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Spring vintage markets

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Spring vintage markets

Most military homes are a reflection of the many duty stations, both in the U.S. and abroad, where the families have lived. At each new station, we add items to our home to remind us of our time at that location. With winter dragging on, it's time to start thinking

Best of Olympia 2018: South Sound Coffee Trail

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Best of Olympia 2018: South Sound Coffee Trail

Living in the Pacific Northwest, you quickly learn that coffee is more than just a morning beverage -- it is that concoction that gets you through the long, rainy winter days. This area is known for its local coffee shops, but have you ever considered where your coffee comes from?

Best of Olympia 2018: The Kissing Statue

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Best of Olympia 2018: The Kissing Statue

One of my favorite things to do in Olympia is the Selfie Tour, and my favorite stop is the Kissing Statue in Percival Landing Park. This is such a great photo stop.  You can take your photo with the statue, or stand to the side and take a photo with

Best of Olympia 2018: Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa

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Best of Olympia 2018: Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa was voted Best Spa in Olympia by readers of The Weekly Volcano. Located in Lacey, the spa offers facials, massages and hair removal services. "I think we stand out because we have an amazing team of very dedicated front desk associates, massage therapists and

Medford, Oregon (Part 2)

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Medford, Oregon (Part 2)

Crater Lake National Park has a haunting beauty in the winter months when storms from the Pacific Ocean dump an average of 43 feet of snow. Plan a full day from your lodgings in Medford to tour the park.  It is about an hour-and-a-half drive on Route 62 to the

McChord Spouses' Club

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McChord Spouses' Club

The McChord Spouses' Club (MSC) mission is threefold: to provide charitable, social and educational activities; to extend welfare support for military members, their families and the community; and to provide opportunities for giving back to the military community and promote the abilities of its spouses. The MSC is open to

Andersen Simulation Center

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Andersen Simulation Center

As you enter the smoke-filled room, the sounds of battle fill the air, and the heartbreaking groans of casualties cause your heart to beat a little faster. Realistic mannequins with blood gushing from realistic battle injuries and the smell of burnt flesh await medical treatment, some with body parts blown

Medford, Oregon

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Medford, Oregon

Medford is a great base for a visit to Southern Oregon to explore Crater Lake National Park and the Rogue Valley. Downtown Medford is a farm-to-table heaven that is surprisingly affordable. There are more than 30 culinary destinations with everything from fine dining to brew pubs. The town is known

Putting lives back on track

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Putting lives back on track

The mission of the Washington Youth Academy (WYA) is to provide a highly disciplined, safe and professional learning environment that empowers at-risk youth to improve their educational levels and employment potential and become responsible and productive citizens of the state of Washington. The academy, a division of the National Guard

Armed Forces Vacation Club

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Armed Forces Vacation Club

The Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) offers space-available vacations to members of the U.S. military in time-shares around the world for a fixed price of just $349 per week. That works out to less than $50 a night. These units are much bigger than hotel rooms and often have a

Fort Lewis Military Family Member Scholarship

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Fort Lewis Military Family Member Scholarship

The 2018 Fort Lewis Military Family Member Scholarship application window is now open. Application packets are available online and the deadline is March 23. The Fort Lewis Military Family Member Scholarship Fund goal is to support soldiers by providing college education grants to their spouses and children. The scholarship program relies

Yoga trapeze

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Yoga trapeze

It seems like every time you turn around there is a new type of yoga. Recent versions are goat yoga and stand-up paddleboard yoga. One of the latest to hit this area is yoga trapeze. Lori Capra, owner of Gravity Yoga, LLC, brought the practice to Olympia and is among

Do you have what it takes to escape?

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Do you have what it takes to escape?

The door closes behind you. Suddenly, you leave Gig Harbor and enter into a dimly lit Mayan ruin. There is a sense of impending doom as you begin discovering the clues that will help you escape. Escape rooms -- live-action games in which participants have the opportunity to discover clues,

A Roaring Good Time

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A Roaring Good Time

Friday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m., the Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) will host their annual charity event (A.C.E.), A Roaring Good Time, at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the club.  Auction Chair Julia Bowers and

Hiring Our Heroes hosts military spouse hiring event

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Hiring Our Heroes hosts military spouse hiring event

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, through its Hiring Our Heroes initiative, is hosting a two-day Military Spouse Hiring Event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Feb. 21-22. The nationwide initiative's mission is to help veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. The event provides a helpful break for

LinkedIn for Veterans

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LinkedIn for Veterans

LinkedIn is like Facebook for professionals. It is a social media platform, which connects job seekers with employers and is the largest online professional networking site. The company is proud to support those who have served by offering eligible military and veteran members one year of free access to LinkedIn

Military spouse and artist Jax Cutsforth

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Military spouse and artist Jax Cutsforth

Jax Cutsforth grew up in Arizona near Fort Huachuca and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Although she doesn't have very many years under her belt as a military spouse, she has always loved military equipment and incorporated it into her art.  "My excitement for the military began at an early age. I

Is HGTV Dream Home your forever home?

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Is HGTV Dream Home your forever home?

With move after move, and trying out so many different homes, military families often dream of their forever home. It is that final home after leaving military service where they can finally put down roots. For many, that home is going to be located in the Pacific Northwest -- after

Do you know a dedicated military spouse?

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Do you know a dedicated military spouse?

Military Spouse magazine is seeking nominations for the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) award. The magazine founded the award in 2008 to honor the selfless service of military spouses. The honor recognizes the important contributions military spouses make to their communities and their country. For 2015

Winter in Missoula, Montana

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Winter in Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana, turns into a winter wonderland during the colder months of the year. About an eight-hour drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it makes a great base for winter fun. For some, snow means skiing and snowboarding, and just a short 12-mile drive northwest of Missoula is the Montana Snowbowl. The

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