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JBLM, PX vaccine drive

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JBLM, PX vaccine drive

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - Madigan is now in PHASE 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. All enrolled patients and eligible TRICARE beneficiaries 12 years of age or older can get the vaccine. Patients should know that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one given on

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Register now for the nonprofit community recovery (NCR) grants

The Washington State Department of Commerce is pleased to partner with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) to administer $1.25 million in Nonprofit Community Recovery (NCR) grant funding to veteran service organizations (VSO's). VSO's help build community and support serving those who served. Their recovery is critical to a

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Kimya Dawson

For a while now, since meeting my wife anyway, I’ve felt like I know Kimya Dawson. Even though Dawson and I have never met, and we’ve probably never even made eye contact during any of the times I’ve seen her perform (as a solo artist and a Moldy Peach), thanks

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On local screens this week

27 DRESSES: “Knocked Up” and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl is a perennial bridesmaid whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. (PG) – BW Galaxy Tacoma 6: 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55. Lakewood Cinema 15: Thurs 1:05, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40. Fri-Thurs, Feb. 7

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The Eye

The Eye Jessica Alba stars as Sydney Wells, a blind concert violinist.  Eye surgery allows her to regain her sight and see into the frightening supernatural world.  Her family thinks she’s crazy.  But she believes the shadowy doctor who performed the surgery may not be who he says he is. Rated

Where to surf in Grays Harbor

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Where to surf in Grays Harbor

Just offshore from the miles of sandy, windswept beaches of Grays Harbor, the best surfing spots in the Pacific Northwest are awaiting your board. Between where seals and gray whales swim and the place where tourists fly kites and dig for clams, the breaking waves of the coast are an

The family is all in

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The family is all in

PORT ORCHARD — After graduating from high school, Mark James admits he was a little lost. "I did an early program and I graduated high school a year and a half early," said Mark. "I looked around one day and said what am I doing? I have nothing going on." While visiting

5th ASOS takes it to the field

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5th ASOS takes it to the field

YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER - The 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, conducted a week-long field training exercise here, April 26-30, 2021. The exercise was an all-encompassing training to become more proficient in infiltration and exfiltration, small arms marksmanship, heavy weapons utilization, small unit tactics, and force-on-force full

From immigrant to emissary

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From immigrant to emissary

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Sofia Redfield uses her experience of becoming a naturalized citizen to help Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members navigate the passport and visa process. Redfield was about seven years old when her family fled the war-torn country of Thailand in the late 1980s. They moved to the United

VA has rapid training program

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VA has rapid training program

WASHINGTON - As part of the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications from veterans interested in the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP). VRRAP gives eligible veterans who lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic access to employment reeducation to qualify for high-demand occupations. "Through

PCS better this season

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PCS better this season

As soldiers, civilians and families gear up for the upcoming PCS season, the Army has streamlined processes and policies to enable a safe, convenient, predictable, and user-friendly move. Improvements to make this year's moves easier include updates to the Army PCS Move App, increased reimbursements for personally procured moves (PPMs),

Army approves fitness test exception

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Army approves fitness test exception

All corporals and specialists will have the option to take the Army Physical Fitness Test, a move meant to help them "stay on track for promotion" as the service transitions to the long-awaited combat fitness test. The policy came after a review found that a "small number" of fewer than 5,500

Mobility Guardian set to start

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Mobility Guardian set to start

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois - Exercise Mobility Guardian 2021, the Air Force's largest and longest exercise ensuring readiness to move military personnel and equipment in combat operations, is scheduled to begin at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, on May 15. More than 1,800 exercise participants will operate 18 mobility

PCSing to Alaska

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PCSing to Alaska

The RMG Real Estate Network works to make  the mission of moving to Alaska a less daunting challenge. "It's no small feat," wrote Jake Nelson, a buyer's specialist, in an email. "Leave room for adjustment. Whether you plan on flying, driving or taking a ferry, it is a long trip. We

New in first aid

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New in first aid

Medics can apply coagulants like QuikClot to wounds to stem blood loss long enough for a service member to get to a field hospital. But arterial wounds can be hard to treat in the field, said Robert Mantz, a chemistry branch chief with the Army Research Laboratory. Troops dying from blood

SNCO overcomes ultimate tribulation

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SNCO overcomes ultimate tribulation

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - As a newly promoted master sergeant, Anthony DiMase was well prepared for the next stepping stone in his career, but he was not prepared for the life-altering news that would make this road a bit rockier. In June of 2017, six years into his time here, DiMase

Life insurance and the military

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Life insurance and the military

Have you ever searched the Internet to get answers to various insurance programs specific to the military lifestyle? Did you put your contact information into one of those sites that promises to get insurance quotes from 50 or more companies, only to find out the flood of calls lighting up your

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Ghost film's failures are scary

Why is nobody utterly in awe of ghosts in “Over Her Dead Body” and so many other ghostcoms? Here is a supernatural manifestation from another realm, and everybody treats it as a plot device. The movie even drags in a Catholic priest, who seems bewilderingly ignorant of his church’s beliefs

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Winston Jarrett

Winston Jarrett, a venerable reggae semi-legend, is playing Jazzbones this week, which poses quite a predicament for Bobble Tiki. First of all, let it be known that Bobble Tiki loves the reggae. An islander himself, Bobble Tiki just relates to the laid back vibe and “one love” ideals the music exudes.

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