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The Wilkes expedition and JBLM on the 4th

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The Wilkes expedition and JBLM on the 4th

The first 4th of July celebration in the Pacific Northwest occurred Monday, July 5, 1841, at Sequalitchew Lake. As per the custom of the time, holidays were not celebrated on Sundays. The land that now comprises Washington, Idaho, Oregon and parts of Montana was known as the "Oregon Country." In accordance with

Casual, global cuisine at JBLM food trucks

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Casual, global cuisine at JBLM food trucks

Long hours, physically demanding work and high-stakes decision-making are regular parts of a servicemember's work day. It's no wonder, then, that something as simple as a lunch break can lighten the mood while providing a much-needed energy boost. Servicemembers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) know all about that work-rest balance,

Buy your booms here

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Buy your booms here

Who says fireworks are a waste of money? This 4th of July, they're anything but, as Washington state-based veteran outreach organization The Fallen Outdoors (TFO) raises money to support servicemembers through fireworks sales in Battle Ground, Washington. "We're constantly trying to find creative ways to raise money," said TFO president, Eric

Best beers for the 4th

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Best beers for the 4th

Fireworks crackling overhead, food sizzling on the grill, and ice-cold beer to cool you off in the summer heat. Most people would agree that no 4th of July celebration is complete without all of these ingredients. And most beer enthusiasts will agree that you can't drink just any beer under

Hell's Belles on JBLM

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Hell's Belles on JBLM

How do you take the time-honored bar tradition of the cover band and elevate it? History is positively littered with acts that did their level best to imitate bands that we know and love and, for the most part, they succeeded in delivering a pale imitation of the greats. On

Seven ways WWI still impacts today's Army

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Seven ways WWI still impacts today's Army

One hundred years after the U.S. entry into World War I, many of the logistics and strategies developed during eetthat era still have an impact on Army operations today - including the use of the division as a stand-alone unit, the employment of tactical armored vehicles, and the use of

76th anniversary salute to the famous

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76th anniversary salute to the famous

This summer is the 76th anniversary of a very special group of people who endured tremendous hardships and risked their lives to help keep the people of China free from Japanese occupation during World War II.  One of these special people was from Tacoma. The story begins in the summer of 1941 with much of the world

Olympia, a capital city like no other

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Olympia, a capital city like no other

Olympia is the capital city of Washington state and unlike most capital cities, it has a laid-back, kick off your shoes mentality. The city and its surrounding areas allow you to go at your own pace, to relax and disconnect.  Take a day to explore the top five attractions the

Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

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Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

The weather forecast for the foreseeable future is going to be HOT! With high temperatures forecasted to be in the upper 80's and 90's, the mission for the day becomes: STAY COOL! And what better way to accomplish that mission than to head for the pure refreshment of an outdoor pool.

2017 Freedom Fest

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2017 Freedom Fest

It's time to celebrate the Independent spirit of America. Inside our annual Freedom Fest Guide you will find tons of information about local and regional 4th of July celebrations, get-away ideas for the long weekend, picnic suggestions and much more.  It's time to celebrate! Click the

Scammers posing as soldiers

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Scammers posing as soldiers

The e-mail began with the sentence, "I'm sure you already know that an online scammer, James Troxell, is using CSM John Troxell's military photo and his biographical information to scam women." Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell is currently the third Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of

In Memory Program

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In Memory Program

On June 17, Vietnam veterans were added to the In Memory Program in Washington, D.C. In addition, five fallen soldiers from Washington state were among those on the list. The Memory Program serves as an induction for those whose time was cut short because of the war. (Due to long-term

Capital Lakefair returns

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Capital Lakefair returns

(Editors note: The Car Show and Grand Parade were listed incorrectly in the original story. Corrections to both the story and the calendar of events have been made. We apologize for any inconvenience.) It began with a budget of $500. In 1957, a group of downtown businessmen pooled their resources to

2 big Tacoma events

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2 big Tacoma events

For those of us that are not from Tacoma, here are a few things you should know before visiting. One, if you hate driving on hills, or if you hate paying for parking, do yourself a favor and take a bus downtown. You'll save yourself some frustration and you will

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome, once again, to Three Easy Pieces, the monthly column in which I guide you through three distinctive, defining and demonstrative periods, people and products of a certain topic. This month, we're talking break-up albums, taken here to not mean albums that help to soothe the aftermath of a relationship,

Dining in Old Town

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Dining in Old Town

ANNOUNCER: Restaurants have come and gone in Tacoma's Old Town, but relative newcomer Montamara Café has a fair chance at staying in the game with its quality ingredients and close proximity to the water. JAKE: Open for breakfast and lunch only, Montamara surprisingly offers adult beverages that includes mimosas and bloody

A Servant of Two Masters

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A Servant of Two Masters

A hallmark of New Muses Theatre is adapting old plays for modern stages. The company's founder, Niclas Olson, writes the adaptations and usually both directs and stars in the shows - a heavy load for anyone to carry, but one he shoulders well. Written in 1753 by the Italian playwright Carlo

"In the Spirit"

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"In the Spirit"

There is a small but interesting show of Northwest Native American art now on display at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. The 12th annual "In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Art" juried exhibition includes 22 works by artists from Alaska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Washington and Canada, displayed in two

Nocturnal soul

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Nocturnal soul

Certain musicians thrive on stepping out of their comfort zone, of embracing a genre that the audience might expect to be out of reach for that artist. Joe Jackson left behind the frenzied punk and New Wave of his earlier albums to explore ‘40s swing with Jumpin' Jive, before eventually landing

C-17 named for JBLM

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C-17 named for JBLM

Under sunny, blue skies yesterday afternoon on Delta Ramp at McChord Field, a C-17 was named "The Spirit of Joint Base Lewis-McChord" during a ceremony. About 100 individuals to include Joint Base Lewis-McChord personnel and local civic leaders attended the naming event. "The naming of one of our McChord C-17s ... represents

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