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Sipping beer in Bend

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Sipping beer in Bend

There are 26 breweries in Bend, Oregon, which is the most breweries per capita in the state of Oregon according to Visit Bend and Craft Beer Oregon. Naturally, we tried to drink a beer at every single one of them during a long weekend this summer. We failed. But only

The MWR Fall Guide

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The MWR Fall Guide

This fall, JBLM Morale, Welfare, and Recreation has a wide variety of activities for soldiers and family members. Experience an assortment of regularly scheduled activities as well as holiday-themed events. From wine tasting and happy hours, to fun runs and golf specials, this fall will be your best yet.SeptemberCosmic Black

Visit the dazzling new Pacific Seas Aquarium

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Visit the dazzling new Pacific Seas Aquarium

After more than four years of planning and construction, the dazzling, new 35,000 square-foot Pacific Seas Aquarium at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium will open Friday, Sept. 7, with a program and dedication at 9:30 a.m. The showpiece of the new facility is Baja Bay, a 280,000-gallon tank with

TRICARE Prime around JBLM

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TRICARE Prime around JBLM

There are many options for medical treatment through Tricare Prime while stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Tricare Prime is the medical plan that has no enrollment fees or copays for active-duty military families. In the JBLM area you have two options, the Puget Sound Military Health System which includes

Hidden gems near JBLM

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Hidden gems near JBLM

Quaint towns and fun activities surround Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Traffic can be challenging and its nice to have places to visit that don't involve getting on Interstate 5. Most people are familiar with the city of DuPont, but they are thinking of the modern, planned community of Northwest Landing with its

Let’s all #BeThere

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Let’s all #BeThere

The Army is rolling out a new campaign theme to recognize a major public health concern in our community and many military communities around the globe. "The Army's theme for Suicide Prevention Month this year is ‘#BeThere.' This campaign encourages us to view our interactions with others as meaningful regardless of

Welcome to the Northwest

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Welcome to the Northwest

If you are holding a copy of this 2018 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, The Ranger, NW Airlifter or JBLM Living, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. Welcome to the Northwest! This

Working with wolves

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Working with wolves

Spc. Mary K. McKeand is a Stryker Systems Maintainer with 1-14 Calvary Warhorse, D Trp, FST. She visited Wolf Haven International in January of this year and fell in love with it, and their mission to preserve the habitat.  "I learned about the volunteer opportunities after my first tour and Wolf

2018 Fall Welcome Guide

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2018 Fall Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see.  Click the link below and start your journey today. Click here

Tacoma Restaurant Week

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Tacoma Restaurant Week

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back in October. Keep checking back as more restaurants and menus are added. If your restaurant would like to participate, please call Ken Swarner at (253) 584-1212, or email publisher@northwestmilitary.com. Below are the menus of participating restaurants during October 2018's TRW: Lunch Menus Boathouse 19 C.I. Shenanigan's Indochine Johnny's Dock Lobster Shop Table 47 at

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Staff Sergeant promotees released

Congratulations to the following airmen on their selection as staff sergeants! "Our NCO corps is the backbone of our Air Force and has proven the difference between victory and defeat time and again," said Scovill Currin, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. "Machines and technology do not win wars; imaginative and bold leaders

Alaska road tripping

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Alaska road tripping

You made it to Anchorage for a weekend excursion, but you find yourself itching to get out of town. The towering mountains, blue glaciers and rippling lakes are calling your name ... So, what are you going to do? Follow the calling, of course, and embark on a road trip

The danger of beauty bark

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The danger of beauty bark

We all like great looking outside areas, they call it curb appeal. There is something that can make your outside area more appealing -- beauty bark. The beauty bark that everyone applies around their buildings can be as dangerous as gasoline when you add discarded smoking material. The JBLM Fire Department responded

Work for Warriors

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Work for Warriors

If there is one military-related issue that has gained recognition over the past few years, it is the importance of finding work for veterans once they depart from duty. Although there is a plethora of these types of resources available for servicemembers and vets in general, there is an unfortunate

Building on resiliency and readiness for units

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Building on resiliency and readiness for units

The conference hosted by America's First Corps commander, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, provided the opportunity to share information and facilitate discussions on multiple topics, which included resiliency and readiness. The forum also allowed command teams to address concerns and issues, while providing updates to the commanding general. "This commander's conference was

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Capt. Christine Sears inducted into Order of Military Medical Merit

At a meeting of Puget Sound Military Health System medical leaders, Brig. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific, inducted a new member into military medicine's prestigious Order of the Military Medical Merit, or O2M3, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 14. The O2M3 recognizes people who have clearly demonstrated

Building a stronger veteran community through golf

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Building a stronger veteran community through golf

Peacefully nestled between North Fort Lewis and American Lake, there lives a golf course run entirely on the passion and dedication of volunteers. American Lake Veterans Golf Course is the only course in the nation designed for the transition and rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans. They believe golf is

Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

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Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

Renewing a paint job may not seem like an important task to some, but for aircraft it can be the difference between continuing to fly and being decommissioned. For the 60th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) from Travis Air Force Base, California, they are unable to spray paint to renew their C-17s' paint

Camp for free with Tents For Troops

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Camp for free with Tents For Troops

Feeling the vacation budget is pinched? Trying to combine your PCS with a fun family road trip? Or are you just looking to get away? Tents for Troops is a nonprofit organization offering complimentary stays at over 300 participating camp and RV resorts nationwide for active-duty military and their families.  The

Airman makes AF Reserve history as 4-star general

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Airman makes AF Reserve history as 4-star general

Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of general Aug. 20. Miller will become the first airman in the history of the Air Force Reserve to pin on a fourth star. In 2016, she became the

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