CAMP MURRAY, WA – Citizen-Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard’s 111th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) will be honored at a redeployment ceremony this Saturday, December 7th at 2pm inside French Theatre on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Approximately 25 airmen from the 111th ASOS will receive recognition and be honored for their combat duty to Kabul, Afghanistan from February 2013 to September 2013 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit had returned home at the end of September but was unable to celebrate their return until now.
CAMP MURRAY, WA – The Washington Army National Guard will break ground on a new Information Operations readiness Center (IORC) in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Pendleton Avenue and 2nd Division Drive on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The 13th Annual Turkey Shoot and Holiday Troop Support Golf Tournament will take place on November 8 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at Eagles Pride, the Fort Lewis Golf Course. Golfers must sign up by October 25 to reserve a spot.
CAMP MURRAY, WA – Citizen-Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard’s 111th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) return home Thursday, September 12 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Approximately 25 soldiers from the 111th ASOS, based out of Camp Murray, deployed in February to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
CAMP MURRAY – The Washington Army National Guard will be firing a cannon salute at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, 7th at the north end of Camp Murray on the parade field.
The cannon salute is part of a retirement ceremony. The duration of the ceremonial cannon firing is estimated to be less than 20 seconds, but will be audible in Tillicum, on Camp Murray and on parts of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Citizen-soldiers, from the 506th Military Police Detachment, Washington Army National Guard, return home today, after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
A Special Meeting of the Pierce County Council and the Marijuana Working Group will be held on Tuesday, July 30 at 12:45 PM at 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Rainier Room in the 7th Floor County-City Building.
By David Anderson
“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.” – Archibald MacLeish, American Poet and Critic (1892-1982)
Now that Camp Murray has got the gate they wanted and Tillicum residents are fed with anecdotal traffic counts and fed up with city hall, what did we learn?
By David Anderson
Now, Mr. John Caulfield, let’s talk about what you are reported to have said in your ‘hire-me-as-your-new-city-
According to former City Councilmember Walter Neary’s blog, when you and the other candidates were asked about what mistakes they’d made in their career you “chose the most painful example, where (you) could have done better handling community input and speaking to a community about a difficult subject.”
By David Anderson
Former Lakewood City Councilman Walter Neary promised an explanation of what happened to Tillicum such that it “endured one of the most bitter neighborhood debates in (Neary’s) recent memory.” The “debate” concerned Camp Murray’s encroachment upon the neighborhood’s interior streets with hundreds of cars traversing the town no thanks to the relocation of Camp Murray’s gate.
By Walter Neary
In 2011, Lakewood endured one of the most bitter neighborhood debates in recent memory. Residents of the Tillicum area were deeply concerned about traffic changes announced by the leadership team at Camp Murray. Camp Murray is outside Lakewood boundaries, and it already had half the permits it needed for construction from Pierce County government. Lakewood was wresting with the rest of the requests of Camp Murray and its then commander, Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg.
CAMP MURRAY – The Washington National Guard will bid farewell to the Military Engagement Team (MET) in a ceremony on Saturday, June 15th at 11 a.m. on Camp Murray.
CAMP MURRAY, WA – Following last summer’s devastating wildfire season, which destroyed thousands of acres of land and dozens of homes, the Washington National Guard will test its ability to respond to a large-scale fire during the annual Operation Evergreen Ember exercise, held this year from June 14-21. Exercises will be held at Camp Murray, the Yakima Training Center, the HAMMER Facility in Richland, and at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.
By David Anderson, president, Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association
City of Lakewood representatives will be making a presentation to the Tillicum Community on Thursday, June 6th, 6:30 P.M. at the Tillicum Community Center, 14916 Washington Ave. to give a traffic count (and an account) of traffic “flow.”
This is a picture (below) of traffic — thanks to the change in location of the Camp Murray gate that was supported by the City of Lakewood and opposed by Tillicum residents who shelled out $20,000 in court in an attempt to prevent it from happening that allows Washington Military Department employees to drive the entire length and interior of our town — backed up from Union Ave. at Exit #123 to nearly the former intersection at Spruce Street.