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GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise money for local soldier

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GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise money for local soldier

On Oct. 6, Staff Sgt. Ian Ives was critically injured by an IED explosion while deployed to Afghanistan. The Puyallup resident is currently at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is undergoing treatment to include multiple surgeries for his extensive injuries.  AD: Couple counseling on JBLM

Veterans Day freebies

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Veterans Day freebies

In honor of Veterans Day, many local restaurants, businesses and attractions are offering free admission, a meal, or discounts for Veterans Day. In order to receive a discount, you must show proof of military service such as a VA Universal Access Card, military ID, DD-214 (discharge papers), Veterans Service Organization

Step up your care package game with Creative & Co.

Military Life

Step up your care package game with Creative & Co.

Many of us are veterans of multiple deployments, and our care package game may be getting a little stale. Join military spouse Mailani Cappaert, owner of Creative & Co., for a workshop on stepping up your care package game. What makes the best care package? Find out Nov. 9 from 11

Enjoy a late fall getaway to Canada’s Okanagan region

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Enjoy a late fall getaway to Canada’s Okanagan region

Kelowna, British Columbia, is considered the gateway to the Okanagan Valley. The city sits on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by vineyards and wineries, orchards, mountains and many provincial parks (the Canadian equivalent to U.S. state or national parks). Situated in an area packed with things to do, Kelowna

South Hill - a popular neighborhood with JBLM families

Military Life

South Hill - a popular neighborhood with JBLM families

The South Hill community is located above the south side of the Puyallup River Valley in Pierce County. It has become increasingly popular with military families stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) because of its proximity to the base and a good school system. Steve Gilpartick, Community Sales Manager for Lungren

Real estate is a flexible career for military spouses

Military Life

Real estate is a flexible career for military spouses

For many military spouses, the constant moves and fluctuations of the military life can wreak havoc on their career goals, and military spouse April Johns is all too familiar with that scenario. "Being a military spouse for the last 13 years, we have moved to four different duty stations. I have

Historic Fort Steilacoom predates JBLM

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Historic Fort Steilacoom predates JBLM

You may have noticed the older buildings on the grounds of Western State Hospital in Lakewood. They are what remains of what was Fort Steilacoom, a military base which predates the Civil War, and four buildings from the original fort are open to the public the first Sunday of the

West Yellowstone, Montana, Adventure Gateway

Travel

West Yellowstone, Montana, Adventure Gateway

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most visited in the United States, with the number of visitors peaking in the summer months. In October, those numbers slow down before the park roads close in early November. This makes fall a perfect time of year to visit, and the town

JBLM soccer team brings home 2nd place trophy

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JBLM soccer team brings home 2nd place trophy

On Labor Day weekend, 14 Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) soldiers and two airmen competed in the Military Defender's Cup Soccer tournament in San Antonio, Texas. "The Defender's Cup tournament is open to all branches of the DoD," said Capt. Micheal Awoyomi, Plans Officer, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, who serves as head

Exploring Mount St. Helens up close inspires awe

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Exploring Mount St. Helens up close inspires awe

There are a couple of different ways to explore Mount St. Helens, and this trip focuses on where to get the best views of the eruption site. About a two-hour drive at its furthest point on the Spirit Lake Highway, which dead ends at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, the drive from

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