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Take your basketball talents to the next level

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Take your basketball talents to the next level

For service members who are used to running the table during local pickup basketball games and think they might have the talent to take it to the next level, the Quad City Flames has opportunities for you. The Quad City Flames are members of the Minor League Basketball Association (reigning 2019

K9 HERO shapes combat medicine

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K9 HERO shapes combat medicine

Like the soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines they serve beside, the health and lives of military working dogs, or MWDs, are just as valuable. This point was highlighted during the most recent Army's Best Medic Competition held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  As 58 of the Army's best combat medics vied for the

Former Puyallup high schooler takes silver

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Former Puyallup high schooler takes silver

One of the Army's fiercest competitors on the wrestling mat isn't what you'd expect. Standing at 5 feet and 3 inches tall with long blonde hair, this soldier took silver during the 7th CISM Military World Games here in Wuhan, China. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Conder, from Puyallup, has been a

Giant pumpkins from JBLM put scare in competition

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Giant pumpkins from JBLM put scare in competition

Granted release from the Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility (NWJRCF), two large individuals have been making a name for themselves outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Mr. Wrinkles weighs in at 608 pounds, but Bebop tips the scales at 764 pounds. The giant pumpkins are the celebrity products of the horticulture vocational program

Jump start your holiday shopping

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Jump start your holiday shopping

With Halloween behind us, it's officially time to start thinking about the holiday season, and what better way to kick off than with a holiday market. This Saturday, Nov. 2, the Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is bringing back their annual Holiday Market hosted at Lakes High School in Lakewood.

Petco coming to JBLM

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Petco coming to JBLM

Military pets, rejoice! The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is welcoming Petco to the Exchange family. AD: Couple counseling pays you $300 and it is private and confiedential on JBLM - details HERE The pet specialty retailer is slated to open its first store on a military installation at Joint Base

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1/3 of vets had suicidal thoughts

The survey of veterans conducted annually by the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) found good news on home ownership and VA care, but also saw disturbing results in suicidal thoughts, burn pit exposure and sexual trauma, especially among female military. Striking finds included 70% of those surveyed claiming they had been exposed

Free meals, more for military on Veterans Day

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Free meals, more for military on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a great time for military and military families to receive thanks for their service through a number of special free meals and extra discounts.    AD: USE the GI Bill/TA to become a minister or youth leader - get your BA or Masters - click here for info.   Here are

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The Adriatic is coming to Oakbrook

Check out this flyer we just saw.  Chef Bill Trudnowski, owner/chef of the now closed Adriatic Grill at the Tacoma Mall is coming to Oakbrook.  The restaurant will close and re-open around the start of November. AD: Braces for only $129 a month for 24 months and no down payment - at

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Giant pumpkins from JBLM put scare in competition

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- Granted release from the Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility, two large individuals have been making a name for themselves outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   AD: Need speach or occupational therapy for a child with autsim, ADHD or speech challenges.  Sky Bridge in Lakewood takes Tricare

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Halloween makes me a little giddy. It's the season to play dress-up, carve pumpkins and get cozy and buckle up for frightfests galore with plenty of horror movies to give you some good scares. I'm a year-round lover of the horror genre but October is a month-long celebration of the

Lovestruck and writer’s blocked

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Lovestruck and writer’s blocked

What if William Shakespeare, rather than being a deified author of some of the greatest plays in history, were just a lovestruck doofus with a serious case of writer's block? This is the position taken by Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's playful deconstruction of the Shakespeare mythos;

Getting haunted in the South Sound

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Getting haunted in the South Sound

Plenty of people use Halloween as an excuse to doll themselves up and hit the town in their best "sexy" get-up, whether that's as a sexy doctor, a sexy librarian, or a sexy Babadook. Being that you're a Weekly Volcano reader, though, we know you've spent the rest of the

Doing the ‘Time Warp’ again

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Doing the ‘Time Warp’ again

America's favorite cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is rocking the stage at Auburn Avenue Theater. Since the early 1970s, audiences have been showing up in droves for stage and screen versions of Rocky Horror, often in costume and prepared to open umbrellas, throw rice and shout lines at

Haunted Happenings

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Haunted Happenings

If winding your way half-blindly through a haunted house on Halloween gives you the sniveling fantods, consider downshifting to lighter-hearted Shocktober shindigs. Your lily-livered friends at the Weekly Volcano have you covered. It may surprise you, for example, to learn Halloween's a great night for theater entertainment, thanks to performers

Airman Leadership School class 19-G graduates

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Airman Leadership School class 19-G graduates

Congratulations to the following airmen who graduated from the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Oct. 17. Senior Airman Daniel Albrecht, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman John Anthony, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron Senior Airman David Boutin, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Timothy Doyle, 22nd Special Tactics Squadron Senior

Air Force Academy launches new Airmanship Next program

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Air Force Academy launches new Airmanship Next program

The Air Force Academy redesigned its Airmanship program to give cadets more opportunities to experience the Air Force's flying mission and produce the best pool of rated candidates. Launched at the start of the fall semester, Airmanship Next augments live-flight at the airfield with virtual-reality training to reach cadets who may

Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

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Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials in Washington, D.C. announced Oct. 21. "This is an important step forward in the

'Return to Hardwick'

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'Return to Hardwick'

A historically significant and award-winning documentary about the 93rd Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force during World War II, which was based at Hardwick Airfield, Station 104, England, will be presented at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Return to Hardwick, Home of the 93rd Bomb Group, will be shown

Program to help soldiers prepare for civilian life

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Program to help soldiers prepare for civilian life

Beginning in January, Army National Guard soldiers will be eligible to take part in an Army-wide program allowing them to obtain civilian, industry-specific credentials and certifications. Through the Credentialing Assistance Program, soldiers can receive additional training or take exams to earn credentials such as Lean Six Sigma, certified logistics technician and

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