On Tuesday, Representative Derek Kilmer introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help servicemembers find jobs and authorize overtime for civilian shipyard
OCEAN PARK, Wash. - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency reports Joint Base Lewis McChord was conducting training in Pacific County overnight. JBLM flew MH 47 Chinook aircraft over the Peninsula just before sunset and 3:00 a.m.
Training on a simulation of threats to the aircraft, Air Force personnel were on the ground carrying what may appear to be large weapons (possibly over the shoulder weapons). They may have been seen simulating shooting the aircraft down.
This was planned to occur somewhere between Ocean Park and Long Beach.
BELFAIR, Wash. - The butterfly rearing program at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women is taking off – literally.
After weeks of careful handling and scientific documentation, the first endangered Taylor’s Checkerspot butterflies have emerged from their cocoons and are ready to take flight to a new habitat.
Offenders at Mission Creek raise the butterfly to prevent it from being listed under the federal Endangered Species Act which would halt operations at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord artillery range where their current habitat is.
Linders said the program has doubled the capacity for raising the butterflies and that the first group should be ready for flight sometime in April.