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The beginning of GENESIS

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The beginning of GENESIS

The Military Health System (MHS) will soon introduce an electronic health records system called GENESIS. It is designed to integrate inpatient and outpatient solutions that connect active-duty medical and dental information across the continuum of care, from point of injury to the military treatment facility. MHS GENESIS is to be fully deployed

Opening a SMART door

Military Life

Opening a SMART door

Photo: From left, Joseph Sellers, Jr.; Richard Quintana, HSC, 7th Infantry Division; Trey Freitag, U.S. Navy; William Castillo, U.S. Army; Juan C. Perez, U.S. Army; Joshua Buckley, U.S. Army; Barry Barker, U.S. Army; Ethan Eastling, U.S. Air Force; Ryan Arce, U.S. Army; Joseph Lansdell, president, SMACNA National. Photo credit: International

Bridge builder

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Bridge builder

Robert Graves does not believe in burning bridges; in fact, he builds them. "Bridges are those metaphorical ties that help us interact with people easily," writes the former Marine in a 2016 article entitled, "Burning Bridges Works In War, But Not In The Workplace." "The bridges you build will lead you

Planting an oar

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Planting an oar

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is looking for individuals to plant an oar. An initiative enabled by a generous grant from the NEH, PLANTING THE OAR is designed to continue conversations initiated by The Telling Project, a national nonprofit that facilitates discussions between veterans and civilians through innovative stage

Tacoma Arts Month

Arts

Tacoma Arts Month

Olympia, with just shy of 50,000 citizens, will spend this weekend enjoying its biannual, downtown celebration, Arts Walk. With over four times as many residents, Tacoma needs more. That's why October is Tacoma Arts Month -- but even that's not enough. The 16th annual festival stretches over six weeks, from

Everyone has a song

Music

Everyone has a song

For those of you that have a mom, you know she tends to be right more often than you are. She says things like clean your room and asks you if you ate today, and when your 9-to-5s become 9-to-midnights she fights you to give yourself some of what we

The possibilities of glass and steel

Arts

The possibilities of glass and steel

Since the Museum of Glass opened in Tacoma in 1992, it has brought cutting-edge, contemporary art to audiences each year. The museum's tilted, steel and glass cone has even become a symbol of creativity as artists collaborate in the glassblowing studio beneath it and audiences look-on nearby. The museum draws

Keeping it classic

Reviews

Keeping it classic

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie are transported from Olympia's bustling, Bohemian downtown to a true speakeasy style joint as they crossed the threshold into Dillinger's Cocktails and Kitchen Rum Room. JACKIE: The ambiance is delightfully swanky. A rich and plush character is set with beautiful hanging chandeliers, a distinguished

The Cat in the Hat

Stage

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat at Olympia Family Theater is a fun, little play that breezes through non-stop and almost constant motion for under 40 minutes with no intermission. As everyone who remembers the book by Dr. Seuss knows - and who doesn't remember the book? - there are not a

Really good stuff

Arts

Really good stuff

Juried art exhibitions inevitably include a few clunkers, a few so-so works, and -- if we're lucky -- some excellent art. Sometimes the inconsistency in quality is because there were not enough good entries to choose from, and sometimes it is because the juror feels compelled to include a variety

Mad musical machines

Music

Mad musical machines

For many casual fans of music, there can be a rigidity to the ways in which a musician is allowed to express themselves. Without necessarily being conscious of it, the listener will pay deference to tradition and professionalism: music is made by guitars, drums and pianos, that look demonstrably how

A triumphant human spirit

Online Newspapers

A triumphant human spirit

Hell cannot triumph over the human spirit. Born in 1922 on Vashon Island, Benjamin Wilson grew to personify the above words. After dropping out of Vashon High School, he joined the Army in 1940 and eventually was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, he

Connected to you

Online Newspapers

Connected to you

Connections are fulfilling, and the United Service Organizations Northwest strengthens America's servicemembers by keeping them connected to family, home and country. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO Northwest relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to support its work. The USO Northwest continues to support America's military

Take A Walk in the Dark

Outdoors

Take A Walk in the Dark

Celebrating Halloween is all about the thrills, isn't it? We're drawn to the heart-pumping rush, the gleeful feeling we get from scaring the pants off each other as we amble through the dark once a year. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) and Family and Morale, Welfare

"JBLM in 10"

Military Life

"JBLM in 10"

"Welcome to ‘JBLM in 10,' The Ranger, NW Airlifter and JBLM Living newspapers' video channel connecting you to the greater JBLM area," says Christina Butcher, executive producer of video production and on-camera host, in the introduction to "JBLM in 10" videos. The videos can be found on the new YouTube

The Triad gets spooky

Stage

The Triad gets spooky

I'm sure we all have figured out by now that it is October. Not only is the weather getting more beautiful, but everyone who has Halloween as a favorite holiday is already celebrating it in one way or another. You either love it or you hate it, but no matter

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

In Three Easy Pieces, I deconstruct one specific genre of pop culture, from its birth through how it exists today. This month, I'm looking at cartoons for adults. When did animation shift from a medium cultivating imagination in kids to something to expand the minds of grown-ups? BIRTH: Fritz the Cat Honorable mention: Fantastic

El Borracho

Reviews

El Borracho

ANNOUNCER: Yet another Seattle success has branched out to the Tacoma area. In this case -- the easy-going Mexican cantina El Borracho, located on 6th Ave. in the North End. Jackie and Dutch jumped at the chance to leave the kids behind and grab some tequila and bites at an

Cymbeline

Stage

Cymbeline

I've struggled with how to approach diving into Harlequin Productions' staging of Cymbeline, which it seems is a fairly normal reaction that many have had to the work, since its first production around 400 years ago. One of William Shakespeare's final plays - generally categorized as one of his "late romances,"

Must-see show

Arts

Must-see show

Marilyn Frasca is a marvel. If there was ever such a thing as a must-see show, it is Frasca's show of some 56 drawings at Childhood's End Gallery in Olympia. This exhibition is the result of a lifetime, so far, of making art, studying art and teaching art. Her drawing

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