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Military sexual violence addressed internationally

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Military sexual violence addressed internationally

For Stephanie E. Wilson, Ms. Washington 2019, participation in the pageant has provided a spotlight for MilitarySexualViolence.org. The nonprofit she founded provides no-fee therapeutic support to any and all survivors of military sexual violence. These services are provided by a volunteer network of peer counselors, prior JAG prosecutors and behavioral

Roller derby bootcamp lets rookies break in

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Roller derby bootcamp lets rookies break in

The JBLM Bettie Brigade Roller Derby team wants you. The base squad is recruiting for the 2020 season, which begins in January and runs through September. "We recruit skaters throughout the year, and we are hosting a bootcamp starting on October 2," said Nikki Winter, President of JBLM Roller Derby, who

Things to do during Mobility Guardian downtime

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Things to do during Mobility Guardian downtime

This year, Mobility Guardian, the Air Mobility Command's flagship exercise, takes place at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane during the month of September. The exercise will include more than 2,500 airmen, soldiers, Marines and servicemembers including 32 international allies and partners. With units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord set to

Five iconic local breakfast joints

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Five iconic local breakfast joints

Sometimes only a big, hearty, greasy breakfast will do. With menu items like chicken-fried steak, fluffy pancakes and biscuits dripping with thick sausage gravy, these local restaurants fit the bill and fill your stomach. Galloping Gertie's Bar & Grill -- Simply known as Gertie's, this breakfast favorite has been around for

Wine tasting 101 at Washington’s first winery

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Wine tasting 101 at Washington’s first winery

Washington is second behind California as the state with the most wineries in the United States. With that designation come fancy wine dinners, tasteful tasting rooms and premier wine estate destinations like Woodinville and Walla Walla, equivalent to California's Napa Valley wine region. Wine is a big part of the culture

Dental care and a PCS

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Dental care and a PCS

When it's time to make another move there are many things to consider. Dental care is not usually top of mind. For some answers to common PCS dental care questions we tracked down Rebekah Jordon, Manager, Yelm Prairie Dental, a Tricare Dental Program (TDP) network provider. 1. What does a new

Videos and podcasts for military spouses

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Videos and podcasts for military spouses

Northwest Military recently launched a new website with videos and podcasts which cover subjects of interest to Military Spouses. The inaugural lineup includes three shows; "Milcation" with Mandy Kruger about travel, "What's the Meal?" with Missy Bouchat who covers food and issues of interest to military spouses, and Camo Chat

Clubs at JBLM focus on fun pastimes

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Clubs at JBLM focus on fun pastimes

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers a variety of clubs and activities that are a fun way to fill off-duty time. With groups dedicated to everything from scuba diving to books, there is something for everyone. Here are a few you might be interested in. The JBLM SCUBA Club meets the third

Hells Canyon -- a scenic wonder without the crowds

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Hells Canyon -- a scenic wonder without the crowds

Two quaint little towns, Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington, are nestled on the banks of the Snake River and serve as the gateway to Hells Canyon. Lesser known than its more famous cousin, the Grand Canyon, it is stunning in its natural beauty. And because access is by boat only,

Budgeting tips for PCS moves

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Budgeting tips for PCS moves

Nine out of 10 middle-class military families who moved during the 2019 PCS season budgeted for the extra costs involved in relocating to a new duty assignment, according to the First Command Financial Behaviors Index. "PCS season is a normal part of the lives of our nation's military families, and servicemembers

Eagle Passage opens at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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Eagle Passage opens at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Eagle Passage, a walk-through forested habitat for bald eagles, recently opened at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and makes for a perfect day trip for military families. It is the new home for four bald eagles who suffered injuries that prevent them from fully flying. Sucia, Salish, Sequoia and Cheveyo will

Step back in time with a visit to North Pacific County

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Step back in time with a visit to North Pacific County

Heading along Highway 101 you will know you've arrived in Raymond by all the enchanting steel sculptures of people and wildlife lining the road. Known as the Raymond Wildlife-Heritage Sculpture Corridor, there are now more than 200 sculptures throughout the town. Raymond, South Bend and Tokeland are undergoing a renaissance

Connect with military spouses

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Connect with military spouses

Moving to a new area and meeting new friends can be a challenge for military spouses. The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is here to help you out. Their new year kicks off Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sam Adam's Brewhouse at Eagle's Pride.

W stands for Washington wine and Woodinville

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W stands for Washington wine and Woodinville

With over 100 wineries in Woodinville, it is the place to visit to learn about Washington wines. The number is staggering and it can be a challenge to know where to start. Woodinville Wine Country is divided into four unique districts, so for this trip, we are going to focus

Best of Tacoma 2019: Johnny’s Dock Restaurant and Marina

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Johnny’s Dock Restaurant and Marina

As a newbie to the Gritty City, the story of Johnny Meaker gradually unfolded for me. It began with a visit to a hole-in-the-wall burger dive and my comments on the great seasoning sprinkled on the fries. The short-order cook waxed poetically about Johnny's seasoning, a local concoction which brings

AAFES expanding layaway program

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AAFES expanding layaway program

Back-to-School shopping season is upon us and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is helping military families stay on budget by expanding its layaway program to include computers, tablets and more July 1-Aug. 31. Layaway is a purchasing option that allows you to place a deposit on an item

JBLM youth takes top state and regional honors

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JBLM youth takes top state and regional honors

Christian Ashford, a member of the Hillside Youth Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), is the 2019 Pacific Region and WA State Military Youth of the Year. He will serve as a Military Youth Ambassador for the Washington state Boys and Girls Clubs

Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

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Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

Vancouver's waterfront is undergoing a vibrant rebirth with new restaurants, hotels, wineries, trails and parks. The waterfront is now anchored by the 90-foot Grant Street Pier. The cable stay pier makes a great gathering spot as it looms over the Columbia River providing not only great views of

Step up your camping game

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Step up your camping game

With all the rainy weather in the Pacific Northwest, camping in a tent may not be for everyone. You can still reap the benefits of this low-cost lodging option by car camping. Veteran Anthony James Rhoads, a locomotive electrician, has been car camping since 2012 and loves it. Over the

Avoid the summer heat at Anderson Island

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Avoid the summer heat at Anderson Island

When summer begins to heat up, try something new and head to Anderson Island to cool off in an old-fashioned swimming hole. Getting there is half the fun with a 30-minute ferry ride across the Puget Sound.          At the end of Union St., in the town of Steilacoom, sits the ferry

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