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Grub Gossip

Tis the season for outdoor shenanigans and restaurant openings. There is a plethora of happenings right here in our own backyard, and at times, ones you'll want to plan a trip for, because going on an adventure is always worth the journey. Here are a few things on my radar,

U.S., Australia enhance readiness, cooperation

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U.S., Australia enhance readiness, cooperation

U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force officials implemented a new maintenance arrangement for the C-17 that will improve strategic airlift efficiency and fleet readiness. The C-17 Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Services Implementing Arrangement advances U.S. and Australian interoperability. Previously, U.S. and Australian airmen could only assist one another with

Key spouses

Military Life

Key spouses

The reach of a key spouse can change lives. I often get asked "What is the Key Spouse Club?" Hopefully in the future we can eliminate that question from the minds of families across the Air Force. Key spouses are volunteers interviewed and appointed by squadron commanders to act as an

A dog-friendly haven

Travel

A dog-friendly haven

Traveling with your dog can be a fun adventure, but if you are at a National Park, dogs are usually restricted to the areas surrounding the parking lots and not allowed on the trails. Not many people realize the Olympic National Park is surrounded by the Olympic National Forest, which

Are your pets prepared?

Military Life

Are your pets prepared?

As servicemembers begin to enjoy the summer and PCS season, it is important to keep in mind the impacts of hot weather on our pet family members. "Heat injury" is a term used to describe a spectrum of illnesses that occur from increased body temperature. Heat injuries in pets can

Robotic combat vehicles

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Robotic combat vehicles

Similar to how a boxer with a longer reach finds it easier to hit an opponent, the Army is looking to punch through the standoff defenses of near-peer adversaries. Army Futures Command is behind many of the Army's efforts to achieve that overmatch, which include over 30 projects within its Cross-Functional

Hot off the grill

Military Life

Hot off the grill

With five kids, a part-time job, a full load of college classes and the title of military spouse, Cheryl Del Rosario is no stranger to hard work. She fills her days with tasks designed to care for every aspect of her family's lives and, in the meanwhile, forgets to give

2019 Blue Star Museum season

Attractions

2019 Blue Star Museum season

The Blue Star Museum Program kicked off for 2019 on Armed Forces Day and runs through Sept. 2, Labor Day. The program offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserves. The National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of

JBLM mall coming soon

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JBLM mall coming soon

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main Exchange expansion and renovation project -- that will bring a new food court, pharmacy and modern retail shopping experience to the installation -- is well underway. Ground was broken on the shopping center project in fall 2018, and the multiphase endeavor is on track to be

AER offers $2,500 relicensing aid for spouses

Military Life

AER offers $2,500 relicensing aid for spouses

Army spouses can now apply for reimbursement of up to $2,500 in professional relicensing expenses through Army Emergency Relief (AER) when they move to another state. Last month, top Army officials announced a $500 limit on relicensing costs for military spouses for permanent change-of-station moves. However, if additional funds are needed

SPOUSE magazine - June 2019

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - June 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the June 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Camping on the Olympic Peninsula <<< Ballet scholarships for military youth <<< Army spouse maps the globe <<< A step ahead in early intervention <<< Sniffling, sneezing, coughing <<< Animarum

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Satellite Coffee

Back in the day of high school and learner’s permits, a group of us from Gig Harbor used to drive across the then one Narrows Bridge to get our after school coffee fix at Temple of the Bean across from Wright Park. It wasn’t so much about the coffee as

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In the bag

East Asia Supermarket On every visit to East Asia Supermarket, I have been the only person of Caucasian persuasion. It’s not a bad thing. In fact, I’m glad. It’s one of the secret ways I decide if a place is legitimate or not. Is it a trendy place riding a new

2019 Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show

Online Interactive Guides

2019 Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show

The largest Fourth of July celebration in the South Sound is on Ruston Way. Packed with food, music, an air show and fireworks, this is the place to be for big city action. Click here to view our interactive 2019 Freedom Fair program.

Five women excited by nature

Arts

Five women excited by nature

Mia Schulte knows her way around paint brushes and palette knives. When it comes to color, form and texture, she has a sure hand. So do the four other women who join her in the exhibition Out of the Blue at Childhood's End Gallery: Susan Glendenning, Laraine Wade, Judith Smith

They can do it!

Stage

They can do it!

Mel Brooks' The Producers -- both the original film and its subsequent stage adaptation -- is something of an anomaly in mainstream entertainment; while future comedians would more flagrantly, almost giddily push the edge in search of provocations, The Producers maintains a pristine balance between pointed satire and almost cartoonish

The Pita Pit

Reviews

The Pita Pit

ANNOUNCER: The Pita Pit is a national chain that has smatterings around the South Sound, with each location individually owned and operated. Dutch and Jackie head to DuPont this week to check out the pita that inspired a former Tacoma police officer to open his own.DUTCH: Ya gotta love an

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

It's here! It's finally here, the time of year where that glorious, shiny orb in the sky is exuding its warm rays upon us and we can bring our foodie loving ways to the outdoors. It's one of my favorite times of year because I can pretend that basking in

Mobility Guardian final planning concluded

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Mobility Guardian final planning concluded

The Final Planning Conference in preparation for Air Mobility Command's premier, large-scale mobility exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019, concluded June 14 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Mobility Guardian is scheduled to take place Sept. 8-28 and provides a realistic training environment for more than 2,500 airmen, joint and international partners to

Healing chronic wounds

Health

Healing chronic wounds

When she underwent ankle surgery in December, Jess Smith had no idea the path she would navigate. She unexpectedly experienced an allergic reaction to the internal sutures in her ankle and contracted an unusual bacteria as well -- both of which set off the perfect biological storm for a chronic wound

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