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More than 150 Arrowhead soldiers earn Expert Infantryman Badges

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More than 150 Arrowhead soldiers earn Expert Infantryman Badges

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Expert Infantryman Badge was awarded to 159 infantrymen from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, for successfully completing the brigade's week-long EIB testing, during a ceremony April 26, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "It's for infantry and special operators. It trains and tests

Making school transitions easier for military

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Making school transitions easier for military

Transitioning to a new school is never easy. The paperwork factors, such as registration forms, immunization updates, transcripts, educational records and credit transfers, can be time consuming and overwhelming. Ensuring a child's proper grade and course placements are other big tasks to consider during enrollment. And of course, there are also the

McChord Field Honor Guard honor Women's Airforce Service Pilot

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McChord Field Honor Guard honor Women's Airforce Service Pilot

Saturday, April 20, past and present histories intersected with precision. During World War II, Lois Auchterlonie volunteered to serve this country as a Women's Airforce Service Pilot, or WASP. "I just wanted to fly," the former captain said in a 2008 interview, "and if I could I would go back and do

Host homes offer low-cost alternative to hotels

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Host homes offer low-cost alternative to hotels

Maybe you've heard of house swapping - where two families in different states or countries trade homes for a weeklong vacation, get to explore a new area and also manage to seriously trim their travel budget. Airbnb, which was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, is similar - except it

Military Pathways website for mental health self-assessments

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Military Pathways website for mental health self-assessments

The Military Pathways website is worth a look.  The Department of Defense has partnered with Screening for Mental Health, a non-profit organization, to create Military Pathways. The program is available online, over the telephone and at events held at military installations worldwide. Free and anonymous, Pathways provides mental health and alcohol self-assessments for

Army adopts new approach to military sexual assault

Military Policy

Army adopts new approach to military sexual assault

When The Invisible War came out last summer, it called rape "a silent epidemic ... and the most shameful and best kept secret in the U.S. military." The documentary showcased multiple Servicemembers suffering from military sexual trauma, and claimed that 20 percent of females are sexually assaulted while serving and

Camp Curran to deliver fun, adventure for local Cub Scouts

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Camp Curran to deliver fun, adventure for local Cub Scouts

There's an exciting and fun opportunity this summer for local area Cub Scouts. The Puget Sound District, Pacific Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America, in conjunction with the Glacier View District Scouts, is sponsoring a day camp for Cub Scouts for two weeks this summer at Camp Curran located in the

USO to host annual Red, White & Blue Golf Classic in May

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USO to host annual Red, White & Blue Golf Classic in May

This year's USO Northwest Red, White & Blue Golf Classic will take place May 21 across both courses of The Golf Club at Newcastle, located just south of Bellevue. The tournament is one of two fundraisers that the USO Northwest hosts annually. It contributes to the organization being able to

Washington Veterans Home honors volunteers

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Washington Veterans Home honors volunteers

The Washington Veterans Home, located outside of Port Orchard, recently held an event to recognize its astounding number of volunteers. For the past year, volunteers at the home collectively logged 4,973 hours. This number was up more than 1,000 hours from last year. The Washington Veterans Home caters to 240 residents

National Guard man an awesome running station

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National Guard man an awesome running station

"Fitness overall is important  for any branch of service and just because we are traditional Guardsmen doesn't mean we shouldn't get out on a Saturday and stay in shape while competing in a fun environment," said NGAW 5K winner CPT Dalrymple of the Western Air Defense Sector. A group of volunteers

Special Forces soldier Staff Sgt. Brian Guzman wins Medical Sergeant of the year

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Special Forces soldier Staff Sgt. Brian Guzman wins Medical Sergeant of the year

Here's one hero who believes in the power of simplicity. "If I keep things simple in a panic situation, the answers come," Staff Sgt. Brian Guzman said during a telephone interview on Monday afternoon. "I am calm; people understand simplicity." Assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Guzman was recognized as the Army's

Howard O. Scott Award Nominee: Staff Sgt. Adam G. Rice

People Rule

Howard O. Scott Award Nominee: Staff Sgt. Adam G. Rice

"In the Guard, you can end up doing 24 hour guard duty, marching until you can't feel your feet, filling sandbags, or doing any number of other odious or grueling tasks," says Washington National Guardsmen, Staff Sgt Adam Rice. "If you are dedicated to the idea of being the shield

Howard O. Scott Nominee: Spc. Narine K. Towle

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Howard O. Scott Nominee: Spc. Narine K. Towle

Narine Towle was born in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Soviet Union. She immigrated to the United States in 1991, became a US Citizen and had a daughter. One of the things Narine is most proud of is being a native Russian language speaker. Narine joined the Washington Army National Guard in

Howard O. Scott Nominee: Maj. Brian Nelson

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Howard O. Scott Nominee: Maj. Brian Nelson

A citizen-soldier, who cares, leads and loves his fellow Servicemembers and pets. A veteran of the Afghanistan War, Maj. Brian Nelson is assigned to the Washington National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters and has rendered two decades of military service to our nation. Maj. Nelson is the deputy director for Joint Services Support

Lights back on at Harbor Lights

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Lights back on at Harbor Lights

With loyal regulars and a rich history since opening in 1959, the remodel and menu update of Harbor Lights has been an embattled topic of conversation amongst locals after its six-week renovation and reopening debut April 19. The restaurant has undergone small changes in the past. Purchased by Anthony's Restaurants in

Feedbag: Wine tastings, Luau Dance Party, Taco Tuesdays

Food Matters

Feedbag: Wine tastings, Luau Dance Party, Taco Tuesdays

ART + WINE You know what's better than sipping Abeja 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon with its flavors of plums, blackberries and umami mushroom/soy nuances? Sipping it while looking at awesome art. Morso Wine Bar (9014 Peacock Hill Ave., Gig Harbor) will host a reception and meet and greet for featured artist Christina Hella

Dear Drink: Bloody Mary

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Dear Drink: Bloody Mary

First, I must thank you for being there when I needed you. Honestly, you came as a surprise. At the beginning of the night I couldn't have predicted we'd run into each other. You really stepped up and I thank you. You see, Bloody Mary, the reason why this column has

Northwest Artist Collect

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Northwest Artist Collect

Exhibiting works by Northwest glass artists alongside selected works from their personal art collections is an intriguing concept for an art exhibition. This is what you can find in the Northwest Artists Collect exhibition at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Seven favorite regional glass artists are shown with works

SOTA dance: What the Frack?

Arts

SOTA dance: What the Frack?

Fracking isn't magic. What the Frack? is. Friday, magic takes the form of music, dance and thought-provoking performance when Tacoma School of Arts Theater (SOTA) stages What the Frack? - a social commentary about fracking, which is the controversial use of hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from the earth.

Federation X and candles

Music

Federation X and candles

Forming in Bellingham, Wash. in 1998, Federation X has brought a generation of rockers a release from the daily grind with their raw brand of high-energy, low-fi, heavy rock. With a sound that leans toward tumultuous, this band has been compared to Black Sabbath and the Melvins. Thursday, May 2, Fed

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