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First curriculum for CDC centers

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First curriculum for CDC centers

The Defense Department has implemented an early childhood education curriculum called, Early Learning Matters. This is the first early childhood education curriculum developed for DOD's child development program. The department created this curriculum in collaboration with early childhood experts at Purdue University. Several military child development centers pilot-tested the curriculum. Service

'The Black Phone'

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'The Black Phone'

From the movie-opening shot of a can of Coors being cracked open, to the well-timed use of period-piece pop hits, to backyard toy rocket launchers, to the convenience stores with pinball machines, to the two-tone raglan baseball T-shirts worn by the kids, to the brown-and-gold color schemes in the working-class

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Five features found at the top military-friendly colleges

Every college hopeful has a list of criteria they're looking for to determine whether a particular school is the right fit. Most students want institutions that are affordable, have the academic programs they're interested in and meet their lifestyle needs. Military and veteran families have even more factors to keep

JBLM Strkers conduct culminating training exercise for Exercise Tiger Balm 2022

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JBLM Strkers conduct culminating training exercise for Exercise Tiger Balm 2022

SINGAPORE - Soldiers of the U.S. Army and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) participate in the culminating field training exercise (FTX) for Exercise Tiger Balm 2022 here, June 15, 2022. Tiger Balm is a U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) sponsored bilateral training event with SAF as part of the USARPAC Theater Security Cooperation

Preparing for success in the civilian workforce

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Preparing for success in the civilian workforce

In a 2019 Pew Research Center study, 95 percent of veteran respondents sought employment after serving in the military. The good news for service members and veterans is that their time spent in the armed forces has prepared them for success in the civilian workforce. The goal now is to create

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Jobs after military service

  In a 2019 Pew Research Center study, 95 percent of veteran respondents sought employment after serving in the military.   The good news for service members and veterans is that their time spent in the armed forces has prepared them for success in the civilian workforce. The goal now is to create

Convenience and self-service appointment check-in at your fingertips

Health

Convenience and self-service appointment check-in at your fingertips

Check-in for your next VA appointment might be different next time you come in. Beginning this summer, some VA facilities will allow veterans to do one or both of these: Start the check-in process up to seven days in advance of the appointment. Check

Madigan graduates world-class physicians

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Madigan graduates world-class physicians

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - It has all been done. All the clinical rotations are complete; all the exams sweated through. Even all the simple things are ready. The seats are tagged and flags straightened for an event that many residents, interns and fellows have awaited for

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USSF announces interservice transfer opportunities

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - The U.S. Space Force is accepting FY23 Interservice Transfer Program (IST) applications from June 15-30. The IST allows qualified individuals from other uniformed services to apply for transfer to active duty in the Space Force to fill select career fields.   In order to be eligible, all

DAF launches program to issue pregnant members free maternity uniforms

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DAF launches program to issue pregnant members free maternity uniforms

Arlington, Va. (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force will soon launch the Maternity Uniform Pilot Program, or "Rent the Camo," that will temporarily issue free maternity uniform items to pregnant airmen and guardians at 10 bases. This program is a joint effort with the Army and details on how

Rucking for Mental Wellness

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Rucking for Mental Wellness

An inaugural Ruck for Mental Wellness event will be held this Saturday, June 25. The event will benefit the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation (PTSD) and is hosted by the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Brewing Company in DuPont. The idea for the event came about one Friday evening at the FOB

Inflation bonus for troops?

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Inflation bonus for troops?

The U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a plan on Tuesday that would provide a monthly inflation bonus in 2023 to service members and Defense Department employees who earn under $45,000 per year. Representative Jared Golden, D-Maine, suggested that the 2.4 percent incentive be part of an amendment to the $802 billion

'Elvis'

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'Elvis'

The numbers vary from internet source to internet source, but the general consensus seems to be there were something like 200 Elvis Presley impersonators in the world at the time of the King's death in 1977 and the number has grown to at least 35,000 today. And we're not even

Cookie cravings answered

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Cookie cravings answered

Sometimes you just need a cookie. We're not talking about a packaged cookie you can buy at a local supermarket, we're talking about a homemade fresh-baked cookie to just sink your teeth in and make everything feel right again. So, take a photo, clip this out, or whatever you have

A/TA honors Maj. Gen. Donald D. Brown during unveiling ceremony

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A/TA honors Maj. Gen. Donald D. Brown during unveiling ceremony

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - The Huyser Chapter of the Airlift/Tanker Association unveiled a sculpted bust of the late Maj. Gen. Donald D. Brown for their Memorial Walkway during a ceremony recently. Brown lived out his retirement in Steilacoom, and he was a frequent guest and supporter at McChord Field. Brown, who

555th engineers and others conduct wet gap training

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555th engineers and others conduct wet gap training

Exercise Courage Crossing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord highlighted the coordination between approximately 400 army active duty, reserve, and guard soldiers and Marines in order to cross a body of water. The 555th Engineer Brigade hosted the training June 12. "It's bridge building and boat piloting ‘on the move' when we conduct

USFHP’s non-TRICARE covered service

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USFHP’s non-TRICARE covered service

The mission of the US Family Health Plan (USFHP) is to not only provide quality health care for uniformed service family members, retirees and their families, but to also ensure that they are satisfied with the service they receive. For more than eight decades, USFHP has been proud to serve active-duty

Relief for gas prices?

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Relief for gas prices?

Beginning in July service members will begin to receive more money reimbursed to meet the rising cost of gasoline during a permanent change of status (PCS) or a temporary duty station (TDY) move. The Coast Guard, the first to announce the new rates, noted the mileage rate for PCS travel will

JBLM C-17 aircrew acted appropriately

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JBLM C-17 aircrew acted appropriately

On Aug. 16, 2021, thousands of Afghani citizens, desperate to depart the country as Taliban forces closed in on Kabul, surged out onto a runway as a Joint Base Lewis-McChord-based C-17 taxied in to deliver needed supplies. "Faced with a rapidly deteriorating security situation around the aircraft, the C-17 crew decided

The American Lake Veterans Golf Course reopens front nine

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The American Lake Veterans Golf Course reopens front nine

The American Lake Veterans Golf Course is the nation's only course designed specifically for the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans.  On June 6, the course improved on its mission when it reopened its newly redesigned front nine holes. The volunteers who helped to make this happen had the privilege of

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