Archive of: Military

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Wendt named Citizen-Soldier of the Year

Lt. Col. Diego Wendt has been selected to receive Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's 2011 Howard O. Scott Citizen-Soldier of the Year Award.

Wendt, a member of the Air Force Reserve, took leave from his job as an instructor pilot for the 737 and 777 at Boeing Co. and has flown for the past 18 months with the 97th Airlift Squadron, 446th Airlift Wing at JBLM-McChord Field.

April 2011
Satsop proves perfect for WMD training

Satsop proves perfect for WMD training

The site of the never-finished Satsop nuclear power plant has turned out to be a perfect place to train Army soldiers how to find and destroy weapons of mass destruction.

Of course the "weapons" found are not real, but the elaborate scenarios created are as close to reality as possible to train the soldiers of the Army's 110th Battalion based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

April 2011

Evergreen Fire & Security awarded $250M DoD contract

Evergreen Fire & Security has been awarded a five year, $250 million contract to provide physical security and force protection services in an automated control systems environment for worldwide support of the Department of Defense and key non-DoD federal government agencies.

The program, known as Electronic Security Systems V Restricted Suite, is managed and supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the Electronic Security Center in Huntsville, Ala.

March 2011

Lacey groups encouraging businesses to 'adopt' military units

The Lacey Chamber of Commerce, the City of Lacey and the Lacey Subchapter of the Association of the United States Army are launching a 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team Arrowhead Adopt-A-Unit program.  

The 3-2 SBCT consists of nearly 5,000 soldiers who are stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

March 2011

Boeing wins Air Force tanker contract

The Pentagon has selected Boeing Co. to build airborne tankers for the U.S. Air Force.

The $35-billion contract also had been sought by European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co., which was considered the favorite after Boeing was stripped of an earlier version of the award because of ethics scandals involving company executives.

February 2011

Blog watch: Stimulus, celebrations, updates and open mics

Read about tax exemptions to stimulate investment and job creation on WashACE Blog.

Rep. Adam Smith will be the featured speaker at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's Military Affairs Committee meeting Feb. 23. Find out more at The Live Wire.

February 2011

Around the Sound

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting a military affairs forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at La Quinta Inn & Suites Conference Center, 1425 E. 27th St. The cost is $15 pre-paid and $20 at the door. Click here to register.

World Trade Center Tacoma, Port of Tacoma and Columbia Bank are presenting "Think Locally, Go Globally: Marketing Your Product" on Feb. 9  at the Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road. RSVP to Mariam Anderson at (253) 396-1022 or click here for more information.

February 2011
JBLM's Cascade School Age Center gets gold certification

JBLM's Cascade School Age Center gets gold certification

The Cascade School Age Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has achieved LEED Gold certification, making it the first facility on base to reach U.S. Green Building Council Gold designation.

While the government set a project target of LEED Silver, the Berschauer Phillips Design Team, which included BCRA, collaborated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reach LEED Gold within the existing project budget and schedule.

February 2011

Emergency Management partners with Wounded Warrior pilot project

In March, injured service members transitioning out of the military will begin internship programs within the Department of Emergency Management and other partner agencies in a first-of-its-kind venture.

The Wounded Warrior Transition Project will be piloted in Pierce County with the intent of developing it for wounded soldiers nationwide.

January 2011

State receives $4.8 million to help workers relocated under BRAC find jobs

Washington State Employment Security Department has received $4.8 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to help those relocated to Joint Base Lewis-McChord from closed military bases find new employment.

The National Emergency Grant will assist about 825 military spouses and civilian defense workers impacted by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure action that closed military bases nationwide and resulted in the creation of JBLM in 2010. The majority of those affected are spouses who have left jobs to follow military members assigned to JBLM.

January 2011
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