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Operation Ham Grenade

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Operation Ham Grenade

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Operation Ham Grenade, an annual event, launched Dec. 4.  Vehicles, displaying the Air Force Association logo, pulled into the warehouse laden with holiday hams destined to brighten the tables of Air Force families. This year, there were no elf costumes, but no less holiday cheer. A spirited buzz

Military servicemembers are protected through interest rate caps

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Military servicemembers are protected through interest rate caps

Service members have special protections to ward off predatory lenders trying to impose high interest rates. "The Military Lending Act honors our military by helping them stay financially safe," said Eric Zittel, Vice President of Consumer Lending at Harborstone Credit Union. The Military Lending Act (MLA) protects military and their families from

Drive-thru flu fighting went well

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Drive-thru flu fighting went well

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - Vehicles and large parking lots have proven to be saving graces in the COVID era. Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has certainly made extensive use of them to ensure appropriate social distancing for its pharmacy operations and now has conducted its first

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Olympia

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Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Olympia

The holidays are officially in full swing and while that may look a little different than years past, there is still plenty of cheer to be had. Olympia organizations have worked hard to make adjustments to their beloved holiday traditions and ensure your family still has the opportunity to safely celebrate

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"Blood" on the edge of greatness

The voice of the oil man sounds made of oil, gristle and syrup. It is deep and reassuring, absolutely sure of itself and curiously fraudulent. No man who sounds this forthright can be other than a liar. His name is Daniel Plainview, and he must have given the name to

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Advice Goddess

Klan do attitude I’m in a relationship with a man I love and want to spend my life with, but I can’t stand his 6-year-old daughter. She’s obnoxious, has a smart mouth, and is being taught some wicked racism by her mother and her mother’s family. I’ve never tolerated bigotry, and

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Jenny Richardson

I resigned myself long ago to the fact that I will never be a model. With a 5’4” frame and no desire to starve my curves away, it’s just not something that’s in my future. But I still love fashion and enjoy an occasional weekend night at the Swiss to

JBLM airmen fly airshow

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JBLM airmen fly airshow

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Peaking out behind white fluffy clouds, the sun shone down on the crowd of excited beachgoers enjoying the strong breeze rippling across the ocean waves. Heads began to turn and eyes searched the horizon as the sound of four turbofan jet engines could be heard over

CPSD Promising Future:

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CPSD Promising Future:

Our #PromisingFuturesFriday featured two students this week. First, there is Rainier Elementary School third grader Benjamin Dowdell. His favorite part of the school day is learning about science and conducting experiments. He enjoys taking on the new challenges that science and math offer up in every lesson. He brings a positive energy

71 improvements for you

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71 improvements for you

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) today released the VA Customer Experience Accomplishments Report detailing 71 major initiatives to improve customer service for veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. Improving customer service as a top priority at VA was established in 2018 and it challenged the department to

New store on base

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New store on base

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - If the Lewis Exchange shopping center smells a little sweeter, it may be the new Bath & Body Works store that opened Nov. 13. The Lewis store is the first Army & Air Force Exchange Service Bath & Body Works location and sells soaps, candles, fragrances and

Harborstone to give free $80

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Harborstone to give free $80

This holiday season, give your child (or grandchild, niece, or nephew) the gift of savings. Starting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, Harborstone Credit Union is putting a unique spin on our traditional Minor Savings account for members to encourage their loved ones to get a jump-start on their savings. Through a

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Go pro

Tucked back next to Chevy’s Restaurant off 38th Street in Tacoma, The Salon Professional Academy of Tacoma waits. It waits for you to lift up those limp locks, look at your splintered ends and let out that sigh. You know, the one that says, “All right, I know I need

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In the bag

VIVA VIVA in University Place is a spendy little ladies clothing boutique catering to older upscale women of discerning taste. I was a bit out of my element surrounded by clothes my supremely fashionable and proper grandmother would have worn. I dipped in the shop only because I saw through the

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Cloverfield: Short, but effective

Godzilla meets the “queasy-cam” in “Cloverfield,” a movie that crosses the Monster-Attacks-Manhattan formula with “The Blair Witch Project.”  No, Godzilla doesn’t appear in person, but the movie’s monster looks like a close relative on the evolutionary tree, especially in one close-up.  The close-up ends with what appears to be a

Your opinion wanted

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Your opinion wanted

WASHINGTON - W. Jordan Gillis, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment and the Defense Department's chief housing officer, is inviting DOD housing residents to participate in the department's annual housing satisfaction survey, which is scheduled to launch in December. Each year, DOD, working through the military departments, surveys current residents of government-owned, government-leased,

Madigan’s 2020 Flu Shot Drive-Thru

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Madigan’s 2020 Flu Shot Drive-Thru

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - ‘Tis the season - influenza season! This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, getting a flu shot is more important than ever. Healthcare resources could potentially become overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and ones with COVID-19. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Saturday,

Holiday guide: stuffing vs. dressing

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Holiday guide: stuffing vs. dressing

In honor of the holidays being upon us we set out on a quest to better understand some of the common food debates often had around tables piled high with turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and more! We start with one of the most frequent debates, what to call the bread

Holiday guide: Tis’ the Season for Zoo Lights

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Holiday guide: Tis’ the Season for Zoo Lights

The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium has reimagined their spectacular holiday light display in order to still bring their annual holiday display in a safe manner to South Sound families. Kicking off Nov. 27 and running through Jan. 3, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. During this time the entire

Back from the Middle East

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Back from the Middle East

The 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, completed its mission as Area Support Group-Jordan Tuesday. In a virtual transfer of authority ceremony, the 301st MEB, led by Col. Derek Ulehla and Command Sgt. Maj. James Marsh, turned over responsibility of its Base Operating Support-Integrator mission to the 143rd Regional

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