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‘Camp’ Lewis celebrates its centennial

‘Camp’ Lewis celebrates its centennial

The largest single employer in the South Sound – the military post known as Joint Base Lewis McChord – observed its 100th anniversary today with full 'ruffles and flourishes' at a parade ground on post.

August 2017

JBLM forces, materiel on-the-move

South Sound-based soldiers and their battle equipment are in the midst of a short-notice deployment to southern California for a month-long war games exercise. Watch for shipments through local ports and via Air Force transport flights from McChord.

August 2017

Air Mobility exercise lands in Lakewood

Up to 3,000 military flyers, maintainers and Army troops, including some from a dozen or more allied nations, are involved in a two-week exercise based at Joint Base Lewis McChord. That means some positive impacts for local hospitality establishments.

August 2017

New USAF commander coming to McChord

The main active Air Force flying unit at JBLM is gaining a new commanding officer next month, and she will a 'first' in the position.

June 2017

‘Warriors’ shooting under the sun

Army troops and their units from JBLM are deployed to a firing range in central Washington this weekend to practice their war-fighting skills under the blazing sun.

June 2017

Pierce Transit pays $105k for not re-hiring

A returning military member was not rehired by Pierce Transit, which will now pay for lost earnings and benefits under a settlement reached with federal law enforcement.

June 2017
‘Greeners’ win UWT Biz Plan contest

‘Greeners’ win UWT Biz Plan contest

Producers of a hard cider beverage product in Olympia earned a big jump-start with the top prize in a business plan competition for military veterans entering entrepreneurship through local higher education studies.

May 2017

Gift of cash, not a tub, to JBLM residence

Family members of military and retired patients at Madigan Army Medical Center will benefit from a weekend donation from Olympic Hot Tubs.

May 2017

Chamber ‘spotlights’ military supporter

A specialist in labor relations, workforce development and organizational consulting is being honored by a local chamber of commerce for his commitment to support military members of the community.

May 2017

How to classify military base jobs?

As part of planning process for the South Sound and region into the year 2040, policy analysts and elected officials are looking into how to count the vast military-related employment impacts.

May 2017
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