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JBLM will host new SFAB

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JBLM will host new SFAB

The Department of the Army announced late last week that the new 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will be stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "We are honored that the Army has chosen JBLM to host one of the active-duty SFABs here," said Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, I Corps and JBLM

Great bagels

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Great bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels is a bagel and coffee chain that provides Joint Base Lewis-McChord customers with a delicious variety of bagels. Simply put, a bagel is a round bread made from five ingredients: flour, salt, water, yeast and malt. The dough is boiled and then baked to a rich caramel color;

Construction at JBLM

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Construction at JBLM

Commuters to and from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will have to pardon the construction at the Lewis Main Liberty Gate at Exit 120. Work will begin the beginning of June and should be completed by the end of September. Only two of the four access lanes will be open for incoming traffic

Strong families last

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Strong families last

Leighann and Nathan Trodahl are strong parents. Leighann joined the Army as a way to take control of her own destiny, do something on her own and in the process accomplish something to be proud of. She served honorably for eight years, but her career ended due to a disability. "Even saying

Trained and ready to go

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Trained and ready to go

A C-17 landed smoothly at McChord Field last Sunday morning. Lt. Col. Mike Haedt and Capt. Kyle McElheran, both Reservists assigned to the 446th Airlift "Rainier" Wing, made it seem easy. The wing provides 1,900 combat-ready Reserve citizen airmen to support worldwide airlift and military operations. Haedt and McElheran taxied the aircraft to

Speaking well for six decades

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Speaking well for six decades

Public speaking is not easy. "I'd rather be fighting the Taliban than doing public speaking," a soldier told John Dawson, a noted public speaker trainer. The soldier's comment is indicative of what many may think when they must speak publically. But if they must, then Toastmasters International is an organization worth considering. The

A conversation on leadership

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A conversation on leadership

Former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency Robert Gates will speak at the University of Puget Sound.  The highly decorated statesman, scholar and best-selling author will participate in a discussion titled "A Conversation With Dr. Robert Gates" on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's

Purple Up!

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Purple Up!

North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) are proud to participate in activities that underscore the important role military children play in the area's Armed Forces. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child. This observance began in 1986

A bench of history

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A bench of history

The Washington State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (WSSDAR), Mary Ball Chapter, invites the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community to a dedication ceremony at Memorial Park this Sunday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. The event will mark the dedication of a commemorative bench honoring women, with the theme of

New playground for Chloe Clark

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New playground for Chloe Clark

April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and it was established as a way to raise awareness of the important role children play in the military community. This week, KaBoom! and The CarMax Foundation continue their partnership in building community playgrounds, and the two organizations will host 11 community

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Quiet town in the shadow of Mount Rainier

About 20 years ago, the mountain town of Graham had a population of about 9,000. Over this period of time, it has become one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, with over 15,000 folks arriving in just the last decade. Graham is named after Smith Graham, who in 1905

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Orting

The Town of Orting is a Native American wording meaning "town on the prairie." Col. S.A. Black, a superintendent of the Northern Pacific Railway, selected the name. Traveling to Orting from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area is straightforward.  Travelers can make the 22-mile drive by taking I-5 to WA-512 East to

Family. Strong. 2018.

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Family. Strong. 2018.

The Steilacoom Historical School District invites the community to attend "Family. Strong. 2018.," Wednesday, April 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Middle School in DuPont. The theme of the evening is Community Connected -- Building Wellness Together. "This is in recognition of April as the Month of the Military Child," wrote Susanne

Tips on getting hired

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Tips on getting hired

In a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder, half of all employers know within the first five minutes if an applicant is going to be hired. Clearly, first impressions are lasting impressions. What follows are some dos and don'ts that may help lead to employment. What not to do According to employers, the

Look in the mirror

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Look in the mirror

Like military members who serve the nation, police officers serve in municipalities, counties and states around the country. For those thinking about a law enforcement career after the military, the field offers an opportunity to continue serving. "It is an extremely rewarding career," wrote Sgt. Scott Novasky, in an email. "Over my

A hand up

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A hand up

Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is offering two free career programs in April that will be of interest to transitioning servicemembers and their families. Goodwill works with hundreds of local employers and organizations to find the right match for servicemembers and business partners. This attitude reflects Goodwill's philosophy of

Military family clinic to open in Lakewood

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Military family clinic to open in Lakewood

In April 2016, philanthropist and billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen pledged $275 million to support military veterans and their families by opening mental health clinics around the country. One of these clinics is slated to open in Lakewood by the end of the year. The clinic's construction and services funding

Play ball!

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Play ball!

The Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Lakewood Subchapter and the Tacoma Rainiers invite the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community to enjoy AUSA Night At The Rainiers Friday, April 6, at Cheney Stadium. The second game of the season, the Rainiers will play the Sacramento River Cats.   The event is a

A great city park

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A great city park

The City of Lakewood prides itself on welcoming military members and their families to the community. To that end, one of the city's 14 open spaces includes the 340-acre Fort Steilacoom Park.  Located at 8714 87th Avenue SW across from Western State Hospital, this popular park has a diverse history. Beginning as

Youthful leadership

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Youthful leadership

Two years ago Katie Wilton joined the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) affiliate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord because she thought it would be a good place to go to after school. Her decision proved fortuitous. "It has been an enlightening experience," she wrote in an email. "I have learned so

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