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Published March 26th, 2015 - 10:30AM
Beyond the logistics of transporting and erecting The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot-long half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Tim Tetz still gets choked up watching people experience it for the first time.
Published March 25th, 2015 - 8:03PM
The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and several South Sound groups are sponsoring a film showing and panel discussion this week
Published March 25th, 2015 - 5:15PM
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dodges a legal bullet when the Army charges him with desertion but refrains from accusing him of a capital crime. He will also be court-martialed on charges of endangering the safety of other soldiers and improper conduct with the Taliban, which captured him in 2009 and held him captive for almost 5 years.
Published March 25th, 2015 - 7:42AM
Local trucking company will display a wall replica at its headquarters for three days.
Published March 24th, 2015 - 12:14PM
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will slow down the withdrawal of troops from war-torn Afghanistan.
Published March 24th, 2015 - 10:42AM
Active-duty and Army National Guard helicopters join USS Stennis in Strait of Juan de Fuca
Published March 23rd, 2015 - 8:10PM
Military recruiters in the Puget Sound region are taking extra steps to protect themselves after a warning from the Defense Department that they could be a target for Islamic militants.
Published March 21st, 2015 - 5:55PM
The road to this year’s unplanned tour of Southern Afghanistan by the 7th Infantry Division headquarters began a little more than a year ago, when a series of unexpected crises strained the Army’s larger division commands.
Published March 20th, 2015 - 8:36PM
Apache and Blackhawk helicopters are expected to spend Monday flying in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with a Bremerton-based carrier.
Published March 20th, 2015 - 11:26AM
Retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli is one of three Army veterans speaking Saturday at Tacoma’s TED talks.
Published March 18th, 2015 - 7:31PM
A three-star general from the Indian army visited JBLM last week to observe exercises and plan partnerships
Published March 18th, 2015 - 10:49AM
Additional funds will be used to continue a career-counseling service launched in 2013
Published March 14th, 2015 - 4:58PM
A Puyallup woman who lost her husband in Iraq has founded a nonprofit organization called Washington Warrior Widows. It aims to walk the surviving loved ones of military service members who have died through a sometimes bewildering bureaucracy.
Published March 13th, 2015 - 4:48PM
Brig. Gen. John Cho will not be reinstated as commander of the Western Regional Medical Command, base, an Army spokeswoman said. Poor treatment of subordinates is cited as a reason.
Published March 4th, 2015 - 6:37PM
Newly appointed Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey answers questions about the role of the adaptive soldier in a slimmed-down military.
Published February 27th, 2015 - 4:58PM
General Accountability Office to look at VA’s administration following request from Rep. Derek Kilmer of Gig Harbor.
Published February 25th, 2015 - 7:18AM
The local base is sending fewer than 100 soldiers, but it shows how the U.S. is recommitting forces to war-ravaged country.
Published February 23rd, 2015 - 5:22PM
Pvt. Jeremiah Hill faces life in prison if convicted of murder. He allegedly stabbed Spc. Tevin Geike.
Published February 23rd, 2015 - 12:36PM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Published February 22nd, 2015 - 3:09PM
The News Tribune has a wide-ranging interview with Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty. His troops are shifting away from overseas combat to domestic missions.
Published February 18th, 2015 - 5:18PM
Troops arriving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord serve in different units returning to the U.S. from Liberia.
Published February 18th, 2015 - 4:21PM
The University of Washington Tacoma is one of six colleges picked by the Army Reserve for a new cyber security initiative
Published February 17th, 2015 - 7:06AM
Back home in Pierce County, Spc. Rachel Bauer is studying to earn a degree in occupational therapy.
Published February 11th, 2015 - 11:34AM
President Barack Obama has officially asked Congress for war authority to fight Islamic State militants, opening a debate on Capitol Hill over the extent of U.S. military involvement in fighting the group Obama says poses a “grave threat” to U.S. national security.
Published February 11th, 2015 - 11:07AM
The Evergreen State College has not announced whether it will take disciplinary action against Daryl Morgan, 65, a woodworking instructor and Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War.
Published February 9th, 2015 - 7:34PM
Since 2013, Gordon “Alex” Graham has written articles criticizing a well-known national veterans advocacy group.
Published February 9th, 2015 - 7:19AM
The White House budgets $11 million for a project that would include the construction of a new outpatient clinic at American Lake hospital and a seismic renovation of the main primary care building.
Published February 6th, 2015 - 7:52PM
Unless morale and discipline are shored up, ‘in a few years, we won’t be able to fight our way out of a paper bag,” retired colonel says.
Published February 6th, 2015 - 10:31AM
Lakewood officials are wary and want them to look for a site farther from neighborhoods, schools and parks.
Published February 5th, 2015 - 8:25PM
Military says it already works with state agencies; it wants standard rules to keep families from falling “through the cracks”
Published February 5th, 2015 - 6:57PM
Many military recruits find they have to change their habits to join increasingly selective Armed Forces.
Published February 2nd, 2015 - 7:23PM
Pentagon plan holds off on launching new Army projects at JBLM but continues investments at Navy bases.
Published February 2nd, 2015 - 5:32PM
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.99 trillion federal budget Monday that would take more than $1 trillion from the wealthy and corporations to finance programs for the poor and middle class – a sweeping shift of wealth and a new approach to politics he hopes will define his legacy and frame the campaign for his successor.
Published January 30th, 2015 - 9:52AM
Lt. Col. Ed Saylor, 94, a survivor of the famed Doolittle Raid, died this week in Sumner
Published January 30th, 2015 - 9:31AM
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 5:31PM
Congressional funds will help Seattle and Lakewood veteran hospitals continue increasing staff, cutting patient wait times.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 9:50PM
Dozens of recreational marijuana businesses in Washington state have been sent letters from the military saying the shops are off limits to all members of the armed forces, an official said Tuesday.
Published January 26th, 2015 - 11:49AM
Air Force Staff Sgt. John Campbell’s mission to Southeast Asia was classified for decades, as was the attack on a Laotian airstrip that left him wounded.
Published January 25th, 2015 - 6:28AM
The settlement between the family of Cliff Douglass and the VA appears to be the largest payout for a wrongful death claim related to a case at VA Puget Sound since 2001.
Published January 23rd, 2015 - 7:11PM
A medic’s secret cellphone recording helped build a murder case against Pvt. Jeremiah Hill.
Published January 22nd, 2015 - 12:01PM
Whenever and wherever wounded members of the military need a medical evacuation they could find themselves flying with a C-17 crew from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Published January 22nd, 2015 - 10:00AM
Residents and elected leaders make their last appeal to the Army, citing community ties and strategic importance of the South Sound base.
Published January 18th, 2015 - 6:16AM
But South Sound leaders and residents will make their case again this week that cuts at local base would be harmful and don’t make sense.
Published January 17th, 2015 - 7:27PM
Businesses, nonprofits and civic groups fear a loss of thousands of jobs in Pierce and Thurston counties.
Published January 15th, 2015 - 9:50AM
Tacoma’s MultiCare helping vendor team land $11 billion federal contract for nationwide system
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