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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

Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

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Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

For some, they were drafted into service on a fateful day long ago. They were asked to leave their life plans and the world they knew behind in order to serve their country in a time of need. Others volunteered their service, answering a call to serve and give back

The public's history

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The public's history

A significant part of America's story is discovered in the nation's military history. Within this history - within the workings of who did what, with what and when - the public begins to understand and appreciate the past events and sacrifices that have shaped the present. "We are the American people's museum,"

Taking our military out to the ballgame

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Taking our military out to the ballgame

Is there anything quite as American as watching a baseball game in the warm, afternoon sun? Very few experiences can rival the nostalgia felt while sitting in a small-town baseball stadium enjoying a home game. But on Sunday, June 11, the grit city's very own minor league baseball team, the

Pet Fair Sunday in DuPont

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Pet Fair Sunday in DuPont

Have a pet? Love pets? The entire community (military, DuPont, and beyond) is invited to a free Pet Fair May 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in DuPont as part of the Armed Forces Day weekend. And your pet is going to feel like the star of the show. "It's a

Aviation history comes alive

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Aviation history comes alive

The McChord Air Museum is much larger than it looks. In addition to the small building which holds the museum, it includes the Heritage Hill Airpark and the Restoration Hanger. Raymond Jordan, McChord Air Museum curator, proudly oversees the collection entrusted to his care. When driving up to the museum, you

Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

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Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

The end of May teases that the school year is almost at an end and that summer is right around the corner. While the end of the month brings many things to celebrate, not all celebrations are about hot dogs on the BBQ or big weekend parties. This year, Memorial

Do you believe in fairies?

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Do you believe in fairies?

"Just find your happy place." Wise words of a close friend when you're about to rip your hair out. Do you ever ask yourself where that place is? I mean, it's a place in our hearts that we all go to when life seems to get the better of us,

Eternal rest in T-Town

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Eternal rest in T-Town

If you've ever seen Peter Shaffer's 1979 play Amadeus or the Oscar-winning 1984 film based on it, you know some of the story of Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K. 626 - but you probably know a clever fiction. Shaffer based his work on an 1830 Pushkin play, Mozart and

Upscale dining in aisle one

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Upscale dining in aisle one

ANNOUNCER: Before there was Harbor Greens, Trader Joes and Whole Foods, The Metropolitan Market in Proctor came down from Seattle to provide our area an upscale grocery experience that includes take-and-go delicacies hard to find, at the time, anywhere else. JAKE:  You want me to eat at a grocery store? JASON: I

Who art thou?

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Who art thou?

Shakespeare in Hollywood by legendary playwright Ken Ludwig, author of such popular plays as Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, and Twentieth Century, brings a bit of magic and a lot of mayhem to Olympia Little Theatre. The concept is brilliant, even as it asks audiences to forsake logic

Nicholas Nyland partners at Matter

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Nicholas Nyland partners at Matter

Artist, curator and gallery owner Lisa Kinoshita recently announced that local artist Nicholas Nyland has joined Matter co-owners Kinoshita and furniture maker Steve Lawler of rePly Furniture as a third partner. "And wait ‘til you see the changes he's wrought at the gallery," Kinoshita exclaimed in an email brimming with

Skirting musical chaos

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Skirting musical chaos

It is my feeling that there's nothing sacred in music. I repeat: nothing. If anything, a little bit of subversion is always welcome, and if a band wants to punch up at some iconic band, song or style, I'm all for it. In my time working as a karaoke host, I've

Dystopian fiction set on JBLM

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Dystopian fiction set on JBLM

When retired Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle D. Pratt was a child, his family moved to a secluded home in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Although he was a somewhat reluctant reader, with no TV and no radio, he soon turned to books - especially sci-fi books - to fill

Calling all moms!

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Calling all moms!

Pregnancy is a time one never forgets. The nine-month period is one filled with its share of joys and torments, from the sacred "pregnancy glow" to insatiable late-night cravings and absurdly stretchable pants. For many, author Heidi Murkoff's What to Expect When You're Expecting series serves as a sort of

Marching in honor

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Marching in honor

A part of Camp Lewis, Fort Lewis and now Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the field takes its name from Master Sgt. Travis Earl Watkins. The eldest of three sons, Watkins was born in 1920 in the small town of Waldo, Arkansas. In time, his family moved to the slightly larger town of Troup,

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