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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

Click here to view our interactive 2018 Armed Forces Day Guide.

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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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Liberty Gate construction this summer - avoid it if you can

Construction plans this summer at the Liberty Gate on Lewis Main, off exit 120 of Interstate 5, have officials asking drivers to avoid that entrance and exit to the base when possible. Outbound traffic and two of the four inbound lanes at Liberty Gate will be closed

Redefining Your Future Symposium

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Redefining Your Future Symposium

Two years into the biannual Redefining your Future Symposium -- an event aimed at helping transitioning military women, veterans and military spouses prepare for change -- more than 30 participants showed up at the Washington National Guard Aviation Readiness Center on Lewis Main Wednesday morning for the two-day event. Some attendees

Task Force Brewing

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Task Force Brewing

One night in the early 1990s, retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jon Alexander and retired Col. Colin Miller were drinking beer and talking about what they wanted to do after their military service. At the time, the two were roommates while serving with 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Tomahawks, Singapore Army showcase partnership

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Tomahawks, Singapore Army showcase partnership

More than 280 United States and Singapore service members trained together to enhance interoperability in urban operations during Exercise Lightning Strike 18 held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from April 16 to 24. Soldiers assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and 2nd Singapore Infantry Regiment,

Pacific Northwest Regional First Class Leadership Symposium

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Pacific Northwest Regional First Class Leadership Symposium

In a room full of khaki- and black-suited petty officers first class Sailors, Chief Master Sgt. Nicholas Hollinger's service dress blues set him apart as he addressed the group May 1 during the Pacific Northwest Regional First Class Leadership Symposium at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Hollinger, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord senior enlisted

Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

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Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

Whether they're struggling with marital strife, grief, combat-related stress or other issues, service members here can get easy access to behavioral health care. Across Army Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center is one of just a handful of locations that offers all 12 behavioral health service line programs in house. "Here, at Madigan,

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Take Part In Art

Christmas is in 40 days. I’m not sounding the alarm or anything; I’m just putting it out there. Forty days. Where am I coming from? I have a large family. I want to get them each something fantastic, something they will cherish. I want to continue to cover rent and

Double feature music show

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Double feature music show

In High Fidelity, the socially clueless -- but culturally knowledgeable and smug -- music nerd, Rob, muses on the "subtle art" that goes into crafting the perfect mix tape. "You gotta kick it off with a killer, to grab attention, and then you gotta take it up a notch, but you

Innovative art, times two

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Innovative art, times two

An online dictionary defines "avant garde" art as new, unusual or experimental art. Synonyms offered up include innovative, ahead of the times, cutting/leading/bleeding edge, pioneering, progressive, Bohemian, and revolutionary. In Tacoma, the places to experience avant garde art are 950 Gallery (formerly Spaceworks) and Feast Arts Center. This week winds up

BBQ2U

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BBQ2U

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie caught wind of some BBQ buzz and followed the smoky wafts to Gig Harbor's newest BBQ joint, BBQ2U. JACKIE: Early last month, the masses were flocking to BBQ2U and devouring the goods like they were going out of style. The interior is spacious and the aromas

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

I know what you're thinking, you were expecting a Mother's Day dining feature here ... admit it. You were. As a mama myself, I totally get it. However, if you don't know what your beloved mother's favorite restaurant is, I'm not doing the legwork for you. Nope. You're gonna have

Rain brings joy

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Rain brings joy

Harlequin Productions' latest offering is Three Days of Rain, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out. In act one, 1995, Walker Janeway (Fox Rain Matthews) is staying in the apartment in New York where 35 years earlier his architect father, Ned, and Ned's partner, Theo, designed

Nerd-rock nirvana

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Nerd-rock nirvana

By the late 1970s, thanks to American Graffiti, Grease, Happy Days and the televised doo-wop of Sha Na Na, nostalgia for the 1950s had bloomed in pop culture. As any Beatlemaniac, Deadhead or Trekker can tell you, idolatry for the '60s and ‘70s never waned. If anything, then, 1980s revivalism

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