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ACU announces new scholarships

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ACU announces new scholarships

America's Credit Union (ACU) is thrilled to unveil exciting new opportunities for students at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) with the introduction of two ACU Craft Brewing and Distilling Scholarships starting this spring. These scholarships aim to support students keen on diving into the dynamic and burgeoning industry. Given

VA announces 2024 Equity Action Plan

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VA announces 2024 Equity Action Plan

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs released its 2024 Agency Equity Action Plan Feb. 14 to help ensure that VA delivers on its promise to provide world-class care and benefits to all veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors - regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion,

Washington National Guard EOD company receives Presidential Unit Citation for participation in Operation Allies Refuge

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Washington National Guard EOD company receives Presidential Unit Citation for participation in Operation Allies Refuge

The Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to 319th Ordnance Company (EOD), 741st Ordnance Battalion, 96th Troop Command, during a ceremony at the Pasco armory, Jan. 17, 2024. Command Sgt. Maj. David Erickson - former 319th EOD first sergeant - Sgt. 1st Class Rich Gonzales, Sgt. 1st Class Kyle Yarbrough, Sgt. 1st

The Green Beret Foundation strengthens family support

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The Green Beret Foundation strengthens family support

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - The Green Beret Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization that stands with and exclusively supports The U.S. Army Special Forces Regiment and their families, is proud to announce the significant expansion of its scholarship offerings through the strategic addition of the Special Forces Scholarship Fund. Marking a

Air Force to re-introduce warrant officer rank

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Air Force to re-introduce warrant officer rank

To best optimize itself for great power competition, the Air Force plans to, among other things, bring back warrant officers within the cyber and information technology professions, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin during a presentation Feb. 12 at the Air Force Association's 2024 Warfare Symposium.  That

Showering new and expecting military parents

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Showering new and expecting military parents

Blue Star Families, together with Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You're Expecting and founder of What to Expect Project, are hosting What to Expect: A Blue Star Baby Shower, a special event for 120 new and expecting military parents. Joint Base Lewis-McChord I Corps Commander's wife Jae Rin

Don’t miss the Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s annual New Year celebration

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Don’t miss the Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s annual New Year celebration

The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) annually ushers in the Lunar New Year with its grandest celebration, the Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration. This cornerstone event, rooted in community spirit, showcases a diverse array of arts and culture, highlighting a different host country or culture each year. For over two

Privatize the barracks?

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Privatize the barracks?

In response to mounting concerns over the deplorable conditions of its barracks, the United States Army is exploring privatization as a potential solution. With few viable alternatives on the table, service leaders convened a barracks summit in December to confront the pervasive issues plaguing soldier housing, including widespread mold infestations

JBLM’s TAPs is the best in the west

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JBLM’s TAPs is the best in the west

Making the transition from military life to civilian life can be a challenge. In order to help service members understand this change, the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord stands ready to help. The program's mission is to prepare and connect service members  to the resources needed to

Air Force asking retirees back

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Air Force asking retirees back

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - The Secretary of the Air Force has reimplemented the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in an effort to leverage the talents of our highly trained and experienced officer and enlisted military retirees to help minimize the service's critical manning shortages. Application window opens Feb.

DOD reduces on-base child care fees for military families

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DOD reduces on-base child care fees for military families

The Defense Department is focused on making quality child care options affordable for military families as officials continue to prioritize initiatives to take care of those who serve.  Earlier this month the department implemented its new fee schedule for on-base child care designed to reduce fees for lower income military families

RSVP for FREE Salute to Military Superhero and Princess Tea Party

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RSVP for FREE Salute to Military Superhero and Princess Tea Party

Embark on a magical journey at our enchanting Salute to Military Princess and Superhero tea party where Captain America, Spiderman, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Belle, and Princess Elena of Avalor, accompanied by the Fairy Godmother, await your presence. This delightful free event is proudly presented by Northwest Military - publishers of

Attend a Warrior-Scholar Project boot camp and step into college with confidence

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Attend a Warrior-Scholar Project boot camp and step into college with confidence

Are you planning for your military separation and thinking about a college degree? Maybe you've taken a few college classes over the years and aren't sure what your next move should be. Or, you may already be in college but finding it tougher to succeed than you thought. These are

WADS new agile operations center operational

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WADS new agile operations center operational

The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Agile Operations Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Jan. 26, 2024, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Adjutant General for Washington, Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland's (WA-10) Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director, Liz Larter,

Struggle to get new recruits

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Struggle to get new recruits

Over the last 15 years, the recruiting rate of the all-volunteer force has been declining, said Stephanie Miller, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy.  Those with an interest in serving and qualification rates are hovering near all-time lows, she said yesterday at the Institute for Defense Analysis in Alexandria,

Team McChord embraces cultural diversity with Black History Month events

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Team McChord embraces cultural diversity with Black History Month events

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - As the new year continues, February brings a time of celebration in honor of Black History Month. Airmen of African American heritage worldwide have dedicated their lives to defending the United States of America, honoring the vital role that black history plays in its culture and

JBLM reopens child development center on McChord Field

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JBLM reopens child development center on McChord Field

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Leadership from across Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered inside building 580 on McChord Field Jan. 23 to celebrate the reopening of the child development center after nearly four years of renovation. "This is exciting. It is a relief to see the renovations complete after such a long road,"

Sgt. Tsvira: Growing through the Army

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Sgt. Tsvira: Growing through the Army

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Twelve years after arriving in the United States from Ukraine, U.S. Army Sgt. Dmytro Tsvira, a culinary specialist assigned to 296th Brigade Support Battalion on JBLM, shares how he plans to achieve his personal and career goals. Sgt. Tsvira maintains operations at Ghost Bistro, First Striker Brigade

Exploring the charms of Steilacoom

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Exploring the charms of Steilacoom

Nestled along the shores of the Puget Sound, Steilacoom, is a charming and historic town that often goes unnoticed among the bustling cities of the Pacific Northwest. Despite its relatively small size, Steilacoom boasts a rich history, picturesque landscapes, and a welcoming community that makes it a hidden gem for

Soldier of the Quarter, soldier of the future

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Soldier of the Quarter, soldier of the future

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - "Life is a competition, not with others, but with ourselves. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair a mistake; each day to surpass ourselves." - David B. Haight.

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