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Outdoor Addict: Tackling the Chambers Bay hills

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Outdoor Addict: Tackling the Chambers Bay hills

Sometimes, dear reader, I have a diabolical streak. I mean I am the outdoor addict. It's not my fault that sometimes I spring it on my unsuspecting friends. I can't help myself. This week I'm telling the story of the first time I took my dear friend Jessica to Chambers Bay.

Friday, June 21: Paper Bird

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Friday, June 21: Paper Bird

The concept of the Broadway Center's Cathedral series is simplistic to the point of perfection: get some beautiful-sounding artists to perform in beautiful spaces designed to bounce around beautiful sounds. These are not raucous events, but rather contemplative experiences that take exploit churches' natural abilities to heighten and highlight negative

Friday, June 21: Bloodbirds

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Friday, June 21: Bloodbirds

The similarities between Bloodbirds' album, Psychic Surgery, and the early Flaming Lips album, Telepathic Surgery, don't stop at the names. Like the work of the early Flaming Lips, Bloodbirds create psychedelic slash-and-burn screeds, with little dashes here and there of the kind of charming silliness in the lyrics that would

Cowboys rejoice!

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Cowboys rejoice!

With the closure of the Big Whisky Saloon in the heart of downtown Tacoma, many a cowboy were left with an achy breaky heart, though most in the know did not anticipate the country bar void to remain for long. The demise of Big Whisky only meant bigger and better things for

16th CAB gets sexual assault and harassment training

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16th CAB gets sexual assault and harassment training

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - "Combating sexual assault and harassment within the ranks is our number one priority," said Gen. Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army."The reason it's a stand-up day is because the Army feels like, rather than it being a stand-down day, it's going to be

Grand Cinema's Summer Film Camp for kids

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Grand Cinema's Summer Film Camp for kids

Summer camp is one of the best ways to keep your kid engaged and learning during the summer, but more than that - summer camps allow your child to hone in on things they love to do. The Grand Cinema in Tacoma is hosting a brand new summer camp for

Urban Spelunker: Downtown Olympia

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Urban Spelunker: Downtown Olympia

When entering downtown Olympia, you will likely first be taken by the majestic state capitol, surrounding historical architecture and park scenery. As you venture further, you'll discover an eclectic mix of shopping and dining options in what is perhaps one of the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods around. Downtown Olympia is swirling

Top 8 black bear tips at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Top 8 black bear tips at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

When you think of black bears, Joint Base Lewis-McChord probably doesn't come to mind. Well, believe it or not, JBLM is indeed black bear country. Multiple bear sightings have been reported in recent weeks right on base. According to a recent report from JBL Public Affairs Office, black bears have been spotted

JBLM Spouse magazine: June 21, 2013

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JBLM Spouse magazine: June 21, 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

Vietnamese senior military leaders visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Vietnamese senior military leaders visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is committed to strengthening alliances and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific, an area of the world America's Corps has been called upon to support. "As we work closely with partners across the U.S. government and in the region to address

Journalist Alex Quade to speak at Women Veteran Summit

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Journalist Alex Quade to speak at Women Veteran Summit

Women veterans take center stage in downtown Tacoma for a day of wellness, sharing, learning and bonding. The 2013 Women Veteran Summit will be held Saturday, June 29 at the Greater Tacoma Trade and Convention Center. The conference will feature guest speakers; breakout sessions covering a wide variety of topics important

Friday, June 28: Beer Garden Party

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Friday, June 28: Beer Garden Party

Whether it was a 1933 Velocette KTT Mark 4, the year it opened, or a 2012 BMW K1300S HP, the year it closed, the Goldfish Tavern and motorcycles have had a love affair. The well-known spot for congregating bikers, both authentic and weekend warriors, the Goldfish was a low-key, low-frills,

Raymond Evans was iconic in Coast Guard history

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Raymond Evans was iconic in Coast Guard history

At the end of this country's Great Depression and on the eve of World War II, Seattle native Raymond Evans decided to join the Coast Guard. "We graduated from high school in 1939, and jobs were hard to find," Dorothy Evans, his wife of more than 70 years, said. "He had been

Sunday, June 30: Tour de Pierce

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Sunday, June 30: Tour de Pierce

There is no such thing as a typical bicyclist, but there are certainly bicycle types.  You have your die-hard cyclists, who pour their sinewy bodies into neoprene suits, ride their bikes every day and regard automobiles with derision.  You also have your weekend riders, who aren't necessarily competitive like the

Saturday, June 29: Down & Dirty Mud Run 5K

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Saturday, June 29: Down & Dirty Mud Run 5K

Like some kind of bizarre cross between Braveheart, Woodstock and boot camp of all time, the Down & Dirty Mud Run 5K brings together military and civilians to dress wacky, run a formidable obstacle course and get really, really muddy. Last year, more than 400 runners participated in the annual

Saturday, June 29: Korean War Veterans Appreciation Day

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Saturday, June 29: Korean War Veterans Appreciation Day

The Korean War began June 25, 1950, when eight divisions and an armored brigade of the North Korean People's Army, NKPA, attacked the Republic of Korea across the 38th parallel. The NKPA forces moved rapidly and captured Seoul, South Korea's capital, within days. Five days later, Pres. Harry S. Truman

CSM Troxell salutes JBLM Mangudai warriors

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CSM Troxell salutes JBLM Mangudai warriors

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Their feet have healed; their palates have been satisfied since. The warriors of Mangudai are nearly two months removed from the minimal food and sleep regimen they signed up for in early May and the line for food is about as long as the line of cars

Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inductees from JBLM

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Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inductees from JBLM

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Sgt. Mitchell Barrett, a senior mechanic with Company B, 501st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division, Staff Sgt. Adrian Urrutia, a platoon sergeant with Company C, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), and

National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Day 2013

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National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Day 2013

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 - Over the last 12 years, many soldiers have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with wounds, some visible and some not, a leader in Army Medicine said here June 22. "The invisible wounds - post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury - are just as damaging as

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. 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. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main.

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