Military Newsletter


Replica of Vietnam Memorial Wall arrives in South Sound

Beyond the logistics of transporting and erecting The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot-long half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Tim Tetz still...

Parts manager Rick Ackerman checks to make sure the 250-foot-long replica of the Vietnam Wall is plumb after a crew erected it at the headquarters of Interstate Distributor in Parkland on Wednesday

From gardening to horseback riding, Olympia forum to focus on holistic healing for veterans

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and several South Sound groups are sponsoring a film showing and panel discussion this week

Growing Veterans' South Sound coordinator Mark Oravsky is one of the organizers for a documentary film showing and panel discussing on holistic healing for veterans this week in Olympia.

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall visits Tacoma area

Local trucking company will display a wall replica at its headquarters for three days.

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, is visiting the Tacoma area this week. It will be displayed Thursday to Saturday at Interstate Distributor, 11707 21st Avenue Court South, Tacoma. The wall was last displayed in the South Sound in late July, at the veterans museum in Chehalis.

Washington National Guard sends helicopters to sea in warmup for disaster drills

Active-duty and Army National Guard helicopters join USS Stennis in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Helicopter crews from the Army National Guard and Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 16th Combat Aviaiton Brigade spent Monday at sea with the USS John Stennis practicing aircraft carrier landings. Washington National Guard photo.

Local military recruiters warned of ISIS kidnapping threat

Military recruiters in the Puget Sound region are taking extra steps to protect themselves after a warning from the Defense Department that they could be a target for Islamic militants.