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Published January 13th, 2015 - 9:39AM
The Air Force is culling one squadron from each of its two C-17 “superwings,” taking eight jets each from JBLM and Joint Base Charleston. “This is what the drawdown looks like,” commander says.
Published January 12th, 2015 - 9:32AM
The trend held steady in 2014 even as recreational marijuana shops opened for the first time, according to data released by the Army.
Published January 8th, 2015 - 6:32PM
Army secretary’s decision spares 164 officers who joined the Army as enlisted soldiers
Published January 7th, 2015 - 7:47PM
About 100 soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo., are cooling their heels for three weeks at South Sound base.
Published January 7th, 2015 - 9:47AM
South Sound base will contribute troops to Middle East country for first time in more than three years.
Published January 7th, 2015 - 7:34AM
Hundreds of aviation soldiers are back from Afghanistan, but there can be ‘no slacking off,’ commander says at ceremony.
Published January 5th, 2015 - 10:34AM
The U.S. Navy could significantly increase the number of sonobuoys it plans to deploy off the Pacific Coast.
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 9:43PM
Organizers hope to expand the effort, create more emergency housing at a Puget Sound Veterans Hope Center.
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 6:28PM
The Army engineers spent the past two months fixing roads in Liberia. None is likely to have contracted the virus.
Published January 2nd, 2015 - 6:13AM
Three Joint Base Lewis-McChord Green Berets who credibly could compete for the title of World’s Most Interesting Man are in Texas this week hoping to leave a lasting impression on some of the country’s most-accomplished high school athletes.
Published December 30th, 2014 - 8:57PM
The Army has not yet determined whether to pursue criminal charges against the soldier who reportedly fired a gun several times into the air at Joint Base Lewis-McChord early Sunday.
Published December 28th, 2014 - 5:05PM
Military police Sunday morning arrested a soldier who reportedly fired several gunshots into the air in a parking lot on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Published December 27th, 2014 - 8:31PM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is bound to share in the sweeping drawdown of Army forces that is unfolding across the country, but a group of South Sound business and civic officials wants to make sure that most of the reductions happen someplace else.
Published December 25th, 2014 - 6:31AM
The Army this week filed new criminal charges against a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was arrested 14 months ago in the stabbing death of another soldier in Lakewood.
Published December 23rd, 2014 - 1:33PM
The Army launched the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2012 to get a handle on growth. Now, it is to take on missions similar to the Army’s other 10 divisions.
Published December 23rd, 2014 - 6:11AM
Pvt. Jeremiah Hill is in custody at JBLM awaiting charges related to the death of Spc. Tevin Geike
Published December 21st, 2014 - 6:45AM
The Puget Sound VA is pushing to hire more doctors, nurses and other employees to cope with a growing patient load that has strained staff and contributed to frustrating healthcare delays for military veterans.
Published December 20th, 2014 - 9:30PM
One of four C-17 squadrons at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will inactivate in summer 2016. The 400 Air Force personnel in those squadrons will be reassigned to other duty stations.
Published December 7th, 2014 - 8:15PM
The Illinois headquarters that oversees JBLM’s 62nd Airlift Wing has cut fuel consumption across the board since 2009
Published December 5th, 2014 - 8:53PM
So far, 26 families in the South Sound have contributed pictures of their loved ones for eventual display at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Published December 5th, 2014 - 5:06PM
Video of Army veteran confronting man in Army uniform at a Pennsylvania shopping mall is seen by millions.
Published December 3rd, 2014 - 8:18PM
Lawmakers maintain the status quo in a proposed defense budget that rejects Pentagon-endorsed spending cuts.
Published December 2nd, 2014 - 9:58AM
Kryste Buoniconti of DuPont leads Live Your Love Loud, a group that helps military families adopt children
Published November 28th, 2014 - 5:43PM
Administrators from VA Puget Sound are expected to meet with veterans Thursday in Bremerton
Published November 27th, 2014 - 9:45PM
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith is heading into his 10th term in Congress and is the ranking Democrat on House Armed Services.
Published November 25th, 2014 - 6:09AM
JBLM is one of five stateside bases that will share duties in housing quarantined troops.
Published November 24th, 2014 - 6:16AM
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington says potential loss of retirement pay for scores of officers is “unacceptable.”
Published November 22nd, 2014 - 2:00PM
Message from Army Pacific commander is significant for South Sound military community. It means the Army has placed a priority on sustaining West Coast forces.
Published November 20th, 2014 - 9:34PM
An Army paratrooper’s crude attempt to stymie a newspaper investigation caused him more trouble than his questionable shooting of two Iraqi cattle herders seven years ago.
Published November 19th, 2014 - 6:11PM
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera is due in court at JBLM for charges stemming from an Iraq mission gone awry
Published November 18th, 2014 - 7:51PM
After a first round of public comment, the Army last week finished a study that suggested cutting the force could help the environment but hurt local economies.
Published November 18th, 2014 - 6:59AM
Seattle businessman teams with Washington Post journalist to increase “understanding and empathy” for Iraq and Afghanistan warriors. Howard Schultz visited JBLM on Monday.
Published November 17th, 2014 - 10:32AM
Capt. Trevor Roberts had his eyes on his newborn daughter from 7,000 miles away for the past two months, using an Internet connection to watch her birth and stay in touch with her mom while he finished an Army deployment to Afghanistan.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 8:34PM
Notorious state power project in Grays Harbor County turns into perfect place for intelligence troops to practice high-stakes scenario.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:27PM
The U.S. military said Wednesday it would deploy 25 percent fewer U.S. troops to fight Ebola in West Africa than originally projected, but said the cut wasn’t evidence that the crisis was under control.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:24PM
Less than a week after the Obama administration announced that it would double the U.S. troop presence in Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress Thursday that U.S. troops might eventually accompany Iraqi troops to the front lines in their battle to reclaim ground from the Islamic State.
Published November 11th, 2014 - 5:07PM
Sgt. Steve Shumaker went from assisting with medical evacuations from war zones to pursuing a legal career and carrying the U.S. Constitution in his backpack.
Published November 11th, 2014 - 10:34AM
An elders council invites veterans of all faiths, backgrounds and ages — men, women and mixed groups — to sweats that are held nearly every week in the woods surrounding the VA hospital.
Published November 10th, 2014 - 6:27PM
JBLM restaurant manger Randy Mulder won a Thanksgiving-themed episode of Guy’s Grocery Games
Published November 10th, 2014 - 6:00PM
A brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will demolish a vacant building in downtown Olympia as part of a training exercise.
Published November 10th, 2014 - 10:04AM
Thousands of people lined Main Street in Auburn on Saturday for the city’s 49th annual Veterans Day Parade, waving flags and cheering as several generations of soldiers and relics of former wars passed by.
Published November 9th, 2014 - 7:37PM
About 15 members of local aerial port squadrons are to help manage cargo at an airfield in Senegal.
Published November 7th, 2014 - 8:36PM
JBLM is one of five bases that will keep troops in a 21-day isolation following deployments to West Africa.
Published November 7th, 2014 - 12:58PM
President Barack Obama today authorized nearly doubling the number of U.S. troops in Iraq helping train Iraqi forces to fight against the Islamic State as he asked Congress for $5.6 billion for the combat effort.
Published November 7th, 2014 - 9:43AM
About 50 Madigan doctors and nurses are running through Ebola-based training scenarios to build familiarity with ways to treat the virus
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