Nearly five years after Army Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs was found guilty of murdering three Afghan civilians, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals says it wants to know why some witnesses were granted immunity and others were not.
Fifteen long-term residents at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Holiday Park campground had a handshake agreement to stay there as long as they wanted. But the campground manager wasn’t following Army rules. The manager was let go and the residents lost the spots they called home.
A year after a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Special Forces soldier was denied the Medal of Honor, the nation’s top award for valor in combat, a congressman has appealed to the new Army secretary to review the case.
Army Sgt. Kayci Landes always wanted to be on the front lines, but when she enlisted five years ago, she couldn’t. When the Apache helicopter mechanic at Joint Base Lewis-McChord re-enlisted last week, she could — and she did, becoming the first woman to re-enlist as a cavalry scout.
Olympic View Elementary School students Rachael Heaton,10, and her nine year-old sister Christina were treated to a surprise April 20th homecoming visit from their dad, Lt. Col. Ralph Heaton, who had just returned from a year's deployment in Afghanistan. Coordinated by the Olympic View staff members Lt. Col. Heaton greeted the teary-eyed sisters as the member of the 7th Infantry Division was welcomed with a large round of applause and cheers as he entered the Lacey school's library with their mother Andrea. The Heatons plan to enjoy the reunion. They have a busy early summer with Lt. Col. Heaton accepting a post transfer to Oklahoma in June after the end of the school year.