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Joint Base Lewis-McChord houses one of the few Airsoft teams in the Northwest

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord houses one of the few Airsoft teams in the Northwest

Move over paintball, Airsoft is the new extreme sport that's attracting servicemembers and military enthusiasts on the weekends. The Fort Lewis-McChord Airsoft Group, formerly named the Praetorian Guard, is one of only a few such teams in the Pacific Northwest and the mission is to provide a safe and fun environment

Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Chocolate Tour

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Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Chocolate Tour

Health food doesn't have to be bland and boring. There is one delectable nibble that research has shown benefits the cardiovascular system, so it's no wonder that it is the go-to edible gift for Valentine's Day. Chocolate literally is good for the heart. My Grandmamma wasn't making up excuses to

JBLM child forgoes traditional gifts to help those in need

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JBLM child forgoes traditional gifts to help those in need

Military kid Caylee Taylor, in some respects, is a typical 8 year old. The Clarkmoor Elementary second-grader, who lives on Joint Base Lewis-McChord with her family, loves the same things as most other children her age do. Favorite school subjects include science, studying animals and art. She likes to have

1st Special Forces Group soldiers awarded Silver Stars at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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1st Special Forces Group soldiers awarded Silver Stars at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

While under a surprise enemy attack in August 2013, Mark Colbert and Andrew Busic risked their lives during an intense, face-to-face skirmish in Afghanistan, saving the lives of fellow soldiers and civilians. In recognition of their heroic actions, Chief Warrant Officer Mark Colbert and Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Busic were awarded

How to file your taxes at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tax Center

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How to file your taxes at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tax Center

"We have generated $8 million in refunds for clients since Jan. 21," said Capt. Kezia B. Manese, the Judge Advocate officer in charge of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main Tax Center. "We've exceeded what a smaller base will do all season." The Tax Center staff is comprised of 34 soldiers, two

Governor Jay Inslee signals support of Guard and Reserves

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Governor Jay Inslee signals support of Guard and Reserves

Little actions matter, and may they grow to make a large difference. "Small things make a big difference," Gov. Jay Inslee said seconds after signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Friday in the Capitol Building. "By working to make our citizen-soldiers' employment status secure when they are called

Survey: Job struggles of military spouses

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Survey: Job struggles of military spouses

A recent study has confirmed that military spouse employment continues to be a troubling issue for the majority of families serving on active duty in this country. The study, conducted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, looked at military spouse

Words & Photos: JBLM children honored with a day of free fun

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Words & Photos: JBLM children honored with a day of free fun

Children from Joint Base Lewis-McChord received quite a salute this past Sunday. The children of local service members don't choose to serve in the military, but they do feel and shoulder many of the sacrifices and burdens that come with their parent's service. Sunday, Feb. 16 was their day to be honored. "This

Through March 9: "Playboy of the Western World"

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Through March 9: "Playboy of the Western World"

Let's see: Pajamas? Check. Red silk robe? Check. Pipe? Check. A scantily-clad 18-year-old blonde bimbo on each arm? Check and check! Looks like I'm ready to see Black Box Theatre's production of Playboy of the Western World, the stage show about Hugh Hefner's life, loves and - wait. What's that,

Wednesday, Feb. 26: J.A. Jance book signing

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Wednesday, Feb. 26: J.A. Jance book signing

The descriptor "New York Times Bestselling Author" isn't exactly what it used to be. James Patterson literally craps bestsellers. Then again, if becoming a bestselling author was easy we'd probably do it ... you know ... instead of pounding out sentences late into the night for little to no recognition

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Co-existing with Coyotes

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Wednesday, Feb. 26: Co-existing with Coyotes

One of our favorite Far Side cartoons, by Gary Larson, depicts a pair of grizzled cowboys sitting around a campfire at dusk. One is handing the other a cup. The caption reads, "More cappuccino, Raoul?" Yes, times are changing. We have to co-exist with coyotes. How? Good news: The city

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub Westside Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma Comedy

Tuesday, Feb. 25: "Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance"

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Tuesday, Feb. 25: "Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance"

Anyone who has seen them - dance enthusiast or not - can tell you that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a feverish love poem to the human body. Ailey founded his company in 1958, with an emphasis on ballet lines in the lower body and modern movements in the

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, Feb. 24: "Civil Rights and Peace" Poetry Reading

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Monday, Feb. 24: "Civil Rights and Peace" Poetry Reading

Jake Adam York, a poet relentlessly dedicated to the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement, wrote this poem titled "Grace": "The smoke from the grill/ is the smell of my father coming home/ from the furnace and the tang/ of vinegar and char is the smell of Birmingham, the

Monday, Feb. 24, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Feb. 24, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Hambone Blues Band. 9 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar

Sunday, Feb. 23: "Verdi & friends"

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Sunday, Feb. 23: "Verdi & friends"

Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem is one of the most dramatic and inspiring sacred pieces ever written, contrasting fiery climaxes with passages of heart-rending poignancy. Composed in 1874 as a memorial to the Italian poet and novelist, Allesandro Manzoni, the Requiem is one of the most moving works ever to

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Feb. 23, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. The Tannahill Weavers. All Ages. 7 pm. $15-$20. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley Band Sunday Jam. 5-8 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South.

Saturday, Feb. 22: Dockyard Derby Dames

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Saturday, Feb. 22: Dockyard Derby Dames

I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than on a hot date with myself listening to loud rock and roll and watching tough-as-nails roller derby chicks knocking each other on their asses. Yes, my Saturday night will be spent with Dockyard Derby Dames characters such

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Jamie Laval, with Dan Compton. All Ages. 8 pm. $12-$20. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Greg Kettner. 8:30 and 10:30 pm. $15. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Josh Wolf. 8 and 10:30 pm.

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