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A lot has gone into the history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which celebrates 100 years in 2017. Some of the places we've all known and loved have a history worth noting in this centennial year. The following are some examples: The Soldier's StatueLocated at the intersection of 41st Division Dr. and

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The Puget Sound area has dozens of car dealerships that are military friendly, with a wide selection of vehicles. The following is a list of some of the dealerships located within a 25 mile radius of Fort Lewis. Gilchrist Auto 6014 S. Tacoma Way, TacomaBuick: 253-474-0645Chevrolet: 253-472-3311Web site: www.gilchristchevrolet.comOpened

Raise a glass to local wineries

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Raise a glass to local wineries

Washington state may not be Napa Valley, but it is making a name for itself in the wine world. With more than 650 wineries, and about 350 wine grape growers, Washington is the nation's second largest wine producer with more than 20 million gallons of wine being produced each year. It is

Museum hosts Battle of Britain event

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Museum hosts Battle of Britain event

Known as the first major battle to be decided in the air, the Battle of Britain was fought between August and September 1940. It was the aerial conflict between British and German air forces in the skies over the United Kingdom in a battle for the English Channel. During the battle,

Volunteer opportunities for high school students

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Volunteer opportunities for high school students

Military families new to Washington state will discover that like any other duty station, public schools have a number of requirements exclusive to graduation in their districts.  In Washington, one of the big programs involves as many as 100 hours of volunteer community service each year. Called the Culminating Project, this program

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New parents get helpful tips

Ever wondered how different things would have been if you had been taught how to communicate and take care of your marriage before your first child was born? Some Air Force couples are getting an opportunity to do just that in a class being piloted at the McChord Clinic that is

Riding the Rails: Northwest sightseeing at its finest

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Riding the Rails: Northwest sightseeing at its finest

Tired of flying or taking the bus? Looking for a different way to travel?  How about checking out some local train trips? Ranging from 30 minutes to several days long, cost of the train trips are based on destination and duration of the trip. Also, there are many advantages to traveling by

A taste of Washington wineries

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A taste of Washington wineries

Washington State may not be Napa Valley, but it is making a name for itself in the wine world. With more than 650 wineries, and about 350 wine grape growers, Washington State is the nation's second largest wine producer with 20.073 million gallons of wine being produced each year. It is also

Washington’s beaches offer variety of activites

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Washington’s beaches offer variety of activites

From the azure lagoons of the South Pacific to shores of Waikiki Beach to the Caribbean islands of the Atlantic Ocean, beaches have long been a favorite destination for family vacations and romantic getaways. Though not really known for its beaches, Washington state is not without its own stunning coastlines, rocky

Want to see a show? Puget Sound has you covered

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Want to see a show? Puget Sound has you covered

Constructed with 1.6 million board feet and 24,541,382 cubic feet of concrete, the Tacoma Dome is one of the largest wood domed structures in the world. At 530 feet in diameter and 152 feet tall, the dome arena and exhibition hall is used for everything from Washington Interscholastic Activities Association high

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  Jeff Kemp was concerned about the conditions that young children were growing up in.    There were just too many kids from broken homes.       The more he witnessed, the more he wanted to do something to help strengthen marriages, and in turn families, he said.    "Whether it is a single mom, or a

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