Joint Base Lewis McChord

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Army Prepares For Bales Sentencing, Afghan Villagers To Testify

Afghan villagers will have a chance to sit face-to-face with Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for the first time since he stormed their mud-walled compounds in pre-dawn darkness and slaughtered 16 people, most of them women and children.

CBS Seattle–08/19/2013

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Local Soldier Receiving Medal Of Honor Recounts Battle

Nearly four years after a daylong firefight that killed eight of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, the emotion of that day remains just below the surface for Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, who will receive a Medal of Honor next month for his actions during that attack by Taliban fighters.

CBS Seattle–07/30/2013

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Army Apologizes To Port Angeles For Helicopter Exercise

Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd liked what she heard from Army officials Monday a lot better than what she heard Thursday night from low-flying Army helicopters that she says “terrorized my city.”

CBS Seattle–07/15/2013

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Army Cutting A Stryker Brigade At JBLM

The Army plans to eliminate one of the Stryker brigades at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as part of the reduction in forces as the war in Afghanistan comes to a close.

CBS Seattle–06/25/2013

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Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas In Afghan Massacre

A military judge has accepted an American soldier’s guilty plea in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year.

06/05/2013

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Join CBS Seattle And 1090 The Fan For Armed Forces Day

This Saturday, join CBS Seattle and 1090 The Fan to celebrate those who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom.

CBS Seattle–05/13/2013

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Army Paratroopers Rescued From Trees Near JBLM

The Army says firefighters have rescued three paratroopers who got stuck in trees after they jumped from an aircraft in a training exercise near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

CBS Seattle–02/22/2013

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Afghanistan Massacre Trail Set For September

A military judge has scheduled a Sept. 3 court martial for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during nighttime raids last year, his lawyer said Thursday. Civilian attorney John Henry Browne told The Associated Press that the date is too soon to give the defense team time to prepare, and they will ask the judge to reconsider. Browne had sought a trial in mid-2014.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2013

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says Pfc. Markie T. Sims of Citra died Saturday in Panjwal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

CBS Seattle–12/31/2012

An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers is due in court Monday for the first time since the March massacre, in a pre-trial hearing to decide if he should face a full court martial.  Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to attend throughout the Nov 5-16 Article 32 hearing at Fort Lewis-McChord in the western state of Washington, base spokesman Gary Dangerfield told AFP.   (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Preliminary Hearing In Afghan Massacre Case Ends

As Army officials weigh whether a case against a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a pre-dawn rampage will proceed to a court-martial, Robert Bales’ defense team says the government’s case is incomplete.

CBS Seattle–11/14/2012

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