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AF seeking the best

Military Policy

AF seeking the best

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)— The U.S. Air Force is revolutionizing how it recruits and commissions the next generation of cyber professionals. The Air Force is utilizing the Cyber Direct Commissioning Program to address current manning requirements in the cyber workforce. Leveraging this authority allows the Air Force to

Empowerment 4 Girls is helping local adolescents

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Empowerment 4 Girls is helping local adolescents

Empowerment 4 Girls' mission is to affirm the self-worth of all girls as they work toward their vision of a just world where all youth are confident, resilient, and resourceful. They achieve this by providing girls with the tools, life skills and support network to succeed academically, socially and emotionally

The year of long-range precision fires

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The year of long-range precision fires

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD -  In her keynote address at the 2021 annual meeting and exposition of the Association of the United States Army, Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth predicted that "fiscal year 23 will be the year of long-range precision fires." In February, the 1st Multi-Domain Task Force long-range fires

Get wild at this year’s Kids’ Fest at JBLM

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Get wild at this year’s Kids’ Fest at JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Morale, Welfare and Recreation group is inviting JBLM families to embrace their wild side and join in on the fun at this year's Kids' Fest event set for April 29. Themed "Welcome to the Jungle," the free event will kick off at noon at

A storied approach

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A storied approach

"This happened to me" is a common phrase Liz hears. Elizabeth "Liz" Bruce, a civilian victim advocate for 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade (E-MIB) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), has dedicated her career to supporting victims of sexual assault. She is passionate about helping soldiers who have experienced

Five VA apps that help veterans and their families manage stress

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Five VA apps that help veterans and their families manage stress

Did you know that unmanaged stress can affect your overall well-being? Over time, unchecked stress levels can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, depression, substance use and more. This is why VA incorporates stress management tools into so many of our programs and resources, including our mobile apps. During

78 years later; McChord’s participation in the Doolittle Raid

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78 years later; McChord’s participation in the Doolittle Raid

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - On a Pacific Northwest winter day in early 1942, a U.S. Army Air Force Lieutenant Colonel came to McChord Air Force Base searching for a few good men from the 17th Bombardment Group to join him on a secret mission. The mission would not be easy

Soldiers deployed more than ever

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Soldiers deployed more than ever

There are no major ongoing wars, but soldiers are still away from their homes and families more than ever before, according to a Military.com study published this week. Despite the absence of major conflict, military personnel continue to deploy for various missions, including training exercises, peacekeeping operations, and responding to natural

JBLM Exchange named winner

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JBLM Exchange named winner

The MSM/GM conference kicked off on Monday with the presentation of store awards, including the COO X Award, the Building the Bench Award and the Services Cup. COO X Award The Chief Operating Officer's X Award is presented to one main Exchange in each of the size categories (super, large, medium and

Celebrating military-connected kids

Military Life

Celebrating military-connected kids

At Beachwood, Carter Lake, Idlewild and Meriwether, students and staff sported their brightest purple attire on April 14 to celebrate military-connected students and honor the sacrifices they make as their family members serve our country.

Sergeant Husky

Military Life

Sergeant Husky

Mark Glenn is dedicated to public service. "I am a public servant, and public service to and for others is what I am all about," said the former soldier. The last of nine children, Glenn was born at Madigan Army Medical Center and raised in Spanaway, Washington. "I grew up with a southern

2023 Seahawks Military Hiring and Resource Fair powered by Boeing

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2023 Seahawks Military Hiring and Resource Fair powered by Boeing

The 2023 Seahawks Military Hiring and Resource Fair Powered by Boeing is a one-day, one-stop-shop environment dedicated to our local military community. We will have employers looking to hire for a variety of positions and Veteran Resource and Support organizations including Task Force 12 in attendance. Job Seekers & Employers Can

Operation HOMECOMING: Fifty years later

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Operation HOMECOMING: Fifty years later

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Fifty years ago, the United States signed the Paris Peace Accords effectively ending the U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. The country breathed a sigh of relief and eagerly awaited the return of their men and women in uniform. Throughout 1973, the 62d Military Airlift Wing, alongside other

Explore with the Tacoma Mountaineers

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Explore with the Tacoma Mountaineers

If you're stationed at  Joint Base Lewis-McChord and looking for a way to get involved in the local community, consider joining the Tacoma Mountaineers. The Mountaineers are a nonprofit organization dedicated to outdoor education and conservation, and they offer a wide variety of activities and events for members of all

Your VA home loan on steroids

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Your VA home loan on steroids

You probably know that a VA home loan does not require a down payment, but did you know there is also an FHA program that you can combine with VA to lower other closing costs and  expenses? The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers several programs designed to make homeownership more affordable

More money for military families

Military Policy

More money for military families

The Pentagon recently announced that a new cash benefit will be made available to even more military families this summer. The benefit, which was previously available only to certain groups, will now be expanded to include a broader range of military families. The cash benefit, known as the Family Basic Needs

62d AW returns from AFFORGEN deployment

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62d AW returns from AFFORGEN deployment

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Schnabel, 8th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron first sergeant, is welcomed home from a deployment by a loved one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, April 4, 2023. This deployment was the 62d Airlift Wing's first under the new Air Force Force Generation Model in support of U.S.

MIRC 2023 Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition

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MIRC 2023 Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition

The deep green colors of the evergreen forest framed the running figure headed towards the end point of the land navigation course. Located just beyond the fence line of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) North Fort, this iconic training area once hosted thousands of ROTC cadets each summer as they attended

Separation Health Assessment Part A now required on claims from transitioning service members

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Separation Health Assessment Part A now required on claims from transitioning service members

If you are a transitioning service member applying for VA disability compensation under the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) or the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) program, there are some changes coming that you should know about. Beginning April 1, you are now required to complete and submit the Part

Bringing the thunder

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Bringing the thunder

When people think of mobility forces, lethality is not usually the first word that comes to mind. However, watching as 17 C-17 Globemaster IIIs carrying over a thousand Army paratroopers fly directly over you is a show of mobility forces. This is the lethality of what C-17 crews do, they bring

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