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Weekend getaway aboard the Amtrak Cascades

Travel

Weekend getaway aboard the Amtrak Cascades

It's a crisp, Saturday morning in Steilacoom. The sun is already shining, and you're sipping a hot coffee as you flip through the local newspaper sitting on your lap. From your window seat aboard the Amtrak Cascades train, you watch the water ripple along the beach. The train rumbles to

Systems navigators to the rescue

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Systems navigators to the rescue

Feeling isolated is common after moving to a new duty station, especially for military families in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). EFMP families are acutely aware of what it feels like to have to build a support network back up from zero in a new, unfamiliar place. But at

Put on your skates -- it's battle time

Military Life

Put on your skates -- it's battle time

Roller derby isn't dead. In fact, it's more alive than ever as the competitors of the Dockyard Derby Dames prepare to open the 2017-2018 roller derby season Aug. 19. As Tacoma's original, all-women roller derby league, the Dockyard Derby Dames (DyDD) will host their opening roller derby bouts on home

Saluting the troops, mingling in the park

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Saluting the troops, mingling in the park

Most city parks cannot hold a thousand people, let alone leave them with enough room to enjoy the experience. Yet somehow, the Puyallup-Sumner Subchapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) managed not only to draw in approximately 1,000 people to its 7th annual Salute to the Troops

Building community by giving thanks

Military Life

Building community by giving thanks

Sometimes the best way to show your appreciation is to simply say "thank you." It's heartfelt and direct, and it's exactly what the DuPont-Steilacoom Subchapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) did last Friday during its first-ever Military Appreciation Day. Held at DuPont's Clocktower Park Aug. 4, the

There will be swag

Outdoors

There will be swag

There will be free swag, lots of swag, at The Fallen Outdoors' 3rd Annual Banquet Aug. 5. But that's really beside the point. The Fallen Outdoors (TFO) is a nonprofit organization that fosters veteran and servicemember support networks across the U.S. through hunting, fishing and camping excursions. This year's annual

The new AUSA president

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The new AUSA president

After serving 34 years in the U.S. Army, retired Col. Stephen Myers refuses to slow down. He's not "taking it easy" like most people do after closing out a long, grueling career. Instead, he's jumping right back into serving his country, only this time, he's on the other side of the

62nd Airlift Wing commander discusses Mobility Guardian impact

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62nd Airlift Wing commander discusses Mobility Guardian impact

With Air Mobility Command's premier exercise Mobility Guardian on the horizon at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, new 62nd Airlift Wing commander Col. Rebecca J. Sonkiss sat down with The Ranger newspaper to discuss what the exercise means to participating units and how it will affect total Air Force readiness.The Ranger:  What

Mobility Guardian arrives at McChord Field

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Mobility Guardian arrives at McChord Field

Joint-service units across Joint Base Lewis-McChord are geared up for one of the biggest Air Force exercises to hit its airfields to date: Mobility Guardian. If the name doesn't ring a bell, don't worry, because Mobility Guardian is the first of its kind at JBLM as a capability-based, joint-service and

Cars & Couture Fashion Show

Arts

Cars & Couture Fashion Show

Bold colors, long lines and rippling curves from one end to the other. We're not just talking about high-end cars, we're talking about high-end couture fashion as well. And on July 22, residents across the South Puget Sound will have the opportunity to appreciate the visual beauty of both at the

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