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The Bob Kenevan Story

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The Bob Kenevan Story

This story is of The Long Gray Line -- a phrase used to describe, as a continuum, all graduates and cadets of the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) -- with its deep-rooted bond that reaches into the past, is indelible in the present and will continue unbroken

Aviation Day at Paine Field

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Aviation Day at Paine Field

It is arguably the greatest training aircraft ever created. Originally built in 1935, the T-6 Texan was used for basic combat training during World War II and for decades afterward. It was known as the "pilot maker" because of its role in preparing pilots for combat. This historic plane will be among

Great bagels

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Great bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels is a bagel and coffee chain that provides Joint Base Lewis-McChord customers with a delicious variety of bagels. Simply put, a bagel is a round bread made from five ingredients: flour, salt, water, yeast and malt. The dough is boiled and then baked to a rich caramel color;

A gateway to success

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A gateway to success

Starting your career off in the military can be a great gateway to success in life. That's what Jeffrey Hellam, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and the proprietor of Hellam's Vineyard Wine Shop & Wine Bar in La Conner, Washington, did. He trained at the Motor Lifeboat School

A raceway, Navy base depot and airport

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A raceway, Navy base depot and airport

Reusing and not abusing space is not anything new in business, but there is one specific industrial area in the city of Lakewood, which currently employs more than 1,500 people in the same buildings that were used by the U.S. Navy back in World War II.  Through the decades, Lakewood Industrial

Remembering an almost 30-year family tradition

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Remembering an almost 30-year family tradition

In April 1989, Gary Stedman lost his beloved wife to breast cancer. He wanted his three young children to become comfortable going to a cemetery, so he began to take them to the Fort Lewis Cemetery to place flags at each gravesite prior to Memorial Day. Stedman was in charge of

Armed Forces Day deals

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Armed Forces Day deals

May is Military Appreciation Month. It's a time to honor the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. Many national and local businesses show their appreciation this month and year-round with military discounts and special offers. Check out just a few of the many deals available.  ARMED FORCES

Clearing the air

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Clearing the air

Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord spent the week of May 7 through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army's Chemical Corps with a series of commemorating events. Maj. Gilbert D. Hurte, Jr. coordinated with the JBLM Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association to make the event happen.

Pet Fair may 20 in DuPont

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Pet Fair may 20 in DuPont

Have a pet? Love pets? The entire community (military, DuPont and beyond) is invited to a free Pet Fair May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in DuPont as part of the Armed Forces Day weekend. And your pet is going to feel like the star of the show. "It's a

New book from New York Times bestselling  author JoAnn Ross

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New book from New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross

Local New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross' new book, Herons Landing, will be available May 22. This is the first novel in her new Honeymoon Harbor series; the title comes from the Great Blue Herons that nest in a tree near the home (called Herons Landing). The novel is

Moondoggies, garbage goats and gilded unicorns

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Moondoggies, garbage goats and gilded unicorns

There's nothing like the sun-kissed days of summer here in Washington State, especially after a long and cold winter followed by a soggy spring. So, to welcome in the sun and the season, we decided to hit the road for a weekend getaway to Spokane.  The "Lilac City" is the second-largest

58th annual Pioneer Rodeo coming to Roy

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58th annual Pioneer Rodeo coming to Roy

This June, for the 58th year in a row, the Roy Pioneer Rodeo will once again draw rodeo contestants and spectators from all around the country. Ever since it began with a gas station conversation and an on-the-spot $10 donation in 1960, the Roy Pioneer Rodeo has been offering the

New changes to retention bonuses, kickers

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New changes to retention bonuses, kickers

Officials released new guidance Tuesday on the Army's Selective Retention Bonus Program, which includes first-ever bonuses up to $52,000 for those who reenlist for critical Security Forces Assistance Brigade positions. SRB "kickers" that incentivize soldiers who reenlist early will also go into effect at the end of this month. Details are

Special days for each military branch

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Special days for each military branch

History of Army Day Army Day can be traced back to a little-known Defense Test Day, which was observed only twice: once in 1924 and once in 1925. Congress then disallowed any further observances of this day. In response, the Military Order of the World War under Col. Thatcher Luquer

22 flags for 22 too many

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22 flags for 22 too many

The Student Veterans of Tacoma Community College (SVOTCC) is drawing attention to the staggering statistic that an average of 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. The group is hosting an event, 22 Flags for 22 Too Many Veteran Suicides, through May 26 and will place 22

71st Armed Forces Day celebration in Bremerton

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71st Armed Forces Day celebration in Bremerton

For the past 71 years, Bremerton has been the place to be to celebrate those who have served in our Armed Forces. So much so, that it is the longest running Armed Forces Day parade in the nation. This year's celebration will kick off at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19.

Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

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Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

It seemed like winter was never going to come to an end and that spring was never going to arrive. Now here we are, knocking on the door of summer already. Children everywhere will be anxiously counting down the days until their summer break from school. While the end of

New location for JBLM Armed Forces Day Community Celebration

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New location for JBLM Armed Forces Day Community Celebration

This year's Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Armed Forces Day Community Celebration will take place at Heritage Park on JBLM - McChord Field from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 19. This marks the first time since becoming a joint base Oct. 1, 2010, that the event will be held

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2018 Armed Forces Day

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BIG CORNER OF LAKEWOOD HAS AN EVEN BIGGER HISTORY

  Tim Puryear, Asset Manager of Lakewood Industrial Park, the sprawling complex of offices and warehouses bordered by 100th St SW and Lakeview Drive, knows quite a bit about the remarkable history of the site he manages—and he’ll share it at a free public program, 7 pm Tuesday, May 22, at

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