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Shoot, move, communicate: 1-17th at JBLM

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Shoot, move, communicate: 1-17th at JBLM

An empty magazine strikes the dirt, a boot steps over it. Repeating movements that have been drilled into him over time, the Soldier raises his carbine rifle and engages two "enemy" and avoids one "friendly" target. The lane safety slaps him on the back, and

Pet travel policy unchanged for Patriot Express, other carriers revise policy

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Pet travel policy unchanged for Patriot Express, other carriers revise policy

Military members on permanent change of station orders from overseas locations don't need to worry about recent news reports that fees to transport their pets are being increased to costly levels. There was concern about military members traveling on regular commercial flights because United Airlines

How NASCAR's Brad Keselowski forever changed Twitter

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How NASCAR's Brad Keselowski forever changed Twitter

Look out Twitter, the rednecks are coming. Appropriately enough, Jeff Gluck, the Motorsports Editor at SBNation.com, summed the situation up on Twitter. It's becoming clear the Daytona 500 will be remembered for two things: The jet dryer explosion and Keselowski's tweet. He was nearly dead on. He probably should have said tweeting, as

CONCERT ALERT: Iron Maiden, LMFAO, Chicken Foot, Sleigh Bells, Daughtry and others ...

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CONCERT ALERT: Iron Maiden, LMFAO, Chicken Foot, Sleigh Bells, Daughtry and others ...

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Saturday, March 3: Slider Cook-Off "Shake, Rattle & Grill"

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Saturday, March 3: Slider Cook-Off "Shake, Rattle & Grill"

"A sheriff, a radio show host, an artist and a director walk into a museum." Sounds like the intro to an interesting joke, doesn't it? But the answer is much more fun than a few chuckles from a punch line; these are the judges for the first annual Slider Cook-Off "Shake,

Suspension training at the McChord Fitness Annex

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Suspension training at the McChord Fitness Annex

Guy Dashnea has been a gym rat his entire life. The technical sergeant was a member of an Air Force power lifting team that won several competitions in Portugal, Germany and on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "I used to be 100 percent gym," Dashnea, profile/fitness outreach program manager for

For 191st at JBLM: New Army mission partners First Army senior mentors, Afghan Security Forces

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For 191st at JBLM: New Army mission partners First Army senior mentors, Afghan Security Forces

Soldiers from First Army units located across the United States began preparations in January to deploy to Afghanistan as a part of a new mission recently identified by Department of the Army that provides specialized teams, beginning this spring, to train and assist Afghan Security Forces

At JBLM, Coffee gives families with special needs chance to share

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At JBLM, Coffee gives families with special needs chance to share

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Five minutes after sitting down, Angela Fields had tears in her eyes. With 2-year-old Emma next to her, Fields told the other three women in the room how she had moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in October, her husband had left for

JBLM's Property Accountability Augmentation Team (PAAT) helps units make the grade

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JBLM's Property Accountability Augmentation Team (PAAT) helps units make the grade

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Many units throughout the Army have a shortage of unit supply specialist and often have to fill the slot with a soldier from a different job specialty with no experience, said David Pinley a member of the Property Accountability Augmentation Team.

Saturday, March 3: Young Ladies & Gentleman manners class

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Saturday, March 3: Young Ladies & Gentleman manners class

It often seems like good manners went out of style a long time ago (especially when hanging in Weekly Volcano World Headquarters). But the truth couldn't be more different. Making a good impression is as important today as it ever was - and the bottom line is today's kids just

JBLM sells record amount of dirt

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JBLM sells record amount of dirt

Waste may arguably be the most unavoidable, undesirable and destructive bi-product of life. Frustrating to most, waste brings pollution and devaluation to any environment. Ecological survival depends on how well people respond to that waste which continuously piles up around them. On Feb. 22, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Reservists can't use both the GI Bill and Reserve Tuition Assistance

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Reservists can't use both the GI Bill and Reserve Tuition Assistance

Reservists receive an array of benefits when they sign on the dotted line. According to the 446th Force Support Squadron Education Office, the Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Tuition Assistance are the two most commonly used. In the past few months an issue has arisen about

Protective eyewear for kids and sports

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Protective eyewear for kids and sports

Legend has it that professional football pioneer Bronko Nagurski once plowed through an opposing line, raced into and through the end zone and didn't stop until he crashed face-first into the brick wall separating the field from grandstands. Upon regaining his senses, Nagurski is said to have observed: "That last guy

Pillow Talk: Feel his heartbeat from miles away

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Pillow Talk: Feel his heartbeat from miles away

We all look for ways to connect to our spouses while they are deployed. The latest technology advances make it easier than ever - we can see his or her face via Skype or Face Time, chat instantly on Facebook, swap e-mails daily and talk on the phone. But one Scottish

JBLM's Army Museum reopens, host to new training center

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JBLM's Army Museum reopens, host to new training center

Myles Grant had reason to be happy. "Today is the rededication of a historic structure," the director of the Lewis Army Museum said moments before a ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place on Feb. 21. "I'm very excited about this day and what it means to Joint Base Lewis-McChord." Wade Perrow Construction of

Local PGA golfer tees it up for JBLM's wounded warriors

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Local PGA golfer tees it up for JBLM's wounded warriors

Ken Still told me he's had a wonderful life. "I've been blessed," the retired Professional Golf Association (PGA) and Senior PGA Tour golfer said as we sat in a comfortable dining room at the Fircrest Golf Club last Saturday morning. "I've had a lucky life," added the Tacoma native. A warm, generous and

Sponsorship Program Helps New Military Spouses Adjust to Korea

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Sponsorship Program Helps New Military Spouses Adjust to Korea

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Living or working abroad is a great opportunity to meet new people, try something totally new, and learn about a different language and culture. Despite the advantages of working and living abroad, there are also disadvantages. The language barrier

AAFES running a contest with Peeps involved

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AAFES running a contest with Peeps involved

DALLAS - As Spring blooms, Easter is just around the corner and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is ushering in the new season with its latest Patriot Family contest. The "Patriot Family Peeps Diorama" contest gives military shoppers the opportunity to show their creative side and

GEAR UP  prepares JBLM kids for college

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GEAR UP prepares JBLM kids for college

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), in partnership with Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) and the Clover Park School District, hosted a "Keys to Success!" workshop Feb. 25 at the Evergreen Elementary School on JBLM. The GEAR UP project encourages students to "aim high, stay in school,

Bald Barbie: Where bald is beautiful on Facebook

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Bald Barbie: Where bald is beautiful on Facebook

There's a strong sense of community growing each day on the Facebook page "Beautiful and Bald Barbie!" The page has become a place where people are sharing their cancer experiences with each other through pictures and comments in hopes that a Bald Barbie is created. The page was introduced on December 20,

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