Military Newsletter


JBLM soldier accused of stabbing peer faces murder charges in Army court

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.

JBLM’s stateside headquarters to grow in 2015 for potential deployments

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 ...

Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza took command of the 7th Infantry Division when it activated at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in October 2012. He now leads JBLM’s I Corps, which oversees the division. Lanza has wanted to build the division into a deployable headquarters since he arrived here. Peter Haley / Staff photographer

14 months after slaying, JBLM takes over prosecution in soldier-on-soldier killing

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill is in custody at JBLM awaiting charges related to the death of Spc. Tevin Geike

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill, 24, is now in custody at Joint Base Lewis-McChord where he is awaiting new charges related to the October 2013 death of Spc. Tevin Geike. Hill initially was charged in Pierce County Supeior Court, but the case was recently  moved to the Army’s control.

JBLM C-17 squadron will be inactivated in 2016

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...

The last C-17 Globemaster III to be delivered to the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord taxis into position for a ceremony in March 2013. The airlift wing’s 10th Airlift Squadron will be inactivated in 2016, the base announced Saturday.

VA is on hiring spree to improve military veteran healthcare, but can it keep jobs filled?

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...

Bruce Buchanan, former medical director at the VA's American Lake campus in Lakewood, says he's not optimistic about the agency meeting the growing needs of veterans. "I'm concerned because they've given lip service  before to having enough people but they never have in my experience." Buchanan, 76, who has retired to Anderson Island, feels not much has changed since his stressful period of leadership when top administrators ordered medical providers to see more patients while lagging in its hiring of new staff.