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Two is better than one

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Two is better than one

As the nation's economy continues to improve and unemployment rates continue to drop, job opportunities abound. To help connect veterans with this economic rebirth, AMVETS Alvah R. Dravis, Post 1, is hosting an American Veterans Hiring Event.  This is the 17th year that the post, located at 5717 South Tyler St.

Turkey Trot your way to the holiday season

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Turkey Trot your way to the holiday season

For most military families, there are few things as synonymous with the month of November as the family, food and warm tidings of the Thanksgiving holiday. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) program recognizes the importance of the family centered holiday as well and pays homage

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2017 Veterans Day

  Click here to view our interactive 2017 Veterans Day Guide.

New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

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New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

Tacoma has quickly become a hot spot for new hip restaurants with good food and drink. Some are brand new concepts, while others are satellite sites from successes elsewhere. Either way, there are some great places worth repeat visits in Tacoma now with a favorite cuisine for nearly everyone. Seattle's popular

Start salivating

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Start salivating

The South Sound dining scene is forever evolving. New dining establishments are popping up here, there and everywhere and fulfilling hankerings of all sorts. The beauty of the culinary culture is it's everchanging. Chefs move on to new endeavors, owners embark on refreshing journeys and entrepreneurs are choosing Tacoma as

Family friendly dining

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Family friendly dining

Sometimes it's nice to have a fun, family meal without having to go through the fuss of all the prep work, cooking, and worst of all, the dishes. Fortunately, there are plenty of family friendly restaurants around to remove the above stress. Grab the kids and hit up some of

Pairing dinners delight

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Pairing dinners delight

If there's one thing that folks in the food and beverage industry know, it's food and beverage. Many South Sound establishments elevate the traditional dining experience by partnering with winemakers and brewers to present a matrimony of flavor profiles specifically cultivated to best complement both the dish and the drink.

Not a well-kept secret for long

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Not a well-kept secret for long

ANNOUNCER: Dutch had an avalanche of to-dos present themselves out of town this week. Hey, life happens, which is why Jackie is flying solo to discover a delightful little nook full of fresh flavors and loads of charm at Tibbits@FernHill. JACKIE: If you blink, you might miss it. Nestled in the petite

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

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Warren Miller's Line of Descent

For all of its problems -- and, truly, there are many -- the 1985 James Bond outing, A View to a Kill, has its interesting points: Christopher Walken and Grace Jones going all gonzo wackadoo as the villains; Roger Moore blessedly coming to terms with being too old for Bond, once

Caspar Babypants

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Caspar Babypants

Years ago, the folks at the Weekly Volcano sent me on a dubious assignment to attend a live production of Yo Gabba Gabba!, a beloved children's show that ran for four seasons. Even though I was given two tickets, none of my friends were willing to wake up early enough on a Saturday

Must-see shows

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Must-see shows

Seattle artist Katlyn Hubner is well known in the Emerald City and, if she is not equally well known in Tacoma, she should be, and hopefully will be soon after the opening of her show "Codependent Menagerie" at Feast Arts Center. A menagerie is usually thought of in reference to

Olympia's Midwife of the Soul treats trauma

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Olympia's Midwife of the Soul treats trauma

There aren't many people in the world with the nickname "midwife of the soul." If you narrow that number down to people who actually live up to the nickname, you're left with a precious few. Lucky for residents of the Pacific Northwest, spiritual teacher Kim Lincoln is one of those

An enduring history

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An enduring history

The 91st Infantry Division occupies a slender chapter in the 100-year history that characterizes Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Built in 1917, Camp Lewis cost the least to build and was constructed in the least amount of time. A Congressional subcommittee investigating war expenditures wrote that Camp Lewis "was the cheapest, best, and

Visit Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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Visit Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek makes a great day trip from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Located near Eatonville, the park is nestled in a natural setting with a tree-lined drive that makes you feel like you are out in the woods exploring. The park is easy to navigate, and the large paved trails wind

Military holiday parties for kids and families

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Military holiday parties for kids and families

The Ranger, Airlifter, JBLM Living newspapers, Northwestmilitary.com, along with USAA, are hosting TWO parties, December 2 and 9th, inviting all military families to enjoy not only a holiday party with treats, crafts and fun, but also a bunch of kid friendly games with tons of prizes

Vigil at Iron Mike

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Vigil at Iron Mike

At the intersection of 41st Division Dr. and Tacoma Ave. on Joint Base Lewis-McChord stands an 18-foot statue. Representative of an early Vietnam-era infantryman, he holds high in his right hand an M14 in a "follow me" pose. Commonly referred to as "Iron Mike," the sculpture recognizes and memorializes the service of

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2017 Holiday Guide #1

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #1.

A night to remember those we will never forget

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A night to remember those we will never forget

It's no secret the USO is one of the military's biggest allies; its constant dedication and support of servicemembers has been apparent since its establishment in 1941. Currently, USO Northwest serves more than 750,000 military and their families annually, truly living through its mission statement of "strengthening America's military service

Cut your own Christmas tree this season

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Cut your own Christmas tree this season

Create a new tradition this season at one of the local Christmas tree farms. Bundle up the family, take an old-fashioned wagon ride and wander down rows of perfectly shaped evergreens to pick the ideal tree for your home. If this sounds good ... you live in the right place. According to

Roasted with honor

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Roasted with honor

Editor's Note:  For security reasons, only the first name of the interviewee is used. The roasting of coffee beans is for one Special Forces veteran a blend of art and science situated in history and lived with remembrance and honor. "From the Devil's Brigade and other guerilla units in World War II

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