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A day of transition for the Washington National Guard

News Front

A day of transition for the Washington National Guard

Sunday, Aug. 13, was a day of transition for the Washington National Guard. Events included the Air National Guard Change of Command, two Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility ceremonies and the retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. John S. Tuohy. Brig. Gen. John Tuohy relinquished command of the Washington Air National

Happy birthday OHOD!

Features

Happy birthday OHOD!

"Hole in the wall businesses" are the best in my opinion. They are usually the businesses that natives swear by as the best in the community, and the first place I take out-of-town family or friends when they come to visit. In Lakewood there is a good example. The Original House

Nocturnal: Vol. 1

South Sound Cinema

Nocturnal: Vol. 1

As the daytime heat transitions from enjoyable to unbearable, people may be tempted to return indoors and seek refuge in fans and air-conditioned establishments. Thankfully, the up-and-coming Tacoma Artists Collective (TAC) is bringing nighttime summer entertainment to the community with its immersive event Nocturnal: Vol. 1. Evident by its name, Nocturnal:

High on cinema

Stage

High on cinema

Do you love movies? Do you love trivia? Do you love perma-stoned standup comedians? Then do we have a comedy extravaganza for you. Doug Benson might just be the hardest-working slacker in modern entertainment. Born in San Diego, Benson is 55 but looks a decade younger, two if his audience members'

An eclectic selection

Stage

An eclectic selection

The summer months may be good for many things -- 90-degree weather notwithstanding -- but what they tend to find lacking is the general abundance of local theater that we enjoy in the South Sound the rest of the year. While this is most certainly a bummer, that radio silence

Alegre Bakery and Gelato

Reviews

Alegre Bakery and Gelato

ANNOUNCER: Tacoma's charming Proctor District is booming with new retail and dining spaces opening their doors nearly every month. This week, Dutch and Jackie hit the area's newest café, Alegre Bakery and Gelato. Boasting house-made baked goods, handmade gelato, roasted bean concoctions and a hearty wine and brew selection, Alegre

Crowded exhibit

Arts

Crowded exhibit

Art galleries by the dozens have come and gone while Childhood's End Gallery in Olympia just keeps rolling along. This venerable queen of South Sound art galleries has shown quality art since 1971 and shows no signs of growing weary. They have introduced many of the region's best artists to

Concert for Edmond Lapine

Music

Concert for Edmond Lapine

At its best, music possesses this uncanny ability to unite people. Whether it's in the unconscious desire to move, or in a coordinated effort to affect change, or in the riling up of people with designs on blowing off steam, music works its magic to imbue our bones with action.

Systems navigators to the rescue

News Front

Systems navigators to the rescue

Feeling isolated is common after moving to a new duty station, especially for military families in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). EFMP families are acutely aware of what it feels like to have to build a support network back up from zero in a new, unfamiliar place. But at

Supercarrier launch has local connection

News Front

Supercarrier launch has local connection

The recent launching of the $12 billion supercarrier USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk, Virginia, had a local touch. The commemorative coins made for the commission of the Navy's newest and most capable ship were made by COINFORCE, a company in Olympia owned by Jordan and Donna Haines. "I've got to tell

Yakima Training Center

Online Newspapers

Yakima Training Center

Note to reader:  The term "Yakama" is used in the Native American context; the term "Yakima" is used in the English context. Separated by the Cascade Mountains and 165 miles, the Yakima Training Center is connected to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's century of history. The connection begins in October 1805 when Cpt. Meriwether

Weekend getaway aboard the Amtrak Cascades

Travel

Weekend getaway aboard the Amtrak Cascades

It's a crisp, Saturday morning in Steilacoom. The sun is already shining, and you're sipping a hot coffee as you flip through the local newspaper sitting on your lap. From your window seat aboard the Amtrak Cascades train, you watch the water ripple along the beach. The train rumbles to

Military Life

JBLM Night Stalker spouses go airborne

More than 130 spouses of Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment — Night Stalkers — took to the skies in various helicopters Aug. 9. The event was part of the battalion’s Family Day which typically gives Soldiers and family members an opportunity to

Military Life

1st SFG families have fun at school event

Smiles, laughter, school supplies and cotton candy ruled the day as more than 350 children from the families of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) attended the second annual Back to School Night Aug 10 on Joint Base Lewis McChord. The free event was planned and coordinated by

Veterans

History of 9th Division at JBLM

In December 1991, on the Fort Lewis main parade field, the Army bade farewell to one of its most decorated combat divisions, the 9th Infantry Old Reliables. The ceremony on Watkins Field marked not only the end of the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, but the

Travel

Discovering Northwest Trek

Looking for a closeup with black bears, bison, big cats and bighorn sheep? It’s baby season at Northwest Trek, and a variety of animals from fawns to fowl are visible up close on the 723-acre wildlife park. One of the best ways to see the animals is aboard

SPOUSE magazine - August 2017

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - August 2017

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the August 2017 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Step back in time with vintage dining <<< A day in beautiful Sequim <<< Consider a new career at a new base <<< South Sound Craft Crawl has local brews <<<

Lewis Community Spouses Club Super Sign-Up

Military Life

Lewis Community Spouses Club Super Sign-Up

With the summer winding down and the first day of school right around the corner, thoughts turn to the fall. Whether you are a military spouse new to the area or maybe a retiree spouse looking for some fun activities, the Lewis Community Spouses Club (LCSC) has something for you. Head

Destiny City Film Festival

South Sound Cinema

Destiny City Film Festival

One of Tacoma's best new traditions for its summer months is the arrival of the Destiny City Film Festival. Coming at the end of August, the Destiny City Film Festival (DCFF) helps to usher in the period of the year when we get to enjoy cooler temperatures and, by and

Mobile Food Fest is here!

Features

Mobile Food Fest is here!

Sprinker Recreation Center is a Tacoma area staple. Opened in 1976, it has been the go-to birthday party venue, as well as the ideal training destination for Olympic gold medalist hopefuls. The center features basketball and tennis courts (indoor and outdoor), an ice rink, softball and baseball fields, a climbing

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