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Military Family Fun Fair in Bremerton

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Military Family Fun Fair in Bremerton

Northwestmilitary.com and Navy Families Kitsap, along with our event sponsor USAA, want to honor your family for the sacrifices you make by attending the free Military Family Fun Fair in Bremerton August 20 at the Bremerton Elks (click below for address).  As a family, you may

NCOs sought for out-of-the-ordinary Enlisted Aide assignments

Jobs & Education

NCOs sought for out-of-the-ordinary Enlisted Aide assignments

FORT KNOX, Kentucky - Up and coming NCOs interested in a rare career broadening assignment have until Sept. 8 to submit application packets for the Enlisted Aide Program (EAP). The program is open to all active component enlisted soldiers in the ranks of sergeant (promotable) through master sergeant (E5 [P] through

Assisting chaplains during deployment

Jobs & Education

Assisting chaplains during deployment

BAGRAM AIRFIELD AFGHANISTAN - Chaplain assistants in Afghanistan provide a unique support to servicemembers deployed here. They directly support their chaplain and they also bring a breadth of knowledge, support and caring that this military occupational specialty consistently provides to our troops, both at home and deployed. Chaplain assistants are part

DoD civilians provide critical skills

Jobs & Education

DoD civilians provide critical skills

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN - The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) program allows Department of Defense (DoD) civilians to use their capabilities, experience and knowledge as a crucial component in helping DoD accomplish its mission abroad. Individuals interested in applying their skills and experience in a unique environment can volunteer for open

Grothuesmann set to make smooth transition from Army to civilian life

Jobs & Education

Grothuesmann set to make smooth transition from Army to civilian life

Come January, when Tim Grothuesmann gets out of the Army after serving 20 years, one question he doesn't want to be asking himself is, "What's next?" Because of some planning, and because of his proactive nature, Grothuesmann's transition from military to civilian life is going to be seamless. For the past two

The caring that never ends

Jobs & Education

The caring that never ends

The job market in the healthcare profession has never been better. A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics points out that healthcare occupations are expected to have the fastest employment growth from now until 2024. "This sector of the economy is projected to generate 9.8 million jobs," the bureau reported

American Grit-like

Outdoors

American Grit-like

This won't be your typical mud and adventure race; there will be military-style obstacles, and if the Northwest weather proves unseasonably rainy, there might even be mud. But the Operation Tall Timber Benefit Obstacle course that South Sound CrossFit is putting together is more about raising funds for Operation Ward

Up on the roof

Music

Up on the roof

On Jan. 30, 1969, the Beatles got together to perform publicly for the last time. At the time of the concert, it had already been several years since the band had performed in public, having long since devoted themselves to studio recording after the pressures for performing for an increasingly

Make it yourself

Reviews

Make it yourself

Announcer: You have to love a place that tries hard to do it differently. It doesn't matter if you like it or not, it's fun to be somewhere that is not like anywhere else. The Zodiac Supper Club on St. Helens in downtown Tacoma near the Pantages is all kitsch

'2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition'

Arts

'2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition'

Upon entering the "2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition" at South Puget Sound Community College, my eyes were immediately drawn to Bernie Bleha's sculpture, "Minaret," acrylic on wood, a colorful tower topped by a playful spire that looks like a tinker toy construction. From there, my gaze went to Carla Louise

Creative Colloquy

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Creative Colloquy

Created by Jackie Fender a little more than two years ago, Creative Colloquy has become the South Sound's preeminent literary event. Creative Colloquy is an online magazine featuring short stories, novel excerpts, poetry and other literary work by mostly Tacoma and Olympia writers. Starting in March 2014, CC started holding

Explore the wilds of Washington

Travel

Explore the wilds of Washington

Washington state is a stunningly beautiful state, filled with natural beauty ranging from the lush evergreens of Western Washington to stark deserts and booming agriculture in Eastern Washington. Driving from Tacoma to Sun Mountain Lodge, you'll get to see a bit of everything - and you receive an amazing vacation

Galloping Gertie's turns 64

Features

Galloping Gertie's turns 64

In this era of innovative chefs and exotic ingredients, it's nice to find a place where culinary time has stood still. Where you can still find the kind of home-cooked meals and generous portions families went out for back in the day. Where everybody knew you - and you knew

Sailing with Rangers

News Front

Sailing with Rangers

The Pointe du Hoc Foundation and the Tacoma Yacht Club are hosting The Ranger Regatta II, a dinner and sunset cruise on the Puget Sound with Special Operations Warriors, Aug. 11. "The goal of The Ranger Regatta II is to reach out to the community in an effort to bring awareness

Twin sisters serve together at JBLM

Military Life

Twin sisters serve together at JBLM

Twenty years ago on a lovely spring day in May, two baby girls came into the world 18 minutes apart. Jim and Karen English of Georgia welcomed their twin girls, Jordan and Michaela, into their family. Since they were in the womb, Jordan and Michaela have had an incredibly close

Top 10 places to walk your dog in the South Sound

Outdoors

Top 10 places to walk your dog in the South Sound

With the rainy weeks behind us for another year, now is the perfect time to get out and explore with your favorite four-legged friends.  Here are 10 places in the South Sound to walk your dog. Explore new trails while enjoying the cool temperatures of a dense forest canopy or

SPOUSE magazine - July 2016

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - July 2016

SPOUSE magazine is a free, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint Base

Travel: American Alps

Travel

Travel: American Alps

There's something wonderfully freeing about "can't." North Cascades Lodge is a place where you can't make or receive a phone call. You can't watch TV in your room. You can't read the newspaper. You can't check email or catch up on Facebook. It's off the grid. It's hard to believe

Top 5 urban walks in Tacoma

Outdoors

Top 5 urban walks in Tacoma

The Northwest is known for many things, among them the fabulous hiking opportunities lurking around every corner - in forests, in parks or in the nearby mountains. And while Northwest nature is tough to top, Tacoma has more to offer walkers and trekkers than beautiful forest hikes (it has those,

Wounded Warriors to challenge obstacles

News Front

Wounded Warriors to challenge obstacles

Confronting obstacles leads to success. This is the theme of this year's upcoming Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Care Event. Approximately 200 Air Force Wounded Warriors and the Army's Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) soldiers, along with caregivers, coaches, mentors and support personnel, will converge at locations across Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event begins

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