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I've never been much into video games, but there was a period of a couple years when I found myself compelled toward the comfort of the Nintendo 64. Usually I only played in the context of family get-togethers - the adults would talk in one room while us kids would

Hiking away PTSD

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Hiking away PTSD

Like many of our brave veterans, David Konkler, a retired staff sergeant and gunner on an M1A1 tank, found himself struggling with what he had seen and experienced during his two tours in Iraq. The 12- and 15-month deployments during 2005 and 2010 had left him with the invisible wounds

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Military daughter now Miss Idaho

The winner of Miss Idaho USA 2017, Cassie Lewis, was crowned Saturday in Boise, Idaho, in only her second time competing in the pageant world. Lewis, the daughter of retired Capt. Tammy Lewis and veteran Rob Lewis, grew up in Washington state as her parents served with

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JBLM life helped Colorado QB ‘grow up’

There’s no denying it takes a combination of physical skill and mental toughness to play quarterback in college football, especially at the level of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Sefo Liufau, a senior quarterback for the University of Colorado, credits his father Joe and his

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For the love of Jeeps at JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Military Jeepers participated in the Auburn Veterans Day Parade Nov. 5 for the second year in a row. The Auburn Veterans Day Parade is one of the oldest and largest parades in the United States paying tribute to current military members and veterans. Military

New book on World War II shares first-hand accounts

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New book on World War II shares first-hand accounts

This is their story, their chilling, first-hand experiences of fighting in World War II. In a page-turning account, from a paratrooper, a fighter pilot, an engineer and a man with Japanese parents who enlisted in the Army, these local residents reflect on their days during a war that saved the world

Nonprofit speaks for LGBT military

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Nonprofit speaks for LGBT military

The American Military Partner Association (AMPA) is the largest resource network for LGBT servicemembers, veterans and their families in the country. Conceived in 2009 and founded in 2012, the nonprofit organization is the brainchild of Stephen Peters, who served his country as a marine for four years before he was

A badminton journey

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A badminton journey

It's a fairly well-known fact that soccer (or football, for those not in the U.S.) is the world's most popular sport. What's less well-known is the world's second most popular sport. Could it be basketball? Tennis? Hockey? One website, Badminton Information, claims that badminton actually takes silver in this competition.

Staff Sgt. Thiem awarded Silver Star for bravery

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Staff Sgt. Thiem awarded Silver Star for bravery

With bullets whizzing over his head and while under heavy attack, Keaton Thiem did the unexpected. He didn't remain hidden behind a bolder, seeking safety. Instead, the Air Force staff sergeant risked his life, helping as a combat controller to save the lives of 100-plus men during a 14-hour military encounter

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Local military become newest Americans

Their stories vary greatly, but five proud service members and one military spouse reached a major milestone in their lives when sworn in as America’s newest citizens at a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the Club at McChord Field Nov. 9. This was the ninth annual U.S.

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Behind the scenes of a military flyover

Taking an inside look into the flyover process peels back many layers of mystery and magic that go into a perfectly timed flyover. There is a lot of coordination that goes into a flyover, and recently the 446th Airlift Wing performed one for the University of Washington

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Holiday happenings on JBLM

The following is a run-down of holiday events on Joint Base Lewis-McChord taken from JBLM PAO sources: JBLM FAMILY AND MWR THANKSGIVING HOURS Visit tinyurl.com/jjhde9x for a full list of Thanksgiving hours of operation for business, recreation, Child, Youth and School Services and Armed Forces Community Service programs and

Operation Turkey Drop delivers holiday meals

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Operation Turkey Drop delivers holiday meals

"Operation: Turkey Drop is a great cause and it really gets you into the holiday spirit of giving to those who sacrifice so much throughout the year," said Operation: Turkey Drop facilitator, Carlene Joseph.  "It's even more rewarding when you're touching the lives of junior-enlisted military families." The season for holiday giving

Pitch in with the Patriot Athletic League

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Pitch in with the Patriot Athletic League

The military and baseball may not seem to have much in common, but Kevin Burke would disagree: "They both focus on teamwork. You have fast guys and strong guys, you figure out someone's strengths and put them where they can best help. The best teams win, not necessarily the teams

Military ice sculptures

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Military ice sculptures

In an unpretentious warehouse tucked away in a cluster of non-descript buildings not far from Madigan Hospital, something unexpected is taking place on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. At any given time, as many as 20 culinary arts specialists, led by Culinary Arts Quality Assurance Evaluator John Osterholm, are creating beautiful sculptures

A mixed bag for wounded warriors

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A mixed bag for wounded warriors

Seventy-five percent of wounded warriors report they have post-traumatic stress, and a third of those say they've struggled to find care, however, more are finding access to healthcare and education, a survey recently reported. More than 31,000 warriors registered with Wounded Warrior Projects' (WWP) survey of military veterans. "This seventh survey was

Long-term care for vets

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Long-term care for vets

There are 23.7 million military veterans in the United States, and many of them are seniors, or soon will be. TRICARE, a healthcare program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System, offers some options to help veterans and their loved ones make a decision. Skilled Nursing Care:  This is

Sticks and a ball

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Sticks and a ball

When it comes to sports, sometimes children make believers of their parents. Take Elsa Keown for example. A friend talked her into allowing her sons to play lacrosse. Now she calls herself a "lacrosse mom." "I knew absolutely nothing about the game," she said. "I volunteered to run the clock so as to get

Festival of the Nativity in Tacoma

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Festival of the Nativity in Tacoma

The holiday season is just kicking off and everywhere you look, Christmas decor is already being displayed. With many children about to be on winter break from school, its time to start planning what to see and do for the holidays. The Festival of the Nativity returns to Tacoma for

'Art Without Borders Part One'

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'Art Without Borders Part One'

The Tacoma design showroom and gallery, Matter:Tacoma made modern, is offering a rare opportunity to see the work of French-Tunisian graffiti artist and TED Fellow, eL Seed. His global initiative to share the message of peace through graffiti art is more urgent now than ever. eL Seed has given permission to

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