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New Pacific Seas Aquarium

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New Pacific Seas Aquarium

Last September, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium debuted their beautiful new 35,000-square-foot Pacific Seas Aquarium -- home to green sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, a giant Pacific octopus and so much more. Since opening last fall, there have been dozens of new animals added, and now for the entire month of

Restaurants on JBLM

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Restaurants on JBLM

Covering over 640 square miles, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) doesn't disappoint when it comes to food options. Whether you work on Lewis North, live on McChord, or only come on base to shop at the PX, you won't be leaving hungry. JBLM-Lewis Main Battle Bean Coffee -- Counter service of house brand

The best grocery stores near JBLM

Military Life

The best grocery stores near JBLM

Sometimes having to say goodbye to your favorite store is the worst part of moving. As mothers, wives, human beings -- planning for the next meal is a large part of how we spend our time, and for some it's an enjoyable experience. Meal planning can be a major stress

Spring and Summer Military Support Events

Military Life

Spring and Summer Military Support Events

The following is a list of Northwest Military's Spring and Summer Military Support Events -- sponsored by USAA. The best way to learn about upcoming events is to pick up a Ranger, Airlifter or JBLM Living newspaper, go to northwestmilitary.com, or follow us on our social media at such Facebook

Spring and summer events near JBLM

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Spring and summer events near JBLM

You don't have to travel far to experience some of Washington's best and most famous fairs, parades and festivals. April Kid's FestApril 4, 1-4:30 p.m. Kick off the Month of the Military Child with a "Barnyard Play" theme, including activities, exhibits, displays, crafts, games, farm animals, rock-wall climbing, free bowling, static displays and

To homeschool or not to homeschool

Military Life

To homeschool or not to homeschool

At some point in the constant movement of being a military family, it may have crossed your mind that homeschooling could be a better option for your kids than constantly changing schools. Between the school systems, bullying, and stress of having to start over again, many military parents are choosing

Top five reasons you should lease your home

Military Life

Top five reasons you should lease your home

Even before you physically arrive at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), it doesn't take long to see that this real estate market is tough. Many soldiers and their spouses struggle to find properties to rent and consider the option of buying instead. With the VA Home Loan and many lenders eager

Decorating on a tight budget

Military Life

Decorating on a tight budget

For some of us, we look forward to the next upcoming move because it means we get to decorate a whole new space. After so many moves you start to anticipate what is worth keeping, what is worth replacing, and how to set back up easily and with as little

Veterans make great business owners

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Veterans make great business owners

Many veterans are pursuing second careers post separation from the military. Many out of necessity, of course, as there are bills to pay and children to feed. Yet how many are pursuing their dream careers or passionately starting their own businesses? For Maj. Heidi Leonard, it was worth the hard

Consider a career in carpentry

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Consider a career in carpentry

Planning your future after your military career has ended can be overwhelming, but should be inspiring with a world of opportunity and options. Transitioning into the civilian world can be smooth if you choose a career that coincides with your previous experiences and skills. For many, a trade career in

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