Military Newsletter


Doolittle Raider Ed Saylor in last TNT interview: “It’s an amazing story, even to me”

Lt. Col. Ed Saylor, 94, a survivor of the famed Doolittle Raid, died this week in Sumner

Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of the last four surviving crewmen from the Doolittle Raid, died at his home in Sumner Wednesday. He settled in Pierce County after a 28-year military career and often spoke about his most famous World War II mission. The News tribune last spoke with him on June 15, 2011 at the Olympic Air Show, where he checked out a B-25 bomber like the ones that flew over Japan on the Doolittle Raid. STEVE BLOOM\The Olympian

VA Puget Sound receives money to hire 124 more employees

Congressional funds will help Seattle and Lakewood veteran hospitals continue increasing staff, cutting patient wait times.

VA settles for nearly $1 million with Puget Sound veteran who died after delays

The settlement between the family of Cliff Douglass and the VA appears to be the largest payout for a wrongful death claim related to a case at VA Puget Sound since 2001.

JBLM soldier accused of fatal street stabbing in Lakewood has first day in Army court

A medic’s secret cellphone recording helped build a murder case against Pvt. Jeremiah Hill.

Pvt. Jeremiah Hill was originally arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder in Pierce County Superior Court for the death of Spc. Tevin Geike, 20, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The case is now in military court.

Lewis-McChord unit trains for aeromedical evacuations

Whenever and wherever wounded members of the military need a medical evacuation they could find themselves flying with a C-17 crew from Joint Base...

Members of the Air Force Reserve 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron practice how to equalize pressure in the sinuses of a medical patient, played by Maj. Beverly Davidson, second from left, in the event of sudden decompression of an aircraft, during a training fight on a C-17 cargo plane out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)