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Wednesday Jul 9 | National Review Online


It certainly helps to live under a commander-in-chief who not only lands on an aircraft carrier in a fighter jet, but then delivers from that platform a clearheaded and stirring address on America's role as Earth's foremost guardian of individual liberty.


Related Topix: Nellis Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US News, Camp Pendleton, US Army

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Saab Awarded an Additional Training Contract for the U.S. Army

Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC. has been awarded a $10.9 Million Training Systems order by the U.S. Army for radio systems to improve communication capabilities during live training exercises.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Vernon Clifton Canfield

He joined the U.S. Army in 1948 and spent four years in Germany. His active duty in the Army ended in 1954, but he continued to serve the country in the reserves.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Lewis, WA

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The News Tribune

New Army report projects cuts of up to 16,000 soldiers from JBLM

A decade of growth at Joint Base Lewis-McChord could be wiped away by 2020 if the Army carries out severe force reductions in the South Sound as described in a planning document released Thursday.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Fort Hood, Thurston County, WA, Pierce County, WA, Fort Lewis, WA

Kitsap Sun

Vernon Clifton Canfield, 85

He joined the US Army in 1948 and spent four years in Germany. His active duty in the army ended in 1954 but he continued to serve the country in the reserves.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Lewis, WA

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Free Republic

FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington ~ 24 JUNE 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, , formerly Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, is a joint United States military installation in Pierce County and Thurston County, Washington, United States.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Air Force, Fort Lewis, WA, McChord Air Force Base, Prison, Yakima Training Center

Sun Jun 22, 2014

Kennewick native re-enacts D-Day ceremonies in Normandy

Sgt. 1st Class Ryan D. Anderson was one of 25 members of the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment to take part in the D-Day anniversary ceremonies.


Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, US Military, US Army, Fort Lewis, WA

The News Tribune

70th anniversary of D-Day was special pilgrimage for JBLM ranger and family

Mike Okita and his three sisters wanted to send his parents, both in their 80s, on their first trip to Europe.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, DuPont, WA, US Military, US Army

Fri Jun 20, 2014

U.S. Department of Defense

Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby

First, on schedule: As you may know, this morning Secretary Hagel met with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key here at the Pentagon.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US Army, Fort Belvoir, US Air Force, Air Force Academy, CO

Wed Jun 18, 2014

The Olympian

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit alleging JBLM "spy" violated Olympia protesters' civil rights

A federal judge in Tacoma has dismissed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that former Joint Base Lewis-McChord employee John Towery violated the civil rights of Olympia anti-war protesters when he infiltrated the group under an assumed name in 2007 and reported on their activities to his superiors.


Related Topix: Olympia, WA, US Military, US Army

Tue Jun 17, 2014

The Olympian

JBLM officials point to millions in savings since joint base was created

The Army and Air Force got hitched in the South Sound four years ago; now officials are trying to figure out if the marriage that is Joint Base Lewis-McChord can help them save money.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Air Force, Yakima Training Center, McChord Air Force Base, Fort Lewis, WA, US Politics, US News, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Fire Dog Lake

US Army Investigation Found Employee Accused of Spying on Activists Violated Pentagon Directive

An individual who worked for the United States Army Force Protection Division at Fort Lewis in Washington violated a Defense Department directive by attending public demonstrations.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Lewis, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA


Armed Dune Buggies

In the early 1980s, the U.S. Army created a unique battalion of armed dune buggies made by Chenowth Racing Products: In October 1981, Maj.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military

Weirton Daily Times

Talbott twins 92 years young

The Talbott twins, David Charles and James Arthur, were together again in May, It was on the occasion of their 92nd birthday, a family reunion and "just because they have to see each other one or more times a year."


Related Topix: Jefferson County, OH, Smithfield, OH, US Military, US Army, Fort Hayes

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Daily Kos

More Damning Truths By The Day: Update On Surveillance of Peaceful, Domestic, Political Activists

A post for those far-too-many deniers of our "new normal" that chastise the increasing number of Americans who now reference this as our "surveillance state;" and, for all who acknowledge these inconvenient facts as reality, please consider this an alarming updatea First , this MUST-READ, breaking report just in from Kevin Gosztola , over at FDL a ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Army, Fort Lewis, WA, Tacoma, WA

Sun Jun 15, 2014

The News Tribune

Iraq War veterans from JBLM look for peace as Mosul falls

In this photo from October 2006, Fort Lewis Stryker soldier Sgt. Emmet Cullen passes out soccer balls to children in a neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military, US Army, Santa Barbara, CA