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Virtual schools impact JBLM

The impact of local school districts going virtual only this fall is a priority for all senior leaders on Joint Base Lewis-McChord said Col. Owen Ray, I Corps, during a townhall meeting Wednesday.AD: Tricare covers depression help in Lakewood and Lacey - TMS is a no-drug and successful program.  START

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Free education for military

  One of the largest benefits of military service for active duty, reserves and family members are the savings available for higher education.  From a certificate to medical school, you can save a bundle as you prepare for a satisfying career. These options are discussed in great detail Saturday during a morning

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No update on PCS, leave orders

Stop movement orders for PCS and leave this summer were not updated Wednesday as of press time. Speaking Tuesday during his weekly town hall address, Lt. Gen. Randy George said Forces Command had not given a final greenlight to release the current stop movement order despite saying last week he thought

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Madigan changes visitations and companion policies

Madigan released new rules on visitations to the hospital including how the companion policy will move forward.  Here is their release today: • ALL patients in the hospital, emergency room and outlying clinics/appointments may have one (1) ADULT visitor, subject to restrictions and exceptions as follows: Screening: AD: Depression is

Town Hall updates summer changes, events on base

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Town Hall updates summer changes, events on base

Services and programs across Joint Base Lewis-McChord updated the greater military community Wednesday in the age of COVID-19 and how that affects activities on base this summer. Col. Skye Duncan, garrison commander hosted the event.  Here are the updates of greatest interest. AD: Depression treatments using MRI-like technology not drugs AND covered

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PCS move dates from San Diego still unknown

There were more questions than answers to the big concerns military personnel and their families put forth during a Facebook Live event with Captain John DePree, commanding officer at Naval Base Coronado. DePree said he is waiting like everyone else to find out when gyms would open, troops can PCS,

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Washington expands religious opportunities

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that some restrictions on religious gatherings would ease.  He said religious groups in phase one and two would see expansion of opportunities to be together. For in person services in the first phase (which includes all counties right now) outdoor religious services can be up to

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Base openings expand as cases near zero

Following on the heels of towns and cities across the United States, military troops, families and retirees in the South Sound will gain even more access to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said Lt. Gen. Randy George, commander of I Corps and JBLM told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. "We've

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More services opening on JBLM

A fresh batch of programs and services are opening on the base, Lt. Gen Randy George, commander of Joint Base Lewis-McChord told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. The base library will open Wednesday, May 20 for curbside pick up only. Officials are still working out a system for

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D Street Gate likely to not re-open

Lt. Gen Randy George, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord commander told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday that although still being discussed, it is highly unlikely that the D Street Gate will re-open in the future. The gate is on the back end of North Fort closest to Lakewood

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PCS window dates and more

A few more services will open next week for local military, Lt. Gen Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday.   In addition, the windows for PCS move dates were also announced. AD: Depressed?  Looking for a natural treatment covered by Tricare.  Contact NeuroStim in Lakewood and Lacey.  Start

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JBLM store openings and closings

Joint Base Lewis-McChord diners and shoppers will see a few changes in the coming weeks. An update from the Exchange Service Wednesday highlights several shifts. Here are the highlights according to the release: >> At the new PX on JBLM Main theClass Six has recently opened soon to be followed by the

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JBLM updates for Covid-19

Your daily update on JBLM and the impacts of COVID-19. Here is your May 6 update AD: Depression is NOT YOUR FAULT.  It is a medical issue, and TMS is covered by Tricare and is proven to help many without the need for drugs.  Neurostim TMS in Lakewood and Lacey handles

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Meat rationing at commissaries, More $ from USAA

Here are several news notes affecting military and their families.   >> USAA to return an additional $280 million to auto policy holders- STORY HERE >> Military Commissaries Limit Meat Purchases Amid Supply Chain Worries - STORY HERE >>> FREE Microsoft and other tech certifications offered to troops - INFO HERE

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Coming to housing: Hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, more

  (US AIR FORCE PHOTO) Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis McChord housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up

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Daily Update for Naval Base Kitsap

Your daily update at Naval Base Kitsap and the impacts of COVID-19. Here is your April 29 update (based on various releases - Kitsap County Photo): AD: VA Mortgage rates going down.  Start here with Prime Lending's Becky - an expert in getting the best rates, PLUS helping you with any

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Updates for military and families

As we conclude another week of COVID-19, here are a collection of news and features important to military personnel and their families. >> US Military across the globe will be requir4ed to wear face masks - story HERE >> Veterans can still get stimulus checks even if they don't file for taxes. 

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Daily update for JBSA - April 4

  Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 4 update (based on various military releases) AD: Depressed.  Become a teacher online in 9 months using your GI Bill with Teach Now HERE: https://swarner.lpages.co/teach-now/ >> COVID cases up 75% for Air Force - here >> The most recent JBSA

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Updates for So Cal Military Families - April 4

  SO CAL MILITARY BASE UPDATES   Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 4 update (based on various military releases) AD: Depressed.  No pre-approvals for Tricare - essential medical treatment for depression and anxiety - Try TMS - a TRICARE approved no-meds approach to depression, anxiety and

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AAFES launches curb side pickup

DALLAS – To help Soldiers, Airmen and their families practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, AAFES will launch curbside pickup at six test locations. AD: Become a teacher in 9 months online using the GI Bill - start HERE   Beginning April 3, shoppers at Fort Campbell, Kaiserslautern Military Community, Camp

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