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Navy boats under construction in Tacoma

The Tacoma shipyard is serving as the construction site for a new class of Navy patrol boat. SAFE Boats International, based in Bremerton, is building five 78-foot Mark 6 patrol boats in the shipyard after moving into vacant facilities there last August. The company's $30 million contract with the United States Navy calls for the five boats to be built over three years, with the Navy holding an option for a sixth vessel.

December 2012

TriWest to lay off 127 in February

Pierce County's TriWest Healthcare Alliance office will lay off 127 workers on Feb. 15, the state's Employment Security Department announced.

December 2012

Evergreen named 'Best for Vets'

Evergreen ranked 47 among four-year schools recognized as "Best for Vets" by Military Times.

November 2012

JBLM focus of Thurston Chamber forum

I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Robert B Brown of Joint Base Lewis-McChord talks about the future of the local military community here and in Asia.

November 2012

Veterans Day Sunday brings some 'deals'

Sunday is Veterans’ Day, the national recognition of the past (and present) military service by an ever-shrinking proportion of the U.S. population.

November 2012

McChord flight crews aid NY relief

Two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from JBLM are flying missions in support of Hurricane Sandy response operations.

November 2012

Around the Sound 10/26/2012

Emergency Food Network is hosting its Abundance Auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College. Dinner and a live auction will follow the silent auction. Visit or call (253) 584-1040 for more information.

October 2012

UW Tacoma forging jobs, training links in cyber security

Cyber security is an industry ripe for growth in the South Sound – and one with zero current unemployment here, according to the University of Washington Center for Information Assurance and Cyber Security.

October 2012

ACU donates $10K to Hawks Prairie Rotary Soldier Fund

To coincide with the Military Family Support Day in Lacey, America’s Credit Union donated $10,000 to the Hawks Prairie Rotary Soldier Fund. The primary objective was to honor and help families left behind to deal with day-to-day stressors of military life, and create a resource to support the military and their families on many levels.

September 2012

Skanska awarded $49.7M contract to build 2 schools at JBLM

Clover Park School District has selected Skanska USA to build two elementary schools on the grounds of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The contract is worth $49.7 million.

September 2012
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