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Nonprofit speaks for LGBT military

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Nonprofit speaks for LGBT military

The American Military Partner Association (AMPA) is the largest resource network for LGBT servicemembers, veterans and their families in the country. Conceived in 2009 and founded in 2012, the nonprofit organization is the brainchild of Stephen Peters, who served his country as a marine for four years before he was

A badminton journey

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A badminton journey

It's a fairly well-known fact that soccer (or football, for those not in the U.S.) is the world's most popular sport. What's less well-known is the world's second most popular sport. Could it be basketball? Tennis? Hockey? One website, Badminton Information, claims that badminton actually takes silver in this competition.

Staff Sgt. Thiem awarded Silver Star for bravery

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Staff Sgt. Thiem awarded Silver Star for bravery

With bullets whizzing over his head and while under heavy attack, Keaton Thiem did the unexpected. He didn't remain hidden behind a bolder, seeking safety. Instead, the Air Force staff sergeant risked his life, helping as a combat controller to save the lives of 100-plus men during a 14-hour military encounter

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Local military become newest Americans

Their stories vary greatly, but five proud service members and one military spouse reached a major milestone in their lives when sworn in as America’s newest citizens at a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the Club at McChord Field Nov. 9. This was the ninth annual U.S.

Operation Turkey Drop delivers holiday meals

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Operation Turkey Drop delivers holiday meals

"Operation: Turkey Drop is a great cause and it really gets you into the holiday spirit of giving to those who sacrifice so much throughout the year," said Operation: Turkey Drop facilitator, Carlene Joseph.  "It's even more rewarding when you're touching the lives of junior-enlisted military families." The season for holiday giving

Pitch in with the Patriot Athletic League

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Pitch in with the Patriot Athletic League

The military and baseball may not seem to have much in common, but Kevin Burke would disagree: "They both focus on teamwork. You have fast guys and strong guys, you figure out someone's strengths and put them where they can best help. The best teams win, not necessarily the teams

Military ice sculptures

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Military ice sculptures

In an unpretentious warehouse tucked away in a cluster of non-descript buildings not far from Madigan Hospital, something unexpected is taking place on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. At any given time, as many as 20 culinary arts specialists, led by Culinary Arts Quality Assurance Evaluator John Osterholm, are creating beautiful sculptures

A mixed bag for wounded warriors

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A mixed bag for wounded warriors

Seventy-five percent of wounded warriors report they have post-traumatic stress, and a third of those say they've struggled to find care, however, more are finding access to healthcare and education, a survey recently reported. More than 31,000 warriors registered with Wounded Warrior Projects' (WWP) survey of military veterans. "This seventh survey was

Long-term care for vets

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Long-term care for vets

There are 23.7 million military veterans in the United States, and many of them are seniors, or soon will be. TRICARE, a healthcare program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System, offers some options to help veterans and their loved ones make a decision. Skilled Nursing Care:  This is

Festival of the Nativity in Tacoma

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Festival of the Nativity in Tacoma

The holiday season is just kicking off and everywhere you look, Christmas decor is already being displayed. With many children about to be on winter break from school, its time to start planning what to see and do for the holidays. The Festival of the Nativity returns to Tacoma for

'Art Without Borders Part One'

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'Art Without Borders Part One'

The Tacoma design showroom and gallery, Matter:Tacoma made modern, is offering a rare opportunity to see the work of French-Tunisian graffiti artist and TED Fellow, eL Seed. His global initiative to share the message of peace through graffiti art is more urgent now than ever. eL Seed has given permission to

Monty Python's Spamalot at Triad Theater

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Monty Python's Spamalot at Triad Theater

I must confess that I did not have high hopes when I went to The Triad Theater in Yelm to see Standing Room Only's production of Monty Python's Spamalot. My previous experience with small town community theater has never been on a par with Tacoma and Olympia theaters. But the

Sit at this Table

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Sit at this Table

ANNOUNCER: The boys have been trying a number of food for the masses type places that they were excited to put on their fancy pants and get back to a small plate-finely crafted establishment. The Table did not disappoint. JASON: The care and attention that the folks at The Table put

Shows this holiday season

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Shows this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, that time of tree trimming, menorah lighting, cookie baking, gift buying - and show seeing. No kidding. You might think there'd be enough to do at this time of year, but holiday time is a big time for families to dress up and go out

Jingle Bell fun runs

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Jingle Bell fun runs

When the winter weather outside is frightful and cold, many of us want to curl up by a fire and not go outdoors again until spring. While staying indoors is easy to do, it is even easier to get outside and have some fun - all while getting some exercise.

Puget Sound-area zoos celebrate holiday season

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Puget Sound-area zoos celebrate holiday season

After Thanksgiving is over, it seems like everything is suddenly Christmas-themed. Naturally, the Puget Sound's zoos are joining in on the holiday spirit with some unique activities of their own. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium For many who have grown up in Tacoma, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Zoolights extravaganza is a

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JBLM trips into the snow

The Northwest Adventure Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord can help you embrace the cold and break through any misgivings you may have about the winter with a variety of adventures. “You want to make the most of this weather when you can,” said Ronnie Pippen, NAC manager.

Santa's tactical sleigh

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Santa's tactical sleigh

For those looking to make holiday gifts composed of tactical or gun gear, Quantico Tactical and Tactical Tailor are businesses worth checking before harnessing the reindeer to the sleigh. Both stores are ready for Christmas. "We're stocked up on all our popular items, as well as many new ones," wrote Tyler Hobbs,

Support locally-owned businesses around the Sound

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Support locally-owned businesses around the Sound

If you'd rather spend your time and money supporting local crafters, gardeners, writers and entrepreneurs than fighting the crowds at the mall, the South Sound has plenty of options to meet your holiday shopping needs.The Pacific Northwest Shop: This unique shop features specialty foods, T-shirts, books and one-of-a-kind gifts from

Shopping in downtown Olympia

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Shopping in downtown Olympia

The wonder of shopping downtown Olympia is the variety of unique goods to be found within easy walking distance. Here are five recommended downtown shopping destinations. Traditions Fair Trade at 500 5th Ave. SW, is right across the street from Capitol Lake. Traditions offers a smorgasbord of craft items from around

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