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Soldier killed in training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry confirms

A soldier was killed Sunday in a local training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division confirmed Monday.


2 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord found dead in separate cases

SEATTLE – Officials at a Washington Army base say authorities are investigating the deaths of two soldiers found dead in separate incidents. KOMO-TV reports police say Sgt. Lewis Clay, of …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Soldier who died in accidental shooting in Oregon identified

Officials have identified a soldier who died in an accidental shooting at a training facility near the Oregon Coast.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Mobility Guardian: Air war exercises bring 30 countries to Washington this week

Keep your eyes to the sky. The largest air war exercise seen in the Pacific Northwest began Monday with more than 3,700 military personnel from 30 countries descending on the …


Ex-sergeant pleads guilty in false tax returns case

A former U.S. Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to using hacked information from four University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees to file false tax returns seeking IRS refunds.


100 years ago in Spokane: Boy turned down for Navy, immigrants applying for citizenship asked extra loyalty questions as U.S. prepares for WWI

A variety of war-related news filled the pages of The Spokesman-Review as the U.S. prepared to declare war on Germany.


Officials to close part of I-5 to remove old land mine

Officials planned to close part of Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord early Thursday for removal of what appeared to be a buried land mine.


Nisqually Tribe relieved by Army’s decision not to test rockets at JBLM

News that Joint Base Lewis-McChord won’t become a permanent training site for the booming High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, brought relief to the neighboring Nisqually Tribe.


Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II: Exercise underscores importance of Northwest bases

More than 1,000 people will travel to the state to train. This will require a great deal of community support and partnership.


Soldier from Washington base killed in Afghanistan

Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis McChord killed in Afghanistan.


Ex-soldier’s case tests whether flirting is in eye of beholder

One soldier’s last shot is a long one, as his lawyers urge the Supreme Court to hear a rare military court challenge.


JBLM soldier shoots helicopter during training exercise

Authorities said a soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord who was participating in a large training exercise in California shot an Army Apache helicopter with live rounds.


State preparing for military base downsizing

OLYMPIA – State officials are preparing to blunt the effects of losing as many as 11,000 Army jobs – along with the experience and economic benefits that come with them …


Warplanes over Spokane are just training

SPOKANE — Some Spokane residents were alarmed Tuesday night by military planes flying overhead.


Honoree, advocate Carter leaving Army

A Medal of Honor recipient who used his national renown to urge soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress has separated from the Army, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division …


Inslee reactivates military alliance to retain defense jobs

OLYMPIA – Protecting the jobs and economic stimulus from the many military installations in Washington is “a no-brainer,” Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday as he resurrected a coalition of groups …


Joint Base Lewis-McChord rocket battalion set for overseas launch

YAKIMA – Army artillerymen training in the high desert of Central Washington can tell you they’re getting ready for a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. They’re just not free …


Soldier fatally stabbed in Lakewood identified

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was fatally stabbed during an altercation in Lakewood, Wash., on Saturday has been identified.


Gravely injured soldier helps other scarred veterans recover

Shawn Graves said a final goodbye to the world as he lost consciousness. A man wearing a suicide vest had blown himself up inside a dining hall in northern Iraq. …


Army bid frustrates

Spokane’s Garco Construction worked hard for nearly a year to win a $35 million contract to build a large maintenance building for the Army near Tacoma. They lost the bid …


Garco awarded $35.8 million Joint Base Lewis-McChord contract

Spokane’s Garco Construction has landed a $35.8 million federal contract after challenging an earlier award for the job given to an Oklahoma competitor. Garco bid on the project last year …


Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A 21-year-old soldier based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma has been killed in an attack in Afghanistan.


Base names 4 soldiers killed in helicopter crash

were identified Wednesday as investigators look into the cause of the collision,


Garco loses military job despite having low bid

Spokane’s Garco Construction is appealing an Army Corps of Engineers decision to award a $36 million construction job to an Oklahoma company, claiming the selection process incorrectly gave an advantage …


5 apparent suicides of JBLM soldiers since July 1

Since the first of July, five soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have died in apparent suicides, part of an Army-wide upsurge in such deaths despite stepped-up prevention efforts.


Medal of Honor recipient welcomed back in Washington

After a week in which he was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House and feted by the New York Mets and Broadway, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry …


Insurgent attack kills Colville soldier, 28

A soldier from Colville died following an attack in Afghanistan by insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S Department of Defense announced Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, died …


Obama decorates war hero

WASHINGTON – Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry could have sought cover four years ago when a grenade landed near him and two of his fellow soldiers, all of them …


2 more soldiers face courts-martial in Afghan case

Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord say cases against two more soldiers charged with misconduct in Afghanistan will proceed to courts-martial.


Army reviews 5th Stryker leadership in alleged killings

The Army has appointed a brigadier general to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the Washington-state based 5th Stryker Brigade, after some of its members were charged this year with rampant …