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U-Pour beer has arrived in Tacoma

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U-Pour beer has arrived in Tacoma

A new beer concept has rolled into Tacoma and we wasted no time trying it out. The Redd Dog is a U-Pour it pub located on Sixth Ave. and is the first of its kind in the city. The concept is exactly how it sounds, their self-serve tap wall provides

Solemn duty

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Solemn duty

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Soldiers assigned to the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade assisted the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office in the search for 1st Lt. Brian Yang, a platoon leader assigned to 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, on July 20 and 21. "When we received the mission at 11:35 a.m. on July 20,

Extra leave for airmen

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Extra leave for airmen

Airmen and guardians will be able to keep up to 120 days of leave through 2024, more than double the usual amount allowed to be accrued, an Air Force administrative memo said. Unused leave exceeding 60 days is normally lost at the end of each fiscal year, but coronavirus-related restrictions since

Masks are mandatory again

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Masks are mandatory again

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced it would once again require all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors at Defense Department facilities in locations deemed high-risk for coronavirus spread by federal health officials. Pierce and Thurston counties, where Joint Base Lewis-McChord is located, is currently showing significant rates of COVID spread. The

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Masks required on bases again

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced it would once again require all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors at Defense Department facilities in locations deemed high risk by federal health officials for the spread of coronavirus. AD: TRICARE COVERS TMS FOR DEPRESSION AND PTSD. INFO HERE. The directive issued

Healthy PCSing with kids

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Healthy PCSing with kids

Military families move frequently, so this can be both an exciting and challenging time for children and teens. Keep in mind while you're busy preparing, they'll need extra attention and help in this transition. Prepare and show how to move with confidence. Utilize the MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and Plan My Move tools to help

Diagnostics further forward

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Diagnostics further forward

A new portable hearing test technology advanced by Department of Defense researchers is capable of assessing and diagnosing hearing health far forward on the battlefield, as well as in a clinic setting, vastly improving access to care and enabling quicker diagnosis and treatment of injury. The aptly dubbed "boothless" technology can

Defending against cyber attacks

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Defending against cyber attacks

Breaking News - A recent cyber-attack on a civilian company has resulted in the polluting of a small town's water supply. "The attackers are inside the network of this company," explained Maj. Sameer Puri, Washington Army National Guard, Chief Information Officer, "and they are using ‘cyber injects' to resist our attempts

A master of integration

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A master of integration

1Lt. Brett Cox is a master of integration; he is a generalist as opposed to a specialist; he knows a great deal about a great many disciplines and applies that knowledge is a practical way. "My spectrum of passions ranges from water sports, outdoor hobbies, cars and all things aviation to

How to change your military record

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How to change your military record

The Defense Department wants to make sure its veterans know they can apply to correct inaccuracies or injustices in their military records, including an upgrade in discharge, officials for the DOD's legal policy office said. "Veterans who believe they have suffered an inequity or injustice warranting a correction to their service

Carbs please

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Carbs please

When we're hungry, tired, happy, moody, or excited - carbs are always the answer. And what cuisine has the most carb loaded options? Italian. So, we set out to help others that feel the same way and found the best Italian food in the South Sound.  Macaluso's Italian Restaurant is a

Active side wants you?

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Active side wants you?

An app called Gig Eagle, powered by artificial intelligence, will be developed to identify talent in the Guard and reserve forces that could be utilized around the Defense Department, an official in the Defense Innovation Unit who is working on the project said. Scott Sumner, technical project manager at DIU's AI/machine learning

Big education changes

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Big education changes

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs faces an Aug. 1 deadline to implement changes to its GI Bill program approved by Congress earlier this year.   Congress in January approved the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, named for former

Gratitude and grief, one COVID survivor’s story

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Gratitude and grief, one COVID survivor’s story

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - When Dena Curtis worked her way through the stations of the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site on a gloriously warm and sunny early spring day in the Pacific Northwest, a mix of emotions was her noticeable passenger. "My husband and I, we talked about the vaccine, about getting

DoorDash expanding on bases

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DoorDash expanding on bases

The Exchange is bringing tastes of home to service members and their families as DoorDash delivery service rolls out to several Army and Air Force installations. AD: Funny prayers for parents delivered to your email for free - SIGN UP HERE The Exchange's DoorDash pilot program launched at Fort Hood this spring while

506th Military Police train to develop new soldiers

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506th Military Police train to develop new soldiers

CAMP MURRAY - For the citizen-soldiers of the 506th Military Police Detachment, this year's annual training was a chance to return to collective unit training and develop new soldiers' skills. "As a large percentage of the formation is comprised of new soldiers, we utilized the first week of annual training to

Spend some time in North Tacoma

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Spend some time in North Tacoma

  With an abundance of parks, waterfront space and restaurants, there is no reason not to spend an abundance of time in North Tacoma.    When it comes to parks in Tacoma some of the best can be found in the North End. Starting with Point Defiance Park. Stretching 760 acres and home

Act of courage

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Act of courage

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - On July 12, 2018, a U.S. Army Air Ambulance (MEDEVAC) helicopter crew had been alerted to an urgent MEDEVAC mission request. The mission was to only take 12 minutes of air travel time from AP Lightning, Afghanistan to the landing zone south of their post. Captain Ben Krzeczowski,

Subletting child care slots

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Subletting child care slots

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) - The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing a mobile app designed to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers this summer. The app, called Kinderspot, helps Department of Defense families on Air Force installations sublet

Two circles of service

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Two circles of service

There are two circles of events which characterize Command Sergeant Major Brian Rikstad's service in the Washington Army National Guard as he nears the end of a 39-year career in uniform. The arc of his service began in the wake of the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. He watched on

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