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SPOUSE magazine - June 2018

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - June 2018

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the June 2018 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Get pickin' <<< A park, a picnic and a pooch <<< Yakima: more than just a training area <<< Vacation season <<< Patio palooza <<< Moshi Moshi Bar

New home developments around JBLM and NBK

Housing

New home developments around JBLM and NBK

With summer rotation of the troops come thousands of new families to the area all scrambling for homes.  Many of these families will like the idea of moving into a brand new home. There are several developments under way in the areas surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Naval Base Kitsap.  The

Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

Outdoors

Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

Lakewood's annual SummerFEST will be held Saturday, July 14, at Fort Steilacoom Park. The whole family will enjoy this free event that's packed with entertainment, sports, food and fun. SummerFEST kicks off with a sprint triathlon at 9 a.m. followed by a Run Forrest Run 5k and 10k race at 11 a.m. Participants

JBLM Lakefront cabins

Outdoors

JBLM Lakefront cabins

Escape the business of everyday life with a relaxing getaway on the shores of American Lake. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Northwest Adventure Center has 10 log cabins available for rent year-round -- all with unobstructed views of the lake. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins are available from $85 to $160 a night. The

Get up and go

Military Life

Get up and go

The school semester is finally over, the sun is out in all its glory and neighborhood streets are teeming with kids at play. Ladies and gentlemen, summer is officially here. To celebrate the season, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) has a cool lineup of summer

Receiving the honors they've earned

News

Receiving the honors they've earned

Anyone can make a difference by serving just one veteran. Whether serving him or her in life or after death, the mission of interring unclaimed veterans will never conclude or diminish. "Everyone's life matters, particularly our veterans whose stories often go untold ... the warrior ethos of never leave a man

Fried chicken done right!

Features

Fried chicken done right!

If like me, your mom made the best fried chicken in town, then you've become a bit of a snob when it comes to eating this American staple in a restaurant. I spent the last month on a fried chicken pilgrimage to see who, if anyone, could match the culinary

Knotty fusion

Music

Knotty fusion

The longer you listen to music, the easier it is to fall into a rut of only listening to bands that easily access the sweet spots of your taste. Growing up on oldies radio, I was raised on a template of songs that rarely exceeded three minutes, that got in

Art popping up all over Tacoma

Arts

Art popping up all over Tacoma

Pop-up galleries are the latest thing all over the country. Pop-ups feature art exhibitions that are usually of short duration and often in non-commercial venues such as private homes or vacant storefronts. In Olympia, the premiere pop-up gallery is Allsorts in the home of artist Lynette Charters and actor John

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

My day job includes slinging booze for the masses at a local lounge, so while politics and religion are generally frowned upon as friendly banter over libations, discussions about food and drink are common. A statement made by a guest sitting at the rail recently was something to the effect

Table 47

Reviews

Table 47

ANNOUNCER: It was due time to pop in the car and hand over that hefty bridge toll to visit one of the newest dining destinations in Gig Harbor. Boasting plates full of farm-to-table fresh ingredients, Table 47 was a must-stop for Dutch and Jackie this week. JACKIE: My ol' day

Lysistrata

Stage

Lysistrata

Well over 2,000 years ago, the city of Athens, Greece, was treated to a sexy and hilarious anti-war farce called Lysistrata by the writer Aristophanes. Now it is making its way to Tacoma's Dukesbay Theater in an anonymous adaptation believed to have been by Oscar Wilde, directed by Niclas Olson

Geek Fest strikes back!

Arts

Geek Fest strikes back!

"We have an even bigger venue lined up next year." That's what Pierce County Toy and Geek Fest cofounder Chris Fowler told me on the eve of Geek Fest's maiden voyage last year. More than double the size of last year's space at the Washington State Fair & Events Center,

Turning fitness into a privilege

News Front

Turning fitness into a privilege

Turning fitness from an obligation into a privilege changed my life. In college, I ran endurance track, and over the years, I would work out three times a week thinking that was enough to do well on the Air Force's fitness test. Turns out, as I got older, that wasn't enough.

Long range, short term

News Front

Long range, short term

PEO Ammunition, ARDEC and the Army Rapid Capabilities Office come together with near-term plans for improving long-range precision fires. Of the Army's "big six" priorities driving its new modernization strategy, long-range precision fires is at the top of the list. The ability to execute accurate strikes at significant distances is critical to

News Front

Bears, coyotes and raccoons on JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is home to many native species, including coyotes, raccoons and black bears. Some wildlife species are potentially dangerous or can cause problems, especially as Washington's human population expands into their habitat. The top three reasons for wildlife conflicts are: Trash Bird seed Pet food Family housing residents are encouraged to avoid leaving

Chef Jan Parker's culinary talents wow military spouses

Military Life

Chef Jan Parker's culinary talents wow military spouses

The Lewis Community Wine Club recently hosted their last event of the year with a wine dinner cooked by Chef Jan Parker, who is also a member of the club. The wine pairings were selected by members Angie Melnyk and yours truly, who have headed the club for the past

47th CSH soldiers return from Iraq

News Front

47th CSH soldiers return from Iraq

Fifty-nine soldiers from Task Force Med 47, composed of soldiers from the 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, returned home to Joint-Base Lewis-McChord after a nine-month deployment June 19. The soldiers from Task Force Med 47, who deployed in September, were welcomed home at 4 a.m.

Military students thrive

Military Life

Military students thrive

Clover Park High School (CPHS) graduates Tiffany Gail Martin and Marcus Dion Freeman II excelled during their years at the Lakewood school. Both have military parents and thrived despite the many obstacles they faced such as frequent moves and their parents' deployments. Tiffany Gail Martin, known by her friends as Stormy,

News Front

A hole-in-one for one-star

The eighth hole on the red course at Eagles Pride Golf Course is a 140-yard, par 3 challenge. That's a fair distance to hit a dimpled ball with a diameter of 1.68 inches and weight of 1.62 ounces into a circular hole measuring 4.25 inches in diameter with one swing of

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