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Exhibit shows depth

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Exhibit shows depth

I hesitate to say this is the best juried exhibition yet at South Puget Sound Community College because I can't trust my memory of previous ones. But I can say this: all juried exhibitions have some great work, some mediocre work and a few pieces that make you wonder how

Medicine of anger

Music

Medicine of anger

It's a funny thing, in music, for certain bands and sounds to be stamped with a label that will forever tie them to a time and scene. This labeling can come from without, or within, as observers might sometimes be more qualified to identify the qualities that bands share with

Mobility Guardian arrives at McChord Field

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Mobility Guardian arrives at McChord Field

Joint-service units across Joint Base Lewis-McChord are geared up for one of the biggest Air Force exercises to hit its airfields to date: Mobility Guardian. If the name doesn't ring a bell, don't worry, because Mobility Guardian is the first of its kind at JBLM as a capability-based, joint-service and

62nd Airlift Wing commander discusses Mobility Guardian impact

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62nd Airlift Wing commander discusses Mobility Guardian impact

With Air Mobility Command's premier exercise Mobility Guardian on the horizon at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, new 62nd Airlift Wing commander Col. Rebecca J. Sonkiss sat down with The Ranger newspaper to discuss what the exercise means to participating units and how it will affect total Air Force readiness.The Ranger:  What

Where to go for day trips

Travel

Where to go for day trips

Free time is limited during military exercises, but sometimes you may find yourself with a day or two and want to get out and explore.  The South Sound's natural beauty just begs to be explored, and the nice thing is you can do it and still have all the amenities

Weekend fun in Tacoma

Military Life

Weekend fun in Tacoma

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts Air Mobility Command's first Mobility Guardian readiness exercise from July 30 to Aug. 12. Consequently, U.S. and allied units are arriving from around the world. This is our chance to introduce them to exceptional R & R in the southern Puget Sound region. Let's break it

Healing the wounded soul

Military Life

Healing the wounded soul

"Is it possible for my soul to die?" That was the question a soldier asked occupational therapist Dr. Jenny Owens. Her response would become the formation of a new program and a new way for healthcare professionals to view and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together with her husband Evan Owens,

Wanting Seattle's top job

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Wanting Seattle's top job

Greg Hamilton, a former Ranger and Special Forces soldier, wants to be Seattle's next mayor. "It's the craziest thing I've ever done in my life," he said in announcing his campaign in a YouTube video. He contends that Seattle has serious challenges, and he wants to address them in a transparent and

Vietnam veteran supports local military

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Vietnam veteran supports local military

During the summer months, you can find Mike Caldwell at the Port Angeles Farmers Market, where he sells his handcrafted Western red cedar patio furniture. He always has a kind word for those serving in the military and often hands out cedar boxes to thank them for their service. One of

Cowan Stadium

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Cowan Stadium

There is a connection between sports and military service. After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo in June 1815, the 1st Duke of Wellington allegedly said that the battle was won on the playing fields of Eton. Today, American service academies place a high value on sports - especially football - because they instill

Love of ceramics

Military Life

Love of ceramics

Friends Cheryl Johnson, military spouse, and Heather Cole-Smith, veteran, met in 2003 at a Ceramic Certification Class. They bonded over their love of creating art out of ceramic slip, the liquid mixture of clay in water. As their friendship developed they began to dream of one day owning a ceramic

Step back in time with vintage dining

Travel

Step back in time with vintage dining

It's a short 30-minute drive south to Chehalis for a different type of date night. The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum offers dinner trains and murder mystery dinner trains on the 100-year-old Cowlitz, Chehalis & Cascade No. 15 (CC&C #15), a Baldwin-built 2-8-2 "Mikado" type steam locomotive. It is one of only

A day in Sequim

Attractions

A day in Sequim

It's a good time of year to make a visit to Sequim, a beautiful town on the Olympic peninsula. The lavender is blooming and the whole town is buzzing with the vibe, even the trashcans and bike racks are painted lavender. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy

Drunk on noise

Music

Drunk on noise

Consuming music on a semi-professional basis - as I have done for the past eight years writing for this fine rag - has a way of distorting one's taste and inclinations. I grew up in a cocoon of air-tight pop songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. These three-minute modern

Reggae on the way

Music

Reggae on the way

One thing I have found out about Tacoma is that this city is full of surprises. Around every corner there is something new to eat, drink, or hear that you have never experienced before. Sometimes it's just out of sight, and out of mind, but when we finally see it

Featured Events

Military get special discounts at Seafair

Seafair is seen as synonymous with Seattle, especially in the summer. Seafair was originally put together in 1950 to build community — one that includes a military component. Seafair actually kicked off June 14 at Westlake Park, and a variety of events will continue through Aug. 20.

Jobs & Education

Employment programs open for spouses

If you’re new to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and are a military spouse, looking for a job on or around the installation might be a lot simpler than you think. With the help of JBLM’s Civilian Personnel Advisory Center and the Employment Readiness Program, priority placement is possible

Focus

JBLM memorials to SF, Rangers and more

Joint Base Lewis McChord provided essential troops for the Operation Enduring Freedom combat duties in Afghanistan. In less than a month after the horrific Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the United States went on the offensive against al-Qaeda. In October 2001, Special Operations and air power began targeting

Focus

National Night Out on JBLM

Back to school and community safety will combine for a night of fun and free stuff at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s annual National Night Out and Lewis-McChord Communities Resident Picnic and Back to School event at the Greenwood Community Center, 5517 N. Fourth St., Lewis Main, Tuesday

Undisputed giants

Music

Undisputed giants

With screams for Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour stop still echoing in the corridors enclosing the Tacoma Dome, this week brings two massive top-40 acts to the same venue - and that's before Lady Gaga draws her thousands of little monsters next weekend. This is shaping up to be

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