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WA Guardsman in DC

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WA Guardsman in DC

Demonstrating the culmination of expeditious planning and coordination, dozens of Washington National Guard airmen and soldiers gathered together and listened to words of encouragement from their state and military leadership in the passenger terminal at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 17, 2021. They were about to embark on a historic mission to

Legal side of TBIs

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Legal side of TBIs

You suffered a brain injury recently, and you want to get your financial affairs in order while recovering. Have you drawn up the necessary legal documents to help with financial planning?  The Brain Injury Association of America breaks down common legal documents associated with severe injury. Take steps to secure your financial

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Thinking man's play

One thing about theater is that directors make the shows their own more often than not by personalizing the show and interpreting the text their way. I only wish theaters dunked their buckets into deeper wells of work rather than drawing from the same pool of plays time after time.

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Dance, musicals and chat

THE MULTI-MEDIA Dance meets animation Though Pixar is working to change things, animation in this country is still wildly undervalued. We watch our “Simpsons,” we go see “VeggieTales,” but we see animation as a source of idle entertainment rather than the vibrant art form it is. As a result, the medium remains

Fun family activities with Lacey Parks and Recreation

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Fun family activities with Lacey Parks and Recreation

As the rain pounds the pavement and social distancing and restrictions remain in place, you may be left wondering what to do with your family this winter. Don't let cabin fever sink in. Lacey Parks and Recreation has several activities that can be just what you and your family need

Madigan vaccine hotline

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Madigan vaccine hotline

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - On Dec. 16, 2020 Madigan began vaccinating prioritized groups like front-line health care workers and JBLM emergency services personnel with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. We are following the Department of Defense's phased distribution plan for administering the limited supply of vaccine first

Text message program to boost wellness

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Text message program to boost wellness

Finding the right support to ease the stress of navigating daily COVID-19-related challenges can be a challenge itself. To support the military community, the Department of Defense recently launched - My MilLife Guide. This new program that sends text messages designed to help the military community boost overall wellness while navigating

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North Proctor memories

Two of Tacoma’s Proctor District businesses, Culpepper Books and The Pacific Northwest Shop, are hosting receptions and book signings Friday evening, featuring the authors of a recently published book on the district. The twin events are set from 6-8 p.m. “Tacoma’s Proctor District” is among the latest releases from Arcadia Publishing,

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Impromptu Gallery

The latest in cooperative art galleries, Impromptu Gallery next to the Grand Cinema in downtown Tacoma, had its debut this month with an eye-pleasing multi-artist show. The gallery cooperative is not a new concept — it’s one that allows member artists more control over the space they show in and

Group helps families of wounded

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Group helps families of wounded

Brian Dowd, an Army Special Forces veteran, was severely injured when on temporary duty in Germany. Upon receiving news of his injuries, Dowd's wife, Gina, along with their youngest daughter and his parents, traveled to Landstuhl, Germany, to be by his side. The situation was dire. The military flew Brian to

ABU heroes

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ABU heroes

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When the Air Force announced its transition from the Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Camouflage Pattern two years ago, Senior Airman Louis Shackelford pondered what to do with his ABU accessories. Shackelford, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron who also works at the

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TMS AND TRICARE: A Long Overdue Union

The 21st century has seen the rise of anxiety and depression to become some of the more prevalent health concerns across all ages. According to the World Health Organization, depression is a widespread illness faced by about 264 million people of different age groups around the

Deployment budgets

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Deployment budgets

Deployments are never easy on a family. Throw in some financial distress, and things can easily go sideways. But it doesn't have to be so hard, especially when you plan for potential pitfalls in advance, according to two money experts with Harborstone Credit Union, Sarah Ballard and Nicole Elliott. "It's all about

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Eight thousand vaccines on base and counting

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) facilities and programs will remain fundamentally locked down as they've recently been to continue following Washington state's mandatory Phase One decision for the area, Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps and base commander said Monday during his regular Facebook Live townhall. Jensen Gym has allowed family members

Paradise sledding at Mt. Rainier is officially open for the season

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Paradise sledding at Mt. Rainier is officially open for the season

Located 60 miles from Joint Base Lewis McChord the Paradise sledding area at Mt. Rainier is the perfect winter day trip the whole family will enjoy. With sufficient snowfall over the last few weeks the sledding runs at the snowplay area are officially ready to welcome visitors for the season,

Frontlines of COVID and unrest

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Frontlines of COVID and unrest

Security fencing at the Washington state Capitol is being defended by National Guard members as the Legislature reconvened in Olympia Monday, just one more example since last spring how reservists in our state have been called to the frontlines of one emergency after another. Guard personnel have worked food banks, summer

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8,000 vaccines on base and counting

  Joint Base Lewis-McChord facilities and programs will remain fundamentally locked down as they've recently been to continue following Washington State’s mandatory Phase One decision for the area, Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps and base commander said Monday during his regular Facebook Live townhall.   AD: TMS HELP FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. 

Plan a staycation in Olympia

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Plan a staycation in Olympia

Curb cabin fever this winter by planning a staycation in the Olympia region. With plenty of food and drink establishments, shopping, art galleries and lodging it's the perfect vacation right in your own backyard.  When it comes to shopping, the Olympia area has it all. For those looking to grab a

1st SFG soldier is first

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1st SFG soldier is first

Wearing Royal Thai Army (RTA) fatigues and black leather boots, a U.S. Army Green Beret wades waist deep through a swamp carrying a heavy rucksack and an old-fashioned Mannlicher M1888 bolt-action rifle. With soaked feet and pain spreading through tired muscles, there are still miles left to trudge. The night prior,

Tell them about you

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Tell them about you

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution is collecting stories from 2020, and historians want service members and their families to share theirs. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is urging Americans to share photos, videos and written stories of 2020 - a historic year that the institution assumes will be of

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