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It’s Washington State Fair time

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It’s Washington State Fair time

The 2022 Washington State Fair kicked off on Sept. 2, and runs through Sept. 25. This is the first Washington State Fair without restrictions since 2019. The first fair took place in 1900 in Puyallup and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest, as well as one of the largest

LGBTQ military kids struggle more

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LGBTQ military kids struggle more

An estimated 1.76 million young people in this country have a parent in the military. It is also well known that these youth face a battery of stressors due to their parents' military service to include frequent moves, separations during deployments or training, and fear of harm to their family

Celebrating a storied career

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Celebrating a storied career

While exiting a luxurious limousine in her walker, LTC Nichols was met with a surprise color guard salute, dozens of flags flying, fife and drums playing, large signs, balloons floating in the air, and a large crowd all awaiting her. In a soft voice she asked, "Is this all for me?"

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'

The residents of Current Earth known as Entertainment Journalists tell us the Prime Video fantasy adventure saga The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most expensive television series of all time, with Amazon spending some $250 million just to acquire the rights from the estate of

Service members now have additional COVID-19 vaccine options

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Service members now have additional COVID-19 vaccine options

WASHINGTON - A new COVID-19 vaccine will be available to soldiers as an alternative to the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccines, the Army recently announced. "With the availability of the NOVAVAX vaccine, we are pleased to have another tool to help combat the spread of COVID-19," said Lt.

Soldiers test integrated augmented reality tech with Stryker vehicles

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Soldiers test integrated augmented reality tech with Stryker vehicles

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems hosted a two-day demonstration event at JBLM Aug. 24 and 25, highlighting state-of-the-art communications and visual augmentation technology integrated into U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles as well as soldiers' individual combat gear. The event was part of the ongoing

Meet SSgt. Rebecca Trujillo

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Meet SSgt. Rebecca Trujillo

SSgt. Rebecca Trujillo's desire to be different has led her to being the youngest advisor with the 5th Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB). "Growing up, I was outspoken and loved to be the one that was different from the rest of the group," said the native of Plattsburgh, New York. This sense

2nd SBCT headed to Korea

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2nd SBCT headed to Korea

The Army announced Sept. 2 that the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will deploy this fall to Korea, following through on a change in unit type the service announced earlier this year. The brigade will replace the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (1st ABCT)

Housing and child care crisis at JBLM, leader says

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Housing and child care crisis at JBLM, leader says

Housing and child care have reached levels of crisis at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to the commander who oversees both here. Speaking to the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club last week, Colonel Phil Lamb, Joint Base Garrison Commander at JBLM, said forces out of the Army's control are making it difficult for military

'Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.'

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'Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.'

One of the common threads running through the best mockumentaries, from Rob Reiner's 1984 classic This Is Spinal Tap through the catalog of affectionately prodding Christopher Guest films such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003) and Mascots (2016), and even the inspired lunacy of Sacha Baron Cohen's

Army Reserve Center renamed

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Army Reserve Center renamed

David Holtom recalled learning of the ultimate sacrifice his son, Sgt. James Holtom, made on Feb. 8, 2007 in Iraq. "It seems like it was just yesterday that we learned of our son's death," he said. "I have no regrets about where he was, and who he was with, and what

Eligible airmen, guardians have access to more monkeypox vaccines

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Eligible airmen, guardians have access to more monkeypox vaccines

The Department of Defense is increasing its supply of the approved monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS, which allows for more airmen and guardians at higher risk for transmission to access preventive measures to keep themselves safe. Concurrently, on Aug. 9, the Food and Drug Administration, allowed for smaller doses to be given through

Local educators hosted by America’s First Corps

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Local educators hosted by America’s First Corps

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Educators from Seattle to Olympia met with key military leaders during a social gathering at Russell Landing on American Lake with hors d'oeuvres, live music and remarks about rewards and benefits for their students to consider when pursuing military service. "Educators are among the first influencers in

We found some military discounts for you

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We found some military discounts for you

Eders.com Active duty, retired or honorably discharged members of the U.S. Military get FREE membership to the Professional Bowhunter Buyer's Club. Members are entitled to 4-45% off when purchasing archery and bowhunting equipment from eders.com or bowhuntingoutlet.com. Call 516-656-0808 for more details. Enfamil Infant & Toddler Nutrition 15% off all Enfamil online products for active duty,

Be all you can be in military medicine

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Be all you can be in military medicine

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - A recent survey shows that a sixth of Americans wanted to be a doctor when they grew up. That puts Sgt. Bridget Kollock, the command sergeant major aide at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in solid company. Trained and

Student loan forgiveness deadline nears

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Student loan forgiveness deadline nears

Eligible veterans, active-duty service members and others can erase their student loans through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31, 2022. The program removes the burden of student debt on public servants, making it possible for many borrowers to stay in their

New Army policy better enables victims to report sexual assault

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New Army policy better enables victims to report sexual assault

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A new policy recently implemented by the Army is designed to help remove possible barriers that may prevent soldiers from reporting sexual assault. Army Directive 2022-10, Safe-to-Report for Victims of Sexual Assault, provides sexual assault victims certain protections from disciplinary action for minor collateral misconduct that may

A bloody good prequel

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A bloody good prequel

We've just finished celebrating the finale of one of the great spinoff series of all time in Better Call Saul, and now the gods of television once again smile upon us with another potentially memorable prequel: HBO's Game of Thrones precursor House of the Dragon, which gets off to a

Self-driving speeds ahead

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Self-driving speeds ahead

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Imagine the possibilities of a self-driving vehicle on the battlefield. Engineers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, or AvMC, don't have to imagine it, they are building it. The Autonomous Multi-Domain Launcher takes a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System - or

Engineer officer strives for the best

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Engineer officer strives for the best

Until she attended high school, 1Lt. Amber Thompson was introverted, but creative and focused on her studies. During this time, she had grown up believing her father was her father. Informed that he was not, she learned who her biological father is and reunited with him. "I was in my freshman

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