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AMC commander releases ‘strategy to win’

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AMC commander releases ‘strategy to win’

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, announced March 29 his "strategy to win" to more than 260 total force Mobility Air Forces leaders during the Spring Phoenix Rally at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 29-31. In conjunction with releasing his strategy and

Local councilmember works to build community relations with JBLM

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Local councilmember works to build community relations with JBLM

Lakewood City Councilmember Don Anderson was recently elected to the board of the Association of Defense Communities (ADC). He has served on the Lakewood City Council since 2008. "It is a wonderful opportunity to continue to work toward building community relations with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the South Sound area," Anderson

Pizza in the South Sound

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Pizza in the South Sound

Let's be honest here, pizza always sounds good. So when the cravings hit, and they will, we answer the question: Where in the South Sound is the best to grab a slice or a whole pie? We've compiled a list below to help with all future pizza needs.  First up on

Gold Star spouse shares her story

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Gold Star spouse shares her story

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Deployments are a way of life for soldiers, many of whom have deployed multiple times for extended periods in service to their country. Spouses and families of service members often incur the stress of having a loved one sent to a faraway land, constantly worrying about the

'Morbius' underwhelms

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'Morbius' underwhelms

All those movie Batmen have the impressive costumery, and in some cases the cool, bat-based toys, and those pricey Batcave living quarters, and sometimes there are even some actual bats hovering about - but as far as I can recall, none of 'em has ever injected himself with actual bat

Study: Violence on bases linked to leadership failures

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Study: Violence on bases linked to leadership failures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Military bases with a high risk for sexual assault, harassment and other harmful behaviors often have leaders who don't understand violence prevention, don't make it a priority and focus more on their mission than on their people, a Pentagon review has concluded. The review studied 20 bases in

The time is right for social work at JBLM, and that time is now

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The time is right for social work at JBLM, and that time is now

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - There are nearly 700,000 social workers employed in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified social work as one of the fastest-growing professions in the nation. For a nation dealing with stressors from economic downturns to a global pandemic to world conflicts, social

1-2 Stryker Brigade unit ministry teams win 7th ID Best UMT Competition

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1-2 Stryker Brigade unit ministry teams win 7th ID Best UMT Competition

Unit ministry teams from 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, won top honors during the 7th Infantry Division's Best UMT Competition, March 16 to 17, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Teams from 1-14 Cavalry Squadron and 1-23 Infantry Battalion came in first and second place, respectively, in the annual competition testing chaplains and

Legislation honors veterans who died by suicide

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Legislation honors veterans who died by suicide

House Bill 1181 honors veterans in a way that is a first for Washington state. Passed unanimously by both the House and Senate earlier in March, Governor Jay Inslee is expected to sign it. The legislation not only calls for a new memorial - The Washington State Global War on Terror

Reconnecting with wildlife and nature at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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Reconnecting with wildlife and nature at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Blizzard, an Arctic Tundra polar bear, is waiting to meet you.  Born in 1995, and soon after orphaned, he now lives at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (PDZA) in Tacoma. Nearby, red wolves thrive in safety due to the PDZA's work in helping to restore their population after years of

Secretary of labor visits JBLM

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Secretary of labor visits JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 23 to learn about the base's Transition Assistance Program partnership with WorkSource. JBLM's TAP program is one of only two located on military installations to embed with the WorkSource program. While visiting, Walsh was able to tour

WWII pilot celebrates 100th birthday

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WWII pilot celebrates 100th birthday

SHORELINE - Just more than 50 miles north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the picturesque city of Shoreline, Washington. On a street lined with cherry blossom trees, an apartment building holds much history within its walls. Not because of what is there; but because of whom. On March 25, U.S. Air

Army Chemical Company trains for technical escort mission with Air Force Reserve Wing

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Army Chemical Company trains for technical escort mission with Air Force Reserve Wing

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - U.S. Army Chemical Corps soldiers trained for Weapons of Mass Destruction Technical Escort missions with U.S. Air Force Reserve airmen, March 17-20, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Soldiers from the 9th Chemical Company (Technical Escort) and airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 446th Airlift Wing proved their mettle

Ideas wanted for 2022 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

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Ideas wanted for 2022 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

The run-up to the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's fourth annual Innovation Rodeo began last week with the start of a call-for-topics campaign. The campaign, open through June 6, gives military and civilian members of the Department of the Air Force's mission and installation support community a chance to

Cherry blossoms at the state Capitol

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Cherry blossoms at the state Capitol

Cherry blossoms have long stood as a symbol of spring. And with the spring equinox on March 20 came the bursting of cherry blossoms at the state Capitol. There is no better local place to check out the beautiful magnolias and cherry blossoms in full bloom. Plan to stop by

'Bridgerton' is back

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'Bridgerton' is back

When you think about it, the Netflix original sensation that was Bridgerton is essentially a fictional, period-piece version of The Bachelor, what with all these impossibly good-looking, mostly shallow, gossip-mongering people - most of them never inconvenienced by a daily work schedule - gathering for another season of orchestrated romance,

Big pay raise proposed for 2023

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Big pay raise proposed for 2023

Military members and civilian workers may receive a 4.6% pay raise - the largest in 20 years - under the Pentagon's annual budget request. This represents a 2.7% increase over the 2022 pay raise, but remains well below the current inflation rate. "This is the largest pay raise in 20 years

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The incredible Carmen

This week my fate has officially been sealed — and it’s on wheels, four per foot. In December I scored a spot on the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s very own all-girl, flat track Roller Derby league. Amidst my already overbooked schedule, I’ve been training like crazy, up to three nights of

Little Debbie March Madness

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Little Debbie March Madness

Some people have just finished filling out their March Madness bracket with high hopes their team will reign supreme, meanwhile we've just finished filling out a ranking of the best Little Debbie snacks. That's right, someone needed to get to the bottom of what really is the best Little Debbie

Wearable sensors may be future option for assessing toxin exposures

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Wearable sensors may be future option for assessing toxin exposures

The Defense Department, military services and Veterans Affairs are doing a lot now to assess the effects of airborne hazards, including open burn pits, on the health of current and veteran service members who may have been exposed while deployed overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Capitol Hill lawmakers on

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