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Learn to be creative

Pacific Gallery Artists’ January meeting looks interesting as artist Lynn Di Nino — the creative force behind community and local artists collaborative events such as the now extremely popular 100th Monkey Parties and last year’s Chaos Into Order at Sixth Avenue’s Art on the Ave — will be in the

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Pentagon allows service members to keep more leave time

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will allow its active-duty troops to keep up to 120 days of personal leave at the end of September as travel restrictions in place amid the coronavirus pandemic have largely kept service members from using vacation days. AD: READY FOR A DEGREE IN CYBER

Stretch your legs

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Stretch your legs

Did you know Barnes & Noble is offering curbside pick-up? That's right, you can make a purchase online and then pick it up curbside. Find participating Barnes & Noble here: bit.ly/2VtdcAf Take Out Suggestions of the Week Open for breakfast and lunch, Moonrise Café in the Lakewood Towne Center serves mouth-watering options

Help for soldiers locked into lease agreements

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Help for soldiers locked into lease agreements

Soldiers and families locked into untenable lease agreements due to the COVID-19 stop-movement order can access legal support to reduce their financial obligation. Under the Service Member Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, soldiers can terminate their lease agreement with permanent-change-of-station or deployment orders that exceed 90 days, according to Army G-1

JBLM soldiers dive with sharks

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JBLM soldiers dive with sharks

The experience of swimming with sharks is one you're probably excited to do, curious about doing, or deathly afraid of. For soldiers at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the experience was exhilarating to say the least. "This was quite an experience! Never in my life did I think

62nd MDS tracks COVID-19 spread for Team McChord

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62nd MDS tracks COVID-19 spread for Team McChord

(Photo: The 62nd Medical Squadron, or McChord Clinic, has changed the way it does several of its daily operations considering the COVID-19 pandemic. Many medical appointments are now provided over the phone and all individuals are medically screened prior to entering the clinic.) Airmen at the 62nd Medical Squadron on Joint

Some Commissary prices could rise

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Some Commissary prices could rise

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) saw fewer new cases of COVID-19 this past week, but medical staff are getting the disease, and officials said some prices at the Commissary will likely rise. Lt. Gen Randy George, I Corps and JBLM commander, held his weekly Facebook Live event Tuesday, leading off with the

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Hometown tourist

This vacation has been such a good time that I really can’t get the The Go-Gos out of my head. All of the dirty little details won’t fit, so here are the highlights: Syd Vicious and I had the unique opportunity to see Alexo Rulz’s band, Foray, at the Viaduct, the newer

Stretch your legs

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Stretch your legs

TAKE-OUT SUGGESTIONS OF THE WEEK McNamara's Pub & Eatery in DuPont offers daily specials including Salute Sunday -- 10 percent off for military personnel with ID and Happy Hour all day -- and a free kids meal for every paying adult on Thursdays. Check website for more details. mcnamaraspubandeatery.com/specials-2/ The Ale House

Adaptable, ready, and resilient

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Adaptable, ready, and resilient

(Photo: Chief Master Sgt. Marvin Boyd accepts the Washington Air National Guard Guidon from Brig. Gen. Jeremy Horn, commander of the Washington Air National Guard during the Change of Responsibility ceremony, Dec. 7, 2019, at Camp Murray.) Washington Air National Guardsmen are facing a range of new challenges, particularly with navigating

Ensuring the mission gets done

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Ensuring the mission gets done

(Photo: Cedrick del Castillo, second from left, and Gerald Eystad, right, 62nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment (AFE) fabrication shop technicians, work on making cloth face masks on Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 6. The masks were distributed first to airmen who come in contact with aircrews most frequently such

Army makes temporary changes to retention

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Army makes temporary changes to retention

(Photo: Capt. Ryan King, Delta Company Commander, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, administers the oath of enlistment to Spc. JaQuan Jenkins, quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer, also from the regiment, March 14 at Camp Bhan Dan Lan Hoi, Kingdom of Thailand.) Army leaders

Searching for federal employment

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Searching for federal employment

Working for the federal government may be a great choice for your next career move. The federal government provides a broad variety of career opportunities across a number of fields. Federal jobs also offer portability. You'll have an opportunity to work for an employer who may understand your needs as

How to use the Military Tuition Assistance Program

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How to use the Military Tuition Assistance Program

If you've thought about going to college, but didn't know if you could afford it, then the Military Tuition Assistance Program may be just the benefit you need. The program is available to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members. While the decision to pursue a degree may be

194th Wing activates to support WA food banks

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194th Wing activates to support WA food banks

(Photo: Soldiers and airmen from the Washington National Guard pack food boxes at the Nourish Food Bank warehouse April 3 in Lakewood. More than 120 Guardsmen from the WA NG were activated to support food banks across Washington state as part of the state’s COVID-19 response efforts.) The 194th Wing began

Thunderbolts print protective masks

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Thunderbolts print protective masks

(Photo: Thunderbolt Brigade soldiers joined the fight against COVID-19 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, April 7, by using Additive Manufacturing (AM) to produce Personal Protect Equipment (PPE) using four 3-D printers assigned to 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade.) The 17th Field Artillery "Thunderbolt" Brigade soldiers assigned to 308th

Madigan’s pharmacy serving beneficiaries via drive-thru

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Madigan’s pharmacy serving beneficiaries via drive-thru

In the face of the global pandemic now known as COVID-19, Madigan's main outpatient pharmacy is proactively introducing sweeping changes in its operations to keep its staff and patients safe, while still providing needed medications to its patients. Madigan's Main Outpatient Pharmacy has taken many bold actions to date in

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Currently deployed units extended?

I Corps and JBLM Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed the larger Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community, Tuesday, during a Facebook Live event, indicating that it is possible some currently deployed units from JBLM could be extended longer than planned. George had little more to say on that subject other than

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Updates for military and families

As we conclude another week of COVID-19, here are a collection of news and features important to military personnel and their families. >> US Military across the globe will be requir4ed to wear face masks - story HERE >> Veterans can still get stimulus checks even if they don't file for taxes. 

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Daily update for JBSA - April 4

  Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 4 update (based on various military releases) AD: Depressed.  Become a teacher online in 9 months using your GI Bill with Teach Now HERE: https://swarner.lpages.co/teach-now/ >> COVID cases up 75% for Air Force - here >> The most recent JBSA

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