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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

Towed into history

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Towed into history

As the partially disassembled C-130E Hercules was towed slowly down a row of parked C-17s, Ernest White watched with a look of pride. "This is just wonderful to watch because it only happens every once and a while," said the public relations representative for the McChord Air Museum Foundation. Sunday, June 13

A church for military

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A church for military

The Capital Christian Center has a mission to "care for those who protect us." According to Pastor Tim Minter, "Capital Christian Center started supporting military families over 15 years ago. We conducted an event, A Tribute to Those Who Serve, at the Capitol Building in Olympia. Since that event, we've created ministries

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Brandman University Allows You to Get a Degree on Your Time

  Brandman University is designed especially for individuals needing a flexible work schedule. Their flexible schedule makes getting a degree manageable. Join them for this month's opportunity to learn more: Is now the right time? How do I decide which degree is best for me? How long will it take to complete? What credits can I

Military guns keep vanishing

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Military guns keep vanishing

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. "Don't do it!" a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police. They soon learned that the 9mm

Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

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Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

The weather forecast for the summer is going to be HOT! With high temperatures forecasted to be in the upper 70's and 80's, the mission for the day becomes: STAY COOL! And what better way to accomplish that mission than to head for the pure refreshment of an outdoor pool. As

Grateful to serve

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Grateful to serve

A licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse disorder professional, Gilberto Maldonado's life is one of gratitude. "When I look back on my life, I realize that things could have turned out much different," he wrote in an email. "My mistakes turned out to be lessons and not sentences." He is the

JBLM soldier honored

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JBLM soldier honored

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright, a Special Forces communications sergeant who was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), was honored by the Southwestern Consolidated School District with the dedication of a memorial stone at the Southwestern Junior-Senior High School on May 14, 2021. Wright, a Shelbyville

JBLM soldier elite video game competitor

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JBLM soldier elite video game competitor

Army Spc. Cole Montgomery, a U.S. Army Infantryman serving with 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord works hard to maintain readiness for future deployments. However, he also trains to compete on a different battlefield, the virtual one. When Montgomery isn't in the field, executing battle

Costs nothing to be kind

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Costs nothing to be kind

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - For many, living life based on the Air Force's core values of integrity first, excellence in all we do and service before self, comes as second nature once transitioning from the civilian world to the military. But for some, extending a helping hand and saying a

Money for military kids

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Money for military kids

Our Military Kids (OMK) supports military children (ages three to 18) by providing grants up to $300 to fund sports, arts and other enrichment activities when their parents are deployed overseas with the National Guard, Reserve, or when recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission. Participation in these activities helps

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One ringy, dingy

 I have just about had it with cell phones. Don’t get me wrong. They are very valuable for a myriad of reasons, but they are starting to really annoy me. Strike that. It is not the cell phones, it is the stupid people that let them rule their lives. Recently,

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The Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt records under many monikers, but The Magnetic Fields are arguably his most popular project. Merritt tends to create unique themes that run along perfectly with an album’s title. The 1999 box set 69 had 69 love songs, and the 2004 release I contained all tracks that began with

All to be corporals

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All to be corporals

The Army wants every junior enlisted soldier to serve time as a corporal before moving up to sergeant, the service announced in a news release. Starting July 1, all soldiers with the rank of specialist who complete the Basic Leader Course, or BLC, and are recommended for advancement by a promotion

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