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Behind the scenes at Air Expo

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Behind the scenes at Air Expo

Hard work on the ground ensures success in the air. The 2016 JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo is set to takeoff Aug. 27-28, and it promises to be a great show. "After a four-year hiatus, we're pleased to bring this event back to the South Sound," stated Col. Daniel Morgan, garrison commander,

Career Expo

Jobs & Education

Career Expo

When transportation is provided up and down the I-5 corridor, including on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, there are no excuses for servicemembers and veterans to miss out on the upcoming Working with Our Troops King County Career EXPO, which will be held Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in

Hope, healing and nature

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Hope, healing and nature

Activist Teresa Baird has a saying that is as much a part of her identity as her "Flying Eagle" moniker: "Give your heart to our veterans for they are the heart of this country." And Baird practices what she preaches.  The wheelchair-bound force of nature commands a group of volunteers with

Renaissance

Military Life

Renaissance

In the past 10 years or so, nerd culture has penetrated the furthest reaches of the greater pop cultural landscape, bringing an end to the decades-long notion that being obsessed with science fiction, comic books, fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon, or any other niche interest is anything to be mocked.

Top 5 cookies in Tacoma

Features

Top 5 cookies in Tacoma

When it comes to dessert, sometimes what you need is a slice of decadent tiramisu, filled with rich and complex flavors, the contrast of creamy mascarpone with the sharpness of espresso. Or perhaps crème brulee or cheesecake or even bread pudding. But sometimes what you need is something more down-home,

Oly's rainforest

Outdoors

Oly's rainforest

Tucked away in a southeast neighborhood of Olympia lies Watershed Park, one of the area's most beautiful and private forest parks that's home to a winding trail and wooden bridges over Moxlie Creek. Olympia's water supply came solely from the wells in Watershed Park from the late 1800s until the 1950s,

Different perspective

Arts

Different perspective

As retrospective exhibitions go, this one is unusually small, filling only one of the smaller galleries in the Museum of Glass. What it lacks in scale, it more than makes up for in its dramatic presentation. The walls of the gallery are black and the room is dimly lit with

What dreams may come

Music

What dreams may come

A funny thing happens when people watch dogs sleep. Sometimes, when a dog is truly, deeply asleep, their paws will twitch uncontrollably, in a more frantic version of the little tremors that roll over our bodies when we're similarly sunken into a REM state. What's odd is the amount that

Teach your kids to be savers

Military Life

Teach your kids to be savers

Your greatest reward as a parent is spending time with your kids and watching them grow. In return, you can give them a gift - the gift of knowledge. Specifically, in the months and years ahead, teach them the financial skills that can help make their lives easier and more

Military Life

Grant for Steily

The South Puget Sound area is rich with children from all over the country. They have moved here in order for their parent to serve at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Sometimes it may be easy to overlook all that a military child goes through early on in their lives. They pack

2016 JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo Program

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2016 JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo Program

Pierce County's largest event is a fun, 2-day packed Air Show and Warrior Expo saluting both air power and Army power ... an amazing day that also features the Thunderbords and the Army's premier parachute team the Golden Knights.  Click here for the official guide to air show. Click here to

What's happening on base

Military Life

What's happening on base

Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach last week focusing on changes in housing, public works and more. Housing: Lincoln Military Housing is now running military housing.  There has been a name change from neighborhoods to districts.  There has been no change in

Military Family Fun Fair

Military Life

Military Family Fun Fair

Saturday should be a scorcher, but local military families have a free, fun day ahead of them in Lacey. The day starts with the Military Family Fun Fair, a free day of pony rides, visits with super heroes, face painting, mini-golf, popcorn and cotton candy, games and more, sponsored by The

Spouse likes numbers

Jobs & Education

Spouse likes numbers

Maggie Connors, a financial advisor at Edward Jones in DuPont and an Army spouse, has spent the last 12 years married to the military and building her career. She acknowledges that the two are not always compatible. "Our first duty station was Germany, and it took a lot of time to

The new DCG

News Front

The new DCG

For Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, leadership is based on inspiration. "I hope to inspire those I serve with by my actions and words," he said shortly after his Welcoming Ceremony as Joint Base Lewis-McChord's newest deputy commanding general. The traditional military ceremony was held on Tuesday morning in front of I Corps

Local military supporter receives top award

News Front

Local military supporter receives top award

A few months ago, 96-year-old Retired Chief Petty Officer Thomas Story, packed his bags and boarded a plane at SeaTac International Airport along with 39 other World War II veterans. The flight, sponsored by Puget Sound Honor Flights, would take them to Washington, D.C. where they would have the opportunity

JBLM couple open biz

Military Life

JBLM couple open biz

There's a new little corner shop in the sleepy town of Steilacoom. Fresh Picked Foods isn't your typical quick-e-mart: while you can buy some of the standard mini mart fare like soda, candy bars and chips, the veteran and servicemember masterminds behind the shop are looking to focus in on

Summer fun with AUSA

News Front

Summer fun with AUSA

Picnics are great fun. "You can't beat this weather and park," exclaimed John Guarda, as soldiers and family members assigned to the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade enjoyed a day of fun and community. As the president of the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Gig Harbor Subchapter, Guarda would know. "This

VA volunteers provide

Benefits & Deals

VA volunteers provide

On March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln made his second inaugural address during the throes of the Civil War. "To care for him who shall have borne the battle ..." was Lincoln's promise to a nation of veterans and their families and would become the vision statement of the Department of

Brew Five Three

Bars & Clubs

Brew Five Three

Now that we're firmly implanted into summertime and the torrid sun is giving its all to melt us, it only seems logical that a cold beverage would be the perfect remedy to combat the heat. Hoppy day drinking is coming back to Tacoma this weekend in the form of a

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