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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

'Jurassic World: Dominion'

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'Jurassic World: Dominion'

Certain scenes in Jurassic World: Dominion are reminiscent of 1980s romantic adventure films such as Romancing the Stone, in which circumstances place two people in a precarious situation as love begins to bubble up between them.  At other times, it feels like a Godzilla movie, as giant, roaring, teeth-baring CGI apex

Tips for military parents planning PCS moves with children

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Tips for military parents planning PCS moves with children

Moving can be hard on military families, especially on children. Moving to a new home, going to a new school, finding new friends - it can be unsettling for kids of any age. Yet there are things that service members can do to prepare for a permanent change of station move

Hundreds enjoy JBLM’s Retiree Appreciation Day

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Hundreds enjoy JBLM’s Retiree Appreciation Day

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Hundreds of armed forces retirees participated in Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Retiree Appreciation Day at Waller Hall May 27. "We have over 100,000 retirees in the area," said Janet Lucasriley, chief of retirement services of JBLM's Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness. "My main priority is to keep

JBLM graduates over 100 students

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JBLM graduates over 100 students

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Over 100 service members, veterans and spouses received college degrees or certificates at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 34th Annual College Graduation Ceremony June 3 at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. "Our armed forces are the greatest in the world, because we have people who are dedicated to

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446th Force Support Squadron to reduce services during July Super UTA

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The 446th Force Support Squadron will limit its customer service functions July 22-25 for unit-wide training. "Limiting functions will help the 446 FSS complete mandatory training," said Lt. Col. Jennifer Goetz, commander of the 446th Force Support Squadron. "Completing the required training will improve readiness overall, which

One of the nation’s top credit unions right here at JBLM

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One of the nation’s top credit unions right here at JBLM

America's Credit Union has been selected by The Penny Hoarder as one of the nation's top six credit unions for military members of 2022. With two-thirds of its military members living off-base, ACU offers them the best of both worlds; they can bank off base at ten local locations or on

Summer fun in Lacey

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Summer fun in Lacey

The City of Lacey Parks, Culture & Recreation summer programs strike just the right note with its Lacey in Tune programs, comprised of music, movies and entertainment, designed to make memories of fun. "For over 25 years Lacey Parks has been offering Concerts at Huntamer Park as well as Children's Entertainment

More military hungry

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More military hungry

For many military families, food insecurity is a daily issue. In a recently released report by the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), researchers found that one in five military families were experiencing food insecurity, a rise from one in eight just two years ago. "The Causal Factors of Military and Veteran

Buffalo Soldier exhibit opens at DuPont Historical Museum

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Buffalo Soldier exhibit opens at DuPont Historical Museum

DUPONT - A new Buffalo Soldier exhibit commemorating the 1904 Ninth Cavalry encampment was formally dedicated at the DuPont Historical Museum located near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by service members, veterans and community residents. The DuPont Historical Society and Friends of DuPont Buffalo Soldier History

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