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Don't Tell Sophie

Is it just me, or does saying “2008” fell weird to anyone else? Am I the only one who thinks “2008” sounds like cars should be flying and robots should be making my bed? Whether it sounds funny or not, there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s 2008 now. There’s

Stretch your legs

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Stretch your legs

TAKE-OUT SUGGESTIONS OF THE WEEK Located in the heart of downtown Gig Harbor, Il Lucano Ristorante is offering take-out only, Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday you can get 25 percent off all bottled wine with purchase of two entrees. Yes please! illucanoristorante.com/ Southern Kitchen in Tacoma is known for their

JBLM leads the DoD in environmental stewardship

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JBLM leads the DoD in environmental stewardship

Environmental stewardship is inherent in action throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) as we reach 50 years of environmental stewardship focused on national defense on Earth Day April 22. Army and Air Force efforts align to the modernization of power projection platforms to ensure that service members can train, mobilize and deploy

DoD providing leave leniency due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

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DoD providing leave leniency due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

(Photo: Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, guide a 3rd Brigade tank onto a ship at the port of Gwang Yang, South Korea, Feb. 29. The soldiers conducted redeployment operations for the brigade during the COVID-19 outbreak.) Each year, active-duty

Top athlete from JBLM

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Top athlete from JBLM

Southeastern Texas is home to an area known as the Golden Triangle made up of the cities of Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur. While the oil riches from the early 1900s have faded, a former resident, Staff Sgt. Erica Myers, gave the region a renewed luster after being named the

Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

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Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corp and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) commander said Tuesday afternoon that he had planned to stick with Washington state guidelines in effect (at that moment in time) until May 4; however, 90 minutes after the CG's announcement during a JBLM Town Hall, Washington State Governor

Maintenance airmen play vital role

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Maintenance airmen play vital role

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Christopher Bowen, 62nd Maintenance Squadron (MXS) hydraulics technician, right, and Airman 1st Class Ian Cernetich, 62nd MXS hydraulics apprentice, open the panel covering the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 14.) The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern

Important webinars on military education

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Important webinars on military education

With education migrating nearly 100% to virtual space, plus changes and relief support to the GI Bill and tuition assistance, now is the time to get up to speed on a number of opportunities and benefit news. To aid in your search, Task Force Media will host a free series of

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Halt on military moves to last through June 30

A new directive on the movement of military personnel and their families will bar travel through June 30, but create more flexibility to allow for the deployment of troops serving overseas and some priority troops to change duty stations, a Pentagon official said Saturday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper

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Learn to be creative

Pacific Gallery Artists’ January meeting looks interesting as artist Lynn Di Nino — the creative force behind community and local artists collaborative events such as the now extremely popular 100th Monkey Parties and last year’s Chaos Into Order at Sixth Avenue’s Art on the Ave — will be in the

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Pentagon allows service members to keep more leave time

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will allow its active-duty troops to keep up to 120 days of personal leave at the end of September as travel restrictions in place amid the coronavirus pandemic have largely kept service members from using vacation days. AD: READY FOR A DEGREE IN CYBER

Stretch your legs

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Stretch your legs

Did you know Barnes & Noble is offering curbside pick-up? That's right, you can make a purchase online and then pick it up curbside. Find participating Barnes & Noble here: bit.ly/2VtdcAf Take Out Suggestions of the Week Open for breakfast and lunch, Moonrise Café in the Lakewood Towne Center serves mouth-watering options

Help for soldiers locked into lease agreements

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Help for soldiers locked into lease agreements

Soldiers and families locked into untenable lease agreements due to the COVID-19 stop-movement order can access legal support to reduce their financial obligation. Under the Service Member Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, soldiers can terminate their lease agreement with permanent-change-of-station or deployment orders that exceed 90 days, according to Army G-1

JBLM soldiers dive with sharks

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JBLM soldiers dive with sharks

The experience of swimming with sharks is one you're probably excited to do, curious about doing, or deathly afraid of. For soldiers at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the experience was exhilarating to say the least. "This was quite an experience! Never in my life did I think

62nd MDS tracks COVID-19 spread for Team McChord

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62nd MDS tracks COVID-19 spread for Team McChord

(Photo: The 62nd Medical Squadron, or McChord Clinic, has changed the way it does several of its daily operations considering the COVID-19 pandemic. Many medical appointments are now provided over the phone and all individuals are medically screened prior to entering the clinic.) Airmen at the 62nd Medical Squadron on Joint

Some Commissary prices could rise

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Some Commissary prices could rise

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) saw fewer new cases of COVID-19 this past week, but medical staff are getting the disease, and officials said some prices at the Commissary will likely rise. Lt. Gen Randy George, I Corps and JBLM commander, held his weekly Facebook Live event Tuesday, leading off with the

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Hometown tourist

This vacation has been such a good time that I really can’t get the The Go-Gos out of my head. All of the dirty little details won’t fit, so here are the highlights: Syd Vicious and I had the unique opportunity to see Alexo Rulz’s band, Foray, at the Viaduct, the newer

Stretch your legs

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Stretch your legs

TAKE-OUT SUGGESTIONS OF THE WEEK McNamara's Pub & Eatery in DuPont offers daily specials including Salute Sunday -- 10 percent off for military personnel with ID and Happy Hour all day -- and a free kids meal for every paying adult on Thursdays. Check website for more details. mcnamaraspubandeatery.com/specials-2/ The Ale House

Adaptable, ready, and resilient

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Adaptable, ready, and resilient

(Photo: Chief Master Sgt. Marvin Boyd accepts the Washington Air National Guard Guidon from Brig. Gen. Jeremy Horn, commander of the Washington Air National Guard during the Change of Responsibility ceremony, Dec. 7, 2019, at Camp Murray.) Washington Air National Guardsmen are facing a range of new challenges, particularly with navigating

Ensuring the mission gets done

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Ensuring the mission gets done

(Photo: Cedrick del Castillo, second from left, and Gerald Eystad, right, 62nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment (AFE) fabrication shop technicians, work on making cloth face masks on Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 6. The masks were distributed first to airmen who come in contact with aircrews most frequently such

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