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Military Travel Fair

Featured Events

Military Travel Fair

To honor our local military, area businesses and supporters would like to treat the men and women of the Armed Forces, active, reserve, retired, and their families to a travel fair like no other - where you have a chance to win free weekend trips, event tickets, restaurant

The wearing of the green

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The wearing of the green

Pop quiz, hotshot: Where was Saint Patrick born? If you said Ireland, this'll be a useful history lesson. Saint Patrick was born in Britain, then part of the Roman Empire, around 400 A.D. In the Confession, Patrick's alleged autobiography, we learn he came from a wealthy family of Catholic ministers

Where will you be?

Features

Where will you be?

St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays that the general public celebrates for the soul purpose of celebrating. Sure, you have your die hard Irishmen that celebrate the holiday because it's part of their heritage; however, for the most part, the society we live in has a fondness for

Dine leprechaun style

Features

Dine leprechaun style

ANNOUNCER: St. Patrick's Day is a fine ole time to brush the four-leaf clovers off and follow a rainbow to your local Irish restaurant.  And there are several in the area worth a little gold.  A couple you'll find on page 2, but here are a few more to consider

Special Forces Bourbon

Military Life

Special Forces Bourbon

It's easy to toast the Green Berets and their families in our community - thanks to a special bottling a local distillery has done for our local Special Forces unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.      As of November 2016, sales of the 1st Special Forces Group Bourbon Whiskey have raised $40,000

"Raptor" Brigade cases colors

News Front

"Raptor" Brigade cases colors

The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) "Raptor" Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, cased its colors before their scheduled deployment to Afghanistan at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 10, in front of hundreds. The "Raptor" Brigade is set to deploy to Afghanistan for around eight months with 800 soldiers as

"Why War: Causes of Conflict"

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"Why War: Causes of Conflict"

The Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) in Everett recently opened a new interactive exhibit which explores the causes of war through unique, interactive and hands-on experiences. "Why War: The Causes of Conflict" explores the history of military conflicts throughout a country's history by focusing on the root causes. The modern exhibit uses

Giving back to the community

Military Life

Giving back to the community

Two separate coaches with extensive military backgrounds first started competing against one another, but by this basketball season's end, they became a championship pair teaching a younger generation the importance of giving back. Lt. Col. Don Brewer currently is a Washington National Guard chaplain and also director for the Joint Services

Major Alexander P. Cronkhite killed during training exercise at Camp Lewis

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Major Alexander P. Cronkhite killed during training exercise at Camp Lewis

On Oct. 25, 1918, Maj. Alexander P. Cronkhite (1895-1918) is shot and killed during a training exercise at Fort Lewis. An Army Board of Inquiry rules the death accidental, finding that Cronkhite shot himself while firing at a target. His father, Maj. Gen. Adelbert Cronkhite, does not accept this result

Rage on, Lewis Black

Stage

Rage on, Lewis Black

Comedian Lewis Black gained fame in the early years of The Daily Show, when his perma-furious stage persona popped from what was then, under host Craig Kilborn, a rather glib half hour of comedy. Over the phone, however, Black's an absolute teddy bear - or maybe it's just that our

Gypsy at Tacoma Little Theatre

Stage

Gypsy at Tacoma Little Theatre

The musical Gypsy with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and starring Ethel Merman as the iconic stage mother, Rose, opened on Broadway in 1959. Three years later came the film version with Rosalind Russell as Rose. I saw the film when I was

More sticks at Salon Refu

Arts

More sticks at Salon Refu

Once again, Susan Christian is showing her painted stick constructions at her own gallery, Salon Refu. The paintings are assemblages of various kinds of sticks, mostly lathe, which she puts together in rectangular shapes and paints as if they were stretched canvases. The last time I reviewed an exhibition of these

A singular voice

Music

A singular voice

I've never been an expert on hip-hop, having been sheltered from it through the majority of my formative years. What I knew was relegated to what flew by me on the radio, and the years when that exposure would have happened were a particularly fallow period for the genre, coming

News Articles

Snow recovers - thanks base heroes for saving her

Until March 5, Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters hadn’t seen Snow, a 1-and-a-half-year-old white husky service dog, since they heroically rescued her from a Jan. 3 house fire on base. No humans were injured in the January fire that happened in Clarkmoor housing , but after the

Outdoors

Ready for spring skiing?

Although not everyone has been thrilled about the sporadic flurries of snow this winter, skiers and snowboarders have been reveling in the constant snowfall in the mountains. Some winter hot spots offer military discounts to help stretch your money when trekking out to the mountains

Military Life

Runners find luck of the Irish

More than 600 runners, dressed in a variety of Irish green attire, participated in the annual Shamrock ‘n Run 5K just outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday. More than 40 of the newest members of the

Military Life

Star power helps propel Lady Hawks

With the 2017 Women’s National Basketball Association not starting until May, Alex Montgomery of the San Antonio Stars continues to keep herself in shape while in her hometown of Tacoma. In addition to playing any pick-up games she can find, she was invited to be part of

Ferriter: "Life is a fight"

Military Life

Ferriter: "Life is a fight"

The fight started and ended with a set of hands on a pair of shoulders. "Life is a fight, and in this fight you have to close the distance between yourself and your opponent," said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Ferriter, as he put his hands on the shoulders of his attacker. "The

Every Day is Veterans Day

News Front

Every Day is Veterans Day

Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient Justin Constantine designed and created a desktop calendar to honor servicemembers and veterans. "There's no desktop calendar specifically honoring veterans and servicemembers," he said.  "This is a great way to show our greater military community how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice." The Every

Health

Surgery gives JBLM spouse new lease on life

More than anything, wanting to give her daughter another sibling is what led Tessa Fautherree to her doctor’s exam room to talk to him about surgery. Living with polycystic ovary syndrome required that Fautherree seek out an infertility clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center if she wanted

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