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Category: Military
August 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

JBLM won’t get children who crossed southern border

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will not house hundreds of children from Mexico and Central America who have crossed the Mexican border unaccompanied into the United States, said U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, Tuesday in a written statement. Heck, whose district includes cities surrounding the base, said the Department of Health and Human Services is no longer seeking…


Comments | Topics: Central America, JBLM, migrant

July 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Veteran to receive Medal of Honor today, invites fallen Bothell soldier’s mother to attend

President Obama will present the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries. Ryan Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will receive the medal during a White House…


Comments | Topics: carlene cross, Medal of Honor, ryan pitts

March 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Brothers of U.S. Navy commander find his body in mudslide debris

The body of U.S. Navy Cmdr. L. John Regelbrugge III, 49, was found this morning on his property on Steelhead Drive, said his sister-in-law, Jackie Leighton of Vacaville, Calif. Regelbrugge was a 32-year Navy veteran, she said. “John was found this morning about 10 a.m. with his dog. His brothers found his body,” Leighton said. Regelbrugge’s wife, Kris,…


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February 11, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Former Winlock man killed in Afghanistan bombing

CENTRALIA  (AP) — A former Winlock man was one of two civilian contractors killed Monday by a suicide car bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan, his family says. Michael Hughes grew up in Winlock and had been living in Las Vegas prior to working overseas, his sister Kristine Wallace told The Chronicle of Centralia. She says Hughes had worked…


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January 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Pilot from Vancouver, Wash., killed in copter crash in England

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of an Air Force pilot from Vancouver says he was one of four crew members killed in the crash of a helicopter on a training mission Tuesday night on the coast of England. Rick and Mary Stover, of Vancouver, told KATU-TV their 28-year-old son, Capt. Christopher Stover, is among…


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November 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Soldier charged with killing 2 Iraqi youth is on way to JBLM

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera, who is charged with two counts of premeditated murder stemming from an incident in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, is being transferred to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to face military justice, according to an I CORPS news release. Joint Base Lewis-McChord issued a news statement Friday saying that Barbera, 31, had been charged with…


Comments | More in Military, The Blotter | Topics: civilian, I CORPS, Iraqi

November 10, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Sunday memo: Monday holiday . . . What’s closed . . . Free stuff

Honoring veterans: Monday is Veterans Day, but some started honoring those who have served in the nation’s armed forces earlier this weekend. Auburn held a parade on Saturday, and the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Avenue SE, Renton, is  celebrating its member veterans Sunday at both services. What’s closed: Veterans Day is an…


Comments | More in Military, Morning Memo, Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: holiday, parking, Veterans Day

October 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Madigan Army Medical Center nurse killed in Afghanistan

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD (AP) — A nurse from Madigan Army Medical Center and three of her fellow soldiers in a special operations force were killed by an improvised bomb blast Sunday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said. Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, was based at the hospital at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and…


Comments | More in General news, Government, Military | Topics: Afghanistan, Madigan Army Medical Center, nurse

September 24, 2013 at 3:59 PM

JBLM soldier 1 of 3 fatally shot Saturday in Afghanistan

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — The Department of Defense says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was one of the three American soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan. They were shot by an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform. The three soldiers were identified Tuesday as: Spc. Joshua J. Strickland, 23, of Woodstock, Ga., assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces…


Comments | More in General news, Homepage, Military | Topics: Afghanistan casualty, JBLM, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

September 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Bremerton Naval Shipyard hiring for more than 1,000 jobs

BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard says it’s hiring more than 1,000 helper trainees in all trades. The Kitsap Sun says starting pay is $15.11 an hour. Shipyard spokeswoman Mary Ann Mascianica says the new helpers will boost the workforce to more than 11,500. Major projects are under way on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, ballistic…


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