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AUSA TO TEE UP

Those reeling from their COVID-19 lockdown this spring will find heading off to a favorite golf course sweeter than ever before, especially when supporting local troops. That will be the driving motivation for this year’s 28th annual AUSA Golf Tournament. The fairway and greens event will be held at JBLM’s

Base monuments mark history on JBLM

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Base monuments mark history on JBLM

With a century of history behind it, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers families living on post a number of historical markers to visit. Make an afternoon of it. Combine history with a school-like field trip. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. The Meriwether Lewis Monument Just inside JBLM's Liberty Gate stands an

Paintball: fun for everyone

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Paintball: fun for everyone

Paintball is FUN! "This is exactly what we promote and provide," began Nick Goobin, who with his wife Denize has owned and operated Paintball, Inc. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for two decades. "We are an entertainment industry and there is a lot of competition for this, and to ensure our continuing success

JBLM Auto Skills Centers

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JBLM Auto Skills Centers

If a person takes care of their automobile, it stands to reason that their four-wheeled investment will take care of them when on the road. One way to accomplish this is to visit one of the two Auto Skills Centers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), which are located at 4043 West

Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

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Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest, an area famed for its scenery, diversity and history. Speaking of history, some of the area's history is to be found in the Northwest's historic military forts. Below is a partial list of old outposts that invite visitors to explore some of the region's past. Washington Historic Fort

Home improvement projects to consider

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Home improvement projects to consider

Home improvements can increase the value of your house and increase its salability. To maximize on these improvements, here are some ideas to consider. Wood Deck Addition: According to Laura Mueller in an article entitled "The 6 Most Valuable Home Improvements," renovations to the house exterior provide the best value and

Homeownership is achievable

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Homeownership is achievable

A 1989 standoff between soldiers and gang members in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood led community leaders to address the need for affordable housing. "A study was conducted of the neighborhood, and it revealed that the number of absentee landlords created an abundance of depressed properties," wrote Christina Jarman, a loan advisor at

Building a new stockade

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Building a new stockade

Tuesday morning's groundbreaking ceremony for a new Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility (NWJRCF) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) honored the past as it moves into the future. "This new facility will continue to contribute to the readiness of the force here at home and the readiness of the Army," said Lt.

License plate to honor female veterans

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License plate to honor female veterans

A new Washington state license plate designed to honor the state's female veterans has been proposed by State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island, 23rd District). Senate Bill 6433 is "an act relating to creating Washington state women veterans special license plates," reads the Senate Bill Report. Since Rolfes' election to the legislature

Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

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Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

Although little known to most, the naming of the city of Lacey remains mysterious. What is known is that in the 1850s, settlers populated the area. Two of those were Isaac and Catherine Wood. Like many, they worked hard and prospered, but due to the Wood's good reputation as upright citizens, people

H&R Block services available on JBLM

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H&R Block services available on JBLM

There is a connection between every military member serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the tax preparation company H&R Block. "We are here to support the military members and their families with their tax matters," wrote Tina Whitson, district operations coordinator, for H&R Block. In a letter written during World War

Transforming medical health service

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Transforming medical health service

With the goal of transforming health services and reducing duplication created by individual medical commands, the Army, Navy and Air Force have begun the final two years of a multi-year transfer of administration and management responsibilities to the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Established in October 2013, the DHA is the military

A campaign for hidden heroes

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A campaign for hidden heroes

The Campaign for Inclusive Care is just underway. On Jan. 31 of this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation launched the campaign, which focuses on ensuring that military caregivers are completely integrated as a part of their service member or veteran's medical team. "We know that

Lakes High School student earns JROTC award

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Lakes High School student earns JROTC award

Emile Skeete was selected in January as the Cadet of the Month by the 8th Brigade of the U.S. Army Cadet Command. The brigade oversees Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp -- JROTCP programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. A junior at Lakes High School and a

An elite member of an elite club

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An elite member of an elite club

Sgt. Tori Beaver believes her family's history of service in the Army predestined her decision to enlist on Sept. 6, 2016. "The best decision I ever made," the Army brat from Kansas succinctly wrote in an email. Beaver currently is assigned as a medic to 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th

Bowling Classic returns

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Bowling Classic returns

For the past decade, the USO Northwest has hosted its Seattle Golf Tournament which highlighted competition between Army, Marine, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard members. "Due to (the golf tournament's) success," began Donald Leingang, executive director, USO Northwest, "we were thinking about other competitions that the military would

It’s about teamwork

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It’s about teamwork

Dan Cathers, Virginia Nickelson, Frank Hyke, Tonya Borden, David Edgeworth, Jon Eaton, Kevin Henry and I traveled to Seattle last Sunday morning to participate in one of GORUCK's popular Star Course 15K Events. Along with their rucks, the others wore their red shirt affiliation with Team Red, White & Blue (RWB)

A hot and lifesaving sauce

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A hot and lifesaving sauce

In a fashion, a hot sauce can save lives. "Fire in The Hole hot sauce is made from our own certified organic garlic, peppers and our on-site raw honey," began Angela Sullivan, executive assistant for Growing Veterans, an organization that helps veterans. "These bottles pack just the right balance, heat and sweet." The

Pierce College leads the nation in vocation

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Pierce College leads the nation in vocation

Serving in the Armed Forces provides service members with a measure of experience, a modest paycheck, medical coverage and housing.  But the largest benefit to be found is the classroom, particularly when a service member begins to consider transitioning from the military into the civilian job market. "Tuition assistance is an incredible

Troxell returns to the Northwest

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Troxell returns to the Northwest

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell has returned to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community. "We were here for so many years as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and as I Corps' Command Sergeant Major," he wrote in an email. "JBLM is

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