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A portal for you and your family to stay healthy and happy. STORIES Military Medicine & Benefits Taking Care of Yourself Inside Madigan's Neonatal      

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What you need to know to navigate your military medical benefits. STORIES The cost to seek a second opinion Tricare 101

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Local coupons for military folks

Looking for a place to save?  Consider these two sites featuring coupons for military personnel and their families. SouthSoundSavings.com Military Avenue

Army revamping combatives curriculum

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Army revamping combatives curriculum

FORT BENNING, Ga. (The Bayonet) — The U.S. Army Combatives School has adopted a new teaching plan. The Army is revamping the curriculum to take lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and build more effective close-quarters fighters, said Matt Larsen, the school's director. The goal is to push advanced techniques down

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Air Force unveils new fitness plan

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained Airmen. On Nov. 19, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel announced the new Air Force fitness standards will officially begin July 1, 2010. Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III said the service's

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Groups help military sex assault victims

The numbers are staggering. Nearly 40 percent of the women who assist their country, wear a uniform, and put themselves — selflessly and willingly — in harm’s way, are sexually harassed, assaulted or raped, according to numbers that continue to be assessed by the U.S. Department of the Veterans Affairs.

Corps soldiers coming home

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Corps soldiers coming home

In November 2008, Brig. Gen. Peter Bayer, Multi-National Corps-Iraq chief of staff, stood before the Corps Analysis and Control Element at Fort Lewis, to wish the soldiers of I Corps' CACE well as they prepared to head to Iraq. On Nov. 20, he stood before the soldiers again — this time

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Army letting soldiers go early, Air Force cutting airmen

(Army News Service & AFNS) — Soldiers who don't agree to extend their enlistments in units slated to deploy on or after Jan. 1 may be involuntarily separated up to three months early.  While on the Air Force side,  officials here announced Nov. 16 measures to meet the fiscal 2010

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Turkeys for Toyotas

Buy a new car at Toyota of Puyallup before Dec. 17 and General Manager Kerry Bivens will donate a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings to a military member. “Dressing, mashed potatoes, the infamous bean casserole, salad, rolls, pumpkin pie,” Bivens said. Enough to feed a family of four. This idea

Adapting military manners to civilian use

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Adapting military manners to civilian use

There was a time when civilian employers hadn't yet learned to see the U.S. military as a reliable source of good workers, said Army Career and Alumni Program 6th Region Chief Roger Sherman.  Many tended to look at job applicants just coming out of the military as inherently less flexible,

SIPPING OUT: Holiday is the word

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SIPPING OUT: Holiday is the word

Thursday, Dec. 3 Wine tasting, five pours for $5, Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge, 1001 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.8215. Ladies Night featuring half off all wine flights and $5 house pours, Sip, 4793 Point Fosdick Dr. N.W, Gig Harbor, 253.853.3020. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., complimentary, Walter Dacon

FEEDBAG: Steak Night, coffee cupping and more

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FEEDBAG: Steak Night, coffee cupping and more

WINE DINNERThe Dockside Bistro and Wine Bar in Olympia hosts a wine dinner with Washington winery Anelare Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.  Reserve your space at 360.956.1928.STEAK NIGHTPaddy Coyne's in downtown Tacoma serves a $3.99 steak and chips dinner every Monday.ANOTHER BIKINI BARISTA SHACKThe Foxy Lady Café has opened

Battlefield airmen bring air power to ground fight

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Battlefield airmen bring air power to ground fight

Hanging on the wall inside a conference room at the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron's headquarters at Fort Lewis is a giant framed glass case with inscribed plaques neatly aligned in rows. Each of the plaques is inscribed with the name of a 5th ASOS airman who's been awarded a Bronze

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How to thank a service member this holiday

The idea sounds honorable -- send a Christmas card to a wounded soldier to show your support and appreciation of their service. But ConsumerAffairs.com has learned there's incorrect information in an e-mail now circulating around the Internet that suggests Americans send holiday cards to "A Recovering American Soldier" at the Walter

WADS airman hits high notes on biggest stages

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WADS airman hits high notes on biggest stages

If you've lived in the Puget Sound area and have attended any kind of sporting event in the last 13 years - from high school up to the professional level - the odds are good you've probably seen Master Sgt. Marvin Shields Jr. sing the national anthem. Shields Jr., a Western

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Year of the Air Force Family T-shirt Contest

My Air Force Life is sponsoring a t-shirt design contest to salute the Year of the Air Force Family.

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Officers may change branches

  A new test program will allow some officers to transfer into a new branch or functional area.The Officer Service Management Pilot Program allows officers who meet the rank, time-in-service, and career field criteria to be considered for acceptance into a new branch or functional area.Regular Army captains or captains promotable,

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Work opportunities for military spouses on the rise

Being married to the military has a lot of advantages, but one big drawback is the potential unemployment a spouse can face. Regular duty station moves leave gaps on resumes, unfinished schooling and a lack of connections and references when starting a job search in a new area. In fact,

Taking care of Joe

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Taking care of Joe

Sgt. Rachel Strong exemplifies the finest qualities of what a citizen-soldier contributes to society. “She’s an outstanding soldier,” wrote Lt. Keith Kosik, a Guard spokesman, in an e-mail. “She is an outstanding example of the citizen-soldier.” Serving for the past five years with the 341st Military Intelligence Battalion, 96th Troop Command, Washington

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Holiday gift wrapping

Enlisted Spouses Club annual gift wrap at the Fort Lewis Main PX started Tuesday and continues until Dec. 24, daily, except for Thanksgiving Day. Help the ESC by coming out and getting your gifts wrapped, the cost is whatever you choose to donate. The funds raised go back out to

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