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Top five reasons you should lease your home

Military Life

Top five reasons you should lease your home

Even before you physically arrive at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), it doesn't take long to see that this real estate market is tough. Many soldiers and their spouses struggle to find properties to rent and consider the option of buying instead. With the VA Home Loan and many lenders eager

Decorating on a tight budget

Military Life

Decorating on a tight budget

For some of us, we look forward to the next upcoming move because it means we get to decorate a whole new space. After so many moves you start to anticipate what is worth keeping, what is worth replacing, and how to set back up easily and with as little

Veterans make great business owners

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Veterans make great business owners

Many veterans are pursuing second careers post separation from the military. Many out of necessity, of course, as there are bills to pay and children to feed. Yet how many are pursuing their dream careers or passionately starting their own businesses? For Maj. Heidi Leonard, it was worth the hard

Consider a career in carpentry

Jobs & Education

Consider a career in carpentry

Planning your future after your military career has ended can be overwhelming, but should be inspiring with a world of opportunity and options. Transitioning into the civilian world can be smooth if you choose a career that coincides with your previous experiences and skills. For many, a trade career in

A college degree is closer than you think

Jobs & Education

A college degree is closer than you think

Most education seekers aren't fortunate enough to live in an area with such a plethora of fine educational institutions to choose from. Washington state has over 60 colleges, and more than 15 of them are within a 25-mile radius of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). If you think you can't meet

Is a direct-sales career for you?

Jobs & Education

Is a direct-sales career for you?

The dream of working from home, making your own hours and pulling in a salary that you can actually live off of feels more like an illusion than a reality. Yet many direct-sales companies, such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, and Chloe and Isabel, to name a few, claim just

Upcoming winter and spring sports on JBLM

Military Life

Upcoming winter and spring sports on JBLM

The weather in Washington state is usually a hindrance for getting outside and being active, especially during these cold winter months. Frigid temperatures mixed with periods of torrential downpour aren't exactly calling any of us off the couch. Are you or your family in need of something special to get

A night of games, food and new friends

Military Life

A night of games, food and new friends

Most of us know this situation all too well: spending another holiday alone because our soldier is away for training, duty, or deployment. Unfortunately, this next holiday stings the most, as couples plaster photos of their Valentine chocolates and flowers, fancy dinners, and unabashedly declare their love to each other

What can JAG do for you?

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What can JAG do for you?

The Judge Advocate General's Corp, often referred to as JAG, can advise and aid in most instances where an attorney would be sought out, including but not limited to personal legal matters, debt collection, tax filing and family matters. The legal assistance office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord provides free, confidential

Making friends at JBLM

Military Life

Making friends at JBLM

You've done your research and found yourself a house, a new dentist, a vet, and the closest pharmacy. Now you're settled in and faced with the hardest part of moving to a new community -- making friends. This may be your first move or your 10th, but regardless of how

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