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Bluebirds mean spring has arrived on JBLM

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Bluebirds mean spring has arrived on JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When bird watching on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the beautiful Western Bluebird can be found in parks and across the South Sound prairie landscape. This able-bodied flyer is a calm bird and can be seen in open spaces. Easily identified, this small to medium-sized songbird relies on the

How Armed Forces license plates funds continue to help veterans

Veterans

How Armed Forces license plates funds continue to help veterans

The Washington Department of Licensing issues Armed Forces license plates to eligible veterans, military and family members interested in showing off their military pride and supporting a noble cause at the same time. The special license plates may be used in place of regular or personalized license plates for motor vehicles,

JBLM soldier to attend West Point

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JBLM soldier to attend West Point

PFC Gerald Burke values and respects the meaning of the word resilience. "My grandfather taught me the value of resilience," began the intelligence analyst assigned to 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, part of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. That lesson learned has led to Burke's earning an appointment to

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may hold key to treating PTSD

Health

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may hold key to treating PTSD

In a just released study, Israeli researchers say that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms can be reduced through the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). "We've started in this research to treat PTSD in a way that seeks to have an effect on the actual physical changes in the brain," said

A thank you to the Washington National Guard

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A thank you to the Washington National Guard

Members of the Washington National Guard are spending two weeks helping residents and staff at the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard, Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, and Spokane Veterans Home. Always Ready and Always There! As our State Veterans Homes, state hospitals and nursing care facilities struggle with staffing, while

It’s seafood boil time

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It’s seafood boil time

If you've ever had a craving for a boiling pot of seafood with corn and potatoes - we dedicate this article to you. We've rounded up the best places in Tacoma to indulge in a Cajun seafood boil. First on the list is Dragon Crawfish located on South 38th Street in

Air Force announces officer performance report static closeout dates, beginning October 2022

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Air Force announces officer performance report static closeout dates, beginning October 2022

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -  The Air Force is taking another major step in a series of transformations within its officer evaluation system with the implementation of officer performance report (OPR) static closeout dates (SCODs) for officers in the grades of O-1 to O-6. "As we continue to fully execute?Action Order A (Airmen),

You can help recognize Washington as a Purple Heart State

Veterans

You can help recognize Washington as a Purple Heart State

You can help recognize Washington as a Purple Heart State - Donate today! All individuals and organizations are invited to donate to thank and honor veterans who were killed or wounded and received a Purple Heart in service to their country. Donations in any amount are welcome and every donation counts!

'Winning Time' is big fun

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'Winning Time' is big fun

It was Showtime, folks. The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s were the most glamorous organization in the history of American sports, from the immensely talented lineups led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Earvin "Magic" Johnson that produced five NBA titles to the Hollywood stars in the stands (Hello, Jack!) to the

McChord Air Museum reopens

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McChord Air Museum reopens

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD -  The McChord Air Museum reopened its doors after being closed for almost two years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Feb. 22, 2022. The museum gives visitors opportunities to learn about McChord Field's significant history. "It's important for us to tell McChord's history," said Shon Zawada, McChord Air Museum curator.

JBLM chef heads to national competition

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JBLM chef heads to national competition

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - After COVID-19 cancelled the annual competition last year, military chefs from all over the world are preparing to compete at this year's Joint Culinary Training Exercise at Fort Lee, Virginia. One chef in particular is Air Force Staff Sgt. Charles Camantigue, 627th Force Support Squadron, at Joint

Madigan doctor awarded the William Gorgas Preventive Medicine Award

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Madigan doctor awarded the William Gorgas Preventive Medicine Award

Army Col. (Dr.) Paul M. Faestel, Director, Public Health/General Preventive Medicine Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was recently awarded the 2021-2022 AMSUS William Gorgas Preventive Medicine Award. The AMSUS virtual annual meeting took place Feb. 22-25. This year's theme was "Healthcare Transformation Starts with Medical Education and

Furniture rental revolutionized

Military Life

Furniture rental revolutionized

Oliver Space says that it has built a better way to buy furniture. Founded in 2019 by Chan Park, former Head of Expansion and General Manager of Uber Asia, Oliver Space works to remove the hassles surrounding furniture and furnishing selections, letting customers make better use of their time. Park came up

Washington State Patriotic Day: Celebrating patriotism and honoring the military

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Washington State Patriotic Day: Celebrating patriotism and honoring the military

"Washington State Patriotic Day is a celebration to honor all the Washington veterans and first responders for the patriotism they demonstrate on a daily basis," said Keith Warren, Major USAF (Ret) Chairman, Executive Planning Committee, Washington State Patriotic Day. "It also allows all participants and spectators to reaffirm their patriotism to our

'The Batman'

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'The Batman'

We're calling The Batman a superhero movie because it's another telling of the tale of one of the most iconic comic-book characters in American history - but in terms of tone and scope and storyline, Matt Reeves' reboot of the ever-fruitful franchise is more of a film noir than a

Lakewood’s new mayor has connection to JBLM

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Lakewood’s new mayor has connection to JBLM

In an article entitled "Lakewood Mayor Jason Whalen on Ukraine," which appeared in the Suburban Times on Feb. 25, he wrote the following: Lakewood is a military community, home to generations of active and retired military members and their families. Lakewood is also a global community, home to expatriates of Ukraine

JBLM’s top spouse

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JBLM’s top spouse

Sonia Garza's love of service began while a student at Sam Houston State University. "The school's motto is ‘The measure of a life is its service,'" she explained, "and it is that founding principal that has guided my decision to serve in capacities that serve my greater community." Her belief that

Explore Capitol Forest

Explore

Explore Capitol Forest

There are few things better than taking a hike. The crisp, clean air, stunning vistas, the solitude and the plentitude of the natural world. There's a lot to appreciate, and it's even better when you can do it with your best friend, of the four-legged kind. Capitol Forest, a working

JBLM SRU drives soldiers to push themselves with competition scoreboard

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JBLM SRU drives soldiers to push themselves with competition scoreboard

ARLINGTON, Va. - No matter how far along someone gets in life, they can always reach for new goals. Task Force Phoenix at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU) in Tacoma, created a new scoreboard that is helping spur competition among soldiers and boost interest for the upcoming

Madigan surgeon honored as AMSUS Rising Star Award recipient

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Madigan surgeon honored as AMSUS Rising Star Award recipient

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Dr. (Maj.) Jason R. Bingham, chief of general surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center here, was recently selected to receive the 2021-2022 Rising Star Award from the Society of Federal Health Professionals, known as AMSUS. Bingham joins a select group of Army Medical Corps officers who will

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