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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Blue Nose Music

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Blue Nose Music

Blue Nose Music is one of the last true local labels left in the Tac'. Before everyone had the ability to grind musically on their own - local artists almost needed a little label help. Now someone can record on their own, find beats on their own, pay for their

The voice at Jazzbones

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The voice at Jazzbones

At 28, Stacy Jones has released five CDs, played hundreds of shows and won multiple awards, including Washington Blues Society's "Best Female Vocalist of the Year" in 2010. Way to go girl! Shoot, by the time I was 28, my finest accomplishments were popping out two little hellions and developing a

Landscapes so bright you'll need shades

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Landscapes so bright you'll need shades

I went with my wife to see Don Tiller's paintings at Childhood's End Gallery. She loved them, raved about them. I thought they were pretty good, but I was not as excited as she. Tiller is a landscape painter from Port Townsend. I suspect his work sells very well with the

Art at Work month is on

Arts

Art at Work month is on

Art at Work Month is a collective of events and exhibits packaged into one exciting month by the Tacoma Arts Commission. Some of these happenings take place year-round, others are Art at Work specific, but all of them invite the public out to see why Tacoma is such an amazingly

Olympia Portrait Project

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Olympia Portrait Project

I recently met a woman who was beautiful, intelligent, confident and creative. She has a PhD, she is a successful photographer and she is a world-traveler. She is also a visual voice for the people of Olympia. Her name is Jan Lewis, and she just completed Olympia Portrait Project, an 80-page

23rd Chem.Bn. Soldiers learning Korean customs

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23rd Chem.Bn. Soldiers learning Korean customs

Captain Maryanne Luther, 23rd Chemical Battalion intelligence officer, is from upstate New York, and she knows that if she ever crosses the border into Quebec, Canada, she'd better try to speak French. "If you're going to interact with people, you should be able to talk to them.

A JBLM soldier and a face painter

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A JBLM soldier and a face painter

Crystal Kinter is an experienced face painter. The specialist with the 555th Engineer Brigade once owned a children's party entertainment business and specialized in princess face art. Kinter channeled a darker inspiration last week as she helped fellow Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers and Airmen prepare for the

Holiday cards for heroes really do ‘make a difference’

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Holiday cards for heroes really do ‘make a difference’

  While deployed to far-off lands or restricted to hospital beds, service members received proof Saturday that strangers care about them and appreciate their sacrifices. Volunteers and employees of the American Red Cross of Joint Base Lewis-McChord spent the day collecting holiday greeting cards, signed with the good

Supply Center customers try shopping without eyes

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Supply Center customers try shopping without eyes

  Customers visiting Base Supply Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will find many of the same supplies that can be found at any big-box chain or local office supply store. What makes the BSCs different is their employees. That's because JBLM BSCs are fully owned and operated by

I Corps donates toys to Santa’s Castle

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I Corps donates toys to Santa’s Castle

  Children playing, dogs wagging their tails, Soldiers carrying gifts with their Families by their sides - this was no typical accountability formation for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, I Corps, Oct. 26. This was a gathering to help fellow Soldiers who are struggling to bring joy to

After losing his leg, warrant officer proves doubters wrong

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After losing his leg, warrant officer proves doubters wrong

  He had a huge smile on his face, unlike most Soldiers walking into the gym. As he entered the free-weight area, there was a bounce in his step even though the sun still hadn't come up. He was soft spoken with a deep voice, but not shy

McVeigh CrossFit room has become popular place to workout

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McVeigh CrossFit room has become popular place to workout

When Jose Caraballo entered the CrossFit room at McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center, he had no idea what kind of workout awaited him. Afterward, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Solider said he enjoyed the surprise element of the high-intensity workout. Caraballo has been participating in the free class

JBLM Holiday Bazaar returns Nov. 3 and 4

Military Life

JBLM Holiday Bazaar returns Nov. 3 and 4

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Holiday Bazaar, as organized and hosted by the Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC), is back and bigger than ever before. Despite not holding the bazaar last year due to the club's reorganization, vendors have been clamoring to reserve their spots for the two-day event, which kicks

Airmen honored for heroism in community

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Airmen honored for heroism in community

Senior Airman Andrew Moser knows a thing or two about helping people in time of need. This past June, Moser and Airman First Class Micah Myers were driving home from work when they spotted a man collapse from a seizure on Bridgeport Way in Lakewood. Moser, who turns 26 on Thursday,

Blue bike program thriving

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Blue bike program thriving

(62nd AW PA) - Have you noticed all the big blue beach cruisers placed strategically around base and wondered why they're here? There are 50 of them around McChord Field and they've been here over a year now. The bikes are part of a bike share program that was developed from a

Commander’s wife finds perfect work-life combination

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Commander’s wife finds perfect work-life combination

Katherine O'Connell is a military spouse who, though she wears many hats, has found what many seek the perfect work-life combination. The wife of Lt. Col. T.J. O'Connell, commander of the 4th Airlift squadron at McChord Field, Katherine is the unit's Key Spouse (or FRG) Program leader, mother of four

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McChord Reservist supports Afghan training

(446th AW PA) - When Christopher Currier was first approached concerning a special assignment during his deployment at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, he jumped at the venture without knowing the specifics. "There were several of us who volunteered," said the 86th Aerial Port Squadron master sergeant. "But Senior Master Sgt. (Wendy)

Soldiers help students learn ways of CSI

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Soldiers help students learn ways of CSI

Finding ways for teenagers to learn science and math can be a struggle. But when you incorporate a popular TV series, well, that's changes everything.   One hundred sixth- and seventh- grade students from Mann and Pioneer Middle Schools participated in a CSI Camp-for-a-Day event at the Historic Fort Steilacoom School District

Gov. Gregoire honored for supporting veterans

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Gov. Gregoire honored for supporting veterans

Despite a challenging two-terms as the state's top leader, there remains a constant in Gov. Chris Gregoire's heart, and in her actions as the state governor.  A mission she was celebrated for Monday night in Lakewood - her support of the military and its veterans.   Gregoire stood among a diverse group

Camp Murray played host to a youth-oriented trick-or-treating event

Military Life

Camp Murray played host to a youth-oriented trick-or-treating event

It may have been a wet, pre-Halloween weekend, but  more than 150 Washington National Guard Youth had the opportunity to enjoy a safe, dry, fun-filled Trick or Treating Event, October 27 at Camp Murray.   The Trunk or Treat featured volunteers decorating their car trunks outside in the parking lot to distribute

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