Pierce College hires Col. Mark Haskins as new Executive Director for Military Programs

Mark Haskins

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Retired United States Air Force Col. Mark Haskins will join Pierce College as the new Executive Director of Military Programs later this summer. As a former director of warfighting education for the United States Air Force LeMay Center for Doctrine and Education, Haskins brings with him a distinguished career in the military, along with extensive educational knowledge. He also served as commander, department chair and professor of Air Force Studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. [Read more...]

2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Change of Command

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will welcome a new commander and bid farewell to their present commander 10 a.m. Thursday at Watkins Parade Field on JBLM Lewis Main.

Lt. Col. Jay Bartholomees will assume command from Col. Gregory K. Anderson during the change of command ceremony.

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Gold for Saudia


On July 12, 2014 Lakewood’s Saudia James-Heard won the 14-year girls’ triple jump competition at the AAU/ESPN National Club Championship meet. Saudia broke the 2009 meet record (36′-4.75″) with a jump of 37’ 4.25” and is now the #1 ranked girl’s triple jumper in the nation. Remarkably, this is Saudia’s first year triple jumping. [Read more...]

Around the Sound: Writer concludes book-writing project with Steilacoom spa session

As soon as I finished my latest book project—yes! another history book—I planned to celebrate with champagne. After all, Lake City promoter Allen C. Mason had used champagne to launch the steamboat, “Lake City” on American Lake that carried prospective landowners on the day that city was established. [Read more...]