National Guard http://www.kplu.org en National Guard to spend millions on new Tacoma facility http://www.kplu.org/post/national-guard-spend-millions-new-tacoma-facility <p>The Army is planning to spend $26 million on a new National Guard facility in Tacoma. The readiness center would bring the Guard back to the city after leaving its historic Armory two years ago.</p><p>Congressman Derek Kilmer, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Reps. Adam Smith and Denny Heck in pushing the Army to fund the new center. He said the Tacoma project is a high priority, even in an atmosphere of military budget cuts.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:03:27 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9110 at http://www.kplu.org National Guard to spend millions on new Tacoma facility Army probe finds no deliberate mistreatment of Oregon Guard troops http://www.kplu.org/post/army-probe-finds-no-deliberate-mistreatment-oregon-guard-troops <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956673.mp3</p><p>&quot;Very disappointing.&quot; That&#39;s how Oregon Senator Ron Wyden describes a series of Army investigations into the treatment of injured Oregon National Guard soldiers last year. Those inquires conclude the Oregon troops were not treated as second class soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.</p><p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:00:10 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 961 at http://www.kplu.org