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Lakewood, UP honor veterans

Two local communities will honor veterans at council meetings tonight.

In University Place, the council will read a proclamation and present a flag to former Womens Airforce Service Pilot Dorothy Olsen (who I wrote about last month).

And in Lakewood, the council will proclaim April as “Women Home Vietnam Veterans Month.”

From a press release:

The City of Lakewood chose to honor Vietnam Veterans during the entire month of April in light of the large veteran population in Lakewood. The last U.S. service-members departed Vietnam 35 years ago on April 30, 1975 when the American Embassy was finally

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Local links, Oct. 20

Here are today’s local links:

Fort Lewis:
Port protesters head to trial [The Olympian]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Weekend memorial service honors local man killed in Afghanistan [The Journal Times]

Rail plan has some in Lakewood worried [The News Tribune]

McChord Air Force Base:
CE Structures Shop Utilizes Ingenuity to Complete Projects [DVIDS]


Lakewood to study post growth

Lakewood will study the affect of Fort Lewis’ growth on surrounding communities, thanks to a $1.8 million grant from a Department of Defense agency.

The funding from the Office of Economic Adjustment pays for two studies: one that looks at transportation issues and a growth coordination plan that assesses the strain of post growth on an array of issues, including housing, education, utilities and public safety.

“The growth of Fort Lewis brings development, but it also brings some challenges we need to study,” David Bugher, Lakewood’s assistant city manager, said Tuesday. “It’s definitely having an impact. We just need to figure out exactly what that impact is going to be.”

Lakewood is the lead agency on the study, which will include input from varied stakeholders like the federal government, state government, community colleges, municipalities, ports and school districts.
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Local links, Sept. 1

I forgot yesterday to plug my colleague Kris Sherman’s story about two local school districts receiving a Department of Defense grant.

Clover Park and Bethel will receive $2.5 million through the Department of Defense Educational Activity program aimed at helping struggling kids do better in class. Clover Park, with about 4,000 military dependents, will receive a cool $2 mil of the dough. Bethel has about 1,450 children of military parents.

Other local stories:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Soldier With Ark. Ties Buried In North Little Rock [AP, via WCCO-TV]

Fort Lewis:
One Big Team

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Free event honors area’s military families

The folks at Lakewood Towne Center are hosting a military appreciation day for all of the area’s service members on Sept. 5.

Honoring Our Military Event – or HOME – is free and will feature live music, interactive booths, games, chalk artists, a rock wall, a skate ramp demonstration and free giveaways. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Stryker vehicle will be on display, as will a Humvee with a simulator game inside and body armor for the general public to try on.

Want more information? Visit or call 253-584-6191.