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Washington state celebrates 3,000 veterans hired through the YesVets Initiative

"We are truly honored to announce that the 3,000th veteran was hired in October through the #YesVets Initiative," said Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos. "We know that hiring veterans is a great way to tap an already skilled talent pool and to retain a diverse labor force

Getting ready for flu season

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Getting ready for flu season

The Madigan Army Medical Center Annual Flu Shot Drive will take place Nov. 19-21, and Nov. 26-30, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower level of Medical Mall at Madigan. "This year all vaccine formulations purchased by the Department of Defense (DoD) are the quadra-valent vaccine which includes

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Frank portrayal

The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" is sort of a weird one for me to review. I have been to the secret annex in Amsterdam. I have seen the pages of 1940s movie stars she tore from magazines and tacked to her wall as an escape from the mundane

Soldier learns more about D-Day and his WWII veteran grandfather, during staff ride

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Soldier learns more about D-Day and his WWII veteran grandfather, during staff ride

"My grandpa came through on the first of July in 1944," said Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Fulghum, describing his grandfather's participation in Operation Overlord while visiting Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, during U.S. Army Europe's Senior Enlisted Staff Ride, which traced the history of the Allied operation to liberate France. For

Veterans Day 2018

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Veterans Day 2018

LeMay - America's Car Museum. Active-duty, retirees, and veterans can enjoy complimentary admission to the museum Sunday, Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service is required. Military members receive 10 percent off admission daily. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2702 E. D St., Tacoma Veterans Day Service. Washelli Veterans

Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

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Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

All servicemembers deserve a "Thank You" every day for serving our country and protecting our freedom. This Veterans Day weekend, local and national businesses are going above and beyond by saying thanks with free food and special offers for active-duty military and veterans. Visit these businesses below with your valid

Medallion promotes good planning

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Medallion promotes good planning

Veterans know the value of good planning. Not only does a well laid out concept of operations minimize problems, but it also ensures that events move smoothly. Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park honors and respects all veterans for their service. And whether the family members of a passed veteran

Vietnam remembered

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Vietnam remembered

The Smithsonian Channel will commemorate this year's Veterans Day with two premieres offering unique and new aspects of the Vietnam War. A one-hour special entitled, Gun Trucks of Vietnam, airs Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. The feature tells the story of the innovative Army soldiers who were assigned trucks under-equipped

Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

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Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed in France, ending all fighting on the Western Front of World War I. That day is now commemorated as Armistice Day -- or Veterans Day -- and we've been celebrating it in

Gig Harbor honors veterans

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Gig Harbor honors veterans

The waterfront hamlet of Gig Harbor has a variety of events and honors to celebrate Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11, and Veterans Day Nov. 12.  This year, Veterans Day is especially poignant as it marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of "The Great War" as World War I was

JBLM supports Veterans Day observances throughout the region

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JBLM supports Veterans Day observances throughout the region

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will support more than 40 Veterans Day events hosted by schools, veterans groups and other organizations in local communities through Nov. 12. Various units across the base are providing guest speakers, equipment displays, musicians and color guards. Each year, JBLM senior leaders make Veterans Day a priority as a

WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

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WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

On Nov. 11, the world and Washington state will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918 -- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The Thurston County Veterans Council (TCVC), Washington State Historical Society, and your

History of Veterans Day

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History of Veterans Day

World War I -- known at the time as "The Great War" -- officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,

2018 Veterans Day

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2018 Veterans Day

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Post shopping thrills

It’s a busy time in theater, so I’ll get right to it. I wasn’t wowed by Capital Playhouse’s staging of Walter Jones’ “The 1940s Radio Hour.” I wanted to be wowed. It wasn’t a bad show. It was actually entertaining. But I wanted more. The first trouble was the script. The

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Lots of music this week

meet me in st. louis A staple from the golden age of musical theater, “Meet Me in St. Louis” is making a stop at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. [Narrows Theater, through Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $16-$23, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.565.6867, www.tmp.org]   cinderella “Cinderella,” a

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Boys' night out

The Seattle Men’s Chorus is bringing its 300-voice ensemble to the Broadway Center’s Rialto Theater for two performances of its 2007 holiday production, “Home for the Holidays.” The shows, set for Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., also feature Seattle’s Vaudeville-style solo entertainer, the “definitely eccentric but always

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Beautiful Holiday

The letterpress artists of Beautiful Angle are givers. In one case, they give advice to a girl named Allie who says of herself in her e-mail to them, “I’m one of those Tacoma kids. The kind you see lurking around King’s Books and Stadium Video, wearing big sunglasses and making inappropriate

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Movie positioning

If you haven’t seen local filmmaker Eric Colley’s “GPS” movie yet, then you need to get off that lazy ass and come out to  Capitol Theater Friday, Dec. 7, for a screening and filmmaker Q&A. The Tenino native is the director, writer and mastermind behind the film, which is based

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Wide awake

Do not believe anything you hear about "Awake," do not talk to anyone about it, and above all do not even GLANCE at the poster or ads, which criminally reveal a crucial plot twist. This movie, which was withheld from critics and has scored a pitiful 13 percent on the

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