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Dental care and a PCS

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Dental care and a PCS

When it's time to make another move there are many things to consider. Dental care is not usually top of mind. For some answers to common PCS dental care questions we tracked down Rebekah Jordon, Manager, Yelm Prairie Dental, a Tricare Dental Program (TDP) network provider. 1. What does a new

Videos and podcasts for military spouses

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Videos and podcasts for military spouses

Northwest Military recently launched a new website with videos and podcasts which cover subjects of interest to Military Spouses. The inaugural lineup includes three shows; "Milcation" with Mandy Kruger about travel, "What's the Meal?" with Missy Bouchat who covers food and issues of interest to military spouses, and Camo Chat

Free events for military and their families

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Free events for military and their families

The cities and neighborhoods surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) are filled with businesses and organizations that appreciate, support and love the military community. In order to show that support and introduce servicemembers and their families to local resources, Northwest Military (publishers of The Ranger and Northwest Airlifter newspapers) has teamed

Clubs at JBLM focus on fun pastimes

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Clubs at JBLM focus on fun pastimes

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers a variety of clubs and activities that are a fun way to fill off-duty time. With groups dedicated to everything from scuba diving to books, there is something for everyone. Here are a few you might be interested in. The JBLM SCUBA Club meets the third

Places to go, people to see, things to do

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Places to go, people to see, things to do

As summertime approaches its end, the scope of family-oriented activities is viewed through a new lens, one of autumnal appreciation and holiday cheer. As the leaves and weather change, so does the theme of celebratory happenings in the local area. This year, JBLM's MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) calendar is

La Oveja Negra Eatery

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La Oveja Negra Eatery

ANNOUNCER: The South Sound is long known for the availability of authentic Asian cuisine, and lately, traditional Mexican spots have been popping up throughout the area. The latest of these is La Oveja Negra Eatery on the east side of Tacoma. Open just Friday through Sunday, with plans to open

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Sandwiched between Tacoma and Olympia beer weeks and the grand brouhaha of brew festivities, Oktoberfest, you have September. The month where the kids go back to school and the autumn season begins to set in. There are extracurricular activities to juggle, homework, and all of life's usual to-dos -- it's

Sexual assault examined

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Sexual assault examined

The hard-hitting two-hander Blackbird by David Harrower at Harlequin Productions is emotionally draining and not for everyone. It begins with shocking fury when Una (Colleen Litchfield), a 27-year-old woman, and Ray (Frank Lawler), a 55-year-old man, storm into a horribly trashed conference room in Ray's business office -- strewn with pizza

Fairly amazing

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Fairly amazing

It's once again time to "do the Puyallup." Put another way, it's time to plan a family trip to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup -- a town regional newcomers should learn is pronounced "Pyoo-AHL-up" in defiance of all phonetic logic. Once that tongue trick's been mastered, a world of

New AF policy dedicates space for nursing mothers

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New AF policy dedicates space for nursing mothers

A new lactation policy, released in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated Aug. 15, requires units to provide nursing mothers access to a lactation room. The policy enables commanders to support nursing mothers by outlining procedures and requirements for establishing a private, secure (lockable from the inside) and sanitary location for

Resiliency and recovery

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Resiliency and recovery

Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Rijos, the Massachusetts Air National Guard senior noncommissioned officer in charge of domestic operations, his service dog, Cairo, and his wife, Yadira, speak during the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) resiliency tactical pause directors’ call Aug. 22 at the Hanscom Air Force

Parental prep 101

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Parental prep 101

As summer begins to wind down, back-to-school preparations become paramount in ensuring the school year starts off on the best foot possible for both parents and youth. Amidst the hustle to collect colored pencils and spiral notebooks, it's imperative that the to-do list includes items dedicated to health and wellness.

Looking for a few good vets

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Looking for a few good vets

Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County has a unique opportunity for veterans and their families and are currently seeking qualified veterans to apply for their homeownership program. Before applying, future homeowners must first meet certain program requirements that fit within Habitat for Humanity's accountability standards. "At every stage of the program, applicants must

Bring strength to your military home

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Bring strength to your military home

Dr. Casey Taft was wrapping up his residency at a Veterans Administration hospital when 9/11 happened. Soon after, he became aware of reports about the difficulties military families were experiencing after deployments. In 2002, the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) came to light when four women were killed by their

JBLM soldier wins Armywide award

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JBLM soldier wins Armywide award

She's the boss of the BOSS. Sergeant Jin Lim, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, was named the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers President of the Year for the Army. Lim received her award from Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Marble, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison command sergeant major,

It’s bonus time!

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It’s bonus time!

Effective Sept. 9, soldiers willing to reenlist in some of the Army's most in-demand careers have the chance to receive up to $81,000 in lump-sum bonuses -- the highest amount in more than five years, officials announced today. In addition to critical fields, this latest announcement also offers a wide range

2019 Fall Welcome Guide

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2019 Fall Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see. Click the link below and start your journey

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radio hour For a little brain candy, Capital Playhouse’s holiday production, “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” might just be what you need. Far from heavy theater, this show is about a radio station’s Christmas show a year into World War II, at a time when Americans thought it was close to being

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Jesus, beginning to end

It seems like an odd time to be staging a show about the death of Jesus when the rest of the world is marking his birth, but I suppose the theater has to take the touring slots that are offered. Seattle’s Paramount Theatre is staging the rock opera that set the

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Get railroaded

Rarely do kids and grownups agree on entertainment. Usually, activities that make kids squeal with excitement grownups find, at best, irritating. Kids like cartoons and playgrounds. Grownups like John Malkovich movies and the Jim Lehrer News Hour. Finding something that kids and grownups can agree on is usually a tall

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