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Shot in the arm

News Front

Shot in the arm

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The 446th Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Staging squadrons administered the first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine here on Feb. 6-7. First responders, healthcare providers and command staff assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing were prioritized in the wing's first allotment, followed by high-risk populations, those in

Tenant rights for military homes

Housing

Tenant rights for military homes

WASHINGTON - Most families living in military housing will be protected by all 18 tenant rights by June, a defense official said Feb. 16. "This represents a fundamental step in our ongoing effort to improve the department's military housing program," Paul Cramer, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for sustainment

How long do you have to file a medical malpractice claim?

Military Life

How long do you have to file a medical malpractice claim?

If you recently suffered from medical malpractice in Washington or another state, it is essential to act quickly to pursue civil damages. State laws define strict time windows when your claim is valid, and these are not suggestions but hard and fast deadlines.  Depending on your unique circumstances, you may qualify

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Polynesian Grill,

First place winner for best entrée at the Taste of Tacoma in 2004, Chico and Annie Mageo’s Polynesian Grill restaurant offers laid back dining and the chance to experience East Asian, Hawaiian, Filipino and other Pacific Rim tastes blended to create unique dishes. As obvious first-timers, we were warmly greeted

Understanding PTSD, depression, and anxiety in military families

Health

Understanding PTSD, depression, and anxiety in military families

Experiencing symptoms of mood disorders is incredibly common among military personnel and veterans. Service members often go through stressful situations as part of their deployment, leading many to develop PTSD, depression, or anxiety.  Military personnel often exhibit symptoms of mood disorders during and after their deployment, including: Irritability Fatigue Social isolation Intrusive memories Emotional numbness Difficulty sleeping Excessive

More changes to Fitness Test?

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More changes to Fitness Test?

WASHINGTON - The Army could adjust how it scores its new Combat Fitness Test to account for the "biological differences" between men and women, a service spokeswoman said Feb. 12. The reevaluation of the ACFT comes weeks after Congress delayed its implementation over concerns the new test created an unfair disadvantage

Sports star serves at JBLM

Recreation

Sports star serves at JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD - Elizabethton, the "City of Power," is a quiet, historical town in Northeast Tennessee. It's a place where people like 2nd Battalion, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade's Cpl. Caley Hodge continues to make history, even today. Hodge was inducted into Elizabethton High School's Hall of Fame, Jan.

Madigan OB/GYN implements changes

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Madigan OB/GYN implements changes

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - On Feb. 1, 2021, Madigan's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) took steps to improve access to care options for its patients. All patients who are active duty or family member beneficiaries seeking obstetric (pregnancies) or gynecologic (well-woman exams, PAP smears, contraception or problems related

Army workers get health program

Health

Army workers get health program

WASHINGTON - An updated Army program plans to enhance the health, fitness, and quality of life of Army civilians, as the force continues to refine the way it acquires and retains talent in support of the Army People Strategy. The Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program will authorize civilians up

Top counselor from JBLM honored

News Articles

Top counselor from JBLM honored

WASHINGTON - For Sgts. 1st Class Jackie Lord and Morgan Smith, being recognized as this year's best Army career counselors is about more than an award or hitting retention goals - it is a tribute to the soldiers they serve each day. "Everything (career counselors) do is for soldiers and their

National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic registration opens

News

National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic registration opens

VA is accepting applications from veterans interested in participating in the 2021 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. Applications are available online at www.summersportsclinic.va.gov. The deadline to submit an application is May 1, 2021. Participation is open to eligible veterans receiving care at any VA medical facility. The National Veterans Summer Sports

Celebrity chef visits JBLM

News Front

Celebrity chef visits JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD - The kitchen at the Culinary University was filled with aromas like rotisserie chicken, scrumptious sausage, fresh fish and garlic as Chef Robert Irvine's British accent bellowed excited instructions to his students. "As you lay your salmon on the pan, tilt it slightly and lay gently to

Top nine hidden adventures for 2021

Outdoors

Top nine hidden adventures for 2021

Whether you're the type who makes resolutions or not, the new year is an ideal time to think about goals and plans. To make sure you get your much-needed doses of natural wellness on the Oregon Coast, don't forget to schedule getaways onto your calendar. While you'll want to keep

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Ask Amy Alkon

Apocalypse eventually My girlfriend of four years is sweet, smart and sexy, in a vanilla kind of way, but I’ve never felt passionate about her. We’re both grad students and we were getting sick of our respective roommates. My girlfriend wanted to move our relationship forward, and found us a great

Does your baby food contain toxic metals?

Family

Does your baby food contain toxic metals?

A congressional investigation released February 4, 2021, found that baby food manufacturing companies knowingly sold baby food that contained high levels of toxic heavy metals, including inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. Both the FDA and the World Health Organization have determined that these neurotoxins are harmful to human health, even

To infinity and beyond

News Front

To infinity and beyond

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - In 2005, Master Sgt. Holly Graham started her Air Force career using her hands to fly satellites for the Air Force Space Command. With a raise of her right hand Feb. 9, she enlisted into the new Space Force. "It was awesome that I got to start my career in space," Graham said. "Now I

Half military don't want shots

News Front

Half military don't want shots

WASHINGTON (AP) - With more than half of America reluctant or flatly opposed to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, a VIP-filled video call on Feb. 4 targeted the nation's military families with an urgent plea: Get the shot. "We need your help," first lady Jill Biden told hundreds of listeners on a

WA Guard supporting vaccine sites

News Articles

WA Guard supporting vaccine sites

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine climbs, more than 150 Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen are helping the state ensure Washingtonians receive their first dose. "We are supporting the Department of Health (DOH) with medics to administer the vaccination, along with other soldiers and airmen to

Nimitz coming home to WA

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Nimitz coming home to WA

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is headed home to Bremerton, Wash., after an extended deployment in the Middle East, a Navy official told Stars and Stripes by email Feb. 2. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin over the weekend called the carrier and its strike group home, according to a Feb. 1

Joint moment

News Front

Joint moment

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Airmen from the 627th and 446th Security Forces Squadrons from McChord Field conducted the first Air Force-instructed M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station trainer course for Army combat engineers Jan. 26 to Feb. 6 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Designed to familiarize and certify soldiers and airmen with the remote weapon system, the joint forces course is a unique opportunity for both services to work together while learning about the function and

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