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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.

Pierce, Thurston families find meaning in Vietnam War memorial photo project

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...

JBLM distances itself from Ranger impostor in viral video

Video of Army veteran confronting man in Army uniform at a Pennsylvania shopping mall is seen by millions.

Army veteran Ryan Berk on Black Friday confronted a Pennsylvania man who improperly wore patches identifying himself as a member of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Special Operations unit.

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.

A Boeing worker works under the body of a Boeing 737 that will be modified into the Navy’s P-8A, an anti-submarine jet that Boeing partly builds at the Boeing Renton Thompson site. The Navy plans to buy 117 of the 737-based aircraft. The 2015 defense budget includes about $2 billion to keep the program running.
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