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Lovers of large venues can find employment

Jobs & Education

Lovers of large venues can find employment

Not everyone finds comfort in the middle of a mosh pit or maneuvering through a crowd of thousands at a large venue or sporting event.   Others become bored with anything less. For those who relish being in large crowds and also enjoy making money, Staff Pro might have some extra cash

Hair and skin skills

Jobs & Education

Hair and skin skills

Locks of Emily Dickinson's hair drifted to the floor. When the snipping of the scissors stopped, Jamie Phan, a military spouse and student at Summit Salon Academy, began to highlight Dickinson's tresses. "I've been doing this for fun for quite some time," commented Phan. "Now I'm going to school to make money doing

Consider a career in Special Operations

Jobs & Education

Consider a career in Special Operations

Career inspiration comes from many different things and in many different forms. Hundreds of civilians lined up to enlist in the military following the attacks Sept. 11, 2001. Others enlisted before that fateful day with an eagerness to answer the call of duty. Regardless of how and why people enlist

New updated programs help spouses find jobs

Jobs & Education

New updated programs help spouses find jobs

The Army and the Department of Defense are growing spouse employment programs and partnerships, career experts told family members recently. Eddy Mentzer, an Air Force spouse and an associate director in the DoD's Office of Family Readiness Policy, responsible for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, said the department is

Troops wanted to be cops

Jobs & Education

Troops wanted to be cops

The Defense Logistics Agency is recruiting the military community to staff a civilian police force for six installations in the United States. A campaign running on the American Forces Network encourages servicemembers and their dependents to apply for the positions. The agency is authorized 377 police officers, responsible for securing and policing

Family

A candle for love, loss

They walked stoically forward, each holding a battery operated candle — lit to represent a baby whose light burned out far too soon, through miscarriage, infant or child death. Several dozen parents and family members walked the halls of Madigan Army Medical Center Oct. 14 during Joint

Military Life

Annual market to feature handcrafted holiday gifts

With just more than 60 shopping days until Christmas, here’s a perfect opportunity to find some handcrafted holiday gifts for the loved ones on your list: The Lewis Community Spouses’ Club will hold its annual Holiday Market at the American Lake Conference Center Oct. 28 and

Recreation

Rules for hunting on JBLM

Saturday was the beginning of the deer season for modern rifle use, which continues through Oct. 31 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It was also the first day of waterfowl hunting season that will be available through January. Add in that the pheasant hunting season is still

Will we return?

News Front

Will we return?

In March 1942, Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines under the cover of darkness for Australia.  When he arrived in Adelaide he told reporters, "I came through and I shall return." Wading ashore on Leyte Island in October 1944, he said, "I have returned." Since then, the United States and the Philippines

A soldier's best friend

News Front

A soldier's best friend

Washington will "Go to the Dogs" for the fourth year in a row. Service animals have been assisting servicemembers with mental and physical disabilities for decades, but there remains many questions on the benefits and rules for owning a service animal. Is one aware they should ask the owner before petting a

News

Civil War vet honored

It was a tribute and a thank you to Hiram Randall Gale, one of the last surviving Civil War veterans. On Oct. 21, Gale's Civil War Monument was rededicated by the Puget Sound War Roundtable at a cemetery in Seattle, the Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park. With about 25 people attending, several people

A mother's love builds a foundation

Military Life

A mother's love builds a foundation

After moving away from her hometown of Laquey, Missouri, a stone's throw from Army base Fort Leonard Wood, Alicia Harper found herself a single mother to two beautiful girls, working in corporate restaurant management.  After falling in love and marrying her coworker turned husband, James, in 2008, the couple prepared

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Dragonslayer Battalion to battle ISIL

The Dragonslayer Battalion, under the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, cased their colors during a ceremony held at the Wilson Gym on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Oct. 18. The 17th Field Artillery Brigade, "most notably known as the HIMARS Brigade" or High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, is an artillery brigade in the United

News

Give back to the veteran community by volunteering at Soldiers Home

Looking to give back to the veteran community during the holidays? The Washington Soldiers Home in Orting has multiple volunteer opportunities available for those interested in providing a little more holiday cheer for the veteran residents that call this facility home. "Volunteers provide one-on-one visitations, assist with running activity programs, and by

Recreation

Williams, Dietzen outpace 5K field

While he is still one of the faster runners on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Richard Williams of Madigan Army Medical Center wasn’t running at 100 percent Oct. 21 during the Triumph Commander’s Cup Series 5K Championship at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on

Military photographers in focus

Arts

Military photographers in focus

Photography - the writing with light - comes down to vision. It is the ability to see a final result in your mind's eye, and then to make it so with a camera. Local military have been doing that for years through membership in the Tacoma Photographic Society. "There is a quiet

Recreation

Specialist also known as "coach"

Army Spc. John Morken of Joint Base Lewis-McChord spends his free time around sports. If he’s not on duty with Dental Command or volunteering with JBLM’s Child, Youth and School Services, he’s coaching the eighth grade team for the Lakes Junior Lancers program in Lakewood. While

Recreation

JBLM golfers participate at VGA nationals

Jordan Bobert never would have seen himself golfing at the Veteran Golfers Association National Championship Oct. 18 and 19 at Fallen Oaks Golf Club in Biloxi, Miss., but in a field filled with active-duty service members, veterans and wounded warriors, Bobert was competing in the VGA’s

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Commander has donated blood since high school

He started donating blood in high school, and then continued through college. Col. Michael Place, commander of the Madigan Army Medical Center, still donates blood to this day. To ensure he could fit donating into his busy schedule, Place stopped by the Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Pacific

Avoid the autumn fitness slump

Military Life

Avoid the autumn fitness slump

As the holiday season approaches, the lure of sugary sweets and fancy feasts threatens to pack on pounds and add notches to our belts. Dr. Rachel Allen, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), has been affiliated with Pacific Medical Centers' Lakewood clinic for six months, and has worked within the medical

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