It’s the largest military base in the Northwest and soon it could have several thousand fewer soldiers and civilian personnel.  On Friday’s edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at what a proposed cut of 11,000 soldiers at JBLM could mean to the community and businesses in the South Sound.

We’ll hear from Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy on what she thinks these cuts could mean.  Also, JBLM Col. David Johnson will tell us what a possible reduction in soldiers means for the forces on the base.  Plus, we’ll talk to members of the local community and local business owners about some of their concerns.

“If Boeing were to cut 10,000 jobs it would be national headline news,” said Chris Goddard, General Manager for Narrows Plaza Lanes bowling alley in Lakewood. “How many people out of this local area even know about this kind of thing going on?”

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that you can watch every Friday at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC.

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Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV.  You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3

Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28

Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worlview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)