Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Amidst further downsizing confirmed by the U.S. Army Thursday, the Washington National Guard got good news. The Guard’s 81st Armored Brigade announced it will shed its heavy tanks and armor to convert into a more nimble Stryker configuration.

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 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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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.


JBLM Could Be Shelter for Immigrant Children

Jul 15, 2014
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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.

JBLM Eyed As Possible Shelter for Immigrant Kids

Jun 24, 2014
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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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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.

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

JBLM Solider to Receive Medal of Honor

Jul 29, 2013
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Staff Sgt. Ty Carter will be one of only a handful of living American soldiers to receive the nation’s highest military honor. 

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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