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Helping premature babies thrive

Some babies are born too early, before their bodies are ready to keep their breathing or their temperatures steady. Others may have a birth defect like a cleft palate, which requires specialized feeding before surgery. Still, others may be born with a narcotics addiction, or with

Decades later, vets recognized

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Decades later, vets recognized

On Aug. 29, 1969, things weren't looking good for Gary Birka and Rick Adler. The two men were fighting for their lives in Vietnam, surrounded by North Vietnamese Army troops. Mortars and small arms fire tore into their platoon's position as they fought for survival. Of their 25-man element, all

Update from the boss

News Front

Update from the boss

Team. That's the one word Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza used when asked to describe the just ended Association of the United States Army's annual meeting. "Team," said the commander of I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The AUSA 2006 Annual Meeting and Exposition took place from the 3rd through the 5th this week at

JBLM Transition Summit registration now open

Jobs & Education

JBLM Transition Summit registration now open

Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) Servicemember for Life Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) will partner with Hiring Our Heroes and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a three-day transition fair for servicemembers, veterans and their families Oct. 12-14, inside Hangar 9 and 10 on JBLM. "Hiring Our Heroes transition summits are

News Front

El Gaucho to support Camp Lewis

Chad Mackay has always had a profound admiration for serving those who serve us. So much so, that even with the 20th anniversary of his family's famed Seattle restaurant, El Gaucho, on the horizon, Mackay wanted to somehow give back to the community. El Gaucho has partnered once again with

Tactical Tailor moves to new location

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Tactical Tailor moves to new location

Tactical Tailor was the brainchild of Army veteran Logan Coffey. After his first week of training while stationed in Hawaii, Coffey realized that his Army-issued gear needed a lot of modifications and changes. He made it his personal mission to update and modify his issued gear so it would be

Tacoma Film Festival

South Sound Cinema

Tacoma Film Festival

At the best of times, being a lover of film provides an unending journey of discovery, sifting through the hundreds of films released each year in search of gems. This feedback loop of sorting and viewing and discarding and embracing new sights and voices has been reinforced in recent years

A life in character

Stage

A life in character

Visitors to legendary comic Emo Philips' Wikipedia page learn in its first sentence that Philips is a master of the paraprosdokian. That was a new one on us, too. A paraprosdokian, from the Greek for "counter to expectations," is a witty remark in which the last phrase is a surprise

Not spooky but plenty ooky

Stage

Not spooky but plenty ooky

I'm absolutely certain that there's a way to make a musical version of The Addams Family that lives up to the source material's macabre inscrutability and iconic style, but I've unfortunately yet to see one. The Addams Family musical - with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise, and

Raise a glass!

Features

Raise a glass!

It goes by the Latin name Homarus americanus. It can stretch to over two feet long and weigh 40 pounds. An Atlantic-dwelling, herring-munching monster, it's the heaviest arthropod on the planet. Forget Jurassic Park, this spiny devil originated during the Cambrian explosion a half-billion years ago. Pretty intimidating, right? Now

Better than bein' nobody

Music

Better than bein' nobody

Some artists are so inextricably associated with where they come from that it's nearly impossible to not mention them and their hometown in the same sentence. Once this connection gets formed in your mind, there's no getting rid of it. I could ask 100 random people the first thing they

Traveling exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum

Arts

Traveling exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum

The traveling exhibition "30 Americans," from the famed Rubell Family Collection in Miami, makes its first West Coast stop at Tacoma Art Museum. With 45 works from 30 of the best African American artists since the 1970s, this is one of the more important shows to ever grace the galleries

Call it a day

Music

Call it a day

In a place like Tacoma, it can be easy to get a little cozy and start taking things for granted. There are certain businesses, people, bits of natural beauty, artists and bands that we all collectively assume will just be around forever. When it comes to bands, it's easy to

Focus

7th ID commander chats adding Guard to division

We continue to be amazed by the character, competence and commitment of our Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Task Force Bayonet continues to build combat ready brigades that are globally responsive and regionally engaged. This week, we would like to highlight an addition to our team. We

People Rule

A goodbye to JBLM executive assistant

Joy and laughter filled The Bistro’s backroom Sept. 30, as generations of 7th Infantry Division officials and lifetime friends of Alice G. Kline’s celebrated the end of her nearly 46-year career as an executive assistant at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Kline, affectionately referred to by her coworkers

Jobs & Education

Two universities open on-base sites

Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members and families looking to advance their education have two new on-base opportunities. Central Washington University and City University opened their new locations at Stone Education Center on Lewis Main with a ribbon cutting event at the center Sept. 29. The two

Military jobs act

News Front

Military jobs act

The Collaborating for Economic Reintegration of Troops (CERT) Act is designed to equalize military training and civilian licenses or certifications for skilled careers as one in the same. "The act would establish a commission to develop new, uniform licensing and certification standards for high-demand occupations," read a Sept. 29 press release

Airman volunteers to make outdoor recreation more available

Outdoors

Airman volunteers to make outdoor recreation more available

Airman Marc Tiemeyer has led an active life. Born and raised in Forks, Washington, Tiemeyer came from a logging family. "When I was growing up, I was surrounded by the outdoors, and the forest was my playground and my refuge," said Tiemeyer.  "I spent my youth hiking ... hunting, camping

Go to law school at the government's expense

Jobs & Education

Go to law school at the government's expense

Applications are now being accepted for the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP). This program allows up to 25 active-duty commissioned officers to have their law school completely paid for by the government. The idea of graduating law school with zero student loan debt sounds lucrative enough on its own, but

SPOUSE magazine - October 2016

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - October 2016

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

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