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2019 Spring 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.

A resource for Puget Sound families.

JBLM fun in the sun

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JBLM fun in the sun

For most of us, it feels like winter has overstayed its welcome. The snow-covered ground was beautiful for a minute, but we are eagerly awaiting the warmer days of spring and summer. It is so close we can practically taste it. We know that the...

How to make friends at a new duty station

Military Life

How to make friends at a new duty station

You can say I am an expert at PCSing, as I have completed 30 moves and experienced these adventures as a child, servicemember, and now a spouse. Each has its own challenges, especially if you tend to be more introverted. Just remember, for...

To homeschool or not to homeschool

Military Life

To homeschool or not to homeschool

At some point in the constant movement of being a military family, it may have crossed your mind that homeschooling could be a better option for your kids than constantly changing schools. Between the school systems, bullying, and stress of...

Golf courses and  facilities on JBLM

Outdoors

Golf courses and facilities on JBLM

They may not realize it when they are headed for a station at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but military members fond of the links now have easy access to world-class golf as part of their privileges. Of course, the Pacific Northwest made golf news...

Spring and summer events near JBLM

Outdoors

Spring and summer events near JBLM

You don't have to travel far to experience some of Washington's best and most famous fairs, parades and festivals.

Spring and Summer Military Support Events

Military Life

Spring and Summer Military Support Events

The following is a list of Northwest Military's Spring and Summer Military Support Events -- sponsored by USAA. The best way to learn about upcoming events is to pick up a Ranger, Airlifter or JBLM Living newspaper, go to northwestmilitary.com,...

Developing lifelong learners

Military Life

Developing lifelong learners

Being a servicemember is a rewarding and hectic career path, and finding adequate childcare is essential in order for military personnel to rest assured that their children are in safe and capable hands. For some families, off-base daycare sites...

Five local museums you may not have heard about

Attractions

Five local museums you may not have heard about

Tacoma has a well renowned museum district, but these five local gems are spread throughout Pierce County. Each has its own charm and captures the joy of collecting something you are passionate about.

The best grocery stores near JBLM

Military Life

The best grocery stores near JBLM

Sometimes having to say goodbye to your favorite store is the worst part of moving. As mothers, wives, human beings -- planning for the next meal is a large part of how we spend our time, and for some it's an enjoyable experience. Meal planning...

The City of Destiny tour by light rail

Military Life

The City of Destiny tour by light rail

With a vibrant and lively downtown arts and culture scene flourishing amidst an ongoing revitalization, it doesn't take too much effort to quickly fill up a day trip to the city of Tacoma. Located just north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord on...

A night out at the ballpark

Attractions

A night out at the ballpark

Congratulations, baseball fans. After a frigid winter and a snowstorm for the ages, warm nights at the ballpark have returned.

A banquet on the boards

Stage

A banquet on the boards

"All the world's a stage," the Bard famously said, "tho' only certain parts deserve to charge admission." Or perhaps we're misremembering. In any case, the South Sound is resplendent with theatrical talent, from amateur, outdoor Elizabethans to...

Top 10 breakfast sweet treats

Features

Top 10 breakfast sweet treats

I'm a firm believer in living life to the fullest -- at least when it comes to sweets. "Life is short, eat dessert first" is my motto. With that said, is there any better way to start the day than with a sweet breakfast? Pancakes, waffles, French...

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