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USO - the force behind the forces

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USO - the force behind the forces

The USO, or United Service Organizations, strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country wherever their service takes them. As a congressionally chartered nonprofit organization, the USO is not part of the government and therefore does not receive any government funding. Closer to home, the area's

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Holiday mailing dates for military

WASHINGTON — In the blink of an eye summer is over and now it’s fall. Before you know it, it will be time for the holidays again. Fortunately, the U.S. Postal Service has your back with all the mailing deadlines you need to know for

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Hardcore all ages

It should come as no shock to those who read the Weekly Volcano that the South Sound has had a tough time maintaining all-ages venues in the past few years. With Manium facing serious city issues in Olympia and the Alamo receiving a less than warm welcome in Tacoma, the

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Seaweed

At 11:30 p.m. Friday night, Seaweed took the stage in Tacoma for the first time in far too long. Aged like everyone else who remembers the band and packed into Hell's Kitchen to see the first of two Tacoma Seaweed shows this weekend, Tacoma's favorite sons proved exactly what guitarist

2019 Fall Career & Education Guide

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2019 Fall Career & Education Guide

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We are a media company using Local Beacons as our technology partner and this privacy statement shows you how we use and protect your personal data when you interact with us, or our web site: https://militaryrewardsnw.com/download As a holder of the Local Beacons app, you could receive any number of

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It’s frock and tux season

So you thought, after your senior prom, that you’d never have a chance to don your fanciest clothes again.  Well, I’m happy to say you thought wrong. Go now and buy yourself a beautiful dress or a French-cuff shirt (go ahead and rent a tux, if you must) so that you

The Cloverleaf

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The Cloverleaf

ANNOUNCER: A Tacoma landmark and favorite tavern for many locals, The Cloverleaf has spent over 60 years earning their reputation. It has been some time since Dutch and Jackie have hit up this local mainstay, so this week they head down Sixth Ave. for some cold drinks, world famous pizza,

High fashion and snarky women

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High fashion and snarky women

The Women by Clare Boothe Luce, now playing at Harlequin Productions, is a beautifully staged, lavish comedy of errors satirizing 1930s upper crust Manhattan socialites. It opened on Broadway in 1936 and is best known for the 1939 film starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell. For its many stunning

Tacoma Restaurant Week Oct. 20-24 and 27-31, 2019

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Tacoma Restaurant Week Oct. 20-24 and 27-31, 2019

I am, what some might consider, a glutton. Surprise, surprise. I know. But in my realm of reality, I'm simply a lover of the culinary culture. Chefs take great care to be innovative and creative while also paying respect to the history of cuisine -- it takes a certain sort

Don’t fall victim to house fires

Military Life

Don’t fall victim to house fires

Now that fall is upon us, we need to ensure that our vigilance does not wain in terms of fire prevention. We are starting the high times for cooking fires with the holidays right around the corner. The National Fire Protection Association reports there were more than 150,000 house fires that

446th Airlift Wing Assumption of Command

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446th Airlift Wing Assumption of Command

It was not uncommon during the Middle Ages for soldiers to be unaware of who their commanders were. Many of them had no clue as to what they even looked like. Change of Command ceremonies today allow troops an opportunity to not only witness the change of command, but also

Express is committed to serving you

Jobs & Education

Express is committed to serving you

Express Employment Professionals of Pierce County (otherwise known as Express) is driven by a commitment to excellence based on its knowledge of the area's businesses and their career opportunities. "We work with job-seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience," General Manager Monika Lewis explained in

Working in the dirt

Jobs & Education

Working in the dirt

For individuals looking to get some dirt on their hands and keep their minds sharp, they might want to consider attending the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC). HEC offers an education that focuses on the skilled trades involved in heavy equipment and crane operations that serves their students well and

H&R Block classes prepare you for a flexible career

Jobs & Education

H&R Block classes prepare you for a flexible career

Ever dreamed about working as a tax professional? If the answer is yes, then, by all means, sit in on "Building a Mobile Career as An Accountant." The seminar, presented by H&R Block's Courtney McAninch, is both informative and instructional, offering prospective tax preparers a clear view of the career path and

USO Pathfinder Program

Jobs & Education

USO Pathfinder Program

The USO Pathfinder Program and Goodwill Veterans Services recently held a "Mastering LinkedIn" Workshop and Networking Event with Mentor Guidance on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 5. This event was open to all transitioning service members, National Guard and reservists, military spouses, veterans and military family members that are one year from

Discounts and dunks

Military Life

Discounts and dunks

The Seattle Supersonics might be gone, but the PNW's tremendous support of NBA basketball has not changed, as a packed house in Portland throughout the year and into the playoffs last season have shown. Even if it's a rainy or stormy day, the Trail Blazers have military members and their families

Building a Stryker habitat on JBLM

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Building a Stryker habitat on JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has 61,000 acres of forest, woodland and savanna, most of which are actively managed for military training and for commercial and noncommercial uses. Forest management activities are carried out by on-site professional foresters and technicians. These activities include forest improvement, reforestation, forest protection and maintenance of forest

Military spouses serve, too!

Military Life

Military spouses serve, too!

Military families are an essential part of Washington state's social, cultural, and economic fabric, and military spouses are critical to both readiness and retention of our Armed Forces. Six Military Spouse Listening Sessions, co-hosted by installation commands and the leaders of Washington state agencies and the Washington State Military Transition Council,

Big career event you won’t want to miss

Military Life

Big career event you won’t want to miss

With the hustle and bustle of the PCS season behind us, it's time to start looking and planning ahead. For some, that might mean looking at what life looks like after their military service. This weekend, you can't miss the Military Dream Big! Career and Education Fair sponsored by Teach-Now. On

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