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Women's Suit Drive in Steilacoom

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Women's Suit Drive in Steilacoom

For military servicemembers, getting ready for the work day includes putting on a recognizable uniform and lacing up boots. They wake up each day knowing exactly what they are going to wear and how to make their attire presentable according to specifically laid-out military standards. After some time, the morning

Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

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Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

The end of May teases that the school year is almost at an end and that summer is right around the corner. While the end of the month brings many things to celebrate, not all celebrations are about hot dogs on the BBQ or big weekend parties. This year, Memorial

Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

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Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

For some, they were drafted into service on a fateful day long ago. They were asked to leave their life plans and the world they knew behind in order to serve their country in a time of need. Others volunteered their service, answering a call to serve and give back

CAMA to hold fundraiser for service dogs

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CAMA to hold fundraiser for service dogs

We occasionally see them out in public when we are running our day-to-day errands. We notice the service dogs wearing their work vests and the person they are with. But for the most part, many of us continue on with our day and pay little attention or even remember the

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2017 summer camps

Every child looks forward to the end of the school year. That moment when they can high five each other on the end of another successful school year as they head home to kick off their summer break. After a day or two of sleeping in and lounging outside in

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Carter Lake Elementary to host Mother's Day Vendor Fair

Spring flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing, and people are emerging from their winter hibernations. It is time to start opening those windows and letting in the fresh air. Along with the spring cleaning, comes spring decorating. Houses become filled with decor featuring gorgeous pastels and flowers of

Burger challenge coming to the Nisqually Red Wind Casino

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Burger challenge coming to the Nisqually Red Wind Casino

With the last bits of winter quickly becoming a distant memory, it means changes are coming as spring settles in nicely. Some of those exciting changes can be found at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Yelm. Their former Coho Cabaret has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now the

MWR has a fun-filled calendar for 2017

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MWR has a fun-filled calendar for 2017

Every year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family & Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) plans weekly fun-filled, family-friendly events for our military families and community. This year is no exception. The MWR has planned events for families, single soldiers, adults, and children of all ages. If you're looking for something to

Military Care Package Supply Drive

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Military Care Package Supply Drive

Two years ago, Maggie Connors, Army wife and Edward Jones financial advisor, decided that she wanted to find a way to give back to the military community. After she bounced ideas back and forth with her husband, she settled on sending deployed Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers care packages. Connor's idea

Food Truck Lot set to open in Tacoma

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Food Truck Lot set to open in Tacoma

Food truck lovers in Tacoma will rejoice Monday, March 6, when the brand new Food Lot officially opens. Located at 1210 Tacoma Ave South, the Food Truck Lot will feature two different food trucks Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 a.m and 2 p.m for patrons to enjoy

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McChord Thrift Shop hosts dress sale

The community might not realize there is a hidden gem of a place to shop right in their backyards. The McChord Thrift Shop has so much more to offer than one might think. The thrift shop is entering its 59th year of operation and giving back to the community. The

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Defaced mural of fallen Soldier brings hurt to community

The pain was still evident as tears welled up in both Chris and Gary Warnock's eyes as they discussed their son, Sgt. Justin Dean Norton. Their voices were full of pride as they reflected back on Norton's life while looking through baby pictures recently and discussing Justin's dream of being

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