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JBLM SRU drives soldiers to push themselves with competition scoreboard

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JBLM SRU drives soldiers to push themselves with competition scoreboard

ARLINGTON, Va. - No matter how far along someone gets in life, they can always reach for new goals. Task Force Phoenix at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU) in Tacoma, created a new scoreboard that is helping spur competition among soldiers and boost interest for the upcoming

Madigan surgeon honored as AMSUS Rising Star Award recipient

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Madigan surgeon honored as AMSUS Rising Star Award recipient

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Dr. (Maj.) Jason R. Bingham, chief of general surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center here, was recently selected to receive the 2021-2022 Rising Star Award from the Society of Federal Health Professionals, known as AMSUS. Bingham joins a select group of Army Medical Corps officers who will

‘Candy Bomber’ passes away at 101

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‘Candy Bomber’ passes away at 101

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, also known as the "Candy Bomber," passed away Feb. 16. He was 101 years old. Starting his career in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, Halvorsen served as a pilot until his retirement in 1974, after accumulating more than 8,000 flying hours

Every second counts

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Every second counts

HOHENFELS, Germany - Soldiers with the 547th Medical Company (Area Support), 62nd Medical Brigade, reacted to a mock accident during a mass casualty training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 17, 2022. The readiness building event required medical soldiers to evaluate injuries at the accident site, triage

'Dog' has heart

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'Dog' has heart

From the ridiculously simple title to the elevator-pitch premise of Channing Tatum as a broken-down former Army Ranger who has to deliver a troublemaking retired military dog to the memorial service for the dog's human partner, we know exactly where Dog is going to take us; it's as predictable as

Meet JBLM's #1

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Meet JBLM's #1

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - If you've had the opportunity to hear him speak, then you know what passion Lt. Gen. Xavier Brunson, commanding general of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has for the Army. That passion didn't just come out of nowhere. Brunson, the eldest son of three, grew up watching his dad, Albert Brunson, a retired U.S.

One-woman play is significant and commanding

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One-woman play is significant and commanding

GROUNDED is about coming down from the blue sky and into a drone's grey image on a computer screen. It is characterized by powerful and questioning dialogue from a chair on a stage that narrates a war that is very recent. A compelling one-woman presentation written by George Brant and produced

America’s Airlift Wing wins AMC 2022 Verne Orr Award

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America’s Airlift Wing wins AMC 2022 Verne Orr Award

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The 62nd Airlift Wing was recently selected as Air Mobility Command's nomination for the 2022 Air Force Association Verne Orr Award. The AFA established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented accomplishments and achievements by units that made

‘Thunderbolts’ honor ‘The Four Chaplains’

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‘Thunderbolts’ honor ‘The Four Chaplains’

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - "Thunderbolt" soldiers with the 17th Field Artillery Brigade came together for a physical training session at Cowan Stadium on Feb. 3, to honor the spirited lives and service of "The Four Chaplains" on the 79th anniversary of their ultimate sacrifice. "Medal of Honor physical training is something

A win-win

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A win-win

The Olympia Armory is part of a long history of the Washington Army National Guard's presence in Olympia, as well as being a central part of the city's cultural history. Built in the late 1930s on the site of the Washington School, and recently listed on the Olympia Heritage Register, will

Plan a trip to the Hale Koa on Oahu

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Plan a trip to the Hale Koa on Oahu

Mid-February in Washington is probably about the time you're silently screaming, "I need some sunshine" or "Why didn't we plan a trip to Hawaii?" We get it. Don't make the same mistake next year, plan a trip to Hawaii now.  When planning your trip, look no further than the island of

7ID connecting past, present, to shape the future

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7ID connecting past, present, to shape the future

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Leadership, knowledge, and lessons learned are all apparatuses that tend to transcend the test of time. Within the 7th Infantry Division, leadership garnered throughout its history leads to bolstering the knowledge of those that would follow. Coupled with the lessons learned from successes and failures make

Uncharted is lost

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Uncharted is lost

After nearly a decade and a half in Development Purgatory, the movie adaptation of the popular video game franchise Uncharted finally hits big screens - and you'd think that somewhere along that 14-year timeline, they would have remembered to put an actual movie inside the movie. You know how they say

Pristine Mental Health looks to help service members and veterans

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Pristine Mental Health looks to help service members and veterans

In providing mental health services, Olympia TMS has rebranded to Pristine Mental Health in order to strengthen connections with patients and their families. The founder of Pristine Mental Health is Dr. David Penner, MD, a Harvard-trained, dual board-certified psychiatrist.  Realizing the future of psychiatry had begun to shift toward the use

Report: Some military families going

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Report: Some military families going

Representative Marilyn Strickland (D-WA) co-led and secured language for the Military Family Hunger Prevention Act of 2021 to help service members and their families make ends meet. Begging the question, how many military personnel need help? "Congress and the Department of Defense need to show that we value service members and

Cold Steel leaders learn new methods to help workflow

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Cold Steel leaders learn new methods to help workflow

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - In the military, a vital skill of being a successful leader while improving the organization in which you are employed is having the ability to consistently evaluate processes and determine more efficient means of accomplishing requirements in a more effective way. With this goal in mind, 19

Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician selected for command sergeant major

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Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician selected for command sergeant major

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland - A Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician was selected for the U.S. Army command sergeant major program. Sgt. Maj. Stephen P. Cunningham will become the senior enlisted leader for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord-headquartered 3rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), which commands six Army EOD companies stationed in Washington state,

I Corps commander plays kickball and talks resiliency

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I Corps commander plays kickball and talks resiliency

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and Lt. Gen. Xavier Brunson, commander of America's First Corps, played a friendly kickball tournament on Feb. 4 at Lewis North Athletic Complex. The event was organized by the Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, Capt. Grant Hendrix and

USO-NW adapts to COVID challenges

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USO-NW adapts to COVID challenges

Since 1941 the United Service Organizations (USO) Northwest has supported the area's service members and their families while adapting to meet their needs. The USO Northwest - which celebrated its 81st birthday on Feb. 4 - is present throughout the states of Washington and Oregon. With approximately 300 volunteers, the organization

Where to find local antique gems

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Where to find local antique gems

We know the thrill of hunting and searching for the perfect antique can be a lot of fun. Especially when you see it and instantly know the perfect spot in your house for the piece - bingo! We've compiled a list of all the antique shops to explore locally.  Sanford and

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