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 Meet the 2017 Spouse of the Year at JBLM

Meet the 2017 Spouse of the Year at JBLM

Apr 20, 2017
Serena West is an Army wife of 11 years, a mother to 2, serves on the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club board, and runs her own decor business, Westhouse.

 Baseball in the Puget Sound

Baseball in the Puget Sound

Mar 31, 2017
The Seattle Mariners and Tacoma Rainiers have postseason aspirations in 2017, along with great events for the military community.

WA Military News Article The All Military Basketball Team

The All Military Basketball Team

Mar 21, 2017
Let’s take a look at the best team we can assemble from the entire history of our big three Division I military academies.

 Welcome to the Washington Military Community Bracket Challenge

Welcome to the Washington Military Community Bracket Challenge

Mar 13, 2017
Bust out your brackets because it's time for some military March Madness!

 SIX - The new History Channel Military Drama Series

SIX - The new History Channel Military Drama Series

Mar 06, 2017
The History Channel’s “SIX” is a new military combat drama inspired by real SEAL Team Six missions. Besides the natural military connection within the show, the cast and c ...

 Fort Bragg Soldiers Return from Africa after Secretive Mission

Fort Bragg Soldiers Return from Africa after Secretive Mission

Feb 24, 2017
Soldiers and their families needed to stay hush prior to and during their deployment .

 List of Unacceptable Out-Of-State IDs Grows at Military Bases

List of Unacceptable Out-Of-State IDs Grows at Military Bases

Feb 10, 2017
Several more state IDs aren’t in compliance with the Real ID Act

 Elvis Presley, The Veteran

Elvis Presley, The Veteran

Feb 01, 2017
Take a Look into the Story of The King’s Military Service.

 Woman Selected for Rangers

Woman Selected for Rangers

Jan 24, 2017
The female officer is the first selected for the 75th Ranger Regiment.

 Amazon Joins Veteran Apprenticeship Program

Amazon Joins Veteran Apprenticeship Program

Jan 23, 2017
The Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA helps Vets land paid training jobs with trusted employers.

 Army Developing Hoverbike for Resupplies

Army Developing Hoverbike for Resupplies

Jan 20, 2017
The unmanned craft is likened to “Amazon on the battlefield”

 Parrots for Patriots Program Provides Vets Feathered Pets

Parrots for Patriots Program Provides Vets Feathered Pets

Jan 17, 2017
Vancouver, WA organization pairs veterans with parrots in need of a home.

 A Retired Chaplain Major Talks About PTSD in our Community

A Retired Chaplain Major Talks About PTSD in our Community

Jan 12, 2017
Now a Pastor in the South Sound, Ed Choi served as a Chaplain in ‘the hardest hit unit in Iraq.

 Air Force Modifies Tattoo Policy

Air Force Modifies Tattoo Policy

Jan 10, 2017
The new guidelines eliminate the limit on tattoo coverage as long as they aren’t above the neck or on the hands.

 Fallen Hero: A Family Mourns, A City Gathers

Fallen Hero: A Family Mourns, A City Gathers

Dec 12, 2016
Washington State Patrol Honor Guard members guard Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez at Mountain View Funeral Home.

 After 80-Plus Years In Military, Mattis, Kelly Breathe Sacrifice And Service

After 80-Plus Years In Military, Mattis, Kelly Breathe Sacrifice And Service

Dec 08, 2016
In the volatile world we live in, global threats are on the rise; our military is spread thin while still maintaining the same demanding workload; and our southern border is oft ...

 Army Identifies Nine Soldiers Who Died in Fort Hood Vehicle Accident

Army Identifies Nine Soldiers Who Died in Fort Hood Vehicle Accident

Jun 07, 2016
The U.S. Army has identified the soldiers who died when the medium-duty truck they were riding in overturned in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood.

 JBLM Soldier Shoots Apache Helo with Live Rounds, Grounding Exercise

JBLM Soldier Shoots Apache Helo with Live Rounds, Grounding Exercise

May 26, 2016
A large training exercise for Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers in Southern California came to a halt Saturday morning when an infantryman shot an Army Apache helicopter with li ...

 Army's First Female Infantry Officer Assigned to Fort Benning

Army's First Female Infantry Officer Assigned to Fort Benning

May 25, 2016
Capt. Kristen Griest, one of the first women to graduate U.S. Army Ranger School, has been assigned to the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia, accordi ...

 Marine Corps Approves First Two Women for Infantry Positions

Marine Corps Approves First Two Women for Infantry Positions

May 24, 2016
The U.S. Marine Corps is getting its first female rifleman and machine gunner later this year, service officials confirmed this week.

 Country's Oldest WWII Veteran, Richard Overton, Turns 110

Country's Oldest WWII Veteran, Richard Overton, Turns 110

May 23, 2016
Over the last few months, Richard Overton has had to give up a few things. First, he gave up driving the Ford pickup he had owned for years. Then, after a bad bout with pneumoni ...

 Army Identifies Soldier Killed in Training Accident at Fort Polk

Army Identifies Soldier Killed in Training Accident at Fort Polk

May 19, 2016
The U.S. Army identified the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldier that died Tuesday from injuries sustained during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness ...

 Be a Part of the SSP Team Today!

Be a Part of the SSP Team Today!

May 18, 2016
Are you interested in a rewarding career that provides growth and challenge? If so, SSP is the place for you!

 Bergdahl Court-Martial Could Wait Until After November

Bergdahl Court-Martial Could Wait Until After November

May 17, 2016
In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)

 Army Plans to Field New Protective Vest, Armored Shirt in 2019

Army Plans to Field New Protective Vest, Armored Shirt in 2019

May 16, 2016
U.S. Army equipment officials are working on a new lightweight, body armor system that combines a plate-carrier style vest with an armored combat shirt.

 New Program In Lacey For Veteran Entrepreneurs

New Program In Lacey For Veteran Entrepreneurs

Feb 16, 2016
The Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business and Innovation has announced the establishment of the Veterans Microenterprise Program.

 Most Decorated American Soldier in US Military History

Most Decorated American Soldier in US Military History

Feb 09, 2016
The title of most decorated American soldier probably goes to Robert Lewis Howard, a US Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.

 2016 VA Disability Compensation Rates

2016 VA Disability Compensation Rates

Feb 04, 2016
The following tables show the 2016 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective Dec. 1, 2014)

 Welcome to EntryLevelJobs.net

Welcome to EntryLevelJobs.net

Jan 26, 2016
Getting an entry level job or starting a new career can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Often sheer determination is not enough, you also need a wealth of resources ...

 Search Is Suspended for Marines Missing Off Hawaiian Coast

Search Is Suspended for Marines Missing Off Hawaiian Coast

Jan 20, 2016
United States Marines searched for debris from two CH-53E helicopters along the coast of Haleiwa, Hawaii, on Saturday.

 U.S. Army Changing Dog Tags For First Time In 40 Years

U.S. Army Changing Dog Tags For First Time In 40 Years

Jan 19, 2016
(CNN)For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Army is making changes to a century-old piece of hardware, dog tags, the identification implements that hang around each soldier's ...

 Refining Career Skills

Refining Career Skills

Jan 12, 2016
How Military Training Prepares You For Jobs In The Energy Sector

 Free Dental Day Helps Combat Rising Cost Of Dental Care

Free Dental Day Helps Combat Rising Cost Of Dental Care

Jan 07, 2016
Dr. Steven Broughton and his staff at Light Dental Studio on South Hill will give back to the local community with a free dental day on Jan. 30. Courtesy

 Twelve Ways To Live Like A Navy SEAL In 2016

Twelve Ways To Live Like A Navy SEAL In 2016

Jan 01, 2016
Throughout the ages, every great society has celebrated and revered great warrior traditions.

 Six U.S. Troops Killed Outside U.S. Airbase By Suicide Bomber On a Motorcycle

Six U.S. Troops Killed Outside U.S. Airbase By Suicide Bomber On a Motorcycle

Dec 31, 2015
According to officials, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed six NATO troops in Afghanistan on Monday. A spokesperson for the coalition said the troops died as the result of ...

 NYPD Officer Killed By Suicide Bomber In Afghanistan Really Was Superman

NYPD Officer Killed By Suicide Bomber In Afghanistan Really Was Superman

Dec 30, 2015
A wake was held for fallen NYPD and Air Force Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm at St. Anthony of Padua of West Harrison on Tuesday. (Video by Ricky Flores/The Journal News)

 Former Soldier Receives Emotional Final Salute Before Donating His Organs To 2 Vets

Former Soldier Receives Emotional Final Salute Before Donating His Organs To 2 Vets

Dec 29, 2015
Matthew Whalen was diagnosed with a terminal brain hemorrhage. After his death, his organs were donated to two vets.

 Military Families Have Until January to Update DEERS Info or Face ACA Fines!

Military Families Have Until January to Update DEERS Info or Face ACA Fines!

Oct 07, 2015
Is your DEERS record complete? Have you had a baby recently and have just received their social security card? Do you have “minimal essential coverage” through TRICARE?

 September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 14, 2015
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 3000 people on average commit suicide daily. Suicide rates are at an all time high for Veterans. In addition, for every ...

 Meet Lieutenant Colonel Kevin J. Stoll

Meet Lieutenant Colonel Kevin J. Stoll

Sep 01, 2015
During the USO Golf Tournament, we had a contest that tested the patience and skill of many of the tournaments players. Our winner of our marshmallow golf tournament was LTC Kev ...

 GUEST BLOG: Back-to-School Tips for Military Families

GUEST BLOG: Back-to-School Tips for Military Families

Aug 26, 2015
Each month we like to feature blog posts written by military families for military families. This week's special post is brought to you courtesy of Heather Sweeney, contributing ...

 Words for Transitioning Military & Vets

Words for Transitioning Military & Vets

Aug 24, 2015
We recently took to LinkedIn to ask fellow veterans, business professionals and transitioning military members a very important question: “As a veteran, what is the #1 thing ...

moving military MOVING? 10 PEOPLE TO FIND AT A NEW DUTY STATION

MOVING? 10 PEOPLE TO FIND AT A NEW DUTY STATION

Aug 21, 2015
Making the move can be tough on itself, but what about all those relationships with key people you have on base? Everyone needs their go-to people that they can count on, especi ...

 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Facts vs. Myths

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Facts vs. Myths

Aug 19, 2015
There are a lot of facts and myths floating around about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and we thought it best to straighten things out a bit!

 What We Know About The Marines Killed In Chattanooga

What We Know About The Marines Killed In Chattanooga

Aug 17, 2015
These four men came from different corners of the country and were at different stages in their military careers, but were united in their service, and now their sacrifice.

 GUEST BLOG: Your Military Career WILL Come to an End – Prepare Early

GUEST BLOG: Your Military Career WILL Come to an End – Prepare Early

Aug 15, 2015
Here at West Coast Publishing, we like to showcase the work of other men and women who believe in helping our military members and veterans live the best possible life that they ...

 Wednesday Wisdom: Advice to Separating Military Members

Wednesday Wisdom: Advice to Separating Military Members

Jul 29, 2015
Recently we asked a question to our LinkedIn followers: “If you could give one piece of advice to a military member separating in six months, what would it be? Veterans, b ...

 3 Misconceptions about Civilian Life for Military Members

3 Misconceptions about Civilian Life for Military Members

Jul 20, 2015
“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” – James Belasco and Ralph St ...

 Best Places for Veterans

Best Places for Veterans

Jul 08, 2015
Are you preparing to transition from the military? Taking the plunge into civilian life comes with a lot of new and challenging tasks, including the choice of where to live.

 GUEST BLOG POST: Team McChord Welcomes Carver Faull as newest Pilot for a Day

GUEST BLOG POST: Team McChord Welcomes Carver Faull as newest Pilot for a Day

Jun 24, 2015
by Senior Airman Rebecca Blossom 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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