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JBLM women win bronze at Army Ten-Miler

It might not have been the silver medal finish from last year’s Army Ten-Miler, but the Joint Base Lewis-McChord women’s Ten-Miler team still ran their way onto the medal podium Sunday in Washington, D.C. Within the crowded field of approximately 35,000 runners, the JBLM women’s team finished

Recreation

Zombie Run on JBLM drws 500

Regular runners usually go to the various 5K runs on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to further improve their overall speed, but personal best times don’t matter when you’re running for your life. Survival was key for the participants of the third-annual JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run Saturday on Lewis

Attractions

Fall fun continues in the South Sound

You don’t have to go scary to enjoy the Halloween and harvest-time options available around the South Sound and beyond this month, and many won’t give a fright to your pocketbook. Whether you want to dress up your children, yourself or your fur kids, take a romp

People Rule

Twins reflect on lifetime of military service

Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn Lundstrom-Weiss and Lt. Col. Eleanor Baker have spent nearly a lifetime with the Washington Wing of the Civil Air Patrol at McChord Field. The only thing they might have committed more time to than their service is each other. The two sisters, often referred

Military surveyed - results

News Front

Military surveyed - results

The South Sound Military & Communities Partnership has completed its survey of area residents associated with the military for 2016. Formed in 2011, the SSMCP tracks how the military and local communities interact with one another socially and economically. Patterns over the last five years have shown a strong co-dependency -Joint

Survey highlights concerns of military voters

News Front

Survey highlights concerns of military voters

A recent survey by the First Command Financial Behaviors Index revealed a significant difference between civilian and military voters when it comes to the most critical issues for the upcoming 2016 Presidential election. Of highest importance to voting members of the military were: 1) future defense spending, 2) the threat

Working in the big league

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Working in the big league

They show up on time, follow orders, work well in a team and know how to manage resources. It goes without saying they know how to deal with stressful, high-pressure situations. Veterans are ideal employees, but finding ideal employment can be difficult. Last Thursday, Hiring our Heroes and Camo2Commerce hosted a

Cookie Drop for airmen at McChord

Military Life

Cookie Drop for airmen at McChord

It is never too early to start planning for the holidays or to think about ways to help others. For the second consecutive year, Team McChord's Operation Cookie Drop will continue to spread holiday cheer for airmen living at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Operation Cookie Drop is a program that collects

Klaatu barada nikto!

Stage

Klaatu barada nikto!

This weekend, Lakewood Playhouse will host close encounters of the radio kind. For his ninth year in a row, James Venturini is directing a cast of vocal talents to perform, live on stage, a radio-drama-style program for Halloween. Venturini and his cast create live sound effects as well. This year's

In My Life

Music

In My Life

One would be hard-pressed to find a group of artists, at least in the modern era, who have been more intricately and consistently studied than the Beatles. Since emerging in 1963, the lives of John, Paul, George, and Ringo - individually and together - have been catalogued and documented to

'Elephant & Piggie's' "We Are in a Play"

Stage

'Elephant & Piggie's' "We Are in a Play"

Olympia Family Theater's Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play" is a small play that packs a big wallop for kids. I was not familiar with Mo Willems' series of children's books, Elephant & Piggy, before reading about them in the program. The stories about Gerald, the elephant and

We call this home

Arts

We call this home

The exhibition of drawings and paintings by Kathy Gore-Fuss at Salon Refu offers proof positive that practice makes perfect. Gore-Fuss has been making art for a long time. She was one of the first artists I met when I moved to Olympia in 1988. She was good then, and she's

Health

Help for domestic violence is available at Madigan

Physical abuse. Emotional abuse. Financial abuse. Sexual abuse. Domestic violence can show up in all of these forms. The types of abusers can be just as varied — male or female, officer or enlisted, service member or family member. Unfortunately, like the rest of America, many military families

Free B&B nights for active-duty and vets

News

Free B&B nights for active-duty and vets

For the past nine years, hundreds of inns and bed & breakfasts in the U.S. and Canada have opened their doors and hearts to honor our nation's military on Veterans Day with a free night's stay. The B&B for Vets program began when a B&B owner, Kathleen Panek of Gillum House

One good turn leads to another

Military Life

One good turn leads to another

Boy Scout Caleb Koyn now understands the power of a "good turn." A couple of Saturdays ago, Koyn and fellow Scouts from Steilacoom's Troop 71 gathered at the Cadence Fellowship House (CFH) in Tillicum to help Koyn complete his Eagle Scout Service Project. Maj. Brian Koyn, 7th Infantry Division deputy chaplain, is

The power of pink

Features

The power of pink

This might be the first time a dish of nachos was good for someone's health. Patrons of The RAM may be surprised to find Easter-pink tortilla chips in their Mexican fare, but that ingredient is meant to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention and treatment. "Our nacho chip provider is

Tacoma Restaurant Week begins

Features

Tacoma Restaurant Week begins

Twenty-two restaurants are participating in Tacoma Restaurant Week Oct. 16-20 and 23-27, giving area foodies a chance to dine in the area's best restaurants for a lot less than they'd normally pay. They'll find such exciting creations on the three-course menus as Grilled Steelhead, New York Steak, Pork Porterhouse, Chicken Cordon

Solid execution

Reviews

Solid execution

ANNOUNCER: Open for several months now, Cooks Tavern near Tacoma's Proctor District has found an audience - diners that like well-crafted food in a light, easy-going environment with plenty of unique twists on the menu to keep things interesting.  Though, why call it a tavern? JASON: Why they named a restaurant

Moving through clouds

Music

Moving through clouds

One of my favorite songs by Ween is a shady little ditty called "Zoloft." Coming from a band that once claimed to have recorded an album under the influence of huffed Scotchgard - though they later fessed up to this being a lie, just the "most slime-bag thing" they could

City of Lacey expands Lacey Veterans Hub

News

City of Lacey expands Lacey Veterans Hub

Thurston County's 30,000 veterans will now have even more space to seek assistance and resources with the newly expanded Lacey Veterans Services Hub. The City of Lacey officially dedicated its expanded Veterans Services Hub during a public ceremony held Friday, Oct. 7. "We have 32,000 veterans in Thurston County and add to

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