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New JBLM exit training program starts

A 13-week training program for 16 Army and Air Force service members preparing to exit the military for corporate America began this week at Joint Base Lewis McChord. TrueBlue Inc., Amazon, Starbucks, Thurston EDC and Tacoma Pierce County Chamber are among the participating employers.

January 2015

New leader at Orting vets home

A new superintendent has been appointed at Washington Soldiers Home in Orting by its operator, the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Will Slusarski has been as assistant to that role, while completing an administrator-in-training progream.

December 2014

Hollywood star comes to JBLM, Lakewood

Efforts to connect military members with advanced manufacturing jobs following their time in the service will be the topic of a meeting tomorrow in Lakewood that includes Hollywood actor Gary Sinise, vocal spokesman for the concept.

December 2014

D.C. reps to get JBLM construction update

Senator Patty Murray and Congressmen Adam Smith and Denny Heck will receive a construction update at Joint Base Lewis McChord tomorrow morning.

August 2014

Ward 57, ‘the kid’ :: 40 Under Forty

Brittney Hamilton, exec. dir. of Operation Ward 57 -- supporting Wounded Warrior amputees -- and Adam Scott, finance director and assistant treasurer for Simpson Investment Co., are today's featured 40 Under Forty honorees.

July 2014

Lakewood planner goes private

Dan Penrose, formerly a lead planner for City of Lakewood and most recent with South Sound Military & Communities Partnership, has joined SCJ Alliance in its Olympia office.

June 2014

JBLM wants to buy from your business

More than 100 local business representatives came to Joint Base Lewis McChord this morning to learn what –– and how –– the military will be buying goods and services over the next year.

June 2014

Local advocate for pocket gophers honored

Lisa Bellefond, external affairs director of Tacoma-based Puget Sound Partnership, has been named a 2013 Recovery Champion by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

May 2014

Tacoma’s Score gets top score

The 2014 Washington Veteran Small Business Champion is the Tacoma/South Sound chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit whose volunteers provide free mentoring to small businesses and future entrepreneurs.

May 2014

C-17 production to end earlier

Boeing said today it anticipates completing C-17 production in mid-2015, approximately three months earlier than an initial estimate of late 2015.

April 2014
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