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Free holiday trees for the troops

A JBLM flyer on Facebook indicates that the free troops for troops E-5 and below will be Dec. 8 at 10 am at the American Lake Club on a first come first-served basis.  See the flyer HERE (click)

U.S. Army to roll out new Army Greens uniform

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U.S. Army to roll out new Army Greens uniform

WASHINGTON -- The United States Army announced today that it is adopting an iconic uniform -- the "Army Greens" -- as its new service uniform. This is the uniform worn by America's "Greatest Generation" in World War II. The current Army Blues Uniform will return to

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Vamps and villains

My initial reaction to Rebecca Raven’s paintings at Childhood’s End Gallery was that they are a little too precious and way too gimmicky. Ten of her 11 gemlike paintings employ variations of a single gimmick. Raven’s pictures are painted in oil on small copper plates that are framed by exquisitely crafted

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Inspired Elegance

Last Saturday I joined a group of fellow gussied-up folks for an evening called Inspired Elegance, a fashion show fund-raiser for Tacoma Art Place, which took place at Stadium Bistro. This night consisted of five amazing courses of fine food and wine and elegant fashions designed by students from the Tacoma

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Let the holiday packing of the pounds begin! I've shoveled enough bite-sized candies into my gaping maw that my sweet tooth is officially satiated for about four months. I can't resist those tiny little chocolates calling my name from the kids overpriced Halloween bucket. My mind is now set on

Takos Koreanos

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Takos Koreanos

ANNOUNCER: It seems there is a Korean fusion theme that continues this week as Dutch goes solo to give Mex-Asian a shot at Takos Koreanos in South Tacoma. The owners have taken an idea they played with in Chicago and turned it into a full fledge concept restaurant here in

Skip the tourist traps and visit Georgetown

Travel

Skip the tourist traps and visit Georgetown

Seattle is a major draw for servicemembers and their families requesting Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The city is famous for the Space Needle, MonoRail, and Pike's Place Market, as well as its influential coffee and music scenes. The city is also made up of many historical neighborhoods with off the charts

Air Force veteran starts candy company which helps those with OCD

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Air Force veteran starts candy company which helps those with OCD

In 2002, when retired Master Sgt. Ellen Laguatan, owner, OCD Candy Company was still serving in the Air Force, she used to keep a jar of candy on her desk. Due to her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, she kept the candy color coordinated and organized. Her co-workers' favorite activity was

TedXTacoma presents Transitions: Bridging the Gap

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TedXTacoma presents Transitions: Bridging the Gap

This year, the popular TedXTacoma is bringing together members of the community, both military and civilian, to talk about diversity, change and community. There are as many advantages as disadvantages for communities set among, near and beside military installations. The abundance of traffic and the transient populations are only two

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Airbrushed rock

Music

Airbrushed rock

There's a band called Greta Van Fleet that's currently experiencing a bit of a moment in the sun. With the release of their debut album, they've been topping Billboard's rock charts and continuing to gain a sizable fan base. Good for them! Unfortunately, the backlash has already begun to set

Familiar Faces & New Voices

Arts

Familiar Faces & New Voices

The exhibition Familiar Faces & New Voices: Surveying Northwest Art has been on display since this past spring but has not received the fanfare of blockbuster shows like Art AIDS America or Hide/Seek or 2015's Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition. But it is a solid and historically important show highlighting works by

What happens when Tiny Tim grows up?

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What happens when Tiny Tim grows up?

What really happened to make Ebenezer Scrooge change his mind about Christmas, or did he really change his mind at all? Maybe he decided it had all been a dream after all. What else could explain why many years later he could be so stingy as to refuse to give

Breakin’ Tchaikovsky

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Breakin’ Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker is one of those stories that seems destined to never truly leave the public consciousness, having been adapted to ballet from an Alexandre Dumas story, which itself was an adaptation of an E.T.A. Hoffman story, back in the late 19th century. Since then, it's endured innumerable permutations for

Olywood 2018

South Sound Cinema

Olywood 2018

This is the year Olympia Film Society's annual film festival hit the big time. It was named one of the coolest festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine, which noted, "The audiences are real movie lovers." The festival runs Friday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Capitol Theater. Adding

Safety program earns prestigious award

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Safety program earns prestigious award

The men and women who serve this great nation are recognized every day for the amazing accomplishments they achieve and today is no different. The 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Airmen and the Department of the Army Civilians, jointly formed a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 2011. Today the VPP was

Advance assignments now available to airmen

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Advance assignments now available to airmen

Effective Nov. 1, active-duty airmen selected for an extended deployment may apply to receive an advance assignment up to 16 months prior to the projected Report Not Later Than Date of the assignment. This means airmen can have permanent change of station orders in hand immediately after completing all required PCS

Aloha Pride

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Aloha Pride

Specialist Zion Comesario is this year's winner of the annual Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award. "I am honored to receive this recognition," he said during his acceptance remarks. Born and raised in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, he joined the Army in October 2016.   Comesario

JBLM brigadier general among 12 hall of fame inductees

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JBLM brigadier general among 12 hall of fame inductees

Every year the Virginia State University Military Alumni Association inducts senior military leaders into their distinguished ROTC Hall of Fame. Twelve soldiers were inducted into the VSU Alumni ROTC Hall of Fame Oct. 19. Among them was Brig. Gen. James S. Moore, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general. "I have a true

593rd ESC officer receives the Army Soldier’s Medal

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593rd ESC officer receives the Army Soldier’s Medal

Second Lt. Robert McCoy thought Dec. 18, 2017, would be a normal day after physical training, but it turned into a day he will remember forever. McCoy, an Army medical service officer assigned to the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, received the Soldier's Medal Thursday from Dr. Mark T.

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