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Boeing delivers 4th KC-767 tanker to Japan

The Boeing Co. has delivered the last of four KC-767 aerial refueling tankers to the Japan Ministry of Defense.

Boeing's partner on the Japan Tanker program, Itochu Corp., handed over the KC-767 advanced tanker to Japan Ministry of Defense officials. Assigned to the 1st Airlift Wing of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Komaki Air Base, it is the third consecutive KC-767 tanker to be delivered to Boeing's Japan customer within the contracted schedule and budget.

January 2010

Boeing to provide IBCS support to Army

The Boeing Co. has been chosen to provide systems design, development and testing services for the U.S. Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.

IBCS is part of the Army's modernization effort; it will integrate current and future air and missile defense systems into a common battle command system.

January 2010

Boeing delivers 2 Osprey trainers

Boeing and partner Bell Helicopter delivered two MV-22 Osprey Containerized Flight Training Devices to the U.S. Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California during the last quarter of 2009.

The CFTD trains aircrew on basic aircraft familiarization and handling qualities, systems/sub-systems operation, communication, malfunctions, day and night flying, use of night vision goggles, formation flying, aerial refueling and landing on ships.

January 2010

India interested in C-17s

The Boeing Co. said today that the U.S. government has received a Letter of Request from India's Ministry of Defence and the Indian Air Force about the potential acquisition of 10 C-17 Globemaster III advanced airlifters.

January 2010

Another unit coming to Ft. Lewis

The Army announced yesterday the planned activation of the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group. Implementation is expected to be completed in August 2011.

This force structure action represents a net increase of 432 military authorizations and four civilian authorizations at Fort Lewis and two civilian authorizations at Yakima Training Center.

December 2009

Forza to reopen on Saturday

Forza Coffee Co. has announced that the franchise cafe on Steele Street will reopen on Saturday at 8:14 a.m. The coffee house was closed at 8:14 a.m. on Nov. 29 after the ambush and murder of four police officers, Lakewood Police Sgt. Mark Renninger, and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards.

December 2009

Procession, memorial impact local area

UPDATE: WSDOT announced that all lanes and ramps at SR 512 and I-5 are open to traffic. Westbound SR 512 left turns are open to South Tacoma Way.

Those commuting home from work in the Tacoma and Lakewood area today may encounter slowdowns due to the memorial for slain Lakewood Police Sgt. Mark Renninger, and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards being held at Tacoma Dome.

More bystanders showed for the procession this morning than planners had anticipated, as residents wanted to show their respect and appreciation to the victims' families and law enforcement personnel.

December 2009

Major employers highlighted

The Dec. 7th edition of Business Examiner includes the annual compilation of major employers in the South Sound, using information provided by economic development agencies and other sources.

Not surprisingly, U.S. Army jobs at Fort Lewis -- both military and civilian -- comprise the largest of 84 employers on the list with 42,231 jobs.

December 2009

Suspected cop killer dies, officers honor their fallen

The subject of the intense manhunt in the Lakewood Police officer shooting Sunday, Maurice Clemmons, was shot and killed after a confrontation by a police officer in the south Seattle area early this morning.

A gun that belonged to one of the murdered Lakewood officers was found on the suspect.

December 2009

Flags ordered at half staff

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has directed that all flags in Pierce County be lowered to half-staff until further notice in memory of four Lakewood police officers killed yesterday.

November 2009
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