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Nidoto Nai Yoni

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Nidoto Nai Yoni

A shameful moment in U.S. history comes to life on Bainbridge Island. The Eagledale Ferry Dock marks the spot where the first Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes during World War II and incarcerated in concentration camps. Two locations on the island highlight this history, and once you

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JBLM gamers prepare for competition

Remember when your parents would walk in on a round or seven on the Nintendo to send you out into the “real world?” They likely said something along the lines of, “You can’t make real money playing video games.” Well, the times have certainly changed, and they were

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Upcoming JBLM sports and rec

Western Washington Traveling Skeet League Outdoor: The Western Washington Traveling Skeet League invites shooters of all experience levels to new shooting events alternating between the McChord Field Sportsman’s Club and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main starting Saturday at 10 a.m. on

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Lt. Dan Band plays free on base

Lieutenant Dan Band, 6 p.m., free. Event to take place at Memorial Stadium and is sponsored by the USO. Additional details will be released at a later date. Please check the events calendar at jblmmwr.com.

Takeoff into history

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Takeoff into history

History was made at McChord Field July 14, 2017. In a change of command ceremony rich in history and steeped in tradition, Col. Rebecca Sonkiss accepted the guidon of the Air Force, thus becoming the first woman to command the 62nd Airlift Wing. She replaces Col. Leonard Kosinski, who will assume new

Spouses: consider a new career at a new base

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Spouses: consider a new career at a new base

So you're PCSing again ... or for the first time. No matter how many times you've moved, there's plenty of change that comes with picking up and moving. There's a new house, new friends, a new grocery store - and new highways to navigate to get to the grocery store. And

Operation GoodJobs, military to civilian

Jobs & Education

Operation GoodJobs, military to civilian

Operation GoodJobs is a program run by Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, to provide servicemembers, veterans and their families the tools to succeed in the civilian workplace. The transition to civilian life is a big adjustment and Goodwill works to bridge the gap between the two worlds. Those

Experience equals credits

Jobs & Education

Experience equals credits

For servicemembers and veterans, educational opportunities for advancement are close at hand. Two local colleges, Clover Park Technical College and Pierce College, offer excellent programs designed to help servicemembers and veterans obtain a college degree or certificate. When using their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, current and past servicemembers should also ensure that

Tips and tricks to using your GI Bill

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Tips and tricks to using your GI Bill

Since it was first introduced in the 1940s, the GI Bill has been helping veterans obtain higher education and training. Originally added as a benefit for those serving in World War II (vs. cash payouts to WWI vets), the program lets soldiers test for scholarships and free schooling.  In the decades

Civilian job in mind?

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Civilian job in mind?

At some point in your military life, you decide what you want to do post-service. That might be 20 or even 30 years in, but the realization eventually comes that it's time to move on. Likely, you'll pursue something else professionally. Or maybe you'll retire and call it quits on

VFW Narrows Bridge honors centenarian

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VFW Narrows Bridge honors centenarian

Leaving us at the rate of nearly 400 per day, and with fewer than a half million remaining, our World War II veterans are perhaps this country's most rapidly disappearing national treasure. So it was fitting for VFW Post #10018 in Ruston to pull out all the stops when one

An elegant hall

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An elegant hall

Between World War I and World War II, Camp Lewis became Fort Lewis, which in turn took on a pronounced sense of permanence. Many of the pre-WWI buildings were removed and replaced by Neo-Georgian brick buildings with brick facades, sash windows and door cases with fanlights. With the parade ground (now Watkins

Combining art with nature

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Combining art with nature

One of the more unique museums on this year's list of Blue Star Museums is the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way. A majestic outdoor site surrounded by towering trees is the location for this showcase of art and nature. On exhibit now is "Natives," a creative collaboration between landscape artist

Washington State International Kite Festival

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Washington State International Kite Festival

The 2017 Washington State International Kite Festival kicks off Aug. 21 in Long Beach and runs through Aug. 27. It is a weeklong celebration of everything pertaining to kites. Famous kite fliers and thousands of spectators from all over the world converge on the area to participate in this annual

Summer skin care safety

Health

Summer skin care safety

Summer has finally graced Washington state with its presence, causing people to migrate outside for outdoors galore. Amid the excitement of celebratory BBQs, water park weekends and poolside lounging, it can be easy to neglect proper skin care for summertime. Thankfully, Pacific Medical Centers' dermatologist and U.S. Air Force Reserve

By music, with love

Music

By music, with love

It's summer time, which is time for road trips and massive sunburns, but mostly it means there is a high demand for music. It seems like the music jumps off our CDs right in front of our eyes and ears for one season. We are very lucky to live in

Brian Regan

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Brian Regan

A YouTube transfer of Brian Regan standup special, I Walked on the Moon (ironically prefaced with the caption, "This DVD is for private home viewing only"), is boldly dubbed: "Best Comedian Ever." That's debatable, to say the least, but it points to the enduring appeal of Regan's career since his

Cars & Couture Fashion Show

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Cars & Couture Fashion Show

Bold colors, long lines and rippling curves from one end to the other. We're not just talking about high-end cars, we're talking about high-end couture fashion as well. And on July 22, residents across the South Puget Sound will have the opportunity to appreciate the visual beauty of both at the

More than dogs

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More than dogs

ANNOUNCER: Take me out to the ballpark means a lot more than fun and games - there is also a great line-up of food at Cheney Stadium. You'll not only find a number of items courtesy of Ivars, but also food trucks and several hot dogs from Tacoma's famed Red

Shakespeare in capitol park

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Shakespeare in capitol park

Leaving Animal Fire Theatre's outdoor production of Much Ado About Nothing, my wife said she thought it might be the best Animal Fire show yet. In the moment, I tended to agree; but then I remembered their Hamlet from five years past and realized the obvious: you can't compare these

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