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Indoor animalia in Parkland

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Indoor animalia in Parkland

The Jozee Rooz Indoor Petting Zoo should be a setting for a series of children's books, along the lines of Dr. Dolittle-meets-Pippi Longstocking. Here, a Zebu calf munches peacefully at the manger with a collection of goats, a brown and white pony, and some sheep.  The pony and goats are

The health of the force

News Front

The health of the force

The 2015 "Health of the Force Report" is the Army's initial effort to evaluate, study and disseminate best health practices at the installation level. Some of the major findings from the soldiers surveyed are as follows: 17 percent were classified as not being medically ready to deploy within 72 hours. Non-readiness ranged from

2015 marks enormous advances for women

News Front

2015 marks enormous advances for women

Women's strides made big news throughout 2015, with graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first black female Army surgeon general to Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up all military occupational specialties - or MOSs - to women. Here are some of the highlights:ALL OCCUPATIONS OPEN TO WOMEN On Dec.

Army vet writes book in honor of brother

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Army vet writes book in honor of brother

Life was simple although difficult for the Bartlett family during the Depression Era. The eight Bartlett siblings worked on their family's farm in rural Deer Trail, Colorado. Their happy, simple life was interrupted with the outbreak of World War II. For a 10-year-old Albert Bartlett, this meant watching his favorite

Military engineer society in Tacoma

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Military engineer society in Tacoma

The Society of American Military Engineers, or SAME, has been at the fore front of collaborative works to solve national security and infrastructure issues since their founding in 1920. Nationally, the organization boasts over 150 posts that serve over 30,000 members; as SAME continues to grow they have been able

Gold Star kids treated to Seahawks game

Military Life

Gold Star kids treated to Seahawks game

Jermaine Kearse has made incredible strides in the past year to support military youth and has personally been responsible for more than 200 military youth attending various Seattle Seahawks games at no cost to the military family. "I know kids in the military often don't get a lot of opportunities," said

Bangor marines, sailors enjoy a Merry Christmas

Military Life

Bangor marines, sailors enjoy a Merry Christmas

While family and friends gathered to celebrate Christmas this season, a large number of marines and Masters at Arms sailors at Naval Submarine Base Bangor were tasked with providing security for the U.S. Pacific Fleet of submarines. The group makes up the Marine Security Force Battalion and is attached to Strategic

Sleepless at JBLM

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Sleepless at JBLM

A little known pundit named Griff Niblack once quipped, "Sleep is the chain that ties health and our bodies together." Sleep disturbances are common to stress and are linked to an array of physical and mental health problems. Given the operations tempo placed on U.S. military forces since 2001, there is growing

Winter comfort food

Features

Winter comfort food

  Winter is clearly here, and the season calls for heavy sweaters and hearty meals.  Comfort food is different to every person, and as an individually driven craving, it varies a great deal.  But generally, it is a generous helping of whatever makes you feel, well, comfortable.  Some of the best

Nocturnal soul

Music

Nocturnal soul

There are a lot of milestones that come with growing up listening to music: leaving the comfort of the music that your parents played for you, using their teachings as building blocks to discover bands on your own; getting the first pangs of abandonment when a favorite band releases a

'From Meadows to Mountains'

Arts

'From Meadows to Mountains'

This large group show compares plein air paintings by Washington artists with larger studio paintings of the same subject by the same artists. It would be reasonable to assume that the plein air paintings done on the spot out in nature might be better than the studio paintings - fresher,

Circle Mirror Transformation

Stage

Circle Mirror Transformation

Watch out, Olympia, Circle Mirror Transformation is coming to Olympia Little Theatre, and it's just liable to knock you out. This play by Annie Baker is an Obie Award winner for Best New American Play and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award. It opens at OLT Feb. 5. In a

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