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Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, civilian honored with 2014 Secretary of the Army Awards

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, civilian honored with 2014 Secretary of the Army Awards

Army civilian Carl E. Marchlewicz demonstrated selfless service when he was off the clock last year: he didn't even think twice before running into a burning home to rescue six children.  Marchlewicz was among a dozen Army civilian and military personnel honored today at the Pentagon, with the 2014 Secretary of

Revolutionizing Army uniforms

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Revolutionizing Army uniforms

The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices. The Conformal Wearable Battery, or CWB, is flexible and integrates into a Soldier's body armor. It conforms to the body, which Army

Website links employers with transitioning Soldiers

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Website links employers with transitioning Soldiers

Transitioning Soldiers, veterans and family members now have a place to post their resumes and look for jobs. At the same place, employers can search for new workers and post their own announcements. The site, HERO 2 HIRED, was created in November 2011 by the Office of

Married couple enlists together, trains and wins together

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Married couple enlists together, trains and wins together

Once David and Lizeth Wakasa exchanged their vows they would set into motion an inseparable journey that would lead them to Afghanistan and eventually the Pentagon. After they married in August 2008, the Wakasas planned their future together in their small New Jersey apartment. Seeking something

JBLM Soldier participates in pre-game challenges to energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

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JBLM Soldier participates in pre-game challenges to energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

SAN ANTONIO - Drill sergeants barked orders and words of encouragement to motivate 90 of the top-ranked high school football players and 125 band members from around the nation as they competed Jan. 2 in a number of events including relay races, pushups, sit-ups and a food-eating

Medevac crews in Afghanistan increase en-route patient care

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Medevac crews in Afghanistan increase en-route patient care

During the course of the last several months, two Medevac companies in Task Force Hammerhead, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and Company C, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, have participated in a trial program developed by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade,

Spouse caregivers: Adapting to a new role -- Light at the end of the tunnel

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Spouse caregivers: Adapting to a new role -- Light at the end of the tunnel

Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, started like any other day for a spouse whose husband is deployed. "I just backed out of my parking space and my cell phone rang," said Kathreyn Harris, wife of now retired Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris. On the other end of the

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Army readies for upcoming influenza season

The Army has ordered nearly 2 million doses of vaccine to immunize all Soldiers, their families, civilian employees and retirees for the upcoming flu season. The vaccinations will be available at most installations in October, but each medical facility will set its own schedule for distribution.

Exchange supports Operation Warfighter with Career Opportunities

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Exchange supports Operation Warfighter with Career Opportunities

Staff Sgt. Andrew McElroy Jr. was serving as a tracked-vehicle Mechanic/Instructor in the Advanced Leaders' Course at Fort Hood in the summer of 2011 when he was severely injured in a fall. "I was up on top of an M88 Recovery Vehicle and was pulling a tarp over

NFL, Army both work to combat traumatic brain injury

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NFL, Army both work to combat traumatic brain injury

The Army and National Football League are both working to improve awareness of traumatic brain injury and further research into its causes, prevention and treatment.   The top leaders of both organizations - Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell - met at the U.S. Military Academy

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier wins FORSCOM NCO of the Year

A reconnaissance team leader from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and a signal support systems specialist from Fort Carson, Colo., were named U.S. Army Forces Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, at a banquet Aug. 28, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Six NCOs and six soldiers, representing the First Army,

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