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JBLM couple open biz

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JBLM couple open biz

There's a new little corner shop in the sleepy town of Steilacoom. Fresh Picked Foods isn't your typical quick-e-mart: while you can buy some of the standard mini mart fare like soda, candy bars and chips, the veteran and servicemember masterminds behind the shop are looking to focus in on

What's happening on base

Military Life

What's happening on base

Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach last week focusing on changes in housing, public works and more. Housing: Lincoln Military Housing is now running military housing.  There has been a name change from neighborhoods to districts.  There has been no change in

Hope, healing and nature

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Hope, healing and nature

Activist Teresa Baird has a saying that is as much a part of her identity as her "Flying Eagle" moniker: "Give your heart to our veterans for they are the heart of this country." And Baird practices what she preaches.  The wheelchair-bound force of nature commands a group of volunteers with

Best of Tacoma 2016: Douglas Knight

Health

Best of Tacoma 2016: Douglas Knight

Ask any patient why they love Dr. Douglas Knight's orthodontic practice, and they might mention any number of things. Sure, there's top-notch care and fantastic results.  There's warm and welcoming décor in the office, with several waiting areas and more TVs than you can shake a stick at. But then

Nurse Job Fair to provide medical positions

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Nurse Job Fair to provide medical positions

A different kind of career fair will be taking place at the Eagle's Pride Golf Course (I-5 exit 116) Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In a prepared statement, Col. Michael L. Place, M.D., Commander, Madigan Army Medical Center said, "Madigan is excited to host our first-ever Nursing

American Grit-like

Outdoors

American Grit-like

This won't be your typical mud and adventure race; there will be military-style obstacles, and if the Northwest weather proves unseasonably rainy, there might even be mud. But the Operation Tall Timber Benefit Obstacle course that South Sound CrossFit is putting together is more about raising funds for Operation Ward

Running for hope

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Running for hope

In the Pacific Northwest, there are 15 half-marathons in the month of September alone. Jeff Bauknecht, who co-directs the Race for a Soldier Half Marathon and 5K happening for its sixth year Sept. 25, 2016 at 8 a.m., suggests, "Race for a Soldier is different, and has been different from

Event name change

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Event name change

Though the sponsoring agencies have changed, the Massing of the Colors in the South Sound has been an institution since Armistice Day, 1922. The Society of the Massing of the Colors first held the event then; the Military Order of the World Wars took on the responsibility for the event

Irene and Issac

Military Life

Irene and Issac

A soldier and a female airman met in Korea in 1995. Love brought them together,  and sacrifice kept them together as they grew a family.  Now, one wants to recognize the other for all those years of service and sacrifice.   "Most military families consist of the husband being in the

Military Life

JBLM Community Update for June 2016

Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach. The following are Wednesday's highlights. From opening comments, Lt. Col. Andy McQuade (acting as Emcee in the absence of Col. Dan Morgan): Installation priorities remain an emphasis at JBLM Community Updates, underscoring the importance of "taking care

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Tacoma's Wayzgoose proves fun

When sweet pea said that yesterday's Wayzgoose at King's Books was a letterpress "O Come All Ye," I thought he was engaging in a bit of hyperbole. But "All" seemed to attend, and seemed to enjoy themselves as heartily as I did. The event was centered on letterpress, though the papermaking courtesy

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