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The Mission Continues

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The Mission Continues

Sept. 8, volunteers from The Mission Continues, the Tacoma 1st Service Platoon, will participate in a National Day of Service at the Washington Soldiers Home and Colony. They will join with the Veteran Conservation Corps and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs in a project that will turn underutilized land

From Independence Hall to JBLM

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From Independence Hall to JBLM

Independence Hall -- the place where the Founding Fathers labored to create the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution -- was the right place for the posthumous awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Sgt. John McVeigh. A native of Philadelphia, the first capital of what would become the United

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JustTri half-marathon to raise funds for vets, cancer

Sunday, Sept. 17, runners will descend upon Fort Steilacoom Park to participate in JustTri's inaugural 2017 Lakewood Half Marathon, 10K and Savannah's 5K Run. According to 22-year Army veteran, Lt. Col. Marc Chung, founder of JustTri Athletic Events, "The 2017 Lakewood Half Marathon, 10K & Savannah's 5K Run are community supported running events

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Staying cool during back-to-school

As summer comes to an end, children and parents are hustling to complete last-minute tasks in preparation for the upcoming academic year. In the overwhelming whirlwind of purchasing supplies, completing physicals and reevaluating bedtimes, anxiety about returning to school may settle in for youngsters. Thankfully, Pacific Medical Centers' psychotherapist in

Explore beyond the Narrows Bridge

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Explore beyond the Narrows Bridge

Manchester State Park is a hidden gem on the Kitsap Peninsula. Tucked away on the shores of Rich Passage, the site is filled with military history and fabulous water views. One of the most unique places I've seen to have a picnic is inside Torpedo Warehouse.  It can be reserved for

¡Taco-Tastico!

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¡Taco-Tastico!

The Weekly Volcano did a poor job of hiding the fact that Marrow, a vegetarian- and carnivore-friendly restaurant on Tacoma's Sixth Avenue, was a staff favorite. When it closed last year, we were gutted, then anxious to see who'd move in to that plum real estate. The answer arrived last

Black Kettle Bites and Brew

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Black Kettle Bites and Brew

ANNOUNCER: Family friendly by day, and adults-only by night, the welcoming community feel of Black Kettle Bites and Brew brings Jackie and Dutch in for a bite ... and maybe a brew or two. JACKIE: Black Kettle has a great vibe, loads of natural light pours in and their patio is

The Prince man

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The Prince man

In the art of Troy Gua, we see the reincarnation of the minds of Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp. His art is conceptual, brilliant, funny, and drawn/painted/built with exquisite craftsmanship. He is famous regionally, and should be famous nationally and even internationally, for his pop hybrid portraits of celebrities and for

Welcome to the Northwest

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Welcome to the Northwest

If you are holding a copy of this 2017 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, The Ranger, NW Airlifter or JBLM Living, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. Welcome to the Northwest! This

Quality education for JBLM families

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Quality education for JBLM families

Uprooting and moving across the country can be one of the most stressful components of changing duty stations for servicemembers and their families. The transition can be especially frustrating for school-age children who are forced to start over in a new city, at a brand-new school, among people they've never

Is private school a good fit for your family?

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Is private school a good fit for your family?

Frequent moves can be challenging for military children, and some local families on Joint Base Lewis-McChord have chosen the private school option to help mitigate it. Private schools are usually small, with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Many of the local private schools also offer substantial financial aid to military families.

Exploring the Pacific Northwest

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Exploring the Pacific Northwest

Imagine it's a warm Friday afternoon at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) and you're in uniform, eagerly waiting for the clock to hit 5 p.m. so you can get off-post and head home for a weekend of fun. You're probably thinking about all the activities and excursions you've planned, and most

MWR welcomes fall

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MWR welcomes fall

Even though fall doesn't officially start until Sept. 22, there's already a crispness in the air and a rustling in the leaves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that hint at the upcoming season. JBLM's Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) program is ready for the change in season, and it promises to

On the hunt for a home

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On the hunt for a home

Finding the right home can be quite the journey. Whether you're a new transplant to Joint Base Lewis-McChord or have been stationed here for some time, if you're looking to settle down in the South Sound, or at least find the neighborhood that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle

How to take advantage of on-post amenities

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How to take advantage of on-post amenities

On-post events and amenities are a great way to have fun in the military community. Base helps provide safe, affordable and on-location fun for all ages -- with an added bonus of a military-only community, meaning there are smaller crowds and no waiting for things like tickets or paying for

Continue your college education at JBLM

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Continue your college education at JBLM

Most of us remember being 17 and impatient to graduate from high school and put chalky classrooms and tedious homework assignments far behind us. Most of us also remember the hard realization years after graduation that an education is seldom complete after high school. Nowadays, a college education has become

Put your heart into it

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Put your heart into it

Volunteering should be fun. Of course, it should be meaningful, too, but there's no denying that when we spend our free time helping others, it doesn't hurt to give back through organizations and activities that reflect our real interests. For those on the hunt for volunteer opportunities to keep them

Fetch! Summer fun at the dog park

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Fetch! Summer fun at the dog park

For dog owners in the Pacific Northwest, summer is the best time of year to explore bustling city parks and hunt for the perfect off-leash dog park. Taking the time to play fetch and get paws (and feet) muddy under the summer sun is essential to animal health, especially after

Where to stay when on-base lodging is full

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Where to stay when on-base lodging is full

Holidays and PCS season often find lodging at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with no room at the inn. Whether you like your lodging brand new or historic, there are options just outside the gates of JBLM. DuPont offers newer lodging and is close to restaurants and shops. Two hotels are located

Environmental stewardship

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Environmental stewardship

If you ask servicemembers why they joined the service, no doubt you'll get a mixed bag of responses, ranging from "I wanted to defend our country" to "I wanted to travel the world with a sense of purpose." If you followed up with a few more questions, you'd probably start

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