Location: * West, Washington
Beat: Joint Base Lewis-McChord military installation
Position: One of the largest and most important military bases in the United States, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is located in Pierce County, and plays a vital role in U.S. projection of power throughout the Pacific Rim. While Special Forces soldiers based at JBLM are deployed across the world to execute U.S. policy, locally the base is the home and workplace of more than 40,000 people, a critical part of the economic, social and cultural fabric of Pierce County. The RFA corps member goes beyond straight beat reporting to write about how one of the West Coast's largest military bases influences international relations and, more importantly, the economy, culture and political landscape of the county. Coverage of veterans and their families also is a key component of the beat, from transition services and military members leaving the service, to challenges with health care, education and housing once they become civilians.
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