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Their mission: to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return to this southeast Asian country for the first time since the war but cant afford to make the trip.
The lifetimes that brought a group of injured and wounded soldiers to a Joint Base Lewis-McChord writing program this spring contained the makings for many screenplays.
Thurston County search and rescue crews have found the body of a JBLM soldier who went missing in Capitol Forest Sunday night. Chris Dombroski, 20, was found dead about 10 a.m. Tuesday, in an area of Capitol Peak near where his motorcycle had been found just hours earlier.
A former Bonney Lake man will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor fighting in Afghanistans Nuristan province, the White House announced Tuesday. President Barack Obama will present the award to former Army Sgt. Kyle White on May 13 at a White House ceremony.
Facing homelessness, Pam Busenius gave her Iraq War veteran husband an ultimatum: Call the Department of Veterans Affairs and get help for post-traumatic stress disorder, or Pam would take their two kids and leave him.
Edward Lychik, who plans to run the Boston Marathon, says his new leg is a "tool for me to inspire others."
The Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs say they're catching up with a backlog of disability retirements that accumulated during the wars. In the meantime, some wounded soldiers face lengthy delays in leaving the Army.
After nearly nine years, members of the JBLM Bettie Brigade have a place of their own, and its called the Bettie Bunker.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets camped out at Lewis-McChord this weekend for an annual event that gives them a close-up look at military life. The students sleep in barracks, eat at Army dining facilities and exercise with soldiers in the mornings.
The Army specialist who killed three soldiers at Fort Hood last week isnt the only person from the neighborhoods that surround the massive military base near Killeen, Texas, whos been evaluated or diagnosed with mental illness.
Pierce County will not conduct an inquest into the officer-involved shooting death of a former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier and Afghanistan war veteran who was killed last month at his University Place apartment.
All three of the active-duty soldiers who have received the Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan are now assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Army Pacific commander tells conference that the DOD has added 16,000 ground troops to bases from Alaska to Washington to South Korea
Two Georgia-based Rangers were recognized for their bravery in attacking a suspected insurgent hideout in a battle that killed them and two other soldiers Oct. 5.
The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade expects to spend the rest of the year in Afghanistan supporting ground units from air fields in southern and western provinces.
After flying helicopters in Vietnam for 30 months, Perry Parks couldn’t stop the panicked dreams.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Seattle headquarters paid out $5.16 million in 14 wrongful death settlements between 2001 and 2011, according to a national accounting of VA claims compiled by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law several measures Wednesday that aim to help veterans in Washington.
Three Afghanistan veterans whose battlefield bravery earned them the nation’s highest military honor received new recognition Wednesday when their names were unveiled on the state Capitol’s Medal of Honor monument.
Three Afghanistan veterans whose battlefield bravery earned them the nations highest military honor received new recognition Wednesday when their names were unveiled on the state Capitols Medal of Honor monument.
Capt. William Swenson, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry and Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will have their names added today (April 2) to the Evergreen State's Medal of Honor monument.
Dozens of Army doctors and nurses experienced in keeping combat-wounded soldiers alive in war zones tested themselves Tuesday against an almost unthinkable disaster at home.
Maj. Nate Conkey can’t remember exactly how he got the scar between his eyes. It could have been some combination of the countless times he broke his nose playing rugby on Army teams.
For a second consecutive year, the Freedom Fair air show on Tacomas waterfront will be an all-civilian affair. Despite attempts to secure military demonstrations, the citys annual Fourth of July celebration will be bereft of active duty jet fighters, bombers and helicopters.
The family of the former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier shot to death last week by a sheriffs deputy has filed a request for an independent review of the incident, known as a coroners inquest, the familys attorney said.
Herb Tollefson spent 25 of his 95 years helping transform a pre-World War II Army Air Corps bomber from a pile of corroded metal into something that looks ready for takeoff at McChord Air Field.
Top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific said Tuesday that budget cuts could hurt the ability of American forces to respond to a security crisis, including on the Korean peninsula.
As Washington prepares to open its first retail marijuana stores in the next few months, tens of thousands of military service members have been warned not to shop in any of them.
Washingtons senior lawmaker on defense issues today prodded his colleagues in Congress to show theyre serious about preventing major cuts to the active-duty Army by freeing up money to pay for the ground force they say they want.
Washington in 2011 became one of the first two states to create a Homeland Response Force for natural and man-made disasters
Brian McLeod was shot late Friday by a sheriff's deputy who saw him raise a shotgun as he emerged from an apartment. The deputy remains on leave while McLeod's family begins its own investigation into the incident.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 16th Combat Aviation Brigade is deploying to support ground forces in southern and western Afghanistan.
Updated rules forbid sleeve tattoos, require commanders to document body art so soldiers can be grandfathered in to new policy.
Joint Base Lewis-McChords new top general foresees a couple of steady years for the military in the South Sound before another round of downsizing could take a toll.
The Army and Air Force at Joint Base Lewis-McChord teamed up Monday for a mission they consider routine in war zones but rare at home: Packing 20-ton Stryker vehicles on cargo jets and taking them on a flight.
Hundreds of Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers are heading to Afghanistan this spring to control the country’s southern and western skies in what could be the war’s final days.
There was a divorce, or so Jenelle Burke allegedly said. Thinking he no longer was married, her husband started paying child support for the couples three young children and began planning a wedding with his girlfriend.
Inactivating the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is JBLM's main contribution to the Army's post-Iraq drawdown. It's 3,200 remaining soldiers are on their way to other units or civilian careers.
Watery-eyed soldiers poured out of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord gas chamber coughing and cursing until they could clear their lungs.
About 100 female soldiers have taken new positions in JBLM combat units since the Defense Department moved last year to open more jobs to women. More positions are expected to open through 2016, including in Special Operations.
Washington state’s first military affairs director, Kristine Reeves, knows she can’t stop the Pentagon budget cuts that will soon ripple across the country.
More than 44 years after his plane was lost in combat during the Vietnam War, U.S. Air Force Capt. Douglas David Ferguson is coming home. Remains of the Tacoma native, found in Laos several months ago, have been positively identified by the U.S. military Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military’s assessment and screening of recruits.
A well-timed bear hug from a Vietnam veteran persuaded Jonathan Wicks to put down the gun he’d raised to his head and start seeking therapy for the post-traumatic stress he developed after serving in Iraq.
The Army Reserve has released the identity of a soldier who died Thursday at the Yakima Training Center.
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