghanistan this time last year paid homage to veterans of all wars at a Veterans Day celebration Monday in Puyallup.
Published November 11th, 2013 - 12:05AM
University of Washington Tacoma launches efforts to train veteran entrepreneurs, physician assistants and cyber security experts as VA announces that 1 million people have benefited from Post 9/11 GI Bill
Published November 11th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Bob O’Neal’s trumpet, a 1927 King Silvertone, was a gift from an uncle, and O’Neal played it in his high school marching band.
Published November 11th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Army Ranger battalion plans to spend several days holding intense, overnight exercises that might be audible to civilian communities in the South Sound area this week.
Published November 9th, 2013 - 5:37PM
Thousands of people lined Auburn’s Main Street on Saturday for the city’s annual Veterans Day Parade, a mile-long extravaganza that’s billed as the biggest such event west of the Mississippi River.
Published November 8th, 2013 - 3:41PM
A Pierce County judge calls a soldier who extorted sexually suggestive photos from minor girls "a marked danger to the community."
Published November 8th, 2013 - 2:43PM
Bradley Scott Melvin was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant. He served two tours in Iraq, as well as overseas assignments in Germany and in Kuwait.
Published November 8th, 2013 - 2:34PM
Next week's exercise will involve the C-17 cargo jets South Sound residents often see near McChord Air Field, as well as Osprey aircraft and various Army helicopters
Published November 8th, 2013 - 1:50PM
Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus recommended that the Medal of Honor nomination of former Army Capt. William Swenson be downgraded to a lower award, according to a Pentagon investigation that failed to resolve how Swenson’s papers then disappeared instead of being sent up the chain of command.
Published November 8th, 2013 - 1:50PM
Veterans Day events are scheduled through the South Sound this weekend and are listed chronologically.
Published November 7th, 2013 - 4:38PM
The lead prosecutor of Stryker brigade Staff Sgt. Robert Bales told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that the case faced significant hurdles, from limited crime scene access to a drawdown of American troops from Afghanistan.
Published November 6th, 2013 - 10:49AM
The two-star general the Defense Department brought to Joint Base Lewis-McChord last year to build a new division headquarters is getting a promotion and will become the Army’s highest ranking officer at the base, the Army announced today.
Published November 5th, 2013 - 7:15PM
The Army is working to curb a rise in sexual assault incidents while making a case to retain its traditional chain of command in the prosecution of those crimes
Published November 5th, 2013 - 9:40AM
When Holly Steen called her husband last year to say she was pregnant, he had his own news to share.
Published November 4th, 2013 - 8:42AM
Microsoft's Software and Services Academy lets soldiers leaving the military spend four months learning new programs and guarantees them work once they finish.
Published November 4th, 2013 - 7:07AM
The death of Army nurse Capt. Jennifer Moreno in Afghanistan last month devastated her teammates. They told themselves they should have been the ones to take that dangerous mission with a team of Army Rangers instead of the feisty medic from San Diego with the broad smile.

Published November 4th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The Army sent Brig. Gen. Kurt Ryan to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to build a new headquarters full of senior sergeants and veteran staff officers responsible for supplying troops at home and overseas.
Published October 31st, 2013 - 4:32PM
New Western Regional Medical Command leader Brig. Gen. John Cho is the Army's first active duty general of Korean decent
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