Military Newsletter


Soldier demoted after pleading guilty to threatening reporter’s family

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.

Soldier connected to Iraq killings says he’ll plead guilty to threatening reporter’s family

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera is due in court at JBLM for charges stemming from an Iraq mission gone awry

JBLM still could lose 11,000 more soldiers in updated Army plan

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...

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has placed an emphasis on helping military service members find new jobs in the civilian sector as the Army draws down from its peak strength during the Iraq War. The drawdown could accelerate in the next two years as the Army finishes a plan to cut up to another 90,000 active-duty soldiers. In October, the base held its largest-ever job fair for veterans. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz shines light on JBLM veterans in new book

Seattle businessman teams with Washington Post journalist to increase “understanding and empathy” for Iraq and Afghanistan warriors. ...

JBLM brigade’s homecoming has the feeling of finality to it

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...

Evalyn Finley of Yelm couldn't sit still as she waited for her dad, Command Chief Warrant Officer Rex Finley, to join his family after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.