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Shoot, move, communicate: 1-17th at JBLM

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Shoot, move, communicate: 1-17th at JBLM

An empty magazine strikes the dirt, a boot steps over it. Repeating movements that have been drilled into him over time, the Soldier raises his carbine rifle and engages two "enemy" and avoids one "friendly" target. The lane safety slaps him on the back, and

Pet travel policy unchanged for Patriot Express, other carriers revise policy

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Pet travel policy unchanged for Patriot Express, other carriers revise policy

Military members on permanent change of station orders from overseas locations don't need to worry about recent news reports that fees to transport their pets are being increased to costly levels. There was concern about military members traveling on regular commercial flights because United Airlines

Who are we?

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Who are we?

Tacoma is going through an image crisis. It has been for the last 30 years. Are we a rough industrial town? Are we an arts community? Are we a suburb for a military base? Are we Seattle's little brother? What are we? Ask most Tacoma locals about their city and you're

How NASCAR's Brad Keselowski forever changed Twitter

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How NASCAR's Brad Keselowski forever changed Twitter

Look out Twitter, the rednecks are coming. Appropriately enough, Jeff Gluck, the Motorsports Editor at SBNation.com, summed the situation up on Twitter. It's becoming clear the Daytona 500 will be remembered for two things: The jet dryer explosion and Keselowski's tweet. He was nearly dead on. He probably should have said tweeting, as

CONCERT ALERT: Iron Maiden, LMFAO, Chicken Foot, Sleigh Bells, Daughtry and others ...

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CONCERT ALERT: Iron Maiden, LMFAO, Chicken Foot, Sleigh Bells, Daughtry and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road.   SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, 800.325.SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE FRIDAY 10 AM Chicken Foot Seattle

Saturday, March 3: Slider Cook-Off "Shake, Rattle & Grill"

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Saturday, March 3: Slider Cook-Off "Shake, Rattle & Grill"

"A sheriff, a radio show host, an artist and a director walk into a museum." Sounds like the intro to an interesting joke, doesn't it? But the answer is much more fun than a few chuckles from a punch line; these are the judges for the first annual Slider Cook-Off "Shake,

Suspension training at the McChord Fitness Annex

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Suspension training at the McChord Fitness Annex

Guy Dashnea has been a gym rat his entire life. The technical sergeant was a member of an Air Force power lifting team that won several competitions in Portugal, Germany and on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "I used to be 100 percent gym," Dashnea, profile/fitness outreach program manager for

JBLM's Passport to Travel offers local and faraway destinations

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JBLM's Passport to Travel offers local and faraway destinations

Looking to take a vacation but not sure where to go? Then head over to Leisure Travel Service's Passport to Travel Show on Wednesday. This one stop shop will host local visitors' bureaus, as well as trip providers and resorts from around. No matter if you are

JBLM recreational trap and skeet range back in business after much-needed renovation

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JBLM recreational trap and skeet range back in business after much-needed renovation

On weekdays the Joint Base Lewis-McChord recreational trap and skeet range has been a popular lunch break destination. But when the range closed in September for major renovations, regular shooters spent their lunch hours elsewhere. Lars Liden is just one of several recreational skeet shooters who was happy

Out & About trips through JBLM

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Out & About trips through JBLM

  Ski/board White Pass March 3. $95. Head to White Pass. The trip fee includes gear, lift ticket and transportation. Sign up for a lesson at no extra charge. (Transportation only: $20) ATV rider course March 3. $25. If you've never been on an all-terrain vehicle or want to

Wilkommen to Leavenworth: Central Washington’s little slice of Bavaria

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Wilkommen to Leavenworth: Central Washington’s little slice of Bavaria

Stand in the town center of Leavenworth and be transported to another country. With the backdrop of Alpine hills and store fronts modelled after a Bavarian village, visitors feel as if they traveled abroad rather than driving just 2 1/2 hours east of Tacoma. Leavenworth, a city in Chelan

Services officials announce teen summer camps

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Services officials announce teen summer camps

Air Force Services Agency officials recently announced the call for three Air Force teen summer camps for 2012. The annual camps are designed to help Air Force youth build leadership skills and aspire to careers in space or aviation. The Teen Aviation Camp is scheduled for June

First online JBLM Town Hall seemingly a success

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First online JBLM Town Hall seemingly a success

The idea of hosting a public meeting on Facebook for the widespread community of a military base did not start at Joint Base Lewis-McChord; in fact, other installations have already held numerous, successful virtual town halls.   "Our successful use of Facebook to communicate with the JBLM community during the January snowstorm

For 191st at JBLM: New Army mission partners First Army senior mentors, Afghan Security Forces

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For 191st at JBLM: New Army mission partners First Army senior mentors, Afghan Security Forces

Soldiers from First Army units located across the United States began preparations in January to deploy to Afghanistan as a part of a new mission recently identified by Department of the Army that provides specialized teams, beginning this spring, to train and assist Afghan Security Forces

At JBLM, Coffee gives families with special needs chance to share

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At JBLM, Coffee gives families with special needs chance to share

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Five minutes after sitting down, Angela Fields had tears in her eyes. With 2-year-old Emma next to her, Fields told the other three women in the room how she had moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in October, her husband had left for

JBLM's Property Accountability Augmentation Team (PAAT) helps units make the grade

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JBLM's Property Accountability Augmentation Team (PAAT) helps units make the grade

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Many units throughout the Army have a shortage of unit supply specialist and often have to fill the slot with a soldier from a different job specialty with no experience, said David Pinley a member of the Property Accountability Augmentation Team.

Saturday, March 3: Young Ladies & Gentleman manners class

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Saturday, March 3: Young Ladies & Gentleman manners class

It often seems like good manners went out of style a long time ago (especially when hanging in Weekly Volcano World Headquarters). But the truth couldn't be more different. Making a good impression is as important today as it ever was - and the bottom line is today's kids just

AFAP delegates choose 8 issues to help military families

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AFAP delegates choose 8 issues to help military families

Extending the time allotted to invest survivor benefits and granting per diem for families to attend therapy sessions were the top issues requested this week during the Army Family Action Plan conference. After four days of workshop discussion, groups presented their top issues to senior Army senior

JBLM sells record amount of dirt

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JBLM sells record amount of dirt

Waste may arguably be the most unavoidable, undesirable and destructive bi-product of life. Frustrating to most, waste brings pollution and devaluation to any environment. Ecological survival depends on how well people respond to that waste which continuously piles up around them. On Feb. 22, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Reservists can't use both the GI Bill and Reserve Tuition Assistance

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Reservists can't use both the GI Bill and Reserve Tuition Assistance

Reservists receive an array of benefits when they sign on the dotted line. According to the 446th Force Support Squadron Education Office, the Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Tuition Assistance are the two most commonly used. In the past few months an issue has arisen about

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