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Art spotting in Port Angeles

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Art spotting in Port Angeles

It is hard to compete with the natural beauty that surrounds the town of Port Angeles. Everywhere you turn, there is a stunning view of either the Olympic Mountains or the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Throw in the Ediz Hook and the port, and it is really remarkable. Competing

JBLM medic sets sights on becoming doctor

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JBLM medic sets sights on becoming doctor

Growing up in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Sgt. Santosh Kachhepati dreamed of becoming a doctor. That dream is on its way to becoming reality thanks to Kachhepati's self-determination and discipline, and a selective military opportunity. Kachhepati, a combat medic with the 62nd Medical Brigade, was recently selected to attend the Enlisted to Medical

PTSD from the Civil War to the present

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PTSD from the Civil War to the present

During the past decade-and-a-half, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become commonplace in language and in society. PTSD is a mental health condition that occurs when someone witnesses or experiences a severely traumatic event. It also comes with some history. Dr. Russell Hicks will discuss the disorder in a presentation entitled "Veterans of

State seeks more servicemember protection

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State seeks more servicemember protection

An improved consumer protection bill for Washington State servicemembers has passed the Legislature and is on Gov. Jay Inslee's desk for his signature. Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place) sponsored House Bill (HB) 1056. Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) sponsored Senate Bill (SB) 6017. Both bills provide the same legislation and met no

Keeping cybersecurity threats at bay

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Keeping cybersecurity threats at bay

Cybersecurity threats, or incidences, seem to be in the news with more frequency. State-sponsored incursions such as the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election are on the rise, but who protects us against such attacks? A Washington Air National Guard unit, the 252nd Cyber Operations Group (COG), stands ready

4-6 HARS conducts live-fire gunnery in California

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4-6 HARS conducts live-fire gunnery in California

The 4th Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is one of the few units within the Army which was reflagged as an attack reconnaissance squadron during the 2015 Army Aviation Restructuring Initiative. As a squadron assigned with manned and unmanned aircraft, the

Building for the future

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Building for the future

Patriots Landing in DuPont serves not only retired military, but also the civilian population surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The scope of this service will soon expand with the addition of a memory care facility. According to retired Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Ken Farmer, Careage Inc. CEO, construction is scheduled to begin at

First Responders retain possession of Hoops 4 Heroes trophy

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First Responders retain possession of Hoops 4 Heroes trophy

Thursday night's game rocked Pierce College's Health Education Building as a couple hundred spectators cheered on an epic match-up featuring true sports heroes as Pierce County First Responders took on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers in the third annual battle for the Hoops 4 Heroes trophy. It wasn't just all fun

Military Travel Fair

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Military Travel Fair

To honor our local military, area businesses and supporters would like to treat the men and women of the Armed Forces, active, reserve, retired, and their families to a travel fair like no other - where you have a chance to win free weekend trips, event tickets, restaurant

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JBLM Tigers earn medals in basketball, cheerleading

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tigers participated in the Special Olympics Washington’s Winter Games March 2 to Sunday in Wenatchee, leaving with medals in both basketball and cheerleading. The Tigers’ master team for ages 22 and older was able to take the gold medal after finishing the

Outdoors

New JBLM outdoor courses geared toward women

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a time for little green men to frequent the woods. For those women who don’t consider themselves too girly for a wildlife adventure, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Outdoor Recreation is offering a free seminar, Women in the Woods, at Adventures Unlimited in Building

Kids

Boxing classes on JBLM

Troy Charley, 13, has only been part of the SKIES Unlimited — Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills — youth boxing academy at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for about two months, but he didn’t seem new to the sport when he demonstrated what he’s learned during an

Outdoors

Four fun ways to experience Point Defiance

For nature lovers hoping to get out and enjoy a sun-break or feast the eyes on massive trees, exotic plants or several species of animals, a day at Point Defiance Park and its Port Defiance Marina, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium or Fort Nisqually is sure to

Outdoors

Last minute winter fun via base rec programs

Thinking about a day trip to the mountains, but not sure what kind of equipment is needed or when is a relatively safe day to plan in order to avoid avalanches or severely in-climate weather? Or how about learning yoga and how to integrate it with

Sad, but not lonely

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Sad, but not lonely

I've thought a lot about that pivotal moment in my life -- around the age of 13 or 14 -- when I started emerging from my cocoon of detached emotions, spurred on by my increasingly frequent connections with other people, and became a person capable of possessing overwhelming feelings. There

Darkly mysterious winter scenes

Arts

Darkly mysterious winter scenes

Jonathan Happ is an artist who is new to me. Before knowing who he was or anything about his art, I happened to glance at his paintings through a window as I was driving past Childhood's End Gallery, and I immediately thought I have to see these paintings. Happ paints darkly

Fish, brews and so much more

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Fish, brews and so much more

ANNOUNCER: Olympia's Fish Tale Brew Pub takes its traditional pub menu, long list of taps and oyster bar north to Tacoma. Fortunately, Dutch and Jackie are at the ready to pop in and check it out.DUTCH: The menu here is familiar to anyone who has visited the original location in

Play on

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Play on

Most people can't remember old phone numbers or grade-school teachers with whom they spent five days a week, but there's a good chance they can identify dozens of Star Wars action figures, Atari 2600 games or their first Cabbage Patch Kid. Though we didn't always buy them, toys were the

Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon

Portland is a fun weekend getaway two hours south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Oregon's largest city, it sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers and is known for its parks, bridges and museums. The centrally located Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Portland is a good choice for families traveling with children.

Forget the gym!

Military Life

Forget the gym!

Going to the gym day-in and day-out can get mind-numbingly boring for exercise enthusiasts. There's no way around it -- the gym experience will grow stale right when you're on the cusp of achieving your exercise goals. But instead of throwing in the towel and plopping your tush back down

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