News in Brief

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department welcomes the positive news coming out of Tuesday’s summit meeting in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said.

Published: 03:04PM June 7th, 2018

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison leaders will hold two town hall meetings next week to discuss the water on JBLM; the first at French Theater, on Lewis Main, Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the McChord Field Theater.

Published: 02:19PM May 31st, 2018

Construction plans this summer at the Liberty Gate on Lewis Main, off exit 120 of Interstate 5, have officials asking drivers to avoid that entrance and exit to the base when possible.

Published: 01:32PM May 24th, 2018

An Army Ranger, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was killed in a motorcycle accident near Roy Saturday.

Published: 02:50PM May 17th, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force leaders announced Monday the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.

Published: 02:49PM May 17th, 2018

On April 5, a staff sergeant was acquitted of sexual assault and false official statement.

Published: 12:49PM May 10th, 2018

The 31st annual graduation for Joint Base Lewis-McChord college students will be at Clover Park Technical College’s Sharon McGavick Student Center and Conference Facility Friday at 1 p.m.

Published: 02:18PM May 3rd, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a phone conversation between Defense Secretary James Mattis and South Korea’s Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo, the two leaders expressed their serious commitment to a diplomatic resolution that achieves complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea, Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana White said Saturday.

Published: 02:01PM May 3rd, 2018

Youth: Enroll children ages 5 to 15 for flag football and cheerleading through May 21 for $55 per youth. Enrollment is open for fall soccer for ages 5 to 15 at $55 per youth and bumblebee soccer for ages 3 and 4 at $25 per youth. Register children with Child and Youth Services and have a current sports physical. Visit For more information, call 253-967-2405.

Published: 03:10PM April 26th, 2018

The Defense Department paid tribute April 19 to former first lady Barbara Bush, who died April 17. She was 92.