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Sequester cuts hit biz, military families

Inside the Army and Air Force fences, middle-class military families are finding it harder to sock away dollars for the future, despite a growing commitment to prepare for defense downsizing through frugal living.

June 2013

National Guard will test fire response

Following last summer's devastating wildfire season, the Washington National Guard will test its ability to respond to a large-scale fire during the annual Operation Evergreen Ember exercise, held this year from June 14-21.

June 2013

DoD dollars will rebuilding JBLM schools

Clover Park School District received a $91 million grant today from the Department of Defense to improve three elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

June 2013

Museums welcome military families -- free

Tacoma's Museum District will again offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 27) through Labor Day (Sept. 2) as part of the Blue Star Museum Program.

May 2013

JBLM had fifth-fastest employee growth

The number of civilian and military employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has increased by almost 64 percent since 2006, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

May 2013

JBLM to listen to civilians on realignment

Military officials want to engage their civilian neighbors in the conversation about upcoming changes that have been announced or are possible as the nation’s budget is rebalanced following the conclusion of battles in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

April 2013

Military members tightening family budgets

As Pentagon officials seek to make military budget cuts required under sequestration, career service members at JBLM and elsewhere are increasingly making cuts of their own.

April 2013

TRICARE contract transfers hands

Beginning Monday, the TRICARE West Region contract will transition to and be managed by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans.

March 2013

New 'bird' arrives in 'nest' at McChord

There will be a brand new Air Force C-17 airplane in South Sound skies this week as McChord Field receives its last new Globemaster III direct from The Boeing Co. manufacturing plant in Long Beach, Calif.

March 2013

New JBLM entry gate opens

Tonight at midnight, Camp Murray will officially open its new gate entrance at Portland Avenue and Boundary Street.

March 2013
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