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VOTE IN THE BEST OF JBLM 2017

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VOTE IN THE BEST OF JBLM 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Best of JBLM Readers' Poll. Think you know the best unit, shirt, 1st Sgt, restaurant, commander, neighborhood, make-out spot, and more on Joint Base Lewis-McChord? Cast your vote below. Your votes will be published in our annual GUIDE TO JBLM

Home away from home

Military Life

Home away from home

When former Army captain Dr. John Hotchkiss, Army major Dr. Owen McGrave, and their friends, Army National Guard Sgt. Pablo Monroy, Derrick Peacock and Teresa Smith, decided to add one more microbrewery to the vibrant South Sound microbrew scene, they wanted it to be ... well ... different. As Hotchkiss

LCSC Annual Holiday Market

Military Life

LCSC Annual Holiday Market

The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is hosting its annual Holiday Market at Lakes High School* Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get an early start on your holiday shopping with handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list. This year, the event will be held off base.   "Our

Madigan leads the way

News Front

Madigan leads the way

Since 1992, more than 100,000 patients have walked through the doors of Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Some have received emergency medical assistance while others have utilized counseling, physical therapy, preventative care or pharmaceutical services. Still, more have visited at least one of MAMC's advanced

Gunfire in Centralia

Online Newspapers

Gunfire in Centralia

The Nov. 11, 1919, Armistice Day celebration in Centralia, Washington, is known as the Centralia Massacre. Fueled by unionization, a fear of communism and mob mentality, the day ended with the deaths of World War I veterans Warren Grimm, Dale Hubbard, Wesley Everest, Ben Cassagranda and Arthur McElfresh. Cassagranda and McElfresh had

Cavalry in the park

News

Cavalry in the park

The convergence of Veterans Day with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War in 1917, allows for moments of reflection about all veterans who have served. One of these moments will occur Friday, Nov. 10, at AMVETS, hosted by Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers' Museum. To recall the start of World

From vine to glass

Travel

From vine to glass

The Applegate Valley in southern Oregon is a special place. Highway 238 is a scenic two-lane country road that follows the curves of the Applegate River. It winds up and down forested hillsides and past rows of trellised grape vines. Small family farms with fields of fresh produce and herds

Battle of the Bands

Music

Battle of the Bands

Inspired by American blues and rock of the 1950s, British musicians of the early 1960s developed hybrid styles called skiffle (an amateur form of jazz personified by singer Lonnie Donegan) and Merseybeat (a Liverpool movement that hit all four beats of common time on the snare drum equally). The first

Three easy pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces

In Three Easy Pieces, I take a look at a specific subgenre of pop culture, and examine it from its birth to today. This month: two of my biggest passions collide when stars of the professional wrestling world try their hand at making movies. BIRTH: El Santo Honorable mention: Tor Johnson, Adrian

Kickin' it old school

Reviews

Kickin' it old school

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head to Olympia to kick it old school style at the hip and happening Old School Pizzeria to grab a slice of pizza pie and play some pinball. JACKIE: Dude, as soon as I spied Mr. T, Prince and Hulk Hogan adorning the wall, I knew

A hui at Evergreen

Arts

A hui at Evergreen

This past year, The Evergreen State College in Olympia hosted a gathering of indigenous artists from the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Samoa and New Zealand. In New Zealand and Hawaii, such gatherings of artists are called a hui. It took place at the Longhouse. Artists who took part in the

Calligraphy

Stage

Calligraphy

There are some works of fiction that gain their power through bravado, high-density dialogue, spectacle, or pyrotechnic productions. Others, though, find strength, and lasting resonance, in closely observing human stories that somehow access universal empathy through specificity. Calligraphy is, at its bare bones, a story I've seen before: a grown-up child is

Struckout

Music

Struckout

I sometimes wonder where a person was when they were confronted with a musician's voice that didn't quite fit the mold of acceptability, and where they were when they realized that imperfection might actually be preferable. Growing up, I was inundated with songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, which typically

Veterans Day events

News

Veterans Day events

When the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to change colors, we know that fall has arrived. It is many people's favorite time of the year because of the holidays and how it brings families together. Some holidays are meant to stop us and take a moment in

Moving toward another 52 years

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Moving toward another 52 years

Important events often begin as an idea. In the early 1960s in the midst of the Cold War, this country was at war in Vietnam. The war was divisive, and by the end of 1964 protests against the war began to dominate the news. Some people in Auburn  took note, and one

Largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi

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Largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi

On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., the unmistakable roar of more than 400 motorcycles will mark the start of the 2017 Albany (Oregon) Veterans Day Parade. The traditional motorcycle start will be eagerly anticipated by the more than 45,000 spectators expected to turn out this year to watch the

Making a difference

News

Making a difference

This Saturday is Veterans Day. It is a day loaded with history. It is a day set aside to honor all veterans -- past and present -- in order to remember and thank them for their service. This history surrounding this day is simple:  On the 11th hour of the 11th day

The Stonehenge Memorial and Klickitat County Veterans Memorial

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The Stonehenge Memorial and Klickitat County Veterans Memorial

One of the most unique war memorials in the United States is the Stonehenge Memorial in Goldendale, Washington. This full-scale replica of the ancient Neolithic structure in Wiltshire County, England, honors 13 young Klickitat County men who lost their lives in World War I. Samuel Hill, a Quaker pacifist and patron

USO to open new center on JBLM

News Front

USO to open new center on JBLM

The United Service Organizations, or USO, continually works to strengthen America's military members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. To that end, the USO Northwest will soon open the new Camp Lewis USO Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The site is scheduled to be dedicated Monday, Nov. 20, at

Golf in the snow

News Front

Golf in the snow

The rain and snow were no impediment to golfers on a mission. Approximately 175 golfers showed up at Eagles Pride Golf Course to participate in the 17th Annual Turkey Shoot and Holiday Support Golf Tournament Nov. 3. America's Credit Union sponsored the event, which assists Joint Base Lewis-McChord servicemembers during the holiday

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