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New life enhancements

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New life enhancements

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III unveiled a comprehensive plan March 22, aimed at improving the lives of the dedicated U.S. military force and their families. The new plan consists of six additional actions that address essential needs in education, childcare, parental leave and career advancement.

Ribbons for soldiers who refer a friend

Military Policy

Ribbons for soldiers who refer a friend

There are many ribbons available in the Army for almost everything. A ribbon has been unveiled that is awarded to soldiers who refer friends. Participants in the Soldier Referral Program are eligible for the new ribbon, provided the referral attends Basic Combat Training. Brian McGovern, deputy director of public affairs at the

FREE Salute to Military Spouses Party

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FREE Salute to Military Spouses Party

Once again, Northwest Military publishers of The Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers, along with participating local businesses, bring you another free military event. Join us for our Salute to Military Spouses Party, sponsored by Chris Sayre from OriginPoint and Grand Canyon University. Taking place Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m.

Furthering agility and lethality

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Furthering agility and lethality

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -  Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs hailing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, forward deployed to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to participate in Exercise Monster Jam, March 6-9, 2023. The intent for the exercise was to verify the 7th Airlift Squadron's ability to employ and perform

Learn to golf from the pros with PGA HOPE

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Learn to golf from the pros with PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE - Helping Our Patriots Everywhere - is introducing and teaching golf to veterans and active duty military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The beauty of PGA

Suicide group: Give commanders more "personal" info

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Suicide group: Give commanders more "personal" info

Defense Department officials recognize that suicide prevention is not a one solution issue and are launching a new effort to address recommendations to help prevent these tragedies, some which include giving commanders more insights on the private lives of their troops. The Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee briefed Secretary

100 Crumbl cookies

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100 Crumbl cookies

The origin story of Crumbl Cookies is that of humble beginnings. Starting in the small town of Logan, Utah two cousins set out to create the best chocolate chip cookie they could. In 2017 they felt confident enough in their cookie to open up their first storefront and the rest

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WA state government hiring event March 28

Stop looking from job to job and find your career!   Join the Washington State Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) for the Washington State Government Hiring Event being held on March 28, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Washington National Guard Aviation Readiness Center

Air Force releases uniform changes

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Air Force releases uniform changes

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -  Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. approved several initiatives submitted to the November 2022 Air Force Uniform Board for implementation in Department of the Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of United States Air Force and United States Space Force Personnel. Authorized

Invite your caregiver to your next video visit

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Invite your caregiver to your next video visit

Many veterans feel comfortable when their family member or caregiver is present at their VA appointment. They may offer support in a time of need or provide helpful insight for your VA provider. Now, you can have the same assistance at your video telehealth appointments by inviting up to five

JBLM soldier returns to native Thailand during Cobra Gold 2023

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JBLM soldier returns to native Thailand during Cobra Gold 2023

Life has a way of taking unique situations and bringing them full circle. This is the case for one U.S. Army soldier whose journey started in Thailand and circled back to where it all began. U.S. Army Pfc. Taddanai Rungpetchanan, a native of the Kingdom of Thailand and now an information

Local things to do this spring

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Local things to do this spring

We're just a few short weeks away from kicking off spring. The clocks have sprung forward and we can almost taste the longer days and slightly warmer weather. Below we've compiled a list of what should be included on your local spring to-do list. Washington State Spring Fair The 2023 Spring Fair

Find your TRICARE costs with Compare Cost Tool

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Find your TRICARE costs with Compare Cost Tool

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  - Would you like to know more about your TRICARE health plan costs? Maybe you'd like to compare different plans to find the most cost-effective one. TRICARE's online compare cost tool can help you look up your health plan's costs and review multiple health plan costs at the

JBLM 2023 Airshow & Warrior Expo is a ‘GO’

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JBLM 2023 Airshow & Warrior Expo is a ‘GO’

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - The 2023 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow & Warrior Expo is a "GO" for July 15-16 at McChord Field. This will be JBLM's first airshow in seven years. The all-day event will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as the marquee act. The JBLM Airshow & Warrior

Goodbye G-code

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Goodbye G-code

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILL. (AFNS) - In the summer of 2021, Lt. Col. Nicole Stenstad, 16th Airlift Squadron commander, while researching unconscious gender bias, came up with the idea to try and remove the G-code from Air Mobility Command flight authorizations. Aviation Management instructs the use of Air Force form

JBLM units attend Aussie airshow

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JBLM units attend Aussie airshow

A sea of spectators begins to stand, creating a wave effect; they're there to watch a show - and that's exactly what they'll get. One by one they turn their phones to camera mode to capture one of the U.S. Air Force's most lethal aircraft in its element. The F-22 Raptor

Tattoos gaining more acceptance

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Tattoos gaining more acceptance

The Department of the Air Force is committed to recruiting talented and qualified individuals, while retaining the experienced airmen and guardians currently serving.  Throughout the upcoming months, a Barriers to Service Cross-Functional Team, championed by Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David W. Allvin, is examining existing policies

Expanding access for contraceptive care

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Expanding access for contraceptive care

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - Reproductive health care is a readiness issue. It is a personal issue and a family issue. Deciding how and when to have or add to a family is a concern that touches the active duty service member and their family members. Madigan Army Medical Center

Be all you can be back

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Be all you can be back

WASHINGTON - For the first time since 2001, the U.S. Army has introduced a new brand that redefines what it means to "Be All You Can Be" for a new generation. Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Sgt. Maj. of the Army

MRC, Pacific soldier wins MEDCOM Career Counselor of the Year

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MRC, Pacific soldier wins MEDCOM Career Counselor of the Year

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas - U.S. Army Medical Command's top career counselors competed at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Feb. 22 and 23 for the title of MEDCOM's Career Counselor of the Year. Sgt. 1st Class Angie Carper, Madigan Army Medical Center, won the coveted title, and will represent MEDCOM at the

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