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JBLM SPOUSE Magazine: August 2014

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JBLM SPOUSE Magazine: August 2014

SPOUSE magazine is a free, 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 solutions for her core concerns

Total Force Policy highlights need for cross-component training

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Total Force Policy highlights need for cross-component training

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Since the implementation of the Army's Total Force Policy in the early 1970s, the active U.S. Army has worked and trained closely with their counterparts in the U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard. The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, has been on

VA Medical Center American Lake flagged for review

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VA Medical Center American Lake flagged for review

Earlier this week, the Veterans Health Administration released the complete results of an internal system-wide audit of its 731 facilities. Closer to home, the reported showed that the Veterans Affairs Hospital at American Lake was flagged for further review. The Office of the Inspector General conducted the audit. The OIG's report found an

Wednesday, Aug. 13: Scott Cossu

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Wednesday, Aug. 13: Scott Cossu

Northwest composer/pianist Scott Cossu has been erroneously slotted into the neo-classical new age section of the record store.  Sure, his stuff is mellow, laid-back and relaxing, but Cossu pushes the musical boundaries further than Yanni or John Tesh ever did, would or could. In other words, he's uncategorizable as he

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. J. W. McClure. All Ages. 7:30 pm. C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Olympia Timberland Library Olympia. Scott Cossu, John Croarkin. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC.

Tuesday, Aug. 12: "Legendary Locals of Lakewood"

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Tuesday, Aug. 12: "Legendary Locals of Lakewood"

One of the most beautiful things about studying history is finding new discoveries along familiar and well-traveled paths. It is that discovery process that makes history so rich and vibrant. Even better: having these terrific discoveries right in one's own backyard. This is especially true for Lakewood authors Steve Dunkelberger

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014: 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. BLUES Skansie Brothers Park Gig Harbor. Summer Sounds At Skansie, with Stick Shift Annie, Kimball & The Fugitives. All Ages. 6:30 pm.

Monday, Aug. 11-Monday, Aug. 18: B-25 "Maid in the Shade"

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Monday, Aug. 11-Monday, Aug. 18: B-25 "Maid in the Shade"

The Olympic Flight Museum will host the B-25 "Maid In The Shade" Aug. 11-18. The B-25 Mitchell was made famous by the Doolittle Raiders, when 16 of these medium bombers took off the deck of the USS Hornet and bombed Tokyo just four months after Pearl Harbor.  The B-25 served in

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Aug. 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring James Coates. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Brian Lee. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Cash

Sunday, Aug. 10: "Ten Tiny Dances"

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Sunday, Aug. 10: "Ten Tiny Dances"

For those who haven't caught the buzz, Ten Tiny Dances is a stripped down format where 10 dance artists demonstrate astonishing inventiveness and variety on a 4-foot-by-4-foot stage - or about the size of a coffee table. Based out of Portland, the contemporary dance series has been adopted by many

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Full Moon Art Gallery Gig Harbor. Mike Coucoules, John Croarkin. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. Vashon Library - Vashon Island. Scottish Country Dance. All Ages. 2 pm. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew.

Saturday, Aug. 9: Stadium Art and Wine Walk

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Saturday, Aug. 9: Stadium Art and Wine Walk

This Saturday, starting at 4 p.m., the Stadium District Art & Wine Walk will celebrate its six-year anniversary. If you have walked the Walk before, then you'll all ready be there; if you have no idea what we're talking about, you might want to visit this colorful event. Technically, the

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Broadway Between 9th & 11th - Tacoma - Downtown. Brew Five Three Beer & Blues Festival, with Stephanie Anne Johnson, The West Coast Women's Blues Revue, The Mark Riley Trio, Junkyard Jane. 1-8 pm. $30, $10 Designated Driver. B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. The Mark Riley

Friday, Aug. 8: History of Tacoma Free Trivia Night

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Friday, Aug. 8: History of Tacoma Free Trivia Night

Don't know much about history; don't know much about biology, who cares? What matters is how much you know about Tacoma. Here's your chance to strut your Tacoma stuff: a trivia game where your local knowledge feeds your ego and your sense of belonging. Dr. Bill Baarsma, former mayor of

Friday, Aug. 8 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, Aug. 8 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Nigel Egg. All Ages. 8 pm. $10. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Collin Moulton. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. The Forum Tacoma - Downtown. You Think You Know Tacoma? Trivia Night, hosted by Dr. Bill Baarsma. 6 pm. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Red Bicycle Bistro and

Thursday, Aug. 7: The Black Lillies

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Thursday, Aug. 7: The Black Lillies

Knoxville's the Black Lillies have done a nice job uniting varying strands of the country spectrum. They're an indie-label band that plies its trade at rock bars, but, in addition to making a big impact on the Americana charts and year-end lists as the case with their 2011 album, 100

Thursday, Aug. 7 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, Aug. 7 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Charley's Pub Fircrest. Chicago Blues Thursdays. Real Chicago blues with Richard Molina. 8-11 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma

Major transition for 555th Engineer Brigade at Lewis-McChord

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Major transition for 555th Engineer Brigade at Lewis-McChord

The more things change, the more they stay the same ... but for the soldiers of the 555th Engineer Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the changes will be piling up in the coming months as companies redeploy, a battalion is transferred to another brigade and other companies are inactivated as

Visual Edge: The good and bad of the The Plinth Project in Olympia

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Visual Edge: The good and bad of the The Plinth Project in Olympia

The Plinth Project down at Percival Landing in Olympia is a fabulous idea that so far has never quite panned out as I had hoped it would - although hope remains, as witnessed by the finer pieces in this year's crop of 13 sculptures. When they rebuilt the boardwalk downtown, the

"Boyhood": An eerily realist journey down the road to manhood

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"Boyhood": An eerily realist journey down the road to manhood

Richard Linklater spent 12 years making this week's movie. He filmed a small piece of the film each year to allow the cast to age naturally onscreen. He isn't the first director to do something like this. In 1994, Danish director Lars von Trier started filming Dimension, shooting a three-minute

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