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Military Minute - June 27th

Veteran Jobs, July 4th & the Lt. Dan Band

Military Minute - June 27th
The WAMilitary Minute gives you 5 of the latest and greatest stories from our military world every Tuesday and Thursday. Today's briefing includes Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band's return to JBLM, a new bill focused on getting our vets hired, and July 4th events in the South Sound.

CDL Bill for Troops and Veterans

Senators Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, and Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced The Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017 this week. According to officials, the legislation "streamlines and eases the burden on the process whereby active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for their commercial driver's license."

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/06/26/bill-could-streamline-process-troops-veterans-get-cdl.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm 

July 4th Freedom Fair/Fest

There’s two particularly exciting options for your Fourth of July festivities. The Freedom Fair on Ruston Way promises unbelieveable views of fireworks blasting over Commencement Bay, and on July 3rd and 4th JBLM’s Freedom Fest ensures a jovial atmosphere complete with your expected fair riffraff. 

http://www.tacomaweekly.com/news/article/freedom-fair-2017 

http://www.jblmmwr.com/freedomfest/ 

US Army Testing Lasers 

Our military world has taken a step closer to the sci-fi realm this week. The US Army successfully tested the use of High-Energy Lasers on their Apache helicopters. On Monday “U.S. Army Apache AH-64 helicopter and zapped an unmanned target at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/27/laser-equipped-helicopter-zaps-its-first-target-to-defense-contractors-delight/?utm_term=.d115bc65caa7 

Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band

Via the Facebook group event - “If you like good ol' American rock ‘n' roll mixed with hits from every genre, you’ll love the good-time, hand-clapping, crowd-pleasing music you’ll hear at the free Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band concert live at Memorial Stadium Saturday, July 15 starting at 6 p.m. The concert is open to DoD ID cardholders and your families and sponsored guests. Bring the entire crew for the family-friendly concert honoring Service members and their loved ones as part of the 2017 USO tour. Come early with your lawn chairs & blankets for this amazing evening. Food & beverages are also available for purchase. Memorial Stadium is located off Liggett Avenue between Bowl Arena Lanes and Carey Theater at Lewis Main. No ticket required.” 

http://www.ltdanband.com/


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