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Gifts that give back

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Gifts that give back

With the holidays upon us, it's the peak gift-giving time of the year. With veteran suicides at an average of 22 a day, wouldn't it be nice if your present could also help a veteran? Well it can. Here are some great options everyone is sure to love.A gift of

Artisan spouses

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Artisan spouses

This year, if you are looking for unique and handcrafted goods for holiday gifts, look no further than the spouse community at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. These artists and designers have turned their talents into profitable businesses, utilizing craft fairs, art galleries, and in today's tech savvy market, social media to

Holiday theater roundup

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Holiday theater roundup

What's this? What's this? A chill is in the air! What's this? E-scooters everywhere! What's this? The summer has now gone, soon we'll be freezing, though our snowy nights are rare! What ... is ... this? It's the holiday season in the South Sound, with all the quiet nights, crisp atmosphere,

’Tis the season for train rides

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’Tis the season for train rides

It is hard to believe the year is almost over already. It seems like just yesterday everyone was counting down the days until spring and then summer vacation. Here we are again with winter upon us, and a favorite time of the year right around the corner. The holiday season

Raven and the Box of Daylight

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Raven and the Box of Daylight

Internationally renowned Native American glass artist Preston Singletary returns to Museum of Glass with Raven and the Box of Daylight. Like the best of Northwest Indian artists, Singletary's work blends the traditional art of his tribal ancestors with the innovative methods and aesthetic principles born of contemporary art movements, in his

Fat Zach’s Pizza

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Fat Zach’s Pizza

ANNOUNCER: Anchoring the corner of what is planned to one day be the food truck hub of Puyallup, Fat Zach's is a dream realized from backyard pizzas to a food truck business. Dutch and Jackie are always excited to try a new small business, and when it comes to pizza, we didn't have to

Orcas Island beckons

Travel

Orcas Island beckons

Quiet season is upon the San Juan Islands, and the summer crowds have faded away. Orcas Island makes a great weekend getaway or a longer stay over the holidays. This jewel of an island is about to explode in popularity now that Oprah has purchased an estate and extensive commercial

How to pull off a military ball on a budget

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How to pull off a military ball on a budget

Formal balls aren't common in the civilian world, as they are a special tradition in military life reminding us where we came from, and who came before us. They are a wonderful experience full of military customs, and you don't have to break the bank to enjoy yourself. After your tickets

Lending knowledge

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Lending knowledge

Since 2016, the Veterans Lending Group (VLG) has put on live Veterans Administration Loan Bootcamp classes across the country in order to better educate military and veterans' communities about the VA Home Loan Benefits. In conjunction with this educational initiative, VLG has created an On-Demand video class, which allows servicemembers who

Two icons, one night

Music

Two icons, one night

To a certain extent, most art is essentially ephemeral -- even with a significant amount of care and upkeep, nothing's guaranteed to last forever. Paintings fade, films get lost in the shuffle and languish away in dank basements, and music can hit big before being relegated to the dust bins

A pristine Pantages

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A pristine Pantages

Tacoma's Pantages Theater, part of the arts-and-culture complex known for decades as Broadway Center Tacoma, reopens this week after stunning renovations to its interior. That's not the only big news coming out of 901 Broadway, though -- The organization also changed its name, from Broadway Center to Tacoma Arts Live. "The

New McChord Honorary Commander program

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New McChord Honorary Commander program

Team McChord inducted 18 new local area community leaders into its Honorary Commander program during an induction ceremony in Hangar 9 on McChord Field Nov. 2. This induction ceremony marked a new beginning for the Honorary Commander program on McChord.  Starting with this new group of Honorary Commanders, the program will

2018 Holiday Guide #1

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2018 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 2018 Holiday Guide #1.

Selah Airstrip re-opens at Yakima Training Center

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Selah Airstrip re-opens at Yakima Training Center

The Selah Airstrip at the Yakima Training Center (YTC) was re-opened to aircraft operations Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. The airstrip has not been used for fixed-wing aviation since 2003 due to pavement degradation. Renovation of the airstrip began in 2017. YTC commemorated the airstrip re-opening with the inaugural landing of

Airman first in half century

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Airman first in half century

Editor's Note: This article is Part I of a series highlighting unique opportunities available to servicemembers as a result of joint basing. The U.S. Air Force's Security Forces has a long history dating back to World War II. Since 1942, the team we used to identify as the Army Air Forces

The 133rd Army National Guard Band provides more than just music

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The 133rd Army National Guard Band provides more than just music

"Where words fail, music speaks," Hans Christian Andersen. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Scott Pierson, commander of the 133rd Army National Guard Band, knows this quote to be true. For the past 11 years, he has seen his group of Guard musicians wow crowds in communities throughout the state. Pierson, not only the

Soldiers begin first phase of ACFT adoption

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Soldiers begin first phase of ACFT adoption

Soldiers of 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team began the first phase of adopting the Army Combat Fitness Test when a U.S. Army Physical Fitness School mobile training team from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, travelled to JBLM to train graders from the field test battalions in the brigade, Oct. 22 to

Senior enlisted advisor pumps up BE FIT options

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Senior enlisted advisor pumps up BE FIT options

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor is ensuring soldiers, airmen and military families stay ready and resilient with BE FIT options in Joint Base Lewis-McChord's restaurants, Expresses and Lewis Main Exchange. During his visit to JBLM Nov. 6 and 7, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes

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Garrison Community Update

Garrison Community Updates are hosted monthly by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Command Team. The purpose of these meetings is to keep servicemembers, employees and spouses updated as to what is happening on JBLM. This month's update recognized the runners who had trained for and participated in the Army 10-Miler Race. The

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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)

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