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Backyard campouts

Outdoors

Backyard campouts

There is something nostalgic about pitching a tent right in your backyard. Dragging the sleeping bags from the hall closet and frantically searching for a flashlight to be used to tell ghost stories long after you should be asleep. This is the year to bring that nostalgia back for the

Take a walk by the water

Outdoors

Take a walk by the water

From the local waters of Puget Sound, to the many hidden inlets, rivers and lakes, the South Puget Sound region is a waterfront paradise. Boardwalks and trails are boundless here and make you feel (almost) like walking on water. Places that you can see for miles with magnificent views and

Where to get great plants

Military Life

Where to get great plants

If you want to make a statement in your garden this summer, knowing where to resource unique plants, and knowing how to save, are two concepts every green thumb should know.  We are blessed to garden in Zone 8b (that is how you define the South Sound) because most plants are

Ice cream season

Features

Ice cream season

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! With days beginning to warm up, so is the intense craving for a delicious, cool, sweet treat. Let's be honest, we're always craving ice cream, but the craving always intensifies in the summer months. So we've set out to find the

Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

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Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

Once again, we provide our annual Summer Guide of the great Northwest -- a compilation of ideas to help you engage directly with all that the region offers. Of course, things are a little different this year than in the past. Just how does a media company present ideas for the

JBLM soldiers and Park Rangers train together

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JBLM soldiers and Park Rangers train together

(Photo: Pararescuemen (PJs) from the 304th Rescue Squadron joined forces with Fox Company, 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Army Reserve, to perform mission rehearsals and training and integration for the upcoming climbing season at Mount Rainier in support of the National Park Service. The 304 RQS PJs are

Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

Military Life

Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up on the housing

Washington Air National Guard helps keep the ‘food stream’ flowing

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Washington Air National Guard helps keep the ‘food stream’ flowing

(Photo: Washington Air National Guardsmen prepare food boxes at the Food Lifeline Covid Response warehouse April 23 in Seattle. More than 250 Air and Army National Guardsmen are assigned to the warehouse where they are able to prepare, on average, 268 boxes an hour per line.) As one Washington Air National

Can troops ‘Go Fund Me’?

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Can troops ‘Go Fund Me’?

(Photo: Soldiers and sailors assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, unload care packages and Christmas gifts during mail call on FOB Farah, Dec. 15, 2019. Soldiers are reminded to abide by Department of Defense guidelines on receiving gifts during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Gifts distributed at the organizational level could

JBLM to partially re-open

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JBLM to partially re-open

Some services will open on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) earlier than others, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Openings this Saturday, May 2, will be Whispering Firs Golf Course, the MWR Skeet and Archery Ranges, Solo Point, and the Off Road Vehicle Park. There

Housing

Coming to housing: Hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, more

  (US AIR FORCE PHOTO) Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis McChord housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up

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Don't Tell Sophie

Is it just me, or does saying “2008” fell weird to anyone else? Am I the only one who thinks “2008” sounds like cars should be flying and robots should be making my bed? Whether it sounds funny or not, there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s 2008 now. There’s

Stretch your legs

Military Life

Stretch your legs

TAKE-OUT SUGGESTIONS OF THE WEEK Located in the heart of downtown Gig Harbor, Il Lucano Ristorante is offering take-out only, Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday you can get 25 percent off all bottled wine with purchase of two entrees. Yes please! illucanoristorante.com/ Southern Kitchen in Tacoma is known for their

JBLM leads the DoD in environmental stewardship

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JBLM leads the DoD in environmental stewardship

Environmental stewardship is inherent in action throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) as we reach 50 years of environmental stewardship focused on national defense on Earth Day April 22. Army and Air Force efforts align to the modernization of power projection platforms to ensure that service members can train, mobilize and deploy

DoD providing leave leniency due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

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DoD providing leave leniency due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

(Photo: Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, guide a 3rd Brigade tank onto a ship at the port of Gwang Yang, South Korea, Feb. 29. The soldiers conducted redeployment operations for the brigade during the COVID-19 outbreak.) Each year, active-duty

Top athlete from JBLM

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Top athlete from JBLM

Southeastern Texas is home to an area known as the Golden Triangle made up of the cities of Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur. While the oil riches from the early 1900s have faded, a former resident, Staff Sgt. Erica Myers, gave the region a renewed luster after being named the

Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

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Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corp and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) commander said Tuesday afternoon that he had planned to stick with Washington state guidelines in effect (at that moment in time) until May 4; however, 90 minutes after the CG's announcement during a JBLM Town Hall, Washington State Governor

Maintenance airmen play vital role

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Maintenance airmen play vital role

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Christopher Bowen, 62nd Maintenance Squadron (MXS) hydraulics technician, right, and Airman 1st Class Ian Cernetich, 62nd MXS hydraulics apprentice, open the panel covering the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 14.) The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern

Important webinars on military education

Schools

Important webinars on military education

With education migrating nearly 100% to virtual space, plus changes and relief support to the GI Bill and tuition assistance, now is the time to get up to speed on a number of opportunities and benefit news. To aid in your search, Task Force Media will host a free series of

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Halt on military moves to last through June 30

A new directive on the movement of military personnel and their families will bar travel through June 30, but create more flexibility to allow for the deployment of troops serving overseas and some priority troops to change duty stations, a Pentagon official said Saturday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper

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