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VA mental health apps can support veterans with PTSD

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VA mental health apps can support veterans with PTSD

Veterans and service members experience PTSD at higher rates than the general population. But many veterans are unaware of the resources available to them. Or they're hesitant to seek treatment. VA provides mental health services for PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and more. VA's TeleMental Health program remotely connects veterans with

There’s a lot boiling below those mounds of Thatching Ants

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There’s a lot boiling below those mounds of Thatching Ants

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Have you ever wondered about those massive mounds writhing with ants scattered across the grounds of Joint Base Lewis-McChord? Surprisingly, those mounds of ants provide a valuable service to the areas they occupy. Thatching Ants build their impressive mounds out of decaying materials on the forest floor,

Visit the remodeled USO Camp Lewis Center

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Visit the remodeled USO Camp Lewis Center

Since 1941 the United Service Organizations (USO) Northwest has supported the area's service members and their families while adapting to meet their needs. "Today's USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families," said Don Leingang, Executive Director of USO Northwest in a recent

DAF selects JetZero to develop blended wing body aircraft prototype

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DAF selects JetZero to develop blended wing body aircraft prototype

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force selected JetZero for the next phase of a blended wing body prototype aircraft project Aug. 16. The effort aims to mature BWB technology and demonstrate its capabilities, giving the department and commercial industry more options for future air platforms. With

Stay on top of TRICARE prescriptions with Express Scripts App

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Stay on top of TRICARE prescriptions with Express Scripts App

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Do you need help managing your prescriptions? Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, has a free, easy-to-use app that can help. The Express Scripts Pharmacy mobile app is a secure way to stay on top of taking your medication. "The mobile app is a great tool for learning about

Big changes to PCS

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Big changes to PCS

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - This Permanent Change of Station season is shaping up to be a pivotal moment in the realm of relocations. Additionally, other changes are underway to enhance future moves and the overall experience for military personnel and their families. One is a revision that gives more money

FREE meals for all CPSD students for 2023-24 school year

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FREE meals for all CPSD students for 2023-24 school year

Clover Park School District has received approval to provide free meals to all students for the 2023-24 school year - this includes breakfast and lunch. Families do not need to complete a Free/Reduced School Meal Application this school year for eligibility.   "We are pleased to receive approval for all of our CPSD schools to participate

JBLM successfully fires Tomahawk missiles from prototype

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JBLM successfully fires Tomahawk missiles from prototype

WASHINGTON - The Army took its next step in bolstering its top modernization priority with a successful launch of the Tomahawk missile from its mid-range capability prototype system on June 27, showcasing the potential of its newest, ground-based missile launcher. Soldiers from the 1st Domain Task Force at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,

New ALS medication offers hope

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New ALS medication offers hope

A Marine Corps veteran got an infusion of hope this week when he became the second patient in Texas - and the first veteran in the country - to receive a groundbreaking drug aimed at slowing the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  The new ALS medication, Qalsody, was approved by

I Corps HHBN welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

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I Corps HHBN welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Delon Trolii, the incoming Command Sergeant Major of I Corps' Headquarters Battalion, salutes his soldiers for the first time during an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony at Carey Theater, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Aug. 10, 2023. I Corps is responsible for the management of daily activities for

All vets to get Mediflix

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All vets to get Mediflix

In line with VA's strategic goal of effective communication with customers and partners, VA has partnered with Mediflix, which hosts a vast selection of educational content and technology to improve health care for veterans. Through this partnership, all veterans will gain access to Mediflix's digital platform and video channels which provide

Pioneering study links testicular cancer among military personnel to ‘forever chemicals’

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Pioneering study links testicular cancer among military personnel to ‘forever chemicals’

In a groundbreaking investigation that promises to reshape our understanding of testicular cancer, a pioneering study has uncovered a deeply concerning link between military personnel and exposure to persistent environmental contaminants, commonly referred to as "forever chemicals," according to a story from KFF Health News. Led by a multidisciplinary team of

728 airmen retrieve history

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728 airmen retrieve history

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - "I had picked up my mic to say we're going to have to get out of here, and the ship exploded. I don't know, to this day, if that bomb exploded, flak hit us or what ... the next thing I knew I was floating around

First Sergeants host 2nd annual Dash for Danielle Memorial Run-A-Thon

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First Sergeants host 2nd annual Dash for Danielle Memorial Run-A-Thon

U.S. Air Force Col. Sergio Anaya, left, 62d Airlift Wing commander, and Col. David Morales, 62d AW deputy commander, run during the Dash for Danielle Memorial Run-A-Thon at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Aug. 11, 2023. Proceeds from the Dash for Danielle Memorial Run-A-Thon will go to supporting military and community functions

Historical assignment at JBLM

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Historical assignment at JBLM

The Army announced last week that Major General Michelle A. Schmidt will take the helm of the 7th Infantry Division headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she will become the nation's first woman to lead an Army active-duty maneuver division. Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager became the first

Western Air Defense Sector controllers participate in RAZOR TALON 23-1

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Western Air Defense Sector controllers participate in RAZOR TALON 23-1

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Western Air Defense Sector's 225th Air Defense Squadron successfully launched a new Battle Management Team construct here July 24-28, 2023, as part of Exercise RAZOR TALON 23-1. WADS showcased the agile combat employment (ACE) drill which incorporated a focus on executing operations involving local airports coordinating

Woman in STEM

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Woman in STEM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD -  In 1983, the year of Super Mario Bros. debut and the release of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, and the first American woman making history by traveling to space; in Spencer, Iowa, Pamela Best, made the honorable decision to join the United States Air

Madigan’s command changes hands

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Madigan’s command changes hands

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord — The march of time in a hospital can blend the days together, a rush of tasks and activities repeated and intertwined. But the Army is expert at marking the years with ceremony. Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., bid

FREE Salute to Military, Back to School bash!

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FREE Salute to Military, Back to School bash!

As summer draws to a close and the back-to-school season approaches, The Ranger and Northwest Airlifter newspapers are partnering with Capital Mall in Olympia to throw a big Salute to Military, Back to School Bash! Happening  this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., the day will be all about honoring

Troops can use flex spending for child care

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Troops can use flex spending for child care

In coordination with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Department of Defense has expanded eligibility for a benefit that will provide military families with another financial option for reducing the burden of the cost of dependent care, ultimately bolstering military readiness. The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, or

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