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Operation cookie drop

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Operation cookie drop

Maj. Jennifer Arce, Operation Cookie Drop co-organizer and 62nd Medical Squadron flight medicine nurse, and other volunteers box up cookies during Operation Cookie Drop Dec. 9, 2020, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The operation received more than 1,000 dozen cookies, which exceeded the goal of 700 dozen cookies for dorm resident

Vaccine plan for JBLM

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Vaccine plan for JBLM

The first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tuesday morning, according to Lt. Gen. Randy George, base and I Corps commander. Because the vaccine was authorized for emergency use, he said it is "completely voluntary for everyone ... including military members." If you decline the shot, Madigan officials said it

Holiday takeout meals around the South Sound

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Holiday takeout meals around the South Sound

With the holiday season shaping up to be more different than ever, we know some of you might be looking to change up your usual meal plans. Or maybe you've always preferred to make things easy and grab a takeout meal for your celebrations and the rest of us are

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TMS AND TRICARE: A Long Overdue Union

The 21st century has seen the rise of anxiety and depression to become some of the more prevalent health concerns across all ages. According to the World Health Organization, depression is a widespread illness faced by about 264 million people of different age groups around the

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BAH increasing in JBLM area

The Basic Allowance for Housing rates for 2021 were published by DOD today. In most instances, the BAH rates for service members who work at JBLM will increase anywhere between 4% to 9% depending on your rank. See attached graphic for 2020-2021 comparison. AD: Tricare covers TMS treatments for depression and anxiety. 

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Vaccine arrives at JBLM

Photo: Mark Robinson, material handler (left), Pfc. Saurav Shrestha, 68J Medical Logistician, and Paul Russell, Chief of Logistics, inspect the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Joint

SPOUSE magazine - December 2020

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SPOUSE magazine - December 2020

  To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the December 2020 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Local PNW ciders to enjoy <<< Fantasy Lights <<< Teaching kids about money <<< Tis' the season for charcuterie boards

JBLM diving program heals

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JBLM diving program heals

ARLINGTON, Va. - There's an aquatic world beneath the surface of the Puget Sound that injured soldiers explore while earning scuba diving certifications. The unforgettable experience is part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Recovery Unit's adaptive reconditioning program. For some, it's so much more than a certification program; it's a

History making LT at JBLM

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History making LT at JBLM

  JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD - An Army Leader is anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals - 1st. Lt. Sarah Zorn, who for the past six months has accomplished that and more within the 5th battalion, 3rd Field Artillery

Operation Ham Grenade

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Operation Ham Grenade

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Operation Ham Grenade, an annual event, launched Dec. 4.  Vehicles, displaying the Air Force Association logo, pulled into the warehouse laden with holiday hams destined to brighten the tables of Air Force families. This year, there were no elf costumes, but no less holiday cheer. A spirited buzz

Military servicemembers are protected through interest rate caps

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Military servicemembers are protected through interest rate caps

Service members have special protections to ward off predatory lenders trying to impose high interest rates. "The Military Lending Act honors our military by helping them stay financially safe," said Eric Zittel, Vice President of Consumer Lending at Harborstone Credit Union. The Military Lending Act (MLA) protects military and their families from

Drive-thru flu fighting went well

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Drive-thru flu fighting went well

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - Vehicles and large parking lots have proven to be saving graces in the COVID era. Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has certainly made extensive use of them to ensure appropriate social distancing for its pharmacy operations and now has conducted its first

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Olympia

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Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Olympia

The holidays are officially in full swing and while that may look a little different than years past, there is still plenty of cheer to be had. Olympia organizations have worked hard to make adjustments to their beloved holiday traditions and ensure your family still has the opportunity to safely celebrate

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"Blood" on the edge of greatness

The voice of the oil man sounds made of oil, gristle and syrup. It is deep and reassuring, absolutely sure of itself and curiously fraudulent. No man who sounds this forthright can be other than a liar. His name is Daniel Plainview, and he must have given the name to

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Advice Goddess

Klan do attitude I’m in a relationship with a man I love and want to spend my life with, but I can’t stand his 6-year-old daughter. She’s obnoxious, has a smart mouth, and is being taught some wicked racism by her mother and her mother’s family. I’ve never tolerated bigotry, and

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Jenny Richardson

I resigned myself long ago to the fact that I will never be a model. With a 5’4” frame and no desire to starve my curves away, it’s just not something that’s in my future. But I still love fashion and enjoy an occasional weekend night at the Swiss to

JBLM airmen fly airshow

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JBLM airmen fly airshow

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Peaking out behind white fluffy clouds, the sun shone down on the crowd of excited beachgoers enjoying the strong breeze rippling across the ocean waves. Heads began to turn and eyes searched the horizon as the sound of four turbofan jet engines could be heard over

CPSD Promising Future:

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CPSD Promising Future:

Our #PromisingFuturesFriday featured two students this week. First, there is Rainier Elementary School third grader Benjamin Dowdell. His favorite part of the school day is learning about science and conducting experiments. He enjoys taking on the new challenges that science and math offer up in every lesson. He brings a positive energy

71 improvements for you

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71 improvements for you

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) today released the VA Customer Experience Accomplishments Report detailing 71 major initiatives to improve customer service for veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. Improving customer service as a top priority at VA was established in 2018 and it challenged the department to

New store on base

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New store on base

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - If the Lewis Exchange shopping center smells a little sweeter, it may be the new Bath & Body Works store that opened Nov. 13. The Lewis store is the first Army & Air Force Exchange Service Bath & Body Works location and sells soaps, candles, fragrances and

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