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TRICARE open season has officially kicked off

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TRICARE open season has officially kicked off

TRICARE open season has officially kicked off and will run through Dec. 14. What decisions you make during these six week's impacts your coverage for an entire year, so it's important to be prepared with the health care answers needed to make the best decision for your family.  As part of

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Tis’ the season to find the perfect Christmas tree

  It's about that time to pile the kids in the car and head out in search of the perfect Christmas tree. And we're not talking about a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, we're talking a big ole' tree with lots of room for tinsel and ornaments. Here are the best places

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As Washington goes ... so does JBLM?

As Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced emergency COVID-19 restrictions Sunday, JBLM officials readied their response as well. Lt. Gen. Randy George, commander I Corps and JBLM has stated numerous times since last spring that the base would mirror the bulk of restrictions imposed by the state. He will update the

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Take School on the Road with Experience Olympia

  COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the way we learn, work and explore. But as we all get better at exploring while also social distancing, Experience Olympia & Beyond has made that even easier with their Taking School on the Road Program: Read. Watch. Go.   This program goes beyond just a different way to

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2020 Veterans Day Deals

  Veterans Day is next week, which means the deals are already beginning or warming up and will continue to through November 11th. Digging online for the best deals can be challenging, so we've done the digging for you. Below are some of the best online Veterans Day deals out there.    Let's

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Explore Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park

  In case you missed it, a recent announcement stated that starting on Veterans Day, Gold Star Families and veterans will join active-duty service members and their dependents in receiving lifetime free entry into National Parks. With this recent announcement we thought this would be the perfect time to introduce or

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COVID on JBLM updates

  COVID cases on base are following the same rise in cases across the civilian the community said officials during a Facebook Live townhall on Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tuesday. “The base mirrors - the public,” confirmed Lt. Col. Luke Mease, base public health official. COVID was a top topic discussed during the

Local PNW Ciders to enjoy

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Local PNW Ciders to enjoy

With the onset of colder weather also comes the intensified craving for apple cider. Autumn mornings call for a warm glass of hot apple cider and fall evenings call for a hard cider by the fireplace. Here are our favorite Pacific Northwest (PNW) places to shop ciders all fall long.  AD:

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New normal on JBLM

  One thing was abundantly clear during Tuesday’s regular Facebook Live townhall at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, COVID-19 still dictates base life, however, finding a sense of normal keeps officials motivated to adapt. AD: Virtual Halloween Costume Contest for JBLM - fun, free, win prizes - HERE Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps and

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Point Ruston Development Continues to Expand

There has undoubtedly been a large growth at Tacoma's waterfront over the last few years. And the latest development joining the Point Ruston development is the Public Market at Point Ruston. This new addition sits perched up on the hill above the already established restaurants that include WildFin American Grill,

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Fall is for baked goods

While fall brings an onslaught of everything pumpkin, apple and maple, for us it also brings on the desire to consume all the baked goods. And yes, we will consume baked goods in the flavors of pumpkin, apple and maple - we're certainly not picky. So if you too are

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Tomorrow marks the official first day of fall, which means it's now acceptable to buy everything PUMPKIN. But to be honest, it's been acceptable for us since Starbucks dropped their Pumpkin Spice Latte last month. Whether you've waited until now, or have been indulging in everything pumpkin since August, we're

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A jam packed city that’s not Seattle

When thinking about big cities in Washington the majority of people automatically think of Seattle. However, located down the 1-90 corridor from Seattle is the often overlooked city of Bellevue. Perched above Lake Washington it offers stunning water views, vast green parks immersed in city skylines, shopping and of course

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2020 Best of Tacoma Guide

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JBLM gym opening to families

  Jensen Gym will open to military family members on a limited basis starting August 26, said Major Gen. Steve Smith, deputy commanding general, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, during a townhall meeting Tuesday. AD: Get a master's degree at your own pace in 7 classes with GI Bill/TA - info

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Island Exploration

  Located two hours from JBLM  on the Puget Sound is Whidbey Island, a must visit during your time stationed in Washington. Spanning 55 miles, this island provides endless opportunities for exploration, sightseeing and of course, eating.   If you're the exploring type, Whidbey has multiple State Parks, chalked full of exploration.  Starting

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8/11 Town Hall Updates: Madigan Pharmacy Hour Updates, School Resources, Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing,

  Services and programs across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Updates from 8/11 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Town Hall.    Washington State allows children to register for school  without being in the state as long as they know what their address will be upon arrival. Once a child arrives at JBLM proof of residency must be

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Dog Days of Summer

  With summer in full swing, it's hard not to want to pile the family in the car and head to the beach! But, what about your beloved Fido that also longs to play frisbee on the beach or splash in the waves? Lucky for Fido there are plenty of Washington

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Blueberry season is finally upon us

  Blueberry cobbler, blueberry pie, blueberry crisp - oh my! That's right, it's time to start baking everything blueberry, because it's officially blueberry season in Washington state. Of course before the baking can begin, the blueberries need to be picked, or picked up from a farm stand whichever you prefer. Here

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Cases accelerate on JBLM

  In July, Joint Base Lewis-McChord has recorded more cases of COVID 19 in a single month even though we are only at this month’s half point, and that spread will likely accelerate in the coming weeks, according to Lt. Col. Luke Mease from Madigan speaking Tuesday during a bi-weekly Facebook

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