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San Kazakgascar

Hot shit. This week marks a month of online Weekly Volcano album reviews. Well, it’s the fourth week anyway. Technically that’s only 28 days, but let’s not nitpick. Let’s just rejoice for a moment and move on. Cool. The crap pile of promotional CDs I receive here at the Weekly Volcano was

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San Kazakgascar

Hot shit. This week marks a month of online Weekly Volcano album reviews. Well, it’s the fourth week anyway. Technically that’s only 28 days, but let’s not nitpick. Let’s just rejoice for a moment and move on. Cool. The crap pile of promotional CDs I receive here at the Weekly Volcano was

The hidden life of a loadmaster

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The hidden life of a loadmaster

The sight of a huge, grey "bird" slowly maneuvering an invisible curve against the skyline is familiar if you live near JBLM. You've probably been up close with one during a McChord Field Air Expo, too. It seems simple, but there's so much that goes into getting a $200 million

90 Years of Service at American Lake VA

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90 Years of Service at American Lake VA

When President Warren G. Harding signed the Second Langley Bill in May, 1922, he appropriated $17 million for the construction of neuropsychiatric and tuberculosis hospitals.   That piece of legislation led to the funding for the construction of the American Lake Veterans Hospital.   Work on the American Lake facility - built to care

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Quarters 1 open during tour of homes on JBLM

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Quarters 1 open during tour of homes on JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord definitely has a warm and welcoming Holiday hostess in Patti Brown.   In keeping with the holiday season, she and the Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) will host the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) Holiday Tour of Homes.   "We are forging a strong bond in both the JBLM and surrounding communities,"

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62nd APS takes pride to another level

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62nd APS takes pride to another level

 It is a typical Wednesday morning at Team McChord stand-up meeting. The room is filled with commanders, chief master sergeants, civilian leaders, first sergeants, field grade and company grade officers, senior noncommissioned officers, NCOs and Airmen. One by one the wing commander or his

Saturday, Dec. 8: Hilltop Artists Holiday Glass Sale

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Saturday, Dec. 8: Hilltop Artists Holiday Glass Sale

Tacoma is filled with local shops, galleries and antique stores where you can take your holiday shopping local - but the Hilltop Artists Holiday Glass Sale is at a whole ‘nother level. Not only can you shop locally, but you can support an important youth program, a program that produces

Civil Air Patrol members dine, dance

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Civil Air Patrol members dine, dance

As the aroma of roasted turkey, fresh cooked carrots and garlic potatoes filled the air, approximately 200 members of the Washington Wing Civil Air Patrol, filled the seats of the seasonally decorated ballroom at the McChord Field Collocated club here, Nov. 10, in celebration of their 71st Fall Anniversary Banquet. It

62nd AMXS Airman re-enlists on ice

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62nd AMXS Airman re-enlists on ice

An Airman assigned to the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, currently deployed to Christchurch, New Zealand with the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, took her oath of enlistment while standing on the frozen sea ice at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Nov. 19. With an American flag and a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft as the

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A day in Wyn Elder’s Life

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A day in Wyn Elder’s Life

Col. Wyn Elder said everyone has a role to play and that every role matters.   I told him he had articulated classic Stoic philosophy.   Elder's actions last Monday proved me right.    Located at McChord Field, the 62nd  Airlift Wing is part of Air Mobility Command and provides the Department of Defense with fast,

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: NWCZ Radio, Juice radio and Fame Rilla

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: NWCZ Radio, Juice radio and Fame Rilla

I want to start off by telling all my readers that NWCZradio.com is a great place to hear local music. For some, listening to the radio on your computer might seem a little strange. What's strange to me is the lack of local music on the AM/FM radio. Why not

Saturday, Dec. 15-Wednesday, Dec. 19: The Christmas Revels

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Saturday, Dec. 15-Wednesday, Dec. 19: The Christmas Revels

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS IN THE HOUSE >>> The Christmas Revels is a show, a Puget Sound tradition, a high-spirited, silly and serious, variety show that takes on Christmas in a way unique to other holiday performances.  The Revels combine folk traditions and a bit of historical appeal with

Saturday, Dec. 15: The Staxx Brothers

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Saturday, Dec. 15: The Staxx Brothers

Do you like heavy soul with a funk twist? How about pounding rhythm, dynamic vocals and syncopated guitars? The Staxx Brothers certainly do. Hailing from Seattle, the band has spent the last seven years working on its own brand of "hard ass soul." The band blends the Philadelphia Sound, Funkadelic

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