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Record turnout for 7th annual OP RED dinners

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Record turnout for 7th annual OP RED dinners

What makes a hero? A question for the ages, debated by philosophers, scientists, artists and the other brilliant minds amongst us throughout recorded history. Are heroes born or are they made? George Washington had a mind for military strategy - but if he'd been a royalist, it's unlikely his face

The Wild West Division

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The Wild West Division

A memorial honoring the 91st Division stands silent at the western edge of Watkins Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The field honors the heroic actions of MSgt. Travis Watkins during the Korean War.   Dedicated on May 30, 1930, the monument, which features six statues and a 40-foot tall obelisk, honors the

253 Short Film Party

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253 Short Film Party

Distinguishing itself from many of the other arts, film is defined by its massive amount of moving parts. Directors adapt the words of screenwriters, cinematographers work with the technical crew to enact visions onscreen, actors' performances are elevated by scores or soundtracks selected by yet another party, and it all

Brew Night at the zoo

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Brew Night at the zoo

It's usually just good common sense not to combine alcohol and zoo patronage. When was the last time you read a news story about a tipsy zoo patron deciding to test the hunting prowess of a polar bear, or go swimming in the shark tank that didn't have a predictably

Mondo meals

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Mondo meals

ANNOUNCER: Downtown Gig Harbor may be sleepy with gorgeous views of sailboats and great shops to wander in and out, but it also has a kick-ass burger shop serving up the very best in meat, fries and shakes.JASON: Don't tell my cardiologist I ate there!  These burgers are stacked high

Talking with ...

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Talking with ...

There's a great, but little-seen movie called Nine Lives, which features nine short films about women. The hook of the movie is that each short film is shot in one long take, which might seem like a stunt, but it ultimately grants you more intimate access to the lives of the

Prone to panic

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Prone to panic

Have you ever experienced a panic attack? My first one happened when I was a youngster. It was the night before my first day of the school year, and I was suddenly seeing spiders all around my house. They had most assuredly been there the entire summer, but I was

"Cultural imPRINT"

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"Cultural imPRINT"

"Cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints" is an exhibition of some 45 prints by artists from the many Northwest coastal tribes over a period of six decades. From the earliest works to the most recent, these prints demonstrate a melding of ancient traditions with the latest aesthetic practices from the times

Travel Oregon

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Travel Oregon

Spending time in Salem, Oregon, is a chance to better understand the Northwest. The Grand Hotel sits on the site of a former historic hotel. It has all the conveniences and amenities of a modern hotel with décor that gives it the charm of a bygone era. Visitors can easily walk

JBLM cemetery restored by boy scouts

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JBLM cemetery restored by boy scouts

On May 6, Gary Stedman, Specials Projects, Department of Public Works (DPW), at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and an eagle scout joined boy scouts from Troop 436, Lakewood, to help Nathan Parker, JBLM resident, complete his Eagle Scout project, the restoration of the Jeschke Cemetery. Gary Stedman mentored more than 150

Lincoln oldest JROTC in Tacoma

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Lincoln oldest JROTC in Tacoma

When Gen. Colin Powell was named National Security Advisor in 1987, he found that the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program, established under President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, had become basically inoperative for many years. Powell, who as a college freshman joined the ROTC program at City College of

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2017 Armed Forces Day

Click here to view our interactive 2018 Armed Forces Day Guide.

Former CIA analyst returns home

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Former CIA analyst returns home

For many of her generation, the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001, had a profound impact on S.M. Carlson's life choices. Her three brothers, like many other young men at the time, choose military service, one to the Air Force and two to the Army. She chose a different and surprising

Excellence among junior leaders

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Excellence among junior leaders

Earlier this month in Lakewood, the students of Lakes High School's Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AJROTC) Lancer Battalion refused to settle for anything less than perfect as they went through a U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) inspection. Under the guidance of 1st. Sgt. Raul

First soldier to graduate

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First soldier to graduate

SSgt. Melvin Correa Lopez knows what it feels like to be first. On May 12, he became the first soldier to graduate from City University of Seattle through its partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The institution, also known as CityU, is a private not-for-profit institution based in Seattle. CityU offers a School

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Armed Forces Day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

On May 20, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has a day jam-packed with activities planned for Armed Forces Day 2017. The event is open to the public and admission is free. "Armed Forces Day is JBLM's way of educating the public of the various roles and functions that JBLM plays in keeping

100 years of history

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100 years of history

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) will host a Fort Lewis Centennial Celebration, Aug. 31, on Watkins Field at 1 p.m. Department of Defense identification card holders and their guests are invited to join in the celebration at this free event. JBLM Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) will announce event details

An arsenal of history

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An arsenal of history

One of the definitions of the word arsenal is that it is a collection of things that achieve a particular purpose. The purpose of the Washington National Guard Museum on Camp Murray, otherwise known as the Arsenal, is to educate the public and those who serve in the Washington National Guard

Honoring military heritage at JBLM

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Honoring military heritage at JBLM

"The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war." Spoken by the late Gen. Omar Bradley, the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, these words have come to symbolize our nation's dedication to honoring our military's sacrifices. Gen. Bradley was speaking

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Airline discounts and perks for the military

Do soldiers get upgrades on planes? What do airlines practice for soldiers in and out of uniform? Upgrades to first class, boarding first, or exiting the plane first - we've all seen these events take place for soldiers in full uniform and those wearing civilian clothes. The confusion comes not from

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