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Task Force Brewing

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Task Force Brewing

One night in the early 1990s, retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jon Alexander and retired Col. Colin Miller were drinking beer and talking about what they wanted to do after their military service. At the time, the two were roommates while serving with 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Tomahawks, Singapore Army showcase partnership

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Tomahawks, Singapore Army showcase partnership

More than 280 United States and Singapore service members trained together to enhance interoperability in urban operations during Exercise Lightning Strike 18 held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from April 16 to 24. Soldiers assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and 2nd Singapore Infantry Regiment,

Pacific Northwest Regional First Class Leadership Symposium

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Pacific Northwest Regional First Class Leadership Symposium

In a room full of khaki- and black-suited petty officers first class Sailors, Chief Master Sgt. Nicholas Hollinger's service dress blues set him apart as he addressed the group May 1 during the Pacific Northwest Regional First Class Leadership Symposium at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Hollinger, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord senior enlisted

Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

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Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

Whether they're struggling with marital strife, grief, combat-related stress or other issues, service members here can get easy access to behavioral health care. Across Army Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center is one of just a handful of locations that offers all 12 behavioral health service line programs in house. "Here, at Madigan,

Double feature music show

Music

Double feature music show

In High Fidelity, the socially clueless -- but culturally knowledgeable and smug -- music nerd, Rob, muses on the "subtle art" that goes into crafting the perfect mix tape. "You gotta kick it off with a killer, to grab attention, and then you gotta take it up a notch, but you

Innovative art, times two

Arts

Innovative art, times two

An online dictionary defines "avant garde" art as new, unusual or experimental art. Synonyms offered up include innovative, ahead of the times, cutting/leading/bleeding edge, pioneering, progressive, Bohemian, and revolutionary. In Tacoma, the places to experience avant garde art are 950 Gallery (formerly Spaceworks) and Feast Arts Center. This week winds up

BBQ2U

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BBQ2U

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie caught wind of some BBQ buzz and followed the smoky wafts to Gig Harbor's newest BBQ joint, BBQ2U. JACKIE: Early last month, the masses were flocking to BBQ2U and devouring the goods like they were going out of style. The interior is spacious and the aromas

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

I know what you're thinking, you were expecting a Mother's Day dining feature here ... admit it. You were. As a mama myself, I totally get it. However, if you don't know what your beloved mother's favorite restaurant is, I'm not doing the legwork for you. Nope. You're gonna have

Rain brings joy

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Rain brings joy

Harlequin Productions' latest offering is Three Days of Rain, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out. In act one, 1995, Walker Janeway (Fox Rain Matthews) is staying in the apartment in New York where 35 years earlier his architect father, Ned, and Ned's partner, Theo, designed

Nerd-rock nirvana

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Nerd-rock nirvana

By the late 1970s, thanks to American Graffiti, Grease, Happy Days and the televised doo-wop of Sha Na Na, nostalgia for the 1950s had bloomed in pop culture. As any Beatlemaniac, Deadhead or Trekker can tell you, idolatry for the '60s and ‘70s never waned. If anything, then, 1980s revivalism

In search of ...

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In search of ...

Put one way, this summer marks the 60th birthday of one of the South Sound's most legendary residents. Put another way, this mythic figure spans millennia. Indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest told tales of wild men in the woods, from the Lummi Ts'emekwes to the Chinookan people's mountain skookums

Is your pet prepared?

Military Life

Is your pet prepared?

Pets are important members of our families and are affected by the same disasters we are.  If you have pets in your household, it is imperative to include them in your emergency preparedness plans.  Emergency planning done today reduces difficulty, stress and worry during an emergency and increases the likelihood

Vacation season

Travel

Vacation season

Are you traveling this summer and planning to stay at someone's home? The relationship between guest and host or hostess can sometimes be a delicate one. Here are a few ways to be a fabulous houseguest, so you can be sure to be invited back again and again. Keep in mind

The snow is melting

Outdoors

The snow is melting

Mount Rainier looms over Joint Base Lewis-McChord and just begs to be explored. Winter weather limits your options to explore, but now that spring is here and weather is warming up, Mount Rainier National Park roads will soon be opening up for the season. At this time of year, weather conditions

Carter Lake Elementary honors military children

Military Life

Carter Lake Elementary honors military children

Last month, Carter Lake Elementary School's principal, teachers, administrators and staff, as well as invited guests and parents, paused to honor military children as part of the month-long recognition of April as Month of the Military Child. "This is our opportunity to acknowledge and be thankful for the service of all

From refugee to soldier

Military Life

From refugee to soldier

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will celebrate the diversity and honor of its servicemembers, including Sgt. Maj. El Sar, I Corps command chaplain sergeant major, a Cambodian-born American who lived through atrocities as a child in his homeland and is now proud to

Fallen never forgotten

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Fallen never forgotten

For some people, the memory of personal tragedy never fades. "I was with a client when I got the call," said Linda Eldred. Her voice cracked as she spoke. Her eyes filled with tears. "At first I didn't answer my phone and it kept ringing and ringing. Finally, I answered it

Preparing for hybrid threats

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Preparing for hybrid threats

Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to NTC

Airman Leadership School Class 18-D graduates

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Airman Leadership School Class 18-D graduates

Congratulations to the following airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 3. Senior Airman Austin Bathrick, 62nd Operations Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Erick Diaz, 22nd Special Tactics Squadron Senior Airman John Draxler, 7th Airlift Squadron Senior Airman Ryan Edens, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Joseph Hynson,

Former NFL Player, Xbox surprise troops

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Former NFL Player, Xbox surprise troops

A former NFL football player broke up the routine of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's in- and out-processing center April 27 when he made a surprise lunchtime appearance, bearing free Xboxes for soldiers. Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Hank Baskett, distributed 60 of the game systems, along with accessories, donated by Microsoft Headquarters

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