Returning Soldiers http://www.kplu.org en Final wave of NW soldiers welcomed home from Iraq http://www.kplu.org/post/final-wave-nw-soldiers-welcomed-home-iraq <p>As of this morning, there are fewer than 100 Northwest-based soldiers serving in Iraq. A plane carrying the final large group of returning soldiers touched down at McChord Field near Tacoma at dusk Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>The sweetest words for 170 Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers and their families:&nbsp;&quot;Captain, dismissed!&quot;</p><p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:10:00 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 3385 at http://www.kplu.org Final wave of NW soldiers welcomed home from Iraq Northwest soldiers out of the war, into the job market http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-soldiers-out-war-job-market <p>A wave of returning National Guard soldiers from Oregon and Idaho is coming face to face with the Northwest&#39;s lack-luster job market. The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team returned from Iraq in September.</p><p>After a month of post-deployment vacation, the troops are starting to return to the civilian workforce.</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:30:35 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3051 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest soldiers out of the war, into the job market Stung by criticism, JBLM focuses on returning Guardsmen http://www.kplu.org/post/stung-criticism-jblm-focuses-returning-guardsmen <p>JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. &ndash; More than 26-hundred National Guard soldiers from Oregon, Idaho and Montana are returning home from a year long deployment to Iraq . Their first stop is Joint Base Lewis-McChord where last year guard members complained they were treated like second class soldiers.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:41:21 +0000 Jake Ellison 2598 at http://www.kplu.org Stung by criticism, JBLM focuses on returning Guardsmen Motorcycle crashes claim three NW soldiers since April http://www.kplu.org/post/motorcycle-crashes-claim-three-nw-soldiers-april <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Three Washington-based soldiers have been killed in high-speed motorcycle accidents since April. And it turns out all three were riding the same model of high performance bike. The Washington State Patrol says the accidents were horrific and avoidable.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:34:01 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2167 at http://www.kplu.org Motorcycle crashes claim three NW soldiers since April Another tragic homecoming for a 5th Stryker Brigade soldier http://www.kplu.org/post/another-tragic-homecoming-5th-stryker-brigade-soldier <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">It was national news when a Washington-based soldier just back from Afghanistan died in a shootout with police in Salt Lake City. That was in August. Around the same time another soldier from the same brigade also died violently. But his death didn’t get much notice. It happened on a dark two-lane road in rural Wisconsin. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:00:25 +0000 Austin Jenkins 278 at http://www.kplu.org Another tragic homecoming for a 5th Stryker Brigade soldier