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WADS airmen support COVID Response Center

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WADS airmen support COVID Response Center

(Photo: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Bradley, left, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Jensen, right, both assigned to the 225th Air Defense Squadron, prepare food boxes at the Food Lifeline COVID Response warehouse April 23 in Seattle. More than 250 Air and National Guardsmen are assigned to

57th WPS continues C-17 WIC at JBLM

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57th WPS continues C-17 WIC at JBLM

(Photo: Tech. Sgt. Rachel Andrew, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Hampton, 16th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, both students in the Advanced Instructor Course, return to C-17 Globemaster IIIs after participating in an aeromedical evacuation exercise at Yakima Training Center April 23. Enlisted students in the Advanced Instructor Course

New military recruiting campaign goes virtual

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New military recruiting campaign goes virtual

(Photo: Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Perez, Superintendent for recruiting and retention for the Washington Air National Guard, shows off the WA ANG Headquarters patch that was part of a recruiting campaign he helped develop for social media in April.) For most people who join the military, their recruiter is often the

DoD to implement new laws for tobacco sales

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DoD to implement new laws for tobacco sales

(Photo: The Department of Defense is raising the minimum age for all tobacco sales to 21 years of age beginning Aug. 1. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States.) Although most Americans are rightfully focused on the current health threat posed

Turning on lifesaving trials at Madigan

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Turning on lifesaving trials at Madigan

(Photo: Janell Cain, a clinical research coordinator at Madigan with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, records the informed consent forms signed by a patient receiving treatment for COVID-19 in the intensive care unit from Madigan’s Virtual Critical Care Center April 14.) Madigan Army Medical Center, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has

62nd Airlift Wing to salute American heroes with flyover

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62nd Airlift Wing to salute American heroes with flyover

The 62nd Airlift Wing will salute the American heroes at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 during an Air Force Salutes morale flyover throughout Washington state's Puget Sound region, May 8. "The 62nd AW salutes each American serving on the frontlines in combat against the COVID-19 pandemic," said U.S. Air

62nd APS airmen conduct new COVID-19 screening at SeaTac

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62nd APS airmen conduct new COVID-19 screening at SeaTac

Every single wing, squadron and unit in the U.S. Air Force has felt the effects of COVID-19 in one form or another. Airmen assigned to the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron (APS) unit operating out of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) Air Mobility Command (AMC) Passenger Terminal have implemented a new

Changes to 50-mile rule

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Changes to 50-mile rule

A few more services and recreation opportunities will open this Saturday for local military, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Additional information was shared by the command Wednesday morning during the monthly Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) town hall carried virtually via Facebook. At JBLM, military personnel

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JBLM store openings and closings

Joint Base Lewis-McChord diners and shoppers will see a few changes in the coming weeks. An update from the Exchange Service Wednesday highlights several shifts. Here are the highlights according to the release: >> At the new PX on JBLM Main theClass Six has recently opened soon to be followed by the

SPOUSE magazine - May 2020

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SPOUSE magazine - May 2020

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the May 2020 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Stretch your legs <<< Keeping math skills up-to-date while school is closed <<< For healthier eating, grill more <<< Play safe at home with a fun-filled family staycation <<< Take a

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Meat rationing at commissaries, More $ from USAA

Here are several news notes affecting military and their families.   >> USAA to return an additional $280 million to auto policy holders- STORY HERE >> Military Commissaries Limit Meat Purchases Amid Supply Chain Worries - STORY HERE >>> FREE Microsoft and other tech certifications offered to troops - INFO HERE

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Lunch rules

ANNOUNCER: A good sandwich is a wonderful thing, not to be taken for granted. It has the capability of all-encompassing nourishment, containing protein and vitamins, roughage and dairy, all cozied up inside a carbohydrate shell. Usually a simple enough formula, it is possible to get it wrong, and the boys

2020 Summer Guide

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2020 Summer Guide

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Tale of two Carmens

Two Sarahs arrive in Tacoma this weekend with a mighty tough assignment: trying to capture one of the greatest icons of female sexuality ever created — Carmen. Massachusetts native Sarah Heltzel, who spent the last two seasons with Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program, performed her first Carmen this fall at Skagit

Four farmers markets to visit this summer

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Four farmers markets to visit this summer

Tis the season for farmers markets. That's right, as the clouds begin to part more permanently and the feeling of sunshine returns, so does the abundance of fresh produce, flowers and other products from local makers.  In anticipation, we have compiled below some of the various different farmers markets in the

Decidedly different burgers

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Decidedly different burgers

Summer is the season for burgers! Whether you're enjoying a cookout with friends and family or dining out at your favorite neighborhood spot, we all get a craving for burgers and fries. Luckily, the Olympia region is home to a unique collection of burger joints, all serving up decidedly different

Take a virtual vacation

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Take a virtual vacation

While most of the world has gone indoors, that doesn't mean you can't explore the globe from the comfort of your own home. If you're looking to rekindle your inner explorer or just longing for a trip to the beach, read on to see some amazing ways to take a

Base monuments mark history on JBLM

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Base monuments mark history on JBLM

With a century of history behind it, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers families living on post a number of historical markers to visit. Make an afternoon of it. Combine history with a school-like field trip. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. The Meriwether Lewis Monument Just inside JBLM's Liberty Gate stands an

Meat shops offer choice and variety

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Meat shops offer choice and variety

With barbecue season ramping up, and people cooking and eating at home more often, meat and butcher shops offer choices you won't find at most grocery stores. These include specialty cuts of beef, freezer packs and exotic meats. So, if you are planning a special barbecue dinner or like to save

Tips for the perfect BBQ

Outdoors

Tips for the perfect BBQ

There is nothing more nostalgic than a good old fashioned backyard summer BBQ. Every year, millions purchase that new grill or smoker to create these memories. However, many of these BBQ feasts end up only featuring Grandma's potato salad and yesterday's casserole after common BBQ mistakes are made. Those new grills

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