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From McChord Credit Union to Harborstone

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From McChord Credit Union to Harborstone

Harborstone Credit Union has shown up on McChord Field for 65 Veterans Days and plans to stay there for many years to come. And Harborstone's Training Manager, Kathy Lanning, has personally witnessed 37 years of that time - offering a unique perspective on what began as McChord Credit Union. "I've seen

Become a drill Sgt. or college instructor with Reserve job

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Become a drill Sgt. or college instructor with Reserve job

One thing available to active duty soldiers ready for a change of scenery is to find a new life in the reserve forces, either full time, or in a part time roll. And for those looking to teach adults, they might find the 104th Division (Leader Training), headquartered at Joint

Teaching kids about money

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Teaching kids about money

Connor Lewis has two boys under eight years of age, but he's already teaching them about money, credit, and more. That may come easily to the Vice President of Talent Management and Development at Harborstone Credit Union, however, Lewis believes it is never too early to start instilling good financial

Healing in the outdoors

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Healing in the outdoors

There are many costs that come from combat injuries, but as more time goes by, it has become abundantly clear that the mental wounds are as impactful as the physical ones.  And, certainly, dealing with those is paramount to long-term health. Getting into the woods and onto streams and lakes is

It’s not too late to speak out

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It’s not too late to speak out

It often goes unspoken for years, but child sexual abuse is unfortunately something too many people have experienced. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and every nine minutes, that victim is a child, yet

Protect your security clearance

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Protect your security clearance

"Credit scores are important," said Denise Jones, Money Management Coach at Harborstone Credit Union. For military and DoD civilian personnel, that is especially true because security clearances often determine jobs, and bad credit can impact that employment. These have been challenging times in many ways for individuals and families. Many are facing

Changes to 50-mile rule

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Changes to 50-mile rule

A few more services and recreation opportunities will open this Saturday for local military, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Additional information was shared by the command Wednesday morning during the monthly Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) town hall carried virtually via Facebook. At JBLM, military personnel

Take a walk by the water

Outdoors

Take a walk by the water

From the local waters of Puget Sound, to the many hidden inlets, rivers and lakes, the South Puget Sound region is a waterfront paradise. Boardwalks and trails are boundless here and make you feel (almost) like walking on water. Places that you can see for miles with magnificent views and

Where to get great plants

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Where to get great plants

If you want to make a statement in your garden this summer, knowing where to resource unique plants, and knowing how to save, are two concepts every green thumb should know.  We are blessed to garden in Zone 8b (that is how you define the South Sound) because most plants are

Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

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Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

Once again, we provide our annual Summer Guide of the great Northwest -- a compilation of ideas to help you engage directly with all that the region offers. Of course, things are a little different this year than in the past. Just how does a media company present ideas for the

Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

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Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up on the housing

JBLM to partially re-open

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JBLM to partially re-open

Some services will open on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) earlier than others, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Openings this Saturday, May 2, will be Whispering Firs Golf Course, the MWR Skeet and Archery Ranges, Solo Point, and the Off Road Vehicle Park. There

Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

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Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corp and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) commander said Tuesday afternoon that he had planned to stick with Washington state guidelines in effect (at that moment in time) until May 4; however, 90 minutes after the CG's announcement during a JBLM Town Hall, Washington State Governor

Some Commissary prices could rise

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Some Commissary prices could rise

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) saw fewer new cases of COVID-19 this past week, but medical staff are getting the disease, and officials said some prices at the Commissary will likely rise. Lt. Gen Randy George, I Corps and JBLM commander, held his weekly Facebook Live event Tuesday, leading off with the

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Currently deployed units extended?

I Corps and JBLM Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed the larger Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community, Tuesday, during a Facebook Live event, indicating that it is possible some currently deployed units from JBLM could be extended longer than planned. George had little more to say on that subject other than

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Base update

If there was a common theme Tuesday during Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) command update on Facebook Live, it was don't listen to rumors, and if you aren't getting what you need, call the general's hotline number. To dispel the most prevalent question, yes, according to Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps

Depression doesn’t require meds

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Depression doesn’t require meds

(Photo: Dr. Jonathan Downar works with a local patient). Depression isn't your fault. It is a medical condition -- an inhibition of sorts in your brain. And like any physical problem, there are medical solutions. But that doesn't mean you have to take a regimen of pharmaceuticals, some which cause side-effects. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,

Welcome to The Evergreen State!

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Welcome to The Evergreen State!

If you are reading a copy of this 2020 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events.  Welcome to The Evergreen State! The active military have been our neighbors

JBLM feels impact

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JBLM feels impact

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) continues to adjust along with the rest of the world in light of the COVID-19 virus. Services and changes to schedules went into effect this week. The following are bullet points based on a recent command brief presented by I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George,

Curl like an Olympian

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Curl like an Olympian

An Olympic career is not out of the question. Have you seen those folks playing what looks a little like shuffleboard on the ice? That could be you one day on the podium -- a gold medalist in the sport of curling. After all, we aren't talking about zero percent body

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