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Posted: February 23, 2018, 12:30 pm

Northwest Guardian

New policy to crack down on force deployability - Northwest Guardian
Northwest Guardian
DOD's office of personnel and readiness has “come out with a policy that if you're not deployable for a year or more, you're going to have to go somewhere else,” said James Mattis, secretary of defense. extra description.

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Posted: February 22, 2018, 11:28 pm

The Fayetteville Observer

Army Special Operations Aviation Command welcomes new top NCO
The Fayetteville Observer
Command Sgt. Maj. Billy D. Webb has spent most of his Army career looking down, both figuratively and literally.As a crew chief and flight engineer, Webb has served on countless helicopters within the Army's special operations and aviation communities ...

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Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:50 pm

The Fort Hood Sentinel

Soldiers prep for Exercise Roving Sands
The Fort Hood Sentinel
Prior to the deployment, 51st Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducted a two-week communications exercise where they validated all of the communication systems before shipping them to Fort Bliss. “Roving Sands is a good opportunity to test the ...

Posted: February 22, 2018, 7:07 am

DVIDS (press release)

Stan Lee Proud to Be WWII Vet, Thanks Service Members for Serving
DVIDS (press release)
... 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Other known writers who started out in the Army with Lee included novelist William Saroyan and TV writers Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, who Lee met while working at the Army ...

Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:46 pm

United States Army (press release)

Army Air and Missile Defense Command prepares for Exercise Roving Sands
United States Army (press release)
FORT BLISS, Texas -- In preparation for Roving Sands 2018, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, and its brigades, unloaded incoming vehicles Feb. 12, 2018 at the rail yard on Fort Bliss. Roving Sands, originally developed by 11th Air Defense ...

Posted: February 16, 2018, 3:07 pm

Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)

WA Restricts Sale of Foam Linked to Water Pollution
Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)
Feb. 11--The state Senate passed legislation Saturday to sharply restrict the sale of a class of firefighting foams linked to water pollution in Washington and elsewhere in the nation. State Senate Bill 6413, approved 39-8, would largely prohibit -- as ...

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Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:05 pm

State Senate votes to largely prohibit sale of firefighting foam linked to water pollution in Washington
The Seattle Times
The state Senate passed legislation Saturday to sharply restrict the sale of a class of firefighting foams linked to water pollution in Washington and elsewhere in the nation. State Senate Bill 6413, approved 39-8, would largely prohibit — as of 2020 ...

Posted: February 10, 2018, 10:40 pm

Everhart focuses on team readiness
Northwest Guardian
“When you've got a capable platform such as Joint Base Lewis-McChord, all you have to do is turn and ask and it gets done,” Everhart said. “That's a powerful tool for our nation.” Ready Airmen and joint mission partners operating seamlessly together ...

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Posted: February 1, 2018, 10:47 pm

ABC News

Tacoma Washington soldier's Jeep Cherokee erupts in flames
ABC News
A Tacoma Washington soldier was shocked when his brand new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk erupted in flames Saturday evening. PHOTO: A Tacoma, Washington, soldier's new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk erupted in flames Jennifer Lewis/Facebook. A Tacoma ...

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Posted: January 29, 2018, 6:04 am

KOMO News

Army to send female infantry, armor officers to Lewis-McChord
KOMO News
But the uneven numbers of women choosing the combat jobs could result in female armor officers commanding units that have no women in them. Over the next year, as more women enlist and graduate as officers, brigades at more bases will be integrated ...

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Posted: January 24, 2018, 7:14 pm