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Healing nature, healing themselves

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Healing nature, healing themselves

The Veterans Conservation Corps, housed under the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, is a state-financed program that assists veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan tackle two major challenges of civilian life: finding employment and coping with psychological battle scars. With numerous available internships for veterans throughout the year, the Veterans

Longer deployments next year

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Longer deployments next year

More soldiers will be forward deployed longer in the Indo-Pacific region next year, as part of a new Pacific Pathways effort to allow units to build stronger partnerships and readiness. Called Pacific Pathways 2.0, the program will place units in partner nations for up to six months at a time, much

Eccentricity is Bliss

Stage

Eccentricity is Bliss

A bit of farce and a bit comedy of manners, Noël Coward's Hay Fever seems as fresh and saucy on stage at Tacoma Little Theatre as it must have when it premiered almost a hundred years ago -- thanks to terrific directing by Rick Hornor and an amazing cast headed

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

One of the neatest events came through our inbox, one for the history nerds and foodie lovers: See, smell and TASTE history at Fort Nisqually's Plough to Plate. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is serving up a unique celebration of 19th-century recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques Saturday, June 15, from 11

Wicked Pies Pizzeria

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Wicked Pies Pizzeria

ANNOUNCER: On the hunt for some good, hand-tossed New York-style pizza in the South Sound can be a challenge. But it is a challenge both Dutch and Jackie are willing to take for the masses, and find themselves in Olympia this week at Wicked Pies Pizzeria. JACKIE: Any time I walk

Neighborhood matters

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Neighborhood matters

How do you find and connect with your community? Is it through a physical place, like your neighborhood or city, or perhaps through your connections to people with shared heritage and values? Chances are, it's a combination of both, with other factors peppered in. Reflecting on the importance of community

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Mineral

Mineral, the dreamy jewelry gallery with big picture window on St. Helens has moved. As with so many of the buildings in Tacoma’s downtown core, her former building, The Webster, was sold, and Mineral owner and jewelry designer Lisa Kinoshita packed up her bags and moved to the Dome District,

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Heavy Metal Christmas Party

Nothing says Christmas like heavy metal. Forget mistletoe and egg nog. Forget Saint Nick and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. As Baby Jesus’ birthday looms ever closer, it’s time to think about drop tuned guitars and testosterone. On Thursday, Dec. 20, Cheers West in University Place will play host to the

We love you, Conrad

Stage

We love you, Conrad

In 1957, Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army, and millions of teenagers thought the world was coming to an end. This was the inspiration for the early 1960s stage show and movie Bye Bye Birdie starring Dick Van Dyke. Heartthrob Conrad Birdie (Duncan Menzies) -- based on Elvis but named

Moonrise Café

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Moonrise Café

ANNOUNCER: Known mostly for its pies and house-made jam, the Moonrise Café in Lakewood serves up some of the most creative breakfasts in the South Sound. If your diet of choice is carnivorous or vegan, then you are sure to find what you are looking for on the menu. Dutch

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Here at Three Easy Pieces, I walk you through a pocket of pop culture, from its early days, to its present. This time: cinematic swan songs. I'm talking about the final projects of actors or directors. Good or bad, there's something magnetic about seeing the last film that these artists

Come sail away

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Come sail away

Born in Aberdeen, Washington, she celebrated her 30th birthday March 7. She stands tall at 89 feet and weighs 99 tons, and boy, is she ever a world-class beauty. Maybe that explains her rapid success in the movie business, starting with her key role in Star Trek: Generations in 1993.

CPI is here to stay

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CPI is here to stay

As part of the Air Force Reserve's efforts to improve and reform itself, Air Force Reserve Command hosted a continuous process improvement symposium at the Advanced Technology and Training Center in Warner Robins, Georgia, in May for 40 CPI and lessons learned practitioners from across the Reserve. Thomas Jones, AFRC Analyses,

Police Week

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Police Week

The 627th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) here put on several events during the week of May 12 through May 17, 2019, in recognition of National Police Week. "National Police Week is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifices of fallen military and civilian law enforcement officers who have lost their lives

JBLM recognizes volunteers

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JBLM recognizes volunteers

Over 70 volunteers were recognized for their continuing contribution to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the surrounding communities at the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the American Lake Conference Center May 30. Each year, the JBLM Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness asks the community to nominate volunteers who not only

Vet to vet

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Vet to vet

Many veterans have a need for support services, including peer-to-peer interaction and connections. Some veterans need to talk about their experiences with combat, deployment, or other situations experienced during their time in the military. Often, there is no better person to talk about these experiences with, than another veteran. This is exactly

 Training from home

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Training from home

Soon Soldiers worldwide could have a wealth of training options at their home station or armory -- on a virtual platform. The Army recently conducted user assessments of its "One World Terrain" technology, a key component of the Synthetic Training Environment that will allow soldiers to train virtually in 3-D on

From Army sergeant to professional scouter

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From Army sergeant to professional scouter

When former Army sergeant Steven Shumaker was injured during a helicopter crash in 2003, he did not foresee leaving the military. He loved being a Blackhawk Crew Chief. It's what he knew how to do. He did it well. Nine years later, as he "dealt" with the lingering injuries, putting on

Evaluation Boards

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Evaluation Boards

More deserving soldiers will be promoted sooner and fewer school seats should go vacant under the Army's new Enlisted Centralized Promotion Board process, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey. Dailey took part in a Facebook Live session last week with Sgt. Maj. Mark Clark of the G-1 Directorate of

Expression in glass and paint

Arts

Expression in glass and paint

Oliver Dorris is kind of a big deal in Tacoma -- gallery owner, glass artist, popular DJ, and two-time Foundation of Art nominee (one-time winner). A selection of his glass works from two distinct series are now on display at Minka. One series is his popular and quirky baby head

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