News coverage of 1/21 Army Listening Session re downsizing JBLM
Click on media names below to view news stories about the 1/21/15 Army listening session regarding a proposed downsizing of up to 11,000 active duty and civilian contractors at JBLM.
The Northwest Now show regarding possible cuts to JBLM will air January 23, 2015 on KBTC at 7:30. If you are unable to watch tonight, here’s a link to where you can see the show on our website after 1/23 at 8:00pm: http://www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369
The listening session was also recorded by PCTV, and it will be part of the Pierce County News Broadcast that will run daily between 1/29 and 2/5 at 7:30 pm. You can link to PCTV's website at http://www.piercecountytv.org/
Over 500 people attended the Army listening session and 67 people testified in person, including WA Governor Jay Inslee, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero, Mayors and Council members from Lacey, Lakewood, Yelm, University Place, DuPont, Olympia, Orting, and many more. The event ran an hour longer than scheduled due to the large turnout.
The Army will announce its decision of whether JBLM will be downsized by summer 2015.
Again, thank you for showing your support for and concern about JBLM!
South Sound Military & Communities Partnership
Click here to view more details - look on left side of screen for Army listening session documents.
The News Tribune -December 28, 2014
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