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62d AW Airmen Win “Red” Erwin Award

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62d AW Airmen Win “Red” Erwin Award

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - When leaders win awards through their hard work, passionate leadership and positive attitude, their teams win with them. Senior Master Sgt. Gary West, 7th Airlift Squadron senior enlisted leader, and Senior Master Sgt. Kyle Favorite, 62d Operations Group superintendent, won the distinguished Staff Sgt. Henry

Departing 1-2 SBCT commander set example

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Departing 1-2 SBCT commander set example

Col. Kwenton Kuhlman's command of 1st Brigade, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division was one of servant leadership. On July 11, on Watkins Field, he relinquished that command to Col. Christopher Nunn.  "The soldiers of this brigade are trained, and they are ready," said Maj. Gen. Michelle Schmidt, Commanding

Splash into summer with these local water parks

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Splash into summer with these local water parks

Washington state is home to a variety of attractions that offer fun and excitement for families. Two standout destinations are Wild Waves Theme & Water Park and Great Wolf Lodge. With one being entirely outdoors and one being entirely indoors, it gives families the option to avoid the heat this

Free legal services for homeless veterans

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Free legal services for homeless veterans

For veterans experiencing homelessness, legal issues can be stressful and challenging to handle, especially when they stand in the way of access to stable housing. These often costly barriers can include everything from having a driver's license revoked, making it difficult to travel or receive housing assistance, to seeking an upgrade

U.S. Army and America’s Credit Union join forces to help veterans find gainful employment

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U.S. Army and America’s Credit Union join forces to help veterans find gainful employment

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - The U.S. Army is proud to announce a significant partnership with America's Credit Union (ACU) through the Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) Program. This collaboration was officially cemented in a signing ceremony on July 10, 2024, and formally marked ACU's participation in this vital initiative. The PaYS

America's First Corps welcomes CSM Mobar

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America's First Corps welcomes CSM Mobar

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Soldiers, family, and friends of America's First Corps gathered at I Corps Headquarters to bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Carns as he relinquished his responsibilities as the senior enlisted leader of I Corps, to Command Sgt. Maj. Nema Mobarakzadeh (Mobar) in a Change of

Preventing fraud: Awareness is key

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Preventing fraud: Awareness is key

The rise of mobile and online financial transactions meets many customers' demands for convenience, they also introduce new risks - and with that a heightened sense of fraud mitigation. Since its inception in 1954, America's Credit Union (ACU) has served civilian federal employees, veterans, active duty and reserve members of the

Cars & Cigars is returning to ACM next month

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Cars & Cigars is returning to ACM next month

  Mark your calendars! In just a little less than a month, LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, will host its cherished annual summer event, Cars & Cigars. This vibrant, Latin-inspired outdoor event is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 11 p.m., on the Museum's front plaza.

Field Artillery honors fallen soldiers

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Field Artillery honors fallen soldiers

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - When honoring soldiers who've paid the ultimate sacrifice, many units show their respect in unique ways that's relevant to their branch. For the soldiers of 1-37 Field Artillery Battalion, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, it's no different. The battalion spray paints the names of soldiers who died

Over a dozen JBLM service members sue over abuse

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Over a dozen JBLM service members sue over abuse

Fifteen current or former servicemen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, alleging the Army's failure to protect them from a military doctor charged with sexual abuse, are pursuing $5 million each in damages citing profound emotional distress. In one complaint, reported by the Associated Press, a serviceman expressed, "I grapple with overwhelming feelings

Top South Sound sandwich options

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Top South Sound sandwich options

It never seems like the wrong time to grab a sandwich. No matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner we're always on the hunt for where to grab a sandwich in the South Sound. If you're in constant search as well, let us help you make your decision easier with

DAF releases FY25 special duty assignment pay tables

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DAF releases FY25 special duty assignment pay tables

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - The Air Force and Space Force have completed the annual review of special duty assignment pay for enlisted members and established new guidelines to support a quadrennial SDAP board process. The SDAP board has transitioned to having a board every four years, rather than annually.

Motorcycle safety: Essential training and precautions for U.S. Army soldiers

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Motorcycle safety: Essential training and precautions for U.S. Army soldiers

As the summer season is in full swing and more soldiers consider riding motorcycles, the U.S. Army emphasizes the importance of motorcycle safety through comprehensive training programs and strict adherence to safety regulations. In recognition of June being National Safety Month, this article highlights the critical safety measures for soldiers

PBS’ A Capitol Fourth to host Independence Day Celebration live

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PBS’ A Capitol Fourth to host Independence Day Celebration live

The 44th annual edition of A Capitol Fourth, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on PBS, welcomes back iconic actor Alfonso Ribeiro to host and perform on America's National Independence Day celebration with all-star musical and patriotic performances from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway artists. Our

FreedomFest

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FreedomFest

After a few years hiatus, festival goers are revved up and ready to celebrate. Freedom Fest is returning to JBLM! On Saturday, June 29, revel in a full day of pre-Fourth of July festivities at Memorial Stadium and surrounding areas. Freedom Wheels Car Show First up, the Freedom Wheels Car Show, will

Where to celebrate the Fourth of July

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Where to celebrate the Fourth of July

In order to help keep you focused on celebrating in red, white and blue fashion, we've gone ahead and compiled all the Fourth of July celebrations happening in the area throughout the entire independence weekend. Saturday, June 29 After a hiatus the last few years, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Freedom Fest will be

The critical mission of Team McChord’s aerospace physiologist

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The critical mission of Team McChord’s aerospace physiologist

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - In the world of Air Force aviation, aerospace physiologists play a crucial role in ensuring the health and safety of aircrew and passengers. With their expertise, these specialists train aircrews to handle everything from extreme gravitational forces to exposure to high altitudes. Along with preparing airmen

Lighter, quicker, more expeditious

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Lighter, quicker, more expeditious

The U.S. Army's 'Rapid Removal of Excess' (R2E) program, spearheaded by Gen. Randy George, is underway on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and aims to free up units from obsolete materiel by removing excess equipment from property books so soldiers can refocus their time and energy on training instead of burdensome inventories

Child Development Center tuition-fee waiver not taxable

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Child Development Center tuition-fee waiver not taxable

Child Development Center employees have just had a tax benefit confirmed. The Armed Forces Tax Council has determined that the Child Development Center tuition-fee waiver for CDC employees is not taxable. Section 117(d) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that any qualified tuition reduction is excluded from gross income. The term "qualified tuition

Summertime entertainment in the park

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Summertime entertainment in the park

Few things beats a beautiful Pacific Northwest summer evening spent at a local park listening to music, watching movies and other entertainment varieties. We're talking a full picnic dinner, blankets, chairs and the whole family out to enjoy the festivities. If you agree and are looking to spend an evening

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