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Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

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Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

For some, they were drafted into service on a fateful day long ago. They were asked to leave their life plans and the world they knew behind in order to serve their country in a time of need. Others volunteered their service, answering a call to serve and give back

The public's history

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The public's history

A significant part of America's story is discovered in the nation's military history. Within this history - within the workings of who did what, with what and when - the public begins to understand and appreciate the past events and sacrifices that have shaped the present. "We are the American people's museum,"

Taking our military out to the ballgame

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Taking our military out to the ballgame

Is there anything quite as American as watching a baseball game in the warm, afternoon sun? Very few experiences can rival the nostalgia felt while sitting in a small-town baseball stadium enjoying a home game. But on Sunday, June 11, the grit city's very own minor league baseball team, the

Aviation history comes alive

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Aviation history comes alive

The McChord Air Museum is much larger than it looks. In addition to the small building which holds the museum, it includes the Heritage Hill Airpark and the Restoration Hanger. Raymond Jordan, McChord Air Museum curator, proudly oversees the collection entrusted to his care. When driving up to the museum, you

Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

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Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

The end of May teases that the school year is almost at an end and that summer is right around the corner. While the end of the month brings many things to celebrate, not all celebrations are about hot dogs on the BBQ or big weekend parties. This year, Memorial

Do you believe in fairies?

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Do you believe in fairies?

"Just find your happy place." Wise words of a close friend when you're about to rip your hair out. Do you ever ask yourself where that place is? I mean, it's a place in our hearts that we all go to when life seems to get the better of us,

Eternal rest in T-Town

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Eternal rest in T-Town

If you've ever seen Peter Shaffer's 1979 play Amadeus or the Oscar-winning 1984 film based on it, you know some of the story of Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K. 626 - but you probably know a clever fiction. Shaffer based his work on an 1830 Pushkin play, Mozart and

Upscale dining in aisle one

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Upscale dining in aisle one

ANNOUNCER: Before there was Harbor Greens, Trader Joes and Whole Foods, The Metropolitan Market in Proctor came down from Seattle to provide our area an upscale grocery experience that includes take-and-go delicacies hard to find, at the time, anywhere else. JAKE:  You want me to eat at a grocery store? JASON: I

Who art thou?

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Who art thou?

Shakespeare in Hollywood by legendary playwright Ken Ludwig, author of such popular plays as Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, and Twentieth Century, brings a bit of magic and a lot of mayhem to Olympia Little Theatre. The concept is brilliant, even as it asks audiences to forsake logic

Nicholas Nyland partners at Matter

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Nicholas Nyland partners at Matter

Artist, curator and gallery owner Lisa Kinoshita recently announced that local artist Nicholas Nyland has joined Matter co-owners Kinoshita and furniture maker Steve Lawler of rePly Furniture as a third partner. "And wait ‘til you see the changes he's wrought at the gallery," Kinoshita exclaimed in an email brimming with

Skirting musical chaos

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Skirting musical chaos

It is my feeling that there's nothing sacred in music. I repeat: nothing. If anything, a little bit of subversion is always welcome, and if a band wants to punch up at some iconic band, song or style, I'm all for it. In my time working as a karaoke host, I've

Dystopian fiction set on JBLM

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Dystopian fiction set on JBLM

When retired Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle D. Pratt was a child, his family moved to a secluded home in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Although he was a somewhat reluctant reader, with no TV and no radio, he soon turned to books - especially sci-fi books - to fill

Calling all moms!

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Calling all moms!

Pregnancy is a time one never forgets. The nine-month period is one filled with its share of joys and torments, from the sacred "pregnancy glow" to insatiable late-night cravings and absurdly stretchable pants. For many, author Heidi Murkoff's What to Expect When You're Expecting series serves as a sort of

Marching in honor

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Marching in honor

A part of Camp Lewis, Fort Lewis and now Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the field takes its name from Master Sgt. Travis Earl Watkins. The eldest of three sons, Watkins was born in 1920 in the small town of Waldo, Arkansas. In time, his family moved to the slightly larger town of Troup,

Tank lovers get ready

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Tank lovers get ready

On May 27, the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) will host Tankfest Northwest 2017. Formerly known as Paul G. Allen's Flying Heritage Collection, the event marks the public reveal of the museum's new brand identity. Tank lovers will enjoy the unveiling of a new vehicle to the collection, the

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The history of JBLM's airfields

During World War I, a sod airfield was constructed at the side of today’s Gray Army Airfield. Major construction came in 1938 with two runways and buildings. On April 12, 1938, it was named Gray Army Airfield to honor Capt. Lawrence Gray, who lost his life during

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555 soldiers volunteer in Roy

Sergeant Thomas Tran is quickly making volunteering in Roy something of a tradition for him and his young family. Tran was one of more than 63 volunteers from 555th Engineer Brigade who flooded the rustic city’s downtown May 6 for Hometown Heroes, Roy’s annual day of

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Boxing legend started career at JBLM

Born as Rocco Marchegiano, Rocky Marciano is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time with a record of 49-0, retiring as the heavyweight champion of the world, but there was a time when boxing wasn’t part of his plan — at least not until after

2017 Memorial Day Guide

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2017 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

Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

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Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

Many servicemembers change duty stations often enough that "home" stops being where they came from. The places where they grew up or made a life for themselves before joining the military get further and further away, and "home" becomes their last duty station before getting out of the military. Sometimes,

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