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AF says CBD products not okay to use

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AF says CBD products not okay to use

Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no. These products may contain tetrahydrocannabinol and can cause airmen to test positive during a urinalysis

A visit to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula

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A visit to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula

Heading out to Neah Bay and Cape Flattery is a doable day trip from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but it is a long one at almost four hours each way. Spending the night on the Olympic Peninsula when it isn't daylight savings time is advisable, as it gets dark so early now.

JBLM culinary specialists try out for new opportunity

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JBLM culinary specialists try out for new opportunity

Five U.S. Army soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) competed for an internship through a hands-on process at a local restaurant, interviewing during its busiest hours to earn one of the coveted opportunities last week. The culinary specialists, from the 7th Infantry Division and 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, tested their skills

Team Madigan

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Team Madigan

On Friday, Nov. 15, Madigan highlighted Eric Steen, a visual information specialist, and Odis Crosby, a public affairs graphic artist, for designing and printing Madigan's new "Wall of Excellence" display in the Medical Mall on the first floor near the Adolescent Pediatric Clinic. This display highlights some of Madigan's safety,

Carter Lake Elementary welcomes new principal

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Carter Lake Elementary welcomes new principal

In September, Carter Lake Elementary School, one of the newest additions to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) school system, welcomed a new principal. Marianne Rupprecht brings both a fresh perspective and a breadth of experience to Carter Lake. What kind of response have you had from students/parents/teachers about Carter Lake? Carter

Wreaths Across America seeking volunteers, donations

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Wreaths Across America seeking volunteers, donations

Holidays can be an especially hard time for remaining military spouses, families, friends and/or community members of service members who are no longer with us. The Wreaths Across America (WAA) program helps to honor and remember those fallen and to help teach the next generation the importance of honoring those who

Brave for my Family

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Brave for my Family

When his father deploys, 9-year-old Davidson considers himself "man of the house" -- it's a role he's filled eight times. Davidson's father, Dave Whetstone -- the surname is a pseudonym for security reasons -- is a Green Beret currently on his 10th deployment. Dave has deployed nearly every year of Davidson's

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Military families worried about moldy conditions at JBLM

SEATTLE — Military families in Washington state have raised concerns saying housing at their base made them sick. AD: Couple counseling on JBLM - couples can receive $300 - confiedential from unit/command.  More information here CLICK KOMO-TV reported Thursday that multiple families who were living on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are now

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So clutch

Now that the excruciating holiday events have transpired and your bank account has regained consciousness, it’s time to splurge on yourself a bit. This winter, fashion is all about ridding ourselves of the redundant trends of seasons past. I’m still suffering severely from skinny pants overload, but even worse are

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The Drug Purse

Some holidays have a higher purpose. Thanksgiving, yes; Memorial Day, yes; Christmas, yes. These days are supposed to inspire some sort of personal reflection or appreciation or spirit of giving or love of mankind. Then there are the holidays that are just for the hell of it. New Year’s Eve

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Atomic Housewives, .38 special and more

Saturday, Dec. 29 BLUES john nemeth, junior watson Two headliners are sliding into Jazzbones to quench your post-Christmas blues thirst. John Nemeth, white, sounds black, and I don’t believe he’s trying. Entrenched in tradition, the Boise native plays in the fashion of old-school blues, R&B and soul singers of the ’50s and ’60s.

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Q Dot

Congratulations to First Night organizers for including a little something dirty in their New Year’s Eve lineup. Bouncing us into this pivotal year will be Federal Way-based emcees Q Dot and Fame Rilla, members of Federal Way-based mini label Tre’dmarks.  Q Dot, a.k.a. Quincy Henry, has been getting glow for

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New access for millions at commissaries

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will expand access to discounted, on-post stores for some 4.1 million veterans and some of their caregivers at the beginning of 2020, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. AD: US Family Health lunch and learns.  Free lunch and informational class about using Tricare to see doctors

Making his mark

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Making his mark

After viewing Jeff Olson's exhibition, Making my Mark at Tacoma Community College, I visited his web site out of curiosity and discovered statements from the artist that seem at odds with what I observed in his exhibition. Olson stated, "My paintings offer a unique vision of the landscape and the

For everyone, about everyone

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For everyone, about everyone

We've said it again and again how lucky we are to live in the South Sound, surrounded by a bevy of theater companies doing consistently amazing work. And while it's wonderful to have places like Tacoma Musical Playhouse, which frequently turn out lavish spectacles, it's important to give as much

1022 South J

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1022 South J

ANNOUNCER: Situated in Tacoma's Hilltop, you'll discover cocktails curated with care and a Southern-inspired menu with attention to detail. Jackie and Dutch bellied up the rail to enjoy the intimate and charming dining space that is 1022 South J. DUTCH: The cocktail collection here is best described as creative traditional. There

Air Force creates Cyberspace Capabilities Center

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Air Force creates Cyberspace Capabilities Center

(Photo: Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege passes the newly re-designated Cyberspace Capabilities Center flag to its commander, Col. Marc Packler. Raduege, who presided during the ceremony at Scott AFB, Ill., Nov. 7, is Air Combat Command’s Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance. The new CCC was organized to bridge cyber support

Goldfein outlines risks of budget uncertainties

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Goldfein outlines risks of budget uncertainties

(Photo: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told a Capitol Hill audience in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, that unpredictable funding has both short-term and long-term effects, complicating readiness, training, planning and other activities necessary to meet missions.) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein warned last

Get a VA/Medicare Advantage combo

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Get a VA/Medicare Advantage combo

As veterans approach 65 years of age and Medicare eligibility, there are questions about Medicare Advantage and how it meshes with their Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. Traditional Medicare is available; however, the number of veterans -- with or without VA benefits -- has increased who have enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Also known

‘What’s Your Warrior?’

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‘What’s Your Warrior?’

With the pool of qualified recruits shrinking, a new Army marketing campaign debuted on Veterans Day to target younger cohorts -- known as Generation Z -- and focus beyond traditional combat roles. To do this, the Army is asking 17-to-24-year-olds one question: "What's Your Warrior?" The query is at the heart of

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