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The zombie apocalypse is here!

Military Life

The zombie apocalypse is here!

That's right. A zombie apocalypse is headed right for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), and you cannot avoid it. In fact, JBLM's Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) program is making it easier for you to get to and encourage servicemembers, families and friends to attend it. We're talking about

Fashion shows to feature military families

Military Life

Fashion shows to feature military families

Military spouses and female troops will be honored Sunday at the Capital Mall in Olympia with free pampering services, mall military discounts and fashion shows featuring military families. Sponsored by USAA and presented by The Ranger, NW Airlifter and JBLM Living newspapers, the day is designed to honor spouses and troops

The beginning of GENESIS

News Front

The beginning of GENESIS

The Military Health System (MHS) will soon introduce an electronic health records system called GENESIS. It is designed to integrate inpatient and outpatient solutions that connect active-duty medical and dental information across the continuum of care, from point of injury to the military treatment facility. MHS GENESIS is to be fully deployed

Opening a SMART door

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Opening a SMART door

Photo: From left, Joseph Sellers, Jr.; Richard Quintana, HSC, 7th Infantry Division; Trey Freitag, U.S. Navy; William Castillo, U.S. Army; Juan C. Perez, U.S. Army; Joshua Buckley, U.S. Army; Barry Barker, U.S. Army; Ethan Eastling, U.S. Air Force; Ryan Arce, U.S. Army; Joseph Lansdell, president, SMACNA National. Photo credit: International

Bridge builder

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Bridge builder

Robert Graves does not believe in burning bridges; in fact, he builds them. "Bridges are those metaphorical ties that help us interact with people easily," writes the former Marine in a 2016 article entitled, "Burning Bridges Works In War, But Not In The Workplace." "The bridges you build will lead you

Planting an oar

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Planting an oar

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is looking for individuals to plant an oar. An initiative enabled by a generous grant from the NEH, PLANTING THE OAR is designed to continue conversations initiated by The Telling Project, a national nonprofit that facilitates discussions between veterans and civilians through innovative stage

Tacoma Arts Month

Arts

Tacoma Arts Month

Olympia, with just shy of 50,000 citizens, will spend this weekend enjoying its biannual, downtown celebration, Arts Walk. With over four times as many residents, Tacoma needs more. That's why October is Tacoma Arts Month -- but even that's not enough. The 16th annual festival stretches over six weeks, from

Everyone has a song

Music

Everyone has a song

For those of you that have a mom, you know she tends to be right more often than you are. She says things like clean your room and asks you if you ate today, and when your 9-to-5s become 9-to-midnights she fights you to give yourself some of what we

The possibilities of glass and steel

Arts

The possibilities of glass and steel

Since the Museum of Glass opened in Tacoma in 1992, it has brought cutting-edge, contemporary art to audiences each year. The museum's tilted, steel and glass cone has even become a symbol of creativity as artists collaborate in the glassblowing studio beneath it and audiences look-on nearby. The museum draws

Keeping it classic

Reviews

Keeping it classic

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie are transported from Olympia's bustling, Bohemian downtown to a true speakeasy style joint as they crossed the threshold into Dillinger's Cocktails and Kitchen Rum Room. JACKIE: The ambiance is delightfully swanky. A rich and plush character is set with beautiful hanging chandeliers, a distinguished

The Cat in the Hat

Stage

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat at Olympia Family Theater is a fun, little play that breezes through non-stop and almost constant motion for under 40 minutes with no intermission. As everyone who remembers the book by Dr. Seuss knows - and who doesn't remember the book? - there are not a

Really good stuff

Arts

Really good stuff

Juried art exhibitions inevitably include a few clunkers, a few so-so works, and -- if we're lucky -- some excellent art. Sometimes the inconsistency in quality is because there were not enough good entries to choose from, and sometimes it is because the juror feels compelled to include a variety

Mad musical machines

Music

Mad musical machines

For many casual fans of music, there can be a rigidity to the ways in which a musician is allowed to express themselves. Without necessarily being conscious of it, the listener will pay deference to tradition and professionalism: music is made by guitars, drums and pianos, that look demonstrably how

A triumphant human spirit

Online Newspapers

A triumphant human spirit

Hell cannot triumph over the human spirit. Born in 1922 on Vashon Island, Benjamin Wilson grew to personify the above words. After dropping out of Vashon High School, he joined the Army in 1940 and eventually was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, he

Connected to you

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Connected to you

Connections are fulfilling, and the United Service Organizations Northwest strengthens America's servicemembers by keeping them connected to family, home and country. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO Northwest relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to support its work. The USO Northwest continues to support America's military

SPOUSE magazine - October 2017

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - October 2017

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the October 2017 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Visit Mt. Baker Wilderness <<< Tour the WET Science Center in Olympia <<< Fall visual art preview <<< 62nd season of dance <<< Where to find fall fun?

Military Halloween Party

Featured Events

Military Halloween Party

The Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers along with USAA want to honor military families for their sacrifices and support to our country and community in Lacey October 29.  Please RSVP to attend this special, free day of pure fun with loads of Halloween trick or treating, games,

Disney renews its military discount program

Military Life

Disney renews its military discount program

Great news for every Disney and amusement park fan out there: the military discount has been extended! Available for theme park tickets and resort rooms, the brand has renewed its Armed Forces Salute for another year. The program has been in place since 2009 and was implemented at the start

Take A Walk in the Dark

Outdoors

Take A Walk in the Dark

Celebrating Halloween is all about the thrills, isn't it? We're drawn to the heart-pumping rush, the gleeful feeling we get from scaring the pants off each other as we amble through the dark once a year. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) and Family and Morale, Welfare

An undying effort

Military Life

An undying effort

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has existed for a century, and for most of that time the United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) has squarely stood beside the military community.  With its mission of breaking the barrier of poverty by removing barriers and focusing on long-term solutions, UWPC has worked and continues to

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