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Patriot Express flights arrive at JBLM

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Patriot Express flights arrive at JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD: Patriot Express flights to Japan will operate out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord beginning May 16, 2022. The Patriot Express (PE) is a Department of Defense contracted commercial charter mission, which provides support for official-duty travelers and their family members to overseas locations. PE usually operates out of Seattle-Tacoma International

Mother saves life at Rainier Elementary School

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Mother saves life at Rainier Elementary School

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - It was a rainy Thursday morning when Maj. Jessica Maxim was dropping her children off at the Rainier Elementary school on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. She heard a horn blaring in the parent drop-off line which she Initially thought was just another impatient parent, until she saw a

Experiencing Olympia and beyond

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Experiencing Olympia and beyond

As the days grow a bit warmer and longer, the idea of stay/daycation may begin to sound like a pretty good idea. If so, then perhaps a short trip to Olympia or beyond is something to consider. The region is characterized by a "handcrafted" way of life. Local artists create one-of-a-kind experiences for

Welcome back 'Downton'

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Welcome back 'Downton'

They really could have called this one Downton Abbey: Same Old Familiar Faces, and I mean that in the best way possible, because it's been such an unexpected treat to have not one but two feature-length continuations of the Crawley Family Saga. For while Julian Fellowes' meticulously appointed, wickedly funny,

Commissaries address baby formula shortage

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Commissaries address baby formula shortage

FORT LEE, Va. - The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is implementing shopping limits on select specialty baby formula items as the agency works with its distributors to increase supply levels. Since May 13, in conjunction with established WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program purchasing limits at state level, commissaries have placed

Cause of Gulf War Illness discovered?

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Cause of Gulf War Illness discovered?

Sarin gas was responsible for the sickening of approximately 250,000 American soldiers who served during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War according to a recently released study. Following the conflict, nearly one-third of all who deployed reported unexplained chronic symptoms. In the following years, veterans who sought medical help at the Department

Guard officer’s varied background a plus when serving

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Guard officer’s varied background a plus when serving

Maj. Ryan Dykes approaches whatever he does in a non-stop manner. "It's hard for me to sit and not be doing something," the Washington Army National Guard operations officer and full-time administrative officer (AO) for the 420th Chemical Battalion at the Yakima Readiness Center began. "I think this is why I

How to help military children reconnect after two years of the pandemic

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How to help military children reconnect after two years of the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been extraordinarily challenging for even the most resilient kids. The lockdowns and countless precautions have resulted in isolation and a loss of normal opportunities for children to just be children.  What can parents and the broader military community do to restore a sense of normality? How can

'Operation Mincemeat'

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'Operation Mincemeat'

From Operation Crossbow (1965) to Enigma (2002) to The Imitation Game (2014) to Hacksaw Ridge (2016), we've seen so many movies shining the spotlight on real-life heroes, many of them not hugely well-known, from World War II. Time and again, just when we think there can't possibly be a made-for-Hollywood

Gun safes excluded from household goods weight allowance

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Gun safes excluded from household goods weight allowance

As of May 2022, the Joint Travel Regulations for service members were updated to exclude the weight of gun safes from the total weight allowance of household goods in a permanent change of station. As the number of accidental child injuries and deaths continue to rise, more and more incidents are

Revised ‘Brown, Blue Book’ released

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Revised ‘Brown, Blue Book’ released

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -  The Air Force recently updated the contents of The Enlisted Force Structure and The Profession of Arms: Our Core Values, more commonly known among airmen as the "Brown" and "Blue" books. Tradition and heritage are themes found within the revamped foundational guides for airmen to emulate throughout

PCS changes on the way

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PCS changes on the way

PCSing can be a pain in the neck, change is coming. The regulations around military moves stem from two sources - Congress and the Pentagon. In charge of putting all of the rules in place and caring for the PSC system is the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) at Scott Air Force

3M’s earplugs lawsuit update

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3M’s earplugs lawsuit update

A legion of lawsuits against earplug manufacturer 3M has become the largest multidistrict litigation in the nation's history. Between 2003 and 2015, thousands of military personnel who used the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 have either been diagnosed with or suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus. On May 6, District Judge

Join us at our  Salute to Armed Forces Family Day

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Join us at our Salute to Armed Forces Family Day

Join us for a FREE Salute to Armed Forces Family Day, presented by StationedAT JBLM and sponsored by Grand Canyon University, to honor military families and their sacrifice. The party will take place on May 14 in the DuPont ACU parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  When we say

Champs for vets

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Champs for vets

Champions for Veterans is an organization that helps those who have served maneuver the Veterans Affairs' system by providing the tools necessary to effectively obtain the disability rating they have earned. "We help veterans get the VA disability they deserve," said CEO Gino Johnson, "through the use of an online course,

Innovation, technology and gaming collide May 24-29 at FORCECON 2022

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Innovation, technology and gaming collide May 24-29 at FORCECON 2022

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Airmen and guardians from across the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force are invited to take part in FORCECON 2022: Innovation - Technology - Gaming, an interactive industry and academia collider event and gaming competition being held at the Tech Port Center and Arena here

JBLM commissaries among grand prize winners for Special Olympics promotion

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JBLM commissaries among grand prize winners for Special Olympics promotion

FORT LEE, Va. - The Lewis Main and McChord Field commissaries were two of nearly 40 commissaries worldwide named grand prize winners in an industry promotion that delivered extra savings to their military communities while also supporting their local Special Olympics chapters. As part of their Special Olympics promotion, Procter and

Good humor and smiles mark Change of responsibility ceremony

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Good humor and smiles mark Change of responsibility ceremony

This past Monday afternoon during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony at I Corps Headquarters, America's First Corps said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Pospisil as it welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Carns. "They are the first example to our soldiers; they are the backbone of our Army; they are leaders

USO Transition Program

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USO Transition Program

Olivia Burley, a military spouse, made it clear to a United Service Organizations (USO) Transition Program member at USO Northwest (USO NW) what she did not want to do in her next career move. "She was very clear about that," began Patrick Creighton, a decorated Army veteran and a senior member

Better PCSing

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Better PCSing

FORT KNOX, Ky. - A former Fort Knox military family learned a valuable lesson during their most recent permanent change of station move - making national headlines and leading to Department of Defense talks to improve processes. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Austin McNulty and his wife Valerie, who left Fort Knox

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