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Leaders detail future of National Guard

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Leaders detail future of National Guard

The National Guard remains an integral part of U.S. military might, and it's changing to remain effective for the future, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said this week. Hokanson and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National

Inslee appoints David Puente, Jr. as director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

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Inslee appoints David Puente, Jr. as director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of David Puente, Jr., Jan. 25, as the director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2023. WDVA serves Washington state's veterans and their families by connecting them to benefits earned while serving in the military. Puente is an Army Veteran,

L&I needs you!

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L&I needs you!

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is looking for individuals who are customer-service focused. "So much of our work starts and ends with a customer, be it an employee asking about their rights, an employer asking about new requirements, or working with our vast network of stakeholders," began

I Corps hosts first Indo-Pacific Motorized Forum with allied and partnered nations

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I Corps hosts first Indo-Pacific Motorized Forum with allied and partnered nations

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - America's First Corps hosted the first Indo-Pacific Motorized Forum with over 10 allied and partner nations to discuss the unique employment of motorized infantry across the Pacific theater. The forum, held at the American Lake Conference Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 10, 2023, helped

Explore the Long Beach Peninsula

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Explore the Long Beach Peninsula

The Long Beach Peninsula is located in the very southwest corner of Washington state and is an easy drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The majority of people make plans to visit the Long Beach Peninsula during the warmer months, but truth be told, the peace offered in the quieter months

4th AS airman awarded prestigious enlisted award

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4th AS airman awarded prestigious enlisted award

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - In September of 2022, Senior Airman Austin Andrews, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, received the Staff Sgt. Henry E. "Red" Erwin Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member of the Year award. This award is given to one flight engineer, loadmaster, air surveillance operator or other related career field each year

Capt. Earl brings the benefits of the human-animal bond to Madigan

Military Life

Capt. Earl brings the benefits of the human-animal bond to Madigan

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - If you visit Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord you may see more than the hospital's iconic swans, Madi and Lewi. You may also meet up with the mellowest black Lab in the facility dog business. Earl, or, Capt. Earl as

Iron Dome arrives at JBLM

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Iron Dome arrives at JBLM

Iron Dome technology will find a home at Joint Base Lewis-McChord according to a Breaking Defense story published late last week. "Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord ... will receive both of the U.S. Army's Iron Dome batteries, but the service hasn't decided whether to actually deploy the system," a spokesperson told Breaking Defense. Breaking Defense reported

I Corps hosts first Indo-Pacific Motorized Forum with allied and partnered nations

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I Corps hosts first Indo-Pacific Motorized Forum with allied and partnered nations

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - America's First Corps hosted the first Indo-Pacific Motorized Forum with over 10 allied and partner nations to discuss the unique employment of motorized infantry across the Pacific theater. The forum, held at the American Lake Conference Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 10, 2023, helped

'House Party'

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'House Party'

The thing about house parties in the movies is, they're usually entertaining as hell for us as viewers, but for the participants, they often seem more stressful and chaotic and cringe-inducing than actual big-time fun fests. Whether it's The Great Gatsby or Sixteen Candles, Animal House or Superbad, Risky Business

AFSVC makes Fisher Houses homes away from home

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AFSVC makes Fisher Houses homes away from home

The Department of the Air Force Fisher House Program provides housing to military and veterans during difficult times. "The 14 Department of the Air Force houses at eight installations offer families a place to rest their head, a place to come together or even a place to grieve," said Mary McLean,

SSMCP is hard at work for JBLLM

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SSMCP is hard at work for JBLLM

Since its founding in 2011, the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership (SSMCP) has focused on undertaking projects in support of infrastructure and regional improvements in support of military readiness and Joint Base Lewis-McChord's neighboring communities. In the coming year, SSMCP's focus will be on the intersection of three issues between

Modernizing work on Army bases

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Modernizing work on Army bases

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is leading the way in instituting workplace initiatives intended to help the command recruit and retain quality civilians and soldiers to continue its mission to support the warfighter. The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath has brought workplace conditions to the forefront

DOD releases memo expanding Military Parental Leave Program?

Military Policy

DOD releases memo expanding Military Parental Leave Program?

The memo - released Jan. 4 - is signed by Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.?  The memo applies to all service members and is effective as of Jan. 4, 2023. The memo provides details on transition to the new expanded parental leave for service members who were

New Body Composition Program for airmen

Military Policy

New Body Composition Program for airmen

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force is establishing new Body Composition Program standards for airmen and guardians after the abdominal circumference was removed from the Air Force-specific Physical Fitness Assessment in 2020.   Both the Air and Space Forces released the new Waist-to-Height Ratio BCP policy in January,

Martin Luther King Singers

Military Life

Martin Luther King Singers

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - When Anitra Reed was sharing her childhood story to a friend in northern Virginia recently, she could not help but remember her formative years spent on former Fort Lewis in the 1970s. Especially the time she spent here as part of a gospel choir community who

'M3GAN'

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'M3GAN'

If I'm putting together a Mount Creepmore of the most terrifying Horror Movie Dolls of all time, here's the roster: Fats in Magic (1978) The clown doll in Poltergeist (1982) Chucky from Child's Play (1988) Annabelle from The Conjuring (2013)  The title character from the wickedly funny, cheerfully dark and fantastically preposterous M3GAN isn't quite

What to expect when you call the Veterans Crisis Line

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What to expect when you call the Veterans Crisis Line

If you're going through a tough time or having thoughts of suicide, you're not alone, and there is hope. There really are people who want to listen and help. Reaching out for help may be the last thing you want to do, and you may think no one understands what you're

Meet Captain Tai Nguyen

Military Life

Meet Captain Tai Nguyen

Imagine living in an apartment with no furniture other than a single twin bed and several plastic chairs to sit on. Captain Tai Nguyen does not have to imagine any of this; he lived it. "I distinctively remember folding blankets multiple times to lay out in the living room so that we

JBLM's Iuli just "rolls" with it

Military Life

JBLM's Iuli just "rolls" with it

You can't remember the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago without the image of Team Army performing a Haka chant. That chant led by Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Sgt 1st Class Dave Iuli, became one of the greatest memories of those games. "I was voted team captain which was such an

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