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Trident University International specializes in online classes for military members.

Trident University International may be theplace to attend online classes for those seekingto gain the education to advance their careers. A private online for-profit university locatedin Cypress, California, it offers associate,bachelor's, master's and doctoral degreeprograms, as well as certificates in business,health sciences, education and informationsystems.   In order to help prospective students find

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Two Free Summer Polynesian Shows

  Join us for two FREE Military Support Polynesian shows this summer! Put on by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center and sponsored by Grand Canyon University. The first show will be near JBLM on July 10th and the second will be near Kitsap on July 17th! Pick the date and location that

Camo hats okay

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Camo hats okay

The Air Force has authorized airmen across the service to wear tactical operational camouflage pattern caps, which have the appearance of military-grade baseball caps. "If you have a Tactical OCP Cap, as identified in the official Air Force guidance, you are authorized to wear immediately," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air

Aid for all

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Aid for all

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Air Force Aid Society now provides emergency assistance to all airmen, regardless of duty status. "This is great news for our Reserve citizen airmen," said Mandie Holovach, Air Force Reserve Command's Airman and Family Readiness program specialist. "AFAS provides emergency assistance when unexpected financial emergencies arise,

Washington state parks to visit this summer

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Washington state parks to visit this summer

Washington has an abundance of state parks that are worth visiting. All that's needed is a Discover Pass, which you can purchase annually for $30 or on a one-time basis for $10. We can guarantee, after researching all the parks Washington has to offer, you will want to purchase an

Soldiers begin missions across Indo-Pacific

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Soldiers begin missions across Indo-Pacific

Small teams of soldiers have been deploying across the Indo-Pacific this year on missions akin to those performed by the Green Berets. The troops, who have already been sent to places like India, Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, are assigned to the 820-soldier strong 5th Security

Suing for medical malpractice

Military Life

Suing for medical malpractice

On June 17, 2021 the Pentagon released guidelines on how service members can sue the Department of Defense for medical malpractice. For decades this has not been allowed. According to information published in the Federal Register, the Pentagon will begin next month to pay service members or their estates for substantiated

Madigan graduates a well-tested class

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Madigan graduates a well-tested class

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - There is always a Friday in June that is celebrated at Madigan Army Medical Center. That is graduation day. For this year's ceremony for the 100 residents, interns and fellows from 22 graduate health education programs, masks and social distancing were the order of the

Taking decisions from commanders

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Taking decisions from commanders

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has for the first time thrown his support behind removing decision-making from military commanders over prosecution in cases of sexual assault. In a statement issued June 22, Austin said the Pentagon would work with Congress to amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice by removing the prosecution

From spouse to officer

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From spouse to officer

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Military spouses are a distinct type of spouse as they pay the price for freedom too. From holding down the fort between temporary duty assignments and deployments to packing up a house and moving every few years, spouses are the constant that service members need. For nearly

In her sister's footsteps

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In her sister's footsteps

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Of all the army units Cadet Amelia Blackwell could have spent her Cadet Training Leadership Training (CTLT) attached to, it was her older sister's unit, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, that provided her first snapshot into the U.S. Army. Her older sister, 2nd Lt. Grace Andrews

The 411 on TMS

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The 411 on TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive method of brain stimulation therapy that uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells. Primarily used to treat depression, TMS has helped individuals who do not respond to antidepressant medication and psychotherapy. In 2008 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TMS for this

Sound investment

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Sound investment

It sounds too good to be true, but all accounts indicate that the recently-announced Sound Community Initiatives fund will play a brilliant role in revitalizing poor neighborhoods in Tacoma and beyond. Organized by members of the Martin Luther King Housing Development Association and local mogul Larry Kopp, the SCI fund

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Shopping for sex day

What I blew my paycheck on this week. Lover’s Package Plain and simple, I think Valentine’s Day blows. It’s just another holiday pushed by the greeting card companies, the chocolate factories, florists and every restaurant around (does anyone really need an excuse to go out to eat?) via every media outlet known

To care is to lead

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To care is to lead

TSgt Chankrisna Chim personifies the four- letter word care. "I have had subordinates in the past come to me regarding their personal struggles" the Non-commissioned Officer-in-Charge of the 62nd Airlift Wing's McChord Clinic, began his email. As the clinic's NCOIC, he oversees daily operations related to deployment medicine and occupational health care. "I

New domestic terrorism strategy

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New domestic terrorism strategy

WASHINGTON - The new National Strategy to Combat Domestic Terrorism calls for ramping up the screening processes for military recruits and implementing training for troops leaving the services to ensure they are not lured into domestic terrorist organizations seeking new members. "This strategy is narrowly tailored to focus specifically on addressing

Rooting balsam on the joint base

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Rooting balsam on the joint base

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Joint Base Lewis-McChord is home to one of the rarest ecosystems in the country, the South Sound prairie. These landscapes were created by retreating glaciers 15,000 years ago, which left behind gravelly soils that dried out quickly during summer droughts. These grass and wildflower dominated landscapes provide

Five spots near JBLM to get bubble tea

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Five spots near JBLM to get bubble tea

Bubble Tea is one of those beverages we're never not craving. Tea accompanied by chewy tapioca balls is our favorite combination, but we have been known to switch it up for other milk and topping options as well. Next time you're craving bubble tea, we've gone ahead and done the

Night vision just got better

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Night vision just got better

The Enhanced Night Vision Google-Binocular, or ENVG-B, provides soldiers with unmatched clarity, depth perception and peripheral vision. The ENVG-B is part of the Army's Force Modernization Program that provides soldiers with better situational awareness of the battlefield. Its white phosphorus capabilities are a significant upgrade which allow for increased visibility in near

Summer surge support

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Summer surge support

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Arriving at a new post, especially on a first-time overseas move, can be daunting. But, a constantly updated and expanding phone app can help make PCSing a little easier. The Digital Garrison App, which can be downloaded on Android and Apple devices, provides users with secure access to

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