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Camp Eagle

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Camp Eagle

Once again, Camp Eagle landed at Carter Lake Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and gathered children under its wings to keep them on the learning path. For the last 10 years, Charter Lake has sponsored a special four-day event featuring presenters from such organizations as Fire Station 106, JBLM

Senior trip to Vietnam

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Senior trip to Vietnam

Local high school graduate Cody Anderson decided that the best place for a senior trip was Vietnam. He had been there twice before, and both his grandfathers fought in the Vietnam War. Several other seniors on the trip had military connections. Jake March had a grandfather and uncle who served

First Americans killed in Vietnam

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First Americans killed in Vietnam

James McGovern and Wallace Buford are credited as the first American combatants killed in Vietnam after being shot down May 6, 1954 during the last full day of combat over the valley of Dien Bien Phu. Before entering the conflict, McGovern was already a legend in the Air Force, and

Coping with PTSD through poetry

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Coping with PTSD through poetry

Lon Cole's life was once filled with space and time - space and time in Vietnam as a Navy corpsman, space and time in business, space and time with his family, and the space and time to think and reflect on his life. As a poet with Alzheimer's disease, his

The most knowledgeable used bookseller in Tacoma

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The most knowledgeable used bookseller in Tacoma

Used bookseller Jerry Culpepper has always had great expectations. Born in Tacoma he decided early to stay and find his deliverance in town. With wife Michele Martin, he owns Culpepper Books at 2521 N. Proctor, one of the few remaining independent bookstores in the area, and one of the most

Lt. Gen. Lanza: The new Army requires new leadership

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Lt. Gen. Lanza: The new Army requires new leadership

Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, believes the new Army requires new leadership, new modes of thought and new motivation. His presentation, Jan. 15 at the University of Washington in Seattle, "Building Agile and Adaptive Leaders for a Complex Environment," illustrated those

Vietnam veteran's salute at Lewis-McChord

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Vietnam veteran's salute at Lewis-McChord

The old films are fading; the battle footage turning yellow; the color growing fainter with each year; the airplanes are stuttering in the air; the trucks and tanks growing dim. The photographs are starting to disappear; the images receding into the past. These are not the films of Word War

JBLM airmen receive awards, including Silver Star, for heroic actions in Afghanistan

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JBLM airmen receive awards, including Silver Star, for heroic actions in Afghanistan

Doctors presently call the event, talked about by Buddhists and Taoists for centuries, single-minded focus - a person's ability to discard everything outside the present task. Six airmen were honored for their single-minded focus in combat in Afghanistan during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Aug. 18. The airmen, Tech.

62nd Airlift Wing and 42nd MP Brigade joint train for rapid deployment from JBLM

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62nd Airlift Wing and 42nd MP Brigade joint train for rapid deployment from JBLM

Backing a fully loaded military truck and trailer up a ramp and into the hold of an air force transport aircraft is much like pushing a rope uphill. Add the contrast of a glairing, cloudless day against a dark cavernous pit and even the most experienced driver would start to

JBLM officer Giovanna Camacho selected for All-Army Boxing Trial Camp

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JBLM officer Giovanna Camacho selected for All-Army Boxing Trial Camp

Pound for pound, 2nd Lt. Giovanna Camacho, a female boxer stationed with the 2-3 Infantry Patriots, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is not just intelligent but also a petite, pocket, powerhouse in the ring. So much fury packed into her 106 pounds is difficult to

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Awards for 2nd Battalion

The Battalion Memorial, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is about as far away from the battlefields in Afghanistan as a soldier can get. At the Memorial May 19, members of the U.S. Army Rangers from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were presented with a Silver Star, Bronze Star Medals for valor, and

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Local serviceman given Howard O. Scott Award

No one better exemplifies the Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member of the Year Award for 2017 than Master Sgt. David Lom, a drilling reservist at Battalion-23, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The award memorializes Howard Scott, a Tacoma resident who, after serving in World War II, returned to the city and became

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McChord Field honors National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a week of activities

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 19, but at Joint Base Lewis-McChord - McChord Field the respects begin Sept. 15 at Memorial Grove and conclude Sept. 19 at The Club at McChord Field Ballroom. The annual recognition is to remember and honor those who have sacrificed so valiantly

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2-75th Ranger Regiment changes hands at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

During a week of hot weather, heavy clouds and a cold snap threatening when Lt. Col. James B. Bartholomees assumed command of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from Col. Gregory K. Anderson, July 24 at Watkins Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he inherited a unit with a long and proud fighting

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Tacoma boxer Mike Gavronski part of ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights July 11

Tacoma boxer Mike Gavronski (14-0-1 10KO) continues his rise in the boxing ranks when he returns to the ring at Little Creek Casino, in Shelton, July 11 as the main event of a televised ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights event. Gavronski's climb from Hilltop to Mountaintop has

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Heather McClung: From Curtis Jr. High to Schooner Exact Brewing Co.

Former University Place photographer Heather McClung is rapidly becoming Seattle's Baroness of beer. As co-owner of Schooner Exact Brewing Co., she had never tasted a beer until she entered college. She is presently president of the Washington Brewers' Guild. Running a business can lead a person to drink, especially if

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