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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

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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 <<<

Pull for a Soldier

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Pull for a Soldier

Friday, Sept. 8, the Gig Harbor Sportsman's Club will host the second annual Pull for a Soldier trapshooting competition. This fundraiser will benefit the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation, "a Gig Harbor-based foundation that raises funds for alternative therapy programs that help veterans and their families find a light through

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

Encouraging creativity

Arts

Encouraging creativity

Thurston County is all about "handcrafted" experiences and a DIY approach to ... well, just about everything. Shipwreck Beads knows all about that "handcrafted" approach, and the family-owned business will embrace it in all its glory at their upcoming, bi-annual Artisan Market Saturday. "This is a community-based event," said Kelsy Vincent,

Post-punk polarity

Music

Post-punk polarity

One of my favorite indie rock bands of the late 2000s appealed to me through their stylish ransacking of foppish opulence and their studied desire to challenge listeners. This band is called Wild Beats, and their first album, Limbo, Panto, was upper-crust poshness rendered grotesque, aided in heavy part by vocalists

A hero's movie

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A hero's movie

Alvin Carey's life story would make for a wonderful movie. Born in Lycippus, Pennsylvania, a year before the construction of Camp Lewis in 1917, he grew up in nearby Laughlintown. The writers of the script of his life would point out that Carey was reserved, fond of reading and enjoyed an activity

News Front

Forever GI Bill expands benefits for military veterans

Military veterans now have unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump signed Aug. 16. The Forever GI Act lifted the 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately.   The legislation increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guarantees veterans a

Travel light, travel free with Space A

Travel

Travel light, travel free with Space A

There are adventurers in the world who don't think twice about traveling without guarantees. Those travelers enjoy moving through the "unknown" and often consider missed flights or changes to the itinerary as simply a part of the travelling experience. For those people, especially military servicemembers, retirees and their families, travelling

News

Opening doors in Hollywood

Veterans in Film and Television (VFT) is helping servicemembers transition into the entertainment industry. "It was a complete mystery to me when I came out here to be an actor. I didn't know anyone. It was not the career path for an Army officer to go into," Jack Kennedy recalled about

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

Attractions

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is one of those museums that inspires a trip to an area just to see it. Located in The Dalles, Oregon, the museum is right on the banks of the Columbia River and in a very impressive building.  When you step into the

A day on Bainbridge Island

Travel

A day on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a fun and easy day trip from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The walkable town is filled with restaurants, shops, museums and tasting rooms. You can easily fill a day or more with activities. First stop is the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce for visitors' information. It has informative brochures

Hawaii dreaming

Reviews

Hawaii dreaming

ANNOUNCER: With summer days waning, Dutch and Jackie were hankering for uber fresh fare and satiated their needs with a visit to Sam Choy's Poke to the Max. Once a food truck find only, this brick-and-mortar establishment located on Pacific Ave. near University of Washington-Tacoma, is an expansion of the

A cat-and-mouse game

Stage

A cat-and-mouse game

Lakewood Playhouse opens its 2017-2018 season with the classic thriller Wait Until Dark, one of the most suspenseful plays ever mounted on stage. The play by Frederick Knott was first performed on Broadway in 1966. A film version starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkan was released the following year, and it has been

"A paper narrative"

Arts

"A paper narrative"

There's a new visual arts venue in Olympia, and I hope this won't be a one-shot deal, but rather the first of many shows to come. Collage artist Evan Clayton Horback secured the use of the balcony area at Browsers Bookshop for an art exhibit space and curated a show featuring

People Rule

Meet Col. Nicole Lucas

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s new garrison commander feels much like many who’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest during their formative years. Colonel Nicole Lucas said she’s glad to come home to the area after a lengthy separation — during which she grew up, finished her education, entered the

Heroes & Awards

McChord street renamed to honor late loadmaster

A rare honor was bestowed on a prior McChord Field Airman and his family during a street renaming ceremony Saturday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The ceremony unveiled McChord Field’s newly renamed street Chief Master Sgt. William M. Cannon Boulevard, previously 5th Street Northeast on Heritage Hill. The late

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