Re: “Why does it seem it’s always JBLM?” (TNT, 3-18).
I think it’s unfair to label Joint Base Lewis-McChord as troubled because of a few unrelated incidents. I could make the same argument about the Puget Sound: three children shot in the last month, a state trooper killed, the Powell murder-suicide, the four murdered Lakewood officers.
Lately I’ve seen our area in the national media (even excluding JBLM) quite frequently. It seems that Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer is a regular on the national news.
I’ve been stationed near Boston and in Brooklyn, N.Y., and can’t recall as much national coverage in the areas I lived as I do now. Someone could make an argument that all the rain is the source of these problems. Let’s not generalize or try to lump everything together.