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JBLM volleyball player leads Air Force to title

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JBLM volleyball player leads Air Force to title

Establishing dominance by the end of the second day of the three-day tournament, the Air Force men's and women's teams were on the path to gold early at the 2018 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 7-11. Felicia Clement, a second lieutenant with the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Travis supports Kilauea volcano relief efforts

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Travis supports Kilauea volcano relief efforts

A C-5M Super Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, California, departed May 15 to deliver a double recirculating cement mixer trailer to the island of Hawaii. The trailer will be used in support of Kilauea volcano relief efforts. Getting the trailer to Hawaii quickly is critical because volcanic activity is disturbing

NASCAR driver to honor fallen airman

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NASCAR driver to honor fallen airman

It has been more than 15 years since U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott Sather died in combat in Iraq. But on Sunday, May 27, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray will carry Sather's name on his windshield around the track as part of a Memorial Day weekend tribute

Astoria, Oregon

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Astoria, Oregon

Astoria is a magical town. It's everything a historic port city should be: hills filled with Victorian homes, a historic downtown, eclectic shopping and delectable dining. The town has such a good mix of things to do that it is equally perfect for a family getaway or a couple's retreat.

Get to gardening!

Military Life

Get to gardening!

There's something intensely satisfying about toiling in the garden on a cool summer morning. Whether it's the feel of damp soil clinging to the underside of your nails or the plucking of sun-ripened vegetables from the vine -- the act of gardening can bring you a sense of "Zen" that

Taking the fight underground

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Taking the fight underground

Lancers of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, with the assistance of the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence completed a five-day exercise focused on subterranean operations at a remote underground facility in Washington state, May 14-18. The subterranean operational environment, which dates as far back as the Civil War

The return of Blue Star Museums

Military Life

The return of Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums 2018 kicks off Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and a variety of museums in all 50 states. Since 2010, the Blue Star Museums program has offered free

Memorial Day commemoration in Tumwater

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Memorial Day commemoration in Tumwater

Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Tumwater will host its 37th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Monday, May 28, at 2 p.m. This event will be held in conjunction with American Legion Post 100. A few days prior to the event, Mills & Mills will have placed flags

JBLM will host new SFAB

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JBLM will host new SFAB

The Department of the Army announced late last week that the new 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will be stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "We are honored that the Army has chosen JBLM to host one of the active-duty SFABs here," said Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, I Corps and JBLM

JBLM spouse honored for her service

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JBLM spouse honored for her service

Inspired by the generosity and kindness of others, Krista Simpson Anderson sought to help people the way she and her family were helped after her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Michael Simpson, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2013. "Always lead by example and let your testimony be the light for

Best Warrior Competition

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Best Warrior Competition

A permanent profile couldn't stop Sgt. 1st Class Aram Jacques from outperforming most of his fellow competitors. May 17 marked the fourth and final day of the I Corps' Best Warrior Competition and Headquarters and the Headquarters Detachment 109th, 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade first sergeant outscored all but one

Army beats Navy for the Commander's Cup

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Army beats Navy for the Commander's Cup

Army soldiers and Navy seamen competed in the 20th Commander's Cup rugby match on Rainier Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 19. The JBLM-based Army team leapt to an early 27-point lead over the Bremerton-based Navy team. The Navy team failed to get on the scoreboard until the second half. The

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

That scorching, shining orb in the sky gets us Pacific Northwesterners all twitterpated! Well, for now anyways. Goodness knows, once the temps rise above 80 degrees we will begin to melt and our exuberance will wane. But for now, we can celebrate that our "summer days" have finally arrived. And

Habit Burger Grill

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Habit Burger Grill

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head to Tacoma this week to get their burger fix at the newest addition, The Habit Burger Grill. The California chain has already expanded elsewhere in the PNW, now Tacoma can see what all the fuss is about. JACKIE: Westgate is about to become the burger destination.

Summer Movie Preview

South Sound Cinema

Summer Movie Preview

This summer will give us another impossible mission for Tom Cruise and a young Han Solo going solo and more Jurassic mayhem, but I'm not highlighting any of those films in my annual roundup of the June-to-September movies I'm most excited to see. Nor am I including The Incredibles 2, The

Back to Life

Music

Back to Life

In the Pacific Northwest, it can sometimes feel like no one ever truly leaves for good, especially in Washington. If you're an artistic type, there exists a healthy cycle of rising up through the local ranks, cutting your teeth on the strange and occasionally prickly scene, before uprooting and going

The shoe fits

Stage

The shoe fits

Olympia Family Theater premiered Cinder Edna five years ago, almost to the day, and now they're bringing it back with some revisions and a larger cast. A local actor not involved in either production called it a legend and wondered if it was too soon to bring it back. I

Traditional, recognizable and pretty

Arts

Traditional, recognizable and pretty

Two big shows are running simultaneously at American Art Company, "Women in Wood" and the "32nd NW Pastel Society International Exhibit." As if that were not enough, they are also showing some excellent fiber art, including some terrific work by local favorite Jill Nordfors Clark. "Women in Wood" features wood pieces

2018 Memorial Day Guide

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2018 Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who served their country but have since departed this world. An opportunity to bow our heads and remember those we loved. From the largest Memorial Day remembrance in the area, to highlights of veterans and organizations,

Vacationing in University Place

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Vacationing in University Place

When talking about University Place, you may be tempted to refer to it as a quiet, waterfront neighborhood of Tacoma. You might also be tempted to call it sleepy, or maybe wave your hand dismissively when a friend asks, ‘what's there to do in UP?' because you're pretty sure there's

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