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Better than a Rusty Nail

Drew Ebersole has a contagious smile and brown wavy hair that looks like a movie star’s, which is no surprise as he’s starred in several films and TV shows. He guest starred in the hit shows “ER,” “Dharma and Greg,” “Jag” and “That 70s Show.” He was also in a

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Pornrific

When I was first asked to write about Ron Jeremy for the music section, I asked, “The porn star?” With the typical ’70s porn soundtrack thumping in my brain, I questioned, “Is he going to sing, dance, MC?" Who knows. Maybe all three. Who knew he was more than a big,

Test changes ... again

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Test changes ... again

The Army has for a third time in three years adjusted its long-awaited, combat-driven fitness test to include new scoring tiers for male and female soldiers meant to acknowledge their "biological differences," top service officials announced March 22. The Army will begin testing its soldiers on the Army Combat Fitness Test

Get a baby shower in the mail

Family

Get a baby shower in the mail

Welcoming a new baby into the world can prove challenging for any family, but military and veteran families face additional challenges that can quickly fill this moment with stress and worry. Thankfully, national nonprofit Soldiers' Angels is here to help ease the pressure. Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led organization that has

How many TMS treatments will I need?

Health

How many TMS treatments will I need?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is fast becoming a common treatment for patients suffering from depression and comorbid anxiety. This is due to its high efficacy rate and non-invasive nature. However, one thing that remains variable is the treatment frequency and how long lasting the benefits are. As an alternative, or

Tased and pepper sprayed

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Tased and pepper sprayed

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Soldiers from the 504th Military Police Battalion "Dragon Fighters," 42nd Military Police Brigade and airmen from the 627th Security Forces Squadron participated in a nonlethal weapons training course for military police March 12 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The course, also known as Dragon Fighter Academy, provides joint training for military police and security forces service members on the proper use and effects of nonlethal weapons, such as tasers

Base life returning to normal

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Base life returning to normal

A year after COVID restrictions closed most services on base, life is starting to return to normal with more openings of services and programs. Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials updated the community Monday also discussing on-base housing turnovers, youth sports, and vaccines. Lt. Gen. Ray George, JBLM and I Corps commander reiterated that

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Study finds trust in military is declining

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans who have trust and confidence in the U.S. military has declined by 14% in the last three years, according to a new survey released by the Ronald Reagan Institute. Yet, the armed forces still top the list of the most respected institutions in the nation,

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JBLM program updates

Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials updated the community Monday discussing the slow down in on-base housing turnovers, youth sports, and vaccines.   STRUGGLING WITH DEPRESSION?  DRUGS NOT WORKING.  TRICARE OFFERS TMS IN LAKEWOOD AND LACEY.  SEE NEUROSTIM HERE   Lt. Gen. Ray George, JBLM and I Corps commander reiterated that vaccines are open to those

WA military goes ashore

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WA military goes ashore

CAMP MURRAY - Tears of joy and sighs of relief greeted members of the Washington National Guard's mobile vaccination team (MVT) in late February when they began administering vaccines on the San Juan Islands. As the Guardsmen set up the vaccination site, community members gathered around, adding music and food as

New insights into brain injuries

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New insights into brain injuries

Military researchers have recently found that headache, dizziness and cognitive dysfunction occur far more frequently among military personnel with mild traumatic brain injury than in those without injury. Sleep disorders and emotional issues are also significantly more common in members with this injury. These findings are from a study supported by

WA Guard had a year

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WA Guard had a year

CAMP MURRAY - To describe 2020 as unprecedented would be an understatement. "This past year has been a trying year," said Washington National Guard Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general. "We not only continue to support the COVID mission, but we were also called up for two of the worst

Most high schoolers can't get in military

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Most high schoolers can't get in military

WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee pressed for answers March 11 on how to address what he calls the most important issue surrounding military service: the small percentage of young people who qualify. Congressional lawmakers had long studied how to expand military service eligibility for Americans

Commander's Cup, youth sports are back

Recreation

Commander's Cup, youth sports are back

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, intramural sports, youth sports and the Commander's Cup competition are scheduled to return this spring to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities. Registration for intramural sports is now open to community members with access to JBLM. This year, available sports include tennis, disc golf, basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer and softball. For younger sport enthusiasts, the Youth

One tenacious airman

Military Life

One tenacious airman

Captain Melissa Jordan currently serves as the Air Force Public Health Officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the flight commander of Aerospace Medicine, and the Public Emergency Officer for the 62nd Airlift Wing. Her life started hard in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania when she was born to parents who had recently separated from the

VGLI cost break

Veterans

VGLI cost break

WASHINGTON - All veterans insured under Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) will receive a reduction in premiums effective April 1, ensuring that VGLI remains a cost effective option for veterans and transitioning uniform service members who choose Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) insurance products. Premiums for VGLI will be reduced by

Holistic Health and Fitness system comes to JBLM

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Holistic Health and Fitness system comes to JBLM

The Army is changing the culture in which it recruits, retains and trains the next generation of soldiers, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord is leading and meeting the challenge. The Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) system is a United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) initiative which remodels how the Army creates and

A first right here

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A first right here

Captain Daniel Mathews, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 7th Infantry Division,  became the Army's first public affairs officer to earn the Expert Soldier Badge (ESB) in October 2020. Like the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) and Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) which enhance the effectiveness of soldiers assigned to combat tasks,

Arneson takes command

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Arneson takes command

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Lt. Col. Daniel Arneson assumed command of the 728th Airlift Squadron at McChord Field on March 6, in a ceremony presided by Lt. Col. Cynthia Welch, 446th Operations Group commander. "Lt. Col. Daniel Arneson is the perfect officer to build upon the model and legacy of the

Army employees more satisfied

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Army employees more satisfied

WASHINGTON - In a year where the Army overcame numerous challenges, it also achieved its best overall ratings ever in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, a top Army civilian personnel leader said March 3. The service posted an employee engagement index rate of 72.7% in fiscal year 2020, up three percentage

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