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Fort Lewis: Cold War

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Fort Lewis: Cold War

To applaud, to say thank you, and to make sure their deeds are not forgotten, Alan Archambault has written a book about one of his favorite subjects - Fort Lewis.    To help preserve the role soldiers stationed at Fort Lewis played in resolving conflict worldwide from 1956 to 2010, Archambault wrote

Nine new holes to open

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Nine new holes to open

The new "Nicklaus Nine" at the American Lake Veterans Golf Course is set to open. "June 4th is the big day," said Bruce McKenty, the course's general manager. Presently the only golf course in the nation designed specifically for the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans, the course will double from a

Remembering the fallen

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Remembering the fallen

ROTC volunteers gathered at Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle last Sunday to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces who paid the ultimate price for their dedication to our nation and its citizenry. Three units of ROTC cadets representing the Air Force, Army and Navy

Intangible support

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Intangible support

A cyclone of dust encircled a chaplain, his assistant and two medics as they moved a litter toward a powered up Black Hawk helicopter. Communication proved difficult over the roar. The coordination, however, between the clergy and the medics in loading the soldier unto the aircraft headed for a medical facility,

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Military resource providers to meet in Yakima

Military resource providers will have the opportunity to experience a "first-of-its-kind" conference for anyone who serves those who have served. The Veterans Training Support Center (VTSC) is partnering with Washington Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct the Serving Those Who Served Conference at the Yakima Convention Center on May 25 and

Vacation Bible School

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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long outreach program and is geared for children to learn about God and their respective faiths. This summer's program will take place July 18-22 from 9 a.m. till noon at two locations - Joint Base Lewis-McChord - Lewis North and one held at McChord

Summer camps

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Summer camps

Summer break will be here before you know it. Kids look forward to kicking back, soaking up some sun and sleeping in. But occasionally, they may get a little bored and need something to fill their time. Parents will be thrilled with the educational and fun summer camps being offered

Rent a kayak

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Rent a kayak

If you pay close attention, you might notice a large, yellow orb in the sky, as well as warmer weather and a general feel of excitement in the air. Although the aggressively cloudy nature of the Northwest can make spring feel like a mirage, it's May, therefore time to take

Leave your worries at the door

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Leave your worries at the door

Olympia Family Theater's A Year with Frog and Toad is so joyous that watching it should banish all thoughts of election season politicking. For more than an hour, all worries about war and poverty and climate change should go away. It is the show Olympia Family Theater opened its first season

A distinguished brunch

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A distinguished brunch

Announcer: You may think of brunch as an exclusive Sunday affair, but in downtown Tacoma, brunch is as much a Saturday get-together as a Sunday event, and with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, it makes any weekend morning the launch point for a great afternoon (if not early evening nap). 

Bill Colby: 'The sixties'

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Bill Colby: 'The sixties'

Art entrepreneur Lisa Kinoshita, along with birdloft furniture (Jeff Libby and Adrienne Wicks) and rePly Furniture (Steve Lawler), have opened an exciting new shop on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma. Called Matter: Tacoma made modern, the new shop is a showcase for furniture, woodworking and visual arts. For its inaugural

Seclusion and screen doors

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Seclusion and screen doors

I would never imply, dear reader, that you've never seen the seminal documentary The Last Waltz. But, if you haven't, here are the nuts and bolts of what is rightly considered one of the greatest concert movies ever made: The Band take the stage at the Winterland Ballroom for their

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2016 Armed Forces Day Guide

This is your BIG day - a salute to the troops and a thanks for all you do to protect our freedoms. Please click inside for information on local celebrations and great freebies and offers from the business community. Click here to view our interactive 2016 Armed Forces Day Guide.

New lease rates at Hanson Subaru

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New lease rates at Hanson Subaru

Hanson Subaru in Olympia is offering a 36 month lease of the Forester for $199 a month.  See the details here Why the Forester?   EYESIGHT® DRIVER ASSIST Using two cameras mounted by the rearview mirror to monitor traffic, the EyeSight® Driver Assist[1] system reacts to conditions even before you do. An alert will

Military get in free at Silverwood

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Military get in free at Silverwood

Military families looking build some memories or to bond together after a long deployment have a great opportunity to visit the northwest's largest theme park in May. Silverwood Theme Park, located just north of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Highway 95 in scenic northern Idaho, is hosting American Heroes Weekend May 28-30.

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Nisqually Red Wind Casino celebrates 19 years of business

In celebration of its 19th anniversary, Nisqually Red Wind Casino will draw for cash prizes totaling $68,400 among guests present on Thursdays May 12, 19 and 26, 2016. Drawings for $1,900 will be held at 1 and 5 p.m. each day with a $19,000 drawing at 9 p.m. "Celebrating our anniversary with

Military Life

Consider these financial moves when you relocate

Almost everyone would agree: Moving is a hassle. In addition to selling your current home and finding a new one, you may need to deal with a new school for your kids, a new doctor, a new dentist - the list goes on and on. But you'll also need to

2016 Memorial Day Guide

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2016 Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who served their country but have since departed this world. An opportunity to bow our heads and remember those we loved. From the largest Memorial Day remembrance in the area, to highlights of veterans and organizations, please click here for our special

Memorial Day schedule of events at Mountain View

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Memorial Day schedule of events at Mountain View

MUSICAL PRELUDEBrass Quintet of the 56th Army Band, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChordWELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONCurtis Atkinson Master of CeremoniesPierce County Veterans Advisory CouncilWELCOME BY THE DEPUTY MAYORThe Honorable Jason WhalenDeputy Mayor, City of LakewoodPRESENTATION OF COLORSUnited States Army Honor Guard, Joint Base Lewis-McChordDoughboys of American Legion Post 138RAISING OF THE

Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

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Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

Formerly known as Decoration Day, the last Monday in May has come to be known as Memorial Day, a day for remembering those who have died, specifically those who have died in the service of their nation. It is a time for our nation to remember, reflect and heal. For decades,

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