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446th AW Reserve citizen airmen tap into spiritual fitness

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446th AW Reserve citizen airmen tap into spiritual fitness

(Photo: Lt. Col. Hanna Y. Yang, 446th Airlift Wing staff judge advocate, right, reviews a legal file with Maj. Drew Nishiyama, 446th Airlift Wing judge advocate, at the Wing headquarters building on Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 7. Yang credits her spiritual fitness for helping her through trials encountered during her

Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

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Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

Being affiliated with the military comes with many advantages, including an abundance of opportunity to travel. Whether you are traveling for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), or traveling abroad, chances are you have flown in one of the many airplane models that Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, has

Spouse Connexion

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Spouse Connexion

Let me introduce myself. I'm Sonia, and I'm a military spouse, like many of you. We have been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) for almost nine years! Yes, you read that right. And in that time, we have come to know the military and surrounding civilian community like the

DuPont’s neighborhood gathering place

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DuPont’s neighborhood gathering place

Every small town needs a local hangout, where friends come to gather, eat, shop, and catch up. Somewhere to go where you know the owners and employees, and can always count on delicious homemade goodies. Enter Mince Mercantile, the newly opened cafe/market/gift shop/bakery in downtown DuPont, or more aptly named,

Army offering bonuses for new infantry recruits

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Army offering bonuses for new infantry recruits

(Photo: The Army is offering signing bonuses up to $15,000 or student loan repayment up to $65,000, depending on the length of the term of service and the training ship date. In addition to the bonus, soldiers are eligible for up to $4,000 per year in tuition assistance to pursue

Army in search of soldiers for astronaut program

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Army in search of soldiers for astronaut program

If you're looking to upgrade your combat uniform to a spacesuit, here's your chance. The Army is currently searching for candidates to be its next astronaut. And whether enlisted, warrant officer or a regular officer, any soldier who is qualified can apply. In the previous astronaut class, the service considered about 200

Progress on privatized housing improvements

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Progress on privatized housing improvements

Providing quality housing to families is the Defense Department's highest priority, a DoD official said Friday. Privatized housing is located on installations, and about 30 percent of military members and their families reside there. Most of the remaining military personnel live off-post or in barracks for single people. In the past, the

Conquering addiction

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Conquering addiction

Like many veterans, Adam Sawyer's addiction began with a simple prescription for Percocet. Now an outdoors and travel writer, photographer, author and public speaker, his habit developed into a problem when working in the medical field, which gave him easy access to the drugs. "I developed a very severe addiction to

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A Pack of Wolves

You hear it all the time: “There’s strength in numbers.” Or “the more the merrier.” Usually I agree. But in the case of A Pack of Wolves — who will play Le Voyeur in Olympia Saturday, Jan. 5 — the adages don’t hold up. Emanating from Northern California, A Pack of Wolves,

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Ding thong grandma's panties are dead

It’s official. It’s winter, which means five months of trying to make your fave hooded sweatshirt look fashionable. But who’s to say you can’t wear something irresistibly saucy underneath? I mean, what do the panties you’re wearing right now say about you? Emotionally unavailable? Unable to separate whites from colors?

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El Toro's Toro Bravos

What I observed New Year’s Eve at the packed El Toro in downtown Tacoma was that drinking in a group can be a highly dangerous undertaking. First, as each member of the League of Liberal Libations arrived, there was an evaluation process of his or her appearance. People typically want

SPOUSE magazine - March 2020

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SPOUSE magazine - March 2020

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the March 2020 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Becoming better <<< It's scholarship application time <<< Auto Shop 101 helps spouses learn about repairs <<< H&R Block services available on JBLM <<< A couple's getaway close to home <<< Top

A season of fierce women’s soccer

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A season of fierce women’s soccer

Despite being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three years ago, Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves is not well known, which is probably why more than half the seats at Lakewood Playhouse were empty opening night. That's also why community theaters are reluctant to try new or little-known plays, and that's

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a pocket of pop culture and see how it's developed, from its birth to today. This month, I'm once again dipping my toes into the murky waters of music subgenres, and this time I'm talking about alt-country. As

The RAM

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The RAM

ANNOUNCER: Locals like Dutch and Jackie may be able to remember when The RAM was just a corner bar in Lakewood's Villa Plaza now known as the Lakewood Towne Center. Beginning with quality pub fare for the locals, the owners have advanced to crafting local brews, friendly customer service, and

Yellow Ribbon participants lean on all types of support

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Yellow Ribbon participants lean on all types of support

(Photo: Capt. Kristin Broullire, a C-130 Hercules pilot from the 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, poses for a photo with her brother, David Espiau, during a Yellow Ribbon event in Denver Feb. 23. Military members are encouraged to bring a spouse, mother, father, sibling or a friend

Home improvement projects to consider

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Home improvement projects to consider

Home improvements can increase the value of your house and increase its salability. To maximize on these improvements, here are some ideas to consider. Wood Deck Addition: According to Laura Mueller in an article entitled "The 6 Most Valuable Home Improvements," renovations to the house exterior provide the best value and

Homeownership is achievable

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Homeownership is achievable

A 1989 standoff between soldiers and gang members in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood led community leaders to address the need for affordable housing. "A study was conducted of the neighborhood, and it revealed that the number of absentee landlords created an abundance of depressed properties," wrote Christina Jarman, a loan advisor at

Save money on home furnishings at local Exchange

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Save money on home furnishings at local Exchange

You've finally purchased your dream home or recently PCS'd and are finding out you need some new furniture to fill out the space in your new house. Well, look no further than your local base Exchange for some great options. If you can't find anything you like in-store, visit: ShopMyExchange.com, where

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