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Tank lovers get ready

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Tank lovers get ready

On May 27, the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) will host Tankfest Northwest 2017. Formerly known as Paul G. Allen's Flying Heritage Collection, the event marks the public reveal of the museum's new brand identity. Tank lovers will enjoy the unveiling of a new vehicle to the collection, the

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The history of JBLM's airfields

During World War I, a sod airfield was constructed at the side of today’s Gray Army Airfield. Major construction came in 1938 with two runways and buildings. On April 12, 1938, it was named Gray Army Airfield to honor Capt. Lawrence Gray, who lost his life during

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555 soldiers volunteer in Roy

Sergeant Thomas Tran is quickly making volunteering in Roy something of a tradition for him and his young family. Tran was one of more than 63 volunteers from 555th Engineer Brigade who flooded the rustic city’s downtown May 6 for Hometown Heroes, Roy’s annual day of

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Boxing legend started career at JBLM

Born as Rocco Marchegiano, Rocky Marciano is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time with a record of 49-0, retiring as the heavyweight champion of the world, but there was a time when boxing wasn’t part of his plan — at least not until after

2017 Memorial Day Guide

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2017 Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who served their country but have since departed this world. An opportunity to bow our heads and remember those we loved. From the largest Memorial Day remembrance in the area, to highlights of veterans and organizations, please click here

Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

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Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

Many servicemembers change duty stations often enough that "home" stops being where they came from. The places where they grew up or made a life for themselves before joining the military get further and further away, and "home" becomes their last duty station before getting out of the military. Sometimes,

Bataan remembered

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Bataan remembered

Sgt. 1st Class Dan Figuracion was recently laid to rest at Mountain View Funeral Home. His passing marks the end of an era. A decorated World War II veteran who served with the 26th Regiment Cavalry in the Philippines, Figuracion and other Philippine Scouts conducted the last horse-mounted charge against an enemy

Mountain View Memorial ... providing lasting memories for families

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Mountain View Memorial ... providing lasting memories for families

Mountain View Funeral Home proudly serves veterans and presents honorable and dignified arrangements to area families. "Memorials are extremely important and the basis of human existence of how we mourn our dead," said Rich Snyder, sales manager at Mountain View. "It's how we mark a person's existence, whether they are placed

Cremation growing in popularity

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Cremation growing in popularity

Cremation is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for families in Washington state. About half a century ago, nearly all who died in the United States were buried and only about four percent were cremated. Since then, economic, societal and religious perspectives have changed from burial to cremation services. According to the latest data

Honoring those who pass

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Honoring those who pass

The military is steeped in tradition, and funerals are no exception. One of the more somber of military traditions is the symbolism surrounding a funeral with military honors. The rendering of military funeral honors for an eligible veteran is mandated by law, free of charge, and conducted by an honor guard comprised

Taking a knee

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Taking a knee

To take a knee means to pause to rest or make adjustments to a course of action. It also means to honor the fallen. Memorial Day presents an opportunity for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord and surrounding communities to take a knee and reflect on the service of those who gave the last

How to save at commissary

Military Life

How to save at commissary

If you're a saver, you know there are levels of frugal people. There are those who scoff at savings and those who like the idea of being cheap but ultimately can't do it. There are those who are mindful until it gets difficult, and then there are those holding up

Get ready for a Blue Star summer

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Get ready for a Blue Star summer

Two thousand museums across the country have joined together to offer active-duty military personnel and their families free admission this summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day, thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more.  This summer is the eighth year

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627th Air Base Group (ABG) changes hands

Change of Command ceremonies are a military tradition rooted from the time of Frederick the Great of Prussia (early 1700s), known by many as one of the first "genius" military commanders. During that era, military organizations created specialized flags that signified their organization, created a visual symbol to follow during battles

Take flight

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Take flight

Most people can remember a time in their life when the sound of an airplane whooshing across the sky would make them lift their face and search for the plane. We may have been young when we first looked upward, but every Memorial Day the gesture returns as air shows

Clinic turns 1

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Clinic turns 1

It's been a year since Pacific Medical Centers opened its Lakewood location, promising a special niche for military personnel in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area. It seems as though the company has delivered, as its popularity within the military community has been strong and well justified. With guaranteed same-day appointments

Tacoma becomes a Super Bowl city

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Tacoma becomes a Super Bowl city

Tacoma will become a "Super Bowl City" at the Washington State History Museum when "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" kicks off Saturday, May 27. The 6,000-square-foot multimedia exhibit is the largest, most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created about the sport. The WSHM is the only

Parties on the ave

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Parties on the ave

We all celebrate holidays differently. Holiday depending, we might spend it at the beach, or camping in a cabin. If you're in my family, the 4th of July is usually celebrated by sharing laughs in the ER because before he lit that Roman candle, cousin Mike said the three magic

Indispensable

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Indispensable

Over the long, storied history of Saturday Night Live, two types of performers emerged as enduring successes. The first is a rangy, unpredictable juggernaut of comedy, a showboat for whom SNL's writers trip over themselves to generate flashy material. Bill Murray and Will Ferrell were that type, as is Kate

From Germany with love

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From Germany with love

ANNOUNCER: When it was announced that a German beer hall would open in Tacoma by an experienced restaurant company already doing the same in Seattle, it was oompah music to the ears of the boys. And, after giving the joint a few visits, they remain all smiles. JASON: I love the

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