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JBLM soccer team brings home 2nd place trophy

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JBLM soccer team brings home 2nd place trophy

On Labor Day weekend, 14 Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) soldiers and two airmen competed in the Military Defender's Cup Soccer tournament in San Antonio, Texas. "The Defender's Cup tournament is open to all branches of the DoD," said Capt. Micheal Awoyomi, Plans Officer, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, who serves as head

Exploring Mount St. Helens up close inspires awe

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Exploring Mount St. Helens up close inspires awe

There are a couple of different ways to explore Mount St. Helens, and this trip focuses on where to get the best views of the eruption site. About a two-hour drive at its furthest point on the Spirit Lake Highway, which dead ends at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, the drive from

Exploring Frank Herbert Trail and the Dune Peninsula

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Exploring Frank Herbert Trail and the Dune Peninsula

Metro Parks Tacoma's newest park quietly opened this summer transforming the ASARCO Superfund site into a lovely park with waterfront views for miles. Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park is 11 acres situated on the breakwater peninsula which surrounds the Tacoma Yacht Club boat basin. The paved trail winding through

Local church supports military families

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Local church supports military families

The Capital Christian Center has a mission to "care for those who protect us." According to Pastor Tim Minter, "Capital Christian Center started supporting military families over 15 years ago. We conducted an event, A Tribute to Those Who Serve, at the Capitol Building in Olympia. Since that event, we've created ministries

Second annual Women, Wellness, Wisdom  Conference at JBLM

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Second annual Women, Wellness, Wisdom Conference at JBLM

The second Annual Women, Wellness, Wisdom Conference takes places at the American Lake Conference Center Oct. 3, and the event's top sponsors include USAA and Amazon Military. The event is the brainchild of Pamela Dawne Bolado, Founder & CEO, Le Pamier Skincare Co. "We will have over 400 military spouses, active-duty military

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

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