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Armed Forces Day discounts

Armed Forces Day 2020 will be like no other for obvious reasons. In past years, many U.S. companies offered military discounts on Armed Forces Day as a thank you for your service. Because of COVID-19, corporations and small businesses are experiencing difficult times, so it is not quite business as

Interesting facts and trivia about Armed Forces Day

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Interesting facts and trivia about Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 16, 2020, is upon us. But what exactly is Armed Forces Day? It is a day to celebrate and honor the men and women who are currently serving in the United States Armed Services. Here are some interesting tidbits and facts about this annual holiday

DoD launches financial ed website for military spouses

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DoD launches financial ed website for military spouses

(Photo: Spc. Jacob Rhodes, assigned to 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, returning from an overseas deployment, is reunited with his son Henry and wife Cheyenne following a homecoming ceremony, Feb. 18, 2018, held at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center, Fort Carson,

NETCOM’s NEC keeps JBLM connected during COVID-19

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NETCOM’s NEC keeps JBLM connected during COVID-19

As the Department of Defense and the American public went from a commuting workforce to a remotely connected telework force and COVID-19 spread across the 50 states and around the world within weeks, the Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) also expanded its global network capability, infrastructure and remote customer service

Chinook Helicopter unit set to deploy to Middle East

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Chinook Helicopter unit set to deploy to Middle East

(Photo: CH-47 Chinook helicopters during Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation deployment ceremony at the Washington Army National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 6. Bravo Company is set to deploy to the Middle East for the third time in 10 years.) While more than

Now more than ever

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Now more than ever

History is littered with great quotes and even better deeds that demonstrate how some human beings rise to the occasion when the going gets tough. On this Armed Forces Day weekend, we found several examples of this spirit right here, not surprising, of course, many of it coming from the

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D Street Gate likely to not re-open

Lt. Gen Randy George, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord commander told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday that although still being discussed, it is highly unlikely that the D Street Gate will re-open in the future. The gate is on the back end of North Fort closest to Lakewood

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PCS window dates and more

A few more services will open next week for local military, Lt. Gen Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday.   In addition, the windows for PCS move dates were also announced. AD: Depressed?  Looking for a natural treatment covered by Tricare.  Contact NeuroStim in Lakewood and Lacey.  Start

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Maui Splash While on vacation in Maui I discovered Tedeschi Vineyards, a winery that produces pineapple wine. Also known as Maui Wines, this vineyard sits majestically at Ulupalakua Ranch. This volcanic soil is exceedingly fertile and has been turning out Carnelian grapes of high quality with chameleon abilities to produce red

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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