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ROTC forges new leaders

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ROTC forges new leaders

Cadet Hailey Gregor likes challenges.   "The training during Operation Warrior Forge has been great," the psychology major from the University of Oregon said as she and her fellow cadets in the 9th Regiment, Alpha Company, 3rd Platoon, ate a quick lunch.   "If you get into the moment, if you pretend the training

State, national parks within hours from Tacoma

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State, national parks within hours from Tacoma

With 1 million acres of "playground," 73 miles of unmatched wilderness coastline, and exploration opportunities that encompass three ecosystems and include breathtaking views, pristine meadows and vibrant tide pools, Olympic National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country. These parks are also free to military.  Here

Soaring with Golden Knights

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Soaring with Golden Knights

At 2,000 feet, the Fokker C-31A slipped in and out of the greyish-white clouds covering McChord Field the morning of July 22. At the back of the plane, the wind whipped in at around 120 knots through the two open troop doors. At times, McChord Field was visible; at others it disappeared

JBLM spouse continues education despite challenges

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JBLM spouse continues education despite challenges

Carolina Morales gently rubbed her baby bump as she smiled at her three sons - Jayson 3, Angel, 4, and Michael Jr., 5. Due in December, she hopes this time to have a worry-free pregnancy and a perfectly healthy baby girl.  "I left the Army because of a high-risk first pregnancy,"

Veterans, Servicemembers get hooked on Airsoft

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Veterans, Servicemembers get hooked on Airsoft

It didn't take long for Army veteran Matt DeTienne to get hooked on Airsoft.   After a general discharge from the Army in September 2010, DeTienne, a Lakewood resident, stumbled upon a new community of military veterans and Servicemembers involved in Airsoft, a simulated combat activity.   Airsoft is a recreational activity where opponents

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Pick-Your-Own Produce

Pick- your-own farms are awesome. You are able to get into nature, support your local economy, and give your body a healthy treat. Beginning mid-July, the season for beans, green cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, slicing squash and summer zucchini fruits is in full swing. Duris Farms in Puyallup offers all those

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Saturday, August 4, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar. Gig Harbor. Adam Small. 7 pm. Cork! A Wine Bar. Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Kurt Lindsay. 7 pm. Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Uptown. Gig Harbor. Winterlings. All Ages. 11 am. NC. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge. Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Forza. DuPont. BlueStone.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Sunday, August 5, 2012

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Chicago Blues Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. City Hall Saloon and Eatery. Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted by Max Renshaw. 6 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill. Spanaway. Sunday Blues Jam Night.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Monday, August 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Acoustic Couch Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill. Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge. Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Harmon Tap Room. Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap Room Trivia. $50 cash prize for the winner of each round. 6-8

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Kid's Music an Easy Find at Wind Up Here

Looking for kid’s music? Sure, you can peruse your local record store, but why not check out Wind Up Here, a family owned specialty toy store in Olympia? A small, but wonderful selection of kid’s CDs graces the countertop at Wind Up Here. From Johnny Cash Children’s Songs, to Caspar

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub. Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art. Olympia - Downtown. Oly Songwriter Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies. Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Stonegate Pizza. Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino Band rockin'

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill. Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill. Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 PM. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside. Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes.

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Friday, August 3, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar. Gig Harbor. Brandon Morgan. 7 pm. Olympia Farmers Market. Olympia - Downtown. Joe Capoccia. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Port Plaza. Olympia - Downtown. Music In The Park, featuring M-Pact. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House. Lewis County. Song Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. $2. Al Forno

MRT promotes stronger Army

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MRT promotes stronger Army

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - "I hate my life," can be a thought dwelling in the mind of a soldier during a deployment, while working late or when fronted by any unpleasant circumstance. When soldier's are caught in those violent storms of misery, anger and

JBLM Female engagement teams: who they are and why they do it

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JBLM Female engagement teams: who they are and why they do it

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LAGMAN, Afghanistan - Throughout Afghanistan, platoons of male soldiers from the Afghan and American forces conduct daily patrols. Over the course of the patrols there always exists the possibility of encountering women, given they make up nearly half the population of Afghanistan. The

56th MMB provides command, expertise for nuclear disaster exercise

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56th MMB provides command, expertise for nuclear disaster exercise

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - An improvised 10-kiloton nuclear detonation has occurred somewhere close to Indianapolis, and the casualties are massive - at least, that's the training scenario for which elements of 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, will provide mission command, health service support

National Guard Engineers rebuild outdoor recreation park

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National Guard Engineers rebuild outdoor recreation park

JOINT BASE-LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - U.S. Army soldiers from the Washington National Guard's 176th Engineer Company (Vertical), Headquartered in Snohomish, Wash., used their construction skills during annual training to rebuild and improve recreational facilities for fellow soldiers and their family members on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,

Hillside, Carter Lake Elementary rebuild begins

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Hillside, Carter Lake Elementary rebuild begins

  Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School Monday, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to completely rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools. Leadership from the installation and Department of the Army,

513th Transportation Company ‘Roadrunners’ welcomed home

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513th Transportation Company ‘Roadrunners’ welcomed home

  The Soldiers of the 513th Transportation Company, 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, did something rare during their deployment. The "Roadrunners" served in three theaters, accomplishing myriad tasks, each with their own unique challenges, said Lt. Col. Douglas Henry, 13th CSSB commander. They were

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3rd Ordnance Bn. HHD prepares to employ EOD skills in Afghanistan

  When Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, cased their guidon July 27, Spc. David Langley came one step closer to a busy year in Afghanistan. "The way things are right now, I don't think it's going to be, like, too chaotic, but definitely

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