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A Lacey resident and retired Army lieutenant colonel pleaded guilty Tuesday to misusing his position as a contracting officer in Iraq six years ago to enrich himself, the Justice Department announced.
Mandatory furloughs for Defense Department employees are nearly breaking Tacoma single mother Jennifer-Cari Green’s “bare-bones” family budget, she told U.S. lawmakers in a visit Tuesday to Capitol Hill.
A new Defense Department audit questions hundreds of millions of dollars of spending on Stryker infantry vehicles over the past six years because the Army could not verify that it paid for repairs out of the correct annual accounts.
Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd liked what she heard from Army officials Monday a lot better than what she heard Thursday night from low-flying Army helicopters that she said “terrorized my city.”
Col. Ken Kamper doesnt miss much at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Hes there when his artillery troops come home from war. Hes there to pay respects when any local soldier falls in combat. And he almost always says yes when South Sound communities come looking for an officer to represent the Army.
What one word sums up your feelings about your father coming home from war? Chelsea Riley picked up a marker pen to answer the question, but she couldnt stop at a single word. A small essay poured out, describing how she missed Capt. Ian Riley during the holidays even as she looked forward to his return by Christmas.
Staff Sgt. Chris Miller smiles when he says he and his wife, Sarah, “bucked the trend” and kept their relationship together through four deployments in the past 10 years.
There’s nothing like time at home between brutal combat deployments to refresh soldiers, get them fit for the next tour of duty and maybe help them save a relationship.
At least the waiting is over. That’s small consolation for friends and family of 12 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker soldiers who spent much of the past two years ensnared in a sprawling war crimes investigation.
A 26-year-old Joint Base Lewis-McChord sergeant was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in jail for abusing his leadership position and persuading junior soldiers to join him in plots to murder three Afghan civilians last year.
Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs looked the part of the no-nonsense squad leader who’d keep his fellow soldiers alive when he joined a platoon three months after it hit the ground in Afghanistan.
Col. Harry Tunnell was far removed from the war crimes that took place when his Stryker brigade was sent to war, an Army investigation concluded, but his refusal to embrace military strategy created confusion in his top ranks and frustrated commanders both here and abroad.
Lost platoon: Lax oversight of JBLM Stryker unit in Afghanistan allowed mischief, misconduct and murder, investigation shows
More than 75 Afghan elders filed into a meeting with U.S. Army officers early last year to deliver a disturbing message: Soldiers patrolling villages in southern Afghanistan were out of control.
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