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SPOUSE magazine - October 2019

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - October 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the October 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Fall fun for the whole family <<< Storm watching on the Pacific coast <<< Local church supports military families <<< Masterful local garden designs elevate natural Northwest beauty <<< Six fall

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Highbrow hops

This is not only the season for holly branches and red ribbon, but of social gatherings with little sandwiches served on silver trays or slabs of meat with peppers and good cheer. So it is at times like this when people wonder what beers to serve with their holiday meals. While

Health

Tricare Drug Costs to Increase More Than 40%

Drug costs for Tricare users are set to rise Jan. 1, some by as much as 42% according to military.com AD: Get a teaching certificate in just 9 months.  See Teach Now here CLICK "Effective Jan. 1, 2020, a 90-day supply of generic drugs received through the program's Express Scripts mail-order

Health

Fewer twins born in US

NEW YORK — Fewer U.S. families are seeing double, according to a government report that finds a drop in new twins. Twin births steadily increased for more than three decades, driven largely by older white moms undergoing fertility treatments.   AD: Moving to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Online Welcome Guide is here CLICK   But

Military Life

Best dining deal in Tacoma

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back and serving up the best darn dining deal around town! Dates: October 24-27 & 27-31. Local restaurants will be serving three-course dinners for $30 and two-course lunches for $15. Keep checking back as more restaurants and menus are added.

Housing

Tricare may offer chiropractic and acupuncture

AD:Get your teaching certificate online in just 9 months - even get started while still in the military.  CLICK HERE   Military.com reports that chiropractic services and acupuncture could soon be covered by Tricare. Currently neither are offered to military family members. "The proposal will be issued in an official regulation change notice no

Housing

Numerous initiatives underway in military housing crisis

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan, along with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and secretaries from the Army and Navy, gathered with privatized housing project owners Oct. 2 to address the progress in reforming the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. AD: Free Halloween Parties for military

A fun romp for all ages

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A fun romp for all ages

Like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers by Brendan Murray is a tasty romp that appeals to audiences of all ages. Now playing at Olympia Family Theater, directed by Pug Bujeaud, Rubyslippers is 80 minutes of laughter. Ruby (Gabriela Tatone) is a girl of indeterminant age. She's

Gather Juice Co.

Reviews

Gather Juice Co.

ANNOUNCER: Tacoma locals Sean and Gretchen Doyel -- hoping to offer fast, fresh, healthy options to other Tacoma locals -- have finally opened their doors this past month. The success of similar juice bars in Seattle helped fuel this ambition, and early traffic results would suggest that the neighborhood is

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

It's time, once again, for Three Easy Pieces, the column where I take you aside and gab about a particular corner of pop culture. First, we start at the beginning, and then take you on through to how it looks today. This month, I'm talking about one of my favorite

Tacoma Film Festival rides again

South Sound Cinema

Tacoma Film Festival rides again

At this point, we shouldn't really be surprised by the continued expansion in both quality and quantity of the Tacoma Film Festival's (TTF) lineup, but honestly: looking at the schedule, we are awestruck to see what the 14th annual TFF has to offer. Tacoma's preeminent celebration of movies, put on

WADS team runs 491 miles during 24-hr POW/MIA run

News Front

WADS team runs 491 miles during 24-hr POW/MIA run

(Photo: Retired Senior Master Sgt. Bruce Robie, the National Airspace System Defense program manager for the 225th Support Squadron, runs 81 miles during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord 24-Hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run Sept. 19-20. Robie placed first in individual standings.) More than 50 members of the Western Air Defense Sector ran a

AFRC restructures the enlisted grade force

News Front

AFRC restructures the enlisted grade force

On Oct. 1, more than 3,500 enlisted Reserve citizen airmen saw upgrades to their grade authorizations. MAJCOM senior enlisted leaders and other key members reviewed, evaluated and restructured the enlisted grade authorizations as part of the Enlisted Grade Council, established in 2016. The council grew out of a continuous process improvement

West Yellowstone, Montana, Adventure Gateway

Travel

West Yellowstone, Montana, Adventure Gateway

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most visited in the United States, with the number of visitors peaking in the summer months. In October, those numbers slow down before the park roads close in early November. This makes fall a perfect time of year to visit, and the town

Get to know the new president and board

Military Life

Get to know the new president and board

(Photo: Teamwork makes the dream work! The new Captain Meriwether AUSA Board Members are all smiles as they show off their AUSA Volunteers T-shirts. Shown from back left: Tina Torfin (Second Vice President), Janine Dorsey (Chapter Secretary), Sandi Lewis (Co-Director of Community Partners), John Colvin (Individual Membership), Isabella Colvin (Chapter

A coalition of the best

News Front

A coalition of the best

Last Wednesday afternoon, an explosion behind a concrete enclosure at Training Area 4 captured the attention of 58 soldiers comprising 28 teams in the 25th iteration of the Army's Best Medic Competition. The Force on Force/Prolonged Field Care portion of the 72-hour competition had begun. Standing in a clearing, Col. Aric Bowman,

New ACFT changes to impact all soldiers

News Front

New ACFT changes to impact all soldiers

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Gabriel Wright, a signals intelligence analyst with the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, grades the Hand-Release Push-Up event May 17 as part of Army Combat Fitness Test Level II Grader validation training, held at Fort Meade, Maryland.) Major changes are coming to the Army Combat Fitness Test, officials announced

Clearing the clear zone

News Front

Clearing the clear zone

A major milestone was reached at the end of September in the multi-jurisdictional effort to relocate businesses from an encroachment area north of McChord Field known as the North Clear Zone.  A multi-party cooperative agreement that commits up to $80 million in federal Department of Defense funds for the purchase of

Housing

Homeownership Center Northwest

Affordable Homeownership Redefined!    That's the motto of the Homeownership Center Northwest. (HCNW) The Homeownership Center is a non-profit housing development corporation building new and refurbishing existing homes in the Tacoma, Lakewood and Parkland communities and throughout Pierce County. Its mission is to use homeownership as a tool for neighborhood revitalization, equity

Military spouse party

Military Life

Military spouse party

We all know Military Spouses hold the families together and run the household when their service members are gone (and usually when they are home!) Enjoy the day with complimentary beauty services, fashion shows, and raffles sponsored by USAA and presented by the Ranger and NW Airlifter

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