Military News

Military News

Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz, reared as a devout Lutheran in Louisiana, will become the Army’s first Muslim division-level chaplain.

Military News

JBLM drone goes missing in Arizona

A drone operated by a Joint Base Lewis-McChord unit training in Arizona disappeared this week after losing contact with ground controllers and is thought to have crashed in the southern part of the state, the U.S. Army reported.

Nation & World

Will Trump reinstate ban on women in combat? Army secretary says he shouldn’t

As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, advocates for women in uniform are watching closely to see if he plans to overturn Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s December 2015 order that officially opened all military positions to female applicants. Outgoing Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning believes Trump would have trouble undoing Obama-era orders enabling women to serve in military positions that had long been barred to them.

Military News

NEA grant to fund art therapy for JBLM’s wounded warriors

Support from the National Endowment of the Arts will help the U.S. Army expand therapeutic arts programs for soldiers at Madigan Army Medical Center. Money from the NEA would cover hiring a certified art therapist and music therapist for the Intrepid Spirit Center, where soldiers who have suffered head injuries will receive intensive outpatient therapy.

Videos

Military Christmas Greetings 2016

U.S. servicemen and servicewomen stationed at JBLM and around the world wish their family and friends holiday greetings.
Mantai Chow mchow@mcclatchy.com
Military Christmas Greetings 2016 1:27

Military Christmas Greetings 2016

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Artillery Battalion welcomed home 1:52

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Artillery Battalion welcomed home

Rocket test rattles nerves on Nisqually Reservation 2:18

Rocket test rattles nerves on Nisqually Reservation

Women military veterans gather for the 2016 Women Veterans Summit 0:56

Women military veterans gather for the 2016 Women Veterans Summit