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Defending against cyber attacks

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Defending against cyber attacks

Breaking News - A recent cyber-attack on a civilian company has resulted in the polluting of a small town's water supply. "The attackers are inside the network of this company," explained Maj. Sameer Puri, Washington Army National Guard, Chief Information Officer, "and they are using ‘cyber injects' to resist our attempts

A master of integration

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A master of integration

1Lt. Brett Cox is a master of integration; he is a generalist as opposed to a specialist; he knows a great deal about a great many disciplines and applies that knowledge is a practical way. "My spectrum of passions ranges from water sports, outdoor hobbies, cars and all things aviation to

How to change your military record

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How to change your military record

The Defense Department wants to make sure its veterans know they can apply to correct inaccuracies or injustices in their military records, including an upgrade in discharge, officials for the DOD's legal policy office said. "Veterans who believe they have suffered an inequity or injustice warranting a correction to their service

Carbs please

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Carbs please

When we're hungry, tired, happy, moody, or excited - carbs are always the answer. And what cuisine has the most carb loaded options? Italian. So, we set out to help others that feel the same way and found the best Italian food in the South Sound.  Macaluso's Italian Restaurant is a

Active side wants you?

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Active side wants you?

An app called Gig Eagle, powered by artificial intelligence, will be developed to identify talent in the Guard and reserve forces that could be utilized around the Defense Department, an official in the Defense Innovation Unit who is working on the project said. Scott Sumner, technical project manager at DIU's AI/machine learning

Big education changes

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Big education changes

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs faces an Aug. 1 deadline to implement changes to its GI Bill program approved by Congress earlier this year.   Congress in January approved the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, named for former

Gratitude and grief, one COVID survivor’s story

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Gratitude and grief, one COVID survivor’s story

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - When Dena Curtis worked her way through the stations of the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site on a gloriously warm and sunny early spring day in the Pacific Northwest, a mix of emotions was her noticeable passenger. "My husband and I, we talked about the vaccine, about getting

DoorDash expanding on bases

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DoorDash expanding on bases

The Exchange is bringing tastes of home to service members and their families as DoorDash delivery service rolls out to several Army and Air Force installations. The Exchange's DoorDash pilot program launched at Fort Hood this spring while seven other installations (Forts Carson, Bragg, Bliss, Gordon, Sill, Lee and Joint Base

506th Military Police train to develop new soldiers

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506th Military Police train to develop new soldiers

CAMP MURRAY - For the citizen-soldiers of the 506th Military Police Detachment, this year's annual training was a chance to return to collective unit training and develop new soldiers' skills. "As a large percentage of the formation is comprised of new soldiers, we utilized the first week of annual training to

Spend some time in North Tacoma

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Spend some time in North Tacoma

  With an abundance of parks, waterfront space and restaurants, there is no reason not to spend an abundance of time in North Tacoma.    When it comes to parks in Tacoma some of the best can be found in the North End. Starting with Point Defiance Park. Stretching 760 acres and home

Act of courage

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Act of courage

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - On July 12, 2018, a U.S. Army Air Ambulance (MEDEVAC) helicopter crew had been alerted to an urgent MEDEVAC mission request. The mission was to only take 12 minutes of air travel time from AP Lightning, Afghanistan to the landing zone south of their post. Captain Ben Krzeczowski,

Subletting child care slots

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Subletting child care slots

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) - The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing a mobile app designed to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers this summer. The app, called Kinderspot, helps Department of Defense families on Air Force installations sublet

Two circles of service

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Two circles of service

There are two circles of events which characterize Command Sergeant Major Brian Rikstad's service in the Washington Army National Guard as he nears the end of a 39-year career in uniform. The arc of his service began in the wake of the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. He watched on

Air Force issues updated list of jobs eligible for retention bonuses

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Air Force issues updated list of jobs eligible for retention bonuses

The Air Force's list of career specialties eligible for the Selective Retention Bonus program has edged up slightly to 39, but the number still remains low by historical standards due to the service's record-high retention levels. In January, the Air Force announced that 37 specialties were eligible for bonuses for the

Madigan and JBLM cross the 100k vaccine dose given mark

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Madigan and JBLM cross the 100k vaccine dose given mark

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - In these times where the terms millions and billions are tossed around on a daily basis, it may be easy to forget just how big a number 100,000 really is. Madigan Army Medical Center and its partners I Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing have

Fighting cyberattacks

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Fighting cyberattacks

In his line of service, Maj. Sameer Puri knows a lot about cybersecurity. He is a Title 32 Active Guard and Reserve member of the Washington Army National Guard. In this role not only does Puri serve as the Director of Information, he is also the team chief for the Defensive

JBLM youth earns top award

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JBLM youth earns top award

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS ?"? Seven military children are winners and two received honorable mentions in the 2021 Young Lives, BIG Stories contest sponsored by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's G9 Child and Youth Services. The art and essay contest is part of the 2021 Month

Summertime entertainment in the park

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Summertime entertainment in the park

Few things beat a beautiful Pacific Northwest summer evening spent at a local park listening to music, watching movies and other entertainment varieties. We're talking a full picnic dinner, blankets, chairs and the whole family out to enjoy the festivities. If you agree and are looking to spend an evening

‘Black Hawk Down’ soldiers to have medals upgraded

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‘Black Hawk Down’ soldiers to have medals upgraded

Sixty American soldiers who fought in the infamous Battle of Mogadishu will receive upgraded awards later this year for their valorous efforts 28 years ago in the brutal running battle through the streets of Somalia's capital, the Army announced. Army Special Operations Command officials will award 58 Silver Stars and two

Cleaning with pride

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Cleaning with pride

Mark Herr said that concentrated effort is an excellent way to achieve one's business goals. "It takes hard work," the Army veteran began. "In war zones and in recruiting, I learned that I had to go out and get what I wanted, even if there were several other people who wanted

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