Stryker Brigade HEADLINES
The Army’s decision to pursue the death penalty for a longtime Tacoma-area soldier might seem like an inevitability.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker soldiers played a key role in assisting Afghan Army forces in retaking meaningful ground from the Taliban in Kandahar province, Stars and Stripes reported Sunday.
Buddy says hell care for Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle's family; Soldier who died in Afghanistan remembered at JBLM
Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle and Sgt. George Fuller once made a pact: If either soldier ever got hurt, the other would take care of the fallen mans family.
Spending the better part of a year under the Afghanistan sun has a way of making gray skies look lovely.
Bleary-eyed Stryker soldiers file into a Joint Base Lewis-McChord gym, standing straight despite their exhaustion from a flight taking them to the South Sound from the other side of the planet.
A decade of constant combat deployments is coming to an end at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, shifting the Army’s focus from the country’s longest war to new challenges along the Pacific Rim.
Gym family backs up triple amputee; network of CrossFit groups raises nearly $28,000 in support of a Stryker brigade officer
Jessica Klein has a lot on her mind when she sits beside her husband, Capt. Edward Flip Klein, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. The Stryker brigade officer from Joint Base Lewis-McChord lost three limbs when he stepped on a mine in Afghanistan last month, and the couples lives wont ever be the same.
Maj. Dave Polizzotti used to balance his family finances. He has not touched a checkbook in a decade.
Resilient, tough, experienced, professional. The Army uses words like these to describe U.S. soldiers in the post-9/11 era who have had to adapt to the new normal of repeat combat tours. The same words apply to the spouses, children and other loved ones of oft-deployed troops.
Sgt. Jeremy Spradlin didn’t want to go to Afghanistan this time. He’s on his sixth overseas deployment of the past 11 years. The time away from family is taking its toll in moments he’s missing with his teenage son and mornings he’s waking up without his wife of 16 years.
After a decade of marriage to an Army officer, Tommie Polizzotti has learned that her life must roll on no matter how much change her husband’s career requires.
Sarah Miller counts time in bite-sized chunks. With an iPhone app, she tracks the days until a trip home to California and a visit to Disneyland. How long until Father’s Day? Fourth of July? Her husband Chris’ birthday?
Search our database for service members from Washington or who were assigned from military installations around the state who have died in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere in U.S. military operations since Sept. 11, 2001.
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