Article Archives (1499) Currently Viewing: 141 - 160 of 1499

Browse Archives

Restrict to:

Team McChord’s Wingman Day

News Front

Team McChord’s Wingman Day

Morale-boosting, team-building, and professional development were the focus of Team McChord's Wingman Day, Nov. 15. "The previous Wingman Day had more than 1,000 seats in classes and workshops ranging from running to financial planning and squadrons devoted time to everything from picnics to kickball games," said John Tobin, 62nd Airlift Wing

An introduction

News Front

An introduction

In her first formal interview since becoming Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara M. Barrett told Air Force Television about her youth, her life's journey and how those experiences make the Air Force a good match. "Aviation is a big part of my life and space is, too. For me, the

Take care!

Health

Take care!

Dealing with a medical emergency is never an easy situation to be in. Amongst the chaotic whirlwind of questions, concerns, and -- most likely -- pain, knowing the best course of action with which to receive care can make a difference in obtaining the desired outcome. Luckily, Pacific Medical Centers'

Bringing Thanksgiving to overseas troops

News Front

Bringing Thanksgiving to overseas troops

Deployed soldiers will get a taste of home this Thanksgiving after months of planning by logistics personnel to deliver tons of meat and fixings for the traditional meals. Many food items being served Thursday can be found on American grocery store shelves, said Sgt. Maj. Kara Rutter, Army Central Command's culinary

Stretching his limits

Military Life

Stretching his limits

(Photo: Lt. Col. Daniel R. Hanson, Task Force Guardian Joint Staff, Arizona Army National Guard, recounts the highs and lows of his year-long pursuit of running 1,000 miles in one year while wearing the medal he earned for completing the Revel Mt. Lemmon Marathon in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 2.) When people

Temperatures are cooling down

News Front

Temperatures are cooling down

(Photo: Since the 62nd Airlift Wing and 446th Airlift Wing have a 24-hour, no-fail worldwide operational mission, nearly half of the snow removal team from the Directorate of Public Works at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is dedicated to the McChord Field runway when the snow hits.) When the calendar turns to October,

Local business helps send veterans to nation’s capital

News

Local business helps send veterans to nation’s capital

Brown Bear Car Wash is proud to support veterans and donates to causes that benefit them. When asked why the business does this, Steve Palmer, chief financial officer and marketing director, simply said, "You are the best of us." Since 1957 when Vic Odermat, Brown Bear's founder and chief executive officer, opened

From grassroots to holiday gifts

Military Life

From grassroots to holiday gifts

The Adopt A Family Program pairs donors with wounded veterans' families in need across the nation to ensure there are Christmas presents under the tree and a hot meal on the table. This spreading of Christmas cheer began in 2013 and expanded in 2016 to include post 9/11 Gold Star Families. The

Archives

The gift of art

Christmas is not the best time for artists and art galleries. Nobody ever gives art for Christmas. They should, but they don’t. I, for one, would love to get a painting by Ron Hinson or Chauney Peck or one of Holly Senn’s sculptures made from old books. But most people

Archives

Gift of Music

PBS, pay attention. This is how you do a fundraiser. The Gift of Music doesn’t do the pledge and tote bag thing; they just throw a great party where attendees have a blast and give free musical instruments to talented children. The Emanuel Church Ensemble, Darren Motamedy, Michael Powers and

Archives

No argument here

“The Great Debaters” is about an underdog debate team that wins a national championship, and some critics have complained that it follows the formula of all sports movies by leading up, through great adversity, to a victory at the end.  So it does.  How many sports movies, or movies about

2019 Holiday Guide #1

Online Interactive Guides

2019 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 2019 Holiday Guide #1.

Archives

Prom shoes

I was surfing the Internet for prom shoes and shoes for the springtime when I came across a Web site called www.shoes.com. On the site, I saw the cutest pair of red patent shoes that strapped across the ankle and had an opening over the tops of the toes with

Holiday shopping  in Portland

Travel

Holiday shopping in Portland

Portland is about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and you can make it a day trip for holiday shopping or extend as an overnight trip to enjoy some of the city's sights, as well. The big advantage is the tax-free shopping, which saves you almost 10 percent compared to

Cutting down your own Christmas tree

Military Life

Cutting down your own Christmas tree

Did you know that Christmas trees are an agricultural crop that provides another income stream for local farms? Once a tree is cut, another is planted to take its place. Tree farms are a busy social hub during the weeks following Thanksgiving, with cut-your-own tree opportunities and seasonal fun like

Fantasy Lights will fill you with cheer

Attractions

Fantasy Lights will fill you with cheer

For the past 25 years, the Pierce County Parks has delighted thousands of families from near and far with miles of elaborate displays that can fill even a Scrooge with holiday cheer.  From Nov. 28 through Jan. 1 from the hours of 5:30-9 p.m., Spanaway Lake Park will be transformed into

The Opal Lounge

Reviews

The Opal Lounge

ANNOUNCER: South Tacoma Way in Central Tacoma isn't exactly a destination spot for diners, as the mall up the street tends to reap the shopping traffic. The newly revamped Opal Lounge, however, may just pull some crowds south this holiday season. Adding to what was already a well known bar,

A mesmerizing show at SPSCC

Stage

A mesmerizing show at SPSCC

Under the direction of Lauren Love, the theater at South Puget Sound Community College has become one of the region's premiere theaters, presenting challenging and professional-level shows one after another. Witness last year's two-part Angels in America and earlier this year, Fun Home, both of which were the talk of

AF releases FY20 Selective Retention Bonus program

News Front

AF releases FY20 Selective Retention Bonus program

Air Force officials released details Nov. 20 on the fiscal year 2020 Selective Retention Bonus program, which includes 72 eligible Air Force specialties. "The Air Force works hard to retain our highly trained and experienced airmen, and the annual Selective Retention Bonus program is a key element in that effort," said

Changes to TSP coming in December

News Front

Changes to TSP coming in December

According to the thrift savings plan website, all TSP participants must have validated contact information and use two-step authentication to log into the TSP My Account beginning in December 2019. "It's a security measure," says Vic Villarreal, 21st Force Support Squadron personal financial readiness leader. "In today's world of high-tech and

Archives By Date (View All)

2020
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2019
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2018
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2017
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2016
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2015
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2013
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2011
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2010
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2009
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2006
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2005
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2004
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December