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Winston Jarrett

Winston Jarrett, a venerable reggae semi-legend, is playing Jazzbones this week, which poses quite a predicament for Bobble Tiki. First of all, let it be known that Bobble Tiki loves the reggae. An islander himself, Bobble Tiki just relates to the laid back vibe and “one love” ideals the music exudes.

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Best Of Show

When I first read “Best Of Show” on the press release for Mocha Moo’s $1,500 singer-songwriter competition, I had visions of a mockumentary love child mothered by “A Mighty Wind” and fathered by Christopher Guest’s other blockbuster, “Best in Show.” I guess you’d call it “Bestie Junior” (insert laugh track). But

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La Fondita Lounge

We at the Weekly Volcano were pleased to get the word about Music in the Lounge at Proctor District’s La Fondita from bar manager Johanna Gardner. Not only does the ‘Dita have some of the tastiest Mexican food in town, but the owners and staff are so pleasant and genuinely

Sexual assault in the military

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Sexual assault in the military

At this moment, sexual assault is the most prevalent crime in the United States. "But the thing is," wrote Jenifer Kuadli in an article entitled "32 Shocking Sexual Assault Statistics for 2021", "sexual assault statistics reflect that many crimes are still not fully addressed or understood." Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III

COVID tough on military kids

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COVID tough on military kids

COVID-19 largely took away their schooling, in-person relationships with friends and fellow students, their teachers, extracurricular activities, and any semblance of a normal life. It gave them worried parents and iffy internet connections for school - and for game playing or other 'fun' uses. And for the almost two million kids

Mission thaws

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Mission thaws

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Though it is another season for the books, the 2020-2021 season of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) ends as a highlight for one Reserve citizen airman's career. Chief Master Sgt. Ty Brooks, a loadmaster assigned to the 313th Airlift Squadron, has been participating in ODF for 18 years.

Free to be a better soldier

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Free to be a better soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan - Maj. Alivia Stehlik's fears that transgender soldiers would be kicked out of the Army faded April 30 as former President Donald Trump's regulations were overturned. Those who meet military standards are once again allowed to enlist and serve openly. But the policy change - announced in March by

What war could feel like

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What war could feel like

The massive Northern Edge joint exercise kicked off May 2 in Alaska, bringing together about 15,000 U.S. airmen, sailors, Marines and soldiers and 240 ships and aircraft, including the Air Force's newly upgraded fighter, the F-15EX Eagle ll. Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are also

App to help soldiers earn their EIB

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App to help soldiers earn their EIB

U.S. Army service members now have a new training aid to help them earn the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge, a mobile app. 1st Lt. Egor Krasnonosenkikh, an infantry officer assigned to 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division on Joint Base Lewis-McChord used self-taught programming

Project Sanctuary helps military families heal

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Project Sanctuary helps military families heal

Project Sanctuary hosts veteran and active duty families through six-day therapeutic retreats at locations across the United States. While at retreats, families participate in sessions directed at improving relationships, financial literacy and mental health. Recreational activities are strategically designed to improve family cohesiveness by providing opportunities that create bonding, improved communication

Get the shot on McChord

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Get the shot on McChord

The McChord Airman's Clinic here is administering COVID-19 vaccinations to active-duty Air Force personnel, civilian employees and contractors. Madigan Army Medical Center is the head of COVID-19 vaccination distribution for JBLM and is working toward decentralizing access to the vaccine by making it available at the Airman's Clinic. This is Madigan's

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Carmen is a city slicker

Without a doubt, meeting John Fluevog last Thursday was a tremendous experience and an honor. In case you don’t know (you haven’t lived if you don’t know), John Fluevog is one of the most incredible shoe designers in the world. I had the unique opportunity to shake Fluevog’s hand at Seattle’s

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Half-priced wine night

There’s no doubt that Sixth Avenue completely rocks and pulses when it comes to nightlife, but sometimes girls like me prefer to take it easy. Life in the fast lane is good for the weekend nights, but once the week hits, I have to be on my intellectual tiptoes at all

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She's your online Mama

Would you be able to come up with 365 positive things to say about Tacoma? That’s precisely what Tacoma resident Jennifer B., aka Tacoma Mama, did. Following the fatal shooting of a student at Foss High School last January, Jennifer B. was tired of all the negativity surrounding Tacoma. “I

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Zowie Aleshire

Oversized coats and fur-lined boots walk the streets of Tacoma. In these cold winter months, one’s unique style is often forgotten, lost under the layers of fleece and down. The quest for individuality through fashion becomes increasingly difficult without freezing to death. But student Zowie Aleshire manages to pull it

Your kids can have cake and eat it too!

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Your kids can have cake and eat it too!

We know that kids often spend long hours deciding the theme of their party and the cake is often the centerpiece of the party. We also know sometimes the plans are to visit the local grocery store or bake yourself. We've compiled a list of local bakeries to order the perfect

PTSD and heart disease

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PTSD and heart disease

The majority of previous studies on the connection between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) have focused on male populations. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event; IHD is a term given to heart problems caused by

‘Historic opportunity’

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‘Historic opportunity’

WASHINGTON - The House and Senate are making coordinated efforts to help veterans suffering from illnesses believed to be caused by toxic exposure during overseas deployments. Lawmakers have introduced two dozen bills this congressional session to address the difficulty these veterans face in securing benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A first since COVID

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A first since COVID

Exercise Nexus Dawn kicked off April 26, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, March Air Reserve Base, and in the skies above and between the California installations. Reserve citizen airmen from the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis and the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, deployed to March over

Children’s Museum opens

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Children’s Museum opens

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Children's Museum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord opened its doors to the JBLM community during a ribbon cutting ceremony April 24. Located next to the JBLM splash park, skate park and bowling alley, the Children's Museum at JBLM is the first of its kind on a military installation. "We're honored to be here today to open the first-of-its-kind children's

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