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Ghosts ready to fight

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Ghosts ready to fight

If the end state of armed conflict is winning, it is best to be unfair about it. "Our brigade has got to be ready to go to war and fight to win - this is what we train for," commented Col. Kwenton Kuhlman, commander, 1st Brigade, 2nd Stryker Combat Team, 7th

Join us for a FREE  Salute to Military - Halloween Villain Party

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Join us for a FREE Salute to Military - Halloween Villain Party

Join us for a FREE Salute to Military - Disney Villain Halloween Party, presented by Northwest Military. This day will be all about honoring military families and their sacrifice while having a spooktacular time. The party will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 at McMillin Farms in Puyallup from 11 a.m.

Army to publish new blue book in 2024

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Army to publish new blue book in 2024

WASHINGTON - The Army will build a new blue book and blue book app to reinforce standards and discipline across the service, the Army's top enlisted leader said. The Army Software Factory in Austin, Texas leads the initiative, scheduled to release by October 2024. The app will contain the non-commissioned officer and

Free breakfast to learn more about VA loans & Homes for Heroes

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Free breakfast to learn more about VA loans & Homes for Heroes

For many veterans and active-duty service members, the dream of homeownership can become a reality through a unique and valuable financial tool - the VA loan. But, that special loan program becomes even more important when combined with the benefits of Homes for Heroes. In fact, military members, past and

Using your military service number for benefits and services

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Using your military service number for benefits and services

Your military service number is more than just a unique identifier; it's a gateway to a range of benefits and services designed to assist you during and after your time in service. From healthcare and educational opportunities to home loans and financial services, understanding how to use this number effectively

Using SCRA benefits to reduce debt

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Using SCRA benefits to reduce debt

Managing debt can be an overwhelming task, especially for those in active military service who face unique challenges such as deployment and frequent relocations. This is where the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) steps in, offering various financial protections designed to ease the burden. From interest rate reductions to

ACU Foundation changes lives

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ACU Foundation changes lives

In the ever-changing landscape of nonprofit organizations, the ACU Foundation shines as a beacon of hope and support for the local community. Established in 2019 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the ACU Foundation is guided by a steadfast mission: to enhance the lives of military members, South Sound residents, and

Western Air Defense Sector gets new training facility

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Western Air Defense Sector gets new training facility

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Mission Training Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 5. The Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, Royal Canadian Air Force Maj. Gen. Sean Boyle, and the Washington Air National Guard commander, Brig. Gen.

I Corps CO chats Operation Pathways

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I Corps CO chats Operation Pathways

WASHINGTON - The Indo-Pacific's most senior U.S. Army commanders for operations, medical, and sustainment capabilities shared the importance of Operation Pathways during a Warrior's Corner on Oct. 9, 2023 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Operation Pathways is U.S. Army Pacific's operational approach to campaigning across the priority

OSI takes aim at laser pointers, aircraft safety

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OSI takes aim at laser pointers, aircraft safety

As the Office of Special Investigations safeguards the Department of the Air Force, they are confronting a surge in incidents involving laser pointers, which pose significant threats to Air Force aircraft, especially at night.  These seemingly harmless beams, often used for classroom presentations or amusing a house cat, can also disrupt

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New app to review your barracks & dining hall

In response to widespread criticism and grievances regarding military barracks, cafeterias, and dormitories, a former Army reservist, Robert Evans, has launched a new mobile app aiming to enhance transparency for service members to review their living conditions on base. The app, named "Hots&Cots," is currently available on Apple devices and allows

Are you eligible?

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Are you eligible?

Did you know some veterans and their family members have access to VA-covered care through several special programs such as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA)? More than 700,000 beneficiaries (spouses and children) are eligible to receive specific types of care and services through four family member-focused VA

Exposure record supports veterans health by tracking exposure events

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Exposure record supports veterans health by tracking exposure events

To enhance exposure-related care for service members, veterans and other beneficiaries, the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs created the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record (ILER) in 2019. ILER is a new information technology system that aggregates occupational, deployment, and assignments information with known exposures for specific jobs and specific

Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week is here

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Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week is here

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back and more delicious than ever. Tacoma's top restaurants join us this fall - Oct. 15-19 and Oct. 22-26 - for two delicious weeks of dining. The traditional two- or three-course lunch and three-course dinner remains the same, with the varying price points introduced during the last few

Auburn’s 58th annual Veterans Parade

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Auburn’s 58th annual Veterans Parade

Since 1965, the City of Auburn has honored our veterans with a parade Veterans Day weekend. Plan to join in this year's event to pay tribute, thank and honor veterans and active military members on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Auburn. If you've never

DAF to review discharges of veterans with mental health conditions & experiences of sexual trauma

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DAF to review discharges of veterans with mental health conditions & experiences of sexual trauma

NEW HAVEN, CT - The Department of the Air Force (DAF) has agreed to review the discharges of thousands of veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder ("PTSD"), Traumatic Brain Injury ("TBI"), or other mental health conditions, or who experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. The DAF will also implement administrative

62d OSS ATC projects power around the globe

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62d OSS ATC projects power around the globe

JOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD - More than 18,000 flights happen here at McChord Field every year. Fog, snow, rain or shine, C-17 Globemaster IIIs are taking to the skies to fulfill the rapid global mobility mission set that America's Airlift Wing upholds. A huge part of this is thanks to

300 barracks in bad shape

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300 barracks in bad shape

Recent reports in the private media have detailed conditions in the barracks which house single service members. Included in those reports are revelations of exposed raw sewage, extensive mold and other non-functioning systems such as HVAC and fire detection. On Capitol Hill last week leaders of the military services responsible for

Recognition at last

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Recognition at last

It took over three quarters of a century for Harvey Drahos, a World War II Army veteran, to receive his Purple Heart for wounds he suffered during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. "It's unbelievable, just unbelievable," the century old former corporal said before the beginning of a celebration attended by

Explore Washington state cranberries

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Explore Washington state cranberries

When you think of Washington state agriculture, we would guess that cranberries probably are not the first thing that pop up in your mind. You probably think of apple's first and foremost. And while there is definitely an abundance of apple varieties, there is also an abundance of cranberries. So

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