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Taking decisions from commanders

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Taking decisions from commanders

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has for the first time thrown his support behind removing decision-making from military commanders over prosecution in cases of sexual assault. In a statement issued June 22, Austin said the Pentagon would work with Congress to amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice by removing the prosecution

From spouse to officer

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From spouse to officer

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Military spouses are a distinct type of spouse as they pay the price for freedom too. From holding down the fort between temporary duty assignments and deployments to packing up a house and moving every few years, spouses are the constant that service members need. For nearly

In her sister's footsteps

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In her sister's footsteps

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Of all the army units Cadet Amelia Blackwell could have spent her Cadet Training Leadership Training (CTLT) attached to, it was her older sister's unit, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, that provided her first snapshot into the U.S. Army. Her older sister, 2nd Lt. Grace Andrews

The 411 on TMS

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The 411 on TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive method of brain stimulation therapy that uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells. Primarily used to treat depression, TMS has helped individuals who do not respond to antidepressant medication and psychotherapy. In 2008 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TMS for this

Sound investment

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Sound investment

It sounds too good to be true, but all accounts indicate that the recently-announced Sound Community Initiatives fund will play a brilliant role in revitalizing poor neighborhoods in Tacoma and beyond. Organized by members of the Martin Luther King Housing Development Association and local mogul Larry Kopp, the SCI fund

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Shopping for sex day

What I blew my paycheck on this week. Lover’s Package Plain and simple, I think Valentine’s Day blows. It’s just another holiday pushed by the greeting card companies, the chocolate factories, florists and every restaurant around (does anyone really need an excuse to go out to eat?) via every media outlet known

To care is to lead

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To care is to lead

TSgt Chankrisna Chim personifies the four- letter word care. "I have had subordinates in the past come to me regarding their personal struggles" the Non-commissioned Officer-in-Charge of the 62nd Airlift Wing's McChord Clinic, began his email. As the clinic's NCOIC, he oversees daily operations related to deployment medicine and occupational health care. "I

New domestic terrorism strategy

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New domestic terrorism strategy

WASHINGTON - The new National Strategy to Combat Domestic Terrorism calls for ramping up the screening processes for military recruits and implementing training for troops leaving the services to ensure they are not lured into domestic terrorist organizations seeking new members. "This strategy is narrowly tailored to focus specifically on addressing

Rooting balsam on the joint base

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Rooting balsam on the joint base

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - Joint Base Lewis-McChord is home to one of the rarest ecosystems in the country, the South Sound prairie. These landscapes were created by retreating glaciers 15,000 years ago, which left behind gravelly soils that dried out quickly during summer droughts. These grass and wildflower dominated landscapes provide

Five spots near JBLM to get bubble tea

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Five spots near JBLM to get bubble tea

Bubble Tea is one of those beverages we're never not craving. Tea accompanied by chewy tapioca balls is our favorite combination, but we have been known to switch it up for other milk and topping options as well. Next time you're craving bubble tea, we've gone ahead and done the

Night vision just got better

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Night vision just got better

The Enhanced Night Vision Google-Binocular, or ENVG-B, provides soldiers with unmatched clarity, depth perception and peripheral vision. The ENVG-B is part of the Army's Force Modernization Program that provides soldiers with better situational awareness of the battlefield. Its white phosphorus capabilities are a significant upgrade which allow for increased visibility in near

Summer surge support

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Summer surge support

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Arriving at a new post, especially on a first-time overseas move, can be daunting. But, a constantly updated and expanding phone app can help make PCSing a little easier. The Digital Garrison App, which can be downloaded on Android and Apple devices, provides users with secure access to

Towed into history

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Towed into history

As the partially disassembled C-130E Hercules was towed slowly down a row of parked C-17s, Ernest White watched with a look of pride. "This is just wonderful to watch because it only happens every once and a while," said the public relations representative for the McChord Air Museum Foundation. Sunday, June 13

A church for military

Military Life

A church for military

The Capital Christian Center has a mission to "care for those who protect us." According to Pastor Tim Minter, "Capital Christian Center started supporting military families over 15 years ago. We conducted an event, A Tribute to Those Who Serve, at the Capitol Building in Olympia. Since that event, we've created ministries

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Brandman University Allows You to Get a Degree on Your Time

  Brandman University is designed especially for individuals needing a flexible work schedule. Their flexible schedule makes getting a degree manageable. Join them for this month's opportunity to learn more: Is now the right time? How do I decide which degree is best for me? How long will it take to complete? What credits can I

Military guns keep vanishing

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Military guns keep vanishing

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. "Don't do it!" a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police. They soon learned that the 9mm

Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

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Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

The weather forecast for the summer is going to be HOT! With high temperatures forecasted to be in the upper 70's and 80's, the mission for the day becomes: STAY COOL! And what better way to accomplish that mission than to head for the pure refreshment of an outdoor pool. As

Grateful to serve

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Grateful to serve

A licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse disorder professional, Gilberto Maldonado's life is one of gratitude. "When I look back on my life, I realize that things could have turned out much different," he wrote in an email. "My mistakes turned out to be lessons and not sentences." He is the

JBLM soldier honored

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JBLM soldier honored

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright, a Special Forces communications sergeant who was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), was honored by the Southwestern Consolidated School District with the dedication of a memorial stone at the Southwestern Junior-Senior High School on May 14, 2021. Wright, a Shelbyville

JBLM soldier elite video game competitor

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JBLM soldier elite video game competitor

Army Spc. Cole Montgomery, a U.S. Army Infantryman serving with 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord works hard to maintain readiness for future deployments. However, he also trains to compete on a different battlefield, the virtual one. When Montgomery isn't in the field, executing battle

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