JBLM Col. Chuck Hodges wins Defense Communities award

WASHINGTON D.C. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander Col. Chuck Hodges got national recognition Wednesday for his work and partnerships with surrounding communities, particularly the base’s host community of Lakewood.

Hodges won the Military Leadership Award at the Association of Defense Communities Summit.  [Read more…]

28th District Republican Club invites you

By Toni Aulerich

The 28th District Republican Club is having their annual picnic on Saturday, June 27, at Titlow Park beginning 12 noon. State Senator Steve O’Ban and Representative Dick Muri as their guest speakers as well as other candidates and local city officials from DuPont, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom and Tacoma. Pierce County Sheriff will be giving short presentations about what is going on in their cities and the county. To RSVP and/or further information please call club President, Ron Suslick, at (253) 312-1315. Hoping to see you there.

O’Ban cites need to support JBLM

Sen. Steve O’Ban, whose district includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been a vocal advocate for supporting JBLM and the active-duty service members transitioning to civilian jobs, including job training, access to resources and other support upon separation. Force reductions could have significant effects on local economies as thousands leave military service and enter the civilian workforce. [Read more…]