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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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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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