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Study: Service dogs lower severity of PTSD symptoms

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Study: Service dogs lower severity of PTSD symptoms

The first National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trial of its kind, published in JAMA Network, links the pairing of service dogs with military veterans to lowered PTSD severity, diagnosis odds, and other negative mental health symptoms. The study, released in time for National PTSD Awareness Month in June, is also the

New mental health copayment exemptions

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New mental health copayment exemptions

Your mental health is important to you and a priority for us. Section 193A of the Cleland-Dole Act enhances access to care and lowers out-of-pocket costs for outpatient mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) care. If you owe copays for your VA outpatient mental health and SUD visits, this benefit

Raising AER awareness

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Raising AER awareness

JOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD - Michael Grinston, CEO of Army Emergency Relief and former Sgt. Maj. of the Army, paid a visit with senior leaders of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) on June 5-6, 2024. The purpose of Grinston's visit was to solicit feedback on Army Emergency Relief (AER) programs, as well

Metallica encourages veterans to reach out for support

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Metallica encourages veterans to reach out for support

Whether you're a fan of their music or not, you've likely heard of the band Metallica. They pushed their way into the public consciousness in 1981 and gradually broadened globally with their characteristically fast tempo and thought-provoking lyrics. Forty-two years on, they continue to regularly sell out major amphitheater and

JBLM recognizes volunteers of the year

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JBLM recognizes volunteers of the year

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - The year's most outstanding volunteers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord were recognized by the installation's senior leaders May 29 with a banquet in their honor at the McChord Field Club. The JBLM Volunteer Recognition Ceremony paid tribute to volunteers from various communities across the base including active-duty, civilian

New Army policy expands reimbursement for spouse business costs

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New Army policy expands reimbursement for spouse business costs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army is expanding its financial support for military spouses by enhancing the reimbursement program for business costs and relicensing fees. The new directive permits reimbursement of up to $1,000 for business-related expenses, in addition to the already authorized $1,000 for relicensing fees resulting from a relocation. "Army

Fairy Fest at Lakewold Gardens

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Fairy Fest at Lakewold Gardens

Lakewold Gardens will be hosting their annual Fairy Fest event Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.  Fairy Fest is an enchanting weekend event filled with fairy-themed activities that the whole family can enjoy. Immerse yourself in the magic of our natural world as you

Sharper than the rest

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Sharper than the rest

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Team McChord's 7th Airlift Squadron has been awarded multiple prestigious awards by Air Mobility Command including the General James H. Doolittle "Aircrew of the Year" Award and the General Joseph Smith "Airlift Squadron of the Year" Trophy. The General Doolittle award is presented to the

Summer happenings in Lakewood

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Summer happenings in Lakewood

This past Tuesday marked the official opening day for the Lakewood Farmers Market. The market is held every Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Ft. Steilacoom Park and features a large selection of vendors.  Families can pick up local fresh produce, play lawn games, listen to live music and pick

Traumatic brain injury rapid test will aid field diagnosis and help prioritize treatment

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Traumatic brain injury rapid test will aid field diagnosis and help prioritize treatment

A new rapid test produces lab quality results using whole blood to identify biomarkers associated with mild traumatic brain injury, otherwise known as concussion. The results could help forward-deployed medics and health care providers at battalion aid stations and field hospitals decide which wounded service members they need to treat first

JBLM’s first ‘Solve-It’ campaign

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JBLM’s first ‘Solve-It’ campaign

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - The finalists in a campaign designed to help civilian employees have a voice in improving operations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord pitched their ideas to a panel of decision-makers May 30. Major General Matthew McFarlane, I Corp deputy commander, Col. Kent Park, JBLM commander, Col. Patrick McClintock, 62nd

Lewis-McChord Family Scholarship Fund awards over $36,000

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Lewis-McChord Family Scholarship Fund awards over $36,000

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - More than 30 high schoolers, continuing education students, and military spouses received $36,250 in scholarships as part of the annual Lewis-McChord Family Member Scholarship Fund Award Ceremony at French Theater, here, on May 19, 2024. The Lewis-McChord Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to support military

Where to bring your dog this summer

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Where to bring your dog this summer

With summer right around the corner, it's hard not to have an urge to pile the family in the car and head to the beach. But, what about your beloved Fido that also longs to play frisbee on the beach or splash in the waves? Lucky for Buddy there are

AF releases FY24 Selective Retention Bonus list

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AF releases FY24 Selective Retention Bonus list

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - The U.S. Air Force released the Fiscal Year 2024 Selective Retention Bonus list, effective Oct. 1. The FY24 SRB program consists of 73 Air Force Specialty Codes, and none were removed from last year's program. If an airman's AFSC is included in the FY24 list,

Marine Corps appoints first female ANGLICO commander

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Marine Corps appoints first female ANGLICO commander

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Candice D. Creecy took command of 6th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, May 4, 2024. Creecy, a native of Colorado, is the first ANGLICO female commanding officer in Marine Corps history. ANGLICO is a specialized unit

Buying your first home

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Buying your first home

Home is one of the most personal places people know. It's a mindset that provides for and shapes the thoughts of security, identity and comfort. And for those individuals thinking about taking the important step of purchasing their first home, America's Credit Union stands ready to help. "It is an excellent

DAF announces changes to allowances for professional training

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DAF announces changes to allowances for professional training

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - Beginning May 7, airmen and guardians with dependents executing a permanent change of station to a professional military education or training location are now authorized to collect per diem in the amount of the basic allowance for housing without-dependent rate. Airmen and guardians may collect this

Streamlining the PCS household goods moving process

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Streamlining the PCS household goods moving process

The Department of Defense has prioritized the well-being of its service members and their families by implementing significant improvements to the permanent change of station process. Recognizing the stress, challenges, and disruptions associated with frequent moves, the Army is committed to ensuring a smoother transition for its soldiers, thus enabling

From past to present: JBLM 2024 Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk

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From past to present: JBLM 2024 Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Nisqually Indian Tribe and Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted the annual Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk on May 5, 2024. Tribe members, along with local military members of JBLM and surrounding communities, honored the history of the land and its people by walking through the tribe's ancestral homeland, which

One million and counting

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One million and counting

WASHINGTON - This week the Department of Veterans Affairs expects to grant its 1 millionth PACT Act-related disability compensation claims to veterans and survivors since President Biden signed the bill into law on Aug. 10, 2022. The grant rate for these claims is 75% - a sharp increase from pre-PACT

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