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Arrowhead soldiers take over the JBLM shoot house

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Arrowhead soldiers take over the JBLM shoot house

Having to enter a building not knowing what kind of enemy is waiting on the other side is a frightening and dangerous prospect for soldiers. To better hone these skills, soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, spent two days at a shoot house on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 10-11 where

The Hoot Hoots shroud melancholy in ecstatic fizz

Music

The Hoot Hoots shroud melancholy in ecstatic fizz

Music has long been used to get through traumatic times like deaths, break-ups and wars. There's something comforting about being guided through the hard moments by artists who seem to know exactly what you're going through, but who have the tools to help others. Music is a salve, a sturdy

Music Critics' Picks: Specters, Ultra Violent Rays, DJ Qualifi, Hungry Skinny

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Specters, Ultra Violent Rays, DJ Qualifi, Hungry Skinny

[INDIE ROCK] + SAT, FEB. 21 Seattle quartet Specters are romanticizers of the '90s, as they say. Specifically, they bring the sort of slacker vibe to their music that bands like Pavement mastered. Unlike the weirdo energy that recent slacker rockers like Mac Demarco carry, there is a gentle power pop

10 awesome tacos in Tacoma

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10 awesome tacos in Tacoma

Have you ever noticed how Tacoman reads like "Taco Man" to non-natives? It's a little silly, but really, everyone loves some tacos, so I tend not to correct them. This "Taco Man" character would be one popular fella. It only seems natural, then, that Tacoman diners would partake in the

I Saw Fifty Shades of Grey with Mom

Arts

I Saw Fifty Shades of Grey with Mom

Sometimes, when you're thinking up a story idea, you can engage in a game of chicken with yourself. An unusually potent example of this was when I brought up the idea of seeing the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey for a story. My friend suggested that I up

Tuesday, Feb. 24: Hungry Skinny

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Tuesday, Feb. 24: Hungry Skinny

Hungry Skinny perfect a kind of dirtbag glam befitting their Northern California roots. What initially sounds like the same sort of garage pop that comes from Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin eventually reveals itself to be impeccably assembled rock that draws from the sloppy blues-rock of '60s mods like the

Sundays: DJ Qualifi

Viva South Sound

Sundays: DJ Qualifi

I found it. There is at least one place in the South Sound that plays materialistic, no-holds-barred rap: TacLanta Part 2!  If you are looking for the crunk, trapped out, hustle-music haven check out Champions every Sunday night. DJ Qualifi keeps the beats bangin' - deep bass, booty music, trap music,

Saturday, Feb. 21: Specters

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Saturday, Feb. 21: Specters

Seattle quartet Specters are romanticizers of the '90s, as they say. Specifically, they bring the sort of slacker vibe to their music that bands like Pavement mastered. Unlike the weirdo energy that recent slacker rockers like Mac Demarco carry, there is a gentle power pop grandeur to the Specters that

Friday, Feb. 20: The Hoot Hoots

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Friday, Feb. 20: The Hoot Hoots

I've long been in love with the fizzy, cartoonishly bright power pop of the Hoot Hoots. With their driving indie rock, dressed with colorful costumes and embellished with lyrics about robots and dinosaurs, the Hoot Hoots have embodied the height of blissful optimism for me in the Pacific Northwest. Seeing

McChord security airmen saves veteran's life

People Rule

McChord security airmen saves veteran's life

As storms brewed throughout northern California Feb. 7, the community of Hiouchi in Del Norte County went dark. Whole trees and large branches were thrown by the wind into power lines and transformers, and more than 5,600 people in Del Norte lost power. One of those people was Joe Akin, a

WWII-era Civil Air Patrol members awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Heroes & Awards

WWII-era Civil Air Patrol members awarded Congressional Gold Medal

ou take off in a small airplane from what was then known as King Field. It's rainy, foggy and, of course, cold. The mission: search for a downed aircraft in the Three Sisters Wilderness (Oregon) area. Members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) were tasked with finding that wreckage. Warren Davis,

Dungeness Spit

Outdoors

Dungeness Spit

One of the fabulous things about the Pacific Northwest is that no matter how long you've been here, I can probably come up with a place you've never been. I don't mean some obscure little town, although those are fun. I mean a legit place most people have heard of,

Bettie Spotlight: Rachel Claypool

Recreation

Bettie Spotlight: Rachel Claypool

According to the dictionary, there are three definitions for the word hellfire: the fire of hell, punishment in hell and a military term for a laser-guided missile designed to launch from a helicopter. So can a petite, self-proclaimed science and Star Wars nerd who loves eating pizza and watching Netflix on

Special Forces soldier wants to see military marksmanship training revamped

Military Policy

Special Forces soldier wants to see military marksmanship training revamped

Master Sgt. Scott Satterlee is really good at shooting things. He's a member of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's elite 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), where he's the noncommissioned officer in charge of JBLM's Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course. He's also a nationally ranked competitive shooter, winning top spots in contests around

Military Saves Week

Jobs & Education

Military Saves Week

Learning to manage money is no easy task. It's not easy when you don't have any, and it can be just as difficult when you actually, finally have some extra cash to manage. The Financial Readiness Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord is hosting a series of events Feb. 23-26 in

A gathering of colors

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A gathering of colors

The soldier's eye never moved as he stood at attention surrounded in a cloth sea of red, white and blue. Patriotism and a sense of sacrifice bring about that kind of reaction. Yesterday afternoon, more than 75 organizations converged on and in Tacoma's Stadium High School's gymnasium for the area's 30th annual

Visual Edge: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still Life Art in New Mexico

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Visual Edge: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still Life Art in New Mexico

I can hardly wait to see "Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico" at Tacoma Art Museum. As a matter of fact, I won't wait; I'll preview it now instead of writing my regular review column, and then I will review it for the March 12 Weekly

International Guitar Night finds the sweet spot

Music

International Guitar Night finds the sweet spot

If you think the height of guitar music is a stoner's curbside rendition of "Wish You Were," then prepare to have your mind blown. (Seriously - why does every guitarist learn "Wish You Were Here" fresh out of the gate? What's wrong with a little "Bourrée in E Minor?") The

3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team remembers Battle of Chipyong-ni

Heroes & Awards

3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team remembers Battle of Chipyong-ni

It's been a little more than 64 years since the Battle of Chipyong-ni. If you don't know the details of this conflict off the top of your head, you're not alone. While it doesn't have the same name power as, say, the Invasion of Normandy or the Battle of the

Wednesday, March 4: "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus"

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Wednesday, March 4: "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus"

Pacific Lutheran University presents the Eighth Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education, a unique and perpetually relevant three-day event that provides educators, students and community members a way to use the lessons of the Holocaust to empower themselves and others to challenge prejudices, violence and other forms of dehumanization. The

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