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JBLM Boss host survival race competition this summer

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JBLM Boss host survival race competition this summer

Do you watch disaster prepping television shows? Are you ready for a post-apocalypse scenario? Do you have a pantry stocked with enough food to feed a literal small army? Is your survival expertise unmatched? Or do you just want to test your survival skills? This summer, active-duty servicemembers will go up

Wear blue remembers

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Wear blue remembers

Run. Honor. Remember. That's the motto of the group wear blue: run to remember, and that's exactly what many runners did Memorial Day at PowderWorks Park in DuPont.  Families, soldiers and community members gathered at 9 a.m. Monday morning to pay respect to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The

Fairy block party

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Fairy block party

Ah, spring! It's when our thoughts turn to things like baseball, gardening, cookouts and long sunny days. If your thoughts also turn to things like fairies, dragons, magic and make believe, you're going to want to mark your calendar for May 30. Beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 7 p.m.,

Documentary festival at Olympia Film Society

South Sound Cinema

Documentary festival at Olympia Film Society

It used to be that documentaries were the medicine you took to feel better about seeing untold quantities of garbage at the movie theater. Documentaries were like Flintstone vitamins to make us feel better about seeing whatever Nicolas Cage action abomination came roaring through the cinema. Slowly, though, people like

Visual Edge: 'Ahoy, A Maritime Exhibition' at B2

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Visual Edge: 'Ahoy, A Maritime Exhibition' at B2

"Ahoy, A Maritime Exhibition" at B2 Gallery features paintings of ships and boats and people at work on the water by Mary Pacios, Susanna Rodriguez, James Cole and Austin Dwyer. In many ways, Dwyer dominates the show, due to his technical skill and the high drama of his work. But his

A Life in the Theatre

Stage

A Life in the Theatre

Theater-goers accustomed to the intense drama of David Mamet plays such as Oleanna and Glengarry Glen Ross might be surprised at his A Life in the Theatre, a small play in which the less is said, the more is implied, a bittersweet comic drama that runs about  an hour and

Season of Strangers and their distorted wall of sound

Music

Season of Strangers and their distorted wall of sound

Even though it shouldn't be, it's a surprise when a musician takes a new direction. We've been conditioned to think of artists in one way or another, so any stray movement is met with derision and disbelief. Straying from what we perceive as an artist's sweet spot is a controversial

Join the Lego Club

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Join the Lego Club

Every kid loves Legos - those fantastically versatile, brightly colored interlocking little blocks that hurt like nobody's business when you step on them in the dark. Even so, parents love them, too, for the hours of creative play they provide. And how many architects and engineers launched their start building

Boxing on the Joint Base

Military Life

Boxing on the Joint Base

Going to war can be hard on the body, mind and spirit of the soldier and his or her spouse and children. Derrick Bostic, a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, said he knows this all too well from personal experience. "I'm on my third marriage," he said. "When you look at

Remembering the fallen

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Remembering the fallen

In the very back row of chairs sat Albert Cortes. I sat down next to him. "I feel I should be here to pay my respects," the veteran of the Korean War and 21 years of service quietly said to me. "There are guys here who gave their lives for us, and

New resources for vets in Thurston County

Benefits & Deals

New resources for vets in Thurston County

Veterans, whether old timers or recently discharged and living in Thurston County can look forward to a wide range of new services available to them. "There are a lot of big changes coming for vets," said Lou McElroy, chairperson of the Thurston County Veterans' council. For starters, the Tacoma and Federal Way

Soldier racing for Army

News Front

Soldier racing for Army

Maj. Eric Reid will represent Joint Base Lewis-McChord as a member of the All Army Triathlon team from June 4-8 at the Armed Forces Championship in Hammond, Indiana. An officer with the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, this will be his third year participating in the event. Reid said he's always had

Kids gallery

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Kids gallery

Are you running out of wall space for your child's artistic creations? Have papers covered with colorful crayon images covering every horizontal surface throughout your home? Can't bring yourself to toss any of junior's masterpieces? Here's a cool alternative to the recycling bin: Opening in June, the Young At Art Gallery,

Dirty Oscar's menu is unstoppable

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Dirty Oscar's menu is unstoppable

Cruising down Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, you will pass restaurant after restaurant, but tucked in on the corner of 6th Ave. and one of the many side alleys in Tacoma, you might miss Dirty Oscar's Annex if you're not paying attention. There's not a lot to look at when you

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