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Get a VA/Medicare Advantage combo

As veterans approach 65 years of age and Medicare eligibility, there are questions about Medicare Advantage and how it meshes with their Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. Traditional Medicare is available; however, the number of veterans -- with or without VA benefits -- has increased who have enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Also known

Connecting with the Blues

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Connecting with the Blues

APACHE BLUES: Welcome Home is a documentary produced by two filmmakers seeking to reconcile what they learned in school about the War in Vietnam versus what they heard from that war's veterans. A screening and discussion of the film will be held this Veterans Day weekend at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov.

In search of one’s roots ... and health

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In search of one’s roots ... and health

There is a Chinese proverb that goes as follows: "To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root." The writer is unknown; the sentiment is clear.  It is in this spirit that Operation Ancestor Search (OAS) commenced Oct. 17 with soldiers assigned to the

Vet gives back to military families

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Vet gives back to military families

When Tim Tooker and his wife, Kareen, arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they purchased a house in Puyallup with the intention of quickly reselling -- or flipping -- it. They did, and they made some money. Since this plan worked, they decided to continue buying and flipping homes. While the idea

Veterans Day events

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Veterans Day events

This Veterans Day weekend there are many events throughout the South Sound honoring veterans. The following is a list of some of the events you can attend. FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Veterans Day Social & Happy Hour Meet student veteran leadership and University of Washington student veterans to celebrate in advance of Veterans Day.

Leading by example

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Leading by example

An antique student desk serves as a daily reminder to Ron Banner as he serves the students and parents in the Clover Park School District. "It is an honor to be selected superintendent," he said in a February 2019 news release. "My goal has always been to ensure that young people

The 2-2 leads Army’s first ESB certification

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The 2-2 leads Army’s first ESB certification

The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, is the first to host the new Expert Soldier Badge (ESB) training and testing in conjunction with the established Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) certification last week on Joint Base Lewis-McChord North. The EIB was authorized in 1944 to honor the infantry soldier's

Free Christmas trees for the troops at JBLM

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Free Christmas trees for the troops at JBLM

A Christmas tree certainly brightens the holiday season. AD: $100 off premium bed liners from LineX-NW.  COUPON HERE Dec 7, 2020 from 3- 7.p.m. the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation will have roughly 800 free Christmas "Trees for Troops" during the base's Winterfest - stay tuned here for

K9 HERO shapes combat medicine

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K9 HERO shapes combat medicine

Like the soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines they serve beside, the health and lives of military working dogs, or MWDs, are just as valuable. This point was highlighted during the most recent Army's Best Medic Competition held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  As 58 of the Army's best combat medics vied for the

'Return to Hardwick'

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'Return to Hardwick'

A historically significant and award-winning documentary about the 93rd Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force during World War II, which was based at Hardwick Airfield, Station 104, England, will be presented at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Return to Hardwick, Home of the 93rd Bomb Group, will be shown

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Military families turned out for party at Marymount Car Museum

Five-year-old Isabelle Poole sat quietly as a barber trimmed her hair. "We're fixing her hair," her mother, Karen Poole, said. "This past Thursday she tried cutting her own hair, so today's event came at a good time for us to stop by," she added with a thin smile. I began to get the

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Citizenship highlighted at Mt. Tahoma's JROTC competition

Cody McCartney stood ramrod straight at attention. In front of him stood a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet from the University of Washington. The inspector looked and sounded serious. Very serious. One of 21 Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from South Kitsap High School Wolf Battalion, McCartney, a senior, faced a

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47th Combat Support Hospital leads efforts to raise cancer research funding at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

There are 175,000 reasons to shave your head. That number represents the children who are annually diagnosed with cancer. Their fight against this deadly disease is an uphill brawl; more children in this country die of cancer than any other disease. Saturday afternoon in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR Special Events Tent,

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Mayor of Lakewood wins bet with JBLM commander

It looks like Joint Base Lewis-McChord's commander, Col. Chuck Hodges, will be making good on his bet with Lakewood's mayor, Don Anderson. The city and JBLM enjoy a very good relationship that both Anderson and Hodges prize. But that didn't stop them from making a friendly wager on the outcome of

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Servicemembers held for Ebola monitoring at JBLM go home

Technical Sgt. Joe Greene happily returned home to Montana late Tuesday afternoon. "I was ready to get back to my family for Christmas," he said during a telephone interview from his home in Montana. "I missed Thanksgiving with them." One of 15 individuals monitored for Ebola symptoms, Greene spent 21 days in

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Tacoma honors veterans at War Memorial Park

Remembrance is a simple experience. At exactly 11 a.m. at the War Memorial Park in Tacoma, several hundred veterans, family members, friends and a handful of elected officials met on a cold and windy morning overlooking the Narrows Bridges to remember all veterans. "We are here to pay honor to those who

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I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza discusses Veterans Day with Lakewood students

Veterans Day can be described simply as the day set aside to honor our country's veterans. "This is about service, about the sacrifices that give us our rights, liberty and environment," explained Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza this afternoon to the student body of St. Francis Cabrini School. Invited by the school to

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Words & Photos: Salute the Troops packs the Lakewood Towne Center

Star Clayton felt appreciated. "It just good to be here today," said the active-duty member's spouse as her daughter, Emily, had her bangs trimmed. "This is the first time I've ever experienced something like this, and it's nice to be appreciated by the community." In what has become an area tradition, The Ranger

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Remembering Our POWs and MIAs: JBLM hosts commemorative ride

The bikers showed up. Some rode in individually; others rode in groups of two or three. All represented Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "It's one team, one fight, right?" commented Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Morain as we stood in a parking lot next to Memorial Grove at McChord Field and watched as the riders gathered. Morain

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Rising Thunder Stresses Partnership: Japanese and JBLM soldiers train at Yakima

The back blast from the howitzer instantly raised the fine dry desert dust.  A 155 mm shell sliced through the warm morning air toward a target miles away - sort of like the way the first sip of a cold beer feels as it goes down on a hot day. As silence

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