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WWI vet honored for valor in combat

Nearly 100 years after Pfc. John Barnard Goodman was drafted into the Army Signal Corps during World War I, 20 of his descendents met with military leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s I Corps Headquarters Saturday for a ceremony to honor him with a Silver Star and

Local candy for grown ups

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Local candy for grown ups

While Laffy Taffy, Tootsie Rolls and Dumdums may appease the knee high set, a grown-up sweet tooth often calls for something a bit more sophisticated. Well fear not! The Tacoma area offers treats to satisfy even the most adult cravings. Johnson Candy Company, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday;

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Veterans Day events in the South Sound

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Veterans Day events in the South Sound

Americans take pride in celebrating and honoring their veterans every day - but none more so than on Veterans Day. On this day, patriotic pride sweeps through the land, and people pause to personally thank veterans for their service to our country. Those who live in the communities that surround

For JBLM, one Veterans Day just isn't enough

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For JBLM, one Veterans Day just isn't enough

Veterans Day is a high priority for the brave men and women serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Since Nov. 3, service personnel from JBLM have been participating in Veterans Day programs communitywide in a 10-day-long observance and outreach campaign that includes 23 local schools, one church and 14 community/civic organizations

Vets bowling for dollars

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Vets bowling for dollars

The Veteran's High Game Pot produced a record-shattering payout of over $1,800 for the Top 5 Vet's scores in 2015. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of tournament sponsors, this year's 11th annual Veterans Day Tournament hopes to exceed the record payouts. The Puget Sound 9-Tap Tour has been hosting Veterans Day

Museum prepares for JBLM's 100th anniversary

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Museum prepares for JBLM's 100th anniversary

Erik Flint has been committed to the Lewis Army Museum for the past five years as a volunteer, board member, and now director. With Joint Base Lewis McChord's 100th Anniversary on the horizon, the museum is undergoing a facelift, reopening in time for the centennial events currently being organized. Shortly after

Connected by coins

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Connected by coins

The passing of a challenge coin from one's hand to another's with the words "well done," carries immeasurable pride. This act began with the Roman army and continues today. "It's amazing what a small piece of metal does for morale," said Jordan Haines who, with his wife, Donna, owns the web-based company

New book examines the invisible war

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New book examines the invisible war

There is an invisible war after a war. It's the effects of the invisible war that the just published book, Retire the Colors: Veterans and Civilians on Iraq and Afghanistan, presents its readers. The book offers the words, feelings and truths of 19 different voices intimately involved with combat or impacted by

SPOUSE magazine - November 2016

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SPOUSE magazine - November 2016

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

Washington Army National Guard, JBLM to join forces

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Washington Army National Guard, JBLM to join forces

When it comes to military readiness, there is no number two. "Readiness is our number one priority, and there is no other number one," Gen. Mark Milley, Army Chief of Staff, wrote in an earlier press release. This attitude resides at the heart of the Associated Unit Program Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

The fairway of charity

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The fairway of charity

The thwack of the three-wood announced the launch of a golf ball over the green of the fairway and toward the distant firs. "This is the tenth time I've been out here," commented Andrew Oczkewicz, the United Service Organization's (USO's) director of operations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said before teeing off. "Part

Win night in Seattle

Military Life

Win night in Seattle

Kimpton Hotels, in partnership with the USO Northwest, has announced its 6th annual Christmas contest. "Every holiday season, we call for nominations of deserving active-duty or retired military members and their families to spend a special Christmas Eve at our hotels, on us," said Allison Ferre, public relations manager of Kimpton

Army Reserve Ambassadors link local communities

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Army Reserve Ambassadors link local communities

"Ambassador" is one of those honorifics that sounds a bit antiquated, like it's from the same bygone era as "Viceroy" or "Archduke", but it's still in use today. In fact, the Army Reserve has been using it ever since ye olden times of 1998. Army Reserve Ambassadors act as liaisons between

Parents of Multiples find community, understanding

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Parents of Multiples find community, understanding

Being a parent is tough. Parenting in the military is tougher yet. Now imagine what it must be like to be a parent of twins, triplets, quadruplets - or more - all while serving your country in the U.S. military. For a few remarkable families in the South Sound, that

Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest seeks new members

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Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest seeks new members

Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest (SMANW) is reaching out to active-duty servicemembers to continue to build on the 42-year history of the organization.  With more than 125 current members, the SMANW partners with local businesses and organizations, such as the USO, to provide financial support for

Madigan selected for new creative therapy program

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Madigan selected for new creative therapy program

The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Madigan Army Hospital, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, to be one of five new Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network sites across the country. This selection means that Madigan will receive NEA funding to support art, music and creative writing therapies

Voices of angels

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Voices of angels

In late-15th-century Austria, the use of boys' choirs in Catholic mass was already a longstanding tradition. In 1498, Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian I moved his entire court, musicians included, to Vienna. Thus was born the Vienna Chapel Imperial. Maximillian decreed that a choir of two adult bass singers and six

Welcome home!

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Welcome home!

Ron Swarner was one of the cofounders of the Weekly Volcano back in 2001. He moved on from this paper in April 2015, but his Tacoma-loving, hipster-booster soul is in every drop of ink. When he retired from print journalism, he said he was interested in opening a little bar

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Triumph series winners in 2-mile run

More than 100 service members turned out for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Triumph Series’ 2-Mile Championship Nov. 4 at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent — one of the final events to earn points for the Commander’s Cup sports trophy for

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