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JBLM to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day

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JBLM to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event will take place Friday, May 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center. The event will provide services and information of interest to military retirees, and lots of giveaways and door prizes. Madigan Army Medical Center

2019 Armed Forces Day on JBLM

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2019 Armed Forces Day on JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will open its gates to the public for the base's annual Armed Forces Day celebration 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 18. This year's annual celebration will take place at JBLM Main's Cowan and Memorial stadiums. The Armed Forces Day celebration offers members of the community an

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Dias de los Tres Reyes goodies

Holiday option No. 1: Slave for days in the kitchen baking gingerbread people, cake and pies for your relatives, who will then declare their devotion to the South Beach diet. Holiday option No. 2: Head to Julia’s Bakery and Café in Lacey. The assortment of freshly baked goods at Julia’s overflows

Nora Helmer’s world

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Nora Helmer’s world

Henrik Ibsen's controversial classic A Doll's House as presented at Harlequin Productions, is stunning. And as relevant now as it was when it shocked theater-goers in 1879. Director Aaron Lamb has updated it with modern sets, costumes, music, and a highly stylized opening and closing that are breathtaking. For the first

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Tacoma's roots are deeply steeped in all things hops. As a city bestowed with the moniker "Grit City" and a self-professed blue-collar vibe, a history of breweries comes naturally. There's no shortage of locally crafted brews and Tacoma is nowhere near peak saturation of suds with a plethora of well-established

Animarum

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Animarum

ANNOUNCER: There is no shortage of fine dining in the South Sound area considering the accessibility to fresh Pacific seafood. However, in search of an opportunity for an upscale meal with a European flair, Dutch and Jackie find themselves in Gig Harbor at Animarum on Harborview Drive. DUTCH: Sandwiched between an

Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

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Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

It may seem far away, but schools will be out for the summer before most realize. How are you going to keep your kids engaged and excited during their break and give them opportunities to grow? The Air Force Services Activity, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, manages many programs

Exchange’s You Made the Grade program

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Exchange’s You Made the Grade program

According to the Department of Defense Education Activity, the average military child will move six to nine times during a school career -- three times more often than children whose parents do not serve in the military. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is commending the achievements of these

Rainier Wing rewards excellence

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Rainier Wing rewards excellence

Every year, the 446th Airlift "Rainier" Wing celebrates top performers with an annual awards presentation. This year, Col. Sean Pierce, 446th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kenellias Smith, 446th AW command chief, presented awards for outstanding achievement at the McChord Club May 3. "Having an annual awards ceremony is

The Bremerton to Seattle Ferry

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The Bremerton to Seattle Ferry

The Washington State Ferry System is a vital transit system for many who work in the Seattle area or live on the many local islands in the Puget Sound. In off-peak times, and on weekends, a ferry trip can be a great discount harbor cruise. One of my favorites is

Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Is it real?

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Is it real?

The calendar is full of obscure national holidays. Why, in the last week alone, we've been encouraged to celebrate National Outdoor Intercourse Day, Beer Pong Day, Scurvy Awareness Day, and National Lumpy Rug Day. Let's just hope that no one threw a party to commemorate all four of these events at

A Buffalo Soldier’s Medal of Honor

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A Buffalo Soldier’s Medal of Honor

The application for a headstone was dated June 16, 1983, and it was for the unmarked grave of a veteran. In that final resting spot in the Old Tacoma Cemetery is John Buck, a soldier whose recommendation for the Medal of Honor is almost all but forgotten. His headstone -- and possibly

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics spring games

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Volunteers needed for Special Olympics spring games

The Washington chapter of the Special Olympics will host the 2019 Washington State Special Olympics spring games May 31-June 2. Three of the events, Olympic Town cycling, the cycling competition, and the powerlifting competition, take place on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The organization is looking for volunteers of every age to assist

Army housing roundtable

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Army housing roundtable

Three major actions must happen to course-correct the state of Army housing, said the four-star General Officer responsible for Installation Management during a forum with the presidents of the Residential Community Initiative companies April 26. During an RCI CEO roundtable at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to address widespread reports of deficient housing

Engineers test capabilities by playing OPFORS

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Engineers test capabilities by playing OPFORS

Soldiers from Bravo Company, 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, prepared to demonstrate full defensive capabilities as opposing forces at Joint Warfighting Assessment 2019, Yakima Training Center, April 23-May 9. JWA19 is the premier, live, large-scale modernization exercises that advances Joint Modernization Interoperability for the U.S. Army. To bring a real-world experience to

Serious fun and games

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Serious fun and games

How does a servicemember who enjoys spending his free time staring at a screen playing video games, alone, not only meet new people, but also make money while doing it? The JBLM Warrior Zone, of course! Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) played host to a newer on-base video game competition called the

SPOUSE magazine - May 2019

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SPOUSE magazine - May 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the May 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< 2019 summer food festivals <<< Grit for girls <<< Free and discounted summer camps for military youth <<< A step ahead in early intervention <<< Lyft-ing the independent soul <<< It's all

Air superiority

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Air superiority

Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve April 30. This strike marked the F-35A's first combat employment. The F-35As conducted the airstrike using a Joint Direct Attack Munition to strike an entrenched

Diamonds shine bright

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Diamonds shine bright

The fast-paced action of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord flightline, like that of any other in the U.S. Air Force, is an area of constant movement. Airmen zoom around nonstop to provide critical maintenance and support to the jets entrusted in their care. However, for one fresh-faced young airman, the events to

The teachers show their stuff

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The teachers show their stuff

Today and tomorrow (May 2-3) are the last two days of the art faculty exhibit at Tacoma Community College. A college faculty art exhibit is where the teachers get to put their art where their mouths are -- to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Kyle Dillehay and Marit

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