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America’s First Corps to farewell Deputy Commanding General

Ladies and Gentlemen,America’s First Corps is hosting a Courage Honor Retreat Ceremony to farewell Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, the I Corps Deputy Commanding General.Maj. Gen. Milhorn is an Engineer Officer who has commanded Soldiers at all levels up to Division. His commands include: Commander, B Company, 65th Engineer Battalion,

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

There are very few things that lure me from the comfort of my bed in dead of night. Why would I shuffle sleepily to the nearby pub with only the dim light of dawn to guide me? What sort of fiery passion ignites an engulfing flame in others? I can

Matriarch Lounge

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Matriarch Lounge

ANNOUNCER: This week, while Jackie works behind the bar, Dutch joins Christina to check out the Matriarch Lounge. It's a unique mixture of a modern, funky vibe of food, drinks and décor that Jackie has worked so hard to help create.   DUTCH: I was instantly impressed by the large and welcoming

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The premise-establishing scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom plays like a Saturday Night Live skit with Jeff Goldblum as the host that particular week. Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm is testifying at a Senate hearing about the fate of the genetically engineered dinosaurs on Isla Nublar, site of a couple of minor (cough-cough)

Look to Lincoln

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Look to Lincoln

According to a study conducted by the RAND Corporation in 2014, 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffer from PTSD and/or depression. That's 520,000 people -- neighbors, friends, family members, coworkers and spouses -- grappling with mental health conditions. Half of those individuals

Immediate tuition assistance for soldiers right after AIT

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Immediate tuition assistance for soldiers right after AIT

Soldiers will no longer have to wait one year after completing their Advanced Individual Training to receive tuition assistance. Soon, tuition assistance will be available immediately for soldiers of all components after AIT. This assumes they meet existing eligibility requirements and have no flags like disciplinary problems or failure of the

Cowboy and Cowgirl Culture

Arts

Cowboy and Cowgirl Culture

I hardly know where to start. There is so much art crammed into this little space -- basically three shows in one -- that I need at least a thousand words to simply describe it, much less evaluate it. I shall do my best to consolidate it.  "The West" is a

Good news cooking at JBLM

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Good news cooking at JBLM

The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade's "Raptor's Nest" Dining Facility is this year's Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Best Garrison Food Operation award winner. The brigade is led by Col. Matthew Braman and CSM Mark Brock. In the early 20th century, Connelly became a leader in Food Service Management.  Throughout his

Multi-Domain Task Force set to lead Pacific  Pathways rotation in first overseas tests

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Multi-Domain Task Force set to lead Pacific Pathways rotation in first overseas tests

The Army's ongoing pilot to develop multi-domain capabilities that could one day be replicated across the service is slated to undergo further testing overseas for the first time next year. The Multi-Domain Task Force, which leaders envision to be a battalion-plus unit that maximizes air, sea, land, cyber and space assets

Slacking Towards  Tacoma

Music

Slacking Towards Tacoma

Genres in popular music can be a finicky thing, having spent the past few decades splintering into increasingly specific subcategories. Music nerds can sometimes carry strong opinions about how certain bands are labeled, with some eschewing granular distinctions entirely -- like my dad, who insisted that anything outside of the

Feeling Good

Stage

Feeling Good

Suite Surrender, written by Michael McKeever and directed by Toni Holm for Olympia Little Theatre, is a period comedy set in the early 1940s. It is filled with outdated and overused comic bits -- and yet it still manages to elicit quite a few chuckles from the audience. Two outlandish, imperious

Magical Music Man

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Magical Music Man

Olympia's a town that adores musicians, and it's played parent, host and/or teacher to more than its fair share of name-brand performers. Beat Happening, Beck, Bikini Kill, Kurt Cobain, Kimya Dawson, The Fleetwoods, Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic, Sleater-Kinney -- all have deep connections to Washington's capital city. It's also the

2018 Tacoma Freedom Fair

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2018 Tacoma Freedom Fair

The largest Fourth of July celebration in the South Sound is on Ruston Way. Packed with food, music and fireworks, this is the place to be for big city action. Click here to view our interactive 2018 Freedom Fair program.

A fun day in La Conner

Travel

A fun day in La Conner

 La Conner is a cute little waterfront town about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Plan to find a place to park and enjoy this beautifully walkable town, filled with shops, museums and great places to eat. First stop, head towards the waterfront and visit the Scone Lady Bakery.

Summer houseguests

Military Life

Summer houseguests

As a military wife, I keep our guest bedroom on the ready at all times with summer being the busiest season for family, friends and traveling soldiers. When it comes to houseguests, I am passionate about setting up the guest bedroom with cozy and accommodating details. Today, I am sharing

Podcasts for world domination

Military Life

Podcasts for world domination

The transition from military service to the civilian sector can be scary. Many servicemembers re-enlist simply because they are unsure what else they would do, or fear they won't make it on the outside. These podcasts help you develop your entrepreneurial mindset, planning skills, and highlight successful business owners who

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

An early look at weekend weather is encouraging for the two food truck festivals going down in the South Sound this weekend. Saturday, June 16, you have the previously mentioned Truckaroo Food Truck Festival taking place at Bates Technical College's South Campus (2201 S. 78th St.), featuring 20 trucks selling

The Season That Was

Stage

The Season That Was

Lakewood Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors may have two more weekends of shows before it ends its run, but once it does, that will mark the end of the theater's 79th season. Save for some classes over the summer, Lakewood Playhouse has nothing to do but begin preparation for its 80th season, beginning in

The Harvester

Reviews

The Harvester

ANNOUNCER: A long-time popular neighborhood shop in the Stadium District, The Harvester has been serving up diner-style food for years. Now under new management, the old menu has been tossed and a new all-scratch menu has replaced it. Jackie and Dutch rushed in to see what changes have occurred in

Mexican Printmaking

Arts

Mexican Printmaking

Childhood's End Gallery's latest show is clearly different from their usual group show. "Oaxaca to Washington" is an exhibition of more than 30 prints by Mexican artists from the state of Oaxaca. Local artist Mimi Williams became friends with Mexican artist Edgar Martinez (not the baseball player), who now lives

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