Lakewood, Wash. – At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday, West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to an explosion at 112th Street S / Steele Street S. Multiple reports came in as a large explosion was heard and a fire had broken out at the Pick N Pull vehicle salvage yard, located at 2416 112th Street S. [Read more…]
LAKEWOOD- The Clover Park School District (CPSD) has released a two-minute video that provides an overview of CPSD and its programs, staff and students. The video also features two testimonials from parents whose children currently attend CPSD schools. In addition to the video, interactive video clips in English and Spanish provide answers to frequently asked questions. The video and interactive clips provide useful information for current residents and families new to the Lakewood and Joint Base Lewis-McChord communities.
DUPONT – Calling all 12’s. DuPont and JBLM are hosting a Seahawks rally this Saturday starting at 12:12pm in Ross Plaza. There will be free food for the kids and yummy treats from McNamara’s for the adults. There will be tons of entertainment and fun so come on out and bring your friends and family. An aerial shot of DuPont citizens forming a giant 12 will be taken so please come wearing blue or white.
America’s Credit Union (ACU) was awarded a second 2014 Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) matching grant for the year as part of AFFN’s Military Community Support Program. The combined contribution was donated to RallyPoint6. [Read more…]
“Drivers using Interstate 5 around Joint Base Lewis-McChord could see traffic relief by 2020, according to state transportation officials who say they have a solution to reduce congestion that has plagued the area for years.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.
A U.S. Army Listening Session related to potential reduction of up to 11,000 active duty and civilian contractors at Joint Base Lewis McChord will be held January 21, 2015 (10:00 am – Noon) at the McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Hageness Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.
During the year, Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges enjoy a friendly, cordial relationship.
The City is JBLM’s host community. Many of the base’s personnel and their families live, shop, attend school and play in Lakewood. The close proximity makes Lakewood and JBLM one big family. [Read more…]
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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – At about 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning a Soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord fired several shots into the air from a parking lot on base. JBLM law enforcement cordoned off the area, and with the assistance of local law enforcement agencies from Pierce County the Soldier was taken into police custody at about 5:45 a.m. without incident. There were no injuries to the Soldier involved or people in the area.
Private Jeremiah DeShaun Hill, 24, an infantryman assigned to 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division was formally charged Tuesday with premeditated murder, murder and manslaughter in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Although this case involves one death, in the military justice system, the charge sheet should include all lesser included offenses. [Read more…]