National statistics estimate a staggering 90 Americans commit suicide everyday, and one in 17 people is thinking about killing him- or herself at any given moment. Suicide Prevention Program staff members on Joint Base Lewis-McChord knows they can't prevent every case, but they can train others
The unit commander charged with maintaining and protecting McChord Field's network and communications security at the head of the 627th Communications Squadron handed over those responsibilities to a new leader June 24. Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Povlich Jr., passed the unit guidon to Maj. Ross C. Morrell
Soldiers received a tender welcome at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 22 after returning from Iraq. Family was the key word at the redeployment ceremony for B Detachment, 9th Financial Management Company, 593rd Special Troops Battalion, 593rd Sustainment Brigade. "You have completed a
The Department of the Air Force has been moving forward in professionalizing the air liaison officer career field after announcing earlier this year the removal of the requirement for air liaison officers to be rated as pilots. The change allows any company grade officer, enlisted Airman or accession
In the pre-dawn hours of June 22, 150 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers set out to accomplish a mission: to earn their spurs in a grueling 30 hour individual and team challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The tradition dates back to the days of knights on
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain presented 12 JBLM employees with the Second Quarter Customer Service Excellence Award last month at the Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office's Community Feedback, Issues, Resolutions, Solutions, Today update briefing. The Customer Service Excellence award is part of an
There are some things so powerful they span oceans - and it turns out military roller derby is one of them. In the last few years the rough and tumble women's sport has taken off, and military installations are no exception. Now, with teams and leagues cropping up
At age 8, Bryan Jan began playing golf. As the son of a former Navy officer, Jan found that golf was one of the things he could do on any of the bases he and his Family moved to. Now, a sergeant with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th
Summer is the perfect time to grab a chair, sit back and relax outside with a good book. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord community is invited to celebrate this summer pastime with a bit of a twist, mixing imaginations with art supplies. The JBLM School of Knowledge, Inspiration,
FROM MILITARY DUTY STATIONS BLOG ... Recently I asked on the Military Duty Stations Facebook wall what advice seasoned military spouses would give to new spouses. Here are the very insightful results: Always have a back-up plan for the back-up plan to your back-up plan. Learn to patient if you arent already.
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Protect yourself and your family while deployed thousands of miles from home with an "active duty" alert. The service recommended by the Federal Trade Commission is an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, making creditors required to verify the identity of the person seeking credit before credit is issued.
When the weather is nice, there's no better place than on the water to enjoy all the Puget Sound has to offer. And you don't have to have a speedboat or a yacht to have a good time trolling the waters. Here are some local places to rent a canoe
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A definite upside of being in the military is that stable paycheck...but what are you doing with that money? Being weighed down by debt, sudden expenses and even a lack of knowledge about your own finances can lead to problems. So here are some tips to make sure you manage
Tacoma Week In Review
What better way to celebrate America's independence than with news and rumors about an election that's a year and a half away. This week saw visits from hopeful representatives, declarations of candidacies, and even a heavyweight change his mind. Forget the fact that we have a 2011 election to
FROM MILITARY DUTY STATIONS BLOG... Here is a list of fantastic tips and ideas for your move to Germany: - Make sure you call your bank and let them know you will be using your cards overseas. Many who do not end up having no access to their funds and/or
FROM MILITARY DUTY STATIONS BLOG... Some of you know: I am German - hence some oddly shaped sentences at times. In order to infuse my boys, 12 and 16, with [even] more German heritage, we sent them to Germany this summer. Now, I will admit , we are
A massive transformation of the Signal Regiment has been cleared to move forward according to the Chief of Signal. During an awards ceremony held June 6, 2011, in Alexander Hall on Fort Gordon, Ga., recognizing individuals at the center of the recommended modifications, Maj. Gen. Alan
The Department of Defense Education Activity announced yesterday the establishment of a high school in the Schweinfurt community. Students from the Schweinfurt military community have been commuting long distances to attend Bamberg High School since Wurzburg High School closed in School Year 2008-09.
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