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Her, too

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Her, too

We'll state this up front: Benjamin Britten's English-language opera The Rape of Lucretia is about the circumstances preceding and consequences resulting from an act of sexual assault. For that reason it's been a focus of debate since its 1946 premiere. Director Linda Kitchen of Tacoma Opera took the show on

Team Fairchild first to train refueling KC-46

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Team Fairchild first to train refueling KC-46

A Team Fairchild KC-135 Stratotanker participated in air refueling training and support to the KC-46 Pegasus over Washington state Jan. 22. This first-of-its-kind event for an AMC KC-135 with an AMC crew enabled completion of the training required to successfully deliver two KC-46s to McConnell Air Force Base this week. The

Learn how to barrel-age your own whiskey

Military Life

Learn how to barrel-age your own whiskey

With Valentine's Day almost upon us, it is time to start thinking about gifts. Typically one looks to a nice dinner, or flowers and chocolate, but this year, think outside the box and visit the Heritage Distilling Company (HDC) for one of their My Batch Classes. During this three-hour educational

Protestant Women of the Chapel

Military Life

Protestant Women of the Chapel

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has two very active Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) groups, which is a ministry that helps chaplains minister to women associated with the military. The groups are open to women of all the chapel communities on JBLM and from every denomination. The McChord Field PWOC celebrates

U.S. and Royal Thai Army begin bilateral exercise

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U.S. and Royal Thai Army begin bilateral exercise

Soldiers with the U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army officially began this year's Hanuman Guardian training exercise with an opening ceremony held Jan. 28 at Camp Nimman Kolayut, Thailand. This year's training involved approximately 800 U.S. Army soldiers operating under U.S. Army Pacific Command and approximately 900 Royal Thai Army soldiers

JBLM Tax Center set to open in new location

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JBLM Tax Center set to open in new location

Major General William Graham, Jr., I Corps deputy commanding general, spoke to 30 tax preparers and honored guests at the opening ceremony of the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tax Center Jan. 15. The tax center, now located in Bldg. 6230 on Pierce Ave. on JBLM Main, is scheduled to open

Advanced technology for a healthy lifestyle

Health

Advanced technology for a healthy lifestyle

With the new year upon us, many people have goals to get into better shape. One way to do this is by getting a comprehensive health, fitness, and nutrition assessment. You can spend hundreds of dollars on this at civilian centers, or you can visit the Armed Forces Wellness Center

Meet your milkman

Military Life

Meet your milkman

Some of the customers on Brandon Hundley's route likely have never poured milk out of a glass bottle. Some of them may remember their parents or grandparents having a metal milk box on the porch, or even heard stories about how they used to leave a check out for the

Exploring JBLM museums

Attractions

Exploring JBLM museums

Explore the rich military history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) at McChord Air Museum and Lewis Army Museum. Both museums are open to the public and admission is free. McChord Air Museum Classified as a Heritage Center, the McChord Air Museum includes a gallery in the tower building on Barnes Blvd, Heritage

Out in front

Military Life

Out in front

When military families know that their health needs will be met, they feel a sense of protection, of well being. That sense of comfort begins in the northeast corner of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) at the Madigan Army Medical Center, where over 100,000 active-duty servicemembers, their families and retirees receive world-class

Free salmon

Outdoors

Free salmon

Each year, when the salmon begin their long journey back to their birth stream, the Nisqually Clear Creek Hatchery kicks into high gear processing the Chinook salmon for their sperm and eggs. It has been a tradition for more than 20 years for the Nisqually Tribe to give away the

Military Life

Gardening on JBLM and beyond

Welcome to Zone 8b. Gardening in Western Washington may be a new experience for you with changes in temperature, soil types and other conditions, however, if you had a green thumb where you lived before, with a little know how and planning, your plants should fit right in. Of course,

Base monuments mark history on JBLM

Outdoors

Base monuments mark history on JBLM

With a century of history behind it, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers newly assigned personnel, their families, and visitors a number of historical markers. The Meriwether Lewis Monument: Just inside JBLM's Liberty Gate stands an impressive bronze statue honoring Capt. Meriwether Lewis of the famed Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition. Commissioned

JBLM Boy Scout Troop 62

Military Life

JBLM Boy Scout Troop 62

Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) Boy Scout Troop 62 gives military kids the chance to get outside, learn skills and build relationships. Rain or shine, these scouts camp. Away from screens and couches, they set up tents, make campfires and eat s'mores. Troop 62 joined with Cub Scout Packs 461 and 462 for

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Dysfunctional wedding crashers

I wonder if his family knew Noah Baumbach was taking notes? First in “The Squid and the Whale” and now with “Margot at the Wedding,” he puts an intelligent but alarming family under the microscope and finds creepy-squirmy things crawling around. Of course, there is no reason to be certain

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

The drizzly, grey skies might have you feeling like you don't want to leave the house, but there's a big wide world out there still going about its business as usual. Get out of those jammie pants and get out there. Heck, keep the jammie pants on. There's no judgment

Hanilkwan Bulgogi

Reviews

Hanilkwan Bulgogi

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch head to South Tacoma, a South Sound area known for authentic Asian cuisine. Hanilkwan falls right into that category and serves up a broad variety of Korean dishes amounting to nothing less than a tasty feast.DUTCH: If you have been here before, you should

Shakespeare and #MeToo

Stage

Shakespeare and #MeToo

More than 100 years ago, William Shakespeare wrote a play, Measure for Measure, about the power differential between men and women. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, actor, writer, director and Volcano contributor Christian Carvajal wrote an adaptation of Measure for Measure that will be performed as a one-night-only reading at

Urban axe-throwing trend hits the Northwest

Attractions

Urban axe-throwing trend hits the Northwest

After this experience, darts just aren't going to cut it. Once players step up from tossing skinny, pointy tipped projectiles to hurling large axes at a round slab of wood on the wall, there's likely no going back. Although plenty of participants wear flannel, the phenomenon isn't part of some one-off

A sniffle, a sneeze

Military Life

A sniffle, a sneeze

It's that time of year once again -- sniffles and sneezes galore, cherry-tipped noses running at a constant pace, stomach bugs the culprit behind bedroom confinement and misery. As people navigate the trenches of winter illnesses, getting a proper diagnosis is imperative for adequate healing. Here, Pacific Medical Center's Dr.

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