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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.
The trend held steady in 2014 even as recreational marijuana shops opened for the first time, according to data released by the Army.
Army secretary’s decision spares 164 officers who joined the Army as enlisted soldiers
About 100 soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo., are cooling their heels for three weeks at South Sound base.
South Sound base will contribute troops to Middle East country for first time in more than three years.
Hundreds of aviation soldiers are back from Afghanistan, but there can be ‘no slacking off,’ commander says at ceremony.
The U.S. Navy could significantly increase the number of sonobuoys it plans to deploy off the Pacific Coast.
Organizers hope to expand the effort, create more emergency housing at a Puget Sound Veterans Hope Center.
The Army engineers spent the past two months fixing roads in Liberia. None is likely to have contracted the virus.
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.
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.
Military police Sunday morning arrested a soldier who reportedly fired several gunshots into the air in a parking lot on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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.
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.
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.
Pvt. Jeremiah Hill is in custody at JBLM awaiting charges related to the death of Spc. Tevin Geike
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.
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.
The Illinois headquarters that oversees JBLM’s 62nd Airlift Wing has cut fuel consumption across the board since 2009
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.
Video of Army veteran confronting man in Army uniform at a Pennsylvania shopping mall is seen by millions.
Defense budget steers billions to Puget Sound for Boeing jets and Navy bases, but much less for JBLM
Lawmakers maintain the status quo in a proposed defense budget that rejects Pentagon-endorsed spending cuts.
Kryste Buoniconti of DuPont leads Live Your Love Loud, a group that helps military families adopt children
Administrators from VA Puget Sound are expected to meet with veterans Thursday in Bremerton
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith is heading into his 10th term in Congress and is the ranking Democrat on House Armed Services.
JBLM is one of five stateside bases that will share duties in housing quarantined troops.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington says potential loss of retirement pay for scores of officers is “unacceptable.”
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.
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.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera is due in court at JBLM for charges stemming from an Iraq mission gone awry
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.
Seattle businessman teams with Washington Post journalist to increase “understanding and empathy” for Iraq and Afghanistan warriors. Howard Schultz visited JBLM on Monday.
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.
Notorious state power project in Grays Harbor County turns into perfect place for intelligence troops to practice high-stakes scenario.
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 wasnt evidence that the crisis was under control.
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.
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.
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.
JBLM restaurant manger Randy Mulder won a Thanksgiving-themed episode of Guy’s Grocery Games
A brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will demolish a vacant building in downtown Olympia as part of a training exercise.
Thousands of people lined Main Street in Auburn on Saturday for the citys 49th annual Veterans Day Parade, waving flags and cheering as several generations of soldiers and relics of former wars passed by.
About 15 members of local aerial port squadrons are to help manage cargo at an airfield in Senegal.
JBLM is one of five bases that will keep troops in a 21-day isolation following deployments to West Africa.
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.
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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