Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Immigration
5:13 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

JBLM Could Be Shelter for Immigrant Children

Hundreds of immigrant children held at the southern border could be moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit mcchord air museum

Hundreds of immigrant children held at the southern border could be moved to a military base near Tacoma. Federal and local officials plan to discuss the option tomorrow.

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Immigration
5:12 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

JBLM Eyed As Possible Shelter for Immigrant Kids

Joint Base Lewis McChord is being considered as a temporary shelter for immigrant children.
Credit mcchord air museum

A flood of immigrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border could spill over into Washington state. For some of these undocumented kids, their journey north could lead to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma.

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Military Training
5:01 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

NW Soldier Death in California Highlights Training Accidents

Private First Class Andrew Sass was killed in a training incident at Ft. Irwin, Calif.
Credit U.S. Army

The death of a Washington-based soldier over the weekend highlights the danger of training for war. Private Andrew Sass was killed Saturday in an incident at the National Training Center in California.

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Medal Of Honor Recipient
4:10 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Spokane Native Receives Medal Of Honor

The White House. President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Spokane native Ty Carter.

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 3:57 pm

Spokane native Ty Carter has received the nation’s highest military decoration. 

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Medal Of Honor Recipient
4:36 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

JBLM Solider to Receive Medal of Honor

Staff Sgt. Ty Carter.
Credit U.S. Army

Staff Sgt. Ty Carter will be one of only a handful of living American soldiers to receive the nation’s highest military honor. 

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Sgt. Robert Bales
3:53 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Sgt. Robert Bales Pleads Guilty At JBLM To 16 Murders In Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Credit High Desert Warrior

A judge has accepted the guilty plea of a a soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians. The plea spares the life of the soldier based at Joint Base Lewis McChord. He still faces trial to determine if he'll ever be eligible for parole.

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PTSD Diagnoses
4:39 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Army Refuses To Release Investigation Into PTSD Probe At Madigan Army Medical Center

The Army says it won’t release the investigation into how Madigan Army Medical Center handled some soldier’s diagnoses for PTSD.
Credit Public Affairs Office Madigan Army Medical Center

The Army says it won’t release the investigation into how Madigan Army Medical Center handled some soldiers' diagnoses for post-traumatic stress disorder. The denial comes one week after the Secretary of the Army was at Joint base Lewis McChord to announce the completion of an Army-wide review on the same subject.

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Bales War Crime Case
6:34 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Sgt. Bales' State Of Mind Is Key To His Defense In War Crime Case

Robert Bales wife Karilyn, middle, listens as her sister reads a family statement to reporters at the conclusion of the pretrial hearing.
Credit Photo Credit: Austin Jenkins

In eight days of hearings, Army prosecutors outlined in grisly detail the case against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. He’s the Washington soldier charged with killing and wounding 23 Afghan civilians in a rampage this past March. Bales’ pretrial hearing concluded Tuesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Now the Army will decide whether the evidence supports a full court martial and, if so, whether the death penalty is appropriate in this case.

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Army Hearing
6:27 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Afghan Survivors And Witnesses Testify At Army Hearing

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Credit Photo Credit: Maj. Brent Clemmer

Witnesses and survivors recounted a horrific scene following a massacre at two villages in Kandahar Province that killed 16 civilians and wounded 6. They testified via live video from Afghanistan during a pretrial hearing for Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

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Robert Bales Pretrial
6:03 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Fourth Day Of Pretrial Hearings For Accused JBLM Soldier

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Credit Maj. Brent Clemmer

Friday is the fourth day of pretrial hearings for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. Bales is accused of massacring 16 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children, in March. The proceedings at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are also known as an Article 32 hearing. They will determine whether the case will advance to court-martial, where the government has stated it plans to seek the death penalty.

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