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Military kids' schools, spouse ratings, lower or flat at JBLM

    WASHINGTON (AFNS & Ranger Staff) -- The Department of the Air Force released its 2021 assessment that details how states provide support military families.  At Joint Base Lewis-McChord ratings in 2021 compared to 2019 were mostly down or unchanged when compared to 157 Air Force and joint base installations across the

Two local trails to explore

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Two local trails to explore

As the dog days of summer linger on, there is no better time to get out and explore two local trails. And yes Fido can join the family on your adventures as well.  Some people might not know that behind Dupont City Hall is the entrance to Sequalitchew Creek Trail. Visitors

Salute for military kids

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Salute for military kids

While military members and their spouses choose a military career, their children do not. But, those same kids have to make sacrifices for their country just like mom and dad. They leave friends, change schools, go through life with a parent deployed ... sometimes in scary places. Military children know all too well

Join the fun at the Pierce County Fair

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Join the fun at the Pierce County Fair

The Pierce County Fair is right around the corner, starting Thursday, Aug. 12 and running through Sunday, Aug. 15. After a year off with only a virtual event, it's exciting to get back in person for the fair's 74th year to smell the food vendors, pet the animals and scream

Carbs please

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Carbs please

When we're hungry, tired, happy, moody, or excited - carbs are always the answer. And what cuisine has the most carb loaded options? Italian. So, we set out to help others that feel the same way and found the best Italian food in the South Sound.  Macaluso's Italian Restaurant is a

Transportation and parking options for SeaTac Airport

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Transportation and parking options for SeaTac Airport

As travel plans get booked for the summer and all final details locked down, determining how to get to and from the airport can be the last pain point needing to be solved. Being stationed in a place where family and friends may not be easily accessible for support, finding

Maj. Gen. John A. Hemphill dies

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Maj. Gen. John A. Hemphill dies

Retired Maj. Gen. John A. Hemphill passed away at his home in Steilacoom, WA on May 20, 2021. A native of Boise, Idaho, he was a 1951 graduate of the United Stated Military Academy at West Point, New York. For the next 34 years he had a distinguished

More changes at JBLM

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More changes at JBLM

Several hot button topics made it to the forefront of Tuesday's scheduled virtual townhall meeting via Facebook. I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander, Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed online watchers regarding not only COVID-related impacts, but also base housing concerns, and the opening of the new Children's Museum on Lewis-Main. "I

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Armed Forces Day Word Scramble Contest Terms & Conditions

  NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at the https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWMARMEDFORCESDAY and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open

Base life returning to normal

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Base life returning to normal

A year after COVID restrictions closed most services on base, life is starting to return to normal with more openings of services and programs. Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials updated the community Monday also discussing on-base housing turnovers, youth sports, and vaccines. Lt. Gen. Ray George, JBLM and I Corps commander reiterated that

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