Weekend Cover Story
The Lewis Community Spouses Club at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is holding its Holiday Tour of Historic Homes Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m.
As Thanksgiving approaches, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community will have a variety of venues to enjoy a complete turkey day dinner.
There are plenty of couples at Joint Base Lewis-McChord who enjoy the arts, as well as a date night away from the installation.
With the large active duty, veteran and military retiree community centered on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, communities in Pierce and Thurston counties have chosen to honor their residents military service with several memorial parks and monuments.
Veterans from different wars have shared demons, many of which are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Every October, the Halloween haunts on Joint Base Lewis-McChord never fail to provide entertainment with a scare. But for those who prefer to find their fright off-base, neighboring communities also offer spooky and festive activities for all ages during this time of year.
One minute youre in a graveyard surrounded by zombies. Soon you find a house occupied by Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Jason from Friday the 13th appears from the docks near the beach of Shoreline Park on Lewis North as Michael Myers from Halloween comes down a nearby hill with a chainsaw.
After a long work week, its nice to relax and go somewhere to get a few laughs. If you choose an on-base venue in October, youll be in the hands of comedy experts with impressive resumes.
Its time for lederhosen, schnitzel and bier, all of which can be found at the Oktoberfest celebration Saturday at the FMWR Fest Tent on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Elbe, Wash. A bit of railroad nostalgia still resides in the town of Elbe, about 50 miles south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Highway 7.
You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em, advises Kenny Rogers in The Gambler.
The open waters are calling at the Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreations Northwest Adventure Center.
The Puyallup Fair became the Washington State Fair in July, but the annual traditions remain the same. The three weeks of food, rides and entertainment in downtown Puyallup begins Sept. 6 and lasts until Sept. 22.
Summer is winding down, but there is still time to enjoy a weekend beach getaway.
Youre a single service member. You want to meet people, but you arent sure where to start.
Resilience is a fundamental Army priority, evoking ideas of toughness, dedication and sacrifice. Leave it to the Soldier Show to make it entertaining.
Theres something for you at the farmers market.
TACOMA A short drive north on Interstate 5 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord leads directly to an automobile enthusiasts playground.
Sixty-five miles from Joint Base Lewis-McChord sits a quaint, Scandinavian-themed town famous for its history, fishing, shops and charm.
Summer is a season for fun outdoor festivals throughout Puget Sound that feature local arts, food, entertainment and music.
Moments before their weekly match with Soldiers at Fort Riley, Kan., July 6, several Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers and reservists were feeling confident at the Warrior Zone as they played a few practice rounds of Call of Duty: Black Ops against random online opponents.
FEDERAL WAY The Pacific Northwest is home to one of the largest concentrations of local craft beers in the world. But only in select locations can you find most of them under the same roof. A few mom and pop stores in the South Puget Sound offer that opportunity. Located no farther than 20 miles from the base, three offer hundreds of bottled selections, tasting, and rotating growler taps.
BRIDAL VEIL, Ore. Fans and air conditioners are great, but it can be hard to compare them to the cold mist coming off a 620-foot-high waterfall fed by underground springs and snowmelt.
With the birth of grunge in Seattle from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, the Pacific Northwest has turned out several influential musical acts such as Soundgarden, Nirvana and Pearl Jam. More recently, alternative band Death Cab For Cutie and the artist Macklemore have traced their roots to the Puget Sound area.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord offers a variety of opportunities for weekend camping escapes. With the cost of gas rising again at the start of the summer travel season, places to stay-cation are in high demand.
When the summer seasons first shipment of Copper River salmon arrived from Alaska May 17 to the delight of seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest, an Air Force Reservist assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing knew just how to cook it up.
There will be no shortage of entertainment at this years Armed Forces Day celebration at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 18.
NAC open house
TENINO Terril Keary doesnt look like a stereotypical wine maker. Sporting a Hawaiian shirt and Seattle Seahawks visor, the Thurston County vintner serves up samples of his wines from behind the bar in his Tenino tasting room, just south of Yelm.