Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Ebola
5:08 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

JBLM Hosts Meeting To Talk About Ebola Prep

Credit Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Military officials held a town hall style meeting at Joint Base Lewis McChord Wednesday to talk about Ebola virus.

The base will eventually house a thousand troops who are in west Africa, to help the fight against the outbreak.

Lieutenant Colonel Rodd Marcum is chief of preventable Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center. He says the meeting was a way of dispelling any myths about the risk on base of contracting Ebloa from service members returning from overseas.

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Kenneth Bae Returns
6:23 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Kenneth Bae Released, Thanks Public 'For Not Forgetting Me'

Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Wash., with his family, addresses reporters minutes after landing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle Nov. 8, 2014. The Obama administration secured the release of Bae and another American from North Korean prison sentences.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Wash., was free for the first time since 2012 when he landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle Saturday night.

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Lead Army Doctor Suspended
5:33 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Army Suspends Brig. General In Charge of Western Region Medical Care

Brig. General John Cho speaks at an Army town hall meeting in March 2014.
Credit John Brooks / U.S. Army

The Army Surgeon General today suspended the commander in charge of Army hospitals in 20 western states. The reason for removing the Army's top doc in the West is a bit mysterious, as correspondent Tom Banse reports.


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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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