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Daily Update for Naval Base Kitsap

Your daily update at Naval Base Kitsap and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 1 update (based on various releases - US Navy Photo): AD: VA Mortgage rates going down.  Start here with Becky in Lacey - CLICK >> The DoD is looking at possibly restricting dependents and retirees

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Sprinker snowman contest

Before there were cities, governments or tacos, ancient people endeavored to sculpt natural substances into meaningful forms — monoliths to honor the seasons, shaped mounds of earth to celebrate ancient gods. Since then, environmental sculpture has become an ever-mutating pursuit, employing a vast, varied and growing variety of media —

Shelter at home

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Shelter at home

Quarantine snacks all eaten, multiple seasons of TV shows already binge watched and now you're left staring around your house trying to figure out what to do. Let us help with things you can do without leaving your house:  Scholastic is offering free daily learning at home to ensure your kids

2020 Spring Welcome Guide

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2020 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. Click the link below and start

What's Happening

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What's Happening

It's another week for us to stave off boredom while we all spend way too much time at home. To help figuratively keep you company, we've assembled a list of recommended entertainments. Most of these are free, and all of them will help take your mind off of the heavy

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Music picks of the week

Thursday POP the lund bros. It’s one thing to have one musically inclined child, but two? Good genes I suppose.  In the tradition of Oasis and the Kinks, the Lund Bros. are considered the kings of pop in their hometown of Tacoma.  With catchy guitar hooks, poppy rhythms, and in sync harmonies,

Craft beer and spirits in the South Sound

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Craft beer and spirits in the South Sound

It is no surprise that the South Sound, which was home to much of the micro-brew craze of the 1990s, continues to be a center for the craft beers of today. From Tacoma's historic brewery neighborhood to the community vibe of Olympia, you are sure to find a brew that

New In-N-Out Burger in Oregon is the closest location to JBLM

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New In-N-Out Burger in Oregon is the closest location to JBLM

Cult food followings are no stranger to the Seattle/Tacoma areas. In fact, most regions have some sort of fan base circulating around a local cuisine or restaurant. Ask any local what you absolutely have to try and you may hear anything from the Seattle Dog (a hot dog served with

Paintball: fun for everyone

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Paintball: fun for everyone

Paintball is FUN! "This is exactly what we promote and provide," began Nick Goobin, who with his wife Denize has owned and operated Paintball, Inc. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for two decades. "We are an entertainment industry and there is a lot of competition for this, and to ensure our continuing success

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,

It takes a village to run a golf course

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It takes a village to run a golf course

When you step inside the $1.4 million Rehabilitation Learning Center that serves as the club house for the American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALVGC), the atmosphere is bustling with activity. Much like any other golf club there is a sense of camaraderie, but this golf course is the only Americans

JBLM Auto Skills Centers

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JBLM Auto Skills Centers

If a person takes care of their automobile, it stands to reason that their four-wheeled investment will take care of them when on the road. One way to accomplish this is to visit one of the two Auto Skills Centers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), which are located at 4043 West

Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

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Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest, an area famed for its scenery, diversity and history. Speaking of history, some of the area's history is to be found in the Northwest's historic military forts. Below is a partial list of old outposts that invite visitors to explore some of the region's past. Washington Historic Fort

Owning a pet at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Owning a pet at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Like most families, there comes a time in a military family's life when they decide to adopt a new pet. For the most part, planning for a new pet is the same for everyone. Considering what type of pet is best for their family dynamic, how to care for the

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

Military kids can get free telehealth counseling

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Military kids can get free telehealth counseling

School closures and the general uncertainty surrounding coronavirus have affected families everywhere. Children and teenagers who feel isolated from friends and activities may experience a particularly hard time. Children show stress in different ways. Your child may act out, be sad or fearful, or show signs of low self-esteem. To help your

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STRETCH YOUR LEGS SO CAL - MARCH 25

Suggestions for March 25 - what to go do and see while practicing social distancing.   >Rock out in your living room! Here is a list of local performances happening online this week! https://bit.ly/3ag9bW9   > If you haven’t tried Pop Pie Co. yet, don’t walk, RUN to pick-up a delivery order from them!

Your Virtual Life for March 25

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Your Virtual Life for March 25

Here are our in-home, online living suggestions for March 25 Want to refi your home while rates are low?  Contact Becky at Prime Lending HERE Quarantine snacks all eaten, multiple seasons of tv shows already binge watched and now your left staring around your house trying to figure out what to do.

STRETCH YOUR LEGS for March 25

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STRETCH YOUR LEGS for March 25

  Here are the suggestions for March 25.  Please exercise social distancing - these are all approved by the State of Washington.   Take out suggestion of the day: Boathouse 19   Great food, the BLT Salad, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup and the Macaroni & Cheese are a couple of my favorites. For desert,

A note to our readers

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A note to our readers

First off, we want to thank our loyal readers for picking up our papers week after week and your continued support throughout the years. During this unprecedented time in our nation, we stand committed to continuing to deliver our papers each Thursday, just as we've done since 1951.

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