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Get railroaded

Rarely do kids and grownups agree on entertainment. Usually, activities that make kids squeal with excitement grownups find, at best, irritating. Kids like cartoons and playgrounds. Grownups like John Malkovich movies and the Jim Lehrer News Hour. Finding something that kids and grownups can agree on is usually a tall

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

I recently spent about a million dollars at Target shopping for school supplies. It was a harsh reality check summer is almost over. The good news, you can stop worrying about your "summer bod" intentions (I mean, I'm team body positivity and really love food so you can imagine that

Shakespearean storm at Olympia’s Port

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Shakespearean storm at Olympia’s Port

Shakespeare's The Tempest, performed in front of the viewing tower at Olympia's Port Plaza, is a beautifully staged outdoor performance of one of the Bard's last and most challenging plays. It opens with the crash of thunder and lightning in a chaotic scene of a storm at sea performed in

Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

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Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

ANNOUNCER: With several restaurants already covering much of western Washington, Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya bring their internationally popular Japanese dishes to the Tacoma Mall. Known for authentic recipes and bold flavors, Dutch and Jackie brave the back-to-school shoppers for a bowl of ramen. JACKIE: I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised

Hells Canyon -- a scenic wonder without the crowds

Travel

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,

Vehicle scams leaving servicemembers feeling overheated

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Vehicle scams leaving servicemembers feeling overheated

According to a recent Better Business Bureau study, servicemembers are more susceptible to fraud than average consumers. In fact, scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have been attempting to fool soldiers and airmen into thinking they are working with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to broker the sale

¡Olé!

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¡Olé!

The term bullfighting tends to evoke images of brave, Spanish toreros in traditional Andalusian costumes called trajes de luces (suits of lights), flamboyantly sweeping their gold and magenta capotes (dress capes) to misdirect angry bulls. (Fun fact: Bulls are color blind. The capotes are red only to obscure bloodstains.) Indeed,

Budgeting tips for PCS moves

Military Life

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

Eleven medical soldiers earn EFMB award

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Eleven medical soldiers earn EFMB award

Eleven medical professionals earned the Expert Field Medical Badge Aug. 14 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The badge is designed to test soldiers both physically and mentally during 144 hours of testing in a one-week period. Seventy-four soldiers began the competition Aug. 8 with the Army Physical Fitness Test and a 60-question

JBLM youth honored

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JBLM youth honored

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America recognized its national military youth of the year Thursday during a banquet in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. Two of the six candidates vying for the national title represented Army families. Among guest speakers were Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith, the Army's inspector general,

Proactive warriors

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Proactive warriors

The same resources and expertise the Army is using to build high performing units and ready and resilient soldiers can now be utilized by soldiers, commanders and leaders in executing the Army Body Composition Program (ABCP) according to the updated version of Army Regulation 600-9. The Army is incorporating tenets of

National Immunization Awareness Month

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National Immunization Awareness Month

Each month of the year has its own special observances. August has National Immunization Awareness to highlight the importance of vaccinations. Vaccinations aren't just for children, though. Adults, and especially expectant mothers, need vaccinations, too. With school coming around the corner, unit deployments and flu season, the 341st Healthcare Operations Squadron's immunization

New 627th ABG commander

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New 627th ABG commander

Photo: Maj. Gen. John Gordy II, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, passes the colors to Col. Patrick O’Sullivan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord deputy garrison commander and commander of the 627th Air Base Group at an assumption of command ceremony Aug. 19 on McChord Field. During an early morning ceremony

SPOUSE magazine - August 2019

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - August 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the August 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Staycation at a historic B&B <<< In the spirit <<< Kobrew <<< Leaving the nest 101 <<< AAFES expanding layaway program <<< Wildlife on JBLM <<< Explore Port Townsend's maritime charm

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Pinwheel Catering's Herban Café

The corner lot that briefly housed Ezell’s Chicken (tasty southern cuisine), will soon be home to a full service restaurant with catering capabilities. Owners Stephen and Gretchen Nogler are moving Garden Café from Sumner to Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue. A large banner on the outside of the building announces a December

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Stoked holiday season

I can’t wait to get this week over with because I have soooo much to look forward to during the holiday season, especially since I’ve taken Dec. 21 to Jan. 3 off from work. YAH! Sure, there’s Christmas and all, but the day after that is much better in my world

The madness of theater

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The madness of theater

Though its setting is established as a cozy lake house getaway, much of The Seagull feels as though it takes place in a nightmarish purgatory where writers and actors -- suffused with every choking bit of egotism, depression, insanity, megalomania, and grinding fraud complexes -- are forced to endure one

Lux Perpetua Coffee

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Lux Perpetua Coffee

ANNOUNCER: After visiting the McKinley District to check out Dusty's Hideaway, Dutch and Jackie spied another newcomer to the neighborhood, Lux Perpetua Coffee. Needing some caffeination, the two made a quick stop to check it out. JACKIE: Artsy skateboard decks adorn the walls (though, with a rotating gallery these things may

'The Simpsons' invade TAM

Arts

'The Simpsons' invade TAM

There's never been a show like Bart at TAM: Animating America's Favorite Family at Tacoma Art Museum. One of the larger galleries at TAM has been turned into the home of the Simpsons: Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa and Maggie, and many of the 80 some odd supporting characters from America's

446th Airlift Wing volunteer takes lead

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446th Airlift Wing volunteer takes lead

On her way to visit family in West Virginia, Staff Sgt. Clara Mailloux of the 446th Maintenance Squadron, made a pit stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to meet up with friend James Thornton. The two had not seen each other since they met at Aviation Structural Mechanic School training in Pensacola,

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