Archive of: Military

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Frogs head back to Fort Lewis

To help restore Washington state's populations of endangered Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa), approximately 80 frogs - weighing up to two ounces - will be released back to nature on the Fort Lewis Military Reservation next week.

November 2009

Around the Sound

Kent Chamber of Commerce has a Marketing Tool Box Seminar this Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 8 a.m. at Allied Waste Services' conference room. The topic is "Referral Sources -- Who are You a Solution For?  (Let Them Know)." It's free for members, $10 for others. Here is the link for more information and registration.

Claudia Malone, SPHR, principal of an HR training and consulting firm Malone & Associates, will speak on "Workforce Readiness: What is it and What do we need to do?" This workshop is Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 a.m. at C.I. Shenanigan's restaurant in Tacoma. More information is posted here.

October 2009

South Hill Mall becomes training ground for safety forces

Public safety agencies from Pierce County will participate in a special training session Thursday at South Hill Mall. The full-scale emergency response exercise will test the readiness of police and fire departments to a simulated terrorist event at the Puyallup shopping center.

October 2009
McChord crews head to Samoan relief

McChord crews head to Samoan relief

A C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base touched down at Pago Pago International Airport late last night, bringing nine Federal Emergency Management Agency members and 17,000 pounds of cargo to American Samoa in support of relief operations.

October 2009

Lacey campus lands largest 2009 industrial space deal

Agility, one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments, secured a 300,000-square-foot lease at First Park Meridian Campus in Lacey.

Monte Decker of CB Richard Ellis co-brokered the deal with Eamon McCrann from Lincoln Property Co. on behalf of the tenant. The lease marks the largest industrial deal of new space in the Puget Sound for 2009.

September 2009

BCRA celebrates 20 years, and growing

Tacoma-headquartered BCRA began in the spring of 1989 as a three-person, start-up firm providing architectural and design services. Today, its 170 staff members occupy offices in Tacoma, Wenatchee, Seattle and Alexandria, Va., creatively blending art and science into cutting-edge design services.

September 2009

Sept. 11 observance today

Operation Homefront will join groups across America to host a Freedom Walk in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of 2001.

The two-mile Freedom Walk will begin and end at Thea Park in Tacoma, and there is no cost to participate.

September 2009

People on the move

2 Watch Monitoring in Tacoma announced the addition of two new members to its team. Steve Moore, general manager of Steve's Monitoring in Spokane is partnering with 2 Watch to expand its Eastern Washington and Idaho markets. John McGowan joins the firm as the new senior vice president of operations. He comes from the shipping and freight industry, having strong leadership skills and expertise in managing and administering effective operations of a company.

Eric Wisch has been named the manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources' Pacific Cascade Region. Wisch will oversee DNR programs throughout the region, which includes Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties and southeast Grays Harbor County. The region includes the cities of Olympia and Vancouver. From its headquarters in Castlerock, DNR's Pacific Cascade Region manages some 480,000 acres of forest, agriculture and urban lands that generate non-tax revenue for public schools, universities, counties and other trust beneficiaries.

September 2009

People on the move

The Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the professional association of licensed naturopathic physicians in the state, has announced that it is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Naturopathic physicians practice naturopathic medicine, a comprehensive healthcare system with a unique philosophy that combines traditional, natural therapeutics with modern, scientific medicine. Naturopathic doctors treat the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of illness. The WANP is celebrating its anniversary by launching an outreach campaign with a newly designed Web site and a greater presence in local communities. With health care reform front and center on the national agenda, the WANP seeks to raise awareness about the increasingly valuable services of naturopathic medicine.

August 2009

State agencies to greet returning troops

The State Department of Veterans Affairs and Employment Security Department will be joining forces to serve members of the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade Combat Team as they return from Iraq.

Beginning tomorrow, a team will meet demobilizing soldiers at Fort McCoy, Wisc., to help their reintegration to civilian life. The 2,400 citizen soldiers from Washington will begin returning home as early as this week.

July 2009
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