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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thousands of people lined Auburns Main Street on Saturday for the citys annual Veterans Day Parade, a mile-long extravaganza thats billed as the biggest such event west of the Mississippi River.
A Pierce County judge calls a soldier who extorted sexually suggestive photos from minor girls "a marked danger to the community."
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.
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
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.
Veterans Day events are scheduled through the South Sound this weekend and are listed chronologically.
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.
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.
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
When Holly Steen called her husband last year to say she was pregnant, he had his own news to share.
Microsoft's Software and Services Academy lets soldiers leaving the military spend four months learning new programs and guarantees them work once they finish.
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.
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.
New Western Regional Medical Command leader Brig. Gen. John Cho is the Army's first active duty general of Korean decent
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.
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.
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. Shed rather think about her daughters busy schedule packed with things such as dance classes and Girl Scouts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
"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.
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.
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.
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 Lakewoods Camp Murray.
Friends and commanders of Sgt. Joshua Strickland from Joint Base Lewis-McChords 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.
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.
Pvt. Jeremiah Hill will be held in lieu of $2 million bail on charges that he stabbed Spc. Tevin Geike in the heart
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.
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.
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.
Lakewood police on Saturday were investigating the stabbing death of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier as a potential hate crime.
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.
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.
Most civilian employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are going to work this week despite the federal government shutdown. They just dont know when theyll be paid.
For about a half dozen of the hard-working members of the 62nd Medical Brigade, this weeks duties are childs play. Literally.
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