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Dignity in providing help

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Dignity in providing help

The Minutemen were citizen soldiers who volunteered before the start of the American Revolution to fight British soldiers at a minute's notice. This spirit of responding quickly in helping today's citizen soldiers is evident in the work of the Minuteman Fund of Washington. "The fund provides assistance grants to Washington National Guard

Picture perfect

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Picture perfect

Families that stay at one of the two Fisher Houses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are under stress, perhaps far from home, and always worried about the well-being of a loved one. Especially if that loved one is a baby. "We have a large neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) here at Joint Base

Abolishing a stigma

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Abolishing a stigma

When asked to describe in a single word what HERO House NW meant to them, three individuals who use the clubhouse took up the challenge and answered. "Welcoming," said Jarod. "Home," replied Tatiana. "Exuberating," concluded Jamaal. "People welcome me and treat me like family," explained Tatiana, "and I don't have to worry about the

Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

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Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

The Pacific Northwest Explorers, a SubClub of the Lewis Community Spouses Club (LCSC), kicked off the year with a visit to Thurston County to explore a few local favorites. The group of military spouses takes a day trip on the third Thursday of each month to learn more about the

Spouse in Focus: Darcy King

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Spouse in Focus: Darcy King

One of the hardest things about moving often is that you have to start over in a new community. You have to make new friends, find a new hair-dresser, and in many cases for military spouses, rebuild your business from the ground up. One Joint Base Lewis-McChord's most beloved cosmetologists

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

The sun is still blazing in quiet moments here and there but seriously though, it's fall. It's chilly, moist and my husband's just happy that he doesn't have to mow the lawn as often ... though I'm warming up my raking muscles. Festival season is over; it's time to cozy

Souper Pho

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Souper Pho

ANNOUNCER: Open just over a month, Souper Pho in Tacoma's Westgate Center is designed with family in mind. A little taste of several Asian cuisine favorites will surely fit the bill for everyone. Jackie and Dutch are always up for a menu with lots of options.JACKIE: Souper Pho is one

LGBTQ benefit show

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LGBTQ benefit show

Humans have the capacity for doing a great many things -- good, bad and indifferent. We've all been inundated in our lives with moments of cruelty, both on a large scale, and on a smaller, more insidious one. Our instincts for conflict, exclusionism, and a fear of uniqueness have resulted

A once in a lifetime opportunity

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A once in a lifetime opportunity

The Broadway Center presents Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition in the Tacoma Armory. The late Renaissance master's famous fresco on the Sistine ceiling and its accompanying "Last Judgement" painting on the back wall of the chapel have been photographically reproduced at the original size on special fabric that mimics the

Newsies at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

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Newsies at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Disney's Newsies at Tacoma Musical Playhouse is a romping, stomping look at the beginnings of the labor movement, based on the true story of a historic strike by newsboys that brought business to a standstill in New York in 1899. Newsies won Tony awards for Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli) and

So continues the tour

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So continues the tour

Would you be comfortable hanging out with your exes? What if one of those relationships was, to put it mildly, tempestuous? Imagine you and your ex were musicians. Could you tour the country with that person, singing songs that remind you of both the best of times and the worst

Start fall with film, art and books

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Start fall with film, art and books

October may be the official arts month for Tacoma, but Lakewood is giving the gritty city a run for its money later this month with the arrival of the 6th Annual Lakewood Film, Art and Books Festival. That's right. Lakewood is kicking off the fall season with a free, three-day,

Reserve airmen save life in-flight

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Reserve airmen save life in-flight

A reserve aeromedical evacuation crew from the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron with the 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, was flying to support patient transport missions out of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, when they came together to save the life of a man suspected of having a

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Access to Solo Point requires permit and vehicle pass

Access to Solo Point training area will require a permit and vehicle pass, starting Oct. 1. The policy and access procedures below have been in effect for the JBLM Range Complex training areas -- and followed by individuals and groups -- for many years. However, these access procedures have not been

New tech guides soldiers in complete darkness

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New tech guides soldiers in complete darkness

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory developed a new type of thermal imaging camera that allows soldiers to see hidden objects that were previously undetectable. Dr. Kristan Gurton, an experimental physicist in the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, and Dr. Sean Hu, an electronics engineer in the Sensors and Electron

An Evening with Thomas Countryman

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An Evening with Thomas Countryman

Bellarmine Preparatory School welcomes home alum Thomas Countryman, Class of '75, to speak at the school Tuesday, Oct. 2. Countryman is a former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) with 35 years as a member of the Foreign Service. He is currently Chairman of the Board

Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings satellite museum to JBLM

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Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings satellite museum to JBLM

The Children's Museum of Tacoma and Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials announced Tuesday the Children's Museum of Tacoma will open a satellite museum on JBLM in 2020. The 21,000-square-foot museum, the first children's museum on a U.S. military base, will be located in the former JBLM skating rink building, which is adjacent

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Cheese basket

I love cheese the way some people love coffee. I need it, want it and think about it at least once an hour. When eating, I’m considering what type of cheese would make whatever I’m munching on better. I love trying different cheeses, as I am on the never-ending search

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Candye Kane, John Courage and others

Thursday, Nov. 29 ROCK beautiful mothers I must admit I have no clue what’s going on with one of my favorite local bands, the Beautiful Mothers. Many indications seem to suggest the Mothers have disbanded, yet they’re most definitely scheduled to play Hell’s Kitchen tonight. The band’s MySpace page has a video

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Finn Riggins

Idaho isn’t known for much, but that seems to be changing. Bands like Hailey, Idaho’s Finn Riggins are reinventing the potato state. Of course, Idaho has had Built to Spill for some time now, but besides that, it’s mainly been starchy tubers, Mark Fuhrman, and Jake Plummer. That’s a pretty impressive list,

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