Military Newsletter

 

South Sound commemorates Memorial Day

This Monday marks the first year since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began that no service members from JBLM or with other local ties were killed in action.

South Sound commemorates Memorial Day

This Monday marks the first year since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began that no service members from JBLM or with other local ties were killed ...

Key Peninsula Veterans is hosting its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Vaughn Cemetery on Sunday.

JBLM’s 7th ID leaving for Afghanistan deployment as U.S. draws down

The total tour is scheduled to last a year, but the 70 soldiers will be rotated out and replaced by other soldiers after several months.

Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, center, is leaving Joint Base Lewis-McChord to lead a command at Kandahar Air Field advising Afghan forces. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda

Last handful of Washington combat aces fly east for just reward

Clarence Borley of Olympia and Steve Ritchie of Bellevue represent two different periods of aerial warfare, but their combat records are equally impressive...

Two former fighter pilots, Ret. Army Gen. Steve Richie of Bellevue, left, and Ret. Navy Cmdr. Clarence Borley met for the first time prior to departing on a private jet for Washington, D.C. The two locals will join other Fighter Aces in a ceremony to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. A Fighter Ace is a pilot who shot down at least five enemy planes in combat. Richie, 72, flew in the Vietnam War while Borley, 90, fought in the South Pacific during World War II. Photo taken at Clay Lacy Aviation at Boeing Field in Seattle on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

USO will model national veterans outreach on Lakewood’s Rally Point 6

A nonprofit founded in the South Sound last year to help veterans and military families thrive after leaving the Armed Forces is expanding.

Retired Lt. Gen. Bill Harrison and Rally Point 6 chief executive Anne Sprute lead the September ribbon cutting at the formal opening of the nonprofit in Lakewood. Harrison and Sprute co-founded the nonprofit, which aims to be a one-stop shop for veterans services.
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