The Army released some tips for soldiers to better understand the GI Bill, but it doesn't hurt anyone in business related to education to know the ins and outs either.

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Over the past year, the number of births at the Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) has increased.
“Intentionally and unintentionally we are growing the Army,” said Col. (Dr.) Peter Nielsen, chief, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), with a big smile.
The birth rate at MAMC currently ranges from 180 to 220 per month.  Looked at another way, that is six to almost eight births per day.
“The rate is still rising, and we could see a bit over 240 births per months,” continued Nielsen.
The reason for the increase is attributable to the increasing number of soldiers at Fort Lewis. 

If you aren't already, you may want to open up a business related to new moms and dads near Fort Lewis!! 
At last Wednesday's RAMP meeting Dan Penrose from the City of Lakewood updated the group on preliminary findings from the I-5 congestion study the City of Lakewood has been designated to administer on behalf of the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) at the Department of Defense.

The presentation is available here.

Gary Brackett at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber covered the City of Lakewood's presentation Wednesday at the chamber's Military Affair's Committee.  In essence, he writes, "With the best performance of any industry, the military-defense growth in Pierce County has been not just an economic stabilizer, but a growth engine."
Here's information on Lakewood's plan for a business park next to Fort Lewis & McChord.  Click here.