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Group helps families of wounded

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Group helps families of wounded

Brian Dowd, an Army Special Forces veteran, was severely injured when on temporary duty in Germany. Upon receiving news of his injuries, Dowd's wife, Gina, along with their youngest daughter and his parents, traveled to Landstuhl, Germany, to be by his side. The situation was dire. The military flew Brian to

ABU heroes

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ABU heroes

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When the Air Force announced its transition from the Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Camouflage Pattern two years ago, Senior Airman Louis Shackelford pondered what to do with his ABU accessories. Shackelford, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron who also works at the

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TMS AND TRICARE: A Long Overdue Union

The 21st century has seen the rise of anxiety and depression to become some of the more prevalent health concerns across all ages. According to the World Health Organization, depression is a widespread illness faced by about 264 million people of different age groups around the

Deployment budgets

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Deployment budgets

Deployments are never easy on a family. Throw in some financial distress, and things can easily go sideways. But it doesn't have to be so hard, especially when you plan for potential pitfalls in advance, according to two money experts with Harborstone Credit Union, Sarah Ballard and Nicole Elliott. "It's all about

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Eight thousand vaccines on base and counting

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) facilities and programs will remain fundamentally locked down as they've recently been to continue following Washington state's mandatory Phase One decision for the area, Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps and base commander said Monday during his regular Facebook Live townhall. Jensen Gym has allowed family members

Paradise sledding at Mt. Rainier is officially open for the season

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Paradise sledding at Mt. Rainier is officially open for the season

Located 60 miles from Joint Base Lewis McChord the Paradise sledding area at Mt. Rainier is the perfect winter day trip the whole family will enjoy. With sufficient snowfall over the last few weeks the sledding runs at the snowplay area are officially ready to welcome visitors for the season,

Frontlines of COVID and unrest

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Frontlines of COVID and unrest

Security fencing at the Washington state Capitol is being defended by National Guard members as the Legislature reconvened in Olympia Monday, just one more example since last spring how reservists in our state have been called to the frontlines of one emergency after another. Guard personnel have worked food banks, summer

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8,000 vaccines on base and counting

  Joint Base Lewis-McChord facilities and programs will remain fundamentally locked down as they've recently been to continue following Washington State’s mandatory Phase One decision for the area, Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps and base commander said Monday during his regular Facebook Live townhall.   AD: TMS HELP FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. 

Plan a staycation in Olympia

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Plan a staycation in Olympia

Curb cabin fever this winter by planning a staycation in the Olympia region. With plenty of food and drink establishments, shopping, art galleries and lodging it's the perfect vacation right in your own backyard.  When it comes to shopping, the Olympia area has it all. For those looking to grab a

1st SFG soldier is first

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1st SFG soldier is first

Wearing Royal Thai Army (RTA) fatigues and black leather boots, a U.S. Army Green Beret wades waist deep through a swamp carrying a heavy rucksack and an old-fashioned Mannlicher M1888 bolt-action rifle. With soaked feet and pain spreading through tired muscles, there are still miles left to trudge. The night prior,

Tell them about you

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Tell them about you

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution is collecting stories from 2020, and historians want service members and their families to share theirs. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is urging Americans to share photos, videos and written stories of 2020 - a historic year that the institution assumes will be of

Time to apply

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Time to apply

FORT LEE, Va. - The Scholarships for Military Children Program for academic year 2021-2022 began accepting applications Dec. 14, 2020, and all applications are due by Feb. 17. The program, now entering its 21st year, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the

A first for pilot

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A first for pilot

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - He flew the first GPS III to be on SpaceX and sent into orbit. He conducted medical evacuations in the Middle East. But, in 2020, supporting the Denton Amendment program was a first for him.   Air Force Capt. Jasdeep Saran, an aircraft commander on the mission

Army to update hairstyle, grooming standards

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Army to update hairstyle, grooming standards

WASHINGTON - Soldiers will find out in January what hairstyle and grooming changes the Army has approved from a review panel's recommendations, according to the service. "The Army routinely examines our policies to ensure they meet the needs of the force. This is another way we are working to improve the

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Kinky boots

I’m overflowing with excitement right now because tonight I’ll have a chance to meet and party with one of my all-time heroes, and if you don’t know this guy, please allow me to introduce you: John Fluevog. Fluevog is a shoe designer from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has an amazing cult

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Marcia's Silver Spoon Café

Sometimes people consider me the ultimate Tacoma insider when it comes to nightlife, but one of the secrets to my success is simple. Sure, I’ve developed lasting relationships with so many of the wonderful restaurant and bar owners in this region because I really admire what they do, and I genuinely

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Big shoes to fill

He goes by many names. Mesopotamians called him Enkidu. Tibetans call him Yeti. The Chinese call him Yeren. Australians call him Yowie, the Welch call him Brenin Llwyd or the Grey King. Scottish people refer to him as the Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, aka Am Fear Liath Mòr, and

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Felt good

Faith Hagenhofer is among the more inventive artists working in the South Sound region. I especially appreciate the many ways in which she takes advantage of and, in some cases, works against the natural properties of her chosen media — felt, mostly felt; woven, matted, soft and furry felt. I was

New COVID updates for JBLM

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New COVID updates for JBLM

Vaccine updates were the top subject discussed Tuesday by officials at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) during a scheduled monthly Sound Summit broadcast. Other topics included visitor policies at Madigan, updates on the laundromat, CFC totals, gyms and more. Col. Scott Roofe, Madigan commander, said phase two vaccines should commence in

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New COVID updates for JBLM

  Vaccine updates were the top subject discussed Tuesday by officials at Joint Base Lewis McChord during a scheduled monthly Sound Summit broadcast.  Other topics included visitor policies at Madigan, updates on the laundromat, CFC totals, gyms and more.   AD: Watch this right now - using your military benefits in 2022 for

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