Joint Base Lewis McChord

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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

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.  (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Preliminary Hearing To End In JBLM Soldier’s Case

Attorneys will wrap up a preliminary hearing against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during a pre-dawn rampage earlier this year.

CBS Seattle–11/13/2012

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.  (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghans Find Hope For Justice In Video Testimony

Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before they described the bloodbath he’s accused of committing.

CBS Seattle–11/12/2012

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)

Prosecutor: JBLM Soldier Had Blood Of Victims On Him

A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. Blood was smeared on his face, prosecutors said, and soaked into his clothes. Less than a mile away, 16 Afghans, including nine children, were dead, some of their bodies on fire in two villages.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2012

The Lake Tapps home of Robert Bales. Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

JBLM Hearing Set In Afghanistan Killing Spree

A pretrial hearing for the soldier accused of an Afghan killing spree has been set for Nov. 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with villagers expected to testify by video from Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.

CBS Seattle–10/12/2012

File photo of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord returning home from Iraq on December 6, 2011.  (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

3 Of 4 Soldiers Killed Sunday Were From Wash. Base

Three of four soldiers killed Sunday in an insider attack in Afghanistan were from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

09/20/2012

Members of the 1st Squardron, 14th Cavalry Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Spc. Shane Sanders, left, looks out and Staff Sgt. Kevin Perkins looks through a scope at the Mizan Valley on their first visit to Observation Post Two on a hill overlooking COP Mizan (not visible) in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, March 27, 2012.  (credit: Getty Images)

JBLM Solider Killed In Afghanistan

The Army says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has died in Afghanistan from wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

07/16/2012

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