Military Newsletter


VA audit: A third of Puget Sound schedulers say they’re told to manipulate wait-time data

New details released this week from a May audit contradict assurances from VA leaders that Northwest hospitals did not widely misrepresent patient wait times.

Golf pros, disabled veterans team up for a fun day of instruction in Lakewood

American Lake Golf Course hosts an annual clinic for injured and wounded military veterans of all ages.

Vietnam veteran Joe Sapienza, center, instructs Navy veteran Bobby Vance, right, and Army veteran Phillip Jones on how to use the SoloRider adapted golf cart Monday at the American Lake Golf course. The SoloRider lifts a person to different degrees of being upright to improve their balance. More than 80 disabled veterans took part in a golf clinic at the American Lake course. Ten PGA pros visited the adapted American Lake golf course to coach a daylong clinic.

Thank you for your service: How one company sues soldiers worldwide

With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad...

A location of USA Discounters as seen on June 24 in Norfolk, Va. In military newspapers and magazines, on the radio, and on TV, the Virginia-based company’s ads shout, “NO CREDIT? NEED CREDIT? NO PROBLEM!”

Q&A: Washington’s civilian aide to Army secretary urges public to step up and be heard

Retired Army Reserve Maj. Gen. James Collins of Steilacoom says it’s “absolutely important” for people to speak up about proposed...

Puget Sound VA security, police officer safety, compromised by radio problems, documents show

A News Tribune and Seattle Times investigation reveals communication breakdowns, lapses in training, forged records and inadequate staffing in VA ...

TIM PLOURD VA OFFICER Tim Plourd, a police officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs, standing on the city sidewalk outside the Veterans Medical Center on Beacon Hill in Seattle. 140458