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Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

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Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest, an area famed for its scenery, diversity and history. Speaking of history, some of the area's history is to be found in the Northwest's historic military forts. Below is a partial list of old outposts that invite visitors to explore some of the region's past. Washington Historic Fort

Owning a pet at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Owning a pet at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Like most families, there comes a time in a military family's life when they decide to adopt a new pet. For the most part, planning for a new pet is the same for everyone. Considering what type of pet is best for their family dynamic, how to care for the

Welcome to The Evergreen State!

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Welcome to The Evergreen State!

If you are reading a copy of this 2020 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events.  Welcome to The Evergreen State! The active military have been our neighbors

Military kids can get free telehealth counseling

Military Life

Military kids can get free telehealth counseling

School closures and the general uncertainty surrounding coronavirus have affected families everywhere. Children and teenagers who feel isolated from friends and activities may experience a particularly hard time. Children show stress in different ways. Your child may act out, be sad or fearful, or show signs of low self-esteem. To help your

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STRETCH YOUR LEGS SO CAL - MARCH 25

Suggestions for March 25 - what to go do and see while practicing social distancing.   >Rock out in your living room! Here is a list of local performances happening online this week! https://bit.ly/3ag9bW9   > If you haven’t tried Pop Pie Co. yet, don’t walk, RUN to pick-up a delivery order from them!

Your Virtual Life for March 25

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Your Virtual Life for March 25

Here are our in-home, online living suggestions for March 25 Want to refi your home while rates are low?  Contact Becky at Prime Lending HERE Quarantine snacks all eaten, multiple seasons of tv shows already binge watched and now your left staring around your house trying to figure out what to do.

STRETCH YOUR LEGS for March 25

Military Life

STRETCH YOUR LEGS for March 25

  Here are the suggestions for March 25.  Please exercise social distancing - these are all approved by the State of Washington.   Take out suggestion of the day: Boathouse 19   Great food, the BLT Salad, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup and the Macaroni & Cheese are a couple of my favorites. For desert,

A note to our readers

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A note to our readers

First off, we want to thank our loyal readers for picking up our papers week after week and your continued support throughout the years. During this unprecedented time in our nation, we stand committed to continuing to deliver our papers each Thursday, just as we've done since 1951.

Family

Your Virtual Life

Quarantine snacks all eaten, multiple seasons of tv shows already binge watched and now your left staring around your house trying to figure out what to do. Let us help with things you can do without leaving your house:  >Scholastic is offering free daily learning at home to

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Updates for So Cal Military Families - April 4

  SO CAL MILITARY BASE UPDATES   Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 4 update (based on various military releases) AD: Depressed.  No pre-approvals for Tricare - essential medical treatment for depression and anxiety - Try TMS - a TRICARE approved no-meds approach to depression, anxiety and

DoD travel restrictions FAQs

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DoD travel restrictions FAQs

Q1. What is being done to ensure our service members are safe in their travels and keep them healthy? A1. The actions outlined in Secretary Esper's memo and the Force Health Protection Supplement #4 are done to protect our personnel and their families. The department will take several measures to enhance

JBLM feels impact

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JBLM feels impact

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) continues to adjust along with the rest of the world in light of the COVID-19 virus. Services and changes to schedules went into effect this week. The following are bullet points based on a recent command brief presented by I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George,

Military Life

JBLM updates for Covid-19

Your daily update on JBLM and the impacts of COVID-19. Here is your May 6 update AD: Depression is NOT YOUR FAULT.  It is a medical issue, and TMS is covered by Tricare and is proven to help many without the need for drugs.  Neurostim TMS in Lakewood and Lacey handles

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Winter warmth

Saturday morning I waited outside of One Heart Café with a bunch of artists from the gallery formerly known as a.o.c., hoping someone would come and let us in. There was supposed to be a meeting over coffee of these artists who are taking over the management of the gallery.

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First Night

Monday night I properly said good riddance to 2007 at First Night and in style. Apparently all the other Weekly Volcano scribes had plans already, so I was asked to emcee. That’s right, baby, Vee-Eye-Pee (VIP). To me, this was an honor. Not only did I get to represent this

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JBLM updates for March 16

This starts a daily update on JBLM and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your afternoon update: 1. JBLM will host a Facebook Live event TODAY at 5 pm to update the community on what is happening base wide.  Tune in HERE. 2. For the most part, child care is suspended on

Parkway Tavern

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Parkway Tavern

ANNOUNCER: With spring playing peekaboo with the South Sound, Dutch and Jackie popped by the Parkway Tavern; a neighborhood staple that's been serving up craft brews and classic food fare for over 30 years. Bonus, an after-snack stroll is just a block away with Wright Park right at your fingertips. DUTCH:

Sorrow and pizzazz

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Sorrow and pizzazz

For a musical as chock-full of razzle-dazzle dance numbers and showstopping songs, A Chorus Line is a show that's utterly suffused with sadness. Yes, there are moments of humor, and the sheer thrill of seeing a stacked cast of dancers going all out is enough to keep the show from

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Sometimes a foodie fueled rumor will hit my desk while details are still being hashed out -- like, say the Peaks and Pints' annual Tournament of Beer is swiftly approaching! Think March Madness, but instead it's a hop-fueled bracket system pitting beer against beer in the ultimate beer battle. If

446th reservist wins AFRC award

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446th reservist wins AFRC award

A Reserve education and training technician assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has earned the 2020 3F2 Reserve Component Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award. Staff Sgt. Crystal Y. Lothrop was recognized by senior leadership on JBLM March 6. "Taking the time to recognize our airmen

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