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Soldier of the Quarter, soldier of the future

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Soldier of the Quarter, soldier of the future

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - "Life is a competition, not with others, but with ourselves. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair a mistake; each day to surpass ourselves." - David B. Haight.

Unleashing creativity at JBLM Arts and Crafts Center

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Unleashing creativity at JBLM Arts and Crafts Center

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Within the vibrant walls of Joint Base-Lewis McChord's Arts and Craft Center, the Alcohol Ink Arts class has emerged as a dynamic hub for artistic expression. Led by Alicia Butler, the Arts and Crafts Center Business Manager, and attended by participants like Genevieve Shelby, the

No Barriers USA seeks veterans with disabilities for its 2024 Warriors programs

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No Barriers USA seeks veterans with disabilities for its 2024 Warriors programs

No Barriers USA, which provides programs for veterans with visible and invisible disabilities, is excited to launch its 2024 season with the opening of applications for its No Barriers Warriors program. The application period opened on Jan. 9. In 2024, No Barriers Warriors will have several programs for veterans with disabilities:

Help is one request away

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Help is one request away

Last year, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness signed policy implementing within the Defense Department and across the military services the requirements laid out under the Brandon Act.?  Within the DOD and military services, the Brandon Act allows service members to request a mental health evaluation just by making

Five ways ACU supports military families

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Five ways ACU supports military families

America's Credit Union is steadfastly focused on supporting military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and beyond. Our local dedication to providing you with the best financial services and resources will never falter no matter where your military assignment takes you. Once a member of ACU, always a member of ACU.

Voting for CPSD’s students

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Voting for CPSD’s students

The Clover Park School District exists to create promising futures by providing educational programs in order to prepare its students for the careers of tomorrow. Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts six CPSD schools: Beachwood Elementary, Carter Lake Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Hillside Elementary, Meriwether Elementary and Rainier Elementary. While the district receives state

Winter fun at Snoqualmie Pass

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Winter fun at Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass, located about 80 miles from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is the perfect winter playground for the entire family. The Snoqualmie Pass summit consists of four ski areas which provide plenty of opportunities for skiing and snowboarding - 1,994 skiable acres to be exact. But if you're looking beyond those typical

The Army’s first Long Range Fires Battalion activates second MRC battery

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The Army’s first Long Range Fires Battalion activates second MRC battery

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, WA - The 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, the Army's first Long Range Fires Battalion (LRFB), conducted a ceremony on Jan. 11, 2024, at the base to activate the second Mid-Range Capability (MRC) battery in support of Multi-Domain Operations. "The activation of Delta Battery, 5-3 FA expands

341st Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist) Human Intelligence Collector (HUMINT) training

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341st Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist) Human Intelligence Collector (HUMINT) training

Standing in a wooded area, Sgt. Isaiah Quinby is gathering information from a displaced individual who fled their home after being forcefully removed. It's important he gather as much information as possible from his line of questions to help paint an accurate picture of what is going on. As Quinby finishes

The totals are in!

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The totals are in!

Thanks to the incredible support from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community and our neighboring communities, Santa's Castle - Washington was able to provide over $520,000 worth of Christmas presents to JBLM families in need this year. That number equates to 2,822 children and 1,300 families who benefited from your

Renew your USID cards online

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Renew your USID cards online

As part of an expansion of a Defense Department pilot program that kicked off in February 2023, most Uniformed Services Identification, or USID, card holders can now renew their cards online and receive them in the mail, instead of having to schedule an appointment at an ID card office.?  Before this

Improving veterans’ financial health

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Improving veterans’ financial health

The Veterans Benefits Banking Program provides veterans with a safe, reliable and inexpensive way to receive and manage their VA monetary benefits. Now the program has added a new component with the integration of a newly redesigned VetCents, which helps veterans gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of

Steakhouses in the South Sound

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Steakhouses in the South Sound

Winter always feels like the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and cozy inside a local steakhouse for a hearty meal. Luckily, in the south sound there are quite a few steakhouses right at our fingertips. Reservations are always recommended to ensure you have a spot as these places can

DuPont film screening: ‘Buffalo Soldiers, Fighting on Two Fronts’

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DuPont film screening: ‘Buffalo Soldiers, Fighting on Two Fronts’

Golf Course (1529 Mounts Rd. SW, DuPont) on Sunday, Feb. 4. The film, at 4 p.m., will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Dru Holley and representatives from Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle. "In 1866, six all-Black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. They

DoD approves pet expenses reimbursement due to PCS

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DoD approves pet expenses reimbursement due to PCS

WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense has approved a new policy to cover pet travel expenses, like pet transportation or quarantine fees, incurred by service members during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). As of Jan. 1, 2024, military service members going through a PCS within the continental United States can

Airmen wanted for Ranger School

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Airmen wanted for Ranger School

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) - It's been called "a laboratory of human endurance," testing the physical, mental and spiritual grit of the officer and enlisted leaders who undertake it. It's the Army Ranger School and the Department of the Air Force is looking for airmen and guardians who

Scholarships for military children opens applications for 2024-2025 academic year

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Scholarships for military children opens applications for 2024-2025 academic year

You may already be familiar with the commissary benefit, but did you know that your commissary works with its industry partners and community groups to support the military community in other ways, too? One example is our partnership with the Fisher House Foundation in support of the Scholarships for Military

Exploring the South Sound: Rainy day activities for every taste

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Exploring the South Sound: Rainy day activities for every taste

When the clouds gather and raindrops patter against the windows, residents and visitors of the South Sound know it's time to adapt their plans. But fear not! Despite the drizzle, this region is brimming with indoor activities that promise to make your rainy day an unforgettable experience. Museums galore The South

TRICARE 2023 Year in Review

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TRICARE 2023 Year in Review

2023 was a big year for TRICARE. Digital tools, demonstrations, and a strong TRICARE Open Season were just a few of the major stories. The Defense Health Agency delivers TRICARE, the military's health benefit. It provides coverage to approximately 9.6 million uniformed service members, retirees, and their families. There's an app for

Together We Served

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Together We Served

Since its launch 20 years ago, Togetherweserved.com (TWS) - the leading online community of U.S. veterans - has provided its 2.3 million members the special opportunity to not only reconnect with the people they served with but to also preserve a detailed record of their military service, including unlimited photographs.

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