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Retired SEAC John Troxell reflects on his service

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Retired SEAC John Troxell reflects on his service

The Army made John Troxell. "I would say that joining the Army was the greatest influence in my life," began the retired Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC). "Prior to that, I had no purpose, motivation, direction or inspiration to achieve or reach my

Swap in, swap out: McChord airmen deploy to Al Udeid

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Swap in, swap out: McChord airmen deploy to Al Udeid

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Every airman has their own story about deploying, whether they're about to retire and haven't deployed once or a junior airman deploying for the third time in three years. At McChord Field, airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing, along with other C-17 Globemaster III bases within Air

21st Annual ACU Turkey Shoot golf tournament raises over $45,000 in donations for JBLM service member support

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21st Annual ACU Turkey Shoot golf tournament raises over $45,000 in donations for JBLM service member support

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - On Dec. 7, 2021, America's Credit Union (ACU) CEO, Ken Leonard, and the ACU Foundation Board presented $45,000 raised from this year's Turkey Shoot golf tournament to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) nonprofit Santa's Castle, and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). The event was

JBLM wins, starts a new streak ... one

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JBLM wins, starts a new streak ... one

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Michael Urban only got on the field twice Dec. 10 in the Army-Navy flag football game at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The first time Urban was on the field, he kicked off for the Army to start the game. He didn't get back onto

Scholarships for Military Children now open

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Scholarships for Military Children now open

FORT LEE, Va. - Applications are now open for the Scholarships for Military Children Program for academic year 2022-2023. The program, now entering its 22nd year, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary's role in enhancing military quality of life. It's

Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy

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Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force released its policy Dec. 8 outlining the way forward for Total Force military members serving in the Air Force and Space Force who have requested separation or retirement prior to Nov. 2, 2021, or whose COVID-19 medical exemption or religious accommodation

Tacoma’s two new top notch steak houses

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Tacoma’s two new top notch steak houses

These past couple years have been full of unprecedented challenges, but that didn't stop two restaurateurs from bringing good eats to Tacoma. Here are the two newest steakhouses to open their doors to Tacoma. The newest of the two  restaurants is Stanford's Tacoma. This newly opened restaurant occupies the old Pacific

Washington Guard helped defend U.S. after Pearl Harbor attack

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Washington Guard helped defend U.S. after Pearl Harbor attack

CAMP MURRAY - As the sun rose on Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. military personnel stationed at Pearl Harbor Naval Base were starting their Sunday routines. Unknown to them, more than 350 Imperial Japanese bombers, fighter and torpedo planes launched from six aircraft carriers in two waves with their eyes set

Puget Sound Market stands up with integration in mind

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Puget Sound Market stands up with integration in mind

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, M.D., director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the new Puget Sound Market director, Col. Jonathan C. Taylor, M.D., hosted a ceremony at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, ushering in the new Puget Sound Market

Triumph over doubt: Reserve loadmaster hikes the Appalachian Trail alone

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Triumph over doubt: Reserve loadmaster hikes the Appalachian Trail alone

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - As she hiked the ridgeline, beginning to see the next peak on the trail ahead of her, the clouds began to grow darker. Starting out the day she knew there might be rain, but she didn't want to lose time waiting out a little rain. But

Local restaurant chains and fast food seasonal options

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Local restaurant chains and fast food seasonal options

The holidays are undoubtedly all about food. Peppermint, gingerbread, eggnog -  you name it! This year restaurant chains and fast food establishments have delivered on all the goodness we need. Here are our top holiday picks from fast food and restaurant chains. Chick-fil-A has delivered holiday joy in a cup with their peppermint milkshake.

Army Corps completes JBLM Airfield runway repairs ahead of schedule

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Army Corps completes JBLM Airfield runway repairs ahead of schedule

It's safe to say 2020 was an odd year - a pandemic broke out, and even closer to home - sinkholes opened under the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airfield. Yes, large caverns that would expand and cause the soil to weaken around the JBLM runway, a major element in getting mission-essential

'We did the extraordinary'

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'We did the extraordinary'

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - C-17 Globemaster III crews were at the forefront of evacuation efforts during Operation Allies Refuge from mid to late August of this year. Aircrews would work a continuous cycle of sleep and fly, evacuating military personnel, U.S. and Afghan citizens almost every single day for weeks

53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) activates at JBLM

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53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) activates at JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - "Our goals are to make an already successful logistics enterprise on JBLM even better," said Lt. Col. Aaron Cornett, the 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) commander, "to build partnerships and work in concert with other logistics organizations across the installation; to integrate ourselves into the ESC,

McChord airman trying for Team USA Bobsled

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McChord airman trying for Team USA Bobsled

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - For the first time, two Special Tactics airmen assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing competed together in a major competition for Team USA Bobsledding Nov. 28 and 29 at Park City, Utah. U.S. Air Force Special Tactics officer Maj. Chris Walsh and Staff Sgt. Matt Beach,

Why soldiers stay or leave

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Why soldiers stay or leave

WASHINGTON - Over 50,000 soldiers responded to the first-ever Department of the Army Career Engagement Survey or DACES, during its first year of collection, Army officials recently announced. DACES is an important retention tool, allowing active-duty soldiers to share their thoughts about continued military service to Army senior leaders.  The customized

Army families deliver feedback on initiatives with VCSA's spouse, Quality of Life Task Force leadership

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Army families deliver feedback on initiatives with VCSA's spouse, Quality of Life Task Force leadership

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The U.S. Army prioritizes its people and is thereby committed to improving the quality of life for soldiers and their family members. In support of this effort Leann Martin, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army's spouse, and Dee Geise, Quality of Life Task Force

Program teams Army veterinarians, veterinary hospital

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Program teams Army veterinarians, veterinary hospital

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - U.S. Army veterinarians from the installation became the first in the service to participate in a new military-civilian partnership with BluePearl Management, LLC. Soldiers from the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support) signed-on to take part in the mentorship program with the veterinary specialty hospital network, to

DOD looks at ways to improve child care access

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DOD looks at ways to improve child care access

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges faced by service members and their families in getting child care demonstrated just how important child care is to the military mission. And now the department is working hard to find new ways to ensure that those who need child care can get it, the

Military families: How you can advocate for your child with special needs

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Military families: How you can advocate for your child with special needs

All parents advocate - speak on behalf of their child - for their child's needs to teachers, doctors and others so their child can grow up happy and successful. Advocacy can include learning laws, finding resources and even representing your child to special program administrators, school boards and others. When you

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