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'Pinocchio'

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'Pinocchio'

My nose is not growing when I tell you the year 2022 brings us not one, not two, but THREE takes on the Pinocchio fable, starting with the currently streaming but mostly forgotten, Russian-made Pinocchio: A True Story from earlier this year, which featured Pauly Shore (!) as the voice

Recruitment is an American problem

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Recruitment is an American problem

The Army's recruitment goal of 485,000 soldiers is almost 20,000 short for fiscal year 2022 according to a memo written in July by Gen. James McConville, Army Chief of Staff. In it he said that a general lack of interest and a sense of distrust in the Army contributed to the

VA will offer abortion counseling

Health

VA will offer abortion counseling

WASHINGTON - Sept. 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs submitted to the Federal Register an interim final rule that will allow VA to provide access to abortion counseling and - in certain cases - abortions to pregnant veterans and VA beneficiaries. Specifically, VA will provide access to abortions when the

Military Policy

AGR program changes on the horizon

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga - In line with Lt. Gen. John Healy's strategic priorities of "Ready Now!" and "Transforming for the Future," Air Force Reserve Command is instituting changes to the Active Guard and Reserve program effective Oct. 1. On that day, roughly 6,000 AGR positions will complete the transition

New Strykers at JBLM

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New Strykers at JBLM

The new DVHA1 Stryker is an example of the Army's commitment to force modernization. By maintaining its superiority over any adversary by providing force with the speed, range and cutting-edge technologies, the DVHA1 is vital to the success of any near future fight while preparing for the demands of a distant

It’s Washington State Fair time

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It’s Washington State Fair time

The 2022 Washington State Fair kicked off on Sept. 2, and runs through Sept. 25. This is the first Washington State Fair without restrictions since 2019. The first fair took place in 1900 in Puyallup and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest, as well as one of the largest

LGBTQ military kids struggle more

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LGBTQ military kids struggle more

An estimated 1.76 million young people in this country have a parent in the military. It is also well known that these youth face a battery of stressors due to their parents' military service to include frequent moves, separations during deployments or training, and fear of harm to their family

Celebrating a storied career

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Celebrating a storied career

While exiting a luxurious limousine in her walker, LTC Nichols was met with a surprise color guard salute, dozens of flags flying, fife and drums playing, large signs, balloons floating in the air, and a large crowd all awaiting her. In a soft voice she asked, "Is this all for me?"

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'

The residents of Current Earth known as Entertainment Journalists tell us the Prime Video fantasy adventure saga The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most expensive television series of all time, with Amazon spending some $250 million just to acquire the rights from the estate of

Service members now have additional COVID-19 vaccine options

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Service members now have additional COVID-19 vaccine options

WASHINGTON - A new COVID-19 vaccine will be available to soldiers as an alternative to the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccines, the Army recently announced. "With the availability of the NOVAVAX vaccine, we are pleased to have another tool to help combat the spread of COVID-19," said Lt.

Soldiers test integrated augmented reality tech with Stryker vehicles

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Soldiers test integrated augmented reality tech with Stryker vehicles

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems hosted a two-day demonstration event at JBLM Aug. 24 and 25, highlighting state-of-the-art communications and visual augmentation technology integrated into U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles as well as soldiers' individual combat gear. The event was part of the ongoing

Meet SSgt. Rebecca Trujillo

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Meet SSgt. Rebecca Trujillo

SSgt. Rebecca Trujillo's desire to be different has led her to being the youngest advisor with the 5th Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB). "Growing up, I was outspoken and loved to be the one that was different from the rest of the group," said the native of Plattsburgh, New York. This sense

2nd SBCT headed to Korea

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2nd SBCT headed to Korea

The Army announced Sept. 2 that the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will deploy this fall to Korea, following through on a change in unit type the service announced earlier this year. The brigade will replace the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (1st ABCT)

Housing and child care crisis at JBLM, leader says

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Housing and child care crisis at JBLM, leader says

Housing and child care have reached levels of crisis at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to the commander who oversees both here. Speaking to the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club last week, Colonel Phil Lamb, Joint Base Garrison Commander at JBLM, said forces out of the Army's control are making it difficult for military

'Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.'

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'Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.'

One of the common threads running through the best mockumentaries, from Rob Reiner's 1984 classic This Is Spinal Tap through the catalog of affectionately prodding Christopher Guest films such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003) and Mascots (2016), and even the inspired lunacy of Sacha Baron Cohen's

Army Reserve Center renamed

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Army Reserve Center renamed

David Holtom recalled learning of the ultimate sacrifice his son, Sgt. James Holtom, made on Feb. 8, 2007 in Iraq. "It seems like it was just yesterday that we learned of our son's death," he said. "I have no regrets about where he was, and who he was with, and what

Eligible airmen, guardians have access to more monkeypox vaccines

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Eligible airmen, guardians have access to more monkeypox vaccines

The Department of Defense is increasing its supply of the approved monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS, which allows for more airmen and guardians at higher risk for transmission to access preventive measures to keep themselves safe. Concurrently, on Aug. 9, the Food and Drug Administration, allowed for smaller doses to be given through

Local educators hosted by America’s First Corps

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Local educators hosted by America’s First Corps

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Educators from Seattle to Olympia met with key military leaders during a social gathering at Russell Landing on American Lake with hors d'oeuvres, live music and remarks about rewards and benefits for their students to consider when pursuing military service. "Educators are among the first influencers in

We found some military discounts for you

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We found some military discounts for you

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Be all you can be in military medicine

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Be all you can be in military medicine

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - A recent survey shows that a sixth of Americans wanted to be a doctor when they grew up. That puts Sgt. Bridget Kollock, the command sergeant major aide at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in solid company. Trained and

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