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Welcome to the Northwest

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Welcome to the Northwest

If you are holding a copy of this 2017 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, The Ranger, NW Airlifter or JBLM Living, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. Welcome to the Northwest! This

MWR has a fun-filled calendar for 2017

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MWR has a fun-filled calendar for 2017

Every year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family & Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) plans weekly fun-filled, family-friendly events for our military families and community. This year is no exception. The MWR has planned events for families, single soldiers, adults, and children of all ages. If you're looking for something to

Welcome to JBLM ... a base that has it all

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Welcome to JBLM ... a base that has it all

Welcome to Joint Base Lewis McChord. When we rolled into Washington, almost six years ago in July, I never realized then how many wonderful resources were available to military spouses and families. It is a base that truly has something for everyone and I encourage you to take the time

Choosing a daycare

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Choosing a daycare

Parents these days have to make a lot of choices. OB/GYN or midwife? Hospital or home birth? Natural childbirth or medically assisted? And this is all before the kid is even born! One of the most important and life-impacting choices working parents face once that little bundle of joy arrives is

Finding a good family child care provider

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Finding a good family child care provider

Moving to a new area can be challenging when you have young children needing child care. Many families turn to caregivers who provide care in their own homes to have a more family-like atmosphere. But how can you be sure it is a safe environment? At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Family Child

Welcome to a great vacation spot

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Welcome to a great vacation spot

Here's a question. What would you say if you were told there is a place nearby that has a campground with a beach to relax on, a great coffee stand with good food, and a museum to walk through history over the course of an afternoon? The correct answer would be "Camp

Break out of the date night rut

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Break out of the date night rut

The typical date night usually involves getting dressed up and going to a fancy restaurant or maybe taking in a movie. After time, this can begin to feel a little stale. Here are three ideas to shake things up a bit. Bull's Eye Indoor Range Shooting at a range is an exciting

Food, fun and friends

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Food, fun and friends

When wondering where to go for that mid-day meal, check in with "The Lunch Bunch," one of Lewis Community Spouses' Club's subclubs. This fun group of military spouses meets once a month to enjoy lunch at local area restaurants. "Every month we have a volunteer hostess. She picks the new

Love in the grocery store

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Love in the grocery store

Does anyone date in the grocery store aisles anymore? Did anyone beyond the trashy TV shows EVER do this? I met my wife in high school, so I admit I haven't tried dating in the frozen food aisle. I am not exactly sure how one would do this with any relative

Best drive-thrus

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Best drive-thrus

Far too often I find myself not wanting to go out and not wanting to cook, which usually lands me in my car and in a drive-thru. Drive-thrus have a reputation for poor-quality food, but that's not always the case. I've driven around and "thru" enough South Sound towns to

Go organic in Oly

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Go organic in Oly

The Olympia Food Co-op's focus on local, organic and bulk foods sets it apart from many grocery stores. But underneath what's on the shelves and in the freezers, there's another difference: The co-op is a community - a community of workers who make decisions collaboratively and a community of shoppers, most

Discover new restaurants

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Discover new restaurants

It's time to get out of your dining rut and discover new South Sound restaurants. And to help you, we have a few suggestions, at places you should definitely try. Hometown DogsNot satisfied with the sub-par Chicago dog offerings in the Puget Sound, Debby Graham decided that with her close proximity

Grapes of craft

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Grapes of craft

Grape juice's older, more mature cousin, wine has established itself as more than a delicious beverage; it has become a culture. And it is the near-cinematic way in which it's often enjoyed. No doubt the world of wine can be a little intimidating - why are there so many different

Inside Tacoma's neighborhoods

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Inside Tacoma's neighborhoods

Urban. Cultural. Scenic. Big-city options with a small-town feel. Tacoma has emerged in recent years revitalized, re-energized and reinvented. With its thriving downtown business hub ripe with historic architecture, celebrated museums, a major university and a slew of brewery and restaurant options, the city has become a destination for folks

I Corps command change

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I Corps command change

Maj. Gen. (P) Gary Volesky, a native of Washington and a graduate of Eastern Washington University, will assume command of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday, April 3. Before the change of command ceremony, he will be promoted to lieutenant general. Volesky's most recent command was the 101st Airborne Division. His

JROTC programs provide opportunities for students

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JROTC programs provide opportunities for students

In 1916, the National Defense Act gave birth to the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The Vitalization Act of 1964 further opened up the JROTC program to all branches of the military. Since then, the JROTC has been instilling in high school students around the country "the values of

Vietnam at 50

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Vietnam at 50

Tahoma National Cemetery is hosting a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary commemoration ceremony to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War. The event is April 1 at 11 a.m., where all attending Vietnam veterans will receive a special lapel pin to reflect on the nation's thanks for their service and

Looking to improve

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Looking to improve

The seconds passed silently as Spc. Dominick Midell worked to complete his evaluation of a simulated wounded soldier. "I'm going to start my rapid trauma assessment," he said half to himself and half to his evaluator, SSgt. David Nagle. "I've stopped the bleeding; checked pulses and I've done a head-to-toe assessment," continued

Getting to sleep

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Getting to sleep

Wilse Webb, a prominent sleep researcher, once said that sleep is a gentle tyrant - it can be delayed, but it cannot be defeated. Sleep on that for a while. "Sleep is biologically driven," stated Lt. Col. (Dr.) Herbert Kwon, chief of the Madigan Army Medical Center's Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Service

Under one umbrella

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Under one umbrella

This March, the Schultz Family Foundation gave a boost to statewide efforts to support veterans with the launch of WAServes. Launched in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, it's part of the growing AmericaServes network. The idea for the network itself is pretty straightforward.

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