Military Newsletter


One more hurdle for plan to bring a veterans shelter to Tacoma

The Puget Sound Veterans Hope Center aims to provide emergency shelter

Homeless veterans make their beds before dinner on Dec. 30, 2014 at the Tacoma Rescue Mission. The Mission is providing a separate living and sleeping space with 10 beds for veterans.

Three years after Afghanistan killings, military again refuses to release report on Robert Bales

The News Tribune has been seeking the command report since nearly two years ago, when the JBLM infantryman was sentenced to life in prison without...

Images taken from the investigation into Staff Sgt. Robert Bales after he killed 16 people in Afghanistan. A photo of the Afghan police investigating the attacks the morning after the killings.

Outpouring of criticism, fears led state to reconsider Navy plans for Olympic forests

Navy wants to enhance training for Growler pilots; state concerned about jet noise

Navy Air Boss Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker considers the Navy’s proposed electronic warfare training in the Olympic Peninsula to be “critical” for pilots at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Thousands of residents have expressed concerns about the proposal to state and federal agencies. Adam Ashton/staff writer

Navy enjoys Northwest building spree but faces lawsuits and other challenges

When a construction boom finishes five or so years from now, advocates say the Navy will have a secure footing in the Puget Sound region for decades...

Navy Air Boss Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker visited NAS Whidbey Island in early June. He toured new facilities and told reporters the base has a bright future because of the Navy’s decision to place some of its newest aircraft there. Adam Ashton/staff writer

Sen. Murray aims to block VA policy that would cut off benefits to some former troops

The Washington senator meets with groups in Tacoma that work with homeless veterans. She is pushing to protect vulnerable veterans from losing VA-...

In this photo taken April 23, 2015, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)