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Lighting up a better relationship

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Lighting up a better relationship

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD  - Joint Base Lewis-McChord is shining a light, literally, on the power of communication and the importance of hearing the needs of its community members as crews continue to repair hundreds of broken streetlights throughout installation communities. As of Feb. 8, more than 157 lights within nine housing

62d AW hosts Team McChord Civic Leader Tour

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62d AW hosts Team McChord Civic Leader Tour

The 62d Airlift Wing hosted the Team McChord Civic Leader Tour Feb. 7-9, visiting Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, and Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The goal of the Civic Leader Tour was to educate local civic leaders on the way the Air Force trains America's

Volunteering for 44 years and counting

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Volunteering for 44 years and counting

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Volunteering is about giving time, energy and skills - freely. For Raymond Fry, he has been giving his time, energy and skills for 44 years - and counting, at Eagle's Pride Golf Course in DuPont. "I started volunteering in 1979," Fry said. "They asked me to help

Island Comfort Café opens at JBLM’s ‘Castle’

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Island Comfort Café opens at JBLM’s ‘Castle’

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Are you craving for some island-style cuisine from Guam? Lucky for you, one is now open at McChord Field's Building 100. The Island Comfort Café had its grand opening Feb. 13 at the "Castle's" Room 1002, next to the Common Access Card ID Center. "The Joint Base

New housing planned for 2027

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New housing planned for 2027

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - In answer to the ongoing housing needs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, garrison leaders recently announced new homes will be built in the Meriwether Landing community, on Lewis North, in 2027. The project will add 212 new homes to the existing community at the cost of approximately $130

Tough AF Jobs: Pest Management

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Tough AF Jobs: Pest Management

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - You never realize how bad you need a pest management professional until a battalion of ants march into your kitchen showing no signs of surrender. Like any other community, the Air Force uses pest managers to combat those relentless pests, as well as provide additional crucial services

Signal Company conducts first tactical air movement Radio Retrans Exercise

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Signal Company conducts first tactical air movement Radio Retrans Exercise

Whether on the battlefield during a federal deployment or responding to a disaster here at home, being able to communicate is one of, if not the most important thing for Guard members and first responders. Without communications, commanders do not know the status of their members, how the mission is

Apply now: War Horse writing seminar for Post-9/11 Gold Star children

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Apply now: War Horse writing seminar for Post-9/11 Gold Star children

For two decades, military children watched as their parents trained and deployed in support of the Global War on Terror. In doing so, they shouldered a unique burden that few discuss and that too often is misunderstood or ignored by the American public. These young people watched their families struggle and

Don’t miss the Lacey Cultural Celebration

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Don’t miss the Lacey Cultural Celebration

\Since 2011 The Lacey Cultural Celebration - brought to you by Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation and presented by TwinStar Credit Union - has drawn families from all over Thurston County and beyond to savor the sights and sounds of the world without leaving Lacey. This year's free event on Saturday,

Safety, not ‘woke,’ the problem

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Safety, not ‘woke,’ the problem

WASHINGTON (AP) - While some Republicans blame the COVID-19 vaccine or "wokeness" for the Army's recruiting woes, the military service says the bigger hurdles are more traditional ones: Young people don't want to die or get injured, deal with the stress of Army life and put their lives on hold. They

446th Airlift Wing welcomes new maintenance group commander

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446th Airlift Wing welcomes new maintenance group commander

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Col. Robert A. Griffith assumed command of the 446th Maintenance Group in a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Saturday, Feb. 4. During the ceremony, the military tradition of passing the flags occurred symbolizing the change of leadership as Griffith assumed command of the 446 MXG. Col.

'Marlowe'

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'Marlowe'

Add Liam Neeson to the impressive list of leading men who have played Raymond Chandler's laconic antihero gumshoe Philip Marlowe, a roster highlighted by Dick Powell in Murder, My Sweet (1944), Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946), Robert Montgomery in Lady in the Lake (1947), James Garner in Marlowe

PCsing to Japan? Your kid can model

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PCsing to Japan? Your kid can model

SAGAMIHARA FAMILY HOUSING AREA, Japan - When Sydney LeFebre had her first photoshoot for a large fashion retailer last year, the process became a whole new experience for her and her family. Sydney, now a third grader at Arnn Elementary School, wore several outfits throughout that day as photographers, and even

Improve your heart with pulse power

Health

Improve your heart with pulse power

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - Besides Valentines and increased talk of heart health in February, did you know that World Pulses Day is also celebrated on the 10th? Pulses, commonly mistaken as legumes, are a powerhouse in everyday nutrition. They are a healthy and affordable source of protein

New program to help AF spouses

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New program to help AF spouses

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -  Civilian spouses of service members assigned outside the U.S. may now have an easier time finding employment. The Department of the Air Force has implemented a direct-hire authority pilot program for locations outside the U.S. authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act of FY22. This authority enables

Fun local activities to surprise your Valentine

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Fun local activities to surprise your Valentine

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it can be stressful to plan the perfect date night or gift. What follows are some fun local activities and one further afield for the best Valentine's Day. Chocolate & Wine Festival Head out to the Medicine Creek Winery for their 16th Annual Chocolate

Sustaining the warfighter across the Indo-Pacific region

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Sustaining the warfighter across the Indo-Pacific region

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - America's First Corps (I Corps) is the Army's operational headquarters in the Indo-Pacific region. The corps' area of responsibility is vast. The region contains 65 percent of the world's ocean surface and 25 percent of its land mass. Time and distance are crucial planning considerations for

Fore!

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Fore!

  JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - The serene image of Pebble Beach, complete with blue skies and light breeze sets the stage as Col. Phil Lamb, Joint Base Lewis-McChord commander, steps up to the golf tee and sets his shot. With a moment of thoughtful consideration, he pulls back his club and

'Magic Mike's Last Dance'

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'Magic Mike's Last Dance'

When the original Magic Mike was released in 2012, I distinctly remember NOT saying, "That was a lot of fun, but there's clearly so much more nuance and complexity to the Magic Mike saga, we're going to need at least a trilogy to tell the whole story!"  Not to disparage Steven

'Shrinking'

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'Shrinking'

As we eagerly await the sometime-this-spring drop of Ted Lasso Season Three, you can get your fix of comedy with heart in the new Apple TV+ series Shrinking, which covers a very different world but has the same winning formula of giving us irresistibly quirky characters who deliver quote-worthy dialogue

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