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Half military don't want shots

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Half military don't want shots

WASHINGTON (AP) - With more than half of America reluctant or flatly opposed to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, a VIP-filled video call on Feb. 4 targeted the nation's military families with an urgent plea: Get the shot. "We need your help," first lady Jill Biden told hundreds of listeners on a

WA Guard supporting vaccine sites

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WA Guard supporting vaccine sites

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine climbs, more than 150 Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen are helping the state ensure Washingtonians receive their first dose. "We are supporting the Department of Health (DOH) with medics to administer the vaccination, along with other soldiers and airmen to

Nimitz coming home to WA

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Nimitz coming home to WA

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is headed home to Bremerton, Wash., after an extended deployment in the Middle East, a Navy official told Stars and Stripes by email Feb. 2. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin over the weekend called the carrier and its strike group home, according to a Feb. 1

Joint moment

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Joint moment

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Airmen from the 627th and 446th Security Forces Squadrons from McChord Field conducted the first Air Force-instructed M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station trainer course for Army combat engineers Jan. 26 to Feb. 6 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Designed to familiarize and certify soldiers and airmen with the remote weapon system, the joint forces course is a unique opportunity for both services to work together while learning about the function and

Micro markets open on JBLM

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Micro markets open on JBLM

DALLAS - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it safe and easy for warfighters to stock up on essentials at more than 100 self-serve micro markets - contactless convenience stores offering food, drinks and more - at 50 Army and Air Force installations worldwide. Strategically positioned

Social fitness for readiness

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Social fitness for readiness

Social fitness, or our ability to engage with our social environment effectively and constructively, is an important aspect of holistic health. Simply put, the relationships we have, build, and maintain with people at home, in the workplace, and in our communities influence our general health and performance. For the Department of

What are you doing next?

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What are you doing next?

If there is a silver lining to COVID-19, it has certainly given many of us a little more time to sit home and reflect on what inspires us. And for some, it has re-ordered our priorities, or provided the imputes to consider a change in direction. But how? How does one

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High waist

Victory is mine! I’ve waited years, and although it’s been a snaillike process, the thong baring, low riding pants have finally gone back to buttcrack hell where they belong. A few years ago the high waist reemerged, but it’s taken designers awhile to get it just right. For 2008, designers

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House Blend Thursdays

Bobble Tiki is a tiki about town. Of course, he’s also a social anxiety ridden hermit at times, but that’s the nice thing about Bobble Tiki. He mixes it up. He’s a little like everyone and a lot like no one. Being a sometimes socialite, Bobble Tiki truly enjoys the resurgence

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Ghosts and Liars, Charlotte Thistle and others

Thursday, Jan. 24 FOLK charlotte thistle I’ve always been a sucker for women songwriters. Maybe it’s because they give me insight on how to deal with the opposite sex. But folk singer Charlotte Thistle refuses to give me any tips on how to do this as she pens tunes that speak directly

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The Devil Wears Prada

Make it stop. I clicked on The Devil Wears Prada’s MySpace page and was assaulted with a wash volume that shoved me back in my chair. The Devil Wears Prada — no, not the movie or the book, the metal band — defines hardcore. With machine gun drums, nasty guitar

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Frankie Gage Potis benefit

On Saturday, Jan. 26, Doxology will play Jazzbones in Tacoma. First and foremost, the show is a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Though Doxology has gained a reputation for being one of the brightest soul/groove/rock bands around, even prompting Pappi Swarner to swoon “Imagine the music of Maroon

Oregon coast’s photo-worthy spots

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Oregon coast’s photo-worthy spots

Imagine having 363 miles of public ocean shoreline as a photography playground. You could capture the rising and setting sun, snap an image of crashing waves and retreating tides, and carefully document the sweeping vistas and historic structures. Luckily, you don't have to imagine it, because it is reality on

JBLM COVID-related updates

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JBLM COVID-related updates

Several announcements regarding services and facilities impacted by COVID-19 were announced Monday during the base townhall meeting. The following was released afterwards by public affairs. INDOOR DINING Following the state's guidance on indoor dining, effective Feb. 1: Bowl Arena Lanes' Strike Zone Café opens for indoor dining at 25% capacity, https://jblm.armymwr.com/programs/strike-zone-cafe. Habanero's Mexican

Go from associate degree directly to a master's

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Go from associate degree directly to a master's

It may sound too good to be true, but it's a fact - Indiana Wesleyan University allows you to earn a master's degree online after completing your associate degree, skipping the bachelor's.  That saves both time and money. KC Haight, a 23-year veteran of the Air Force shared this opportunity and

Your military service may already be worth 45 college credits

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Your military service may already be worth 45 college credits

If you add up your basic training and other military courses you have already completed, you have practically already completed an associate degree.  With this brainchild, at Indiana Wesleyan University military personnel receive up to 45 credits toward an online associate degree simply by submitting the training they've already completed. Only

Service commitment waivers

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Service commitment waivers

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2021, including an expanded PALACE CHASE program and limited Active Duty Service Commitment waivers. These programs provide provisions for both enlisted and officer members who

Filing state income taxes in the military

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Filing state income taxes in the military

When you're constantly on the move, it can be hard to know where to file your state income taxes. Thankfully, active-duty service members and their spouses have protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), including one regarding where to claim residency for the purposes of taxes and voting. There

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I'm too sexy for my space suit

Wondering how to beat the post-holiday blues? Have the nerve to stand out from the crowd? Then consider treating some of the Tacoma area’s upcoming afternoon and evening winter season events as excuses to play dress-up. All you need is a little imagination and a cooperative costuming consultant. I found my

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Mojito Bay

ANNOUNCER: The boys have a dream of traveling back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to eat pterodactyl eggs and brontosaurus steaks. They know this will never happen because not only has no one invented a working time machine yet, but if the boys ever did get their

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