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Welcome to JBLM … a base that has it all

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Welcome to JBLM … a base that has it all

Welcome to Joint Base Lewis McChord. To help ease your transition to the area, I have outlined some practical and useful information to get you settled in and well on your way to living the full Pacific Northwest life. Must Do First If you're a parent, then first thing's first. You must take

Where to stay when on-base lodging is full

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Where to stay when on-base lodging is full

Holidays and PCS season often find lodging at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with no room at the inn. Whether you like your lodging brand new or historic, there are options just outside the gates of JBLM. DuPont offers newer lodging and is close to restaurants and shops. Two hotels are located

Sipping beer in Bend

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Sipping beer in Bend

There are 26 breweries in Bend, Oregon, which is the most breweries per capita in the state of Oregon according to Visit Bend and Craft Beer Oregon. Naturally, we tried to drink a beer at every single one of them during a long weekend this summer. We failed. But only

The MWR Fall Guide

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The MWR Fall Guide

This fall, JBLM Morale, Welfare, and Recreation has a wide variety of activities for soldiers and family members. Experience an assortment of regularly scheduled activities as well as holiday-themed events. From wine tasting and happy hours, to fun runs and golf specials, this fall will be your best yet.SeptemberCosmic Black

TRICARE Prime around JBLM

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TRICARE Prime around JBLM

There are many options for medical treatment through Tricare Prime while stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Tricare Prime is the medical plan that has no enrollment fees or copays for active-duty military families. In the JBLM area you have two options, the Puget Sound Military Health System which includes

Hidden gems near JBLM

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Hidden gems near JBLM

Quaint towns and fun activities surround Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Traffic can be challenging and its nice to have places to visit that don't involve getting on Interstate 5. Most people are familiar with the city of DuPont, but they are thinking of the modern, planned community of Northwest Landing with its

Welcome to the Northwest

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Welcome to the Northwest

If you are holding a copy of this 2018 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, The Ranger, NW Airlifter or JBLM Living, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. Welcome to the Northwest! This

2018 Fall Welcome Guide

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2018 Fall Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see.  Click the link below and start your journey today. Click here

Tacoma Restaurant Week

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Tacoma Restaurant Week

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back in October. Keep checking back as more restaurants and menus are added. If your restaurant would like to participate, please call Ken Swarner at (253) 584-1212, or email publisher@northwestmilitary.com. Below are the menus of participating restaurants during October 2018's TRW: Lunch Menus Boathouse 19 C.I. Shenanigan's Indochine Johnny's Dock Lobster Shop Table 47 at

Alaska road tripping

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Alaska road tripping

You made it to Anchorage for a weekend excursion, but you find yourself itching to get out of town. The towering mountains, blue glaciers and rippling lakes are calling your name ... So, what are you going to do? Follow the calling, of course, and embark on a road trip

The Sonics are Tacoma

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The Sonics are Tacoma

There's no need to mince words, here, so let's just begin with two irrefutable statements: The Sonics are one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and they are, perhaps more than any other band, synonymous with Tacoma. Call them the godfathers of punk, call them profoundly influential to

Get wrecked

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Get wrecked

It isn't often most people get to say this, but holy hand grenade: That's a lot of beads. Shipwreck Beads is a quick jog off Interstate 5 from the Marvin Road exit in Lacey. First-time visitors, lured, no doubt, by the catchy radio jingle, are often stunned into an overwhelmed silence,

Build a Burger

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Build a Burger

ANNOUNCER: On the prowl for a strip mall gem, Jackie and Dutch caught wind of the newly opened Build a Burger and high-tailed it down Tacoma Mall Boulevard to check it out.    JACKIE: You could easily miss Build a Burger as you zip down the Boulevard, but you'd be missing out

‘Women in Wood’ at American Art Company

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‘Women in Wood’ at American Art Company

"Women in Wood" continues through Sept. 15 at American Art Company, showcasing turned wood pieces by 13 women woodworkers from around the country, including Helga Winter, Betty Scarpino, Cindy Drozda, Dixie Biggs, Donna Zils Banfield and Barbara Dill. As a bonus, Winter is showing eight pieces from a new series

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

The scorching hot temps and smoky skies might have you feeling otherwise, but summer days are waning. With that, festival season will come to a close, patios will put up their chairs and foodie festivities will revolve around pumpkin spice and family gatherings. This weekend, though, there are still a

Ruthless!

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Ruthless!

The subtitle "the stage mother of all musicals" only begins to hint at what this campy musical is all about. It is a parody on just about everything, from Gypsy and Mame to The Bad Seed and All About Eve, and most of the female actors belt out their songs

A hodgepodge of art at Art House Designs

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A hodgepodge of art at Art House Designs

Olympia's Art House Designs is not your typical art gallery. They seldom have regularly scheduled shows. Rather, it is more like an art fair or a funhouse of contemporary art with prints, paintings, ceramics and sculptures by more than 30 artists, including such popular local artists as Barlow Palminteri, Simon

TMP Turns 25

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TMP Turns 25

It's a continued astonishment to look at calendars, week after week, and see how much amazing theater we get to enjoy in Tacoma over the year. Over the past few months, we at the Weekly Volcano have shined the spotlight on two local theaters as they prepare for their new seasons --

Narai Asian Cuisine

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Narai Asian Cuisine

ANNOUNCER: With so many places in the South Sound to get Asian food, Jackie and Dutch head south to Olympia this week to check out Narai Asian Cuisine. This family-owned business offers classes in Thai cooking, dancing and language in addition to serving up their inspired dishes. Jackie and Dutch

South Sound spirits

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South Sound spirits

Craft distilleries are still a fairly new concept in the South Sound region. It wasn't until 2008 that distilleries were legal in the state of Washington. So, in the past 10 years, we've gone from having not a one, to a select few, and now the distilling scene is picking

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