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100 years of history

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) will host a Fort Lewis Centennial Celebration, Aug. 31, on Watkins Field at 1 p.m. Department of Defense identification card holders and their guests are invited to join in the celebration at this free event. JBLM Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) will announce event details

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Armed Forces Day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

On May 20, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has a day jam-packed with activities planned for Armed Forces Day 2017. The event is open to the public and admission is free. "Armed Forces Day is JBLM's way of educating the public of the various roles and functions that JBLM plays in keeping

Former CIA analyst returns home

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Former CIA analyst returns home

For many of her generation, the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001, had a profound impact on S.M. Carlson's life choices. Her three brothers, like many other young men at the time, choose military service, one to the Air Force and two to the Army. She chose a different and surprising

JBLM cemetery restored by boy scouts

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JBLM cemetery restored by boy scouts

On May 6, Gary Stedman, Specials Projects, Department of Public Works (DPW), at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and an eagle scout joined boy scouts from Troop 436, Lakewood, to help Nathan Parker, JBLM resident, complete his Eagle Scout project, the restoration of the Jeschke Cemetery. Gary Stedman mentored more than 150

Travel Oregon

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Travel Oregon

Spending time in Salem, Oregon, is a chance to better understand the Northwest. The Grand Hotel sits on the site of a former historic hotel. It has all the conveniences and amenities of a modern hotel with décor that gives it the charm of a bygone era. Visitors can easily walk

Head south for a break from the rain

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Head south for a break from the rain

I'm heading south on I-5, my destination "The Great Wolf Lodge". I am traveling with my friend and six children between us; the husband's away on a military commitment. My expectations for an enjoyable time are rather low as I am not fond of crowds.  I was to be pleasantly

The Tribe of Mic-O-Say

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The Tribe of Mic-O-Say

Army Col.(R) Thomas Curry, Eagle Scout and Troop 436 volunteer, is passionate about scouting and encouraging young men to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Through his efforts the scout honor society, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say is now an integral part of Troop 436, sponsored by St. John Lutheran Church,

Mount Rainier in a day

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Mount Rainier in a day

Military families are rarely stationed near friends and family. A new duty station often triggers lots of visitors who want to see all the sights but are limited on time. Mount Rainier in a day allows you to experience the highlights quickly.  It is a lot of driving, but the

Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

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Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

The story of Lewis and Clark's epic adventure to reach the Pacific Ocean is one every child learns when studying United States history.  What was once just a story on paper jumps to life when exploring the sites on either side of the Columbia River at The Lewis and Clark

Home away from home

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Home away from home

Some of my fondest memories growing up are from the week we would spend at Pensacola Beach each year. You can make your own memories nearby in the San Juan Islands. There are many rental options available - from a condo on Friday Harbor and a luxury resort on Orcas

Evergreen Elementary celebrates grand opening

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Evergreen Elementary celebrates grand opening

On Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m., the Clover Park School District (CPSD) hosted the grand opening celebration of the Evergreen Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, student performances, presentations and self-guided tours of the school. According to CPSD superintendent Debbie LeBeau, "Washington state

Exceptional women connected to base honored

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Exceptional women connected to base honored

Flavia Garcia Hulsey from the Team Red, White and Blue (RWB), Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)/Tacoma Chapter and Holly Constantine from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), DuPont Subchapter, are two women that will be honored May 5 at the South Sound Exceptional Women banquet hosted by Soroptimist International

Knickknacks and bric-a-brac

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Knickknacks and bric-a-brac

A knickknack is a small item used as an ornament while bric-a-brac is a miscellaneous collection of small objects commonly of ornamental or sentimental value. This boring definition discounts how much fun it is to shop and curate the perfect look for your home or add to a collection you are

Whale watching in the San Juans

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Whale watching in the San Juans

It was one of those rare days in the San Juans when the sea was completely calm and still. The sailboat gently bobbed in the quiet cove. Capt. Hobbes Buchanan brought his breakfast up on deck and got the surprise of his life. "I found myself accidentally in the middle of

Transitioning from military to business owner

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Transitioning from military to business owner

Transitioning from the military can be a challenging life experience. Throw in a move and launch a business into the mix, and you either sink or you swim.  For orthodontist Kirk Dahlke, DMD, MS, who transitioned from the Army in 2016 and opened Dahlke Orthodontics, it has been a period

San Diego getaway

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San Diego getaway

With a little research on the Delta Airlines website, we were able to fly my family of four to San Diego, California, for 80,000 miles. Taking a direct flight from Sea-Tac, we landed in San Diego in less than three hours. Lodging proved a little more challenging. Our

Pelindaba Lavender

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Pelindaba Lavender

Pelindaba Lavender is nestled in a quiet valley on San Juan Island. The vision of owner, Stephen Robins, the farm is a tourist destination, an Open-Space Preservation Project, and a business that is now the largest on-farm producer of handcrafted lavender products in the country.  Robins has done all this

Free evening gowns for military spouses

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Free evening gowns for military spouses

Sequins, Chiffon and Tulle, oh my! Racks of glittery ball gowns hang waiting for their new owners to select them at "Operation Deploy Your Dress" (ODYD) first gown giveaway, April 20, at the LCSC Schoolhouse on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM. Dresses have been arriving from all over the country donated by

Day trips with friends

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Day trips with friends

I recently polled some of my military spouse friends and asked, "Where do you like to go to spend a day with a friend?" I was not surprised when I received three different answers. Sumner: Laura Williams, a retired military spouse, recommends Sumner. "There is so much to do," she said. "The Buttered

Explore the world's largest building

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Explore the world's largest building

Excitement builds as the shuttle bus pulls up to the Boeing Factory, which houses the Everett Production line. The factory is truly massive and is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest building in the world by volume. It sits on 98.3 acres.  So how big

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