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PCU Washington to honor the state

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PCU Washington to honor the state

The newest addition to the submarine community is currently under construction across the country in Newport News, Virginia, but she already has strong ties to the Pacific Northwest. PCU Washington (SSN 787), named after the state of Washington, will be the next of the Virginia-class submarines to be commissioned and

Compass Kitsap

Military Life

Compass Kitsap

From the very first day of boot camp, sailors are told where to be, when to be there, what to wear and how to wear it, and that doesn't change much when they transfer to a school or to their first command. Sailors have a constant resource, a brother and

Intrepid spirit to have home

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Intrepid spirit to have home

Brass at Joint Base Lewis-McChord broke ground for the new Intrepid Spirit Center, a facility that will help servicemembers suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Oct. 29. Privately funded by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), the $11 million facility will be the sixth such center in the country and

Heading outdoors for the holidays

Outdoors

Heading outdoors for the holidays

There are countless adventures to be had this winter season, and the Northwest Adventure Center's second annual Winter Kick-Off Expo is where one can find the inspiration to step outside and enjoy all that the Northwest has to offer. Attendees can learn more about the center's outdoorsy offerings during the expo,

Shoot to win glory

Military Life

Shoot to win glory

There's a bird in a tree, captured as he opens his mouth to snatch a berry. Then there are two waterfowl, spots of light reflected against dark water, all vitality and energy stopped mid-flight. These aren't the prey focused in the scopes of a hunter's gun; rather, they've been captured

Mark Twain Tonight! comes to Tacoma

Stage

Mark Twain Tonight! comes to Tacoma

Sixty years ago an unknown actor Hal Holbrook created a one-man show, Mark Twain Tonight!, which he performed at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania in 1954 and in a small Greenwich Village nightclub. He was 29 years old. The much revered actor - known for playing Abraham Lincoln

Here all weekend

Stage

Here all weekend

Even before he started writing and directing fiercely original movies like World's Greatest Dad and God Bless America, it should be noted that Bobcat Goldthwait was always more than the guy with the squawking voice in the Police Academy movies. As a stand-up comic, finding his footing in the Boston

If William Shatner can, he can, too

Music

If William Shatner can, he can, too

If you've seen a movie this week, there's a good chance you've enjoyed the work of reliable talent Jeff Daniels. He plays a NASA chief in The Martian and Apple CEO John Sculley in Steve Jobs, written by multiple-award winner Aaron Sorkin. We spoke to Daniels in advance of his

32nd annual Olympia Film Festival

South Sound Cinema

32nd annual Olympia Film Festival

The creepiest, nerdiest actor in all of filmdom is coming to Olympia as featured artist at the 32nd annual Olympia Film Festival. We're talking Crispin Glover, a.k.a, George McFly in Back to the Future and Layne in River's Edge. "We are delighted to be presenting both of (Glover's) completed films, two

Dragon's Crawfish

Reviews

Dragon's Crawfish

One of the great things about the Pacific Northwest is the wonderful variety of cuisine choices we have available just moments from our doorstep. So much so in fact, that we forget that we don't corner the market on great food.  Dragon's Crawfish on the Eastside has shown up just

Night of the Iguana

Stage

Night of the Iguana

Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana, now playing at Dukesbay Theater, is not an easy play to watch. It is tough, complicated and riveting, with a fascinating cast of characters, few of whom are nice people but a few of whom - notably the defrocked Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon

Tickling grey matter

Music

Tickling grey matter

When you're listening to psychedelic music, at some point you have to make a choice: Where exactly do you want your brain to go, and what do you want it to be doing? Some bands are paramountly concerned with melting brains and faces and basically everything that isn't bolted down.

A 'most impressive' soldier

Military Life

A 'most impressive' soldier

Wanting to do something she felt was significant, Lindsey Kibler joined the Army. Wanting to do something she was good at, she wrote for public affairs offices for the Army for nearly nine years. She told the Army story. And she told it well.   Kibler was named the Army's Paul D. Savanuck

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Remembering our past

Fortitude is defined as courage in the face of pain or adversity. In light of America's history, Native Americans can correctly point to the fact that they fought with fortitude in order to preserve their way of life. In fighting to first protect what they believed to be theirs, and then later

Hillside kindergartners benefit from donated books

Jobs & Education

Hillside kindergartners benefit from donated books

Hillside Elementary School kindergartners recently received books from Blue Star Families, an organization that supports military families. "Children in military families on average will attend six to nine schools throughout their academic career," said Maria Mahoney with Blue Star Families. "One of our goals is to help bring literacy to military

Grassroots work

News Front

Grassroots work

Safe Streets is about safety, empowerment and community. For over a quarter of a century, the organization has been serving the Pierce County and Joint Base Lewis-McChord communities. Located in downtown Tacoma, Safe Streets is a nonprofit organization that brings people together to take back their streets. "During the late 1980s, there was

Operation Cookie Drop

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Operation Cookie Drop

This time of year, families begin planning where they will travel for the holidays, preparing menus full of food that will be eaten, and having dreams of a white Christmas. For some airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the holiday cheer may be a bit different this year. Many will

Veterans Day events calendar

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Veterans Day events calendar

KING COUNTY University of Washington Veterans Day Ceremony. The public is invited to a ceremony that honors the men and women of the region for their dedication and service in the U.S. Armed Forces. The ceremony will include recognition of the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award; speakers; presentation of

Gambling for a cause

News

Gambling for a cause

The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) has diligently worked to make homeownership and homeownership education more accessible to military families and veterans. On Nov. 13 they wish to extend their work by holding a casino night to support charities involved with active-duty and military veterans. Steilacoom's town hall will

Korean War veterans saluted for service

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Korean War veterans saluted for service

One of America's shortest and most deadly conflicts was the Korean War. It began June 25, 1950, when the U.S. entered the battle on South Korea's behalf. It officially ended in July 1953, after more than five million soldiers and civilians lost their lives. Sandwiched between World War II and the

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