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From National Guard youth to servicemembers

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From National Guard youth to servicemembers

Usually kids from high schools in Spokane, Snohomish, Bay Center and Tacoma wouldn't become best of friends, but these four are Washington National Guard youth. Like with any other branch of service, they are familiar with their parents constantly traveling, deploying and relocating. "Now that I have looked at the military

3rd Annual Artisan Market

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3rd Annual Artisan Market

Shipwreck Beads is looking forward to hosting their 3rd Annual Artisan Market on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Their parking lot will soon be sprawling with over 70 vendors selling homemade goods. Shipwreck Beads is well known for having the world's largest selection of beads, which has actually been verified by

Staying cool

Outdoors

Staying cool

Cool beverage, cool breeze, cool view. Anthony's has just one of the decks to enjoy on the water. Grab a boat and a breeze. Outboard rentals can give you a tiny taste of speed on the water. It's that time of year. The heat is officially getting old. Laying on your bed

Betties bout to benefit kids

Military Life

Betties bout to benefit kids

Joint Base Lewis-McChord's own roller derby team, the Bettie Brigade, will face the Rainy City Roller Dolls from Centralia for their final bout of the season, and they'll help kids in the process this Saturday. Just who is the Bettie Brigade? The "JBLM Bettie Brigade is a nonprofit sports organization ... an

Triple Nickel storms the trenches

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Triple Nickel storms the trenches

Trench warfare defined the early 20th century. It was a bloody, vicious, costly and miserable way to fight wars - millions died storming trenches in World War I. In the 21st century - the era of drones and precision missile strikes - trench warfare seems downright antiquated. That's why it would

Welcome Expo on JBLM

Military Life

Welcome Expo on JBLM

"We want to help spouses get to know us, others in their neighborhood, and sign up for something they might like to do," said Kelli Weinerth, president of the Lewis Community Spouses' Club. To those ends, the club is hosting their first Welcome Expo - putting military spouses face to face

McChord reservist trains for U.S. Open

Military Life

McChord reservist trains for U.S. Open

Mark Twain once opined that the game of golf is a good walk spoiled. Ryan Coghill, a reservist with the 446th Airlift Wing, doesn't think so. "I picked up a golf club when I was eight years old," he told me as we sat in the clubhouse at McChord Field's Whispering Firs

Kids are in charge at Whispering Firs Golf Course

Military Life

Kids are in charge at Whispering Firs Golf Course

As summer winds down and the school year looms closer in the future, children and parents alike are searching for the last bit of fun to squeeze out of summer. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's MWR has once again teamed up with Whispering Firs Golf Course to bring a fabulous golf experience

Wunderkammers invade the Seaport Museum

Arts

Wunderkammers invade the Seaport Museum

The exhibition "Wunderkammer: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections" is so uniquely integrated into the projects and collections at the Foss Waterway Seaport that separating the exhibition, curated by Lisa Kinoshita, from the maritime museum's collections is a scavenger hunt filled with delightful surprises. The show is a collection of Wunderkammers created

Music and Art in Wright Park

Music

Music and Art in Wright Park

Every year, in the dog days of summer, a slew of bands descend on Wright Park. With temperatures reaching unbearable levels in the past few weeks, there's little to do but take off most of your clothes and embrace the hellscape that is summer in 2015. If you're interested in

Nine Circles of Hell

Stage

Nine Circles of Hell

From the fringe theater company that brought you the provocative Miss Julie and staged readings of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Neil Labute's Reasons to be Pretty, comes 9 Circles by Bill Cain, another one-night-only staged reading performed at Tacoma Little Theatre, Aug. 16. A psychological thriller based on

SPOUSE magazine: August edition

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine: August edition

SPOUSE magazine is a free, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and

Beer and Blues festival

Bars & Clubs

Beer and Blues festival

The most cleverly-named beer festival in the South Sound is right around the corner. Brew Five Three is Tacoma's beer and blues festival, and in its 3rd year, is well on its way to becoming tradition. On Saturday, Aug. 8, from 1-8 p.m., Broadway, between 9th and 11th, will turn into

Great ways to see the Northwest other than by car

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Great ways to see the Northwest other than by car

The Pacific Northwest is an amazing part of the country - filled with lofty evergreens, rolling hills that lead the way to towering mountains, expanses of water, and plenty of wildlife to check out along the way. Driving the area's scenic byways will take you through forests and oceans alike,

Eastern Washington travels

Travel

Eastern Washington travels

The road trip to eastern Washington is easily one of the most scenic and beautiful trips from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Most people don't automatically think of Spokane and The Palouse region as vacation destinations, but the ever-changing scenery of mountains, forests, deserts and rolling hills, gives this area a distinct

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Hot housing market, low mortgage rates

Mortgage rates are currently low, but there is fear and speculation that after September, they will start creeping up. This increase is likely due to the Federal Reserve's faith that the economy is starting to improve. Unemployment is decreasing, and people are purchasing more goods and services. If you're in the market

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Presidential Scholars Leadership Program inaugurates 60, including local veteran advocate

Imagine a leadership program in which scholars interact with presidents, key administration officials and academics. The scholars travel to participating presidential centers and pore through archives of knowledge to complete case studies of key leadership principles.  They synthesize this information with a diverse group of peers from a variety of

Orphan flight

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Orphan flight

In this 40th anniversary year of the end of the Vietnam War, it seems fitting that two books have just been published about the frantic, life-saving rescue of orphaned South Vietnamese babies: Angels Flying Out of Hell: The 7,000 Mile Journey of the Operation Babylift Orphans by Bette Milleson James

Military Life

Choosing a daycare

Parents these days have to make a lot of choices. OB/GYN or midwife? Hospital or home birth? Natural childbirth or medically assisted? And this is all before the kid is even born! One of the most important and life-impacting choices working parents face once that little bundle of joy arrives is

Transport to an exotic land

Reviews

Transport to an exotic land

Pal-Do World is where to go when you don't have the time or patience to drive to Seattle's China Town. Nestled off of South Tacoma Way, it's incredibly easy to get to, no matter which direction you are coming from. From the moment you walk in to the store, you

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