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USS Washington christening

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USS Washington christening

This Saturday, March 5, in Newport News, Virginia, the U.S. Navy will celebrate the time-honored tradition of a ship's christening as USS Washington Sponsor, Elisabeth Mabus, breaks a ceremonial bottle of sparkling American wine across the bow of the USS Washington (SSN 787). In her capacity as Sponsor, Mabus, the

Income tax changes have had little effect on military returns

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Income tax changes have had little effect on military returns

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obama-Care, has recently had a wide spread impact on this year's income tax filing season. The release of the new 1095 series forms has prevented many tax filers from completing their returns in a time frame that they are used

Orienteering Fort Steilacoom Park

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Orienteering Fort Steilacoom Park

Cascade Orienteering and the City of Lakewood have joined forces to bring a quickly growing outdoor event to Fort Steilacoom Park for the first time this weekend. While the park hosts the JROTC National Championships this Sunday, March 6, Lakewood city officials will conduct an orienteering race of their own. The

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Public encouraged to share veteran's stories and vote

"By sharing your story and voting in honor of your veteran, you hold the power to help continue our freedoms just like our military heroes have done for us," said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Servicemembers dedicate their lives to protect the general public's right to vote. What better way to

Military Life

JBLM community update for March 2016

Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach. The following are yesterday's highlights. From JBLM MWR: Readers of all ages can take part in activities during the month of March: all month at the Book Patch in the JBLM Main Library (2109 N. 10th and

Rising below

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Rising below

Roger Ebert enjoyed telling a story about sharing an elevator with Mel Brooks once, not long after the release of Brooks' film The Producers. A woman got in, scowled at Brooks, and announced, "Your film was nothing but vulgar." "Madam," a miffed Brooks replied, "my film rises below vulgarity." In some ways,

People's choice at Tacoma Art Museum

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People's choice at Tacoma Art Museum

By definition, "people's choice" shows are always well loved. When the works the people have to choose from include such giants of early modern art as Mary Cassatt, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Degas and Pierre-August Renoir, how can the popular choices go wrong? On the other hand, such shows tend toward

Waiting in the Wings

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Waiting in the Wings

The witty title Waiting in the Wings is the kind of turn of phrase playwright Noel Coward is famous for. Actors wait in the wings before going on stage, but in Coward's play, which runs this weekend only as a staged reading at Olympia Little Theatre, "The Wings" is the

Food for the soul

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Food for the soul

Charlie Wilkins recently brought the cuisine and culture of the Hawaiian Islands to downtown Olympia. The Lanai Café, located at 514 Capitol Way South, opened at the end of August last year. "Hawaii is the only place in the world I know of that welcomes and sends away strangers with affection," Wilkins

Finding good food in the valley

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Finding good food in the valley

Announcer: The boys are always reminded that there is good food and drinks in the Puyallup Valley, it's just that they aren't as well publicized. But, once again, they walked away from a downtown establishment excited to have discovered a new home for their tastebuds. Jake: One great thing about Crockett's

Jolting excursions

Music

Jolting excursions

A few years ago, I saw a show at the New Frontier where multiple bands got together to cover the entirety of the late Jeff Buckley's classic album, Grace. What that night illuminated to me was that, no matter how iconoclastic and indelible the music of Jeff Buckley was, those

One of the best

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One of the best

The votes are in. Washington's South Sound has been selected as a Great American Defense Community, designating this area one of the best regions in the country when it comes to supporting its military. Not too shocking considering the support of military families and collaborations between the military and local businesses.

Future female Rangers apply here

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Future female Rangers apply here

Former Green Beret Marcus Domingue, owner of Lakewood cross-fit gym, Inveniam Athletics, has a life story that reads like a manual in manliness. The seasoned combat veteran at first glance seems to be an unlikely champion of women's empowerment. But this year he plans to launch a special program at

Dogs and their noses

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Dogs and their noses

Dr. (Capt.) Morgan Bernal and Dr. (Maj.) Kimberly Yore each wore a blue glove on one hand and a light yellow one on the other. Was this a fashion statement? "No, it's just the way things happen around here," commented Staff Sgt. Lester Cannon from under his surgical mask. He was grinning. The three

Precision is the goal at the Junior ROTC competition

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Precision is the goal at the Junior ROTC competition

It was obvious they had done their homework. Their precision as they marched across the gym floor, their synchronized movements as they twirled their rifles or turned directions, was exact. Perfect. About 300 students from eight local high schools competed at the Northwest Junior ROTC drill and rifle conception in the divisional

Star Wars dance

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Star Wars dance

Calling all South Sound fathers and daughters. Time to perfect those Princess Leia braids and dust off those light sabers. You are invited to a galaxy far, far away for Lakewood's 14th annual Father-Daughter Dance. Sponsored by Lakewood Parks and Rec, this year's Star Wars-themed dance will be held Saturday, March

SPOUSE magazine - March 2016

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SPOUSE magazine - March 2016

SPOUSE magazine is a free, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint Base

Sound impact unknown

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Sound impact unknown

New things can bring uncertainty, especially if it's a new missile being launched near your own backyard. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (or JBLM) recently announced that it would fire up to 27 high-speed rockets over a three-day period at JBLM in March. The local community had an opportunity to ask questions and hear

Secretary of Defense gets an upclose tour of JBLM

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Secretary of Defense gets an upclose tour of JBLM

First, he said thanks. Then Ashton Carter, the first Secretary of Defense to visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord since 2008, said "be ready." "There are no other countries that has forces that are as strong, as decent as you are. I'm proud as heck of you all," Carter told about 145 military servicemen,

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

More than fifteen hundred years ago, an English priest named Patrick made a name for himself by bringing the Christian faith to the pagan Irish. Legend tells us, that one of the miracles he did to prove that his message was from God involved driving poisonous snakes off the island.

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