military http://www.kplu.org en Clean tech boosters looking to military for leg up http://www.kplu.org/post/clean-tech-boosters-looking-military-leg <p>When you think of the clean energy economy, military barracks and mortar launchers probably aren’t the first things that come to mind.</p><p>But local clean energy boosters say the use of solar panels and biodiesel by the Department of Defense could be the key to getting more of these technologies off the ground.</p><p>Two years ago, the DOD created <a href="http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=259">a new office</a>, with a goal of reducing energy use by the U.S. military.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:20:07 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7664 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle honors the fallen on Memorial Day http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-honors-fallen-memorial-day <p>Eric Ward. Jeffrey Starr. Jeremy Burris.</p><p>Those are just a few of the 141 soldiers from Washington state who have lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. That&rsquo;s according to the Washington Post, which <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/national/fallen/" target="_blank">compiles casualty statistics</a>. Memorial Day offers a chance to reflect on their sacrifice.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 21:51:32 +0000 Ashley Gross 5110 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle honors the fallen on Memorial Day Northwest soldier given nation's highest military honor http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-soldier-given-nations-highest-military-honor <p>President Barack Obama hung the Medal of Honor around the neck of Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, from the Joint Base Lewis McChord, in a ceremony at the White House today. &nbsp;Petry is assigned to an Army Rangers regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:44:57 +0000 KPLU 2075 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest soldier given nation's highest military honor Bin Laden's Last Stand: A Fiery Raid In Pakistan http://www.kplu.org/post/bin-ladens-last-stand-fiery-raid-pakistan Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen.<p>The location was a fortified compound in an affluent area north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Mon, 02 May 2011 17:49:11 +0000 1441 at http://www.kplu.org Bin Laden's Last Stand: A Fiery Raid In Pakistan Bin Laden: From millionaire's son to most-wanted http://www.kplu.org/post/bin-laden-millionaires-son-most-wanted Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Obama said Sunday. Bin Laden was 54.<p>A small team of Americans killed bin Laden in a firefight at a compound in Pakistan, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.<p>Details about bin Laden's death are still emerging. Mon, 02 May 2011 06:01:41 +0000 Mary Louise Kelly 1301 at http://www.kplu.org Bin Laden: From millionaire's son to most-wanted 50 Joint Base Lewis-McChord suicides since 2002 http://www.kplu.org/post/50-joint-base-lewis-mcchord-suicides-2002 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955164.mp3</p><p>Fifty soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord have killed themselves since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some committed suicide on-base, others off and still others while deployed overseas.&nbsp; Leaders at JBLM say they&rsquo;ve dramatically stepped up efforts to combat suicide. But they admit it&rsquo;s not easy to change Army culture.</p><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:23:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 903 at http://www.kplu.org 50 Joint Base Lewis-McChord suicides since 2002 Lakewood releases Lewis-McChord growth coordination plans http://www.kplu.org/post/lakewood-releases-lewis-mcchord-growth-coordination-plans <p>When 17-thousand troops returned from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan this past fall, Joint Base Lewis McChord became the 3rd largest employer in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>That's according to the City of Lakewood, which <a href="http://www.jblm-growth.com/coordination-plan">has released </a><a href="http://www.jblm-growth.com/coordination-plan">a plan</a> to accommodate the rapid population growth in the communities around the base.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 05:02:43 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 411 at http://www.kplu.org Lakewood releases Lewis-McChord growth coordination plans Army leadership subject of 5th stryker brigade inquiry http://www.kplu.org/post/army-leadership-subject-5th-stryker-brigade-inquiry <p>Was there a breakdown of leadership in the 5th Stryker Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord? That question is central to a month-old Army review that’s just now coming to light. It’s the latest development in the case against a dozen soldiers recently back from Afghanistan – including five who’ve been charged with murder.</p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 14:22:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 212 at http://www.kplu.org Army leadership subject of 5th stryker brigade inquiry Boeing cuts ribbon on new P-8 facility http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-cuts-ribbon-new-p-8-facility <P>Boeing has cut the ribbon on a new production facility in south Seattle.&nbsp; It's where a version of its best-selling 737 aircraft will be transformed into one of the US navy's most advanced surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new P-8A Poseidon will replace the cold-war era P-3C airplanes that are used to hunt out enemy submarines in missions all over the world.&nbsp; The US Navy has ordered 117 of them to begin going into service in 2013.&nbsp; India's navy has also ordered a version of the new plane and talks are underway with several other foreign Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:10:05 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 122 at http://www.kplu.org Growth Pains as Lewis-McChord Population Booms http://www.kplu.org/post/growth-pains-lewis-mcchord-population-booms <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-931737.mp3</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:48:30 +0000 Gary Davis 35 at http://www.kplu.org Growth Pains as Lewis-McChord Population Booms