2014 News Links
December 28: NW Military News: South Sound Community Rallies to Protect Joint Base Lewis-McChord
December 28, 2014: KING 5TV (NBC) 11,000 jobs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are on the line because of proposed pentagon cuts. They're not official yet, but nearby business and community leaders are sounding the alarm about how the public will have a say.
December 28, 2014: Community Leaders Rally to Protect JBLM Workforce
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is bound to share in the sweeping drawdown of Army forces that is unfolding across the country, but a group of South Sound business and civic officials wants to make sure that most of the reductions happen someplace else. The local officials are readying to make their last, best pitch to the Pentagon to keep troops here. They want to attract a big turnout at a town hall on Jan. 21 in Lakewood where the Army is asking to hear from people who might be impacted by its proposal to slash as many as 11,000 positions from the JBLM workforce.
More Private Sector Companies Recruiting Military Veterans - Northwest Guardian, December 11, 2014
Yelm, Tumwater Renew Agreement for Pocket Gopher Cost-sharing - Nisqually Valley News, December 11, 2014
Pierce Transit to Add 16,000 New Service Hours in 2015 - The Suburban Times, December 10, 2014