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Free salmon giveaway

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Free salmon giveaway

This year's free chinook salmon giveaway at the Nisqually Tribe's Clear Creek Hatchery on Joint Base Lewis-McChord continues Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Each year, more than three million chinook smolts (baby salmon) are released at the hatchery. Every fall, when the chinook salmon

8-1 CAV completes training rotation

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8-1 CAV completes training rotation

The 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, recently completed a 21-day training rotation at the Idaho Army National Guard's Orchard Combat Training Center, located southeast of Boise. The U.S. Army unit utilized the OCTC ranges Sept. 4-24 to complete a series of

Fire Prevention Week at JBLM

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Fire Prevention Week at JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fire Department will be actively participating in the annual Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 8-13. There will be static displays with JBLM fire vehicles, fire prevention smoke trailer and informational booths at both Lewis Main and McChord Field exchanges Oct. 9-12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The

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Thursby Software Systems CAC Enables over 30,000 Mobile Devices for the US Air Force

Monday, October 1st, 2018 (Arlington, TX) – Today, the Air Force joined the early adopters in a leadership position by purchasing over 30,000 Apple and Android PKard® Readers for BYOD use from Thursby Software Systems, Inc. Nearly two years ago the Navy Reserve took the initial steps in two distinct areas.

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Australian Public and Trade Tasting

Friday, Nov. 30: Pasado’s Animal Safe Haven Fund Raiser and Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., $10, The Wine Basket, 2118 S. 314th St., Federal Way, 253.874. 3070. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.564.1101. Monday, Dec. 3: Psychic Shirlee Teabo, 4-8 p.m., $15, Vin Grotto Café

2018 CFC Guide

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2018 CFC Guide

CFC is your opportunity to give to local and national charities through your payroll.  Millions of dollars are donated annually. From September to December, you can choose the CFC organizations you'd like to support. Inside this guide are many local options

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Study in Glass

American composer Philip Glass comes to the University of Puget Sound, Friday, Feb. 16, to present a live multimedia performance celebrating creativity and the art of musical collaboration at Schneebeck Concert Hall at 7 p.m.  The composer uses major collaborations with other artists in his own career to show how

Empowered vision

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Empowered vision

Mary Helen has worked at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. for over 40 years. "I am one of the small percentage of people who are blind and who are employed," she said.   Nationwide, 70 percent of those who are blind are unemployed. "My steady employment at The Lighthouse has provided the

Working so vets can play outside

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Working so vets can play outside

It's great to be outside! "The outdoors, a lot of times, is about freedom," Ed Bronsdon, the executive director of Outdoors for All, said in a recent news article. Founded in 1979 at Snoqualmie Pass in order to teach 15 children with disabilities to ski, the Seattle-based foundation is dedicated to bringing

USO - always serving

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USO - always serving

The USO strengthens America's servicemembers by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. As a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization, the USO is not part of the government and does not receive any government funding. In fact, USO Northwest relies entirely on the generosity of

Beating blood cancer

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Beating blood cancer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma while at the same time improving the quality of life of patients and their families. The LLS, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which was founded in 1949, is the world's largest voluntary health organization

First in the medical community

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First in the medical community

For close to a quarter of a century, the Madigan Foundation has steadfastly, and consistently, labored to make the lives of servicemembers, their families, retirees, and the Madigan Army Medical Center's staff better and healthier. Created in 1995, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation is unique in the community of military medicine. "The Foundation

Food for action

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Food for action

About 40 percent of the food produced annually in this country ends up in landfills. Meanwhile, there are millions of Americans who go hungry. Closer to home, one in seven people in Washington state live with the threat of hunger. One in five of them are children. "Hunger doesn't have to happen,"

Dignity in providing help

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Dignity in providing help

The Minutemen were citizen soldiers who volunteered before the start of the American Revolution to fight British soldiers at a minute's notice. This spirit of responding quickly in helping today's citizen soldiers is evident in the work of the Minuteman Fund of Washington. "The fund provides assistance grants to Washington National Guard

Picture perfect

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Picture perfect

Families that stay at one of the two Fisher Houses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are under stress, perhaps far from home, and always worried about the well-being of a loved one. Especially if that loved one is a baby. "We have a large neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) here at Joint Base

Abolishing a stigma

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Abolishing a stigma

When asked to describe in a single word what HERO House NW meant to them, three individuals who use the clubhouse took up the challenge and answered. "Welcoming," said Jarod. "Home," replied Tatiana. "Exuberating," concluded Jamaal. "People welcome me and treat me like family," explained Tatiana, "and I don't have to worry about the

Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

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Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

The Pacific Northwest Explorers, a SubClub of the Lewis Community Spouses Club (LCSC), kicked off the year with a visit to Thurston County to explore a few local favorites. The group of military spouses takes a day trip on the third Thursday of each month to learn more about the

Spouse in Focus: Darcy King

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Spouse in Focus: Darcy King

One of the hardest things about moving often is that you have to start over in a new community. You have to make new friends, find a new hair-dresser, and in many cases for military spouses, rebuild your business from the ground up. One Joint Base Lewis-McChord's most beloved cosmetologists

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

The sun is still blazing in quiet moments here and there but seriously though, it's fall. It's chilly, moist and my husband's just happy that he doesn't have to mow the lawn as often ... though I'm warming up my raking muscles. Festival season is over; it's time to cozy

Souper Pho

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Souper Pho

ANNOUNCER: Open just over a month, Souper Pho in Tacoma's Westgate Center is designed with family in mind. A little taste of several Asian cuisine favorites will surely fit the bill for everyone. Jackie and Dutch are always up for a menu with lots of options.JACKIE: Souper Pho is one

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