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Military to utilities

When Miles Joseph Barretta wakes up and gets ready for work, he doesn't put on the standard active-duty Army uniform of BDUs and combat boots; his boots are utilitarian and steel-toed, but take him to a classroom at the south campus of Bates Technical College.  And while his battle buddies

Spouses create business success at Lewis Main PX

Military Life

Spouses create business success at Lewis Main PX

A military spouse is not exempt from entrepreneurship - just ask Chandra Hedgepeth. A mother of three children, whose husband, Jay Hedgepeth, is a first sergeant in civil affairs - opened a shop in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord PX, Feb. 1, at the encouragement of the manager there who noticed

Boating Guide

Outdoors

Boating Guide

Do you feel the heat? Oh, it's coming. Springtime and summer are right around the next bend in the river, and the water is calling to you. Whether it's fishing in Washington's lakes and smaller streams or heading out into the open water of the Pacific Ocean, you first have

Military traditions handed down from father to son

Military Life

Military traditions handed down from father to son

When William Striegel looks back on his life, he knows that he has much to be thankful for - whether or not he knows it. He has a Nation grateful for his unwavering love, appreciation and loyalty to the military. Striegel joined ROTC from the University of Idaho in 1966

We have a winner

Military Life

We have a winner

What would you do with an extra $3,000? Pay a few bills? Take a family vacation? When Dawn Shultz, a military spouse formerly of Bremerton, discovered she was the grand prize winner in the Purina Pro Plan Military 9 of 9 Best in Show Sweepstakes, that answer couldn't have been

Getting a special bike for a special family

Military Life

Getting a special bike for a special family

We tend to take simple things for granted. Like getting the baby of the family a two-wheeled bike, with training wheels. Then, eventually taking the training wheels off and gingerly letting go as our child wobbles and eventually rights, tasting speed and freedom. Then later, enjoying family bike rides, feeling

Frampton in the Raw

Music

Frampton in the Raw

There's a scene in the film version of High Fidelity where John Cusack's character gets dragged out to a show. Upon approaching the door, he hears "Baby I Love Your Way," and turns to the doorman to say, "Is that Peter f@#&*!$ Frampton?" After going inside and seeing that it's

Marlon James speaks

Arts

Marlon James speaks

The University of Puget Sound, the small undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, will continue its "Susan Resneck Pierce Lectures in Public Affairs and the Arts" series when it welcomes award-winning Jamaican-born author Marlon James at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. James is most prominently known for

New restaurant great addition to Ruston Way

Reviews

New restaurant great addition to Ruston Way

Announcer: New restaurants tend to receive a lot of buzz when they first open in the South Sound, and sometimes those early lines and hard to get reservations are worthy - and other times they are not. WildFin's recent opening on Ruston Way kept the seats booked this past weekend,

'Alarm Bells of Consciousness'

Arts

'Alarm Bells of Consciousness'

The name of the show is "Politi Oso", and the catchy title, "Alarm Bells of Consciousness" is the descriptor from the B2 Fine Art website. Featuring works by the recently departed Aminah Benda Lynn Robinson and the great Faith Ringgold, this visual exploration of feminism, race, culture, religion and politics

Critical hit

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Critical hit

I began playing Dungeons & Dragons when I was around 10 years old. My first Dungeon Master was my dad, who himself started playing the game near its inception in the late ‘70s. My fellow campaign members were my brother and our friends, and we enjoyed low-level escapism in a

Going weightless with indie pop

Music

Going weightless with indie pop

It used to be that singers would credit themselves by their own names, simply because they were the face and the voice given life by a seasoned songwriter. Annette Funicello was a pop darling, and her image was all the selling that was needed. It didn't matter what studio musicians

Memorial Death March

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Memorial Death March

At 25.7 miles, Army veteran Ron O'Ferrall marveled at a wall of stones and clay to his left and the peaks of White Sand to his right. "I will never forget this wall," he wrote in an email not long after returning from the 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held

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2016 Spring Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest.  In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see.  Click the link below and start your journey today. Click here to view our interactive 2016 Spring Welcome Guide.

Online guides for 2016

Guides

Online guides for 2016

Veterans Day   Fall Career & Education Guide   Homes and Living Guide   Fall Guide   Summer Welcome Guide   JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo Program   Freedom Fest Guide   Memorial Day Guide   Armed Forces Day Guide   Summer Guide   Spring Welcome Guide  

JBLM's Earthworks turns waste into compost for wildflowers

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JBLM's Earthworks turns waste into compost for wildflowers

Spring is here, and the JBLM prairies are awash with golden paintbrush, Oregon sunshine, balsamroot, iris and other wildflowers. These beautiful prairie flowers are preserved and propagated with the help of the Center for Natural Lands Management's (CNLM) South Sound Prairies Conservation Nursery program, where these plants are carefully nurtured

A journey to freedom

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A journey to freedom

Imagine being the Afghanistan Navy Seal that killed an 8-year-old carrying what looked like an IED or being the Army nurse that was raped by the very servicemembers she was protecting. Does that sound like memories that just go away after one exits the military? A combat veteran can still carry on

Cruising from the Northwest

Travel

Cruising from the Northwest

Many people associate cruise vacations with the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean, but the fact is that the world of cruising is so much more than beaches and Caribbean ports. Cruises go nearly anywhere in the world and allow those on board to explore a variety of ports of

Foraging the forest

Outdoors

Foraging the forest

There's food all around us in the many forests in western Washington. It's free for the picking, and it is tasty and nutritional, organic, all-natural, and with no harmful hormones or chemicals. But you need to know what you're picking and eating, because while much of it is healthier than

Branching out

Outdoors

Branching out

According to anthropologists, our distant ancestors were arboreal primates who came down from the trees millions of years ago when the climate changed. According to parents, our children are arboreal apes who will happily climb any convenient tree to regard us from on high. Some things never change. If you'd

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