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WSDOT working to alleviate congestion at JBLM

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WSDOT working to alleviate congestion at JBLM

If you live here, you've sat in traffic on Interstate 5. As you've also probably noticed, there are certain bottlenecks along the roadway where bumper-to-bumper standstills are even more likely; take, for instance, the stretch between SR 510 in Lacey and SR 512 in Tacoma. The problem stems from the

38th Cavalry Regiment tests new RA1 parachute

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38th Cavalry Regiment tests new RA1 parachute

Flying from south to north in a clear blue sky over Merrill Drop Zone, a C-130 - call sign "Teton 37" - disappeared into the glare of the early summer sun.  A moment later, it reappeared. Half a minute later and from over a mile high, nine soldiers serving with C

238th Army Birthday Command Center

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238th Army Birthday Command Center

Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago, the nation's leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens. Today, the U.S. Army celebrates the continued honor, loyalty and bravery of its soldiers in this noble calling. This 238th birthday commemorates America's Army - Soldiers,

Flag Day etiquette

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Flag Day etiquette

Calling all American flag trivia buffs, Old Glory aficionados, and mega fans of the "Star Spangled Banner!" Think you can earn your stars and stripes in answering questions about the American flag? In honor of Flag Day on June 14, put your flag knowledge and skills to the test with our

Artilleryman Rickey Mitchell transitions to civilian life

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Artilleryman Rickey Mitchell transitions to civilian life

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - Dressed comfortably in a track suit, Rickey Mitchell smiles happily as his youngest daughter, Rianna, chooses accessories for her new toy at the custom teddy bear shop. After a while, Rianna and her friends parade around the store with their plush creations in celebration

14th Engineer Battalion is on ENFIRE

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14th Engineer Battalion is on ENFIRE

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - An engineer stands on a bridge gathering dimensions using a tape measure and lengths of cord. After a frustrating few hours he yells to the other engineer, "there has to be a better way." It appears his dreams may have been answered. Soldiers with the 14th

Spouse magazine: June 14, 2013

Spouse magazine

Spouse magazine: June 14, 2013

Spouse magazine is a free, weekly, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Spouse speaks to our reader's values and focuses on what's important. We empower her with smart

Through July 15: "Life is OOD"

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Through July 15: "Life is OOD"

In 2010, the Weekly Volcano asked Sean Alexander about his artistic goals in life. "I just want to become less of an artist and more of a person. I want to get back to just enjoying shit, like, shooting hoops. That sounds great. Don't you think?" We're not sure how

Friday, June 21: Go Skate Tacoma Sk8venger Hunt

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Friday, June 21: Go Skate Tacoma Sk8venger Hunt

Typically, we at the Volcano don't like to travel farther on our skateboards than Best Burgers down the street, but we may have to make an exception for this unique challenge: the Go Skate Tacoma Sk8venger Hunt. Presented by the wacky scavenger-hunt enthusiasts over at Go Skate Tacoma, in conjunction

Saturday, June 22: Junk In Your Trunk

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Saturday, June 22: Junk In Your Trunk

Stop rifling through your couch's cushions for pocket change: there isn't any, and the act of scavenging is rather unbecoming. Yes, we know - times are tough. When you opened your most recent mortgage statement it actually mocked you. But still, scouring the nether regions of your furniture for stray

JBLM Senior NCO wins Sgt. John Ordway award

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JBLM Senior NCO wins Sgt. John Ordway award

Eric Olsen joined the Army in 1995 knowing he would make a career in service to this country. "I knew I would stay in," the 1st Sgt. of HHC, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division said as we sat in his small but squared away office.  "The recruiter didn't have to work hard

Raider Ready Reserve assists with Special Olympics

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Raider Ready Reserve assists with Special Olympics

Several hundred parents, friends and community members gathered and enthusiastically cheered the youthful competitors in the Clover Park School District Special Olympics held at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood, Wash., June 12. "This is a great event for the end of the school year for these children. It's a culmination of

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Watch The Sky. All Ages. 7 pm. BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart, with Dan Tyack. 7:30 pm. Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm.

Thursday, June 27: "12 Monkeys" with scientists

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Thursday, June 27: "12 Monkeys" with scientists

Do you find science less than thrilling? Maybe all those memories of sitting in biology class while your teacher prattled on about the phylum classification of the thorny-headed worm has put you off forever. But what if you could listen to an exciting presentation about researching and planning for dangerous

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Lewis County. Brian Fiest. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall &

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, June 24, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, June 24, 2013

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. With Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Steve Cooley & The Dangerfields. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, June 23, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, June 23, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Puget Sound Music For Youth Youth-A-Palooza. All Ages. 2 pm. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Rani Arbo,

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, June 22, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, June 22, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Mark Pearson. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Travis Barker Band, Stephanie Johnson. 9:30 pm. NC. BLUES Broadway Between 9th & 11th Tacoma - Downtown. Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Beer & Blues Festival,

Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22: "The Beyond"

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Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22: "The Beyond"

If you're a celluloid lovin' madman and you needed a sendoff film before jumping on your zombie horse and riding off to Austin, Texas, the late Lucio Fulci's flick The Beyond would do the trick. The Italian director upped the gore quotient in this blood-soaked, surrealistic nightmare of hell on

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, June 21, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, June 21, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Heidi Vladyka, Gina Belliveau and Heidi Stoermer. All Ages. 8 pm. $4. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Steve Cooley & The Dangerfields. 9 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jake Sharon. 9 pm. $15.

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