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Eleven medical soldiers earn EFMB award

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Eleven medical soldiers earn EFMB award

Eleven medical professionals earned the Expert Field Medical Badge Aug. 14 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The badge is designed to test soldiers both physically and mentally during 144 hours of testing in a one-week period. Seventy-four soldiers began the competition Aug. 8 with the Army Physical Fitness Test and a 60-question

JBLM youth honored

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JBLM youth honored

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America recognized its national military youth of the year Thursday during a banquet in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. Two of the six candidates vying for the national title represented Army families. Among guest speakers were Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith, the Army's inspector general,

Proactive warriors

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Proactive warriors

The same resources and expertise the Army is using to build high performing units and ready and resilient soldiers can now be utilized by soldiers, commanders and leaders in executing the Army Body Composition Program (ABCP) according to the updated version of Army Regulation 600-9. The Army is incorporating tenets of

National Immunization Awareness Month

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National Immunization Awareness Month

Each month of the year has its own special observances. August has National Immunization Awareness to highlight the importance of vaccinations. Vaccinations aren't just for children, though. Adults, and especially expectant mothers, need vaccinations, too. With school coming around the corner, unit deployments and flu season, the 341st Healthcare Operations Squadron's immunization

New 627th ABG commander

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New 627th ABG commander

Photo: Maj. Gen. John Gordy II, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, passes the colors to Col. Patrick O’Sullivan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord deputy garrison commander and commander of the 627th Air Base Group at an assumption of command ceremony Aug. 19 on McChord Field. During an early morning ceremony

SPOUSE magazine - August 2019

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SPOUSE magazine - August 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the August 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Staycation at a historic B&B <<< In the spirit <<< Kobrew <<< Leaving the nest 101 <<< AAFES expanding layaway program <<< Wildlife on JBLM <<< Explore Port Townsend's maritime charm

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Pinwheel Catering's Herban Café

The corner lot that briefly housed Ezell’s Chicken (tasty southern cuisine), will soon be home to a full service restaurant with catering capabilities. Owners Stephen and Gretchen Nogler are moving Garden Café from Sumner to Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue. A large banner on the outside of the building announces a December

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Stoked holiday season

I can’t wait to get this week over with because I have soooo much to look forward to during the holiday season, especially since I’ve taken Dec. 21 to Jan. 3 off from work. YAH! Sure, there’s Christmas and all, but the day after that is much better in my world

The madness of theater

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The madness of theater

Though its setting is established as a cozy lake house getaway, much of The Seagull feels as though it takes place in a nightmarish purgatory where writers and actors -- suffused with every choking bit of egotism, depression, insanity, megalomania, and grinding fraud complexes -- are forced to endure one

Lux Perpetua Coffee

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Lux Perpetua Coffee

ANNOUNCER: After visiting the McKinley District to check out Dusty's Hideaway, Dutch and Jackie spied another newcomer to the neighborhood, Lux Perpetua Coffee. Needing some caffeination, the two made a quick stop to check it out. JACKIE: Artsy skateboard decks adorn the walls (though, with a rotating gallery these things may

'The Simpsons' invade TAM

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'The Simpsons' invade TAM

There's never been a show like Bart at TAM: Animating America's Favorite Family at Tacoma Art Museum. One of the larger galleries at TAM has been turned into the home of the Simpsons: Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa and Maggie, and many of the 80 some odd supporting characters from America's

446th Airlift Wing volunteer takes lead

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446th Airlift Wing volunteer takes lead

On her way to visit family in West Virginia, Staff Sgt. Clara Mailloux of the 446th Maintenance Squadron, made a pit stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to meet up with friend James Thornton. The two had not seen each other since they met at Aviation Structural Mechanic School training in Pensacola,

Autism at work

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Autism at work

Photo: Madison Muskopf, left, an Air Force civilian, discusses the topic of professionalism in the workplace during an Autism at Work program luncheon July 26 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, while Molly Fore, program lead, looks on. A one-of-a-kind Air Force Materiel Command employment initiative has entered its second successful

‘Give Parents a Break’

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‘Give Parents a Break’

Photo: Deployments, extended TDYs, and ongoing medical appointments increase stress on military families -- especially those with young children. To offset some of these challenges, eligible active-duty parents can receive free childcare vouchers through the “Give Parents a Break” program. The program, sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society and

Eagle Passage opens at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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Eagle Passage opens at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Eagle Passage, a walk-through forested habitat for bald eagles, recently opened at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and makes for a perfect day trip for military families. It is the new home for four bald eagles who suffered injuries that prevent them from fully flying. Sucia, Salish, Sequoia and Cheveyo will

Rock climbing, your style

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Rock climbing, your style

If you've been climbing at indoor rock-climbing gyms and want to take it to the next level -- transition to climbing outdoors with an experienced guide through the Outdoor Recreation program. Climbing trips are a great option for beginners, with opportunities to learn the basics of the sport. I joined one

Competing to be the best

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Competing to be the best

Across the entire Army, the Best Warrior Competition recognizes soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the warrior ethos and represent the force of the future. Warriors competing for the title, "Soldier of the Year," include the ranks of private through specialist. Warriors competing for the title, "Non-commissioned Officer

Pospisil assumes responsibility as Corps CSM

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Pospisil assumes responsibility as Corps CSM

Photo: Command Sgt. Maj. Shane E. Pospisil (left) receives the I Corps colors from Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (right) during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony Aug. 12 in front of I Corps headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Soldiers from America's First Corps welcomed their new command sergeant major

Saving lives, on and off duty

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Saving lives, on and off duty

A trio of staff members once again proved that going above and beyond the call of duty is just another day at Madigan Army Medical Center. On their way home from long shifts, Kassandra Ooms, a certified nursing assistant in the Emergency Medicine, Shawn Janson, a dispatcher in the Communications

TEACH-NOW

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TEACH-NOW

There is a global demand for kindergarten thru 12th grade teachers. To meet the need, Washington, D.C.-based TEACH-NOW offers prospective teachers an activities-based, collaborative learning-to-teach program. The online teacher preparation program takes candidates nine months to complete before they are certified. "This program is really built on the delivery model of activity-based,

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