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7th ID celebrates birthday

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7th ID celebrates birthday

Wednesday, Dec. 6, the 7th Infantry Division of Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrated its 100th birthday. After being founded in 1917, the division was reformatted and moved multiple times, eventually landing at JBLM. The centennial celebration was put on by a volunteer, retired Maj. Gen. John Hemphill, along with sponsors America's Credit

A colonial connection

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A colonial connection

The ideals of the American Revolution take on a life of their own when remembered by those who have a direct connection to it. In 1876, the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a group of men in San Francisco who were descendants of patriots involved in the

Moore history

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Moore history

The 7th Infantry Division occupies a significant chapter in Joint Base Lewis-McChord's century of service. Within that chapter are several pages penned by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore when he served in the division in 1952 and commanded it from May 1970 to March 1971. Born in 1922 in the Bluegrass State of

Portland libations

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Portland libations

When you need to get away, but not so far away that a plane ticket is required, Portland is a great destination for a day trip or weekend. It's just far enough to feel detached from the humdrum of the daily grind but only a couple hours away. Plus, there's

Jay Chandrasekhar, super trouper

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Jay Chandrasekhar, super trouper

Comic multi-talent Jay Chandrasekhar is a man of three divine names. His last name, pronounced "Chan-drah-SAY-kahr," is Sanskrit for "Moon Crown" and was an incarnation of Shiva the destroyer. His first name is an abbreviation for Jayanth, Tamil for "victorious." But the real standout is his middle name, Jambulingam, Tamil

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2017 Holiday Guide #5

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 #5.

Santa to visit the Fort Lewis Thrift Shop Dec. 16

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Santa to visit the Fort Lewis Thrift Shop Dec. 16

Skip the crowds at the mall and head to the Fort Lewis Thrift Shop to finish up your Christmas shopping. The Thrift Shop will be open an extra day to help with your holiday preparations. Come out Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find affordable treasures

All aboard for Christmas

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All aboard for Christmas

There is magic about model trains, especially around Christmas. For the 22nd year in a row, the Washington State Historical Society will host its Model Train Festival. The event takes place Dec. 22 to Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. The

El Camino

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El Camino

The current map of Europe is a relatively recent development in that continent's rich history. Spain, for example, wasn't united until 1833. Before that, the region was a collection of kingdoms, counties and dependencies. Andalusia, for example, spanned the southern coast, while kingdoms to the north included (from east to

Laugh on

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Laugh on

Comic talents come and go -- some more deservedly than others -- but no performer in our time has earned more enduring success than the legendary Lily Tomlin. Born in Detroit, Mary Jean Tomlin spent her 20s acting and doing standup off-Broadway. She performed under a variation on her mother's

Seussical

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Seussical

No use mincing words: Seussical, the latest show in Tacoma Little Theatre's 99th season, is a supremely open-hearted, deliriously goofy spectacle, and in its final two weeks of shows, it is not to be missed. This is a vivid, boisterous, and exhilaratingly staged production, a tornado of a show that somehow manages

"Codependent Menageries"

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"Codependent Menageries"

In an artist's statement, painter Kate Hubner quotes a dictionary definition of the words in the title of her show at Feast Arts Center. "Codependent: a codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior. Menagerie:

Military Couples' Night Out

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Military Couples' Night Out

RSVP HERE Military couples from the Puget Sound area, including the Guard and Reserves, are invited to a FREE evening of food, music, psychics, dancing lessons, Newlywed Game, drinks and Adult Art Projects, FREE of charge (except beverages), January 13, 6-10 pm in downtown Tacoma, produced by The

The volunteer superstar

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The volunteer superstar

Kelbie Pogoncheff is not your typical 17-year-old military kid. The Lakes High School senior goes the extra mile to give back to her community by volunteering with Special Olympics Washington (SOWA). She became involved with the program when her brother AJ, now 11 years old, began participating. "One day at

Weathering time

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Weathering time

Last Friday, the 7th Infantry Division ended its celebration of a century of service to the nation. During the event, which was held in front of Harrison Hall, Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson, 7th ID commander, spoke to the spirit of the division. "The Light Fighter statue over there is a visual commitment

Base responds to derailment

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Base responds to derailment

Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials, first responders and regular soldiers and airmen responded heroically to Monday's train derailment near DuPont. Amtrak's Cascade 501 was running 30 minutes late Monday morning when it left Tacoma and headed for Portland.   At about 7:34 a.m. just outside of DuPont, the train -- comprised of two

Hams for the holidays

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Hams for the holidays

Three organizations banded together to make Christmas a bit merrier for Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Washington National Guard families. For the eighth time, the Association of the United States Army -- Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter, the Air Force Association McChord Chapter, and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance purchased hams for

Heroism four ways

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Heroism four ways

The reading and writing about the servicemembers memorialized in street, installation and building names on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been a humbling experience. Many received the Medal of Honor, and most made the ultimate sacrifice. What follows are this reporter's thoughts on some of these men, whose names honor JBLM. The Logistician:

Mount Baker: A snowboarder's paradise

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Mount Baker: A snowboarder's paradise

If you are looking for epic snow for snowboarding and skiing, then Mount Baker should be your destination. Mount Baker holds the world record for the most snowfall in a season at an unbelievable 1,140 inches during the 1998-99 season -- that's 95 feet of snow!  Mount Baker is consistently

Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club

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Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club

Since the Hurricane Ridge ski area opened in 1958, the words, "I have skied in the Olympics" have been printed on Hurricane Ridge lift tickets. The ski area is located in Olympic National Park on Hurricane Ridge. It is the furthest west ski area in the contiguous United States. It

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