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Savings at the commissaries

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Savings at the commissaries

FORT LEE, Va. - Service members and their families will soon see a three to five percent decrease in pricing on most grocery items in their commissaries as part of a Department of Defense initiative to bolster the economic security and stability of the military community. DOD's "Taking Care of Service

Fort Bragg set to host first-ever U.S. Army Best Squad Competition

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Fort Bragg set to host first-ever U.S. Army Best Squad Competition

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The 12 best squads from across the U.S. Army have battled their way to the top of their respective commands, and they will now represent their senior commands during the U.S. Army's first-ever Best Squad Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C. through Oct 7. The week-long competition assesses

The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival opens

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The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival opens

The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival (TFF) kicks off Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 with a preview of local filmmakers Isaac Olsen and Justin and Rob Peterson's new documentary of The Ventures, Tacoma's rock royalty. The Ventures are the most successful group to come out of Tacoma as well as being

Win or die

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Win or die

OXON HILL, Md. - Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, presented his case for the state of air mobility to a packed audience of airmen at the 2022 Air, Space & Cyber Conference, Sept. 21. His problem statement was direct, if provocative: the joint force is not as ready

Navy sinks Army on ice in overtime

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Navy sinks Army on ice in overtime

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Navy defeated Army 10-9 in overtime, in an entertaining, back and forth ice hockey game played at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Seattle Sept. 24. The Army team was made up of players from mostly Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Navy team featured players mostly

Explore Lakewood’s International District

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Explore Lakewood’s International District

When you enter Lakewood's International District it's almost like stepping into another country. Hangul (the Korean alphabet) signs line the buildings and compete for your attention. Known locally as Koreatown, you'll find a variety of restaurants with authentic Korean food and shops with Korean made items. Korean Barbecue is very popular

Austin Pledges to 'Ease the load' for service members?

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Austin Pledges to 'Ease the load' for service members?

The Defense Department Sept. 22 laid out an array of efforts - some already underway and some on the horizon - that address the needs of married service members and their families, as well as single service members. In a memo titled "Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families," Secretary of

JBLM Exchange reopens

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JBLM Exchange reopens

The newly expanded and upgraded Joint Base Lewis-McChord Exchange celebrated its Grand Reopening Sept. 28. "The modern look and name brands in the main store, mall and food court make the complex look and feel like a shopping center our customers would see outside of the gate," stated Keiana Holleman, a

Meet Chaplain (Maj.) Abram Staten

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Meet Chaplain (Maj.) Abram Staten

Major Abram Staten used the words "life giving" to describe his ministry to the soldiers of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. "Chaplains serve under their own religious calling," he began, "and they help others to excel in life by modeling the tools needed to succeed in life." Growing up in Winnsboro, South

H2F program is essential to soldier readiness

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H2F program is essential to soldier readiness

One of Pfc. Joseph Cifreo's two big toes stopped working. "I ruptured a tendon that controls movement in my left big toe during a Scout Spur Ride," explained the soldier assigned to 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. During the challenge, troopers faced a number

The Proctor District: Take another look

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The Proctor District: Take another look

Centralized at the intersection of North 26th Street and Proctor is one of the first established neighborhood business districts in Tacoma. It is one of 15 in the city, and it is where there are a cluster of businesses in a walkable neighborhood. The Proctor Business District has been the

'Don't Worry Darling'

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'Don't Worry Darling'

What a shiny con job.  Olivia Wilde's follow-up to her dazzling directorial debut Booksmart (2019) is the retro psychological thriller Don't Worry Darling, which is one of the best-looking movies of the year and has an intriguing premise that cribs quite liberally from films ranging from Rosemary's Baby to The Stepford

VA’s Veteran Directed Care puts the veteran in charge

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VA’s Veteran Directed Care puts the veteran in charge

When it comes to their care, VA's "Veteran Directed Care" program puts veterans at the top of the chain of command. "Veterans are in control," says Lori Cox, Veteran Directed Care manager. "VA gives them a budget based on their care assessment. They can hire their own caregivers, purchase approved goods

Army takes on Navy in hockey

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Army takes on Navy in hockey

The Pacific Northwest region offers a myriad of activities for service members fortunate enough to be stationed here. But what if your passion is not offered or not readily available to you? What then? Well, for former soldier James Schuyler, you find folks with the same interest and build it

'See How They Run'

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'See How They Run'

It's funny how we often see mini-similarities in two movies that just happen to be opening at the same time, as is the case this week with Confess, Fletch and See How They Run. The former is a light and breezy murder mystery featuring a world-weary veteran detective (Roy Wood

An app for medical records

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An app for medical records

Nexudoc is an app designed to help military members receive their medical benefits upon separation from service. "This is a mobile app that was developed to help service members take control of their own military medical records," began Dan Frazee, a certified physician associate with a doctorate in medical sciences. He and

Help for military spouse employment

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Help for military spouse employment

Next year the Department of Defense will initiate a program which puts military spouses into paid fellowship positions with corporations that will keep them employed past their next PCS move. More details about the program will be forthcoming, said Eddy Mentzer, the DoD's associate director of Military Community Support Programs, during

Chief of Chaplains promotes Spiritual Readiness Initiative at JBLM

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Chief of Chaplains promotes Spiritual Readiness Initiative at JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Solhjem, U.S. Army chief of chaplains, and Sgt. Maj. Elian Strachan, U.S. Army Chaplain Corps regimental sergeant major, visited with America's First Corps to promote the Army's spiritual readiness initiative (SRI). The SRI consists of an assessment that helps commanders and unit ministry

Spouse employment opportunities expand

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Spouse employment opportunities expand

The Defense Department's Military Spouse Employment Partnership program expects to add more than 70 new companies to its roster during the upcoming "MSEP Engage" event next month. Currently, more than 540 government organizations, nonprofits and private sector companies have made a commitment to the Defense Department to recruit, hire, promote and

Army experts highlight findings, recommendations from 10 years of suicide studies

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Army experts highlight findings, recommendations from 10 years of suicide studies

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides are a leading cause of death in the United States. Estimates indicate death by suicide occurs every 11 minutes. In addition, millions of others have either attempted suicide or had serious thoughts of suicide, known

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