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Korean War-era energy system changing

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Korean War-era energy system changing

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The energy program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord leads in taking energy action for sustainable working and living conditions. One project that exhibits this drive is the decentralization of heating plants for the Korean War-era "hammerhead" barracks situated east of Gray Army Airfield on Lewis Main, commonly referred to as

Service with humility

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Service with humility

After an unfortunate turn of events, a respected Washington National Guard soldier had been jailed. While the soldier awaited his court appearance, the state's Adjutant General took the time to visit and talk to him. He told the soldier that he was accountable for his actions, but more importantly he

Two jobs, one community

Jobs & Education

Two jobs, one community

Maj. Ashley Coffey, a senior human resource officer with the 56th Theater Information Operations Group, Washington Army National Guard, intelligently and seamlessly blends her military responsibilities with her civilian job as a program manager with Amazon's Global Military Affairs team. "I'm lucky enough to be able to serve the military community

COVID compounding depression, trauma

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COVID compounding depression, trauma

As the global COVID-19 pandemic lessens, mental health care professionals are now concerned with confronting post-COVID stress disorder. To understand the connection between the psychological impact of COVID-19 and PTSD, an Italian survey (the COVID-19-PTSD questionnaire) was created to study this connection. "These results are relevant from a clinical point of view

A most resilient soldier

Military Life

A most resilient soldier

In facing numerous challenges in life, Spc. Isamar Hansen, 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, personifies resilience. "There have been a lot of challenges in my life," she stated in an email. Born and raised in Venezuela, she came to America as an International student to learn English at North Seattle Community College. While

More changes at JBLM

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More changes at JBLM

Several hot button topics made it to the forefront of Tuesday's scheduled virtual townhall meeting via Facebook. I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander, Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed online watchers regarding not only COVID-related impacts, but also base housing concerns, and the opening of the new Children's Museum on Lewis-Main. "I

Earning her tab

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Earning her tab

In thinking back on becoming the 32nd female soldier to earn a Ranger tab, 1Lt. Brittany Taylor neatly articulated the progress of history. "I do not think I have made history, but continued history," she wrote in an email.  "I am forever grateful for all of the trailblazing women who have

Chill drills at your fingertips

Health

Chill drills at your fingertips

Sometimes the best way to move forward is to pause for a moment to refresh and recharge. Chill Drills by Military OneSource allows you to do that by lowering your stress level wherever you are, whenever you need. Chill Drills is a collection of simple audio mindfulness exercises to relax the

446th Mission Support Group welcomes new commander

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446th Mission Support Group welcomes new commander

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Col. Sherard Dorroh assumed command of the 446th Mission Support Group here on April 11. "I'm just very excited and looking forward to the challenge and doing whatever I can to make it better for our airmen," Dorroh said. Before assuming command of the 446th

Combat readiness weakened after decades of conflict

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Combat readiness weakened after decades of conflict

Two decades of conflicts have degraded the military's ability to fight in the air and at sea while ground forces have experienced a boost in their ability to carry out missions, a government watchdog agency report said. The Navy was especially hard hit, seeing declines in availability of resources and ship

Explore Camano island

Outdoors

Explore Camano island

If you're looking for a weekend getaway, especially if you're an outdoor enthusiast, look no further than Camano Island. Located a two hour drive from JBLM, it's possible to do a day trip, but, if able, it's best to plan a night or weekend getaway to ensure you can explore

New vaccine appointment tool

Health

New vaccine appointment tool

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — When it's your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, you may be able to book an appointment at a military hospital, clinic, or vaccination site with the new Defense Health Agency Appointing Portal (DAP). Read more about this convenient new vaccine scheduling tool from the Defense

Better chow?

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Better chow?

Soldiers may notice that things are starting to change at Army installations when it comes to food services - updated meal offerings, more accessible dining locations, and modernized payment methods are among a slew of changes that are in the works, and in many cases have begun to roll out. These

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Fashion status

As the fashion world has had to say goodbye to Valentino, the one man who could possibly be referred to as the godfather of fashion, I, too, may have a farewell at hand. While weeding out from my closet clothes that have become obsolete since dropping a bit more weight,

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The Helm

For starters, the exhibition called “This is a Time Machine” at The Helm is colorful and visually exciting, and it begs some interesting questions about the use of found objects in art. Such as just how much of the work should actually be created by the artist? Is it enough

Keeping C-17's young

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Keeping C-17's young

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When people think of maintenance in the U.S. Air Force, they often picture an airman working directly on an aircraft. However, many jobs within the maintenance career field have different ways they contribute to the mission of keeping jets in the air. The 62nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace

Wa lawmaker pushes for better spending

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Wa lawmaker pushes for better spending

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said April 13 that his priority in 2021 is to find new ways for the Pentagon to spend its funding more effectively, as lawmakers continue to fight over how much money to give the Defense Department. "There are not enough incentives

Reservist on cutting edge of COVID-19 fight

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Reservist on cutting edge of COVID-19 fight

For one who has come from nothing, Senior Airman Louis Shackelford has made a significant contribution to the struggle against COVID-19. "The first obstacle I had to overcome that still echoes through my life was growing up Black, extremely poor, raised by my single mother in one of the poorest neighborhoods/public

Magic therapy dogs

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Magic therapy dogs

Beginning in 2013, my therapy partner, Wilson, and I began volunteering at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. We were fortunate to get this opportunity through Pet Partners, and I am doubly fortunate because I, too, am a veteran, having served 20 years in the U.S. Army. We were assigned to the polytrauma

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Funny ha ha and funny strange

josh blue Last Comic Standing winner and Evergreen State College funnyman Josh Blue will be paying a visit to his old stomping grounds with a show in Tacoma. Either go out to support a local boy done good or just go because he is funnier than a middle school dance. Just

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