Archive of: Military

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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

Madigan commander's time extended

Army officials recently approved an assignment extension for Madigan Army Medical Center's commander, ensuring he will remain in place through the summer.

February 2013

Puget Sound starts veterans scholarship

University of Puget Sound has established a new veterans scholarship fund in honor of Professor Emeritus William E. Dasher, a military veteran who recently retired from teaching after more than 30 years of service with the university.

January 2013

UWT job fair highlights military spouses

An upcoming job fair at the University of Washington Tacoma links local employers with military spouses.

January 2013

Closing military groceries could hurt, help

A federal budget-cutting proposal to close military commissaries might further complicate the financial lives of active-duty military members as they prepare for the impact of defense downsizing on family finances.

January 2013

JBLM Warrior Transition campus complete

Today, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Warrior Transition Battalion campus welcomed 200 staff members to their new building near Madigan Army Medical Center.

January 2013

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
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