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Downton Abbey’s American cousin

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Downton Abbey’s American cousin

From January of 2011 through March of 2016, legions of faithful American fans of Downton Abbey tuned in to PBS every Sunday night to revel in the upstairs-downstairs adventures of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, their immediate and extended family and friends, and, of course, the equally compelling staffers

St. Frances Cabrini School hosts an open house

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St. Frances Cabrini School hosts an open house

St. Frances Cabrini School invites the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community and the surrounding local area to its annual open house. "St. Frances Cabrini School would like to invite all interested families to attend the open house," Rose Vlad, Director of Development & Admissions, wrote in an email. The open house is part

Civilian Development nomination window opens, eligibility expanded

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Civilian Development nomination window opens, eligibility expanded

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AFNS) -  The Air Force's Personnel Center is accepting nomination packages from Department of the Air Force civilians for more than 35 Civilian Development opportunities starting Jan. 18. Civilian airmen and guardians can apply for up to four programs by submitting their application, resume and additional

Puyallup Cub Scout flag flown in Antarctica

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Puyallup Cub Scout flag flown in Antarctica

PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON - Scouts across the nation have taken their unit flags around the world in interesting places such as Mt. Everest, on board the Challenger space craft, rocketed to outer space, on board the International Space Station and around the moon. The latest involves Cub Scout Pack 274 in

Free salute to military, Princess and Superhero Tea

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Free salute to military, Princess and Superhero Tea

Join us for a free Princess and Superhero Tea, presented by StationedAT JBLM and sponsored by Grand Canyon University, to honor military families and their sacrifice. The party will take place on Jan. 29 at Capital Christian Center in Lacey from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Juice and cookies will be

Applications due Jan. 28 for DoDEA Virtual High School

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Applications due Jan. 28 for DoDEA Virtual High School

School, which allows high school students to supplement their education with virtual classes. The National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program, an enrollment expansion, this year. Its purpose is to evaluate the feasibility and scalability of a permanent DoDEA's Virtual High School program after four years as well as

7ID and I Corps commanders survey the battle during Rotation 22-03

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7ID and I Corps commanders survey the battle during Rotation 22-03

The commander of 7th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Smith and Lt. Gen. Xavier T. Brunson, commander of I Corps, observe their own Joint Base Lewis-McChord based units train at Fort Irwin, California's National Training Center Jan. 17, 2022. 7ID soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 16th Combat

Washington National Guardsmen prepare to deploy to Poland

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Washington National Guardsmen prepare to deploy to Poland

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Just as the Washington National Guard welcomed home nearly 100 members of the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team after a nine-month deployment to Ukraine, 100 members of the 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment and 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion left for Fort Bliss, Texas, to prepare

Goodbye Ray Donovan

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Goodbye Ray Donovan

The most shocking death in the history of the blood-soaked Showtime series Ray Donovan was the hit taken out on the show itself in January 2020 - a move that blindsided the creators, who had ended Season 7 with a number of cliffhangers in the mistaken belief there would be

AFCLC launches new introduction to China, Russia courses with certificates on Culture Guide app

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AFCLC launches new introduction to China, Russia courses with certificates on Culture Guide app

The Air Force Culture and Language Center recently added Introduction to China, Introduction to Russia Culture courses, and a video library to its newly updated, free Culture Guide mobile app. The addition of the courses moves lock-step with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr.'s strategic initiative, Accelerate

Considering military adoption? Eight things service families should know

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Considering military adoption? Eight things service families should know

Adoption is a great way to start or grow your family. The joy a child brings can be priceless. Uncle Sam also provides substantial support when you adopt. This includes assistance with adoption costs, tax credits and other benefits. Military adoption benefits, process and other considerations Adopting a child can take several

Reading and learning paid off for Patriots Landing veteran

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Reading and learning paid off for Patriots Landing veteran

John Coucoules' life has been one of ups and downs, but throughout it all he has persevered by reading and learning as much as he could. Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1927, he currently resides at Patriots Landing. He related how at the age of five he moved a chair to reach

U.S. Army launches annual housing tenant satisfaction survey

Housing

U.S. Army launches annual housing tenant satisfaction survey

WASHINGTON - The Army began its annual housing tenant satisfaction survey Jan. 11 to gather feedback about living in Army housing. Survey results will guide the decisions the Army makes about future housing. "By responding to the survey, every resident will have a voice in how the Army and its partners

The fight for tomorrow

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The fight for tomorrow

As the service continues to refine what is needed to develop the airmen required to fight and win our future wars, Air Force officials announced the implementation of the Enlisted Force Development Action Plan, located here. With a goal to complete 28 force development objectives in the next two years, the

Frequently asked questions regarding the Blended Retirement System

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Frequently asked questions regarding the Blended Retirement System

Q: Why did the military retirement system change? A: Under the traditional system, only those who serve 20 years receive a retirement benefit. That means about 81% of service members leave with no benefit. Under the Blended Retirement System, about 85% of service members will receive a retirement benefit, even

Time to Scream again

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Time to Scream again

As evidenced by such recent films as Halloween Kills and Ghostbusters: Afterlife and The Matrix Resurrections, it can be a tricky thing to stage a reunion of beloved characters from a franchise that debuted long ago, so we hoped for the best but feared for mediocrity when it was announced

Bonus time

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Bonus time

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army, for the first time, is offering a maximum enlistment bonus of $50,000 to highly skilled recruits who join for six years, The Associated Press has learned, as the service struggles to lure soldiers into certain critical jobs amid the continuing pandemic. Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, head

From filling sandbags to secretary of state

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From filling sandbags to secretary of state

The Washington National Guard is comprised of more than 8,000 citizen soldiers and airmen dedicated to the mission of safeguarding Washington state and, if need be, the United States. "The National Guard is the only service where you can fill up sandbags and help your neighbor, put out a fire, and

The 5th SFAB participates in Bijôy Dibôsh in Bangladesh

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The 5th SFAB participates in Bijôy Dibôsh in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Maneuver Advisor Team with Force Package 22-1, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade participated in Bijôy Dibôsh, or the Victory Day Parade, Dec. 16, 2021 in Dhaka, Bangladesh celebrating Bangladesh's 50 years of Independence. The 5th SFAB's MAT 5311 was provided a tour of the country led by

Access to TRICARE Online Patient Portal materials just got easier

Health

Access to TRICARE Online Patient Portal materials just got easier

Last month, the Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE Online Patient Portal (TOL PP) outreach materials will be accessible without login on TOL PP. The portal was expanded to make access of TOL PP outreach materials more accessible for patients and military medical treatment facility (MTF) administrative staff. To access, beneficiaries need to go to the pre-login

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