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Armed Forces Day Word Scramble Contest Terms & Conditions

  NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at the https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWMARMEDFORCESDAY and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open

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Leave your brain behind

I became double booked this weekend when my daughter found herself at a tae kwon do match that landed her one step closer to being allowed to date. She has to have a black belt, and she just received her white belt with a green stripe. She has awhile, but

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The prodigal returns

Does he miss his native Tacoma? “Every day,” admits actor David Foubert of New York’s The Acting Company, which is bringing its productions of “Moby Dick ‘Rehearsed’” and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” to the Broadway Center’s Theater on the Square beginning Feb. 6. Foubert, a graduate of Washington High School in

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"ReMix"

Saturday, the Weekly Volcano attended the reception for Mindy Barker’s art show “ReMix” at the Black Water Café.  Family, friends, scenesters, and art enthusiasts commanded the café previously occupied by many young men in hoodies pounding away on their laptops, who eventually disappeared into the cold night. Besides her hand

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The Lucky Charms of indie rock

There was a time in my musical life when a band like Larusso would have been right down my alley. There was a time when all a band’s sound had to be was loud and catchy for me to enjoy it. These were simpler times, when the possibilities seemed endless

Earplug trial starts

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Earplug trial starts

AUSTIN, Texas - A lawsuit involving more than 229,000 veterans with hearing problems that they claim are linked to faulty earplugs issued by the military began its first trial March 29 in a Florida federal courtroom. The multidistrict litigation claims the companies that made the earplugs - 3M and its predecessor

Robot dogs have reported for duty

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Robot dogs have reported for duty

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) - The first official semi-autonomous robot dogs were delivered to Tyndall Air Force Base March 22 for integration into the 325th Security Forces Squadron. The purpose of the Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicles, or Q-UGVs, is to add an extra level of protection to the base.

All-female flight

News Front

All-female flight

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - With March being Women's History Month, it is important to recognize how the role of women in the military has dramatically changed over the years. During the 18th and 19th centuries, women were confined to serving as cooks, seamstresses and nurses. The formation of the Women's

JBLM teenager honored

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JBLM teenager honored

Steilacoom High School sophomore Ethan Ashford has been named the 2021 Washington Military Youth of the Year in Boys and Girls Clubs of America's National Youth of the Year program. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership,

Car accidents and adjustment disorder

Health

Car accidents and adjustment disorder

Many Washington area motorists are aware of how car accidents can lead to serious physical injuries and brain trauma. However, they might not realize how collisions might impact their mental health and cause adjustment disorder. Not to be confused with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) that is common after long-term stress

Rebellious airman no more

Military Life

Rebellious airman no more

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - In a quiet, Midwest town almost 20 years ago, a boy who never thought he would do anything special in his life had no idea of what opportunities would come his way and the things he would achieve. Despite a rough start during his first enlistment at

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Joe Jackson and others on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Bedouin Soundclash, Westbound Train, Beat Union Seattle. Feb. 13 (all ages) 9 pm. $13-$15 (Chop Suey, TW). Open World Russian Jazz All Stars Seattle. Feb. 18 7:30 pm. $20.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Roberta

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Esquire Man drinketh

Ever since Esquire Magazine came out with their Top Beers (top bars) in America ranking, so many of us here in Tacoma have been clapping about the fact that the Parkway Tavern and Doyle’s Public House made it to this elite list. But the remaining question that everyone wants answered is: What’s

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Better than a Rusty Nail

Drew Ebersole has a contagious smile and brown wavy hair that looks like a movie star’s, which is no surprise as he’s starred in several films and TV shows. He guest starred in the hit shows “ER,” “Dharma and Greg,” “Jag” and “That 70s Show.” He was also in a

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Pornrific

When I was first asked to write about Ron Jeremy for the music section, I asked, “The porn star?” With the typical ’70s porn soundtrack thumping in my brain, I questioned, “Is he going to sing, dance, MC?" Who knows. Maybe all three. Who knew he was more than a big,

Test changes ... again

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Test changes ... again

The Army has for a third time in three years adjusted its long-awaited, combat-driven fitness test to include new scoring tiers for male and female soldiers meant to acknowledge their "biological differences," top service officials announced March 22. The Army will begin testing its soldiers on the Army Combat Fitness Test

Get a baby shower in the mail

Family

Get a baby shower in the mail

Welcoming a new baby into the world can prove challenging for any family, but military and veteran families face additional challenges that can quickly fill this moment with stress and worry. Thankfully, national nonprofit Soldiers' Angels is here to help ease the pressure. Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led organization that has

How many TMS treatments will I need?

Health

How many TMS treatments will I need?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is fast becoming a common treatment for patients suffering from depression and comorbid anxiety. This is due to its high efficacy rate and non-invasive nature. However, one thing that remains variable is the treatment frequency and how long lasting the benefits are. As an alternative, or

Tased and pepper sprayed

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Tased and pepper sprayed

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Soldiers from the 504th Military Police Battalion "Dragon Fighters," 42nd Military Police Brigade and airmen from the 627th Security Forces Squadron participated in a nonlethal weapons training course for military police March 12 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The course, also known as Dragon Fighter Academy, provides joint training for military police and security forces service members on the proper use and effects of nonlethal weapons, such as tasers

Base life returning to normal

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Base life returning to normal

A year after COVID restrictions closed most services on base, life is starting to return to normal with more openings of services and programs. Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials updated the community Monday also discussing on-base housing turnovers, youth sports, and vaccines. Lt. Gen. Ray George, JBLM and I Corps commander reiterated that

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