Military Newsletter


Federal investigators launch new audit of VA after calling it a “high risk agency”

General Accountability Office to look at VA’s administration following request from Rep. Derek Kilmer of Gig Harbor.

Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, held several veterans events in Pierce County in the summer 2014 in which he gathered opinions for a bill he submitted to reform management at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This forum took place in Tacoma in June.

JBLM’s division headquarters will go on yearlong mission to Southern Afghanistan

The local base is sending fewer than 100 soldiers, but it shows how the U.S. is recommitting forces to war-ravaged country.

Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, right, is expected to lead a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.

JBLM infantryman to face court-martial for 2013 killing of fellow soldier

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill faces life in prison if convicted of murder. He allegedly stabbed Spc. Tevin Geike.

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill, 24, is to face a court-martial in April at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on charges that he murdered fellow soldier Spc. Tevin Geike, 20, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. This photo shows him at his original arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court in October 2013. Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer

JBLM to conduct day, night firing Tuesday

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Washington National Guard commander worries about big quake

The News Tribune has a wide-ranging interview with Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty. His troops are shifting away from overseas combat to domestic missions.

Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty has led the Washington National Guard since the summer of 2012.