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Army Reserve Center renamed

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Army Reserve Center renamed

David Holtom recalled learning of the ultimate sacrifice his son, Sgt. James Holtom, made on Feb. 8, 2007 in Iraq. "It seems like it was just yesterday that we learned of our son's death," he said. "I have no regrets about where he was, and who he was with, and what

Eligible airmen, guardians have access to more monkeypox vaccines

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Eligible airmen, guardians have access to more monkeypox vaccines

The Department of Defense is increasing its supply of the approved monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS, which allows for more airmen and guardians at higher risk for transmission to access preventive measures to keep themselves safe. Concurrently, on Aug. 9, the Food and Drug Administration, allowed for smaller doses to be given through

Local educators hosted by America’s First Corps

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Local educators hosted by America’s First Corps

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Educators from Seattle to Olympia met with key military leaders during a social gathering at Russell Landing on American Lake with hors d'oeuvres, live music and remarks about rewards and benefits for their students to consider when pursuing military service. "Educators are among the first influencers in

We found some military discounts for you

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We found some military discounts for you

Eders.com Active duty, retired or honorably discharged members of the U.S. Military get FREE membership to the Professional Bowhunter Buyer's Club. Members are entitled to 4-45% off when purchasing archery and bowhunting equipment from eders.com or bowhuntingoutlet.com. Call 516-656-0808 for more details. Enfamil Infant & Toddler Nutrition 15% off all Enfamil online products for active duty,

Be all you can be in military medicine

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Be all you can be in military medicine

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - A recent survey shows that a sixth of Americans wanted to be a doctor when they grew up. That puts Sgt. Bridget Kollock, the command sergeant major aide at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in solid company. Trained and

Student loan forgiveness deadline nears

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Student loan forgiveness deadline nears

Eligible veterans, active-duty service members and others can erase their student loans through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31, 2022. The program removes the burden of student debt on public servants, making it possible for many borrowers to stay in their

New Army policy better enables victims to report sexual assault

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New Army policy better enables victims to report sexual assault

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A new policy recently implemented by the Army is designed to help remove possible barriers that may prevent soldiers from reporting sexual assault. Army Directive 2022-10, Safe-to-Report for Victims of Sexual Assault, provides sexual assault victims certain protections from disciplinary action for minor collateral misconduct that may

A bloody good prequel

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A bloody good prequel

We've just finished celebrating the finale of one of the great spinoff series of all time in Better Call Saul, and now the gods of television once again smile upon us with another potentially memorable prequel: HBO's Game of Thrones precursor House of the Dragon, which gets off to a

Self-driving speeds ahead

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Self-driving speeds ahead

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Imagine the possibilities of a self-driving vehicle on the battlefield. Engineers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, or AvMC, don't have to imagine it, they are building it. The Autonomous Multi-Domain Launcher takes a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System - or

Engineer officer strives for the best

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Engineer officer strives for the best

Until she attended high school, 1Lt. Amber Thompson was introverted, but creative and focused on her studies. During this time, she had grown up believing her father was her father. Informed that he was not, she learned who her biological father is and reunited with him. "I was in my freshman

Uncertainty about abortion services

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Uncertainty about abortion services

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization) - which eliminated federally guaranteed access to abortion - has raised questions among some congressional and service members. The decision has left the right to an abortion up to the states to decide, thus

JBLM’s Imam one of eight Muslim chaplains in Army

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JBLM’s Imam one of eight Muslim chaplains in Army

Chaplain (Captain) Aybu Laari is a devout Muslim who believes that diversity and open-mindedness toward others should be embraced. "If you are open-minded, you can respect and accept the views of others and believe that each and every other person has something to bring to the table," began the Imam assigned

Thunder Challenge 2022

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Thunder Challenge 2022

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD  -  The 1st Combat Weather Squadron hosted this year's International Combat Weather Competition: Thunder Challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from Aug. 1-3, 2022. This competition was inspired by the Tactical Air Control Party's Lightning Challenge and adapted to suit the combat weather specialty. Thunder Challenge invited eight

JBLM program helps service members dress to impress

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JBLM program helps service members dress to impress

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - It may not take much thought for service members to get dressed for work in the morning. They routinely place their uniform, belt, boots and cover on, then report for duty. After leaving the military many seek work but finding affordable attire for job interviews can

Agents of Discovery mobile app encourages kids to get outside

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Agents of Discovery mobile app encourages kids to get outside

The Agents of Discovery Mobile App is a free educational tool to encourage families who want to spend more time outdoors. Think Pokemon Go but for nature. Six Metro Parks Tacoma locations offer missions. You'll also find eight partners from Seattle to Snoqualmie with additional missions. Become a Puget Sound

5th SFAB offers unique opportunity for soldiers’ career

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5th SFAB offers unique opportunity for soldiers’ career

In the delicate work of maintaining and strengthening relations with this nation's military partners that the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade advises, small things matter. Activated in May 2020, the brigade's approximate 800 volunteer soldiers conduct security force assistance (SFA) missions in the Indo-Pacific Area of Operations (AOR) to advise and

Meet Your Army event comes to JBLM

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Meet Your Army event comes to JBLM

STAND TO! I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord invite the public to a Meet Your Army Day at Cowan Stadium on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is in response to current recruiting challenges described in a July 20 memorandum - A Call to Service to Overcome Recruiting

Welders needed

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Welders needed

Welding works where duct tape fails. And while there is no shortage of duct tape, there is a nationwide shortage of welders. "We're 400,000 welders short in this nation right now," said Les Davis, an Army veteran and director of military services at Tulsa Welding School, in a recent Military.com article. "A

'Emily the Criminal'

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'Emily the Criminal'

Ever since her days on Parks & Recreation, Aubrey Plaza has excelled at playing characters who can cut you to ribbons with a withering glance or a deadpan observation - and yet they seem to have just enough vulnerability, a kind of reluctant humanity, that makes them more complex and

Island exploration

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Island exploration

Located two hours from JBLM on the Puget Sound is Whidbey Island, a must visit during your time stationed in Washington. Spanning 55 miles, this island provides endless opportunities for exploration, sightseeing and of course, eating. If you're the exploring type, Whidbey has multiple state parks, chalked full of exploration. Starting with Washington's

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