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Potential furloughs could hit Reserve wing workforce

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Potential furloughs could hit Reserve wing workforce

If sequestration is triggered next week, unpaid furloughs for civilian Defense Department employees will start in late April, Pentagon officials said here today. Those furloughs would include potentially 246 employees in the 446th Airlift Wing, most of whom are air reserve technicians. Sequestration is a provision in budget law that will trigger

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Nourish your mind at lunch, earn college math credits

If you're inclined to crunch numbers instead of crunching on lunch, the opportunity to do so is here. The 446th Airlift Wing will be hosting Saint Martin's MATH110 course starting March 18. This class will satisfy the three semester hours needed to complete the math requirement for your Community College of the

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Join a professional organization

When was the last time someone spoke with you about the importance of joining a professional organization? Some examples of professional organizations available on McChord Field include the Air Force Sergeant's Association, Company Grade Officer's Council, Top 3, 5/6 Club, Rising 4, Airmen Against Drunk Driving ... the list goes

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Couples needed for relationship study

Have you ever wondered how you could improve how the military handles reintegration issues? The Veteran Couple Study, which began in December 2012, is seeking eligible couples in the western Washington area to help generate information that could benefit military families in the future by strengthening their relationships before, during and

Candle Lit: Damien Jurado, Jake Hemming and Amelia Saakian

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Candle Lit: Damien Jurado, Jake Hemming and Amelia Saakian

The Urban Grace Church, the sold-out seats and glowing candelabras played a lovely backdrop to a night that allowed Amelia Saakian, Jake Hemming and Damien Jurado to shine. The audience embraced every word during last night's Candle Lit show, presented by The Warehouse. And the singers sounded simply glorious: precise,

The Grand Suggests: "Wagner & Me"

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The Grand Suggests: "Wagner & Me"

If I had a penny for every time I felt guilty for supporting artists whose work I know to be prejudice or socially harmful I'd have more than enough cash to pay off my student loans. I'm talking about Jay-Z who, pre-Beyonce and Blue Ivy, used to be one of the

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, March 14, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, March 14, 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. The Junction Sports Bar and

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, March 15, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, March 15, 2013

COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Ian Karmel. 8:30 pm. $15. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Rory Scovel. 8 and 10:30 pm. $10. Big Whisky Saloon Tacoma - Downtown. Comedy Underground Presents Huck Flynn. 8:30 pm. $15. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, March 16, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, March 16, 2013

COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Ian Karmel. 8:30 and 10:30 pm. $15. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Rory Scovel. 8 and 10:30 pm. $10. Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Xung Lam, Marilyn Gibbs, Drew Barth, musical guest Danelle Hayes Band. 8

Show patriotism, pride, and support for veterans every time you drive

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Show patriotism, pride, and support for veterans every time you drive

There's a simple way to show pride and patriotism for the American heroes in our Armed Forces, honor and support important programs and services for our beloved veterans, and share the critical message of "paying it forward" for our entire military community. It's really as easy as getting behind the wheel

Military Teen Adventures

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Military Teen Adventures

If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 and are looking for some fun this summer, you have the opportunity to participate in an adventure camp. To learn more about an adventure camp, visit www.county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth.  At that site, you will read that funding for the camps will end on

10-20 Services Opens JBLM Location

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10-20 Services Opens JBLM Location

In the fall of 2012, the city of Lakewood welcomed 10-20 Services to the area. The company was the first of its kind in the United States and focuses specifically on the restoration of tactical equipment. These cleaning services offered an incredible opportunity for military personnel of Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Touched by tragedy, military couple seeks to help others

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Touched by tragedy, military couple seeks to help others

Losing a child is one of the worst things a parent can imagine. Losing two children, within one year, is quite simply unimaginable.   For retired Maj. Gen. Mark Graham and his wife, Carol, this is a reality that they have coped with for close to a decade since the losses of

How the State’s Department of Veterans Affairs leads the nation

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How the State’s Department of Veterans Affairs leads the nation

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) casts a large net in order to help veterans. Lourdes E. Alvarado-Ramos, the newly appointed director of the WDVA, believes that your (her emphasis) Department of Veterans Affairs is "one of the best in the country." What follows is a baker's dozen of some

New Childcare Center Slated to Open in DuPont Late Summer 2013

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New Childcare Center Slated to Open in DuPont Late Summer 2013

The city of DuPont will welcome a new childcare center in the late summer 2013 the DuPont Learning Center. The new and well-appointed facility is slated to be about 9,400 square feet. The center will be located on the corner of McNeil Street right behind Farelli's Pizza in the heart

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Green Day, March 17, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Green Day, March 17, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. Vashon Maury Senior Center Vashon. Great Singers Series: 3 Spanish Operatic Greats. All Ages. 2 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. St. Paddy's Day with

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, March 18, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, March 18, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. With Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Matison Avenue. 9 pm. Stonegate

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Centralia. Cody BeeBe & The Crooks. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Red Wind Casino Yelm. Alice Stuart.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart Royal Wednesday. 7:30 to 10 pm. $5. 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

Wednesday, March 20: Wishbone Ash

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Wednesday, March 20: Wishbone Ash

British prog-rockers Wishbone Ash's harmony-laden dual-guitar attack predated Thin Lizzy, the group often credited with inventing it. Of course, Wishbone Ash also perfected the slow beginning/fast ending rock anthem. Only guitarist Andy Powell remains from the group's '70s heyday, but despite an ungodly number of

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