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Published October 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Sgt. Craig Warfle already had the respect of his peers in the Army’s Ranger Regiment and the gratitude of military leaders at the highest levels for the bravery he showed three years ago when he held back enemy fighters in Afghanistan to protect a fatally wounded soldier.
Published October 25th, 2013 - 8:46PM
Army police have opened an investigation into a pile of military equipment that was dropped off at the Tacoma landfill last week, a spokesman for Joint Base Lewis-McChord said Friday.
Published October 24th, 2013 - 9:41PM
As a single mom and combat-wounded Navy corpsman, Holly Crabtree has too much on her mind to stress about the next time she might black out. She’d rather think about her daughter’s busy schedule packed with things such as dance classes and Girl Scouts.
Published October 23rd, 2013 - 8:43PM
Every year, the American Red Cross honors a handful of heroes who helped others or saved a life “regardless of personal risks and always without thought of reward.”
Published October 23rd, 2013 - 6:46PM
The sounds of freedom will still ring at Joint Base Lewis-McChord but not quite as often. Army downsizing on Wednesday cost the base one of its principal artillery units, the howitzer-firing 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment.
Published October 23rd, 2013 - 4:09PM
Capt. Edward "Flip" Klein stepped on a mine in Kandahar province while leading soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Oct. 22, 2012.
Published October 22nd, 2013 - 4:34PM
Historical Military Sales lost its business license following a March sting. Former soldier Colton Sanders this month pleaded guilty to possessing stolen gear and reselling it.
Published October 22nd, 2013 - 4:15PM
The Washington National Guard this week plans to break ground on a $27 million headquarters at JBLM for a unit that seeks to tilt the battlefield in its favor by influencing the decisions of enemy leaders.
Published October 21st, 2013 - 9:54AM
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord military police brigade that repeatedly sent soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 10 years finally has a home to honor the troops it lost .
Published October 19th, 2013 - 12:05AM
"Roll over! Roll over!" the soldiers cried out. A 19-ton Stryker teetered on its side for an impossibly long second and somehow came down upright on all eight wheels.
Published October 18th, 2013 - 2:05PM
An ex-Army contracting officer who set up a family business that profited from a contact he made during his deployment to Iraq will serve three years of probation for operating a company with a criminal conflict of interest.
Published October 16th, 2013 - 10:30AM
Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel Murphy led JBLM Stryker troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Del Byers standardized Army policies since launching the 7th Infantry Division last year.
Published October 11th, 2013 - 7:56PM
The state Military Department is scuttling away from a proposal to build a $33.6 million National Guard readiness center in Buckley and instead plans to place it at Guard headquarters in Lakewood’s Camp Murray.
Published October 10th, 2013 - 9:17PM
Friends and commanders of Sgt. Joshua Strickland from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 1st Special Forces Group shared stories Thursday as they gathered to mourn the 23-year-old soldier who was shot to death with two Green Berets in Afghanistan on Sept. 21.
Published October 9th, 2013 - 1:52PM
The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.
Published October 8th, 2013 - 12:52PM
Pvt. Jeremiah Hill will be held in lieu of $2 million bail on charges that he stabbed Spc. Tevin Geike in the heart
Published October 8th, 2013 - 10:55AM
For the families of four U.S. soldiers killed by insurgents in Afghanistan on Sunday, the partial U.S. government shutdown will take a particularly personal toll.
Published October 8th, 2013 - 8:38AM
Lt. Jennifer Moreno was killed with three other soldiers. She served on a special operations cultural support team, one of few ways for female soldiers to go on combat missions with Rangers.
Published October 8th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight, but thousands of Joint Base Lewis-McChord civilian employees are back on the job and expecting full paychecks by the end of the month.
Published October 5th, 2013 - 12:49PM
Lakewood police on Saturday were investigating the stabbing death of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier as a potential hate crime.
Published October 5th, 2013 - 9:49AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today announced that he is ordering most of the Pentagon's civilian employees back to work on Monday despite the partial government shutdown that kept many of them home this week.
Published October 5th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Trena Payton watched the news constantly this week looking for signs of a breakthrough that would end the partial government shutdown. Her business in Lacey depends on it.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 10:04PM
Most civilian employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are going to work this week despite the federal government shutdown. They just don’t know when they’ll be paid.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 5:04PM
For about a half dozen of the hard-working members of the 62nd Medical Brigade, this week’s duties are child’s play. Literally.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 12:07PM
All 8,000 members of the Washington National Guard are staying home this weekend because of the federal government shutdown, and they will not receive their monthly drill pay, the state Military Department announced Wednesday.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
About 200 Stryker soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord spent the past eight months training for a deployment order that might not ever come.
Published October 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
A looming government shutdown had military and veterans offices in the South Sound scrambling Monday to figure out how to keep essential services running without a clear idea of when Congress might restore their funding.
Published September 28th, 2013 - 9:53PM
Senior sergeants prowl the linoleum halls of an old Army barracks at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, lifting rugs and pulling out appliances to check the living conditions of the troops in their charge.
Published September 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Simranpreet Lamba stands out when he lines up with his fellow soldiers in his Joint Base Lewis-McChord cavalry troop. He’s the bearded one wearing the camouflage turban.
Published September 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Thousands of Joint Base Lewis-McChord civilian employees know they’re going to work Monday and Tuesday. It’s up to Congress whether they report to work Wednesday.
Published September 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Fort Bragg officials say an officer who died this week during training was using a parachute that is not routinely used by his unit.
Published September 27th, 2013 - 12:03PM
Fort Bragg officials say an officer who died this week during training was using a parachute that is not routinely used by his unit.
Published September 25th, 2013 - 9:43PM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Col. Lou Zeisman leads thousands of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord who want to know what the Army will ask of them now that they’re not in line to go back to Afghanistan.
Published September 25th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Douglas Scott was known as a card in World War II, which he acknowledged may be why he entered and exited the Army as a private first class.
Published September 24th, 2013 - 4:08PM
Col. Darron Wright memorialized his 2009-10 deployment with JBLM's 4th Stryker Brigade in his book, "Iraq Full Circle."
Published September 24th, 2013 - 10:57AM
One of the three Army Green Berets killed in an insider attack last weekend in eastern Afghanistan served in Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 1st Special Forces Group, the Defense Department announced today.
Published September 24th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Another budget stalemate in the nation’s capital could result in crimped paychecks for tens of thousands of troops and civilians at Joint Base Lewis-McChord beginning next week unless lawmakers avert a government shutdown.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:58PM
The South Sound’s military-related workforce is back on the edge of a potential loss in pay because Congress has not passed a budget to keep the government running beyond the start of the next fiscal year.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 11:21PM
Staff Sgt. Mark Thomas spent a couple of years avoiding a memorial wall at Joint Base Lewis-McChord dedicated to the soldiers his Stryker brigade lost on its 2004-05 deployment to Iraq. The wounds were too fresh for him.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 6:42PM
About 75 people attended a solemn service Friday morning on Capitol Campus in Olympia to honor prisoners of war and American service men and women who are missing in action.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON — The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Sgt. Alvaro Acosta scheduled a mole removal surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center on Wednesday in an unusual place: a parking lot crowded with Humvees and heavy trucks.
Published September 18th, 2013 - 9:55PM
Sgt. Alvaro Acosta scheduled a mole removal surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center on Wednesday in an unusual place: a parking lot crowded with Humvees and heavy trucks.
Published September 17th, 2013 - 10:45AM
President Barack Obama next month will bestow the nation’s highest military award for gallantry to former Army Capt. William Swenson for valor he displayed during a six-hour battle in eastern Afghanistan in 2009.
Published September 16th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Ten years after his deployment to Iraq, retired Air Force flight medic Capt. Ed Hrivnak of Puyallup thinks about the wounded troops he helped and the ones he could not.
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