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Goodwill hosts quarterly veteran networking, hiring event

There comes a time when one's military career comes to an end, and it is time to return to civilian life. There are often questions about how a military career will translate into a job in the outside world and about how to transition smoothly into the workforce. The Goodwill

Tutor Doctor comes to you

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Tutor Doctor comes to you

For Kelly Hudson, helping the veterans and military children of Joint Base Lewis-McChord is more than just her personal business ... it's her mission. Her past is deeply rooted in the military, having served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Bahrain and Iraq. With a total of 26 years in the Army and

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Paralegal of the Year

The goal of all soldiers from the moment they begin their training is to reach the highest possible level of tactical and technical proficiency they can. Every year a handful of soldiers around the globe get the opportunity to compete, to push, and to challenge one another in soldier of

Army needs soldiers to get amped up for Prime Power

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Army needs soldiers to get amped up for Prime Power

Some know how to replace a light switch. They're electricians. Others know how to wire up an entire basecamp. Those are 12P "Prime Power production specialists," and the Army needs more of them in the training pipeline. Soldiers trained in the Prime Power production specialty deploy, install, operate and maintain power

Astronaut application deadline approaching

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Astronaut application deadline approaching

Are you a soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching. Soldiers who want to be considered for the Army Astronaut Candidate Screening Board must complete the two-part application process by Feb. 18. According to MILPER Message #15-364, the application consists of

Final PCS - the rules you should know

Transitioning

Final PCS - the rules you should know

Looking for the rules and information for your last PCS of your military career.  Check out this interview from Military.com.

A FREE salute to military kids

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A FREE salute to military kids

The children of military personnel deserve to be honored after nearly 13 years of war, and the regular hardships that come with military service, said organizers of an event designed to recognize these kids for their sacrifices to the nation.  And, along with area supporters,

Indian Special Forces here

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Indian Special Forces here

About 150 meters to the right side of the special action vessel, or SAV, a Chinook helicopter slowly moved forward as it maintained an altitude of about 10 feet off the cold water between Ketron Island and Solo Point. The sound and fury of the Chinook's powerful, 3,750 horsepower driven tandem

Madigan opens school-based clinic at Rogers High School

Jobs & Education

Madigan opens school-based clinic at Rogers High School

Madigan Army Medical Center is once again expanding its reach into Pierce County school districts by adding a seventh adolescent school-based health clinic that will serve military dependents. On Jan. 22, Madigan opened its seventh satellite clinic at Rogers High School in the Puyallup School District. Its other six satellite clinics

Over the falls

Attractions

Over the falls

You know what a hotel looks and feels like, but Salish Lodge is so much more than that. It's a self-contained resort, perched over glorious Snoqualmie Falls and loaded with amenities for getaway travelers. Military guests get more than they pay for, as they're rewarded with 15 percent discounts on

Traditional Irish musician to present benefit concert

Music

Traditional Irish musician to present benefit concert

Nationally renowned musician Randal Bays, along with the Bays Family Band and pianist Suzanne Taylor, will present an evening of traditional Irish music, Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. The concert, which according to Bays will feature "the grassroots, rural dance music that's nurtured and passed on in families and

The forefront of musical theater

Stage

The forefront of musical theater

If you're a Broadway fan, it's easy to look back on shows you experienced as sea changes in the art form, thereby concluding American-style musical comedy evolves in fits and starts. We study Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, for example, the acclaimed musical that featured an all-black cast, but not Clorindy:

Serious ear candy

Music

Serious ear candy

In my mid-teenage years, I picked up my first vinyl album from the discount bin at Rocket Records. It was a weather-worn copy of Harry Nilsson's underrated Son of Schmilsson, the tongue-in-cheek quasi-sequel to his breakthrough Nilsson Schmilsson, and it was filled with tossed-off goofs ("I'd Rather Be Dead"), surging

'Prison Obscura'

Arts

'Prison Obscura'

Like images captured with a pinhole camera, also known as a camera obscura, the exhibition "Prison Obscura" at The Evergreen State College "considers this fundamental distortion that characterizes vision and viewing, how we see and don't see the people we incarcerate - the people we put in boxes. Guiding the

Rediscovering our past

Reviews

Rediscovering our past

Two things you notice right away about the Brown's Point Diner in northeast Tacoma: First, it's a little slice of Americana with no-fuss food and friendly staff; second, for all of its old fashion sensibilities, it's in a strip mall. Jason: I think its funny when a diner is in a

Second Samuel at Tacoma Little Theatre

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Second Samuel at Tacoma Little Theatre

Tacoma Little Theatre's production of Second Samuel is a little play that tackles big subjects in an inventive manner while maintaining its light-hearted feel. It is a stylistic marvel with two sets: the Bait and Brew Bar (stage left), advertising red eye - that's booze and red wigglers - that's

New homes in JBLM area

Military Life

New homes in JBLM area

With a growing number of financial and safety concerns, home buying has become one of the most difficult decisions families face today. Whether it is a family's first home, or their 50th, the process compounds stress and worry from nearly every home buyer to the point that many will settle

Finding homes on YouTube

Military Life

Finding homes on YouTube

The process of buying a home has changed drastically in the past 10 to 15 years. Years ago, buyers needed to physically see all of the homes they felt interested in; today, that's no longer necessary. Now, all a buyer really needs is a computer or a phone. Going online

Helping the EOD

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Helping the EOD

Working in one of the most dangerous occupations in the military is probably an accolade that most servicemembers would want to state, but may not want to actually commit a career towards. That's the life of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician. Out of the estimated 1.4 million members serving in the

Recovery Café soon to serve Tacoma veterans

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Recovery Café soon to serve Tacoma veterans

The veterans and homeless who call the Tacoma area their home will soon have the help they need with the addition of Recovery Café to the community, the first of its kind in the area. Recovery Café's mission is simple - to provide help and services to those afflicted by

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