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Extreme medics

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Extreme medics

Editor's Note: The following is the first in a series profiling Madigan Army Medical Center. Imagine you're alone and injured on a trail near the base of Mount Rainier. You've already called for help, but you're still scared, immobile and in need of medical assistance as soon as possible. Chances are

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

With the extravagant meals and family gatherings of turkey day behind us and the glowing lights and sparkling wrapping paper of Christmas ahead of us, it's no wonder that families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) are gearing up for the annual JBLM 5K Jingle Bell Jog & 1K Reindeer Romp. "The

Olympia's Midwife of the Soul treats trauma

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Olympia's Midwife of the Soul treats trauma

There aren't many people in the world with the nickname "midwife of the soul." If you narrow that number down to people who actually live up to the nickname, you're left with a precious few. Lucky for residents of the Pacific Northwest, spiritual teacher Kim Lincoln is one of those

Turkey Trot your way to the holiday season

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Turkey Trot your way to the holiday season

For most military families, there are few things as synonymous with the month of November as the family, food and warm tidings of the Thanksgiving holiday. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) program recognizes the importance of the family centered holiday as well and pays homage

Madigan leads the way

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Madigan leads the way

Since 1992, more than 100,000 patients have walked through the doors of Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Some have received emergency medical assistance while others have utilized counseling, physical therapy, preventative care or pharmaceutical services. Still, more have visited at least one of MAMC's advanced

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

The evening of Oct. 14 started out like any other Saturday night at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) North Fort. The sun set as servicemembers ambled across post, enjoying their much-deserved weekend and getting ready for an evening of fun. But as the evening wore on, one thing became clear: the

Happy and healthy while transitioning

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Happy and healthy while transitioning

One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of exiting the military is figuring out how to keep yourself and your family safe, happy and healthy while you transition. Maintaining peace of mind about healthcare can make all the difference in how smoothly your transition process is carried out. Separating servicemembers should know

The Big Bike Jump

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The Big Bike Jump

Nine years ago, Second Cycle opened its doors as a community cycle center in Tacoma. Since then, the nonprofit organization has been educating and supporting local cyclists by providing a community work space, bicycle maintenance classes, repair services and youth-centered bike programming to community members. This year, Second Cycle is

Take A Walk in the Dark

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Take A Walk in the Dark

Celebrating Halloween is all about the thrills, isn't it? We're drawn to the heart-pumping rush, the gleeful feeling we get from scaring the pants off each other as we amble through the dark once a year. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) and Family and Morale, Welfare

The possibilities of glass and steel

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The possibilities of glass and steel

Since the Museum of Glass opened in Tacoma in 1992, it has brought cutting-edge, contemporary art to audiences each year. The museum's tilted, steel and glass cone has even become a symbol of creativity as artists collaborate in the glassblowing studio beneath it and audiences look-on nearby. The museum draws

The zombie apocalypse is here!

Military Life

The zombie apocalypse is here!

That's right. A zombie apocalypse is headed right for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), and you cannot avoid it. In fact, JBLM's Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) program is making it easier for you to get to and encourage servicemembers, families and friends to attend it. We're talking about

Military Life

A single experience in Olympia

Being single isn't always a bad thing. Am I right? A night out on the town is usually cheaper, more spontaneous and definitely more unpredictable when you're flying solo. So why shouldn't we embrace the untethered lifestyle when the opportunity presents itself -- especially when nearby haunts like Olympia offer

A jazzy, classy good time

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A jazzy, classy good time

Imagine you're relaxing in a soft lounge chair, holding a glass of wine and tapping your toes to the eclectic tunes of a local jazz ensemble. Across the room, your friends are painting on a small canvas while they sip regional wine. If this sounds like the perfect evening, then you're

It's all about the views

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It's all about the views

It's safe to say that when most people head to Oregon for a weekend getaway, they've got Portland on their minds. But there's another destination nearby, nestled deep in the Columbia River Gorge, where vacationers looking to get out of the city can lose themselves in Oregon's stunning landscapes and

Gritty, on-post entertainment

Military Life

Gritty, on-post entertainment

There's nothing like sleeping in on a Saturday morning, then rolling out of bed and letting the day take you where it may. It's a lifestyle most single people, particularly single servicemembers, take full advantage of at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where on-base entertainment can keep anyone busy long before the

Marrying wine with military values

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Marrying wine with military values

"Our fathers and grandfathers expected us to work hard and be humble ... to have fortitude and commitment to overcoming life's challenges without grumbling along the way." This might sound like something a military servicemember would say, but it was spoken by David Traul, a fourth-generation physician and owner of Ledger

62nd season of dance

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62nd season of dance

Tacoma might be known as the "Grit City," but its residents have been enjoying the ethereal beauty of performing arts since the city was founded in 1875. The city's constantly expanding arts community provides plenty of theater, live music and dance performances to audiences each year, livening otherwise bleak seasons

2017 Oktoberfest and Fall Flea Market

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2017 Oktoberfest and Fall Flea Market

It's been more than 200 years since Oktoberfest, everyone's favorite Bavarian beer festival and traveling funfair, was first celebrated in Munich, Germany. The annual festival continues to gain in popularity and has spread to cities around the world, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). JBLM's Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation

Celebrating the Salmon Run

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Celebrating the Salmon Run

Here in the Pacific Northwest, salmon are keystone species. They play a vital role in our ecosystem by providing nutrients to the land, water, wildlife and people that live within it. Without salmon, at least 137 species in the area would be in peril and the biological foundation of our

World-class wine

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World-class wine

Not every region in the U.S. can boast that it produces world-class wine right in its backyard. Residents of the Pacific Northwest, however, have a long list of bragging rights that come with being home to some of the most fertile wine regions in the country, including Oregon's famous Willamette

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