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Soldiers help judge local middle school science fair

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Soldiers help judge local middle school science fair

  LAKEWOOD - "If this, then what?" is the basis for a hypothesis in a science experiment. So if you put 60 Soldiers together with hundreds of middle school children and have the Soldiers judge their science projects, what do you get? The hypothesis is a bunch of

Same-sex military couples still face obstacles

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Same-sex military couples still face obstacles

The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) was a progressive step for the military community, but for the families, couples and individuals most affected, it was just the first step.   Fort Bragg spouse Ashley Broadway's name has been splashed across headlines for the past month; despite being married to a

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McChord Reserve unit moves into new home

With the instant slice of a red ribbon, Citizen Airmen with the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron here celebrated the inauguration of their new home in Hangar 12, Feb. 9. Originally, they shared Bldg. 691 with the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. However, packing two squadrons with more than 300 Reservists into one

Why do we go through CAST?

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Why do we go through CAST?

CAMP ANDERSON-PETERS, Texas - The unit deployment manager calls you into his office. He has something to tell you and you know he is about to say that you are going to deploy. Without missing a beat, he lets you know that you have been selected to head to Afghanistan for

Recruiter demonstrates excellence in accessions

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Recruiter demonstrates excellence in accessions

Just as a track star battles exhaustion to be the first to the finish line, a 446th Airlift Wing recruiter strived to conquer all obstacles she faced in her career last year. By going above and beyond expectations, she earned one of the top awards in recruiting for Fiscal Year

Wooden Lip Service: BODYBOX, Joe Rosati and Buckwheat Catapillar

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Wooden Lip Service: BODYBOX, Joe Rosati and Buckwheat Catapillar

Aloha, Bobble Tiki is pleased to report that he now has email again.  Let's all thank the Eastern European goat herders who handle his tech issues for getting right on this 36-hour-old problem. You'd think Bobble Tiki was trying to rebalance the Murray Morgan Bridge with the amount of fussing this

Best Olympian 2013: Audrey Henley

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Best Olympian 2013: Audrey Henley

For Audrey Henley, who made a name for herself booking crossover bands, indie delights and enticing acts, it's always been about community. Hailing from Turlock, Calif., a small town outside of Modesto, Henley grew up watching her parents serve their community by being business owners. Her father owned a restaurant, Pioneer

Sunday, March 3: Spoken Word Justice

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Sunday, March 3: Spoken Word Justice

The tragic, yet ultimately inspiring story of Rachel Corrie made its way from Olympia to around the world in a matter of days back in 2003 when The Evergreen State College student made her way to the Gaza Strip to protest the destruction of homes of Palestinians at the hands

Monday, March 4: Broken Water, Nu Sensae

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Monday, March 4: Broken Water, Nu Sensae

Last year Broken Water released an album that pushed the band further into the limelight than any of the its previous, amazing releases. Most bands would relish that moment and memory as a triumph, however with the unfortunate timing of a looming line-up shift on the horizon Broken Water was

Military Kids Honored Sunday with Big Party and Family Fun

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Military Kids Honored Sunday with Big Party and Family Fun

Approximately 1,500 military children and their families made their way to Tacoma's Star Center facility on Sunday, February 10 to take part in a special and spirited event honoring them and their important roles and efforts within their families and in their communities. The afternoon-long event hosted by The Ranger

Army Rolls Out Yoga for Combat Readiness

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Army Rolls Out Yoga for Combat Readiness

In a famous Clint Eastwood movie, Harry sits in committee and they ask him what he thinks of the new diversity hire.  "That sounds very stylish," Harry scoffs.  "But when your partner is killed, that's a whale of a price to pay for being stylish." Whether yoga is stylish or not,

Military Jeepers group on JBLM

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Military Jeepers group on JBLM

As those affiliated with the military will tell you, it often feels like a big family. Friends met through the military can become close; neighbors are willing to watch your children at the drop of a hat, and a barracks roommate will meet you on the side of the highway

Local group helps Servicemembers, veterans with PTSD

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Local group helps Servicemembers, veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Suicide prevention. It is safe to say that the Army and Joint Base Lewis-McChord have put these issues at the forefront of every safety briefing, website, Facebook page, and even on banners tied to the airfield fence line at Gray Army Airfield.

Saturday, March 2: "The Canadians Are Coming"

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Saturday, March 2: "The Canadians Are Coming"

When the Weekly Volcano heard the Oakhouse Restaurant & Bar was hosting the best talent from Canada Saturday in a show called The Canadians Are Coming, we. ... Now come on. Is that a chortle AND snicker? The performers beat a talented pool of competitors to get in the show,

Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 10: "Spring Awakening: The Musical"

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Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 10: "Spring Awakening: The Musical"

What better to do with an evening out than see an oft-banned rock musical? Spring Awakening: The Musical follows a group of German students as they come of age and explore their sexuality - providing an afternoon or evening of entertainment for you. The content is explicit as it chronicles

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, March 1, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, March 1, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. David Mallett. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Song Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. $2. BLUES Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Sharief Hobley, Sour Owl. 9 pm. $10 tickets; $12 at the door.

Saturday, March 2: The Green

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Saturday, March 2: The Green

Reggae fans and bands are nearly everywhere - even in Hawaii. It's not hard to understand the music's appeal. In addition to its infectious grooves, reggae lyrics typically present a fantasy life to listeners, one in which positivity and love always win out and smoking large

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, March 2, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, March 2, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Fellowship Of Reconciliation Benefit, with Tom Rawson. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $10-$25. Pantages Theater Tacoma - Downtown. Tacoma Concert Band: Shades Of Blue. All Ages. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Derek Sheen. 8:30

The Grand Suggests: "Holy Motors"

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The Grand Suggests: "Holy Motors"

Innumerable films have been categorized in the marginal depiction of the word "surreal," denoting fantasy, non-conventional atmosphere, the obscure and a singular word used most commonly in describing the film Holy Motors. A wise man once said, "Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible." Absurdity and breathtaking

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