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JBLM paintball team fundraiser

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JBLM paintball team fundraiser

While the sport of paintball was only invented around 1970, it has rapidly grown in popularity and profile since then, as Sgt. Christopher Mooney of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, can attest. Mooney and fellow Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier Spc. Lonnie Austin are members of the U.S.

Alex Frix fights for veterans

Heroes & Awards

Alex Frix fights for veterans

"When you are representing a veteran or even someone still on active-duty, someone who has served their country and done something so amazing, it is truly humbling," stated attorney Alex Frix, who started his career as a public defender in 2006 and currently works in the Thurston County Office of

Give the gift of military history

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Give the gift of military history

Stumped on what to buy the soldier or airman in your life? 2013 was another record year in publishing for military books, from historical to contemporary, and placing an order is just a click away at Amazon or a trip away at Barnes and Noble. Also, most titles are available

Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Mall

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Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Mall

While we usually explore locally-owned gems among South Sound business districts, there is one place that one must explore whether they love it or hate it and that is the mall. For this week's spelunking adventure, we play mall rat and knock out some holiday shopping in one fell swoop.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Celebrate Las Posadas

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Wednesday, Dec. 18: Celebrate Las Posadas

Take a mini vacation south of the border Wednesday. Preposterous? Not at the Sumner Pierce County Library. It's an indoor Mexican Christmas complete with traditional Mexican rituals, food and entertainment. In Mexico, the Christmas season begins Dec. 16 with las posadas, a series of nine nightly processions that recreate Mary

Through Jan. 1: Model Train Festival

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Through Jan. 1: Model Train Festival

There are some hobbies better kept quiet. You know, the ones you do alone in your basement late at night. And then there are some truly cool hobbies, like model railroads. These should be celebrated and dragged out in the open for all to admire - which is why the

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Erik Hanberg Book Signing

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Tuesday, Dec. 17: Erik Hanberg Book Signing

Tacoma native Erik Hanberg is a man who wears many hats. One day, you may see him fulfilling his duties as commissioner of Metro Parks Tacoma; on another, you may spy him petitioning to pay tribute to legendary scribe and fellow Tacoman Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series, by loaning the same

Monday, Dec. 16: Holiday Lights

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Monday, Dec. 16: Holiday Lights

The moths are on to something. Lights are awesome. Especially holiday lights. Make Monday the day you check out Zoolights or Fantasy Lights - both South Sound institutions. Zoolights, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium's holiday light show and extravaganza, offers a stroll through more than half a million lights,

Sunday, Dec. 15: "The Santaland Diaries"

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Sunday, Dec. 15: "The Santaland Diaries"

The genius of David Sedaris' essays lies not in his unrelenting mockery of all who surround him, but in the underlying fact that it is he, not they, to whom fate has been most cruel. Yes, all the people involved with Macy's annual Santaland extravaganza may be insane, selfish or

Through Jan. 14: "Dennis DeHart's Confluences Parts 1 & 2"

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Through Jan. 14: "Dennis DeHart's Confluences Parts 1 & 2"

You are invited to travel through the byways of Eastern Washington, Oregon and Idaho with photographer Dennis DeHart at Galerie Fotoland at The Evergreen State College. DeHart, a TESC graduate who teaches photography at Washington State University, has trained his lens on many of the out-of-the-way places in the Northwest

VOTE NOW: 2014 Best of Olympia Readers' Poll

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VOTE NOW: 2014 Best of Olympia Readers' Poll

Home of Calvin Johnson and grunge rock, historic record labels and KAOS FM, The Evergreen State College, and the best crappy beer you can get, Olympia is the perfect place to fill the musical void in your life. With a constant forecast of rain, an abundance of

Sunday, Dec. 22: "The Nutcracker"

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Sunday, Dec. 22: "The Nutcracker"

Just as surely that every December stockings will be hung, malls will become volatile swarms of madness and It's a Wonderful Life will clog television schedules, The Nutcracker will be performed at local venues - including at Mt. Tahoma High school by the Washington Contemporary Ballet. Set to Tchaikovsky's most

I Corps is back in Japan for Yama Sakura 65

News Front

I Corps is back in Japan for Yama Sakura 65

A large part to maintaining this country's national security lies in how well it works with its allies in the Pacific. To that end, I Corps and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force's (JGSDF) Northern Army are taking part in Yama Sakura 65 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, located on the island of Hokkaido. Operations

Sunday, Dec. 15: Broho Anniversary Party

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Sunday, Dec. 15: Broho Anniversary Party

I am excited about this show for two simple reasons: Great bands in a great bar. The Brotherhood Lounge is celebrating its 11th anniversary Sunday, Dec 15 with an open invitation to have fun. Headlining the show will be the Resident Kings. It's a pleasure to be typing the name

446th Reserve medical squadrons work side-by-side

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446th Reserve medical squadrons work side-by-side

Training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McChord Field got even more realistic this past weekend. Sunday, Dec. 8, the Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) and Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) executed a new level of training in order to maintain their mission qualifications. The two units, which work together routinely downrange, are tightly tethered.

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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub Westside Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma Comedy

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Dec. 16, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Jerry Miller. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino

Monday, Dec. 23: The Groovetramps

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Monday, Dec. 23: The Groovetramps

In the same way that sharks must keep swimming to keep breathing, it seems Melanie Owen and Joseph Barton must spread their talents across various musical projects in order to stay alive. Owen travels between Denver and Seattle with her band, The Groovetramps, fronts Cedar Avenue Blues Band in Denver

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