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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJ Calendar: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill. Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill. Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside. Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes.

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Lewis Army Museum renovations continue, new exhibit planned

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Lewis Army Museum renovations continue, new exhibit planned

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Restoration on the Lewis Army Museum building itself is finished, now the galleries and exhibits within need to be reconstituted. Currently the museum is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and for scheduled tour groups

Commentary: Youth programs combat negative influences

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Commentary: Youth programs combat negative influences

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to their own devices after school who have taken the wrong path

'Air Force 101' gives spouses toolbox for life in Air Force

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'Air Force 101' gives spouses toolbox for life in Air Force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Taking care of Air Force families has been a passion of Suzie Schwartz, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, and Paula Roy, wife of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy. They have tackled issues that have ranged

8th AS returns home to open arms

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8th AS returns home to open arms

Some deployments are harder to deal with. While deployed with the 62nd Airlift Wing's 8th Airlift Squadron to Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, Capt. Daniel Hewes missed a couple of key moments in his infant son's development. Of his four deployments, he said, this one was the toughest. "You can see how much has changed,"

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4th AS deploys for 60 days

(62nd AW PA) - The 4th Airlift Squadron deployed July 25 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Odyssey Dawn and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. More than 90 Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing's 4th AS departed for a 60-day deployment to the Middle East. They are accompanied by Airmen

McChord Reserve loadmaster strives to be true ‘Ironman’

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McChord Reserve loadmaster strives to be true ‘Ironman’

(446th AW PA) - It wasn't until 17 years after joining the 446th Airlift Wing that Derek Bryant started training for triathlons and Ironman competitions after seeing an advertisement for one listed on the calendar of a running magazine back in 2009. Since then, the 46-year-old standard evaluation loadmaster with the

Reserve AES unit moves into new home

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Reserve AES unit moves into new home

(446th AW PA) - Imagine working in a building with no air conditioning, a leaky roof, cracked walls, a poor telecommunications system and no storage space for vital equipment. Add 150 people into a space designed for half that number and you'll get a glimpse into the workspace Reservists from

Clover Park Air Force JROTC wins national championship

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Clover Park Air Force JROTC wins national championship

In a summer marked with athletes, medals and matches, it's nice to know that local students are following suit. Last week, Clover Park High School's own Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill teams made a lasting impression when they swept multiple events at a national competition. Although the Clover

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Farewell to Col. Brittain

  How to run a city wasn't in the curriculum at West Point, or part of Col. Thomas Brittain's 23-year infantry-heavy Army experience before his arrival at Fort Lewis. Yet at the end of his three-year joint base command, as the de facto mayor of the sixth-largest city

JBLM Parachute riggers work toward certification on MC-6 system

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JBLM Parachute riggers work toward certification on MC-6 system

  In a warehouse on Joint Base Lewis McChord, parachute riggers from the 201st Battle-field Surveillance Brigade worked at four long tables with the Army's newest parachute system spread out in front of them. The Maneuverable Canopy-6, part of the Advanced Tactical Parachute System and used by the

West Pointer takes command of mobilization brigade at JBLM

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West Pointer takes command of mobilization brigade at JBLM

The job of helping Soldiers prepare for deployment changed hands Aug. 1 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord when Col. John Velliquette Jr. assumed command of the 1st Joint Mobilization Brigade from Lt. Col. Steven Donnelly. Velliquette steps into a crucial role for the base. The 1st JMB runs

JBLM Chemical Soldiers earn belt buckels in rite of passage

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JBLM Chemical Soldiers earn belt buckels in rite of passage

  With sweat dripping from their dirty faces, a group of "Utmost" Soldiers from the 110th Chemical Battalion charged obstacles during the battalion's inaugural rite of passage event "Iron Dragon Fury," on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis North, July 31. "This event shows Soldiers that they are capable of doing

Manage your referral to save time, money

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Manage your referral to save time, money

  You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it's for an evaluation; maybe it's for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first

New medical service available to military adolescents in Steilacoom

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New medical service available to military adolescents in Steilacoom

Madigan Healthcare System is proud to announce the official opening of the Military Adolescent School Based Health Initiative (MASBHI) in partnership with the Steilacoom Historic School District No.1. Team members from the Division of Adolescent Medicine's patient-centered medical home at Madigan will conduct a teen clinic

Important dates for your child’s physical exam

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Important dates for your child’s physical exam

Madigan's Department of Pediatrics is offering several dedicated physical exam dates this summer:August 28, Sept. 13, and Sept. 25. Physical exams appointments are offered for TRICARE Prime patients ages 4 to 18 who are enrolled in the Madigan Department of Pediatrics. Parents should ensure that the parent section

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