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Take a walk by the water

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Take a walk by the water

From the local waters of Puget Sound, to the many hidden inlets, rivers and lakes, the South Puget Sound region is a waterfront paradise. Boardwalks and trails are boundless here and make you feel (almost) like walking on water. Places that you can see for miles with magnificent views and

Where to get great plants

Military Life

Where to get great plants

If you want to make a statement in your garden this summer, knowing where to resource unique plants, and knowing how to save, are two concepts every green thumb should know.  We are blessed to garden in Zone 8b (that is how you define the South Sound) because most plants are

Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

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Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

Once again, we provide our annual Summer Guide of the great Northwest -- a compilation of ideas to help you engage directly with all that the region offers. Of course, things are a little different this year than in the past. Just how does a media company present ideas for the

Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

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Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up on the housing

JBLM to partially re-open

News Front

JBLM to partially re-open

Some services will open on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) earlier than others, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Openings this Saturday, May 2, will be Whispering Firs Golf Course, the MWR Skeet and Archery Ranges, Solo Point, and the Off Road Vehicle Park. There

Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

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Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corp and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) commander said Tuesday afternoon that he had planned to stick with Washington state guidelines in effect (at that moment in time) until May 4; however, 90 minutes after the CG's announcement during a JBLM Town Hall, Washington State Governor

Some Commissary prices could rise

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Some Commissary prices could rise

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) saw fewer new cases of COVID-19 this past week, but medical staff are getting the disease, and officials said some prices at the Commissary will likely rise. Lt. Gen Randy George, I Corps and JBLM commander, held his weekly Facebook Live event Tuesday, leading off with the

News Front

Currently deployed units extended?

I Corps and JBLM Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed the larger Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community, Tuesday, during a Facebook Live event, indicating that it is possible some currently deployed units from JBLM could be extended longer than planned. George had little more to say on that subject other than

News Front

Base update

If there was a common theme Tuesday during Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) command update on Facebook Live, it was don't listen to rumors, and if you aren't getting what you need, call the general's hotline number. To dispel the most prevalent question, yes, according to Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps

Depression doesn’t require meds

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Depression doesn’t require meds

(Photo: Dr. Jonathan Downar works with a local patient). Depression isn't your fault. It is a medical condition -- an inhibition of sorts in your brain. And like any physical problem, there are medical solutions. But that doesn't mean you have to take a regimen of pharmaceuticals, some which cause side-effects. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,

Welcome to The Evergreen State!

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Welcome to The Evergreen State!

If you are reading a copy of this 2020 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events.  Welcome to The Evergreen State! The active military have been our neighbors

JBLM feels impact

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JBLM feels impact

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) continues to adjust along with the rest of the world in light of the COVID-19 virus. Services and changes to schedules went into effect this week. The following are bullet points based on a recent command brief presented by I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George,

Curl like an Olympian

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Curl like an Olympian

An Olympic career is not out of the question. Have you seen those folks playing what looks a little like shuffleboard on the ice? That could be you one day on the podium -- a gold medalist in the sport of curling. After all, we aren't talking about zero percent body

Twenty-five centenarians honored by US Family Health

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Twenty-five centenarians honored by US Family Health

Joining US Family Health Plans doesn't guarantee reaching 100 years old, however, one centenarian credited the military healthcare program for his recent 103rd birthday. David Edwards, a retired Navy commander and West Seattle resident referenced the healthcare program when asked the secret to living over 100 years. "US Family Health, of course,"

Military Life

Gardening on JBLM and beyond

Welcome to Zone 8b. Gardening in Western Washington may be a new experience for you with changes in temperature, soil types and other conditions, however, if you had a green thumb where you lived before, with a little know how and planning, your plants should fit right in. Of course,

It's a jungle out there

Travel

It's a jungle out there

You probably already know about the zoo in Tacoma, or you have visited the Aquarium in Seattle, but did you know you could pet a baby grizzly bear in Oregon, or touch a shark just over the border in California?  How about driving through not one but two wild animal

Head to the beach

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Head to the beach

Ocean Shores, once the playground of Hollywood stars, is a peaceful retreat on the Pacific coast located conveniently 90 minutes west of Interstate 5 and the South Puget Sound area.  Here you'll find long stretches of sandy beach, 26 miles of inland waterways for boating and paddling, eclectic shops and

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

Downtown Puyallup: A Primer

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Downtown Puyallup: A Primer

Ah Puyallup, one of those tricky little Pacific Northwest destinations with a name that is hard to pronounce for non-locals. In addition to a river running through and more car lots than you can shake a squeegee at, what does it have to offer? Let me tell you -- loads! Downtown Puyallup

Seattle celebrates holidays on stage

Stage

Seattle celebrates holidays on stage

Like traffic and egg nog-spiced everything, you can count on Seattle delivering Broadway-quality musicals on stage during the month of December. And this year is no exception with Elf in town this week only, and Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn on stage a couple more weeks. Both productions are G-rated fun

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