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Gritty, on-post entertainment

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Gritty, on-post entertainment

There's nothing like sleeping in on a Saturday morning, then rolling out of bed and letting the day take you where it may. It's a lifestyle most single people, particularly single servicemembers, take full advantage of at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where on-base entertainment can keep anyone busy long before the

Quality education for JBLM families

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Quality education for JBLM families

Uprooting and moving across the country can be one of the most stressful components of changing duty stations for servicemembers and their families. The transition can be especially frustrating for school-age children who are forced to start over in a new city, at a brand-new school, among people they've never

What are we doing this weekend on post?

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What are we doing this weekend on post?

After all the formations are over, the company areas are cleaned, and the motor pool gates are locked on a Friday afternoon, servicemembers are finally free to enjoy the weekend. But not all servicemembers living on Joint Base Lewis-McChord make an immediate dash for the gate. Instead, you're likely to

Welcome to the Northwest

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Welcome to the Northwest

If you are holding a copy of this 2018 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, The Ranger, NW Airlifter or JBLM Living, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. Welcome to the Northwest! This

2018 Spring Welcome Guide

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2018 Spring Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see.  Click the link below and start your journey today. Click here to view

Sky Soldiers 15 years later

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Sky Soldiers 15 years later

"Commanders, it's time to move the Herd," boldly stated Col. William C. Mayville, Jr., commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, as they boarded aircraft 15 years ago with the intent of parachuting into the Kurdish region of Iraq. Just before midnight, March 26, 2003, a thousand Sky Soldiers from the 173rd

Free all-day seminar for those affected by PTSD

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Free all-day seminar for those affected by PTSD

On Saturday, March 31, at the Best Western Liberty Inn in DuPont, the Regional Education and Training Center's (RETC) Institute for Post Traumatic Growth will present a free all-day seminar entitled "Exploring Post Traumatic Growth: A Training for Veterans and Others Impacted by Trauma." Sponsored by grants from the Windows of

Youthful leadership

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Youthful leadership

Two years ago Katie Wilton joined the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) affiliate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord because she thought it would be a good place to go to after school. Her decision proved fortuitous. "It has been an enlightening experience," she wrote in an email. "I have learned so

South Hill/Puyallup

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South Hill/Puyallup

It's easy to confuse South Hill with Puyallup, since they border each other. South Hill extends just south of the Puyallup valley, hence the name. Having been a prior resident, I saw first hand the growth coming to that area, with residential areas stretching further south on Meridian Avenue, the

Yelm

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Yelm

Yelm is a small town in Thurston County known for its rural setting and stunning views of Mount Rainier. Referred to as the Pride of the Prairie, it's home to many independently-owned shops and restaurants. Natural beauty is abundant in Yelm, from farmlands and forests to the Nisqually River, which

Captive light

Arts

Captive light

For a short period of time during her long life, Seattle photographer Ella E. McBride was revered internationally, but after her death in 1965, at the age of 102, much of her work was lost, and today she is little known. Perhaps this Tacoma Art Museum exhibition will help restore

The Fuzion Café

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The Fuzion Café

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie head down 6th Ave. in Tacoma -- no, the other end of 6th -- to the Fuzion Café. Here, a foundation of Thai cuisine is combined with the flavors of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.DUTCH: After 30 minutes of my arrival without even a "how

A fun day in Poulsbo

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A fun day in Poulsbo

"Little Norway" or the "Viking City," either one is an apt description for charming Poulsbo. Plan to spend your day in the downtown historic district. This walkable Norwegian village has interesting museums, shopping, art galleries, restaurants and cafés all within a short walk of each other and located on a

Faded Paige's

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Faded Paige's

Faded Paige's is a play on owner Paige Ullery's name. Strolling through her spaces in two vintage/antique markets, you will find refinished and repurposed furniture, handmade signs and all sorts of handpicked vintage and antique goods. Ullery started her business after becoming disenchanted with the 9-to-5 grind. "I came home one day

TRICARE changes for 2018

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TRICARE changes for 2018

Recently announced changes for those using TRICARE are now in place. There are currently 9.4 million TRICARE beneficiaries, to include 2.2 million retired servicemembers and 1.4 million active-duty servicemembers. As of Jan. 1, 2018, the Military Health System implemented changes to modernize TRICARE in response to updates in law and policy, specifically

Creating networks of care

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Creating networks of care

The 2018 Tacoma Dome Veterans Resource Fair and Stand Down is looking to assist even more veterans at this year's event April 28. "The Veterans Resource Fair sets a precedence ... (it's) a community ‘labor of love' that brings together veterans, active-duty members, National Guard and their families from all eras,

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Four JBLM bowlers invited to Army trials

Four bowlers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are going to the All-Army bowling trial camp April 10 to 13 in Fort Lee, Va., to earn spots on the Army Team for the 2018 Armed Forces Bowling Championships April 14 to 17: Staff Sgt. Christopher Heron, Staff Sgt. Chris

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Free pins to honor Vietnam veterans

In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Defense Commissary Agency at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will honor all who served during the Vietnam War Thursday with free commemorative lapel pins marking the war’s 50th anniversary. Any

Recreation

Trivia Nights on JBLM: Battle of the brightest

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has several different ways to train and test physical abilities, but there are also two venues hosting a battleground of the minds. Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main and the Club at McChord Field have Trivia Night events scheduled this month, inviting service members

Genre-fluid

Music

Genre-fluid

Somewhere along the way, humanity saddled itself with stifling, abundantly inconvenient, and calamitously damaging notions of gender, sexual orientation, and the respective roles of women and men in society. For a life so filled to the brim with nuance, it seems a bunch of people got together and drafted a

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