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Army leaders: Soldiers can build strength from self-care

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Army leaders: Soldiers can build strength from self-care

WASHINGTON - Jim Czarnik turned swiftly to his three-year-old daughter as she ran into a neighbor's yard on a sunny spring afternoon. "Sasha, stop!" Czarnik shouted angrily to his child, who had spotted a ball to play with. His mind had flashed back to his three-month deployment and suddenly he imagined

Recognizing leadership of former Madigan surgeon

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Recognizing leadership of former Madigan surgeon

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - Col. (Dr.) Vance Sohn served as the program director for General Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center for seven years before being called by the surgeon general to handle the Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training, or AMCT3, program in the Office of the

62nd MXG airmen ‘Accelerate Change’ with CUT course

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62nd MXG airmen ‘Accelerate Change’ with CUT course

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Throughout its 74 years of existence, the U.S. Air Force have dominated the air, cyber and space domains alongside its sister services. But warfighting has changed. Adversaries have progressively developed their techniques, training and force; however, our airmen have done the same. Air Force Chief of Staff

Guard commander offers invite to join National Guard

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Guard commander offers invite to join National Guard

Growing up the son of a career Army soldier who retired from then Fort Lewis, Bryan Grenon learned the value of hard work, dedicated involvement, and setting and meeting high standards. "He did it through sheer presence," Grenon began, "and he made me want to do my best and fight through

Military teens and mental health: Here are resources that can help

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Military teens and mental health: Here are resources that can help

If you're a military teen, you know there are ups and downs to living the lifestyle that comes with your parents' career. While some of the challenges are standard for a teen, others - such as duty-station moves, school transitions and deployments - can really put a strain on your mental health. While

Catching a Portland Trailblazers game

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Catching a Portland Trailblazers game

If you're a basketball fan stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) you might be disappointed that there is no longer a NBA basketball team in Seattle. Especially if you ever considered yourself a Sonics fan. However, we're here to tell you that a Portland Trailblazers game is an excellent option

Santa Dave brings joy, helps create memories during holiday season

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Santa Dave brings joy, helps create memories during holiday season

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Guess what, everyone? We have in our midst our very own Santa Claus! David Wilson, an operations officer with the Logistics Readiness Center-Redstone, grew up loving Christmas and all of the traditions that go along with the season. Joining the Army in 1980 at just 17 years

Retired SEAC John Troxell reflects on his service

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Retired SEAC John Troxell reflects on his service

The Army made John Troxell. "I would say that joining the Army was the greatest influence in my life," began the retired Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC). "Prior to that, I had no purpose, motivation, direction or inspiration to achieve or reach my

Swap in, swap out: McChord airmen deploy to Al Udeid

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Swap in, swap out: McChord airmen deploy to Al Udeid

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Every airman has their own story about deploying, whether they're about to retire and haven't deployed once or a junior airman deploying for the third time in three years. At McChord Field, airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing, along with other C-17 Globemaster III bases within Air

21st Annual ACU Turkey Shoot golf tournament raises over $45,000 in donations for JBLM service member support

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21st Annual ACU Turkey Shoot golf tournament raises over $45,000 in donations for JBLM service member support

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - On Dec. 7, 2021, America's Credit Union (ACU) CEO, Ken Leonard, and the ACU Foundation Board presented $45,000 raised from this year's Turkey Shoot golf tournament to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) nonprofit Santa's Castle, and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). The event was

JBLM wins, starts a new streak ... one

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JBLM wins, starts a new streak ... one

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Michael Urban only got on the field twice Dec. 10 in the Army-Navy flag football game at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The first time Urban was on the field, he kicked off for the Army to start the game. He didn't get back onto

Scholarships for Military Children now open

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Scholarships for Military Children now open

FORT LEE, Va. - Applications are now open for the Scholarships for Military Children Program for academic year 2022-2023. The program, now entering its 22nd year, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary's role in enhancing military quality of life. It's

Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy

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Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force released its policy Dec. 8 outlining the way forward for Total Force military members serving in the Air Force and Space Force who have requested separation or retirement prior to Nov. 2, 2021, or whose COVID-19 medical exemption or religious accommodation

Tacoma’s two new top notch steak houses

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Tacoma’s two new top notch steak houses

These past couple years have been full of unprecedented challenges, but that didn't stop two restaurateurs from bringing good eats to Tacoma. Here are the two newest steakhouses to open their doors to Tacoma. The newest of the two  restaurants is Stanford's Tacoma. This newly opened restaurant occupies the old Pacific

Washington Guard helped defend U.S. after Pearl Harbor attack

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Washington Guard helped defend U.S. after Pearl Harbor attack

CAMP MURRAY - As the sun rose on Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. military personnel stationed at Pearl Harbor Naval Base were starting their Sunday routines. Unknown to them, more than 350 Imperial Japanese bombers, fighter and torpedo planes launched from six aircraft carriers in two waves with their eyes set

Puget Sound Market stands up with integration in mind

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Puget Sound Market stands up with integration in mind

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, M.D., director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the new Puget Sound Market director, Col. Jonathan C. Taylor, M.D., hosted a ceremony at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, ushering in the new Puget Sound Market

Triumph over doubt: Reserve loadmaster hikes the Appalachian Trail alone

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Triumph over doubt: Reserve loadmaster hikes the Appalachian Trail alone

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - As she hiked the ridgeline, beginning to see the next peak on the trail ahead of her, the clouds began to grow darker. Starting out the day she knew there might be rain, but she didn't want to lose time waiting out a little rain. But

Local restaurant chains and fast food seasonal options

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Local restaurant chains and fast food seasonal options

The holidays are undoubtedly all about food. Peppermint, gingerbread, eggnog -  you name it! This year restaurant chains and fast food establishments have delivered on all the goodness we need. Here are our top holiday picks from fast food and restaurant chains. Chick-fil-A has delivered holiday joy in a cup with their peppermint milkshake.

Army Corps completes JBLM Airfield runway repairs ahead of schedule

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Army Corps completes JBLM Airfield runway repairs ahead of schedule

It's safe to say 2020 was an odd year - a pandemic broke out, and even closer to home - sinkholes opened under the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airfield. Yes, large caverns that would expand and cause the soil to weaken around the JBLM runway, a major element in getting mission-essential

'We did the extraordinary'

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'We did the extraordinary'

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - C-17 Globemaster III crews were at the forefront of evacuation efforts during Operation Allies Refuge from mid to late August of this year. Aircrews would work a continuous cycle of sleep and fly, evacuating military personnel, U.S. and Afghan citizens almost every single day for weeks

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