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17th FA participates in Orient Shield 2019

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17th FA participates in Orient Shield 2019

The 17th Field Artillery Brigade participated in the opening ceremony of Orient Shield 2019 as the U.S. Army's Multi-Domain Task Force at Camp Kengun, Japan, Sept. 5. Soldiers, assigned to the MDTF, stood in formation next to the Western Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's newly established Cross-Domain Operations Task

Harley-Davidson opens the throttle on caring

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Harley-Davidson opens the throttle on caring

In 1901, a man by the name of William Harley completed a blueprint of an engine designed to propel a bicycle. For the next two years, he and his friend, Arthur Davidson, worked on the "motor-bicycle" in a small machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their engineering efforts proved successful, and the

Into the future

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Into the future

Joining the first day of the 2019 Maneuver Warfighter Conference Sept. 10 at Fort Benning, Georgia, via video teleconference, the commanding general of the U.S. Army 1st Corps gave an overview of the 1st Corps mission and the current and future capabilities of the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) to

JBLM spouse organizes event for military families

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JBLM spouse organizes event for military families

Since the beginning of 2019 there have been some cases of unlivable conditions in the on-base housing of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), as well as other installations nationwide. It's really no surprise, given the moist conditions and temperate climate of Washington state, that mold and mildew have found their ways

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Stomaching the holidays

By the time you’ve finished shopping, wrapping, and undergoing a nervous breakdown, you’ll no doubt be hungry. Most restaurants are shuttered tight Christmas Eve, but a few places are breaking out holiday menus for your wassailing pleasure. BRIX 25:  As the name hints, the wine is always on their mind. 

SPOUSE magazine - September 2019

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SPOUSE magazine - September 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the September 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Clubs at JBLM <<< TEACH-NOW <<< Budgeting tips for PCS moves <<< Bring strength to your military home <<< Parental prep 101 <<< The Simpsons invade TAM <<< Step back in time

Banh Mi Saigon 8

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Banh Mi Saigon 8

ANNOUNCER: With word of a new Vietnamese sandwich shop in Olympia, Dutch and Jackie hurried down I-5 to get their hands around one of ‘em. Located off Martin Way with easy access in and out, Banh Mi Saigon 8 has a great deal of potential to be a hot spot

7th annual FAB Fest

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7th annual FAB Fest

The popular three-day Lakewood Film, Art and Book Fest is set to open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-15. The festival, called FAB for short, is entering its seventh year and will once again feature popular films, original artwork plus lots of regional authors who will be discussing and autographing

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a pocket of pop culture, from its birth to today. This month, I'm doing something a little different. Last year, I ran down a selection of movies that take place during heat waves, to help us all prepare for the onslaught of

Best of Theater: 2018-2019

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Best of Theater: 2018-2019

Weekly Volcano theater critics choose the best plays in Tacoma and Olympia of the 2018-2019 season. Note: we did not see many of the same shows. If we had seen all of the same ones our choices might be different. Rev. Adam McKinney 5. The Foreigner was a tonally wild show, stuffed

Changing U.S. aviation

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Changing U.S. aviation

In 2018, almost half of all newly licensed female pilots between the ages of 17 and 19 were graduates of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Flight Academy. This year, 150 cadets each received a scholarship from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Scholarship Program to attend

Female airman earns a Ranger tab

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Female airman earns a Ranger tab

Since 1955, when the Army began accepting airmen into its school, nearly 300 airmen across different Air Force Specialty Codes have earned the Ranger tab. First Lt. Chelsey Hibsch joined those ranks and became the first Air Force female airman to earn the tab. She pinned on her tab at

Mobility Guardian 2019

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Mobility Guardian 2019

The stage is set for Air Mobility Command's (AMC) premier, large-scale mobility exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019 (MG19) exercise. Hosted by the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings located at Fairchild Air Force Base, the exercise is scheduled to take place Sept. 8-28. Over 2,500 airmen from across the United States and from

Things to do during Mobility Guardian downtime

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Things to do during Mobility Guardian downtime

This year, Mobility Guardian, the Air Mobility Command's flagship exercise, takes place at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane during the month of September. The exercise will include more than 2,500 airmen, soldiers, Marines and servicemembers including 32 international allies and partners. With units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord set to

Roller derby bootcamp lets rookies break in

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Roller derby bootcamp lets rookies break in

The JBLM Bettie Brigade Roller Derby team wants you. The base squad is recruiting for the 2020 season, which begins in January and runs through September. "We recruit skaters throughout the year, and we are hosting a bootcamp starting on October 2," said Nikki Winter, President of JBLM Roller Derby, who

Dirt therapy

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Dirt therapy

Veterans Back 40 Adventure engages in "dirt therapy" by opening up the throttle of life by connecting veterans to their peers, loved ones, and themselves through dirt bike riding. As to its name, veterans comprise the organization; Back 40 refers to the training area on most military installations; and Adventure is

Military sexual violence addressed internationally

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Military sexual violence addressed internationally

For Stephanie E. Wilson, Ms. Washington 2019, participation in the pageant has provided a spotlight for MilitarySexualViolence.org. The nonprofit she founded provides no-fee therapeutic support to any and all survivors of military sexual violence. These services are provided by a volunteer network of peer counselors, prior JAG prosecutors and behavioral

Awarding selfless service

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Awarding selfless service

When the Amtrak 501 passenger train jumped its tracks and fell onto Interstate 5 just south of DuPont Dec. 18, 2017, three of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's medical officers and one civilian nurse, all off duty at the time, utterly disregarded their own personal safety to mobilize their skills to aid

National Museum of the U.S. Army to open in June 2020

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National Museum of the U.S. Army to open in June 2020

The U.S. Army announced last week that the National Museum of the United States Army will open to the public June 4, 2020. The National Museum of the United States Army will be the first and only museum to tell the 244-year history of the U.S. Army in its entirety. Now

International Red Cross honors Madigan nurse

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International Red Cross honors Madigan nurse

For heroism in saving victims of the 2017 Amtrak train crash, Madigan Army Medical Center nurse Tanya Porter earned the International Red Cross' 2019 Florence Nightingale Medal. As one of only two U.S. recipients of the prestigious medal, and one of 29 international recipients, Porter received the Red Cross' highest international

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