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'Bridgerton' is back

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'Bridgerton' is back

When you think about it, the Netflix original sensation that was Bridgerton is essentially a fictional, period-piece version of The Bachelor, what with all these impossibly good-looking, mostly shallow, gossip-mongering people - most of them never inconvenienced by a daily work schedule - gathering for another season of orchestrated romance,

Big pay raise proposed for 2023

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Big pay raise proposed for 2023

Military members and civilian workers may receive a 4.6% pay raise - the largest in 20 years - under the Pentagon's annual budget request. This represents a 2.7% increase over the 2022 pay raise, but remains well below the current inflation rate. "This is the largest pay raise in 20 years

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The incredible Carmen

This week my fate has officially been sealed — and it’s on wheels, four per foot. In December I scored a spot on the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s very own all-girl, flat track Roller Derby league. Amidst my already overbooked schedule, I’ve been training like crazy, up to three nights of

Little Debbie March Madness

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Little Debbie March Madness

Some people have just finished filling out their March Madness bracket with high hopes their team will reign supreme, meanwhile we've just finished filling out a ranking of the best Little Debbie snacks. That's right, someone needed to get to the bottom of what really is the best Little Debbie

Wearable sensors may be future option for assessing toxin exposures

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Wearable sensors may be future option for assessing toxin exposures

The Defense Department, military services and Veterans Affairs are doing a lot now to assess the effects of airborne hazards, including open burn pits, on the health of current and veteran service members who may have been exposed while deployed overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Capitol Hill lawmakers on

WDVA: Don’t wait to apply for VA disability compensation prior to leaving military service

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WDVA: Don’t wait to apply for VA disability compensation prior to leaving military service

The early bird gets the worm and that can be the case when looking at your earned military benefits. Don't wait until you separate from the military to apply for VA service-connected disability compensation.  The Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program allows service members to apply for VA disability compensation benefits between

HERstory in the making

Military Life

HERstory in the making

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Women have long been a fighting force in every aspect of life. Their contributions to history, culture and society have been observed annually in the month of March in the U.S. since 1987. "The military has made great strides to create equality amongst genders, but there is

'The Lost City' is over-the-top and silly

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'The Lost City' is over-the-top and silly

Let's start with the jumpsuit. The glittery, spangly, skintight, plunging-neckline, raspberry-colored jumpsuit Sandra Bullock sports throughout much of the loud and unfunny and flat and derivative Romancing the Stone knockoff The Lost City, as if she's wandered in from a mediocre 1980s sitcom. Bullock's Loretta Sage is wedged into that

Secretary approves implementation of revised Army Combat Fitness Test

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Secretary approves implementation of revised Army Combat Fitness Test

WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Army Christine E. Wormuth issued an Army Directive March 23 outlining a time-phased implementation of a revised ACFT as the Army's general physical fitness test. Changes made to the ACFT incorporate feedback from soldiers and independent analysis of test performance. Among the key changes announced by the

5-3FA continues to progress the Army’s first Long Range Hypersonic Systems Battery

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5-3FA continues to progress the Army’s first Long Range Hypersonic Systems Battery

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Using the nation's first prototype Long Range Hypersonic System, Bravo Battery soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 3rd Artillery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade executed ground movement, round transfers, and established firing capability at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 22-24. "We're incredibly proud of the work that the soldiers of

902nd Contracting Battalion cases colors for deployment

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902nd Contracting Battalion cases colors for deployment

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Leaders from the 902nd Contracting Battalion cased their colors during a ceremony March 8 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in preparation for their deployment in the coming weeks to the U.S. Central Command area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Lt.

Tacoma Little Theater presents 'A Chorus Line'

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Tacoma Little Theater presents 'A Chorus Line'

Tacoma Little Theater's vision is "to create quality productions and foster meaningful interactions among all people in our community." They have successfully honored this commitment to the community since 1918.  Now back for their 103rd season, Tacoma Little Theatre presents the much anticipated, A Chorus Line, conceived by Michael Bennett with

The Hello Girls still inspire female signal soldiers today

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The Hello Girls still inspire female signal soldiers today

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Being a Signal Corps officer in the 46th Aviation Support Battalion allows me to see how Army aviation units operate from a support and signal perspective, while having the opportunity to see our organization's leaders exemplifying what it means to selflessly and dutifully serve. One of

AFA McChord chapter monthly meeting

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AFA McChord chapter monthly meeting

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:30-1:30 pm Tour of Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) on McChord Field RSVP Required Space is limited so please RSVP early for a special briefing and tour of the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) on McChord Field. WADS is a unit of the Washington Air National Guard, and one of

Team McChord Annual Award winners

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Team McChord Annual Award winners

The 2021 Team McChord Annual Award winners are: Airman of the Year: 62 MXS/MXG - SrA Harley Senical NCO of the Year: 361 RCS - TSgt Allen Greenhill SNCO of the Year: 7 AS/OG - MSgt Daniel Denman First Sergeant of the Year: 8 AS/OG - MSgt David Schnabel Jr CGO of the Year: 627

Exchange micro markets bring self-serve convenience to military communities

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Exchange micro markets bring self-serve convenience to military communities

DALLAS - Service members can fuel up with better-for-you meals and snacks while staying close to their workplace at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's nearly 150 micro markets. Fully automated and contactless, the self-serve markets are positioned near soldiers, airmen, guardians and Department of Defense civilians working unusual hours

'The Outfit' is gripping

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'The Outfit' is gripping

In the late 1950s, the FBI planted a rudimentary listening device behind the radiator in a Michigan Avenue tailor shop often frequented by Chicago mob bosses, and thus gathered a wealth of information about notorious chiefs such as Sam Giancana and Anthony "Joe Batters" Accardo. The Chicago-born writer-director Graham Moore

IG report: Adequate help for alcohol abuse lacking

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IG report: Adequate help for alcohol abuse lacking

A recently released audit by the Office of the Inspector General determined that the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and military services did not complete screening and treatment of alcohol misuse by service members in a timely manner as per Department of Defense (DoD) guidance. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and

I Corps tests distributed mission command concept in Indo-Pacific

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I Corps tests distributed mission command concept in Indo-Pacific

SANTA RITA, Guam - Challenged to think and act differently in the Indo-Pacific region, America's First Corps tested a concept that suggests the traditional Corps structure might not be relevant while operating in a region that's predominantly maritime. Given the opportunity to experiment, the Corps headquarters partnered with the U.S. Air

Bluebirds mean spring has arrived on JBLM

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Bluebirds mean spring has arrived on JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When bird watching on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the beautiful Western Bluebird can be found in parks and across the South Sound prairie landscape. This able-bodied flyer is a calm bird and can be seen in open spaces. Easily identified, this small to medium-sized songbird relies on the

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