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New community park opens on JBLM

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New community park opens on JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Garrison and community leaders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered Sept. 21 to celebrate the official opening of a new community park on Lewis Main with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. First announced in November 2022, the park transforms a gravel lot where the Army and Air Force Exchange Service

JBLM honeybee hobbyist brings new home to bees, new hope to veterans

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JBLM honeybee hobbyist brings new home to bees, new hope to veterans

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Employees with the Directorate of Public Works are often called to assist with repairs, engineering work and for maintenance on the installation they serve, but recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord they added the title of "honeybee rescuers" to their list of services. Jamal Brown, pest controller with

Don’t miss Lacey Children’s Day

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Don’t miss Lacey Children’s Day

Children's Day has been a part of Lacey's history for 26 years. Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation's free event takes place every year on the first Saturday in October and is an opportunity to bring together families, educators, local organizations and community members to celebrate the city's youngest citizens. This event

Improving veteran access to eyeglasses with automated ordering

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Improving veteran access to eyeglasses with automated ordering

Eyeglasses are an essential service for eligible veterans, as vision impairment can lead to mental health concerns, falls and need for social care. VA Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Services is committed to providing all eligible veterans with eyeglasses and, in 2023, provided nearly two million pairs of eyeglasses to veterans. Eye

Top drill sergeant from JBLM

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Top drill sergeant from JBLM

FORT JACKSON, S.C. - The 2023 U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve Drill Sergeants of the Year were announced during a ceremony Sept. 16 at Fort Jackson. After four days of physically and mentally grueling competition, Staff Sgt. Ashley Buhl, a drill sergeant with the 193rd Infantry Training Brigade at Fort

JBLM selected for new program

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JBLM selected for new program

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one of 17 installations selected by the Department of Defense to herald in a new program intended to address and prevent workplace violence within the military community. Following the tragic active-shooter event that unfolded in 2009 at Fort Cavazos, Texas - then known

Embracing the challenges

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Embracing the challenges

Donna and Frank Handoe work to help service members and their families navigate the challenges they face both during and after their time in uniform. "I married Frank 32 years ago and began serving in the Military Family programs," Donna began. "I felt that being involved would help me embrace this

Washington Oktoberfest celebrations

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Washington Oktoberfest celebrations

When you think of Oktoberfest, your mind might immediately wander to the lively streets of Munich, where thousands of revelers gather annually to celebrate Bavarian culture with beer, bratwurst, and traditional music. However, you don't need a passport to experience the joy of Oktoberfest; Washington state offers its own unique

Shutdown could affect military pay

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Shutdown could affect military pay

WASHINGTON - In the event of a federal government shutdown, the U.S. military is prepared to maintain active-duty troops and a select number of civilian defense personnel on duty, albeit without immediate pay, as Congress works towards a budget resolution, Stars and Stripes reported this week. While the Defense Department has

Free breakfast to learn more about VA loans & Homes for Heroes

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Free breakfast to learn more about VA loans & Homes for Heroes

For many veterans and active-duty service members, the dream of homeownership can become a reality through a unique and valuable financial tool — the VA loan. But, that special loan program becomes even more important when combined with the benefits of Homes for Heroes. In fact, military members, past and

JBLM squads bring awareness to mental health at Fill the Ruck 5K

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JBLM squads bring awareness to mental health at Fill the Ruck 5K

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Stress is an everyday occurrence for most people, especially active-duty service members. Whether it be family, work or financial stressors, finding a way to cope with the mental weight of stress and any additional duties can be hard for just about everyone. But very few people

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CSAF issues warning of PLA recruitment of U.S. Air Force members, veterans

In a memorandum released Sept. 8, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., issued a stark warning about a growing threat to national security - the recruitment and exploitation of current and former Air Force members by the People's Liberation Army of China, or PLA. The memorandum also explains that

What to expect from 1-5 construction near JBLM

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What to expect from 1-5 construction near JBLM

Project overview To relieve chronic traffic congestion and improve mobility along I-5 in the vicinity of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WSDOT will rebuild the interchange of Steilacoom-DuPont Road (Exit 119) and extend HOV lanes on I-5 in the DuPont area. This will support congestion relief on I-5 during peak traffic periods while

Plan a trip to  Mount St. Helens

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Plan a trip to Mount St. Helens

Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring power of nature. The majestic volcano, famously known for its catastrophic eruption in 1980, has since become a symbol of resilience and natural beauty. Today, visitors from around the world

Blue Star Families launches new chapter in Puget Sound

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Blue Star Families launches new chapter in Puget Sound

SEATTLE - Blue Star Families launched its newest Chapter in the Puget Sound region of Washington last week. This Chapter joins 12 others to serve the more than 1.5 million military-connected individuals across the United States. Sonia Garza will lead the Blue Star Families Puget Sound Chapter as Executive Director.

Madigan’s community service investment

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Madigan’s community service investment

President Abraham Lincoln observed that a child is an individual who is going to continue what a society values. This belief was recently acted upon by a team of medical professionals from the Madigan Army Medical Center's, Department of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Residency when it recently provided free fall sports

Don’t miss the Washington State Fair

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Don’t miss the Washington State Fair

Every year, the fairgrounds of Puyallup, Washington come alive with a vibrant spectacle that draws in visitors from all corners of the state and beyond. The Washington State Fair stands as a testament to the power of community, culture, and tradition. Spanning over a century of history, this annual event

VA and Rockefeller Foundation collaborate to expand access to food for veterans

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VA and Rockefeller Foundation collaborate to expand access to food for veterans

VA and The Rockefeller Foundation are working together to expand Food is Medicine initiatives within VA health care facilities nationwide. Facilitated by the National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships (HAP), this joint endeavor aims to promote healthy eating habits and improve health outcomes for veterans. The collaboration will expand

A how to on Space-A

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A how to on Space-A

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Space Available Travel program has grown in popularity over the years as an affordable way for active duty and retired service members and their families to travel abroad, or across the United States at nearly no cost. However, the process is unfamiliar compared to standard travel

DoD sets up ‘UFO’ website

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DoD sets up ‘UFO’ website

Last month the department launched a website on the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office to provide the public with information concerning AARO and its efforts to understand and resolve unidentified anomalous phenomena.  This website will provide information, including photos and videos, on resolved UAP cases as they are declassified and approved for

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