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Giving airmen time back

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Giving airmen time back

The U.S. Air Forces Central Command's Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate (A1) began the second phase of decreasing pre-deployment requirements for airmen preparing to enter AFCENT's area of responsibility. AFCENT Deployment Streamlining version 2.0 was released and became effective June 15. In March, the first phase began with the reduction of

374th Wing commander  praises airman

Military Life

374th Wing commander praises airman

When Col. Kenneth Moss, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing, arrived at Yokota's Enlisted Club for a morning meeting last Thursday and discovered a car parked in his reserved space, it seemed like an airman was about to have a very bad day. "I thought that was pretty bold, so I

‘Smart Installations’ with AI

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‘Smart Installations’ with AI

In the future, Army installations could employ artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data analytics and other technological advancements to increase efficiencies and improve the sustainability of the force, according to the assistant chief of staff for installation management, or ACSIM. "Planning for the installations of the future" is ACSIM's newest initiative, and

Walla Walla, Washington

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Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla is a beautiful town in Eastern Washington. It's internationally renown for its more than 140 wineries. The downtown area is charming and there is such a family feel about the area.  "It feels like what it was like when I was a child, riding your bike to school and

Speaking out  about autism

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Speaking out about autism

"It is a different way of processing what is around us," said Wendy Cochran, clinic administrator and owner of Sky Bridge Therapies in Lakewood. "It is a different way of seeing the world, a different approach to life." Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a range of conditions characterized by challenges

Rob Gronkowski makes  offseason visit to JBLM

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Rob Gronkowski makes offseason visit to JBLM

Two-time Super Bowl Champion, Rob Gronkowski, All-Pro tight end for the New England Patriots, could be expected to be having fun during his time off before training camp begins next month, yet last week, the Gronk was found honoring the soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with an autograph session at

Steilacoom High grad joins family business

Military Life

Steilacoom High grad joins family business

New United States Military Academy (USMA), Cadet Candidate Rachel Forbes, began her Plebe summer, July 2, after graduating from Steilacoom High School. She is the fifth member of her immediate family to consider the Army as a career and will be the fourth to attend the academy. Her father, Col.(R)

Medical Service Corps 101st Anniversary

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Medical Service Corps 101st Anniversary

Regional Health Command-Pacific and Madigan Army Medical Center celebrated the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps' 101st anniversary June 29 with a cake-cutting ceremony at the Madigan pond. Brig. Gen. Dennis LeMaster, commanding general, RHC-P, and an MSC officer, provided brief remarks before cutting a cake alongside the youngest MSC officers in

Okanagan Military Tattoo

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

The 133d Army Band of the Washington Army National Guard is scheduled to perform at the Okanagan Military Tattoo in Vernon, British Columbia, July 27-28. The event is a demonstration of military drumming, piping and musical skills. The 2018 event features over 500 performers from all over North America. This

Regional Health Command-Pacific to conduct assumption of responsibility, uncasing of the colors ceremony

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Regional Health Command-Pacific to conduct assumption of responsibility, uncasing of the colors ceremony

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (June 29, 2018) -- The U.S. Army's Regional Health Command-Pacific will conduct an assumption of responsibility and uncasing of the colors ceremony July 6, 10:30 a.m., French Theater, JBLM. Brig. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster, commanding general, RHC-P, and market manager, Puget Sound Military Health System, will preside

Taking the load off soldiers

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Taking the load off soldiers

Infantry soldiers often carry an array of supplies and gear that together can weigh anywhere from 60 to 120 pounds, said Capt. Erika Hanson, the assistant product manager for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport. But the SMET vehicle, which the Army expects to field in just under three years, "is designed

Business News

Local breweries offer military special beer discounts

Two local breweries are offering the troops nice savings in honor of their service.  At Fish Tale Brewing in both Olympia and Tacoma, military get a nice 10% off each day - click HERE for the coupon. At Gig Harbor Brewing, in both Tacoma and Gig Harbor, you can get a

JBLM troops eligible for these military discounts

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JBLM troops eligible for these military discounts

We found some local coupons available to our troops - places you can save money by showing your ID card.  Check these out. 1. Free beverage at Super Buffet in Dupont CLICK HERE 2. Free 20-minute massage CLICK HERE 3. 10% off at Canterbury Inn in Ocean Shores CLICK HERE 4. 50% off the

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Local dentists offer free Sonicare Toothbrushes to new clients

Both Gravelly Lake Dental and Cascade Dental want you to have cleaner teeth and health gums, and to put their mouth where their money is, they are offering new patients free Sonicare Toothbrushes just for coming in to have an appointment. These are long-standing dental offices in the South Sound, and

Housing

New home development in Port Orchard

Richmond American Homes has a new Puget Sound development perfect for commutes in/to Kitsap and Pierce County.  And, the grand opening is scheduled for Saturday July 14th from 11:30am – 1pm!  Enjoy lunch & check out their new model at Andasio Village in Port Orchard!  New homes now selling

Military can save thousands on a new home

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Military can save thousands on a new home

Our veterans and active military give their all in everything they do, and they’ve put their lives on the line for our freedom. So, when there is an opportunity to help service members and their families finance a home, PrimeLending wanted to be ready to step

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Discount deals for the South Sound

Local businesses once again released new deals for South Sound residents.  Gret discounts await you below. 1. 15% off food: FORZA in Hawks Prairie Buy a 16 oz. Drink and get 15% OFF Food!  - get the coupon here: https://swarner.lpages.co/forza/ 2. FREE Sonicare Toothbrush/whitening: Lakewood FREE Sonicare PowerUp Toothbrush to new patients at Gravelly Lake

SPOUSE magazine - June 2018

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SPOUSE magazine - June 2018

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the June 2018 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Get pickin' <<< A park, a picnic and a pooch <<< Yakima: more than just a training area <<< Vacation season <<< Patio palooza <<< Moshi Moshi Bar

New home developments around JBLM and NBK

Housing

New home developments around JBLM and NBK

With summer rotation of the troops come thousands of new families to the area all scrambling for homes.  Many of these families will like the idea of moving into a brand new home. There are several developments under way in the areas surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Naval Base Kitsap.  The

Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

Outdoors

Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

Lakewood's annual SummerFEST will be held Saturday, July 14, at Fort Steilacoom Park. The whole family will enjoy this free event that's packed with entertainment, sports, food and fun. SummerFEST kicks off with a sprint triathlon at 9 a.m. followed by a Run Forrest Run 5k and 10k race at 11 a.m. Participants

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