Military Newsletter


Citing tight budget, Air Force again cancels international training event at JBLM

Past Air Mobility Rodeos have brought hundreds of airmen to McChord Air Field.

Air Force KC-10 and KC-135 refueling aircraft line up on a McChord Air Field tarmac waiting to take part in the 2005 Air Mobility Rodeo. That year, more than 1,500 airmen from around the world competed in a mix of military events.

JBLM artillery exercise this week may include late-night firing

Howitzer canons firing at JBLM Thursday and Friday

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord artillery unit with M777 Howitzer canons is conducting an exercise Thursday and Friday that South Sound residents may notice. This photograph was taken at the Yakima Training Center in May 2011. (Tony Overman/Staff Photographer)

JBLM soldier convicted, sentenced to 45 years in peer’s slaying

The verdict spares Pvt. Jeremiah Hill a mandatory life sentence for Spc. Tevin Geike’s death.

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill was first arraigned in October in Pierce County Superior Court on charges that he murdered Spc. Tevin Geike, 20. An Army jury Wednesday convicted Hill of murder without premeditation.

Bear in JBLM attack killed by Fish & Wildlife officers Tuesday

Officers shot and killed a black bear near where the attack took place; teeth match bite marks on injured man.

Black bears have caused ongoing problems at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This unhappy black bear was trapped in August 2011 in the New Hillside housing area on JBLM.

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill takes stand, claims he stabbed Spc. Tevin Geike in self-defense

Two friends of murder suspect testify they don’t remember much from fateful night; two others said suspect was cruelly unconcerned about the...

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill, 23, seen here at his civilian arraignment in 2013, is accused of fatally stabbing Spc. Tevin Geike earlier that year.