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JBLM Couple shares entrepreneurial spirit

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JBLM Couple shares entrepreneurial spirit

Fitness is no stranger to the Anneser household. The power couple - made up of Jeanne and Donald Anneser - met at a Connecticut YMCA in 2006, where Donald was attending the University of Hartford and Jeanne was attending the University of Connecticut. "We used the same attachments on the cable

Surviving childhood cancer

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Surviving childhood cancer

As parents, we hate to see our children sick. From mild colds to hospital stays brought on by accidents, when our children aren't feeling well, our hearts yearn to see them back in full health. But for two local Joint Base Lewis-McChord families, the harsh reality of childhood cancer has

JBLM spouse group trains for marathon

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JBLM spouse group trains for marathon

Ask 10 runners why they run, and odds are you will get 10 different responses. Some run solely to keep fit; others run because the military makes them. But every now and again, someone runs for the fun of it. These individuals typically will list running as their hobby and have numerous

Spouse volunteers at equine facility

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Spouse volunteers at equine facility

Many words could be used to describe Army spouse Kelli McMorris. Patriotic, caring, funny, kind and humble are words that first come to mind. Those who know her also know her love for her hobbies, namely tending to her lavish garden and her passion for animals. It is of no

Local group helps Servicemembers, veterans with PTSD

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Local group helps Servicemembers, veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Suicide prevention. It is safe to say that the Army and Joint Base Lewis-McChord have put these issues at the forefront of every safety briefing, website, Facebook page, and even on banners tied to the airfield fence line at Gray Army Airfield.

Military Jeepers group on JBLM

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Military Jeepers group on JBLM

As those affiliated with the military will tell you, it often feels like a big family. Friends met through the military can become close; neighbors are willing to watch your children at the drop of a hat, and a barracks roommate will meet you on the side of the highway

Tacoma Job Club: A Resource for Job Seekers

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Tacoma Job Club: A Resource for Job Seekers

Whether you need to work on your interview, your resume, or want to strengthen your network, joining Tacoma Job Club can help you on your way. This unique resource strives to help its members sharpen their competitive edge in the job market, provide support, and help one another make connections

The Modified Dolls

Military Life

The Modified Dolls

Army wife Amanda Tomasura is a busy body to say the least. She stays home with three children, ages five, three and 16 months, all the while running a boutique from home and also going to school full time as a pre-nursing student. Though the schedule is packed, her husband

JBLM Spouse sheds weight, starts mission to help others

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JBLM Spouse sheds weight, starts mission to help others

Army spouse Tamera Chapman wasn't always fitness driven - in fact, her unhappiness with being overweight catapulted her into a depression. Exacerbated by fatigue even after a full night's rest, and secluding herself in her house to avoid the uncomfortable Okinawa, Japan heat, she hit rock bottom in November of

Spouse Resiliency Training:  Medical Department Offers Online Assistance

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Spouse Resiliency Training: Medical Department Offers Online Assistance

Resilience training is evident throughout the Army, in several different forms. At any point in his or her career, a Soldier will have gone through a resiliency class - which might pertain to "Institutional Resilience" that focuses on their career, or "Operational Resilience" that focuses on preparing for and managing

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Santa Says you need beads - head to Lacey

Starting from humble beginnings in the late 1960s, what was once an 800-square-foot antique store in Mud Bay is now an 80,000-square-foot bead warehouse and showroom. Throughout the years, Shipwreck Beads in Lacey has transformed into focusing solely on beads and making a name for itself

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Free Yoga Inspired Kit for PTSD

Stigma can be defined as a "mark of shame, or discredit". Social stigmas are everywhere, with some even have tv shows dedicated to them; for example, "Taboo" on National Geographic often tells of adult themed obsessions, while on MTV's series of "Real Life" shows youth of America undergoing addictions, body

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Outrigger Canoe Club Welcomes Spring

The weather is turning beautiful here out in the Pacific Northwest, and within weeks we are graced with sunshine in return for the rainy hardship of winter. For those wanting a unique, challenging experience on the water, Kikaha O Ke Kai Outrigger Canoe Club has exactly what you are looking

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Playgroud Notes

Do you have a mini princess on your hands? Perhaps a Disney diva who refuses to wear anything but sparkly slippers and tiaras? Well on Saturday, April 14th, she will have a chance to shine. The party will be held at the Lakewood Community Center, which will be transformed into

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McChord Spouse Utilizes Pampered Chef for Debt Relief

Jennifer Bargiel started with Pampered Chef in 2007. At the time, this Spanaway resident and her family were stationed at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada. "I first heard about it from my best friend. I love to cook and she knew it!  She

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Secret weapon helps JBLM unit capture football title

For chaplains around the Army, bonding with Soldiers is an absolute must. It can be done quietly through personal talks before, during, and after duty hours. But one chaplain at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is determined to strengthen his relationship with Soldiers at every given opportunity, including through the use

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Airmen beautification project benefits school, Tillicum community

Cold weather and the threat of rain did not stop volunteers from showing up at Tillicum Elementary on Veteran's Day for a project to beautify the school grounds. Airmen from the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron joined Vietnam veterans, citizens of the community, more than two dozen Target employees and representatives from

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The Harmon thanks soldiers

GOTSA TO HAVE MORE BELL >>> The Harmon group in Tacoma is feeding 60 soldiers from the 1st Special Forces Group, along with their spouses. Not only will dinner and beer be provided, but also each Soldier will be receiving a dozen roses to give to their loved one. Finishing the

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