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Meet an entrepreneur expert at Military Dream BIG Fair

Not everyone in uniform plans to leave the service and go to work on or off base as a military contractor.  While that can be a lucrative and rewarding career, some troops dream of owning their own business or franchise. Wendy Dalpez, an entrepreneur coach and transition expert will help connect

Summit Pub

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Summit Pub

ANNOUNCER: The Washington State Fair season is in full effect, giving Jackie and Dutch the perfect excuse to hit up some Puyallup area hot spots. This week, they wanted to take a peek at Summit Pub's new digs. JACKIE: I'd never been to the OG Summit Pub so I don't have

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Another month, another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I explore a specific pop cultural subject from its birth to how it looks today. It's generally accepted that remakes of movies are never as good as the original -- and I'd usually tend to agree. This month, I'm looking at

Hike, bike, paddle and strike

Travel

Hike, bike, paddle and strike

If you're bored while vacationing in Bend, Oregon, you're not doing it right. That's right, we're calling you out, fellow travelers, for twiddling your thumbs in one of the most adventure-friendly cities in the Pacific Northwest. Bend, Oregon, is an adventurist's wonderland, and its location in central Oregon -- along

Bright scenes of sea and land

Arts

Bright scenes of sea and land

I wasn't sure I wanted to review Barbara Noonan's work at Childhood's End Gallery because the image I saw on the announcement looked too much like too many other landscapes I have seen -- pretty, predictable and unimaginative. But when I saw the work in the gallery, I recognized a

Blissful exuberance

Music

Blissful exuberance

Paul McCartney recently did an interview where he ran down some of the best songs that he wrote for the Beatles. At a certain point, after discussing the likes of "Hey Jude," "Let It Be," and "Blackbird," McCartney noted how proud he was that, for the most part, Beatles songs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Stage

Brighton Beach Memoirs

The household presented in Lakewood Playhouse's production of Brighton Beach Memoirs is one of a rumbling, simmering strife. Economic hardships and unresolved resentments have been so thoroughly woven into the fabric of this family that everyone has been inured to a general feeling of anxiety. I certainly felt a bit anxious watching

Ming the majestic

Stage

Ming the majestic

China's Ming dynasty endured from 1368 to 1644 A.D. Its emperors ruled an area almost as large as that of the contiguous United States, and for longer than the U.S. has been a country. By 1600, the Great Ming Empire had over 160 million citizens. Among its contributions to world

AMC welcomes new commander

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AMC welcomes new commander

Air Mobility Command (AMC) welcomed a new commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7. Air Force Gen. Maryanne Miller took command of AMC from Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after more than 35 years of service. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein

BRS decision time quickly approaching

News Front

BRS decision time quickly approaching

With the deadline for those servicemembers that are Blended Retirement System opt-in eligible quickly approaching, now is the time to get informed and make a decision. After Dec. 31, the opt-in option will no longer be available to members with the exception of some unique and very specific circumstances. Airmen only

When can I get my OCPs?

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When can I get my OCPs?

The official wear date for the operational camouflage pattern uniform is Oct. 1. Some airmen preparing to deploy, or who have deployed previously and those who have been assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command or Air Force Global Strike Command, may already have these uniforms. Others have already purchased OCPs

Donating blood products is a family affair

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Donating blood products is a family affair

On Aug. 30, two repeat donors came to donate platelets as they always do, every two weeks, at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Pacific Northwest at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The husband and wife team of Aaron Boone and Denise Haigh-Boone, are regular donors with the ASBBC-PNW. Denise started donating whole blood

Chaplain saves stranger’s life

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Chaplain saves stranger’s life

The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps plays a vital role in improving the spiritual well-being of soldiers and family members within the organization. Chaplains assist in improving morale, providing religious services, and supporting the Army's Suicide Prevention programs. The 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion's chaplain found himself directly involved in one such situation,

Mentorship conference connects spouses

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Mentorship conference connects spouses

Spouses of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) soldiers participated in the opening of many anticipated F.I.R.S.T. Spouse Mentorship Conferences at the Hilton hotel in Bellevue Sept. 8-9. The F.I.R.S.T. Spouse Mentorship program, which stands for "Friendship, Information, Resiliency, Support and Trust," focuses on taking care of 1st SFG (A)

Stressed to win

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Stressed to win

Specialist Kevin Gross appeared to be in deep thought as he stood behind a shed located on Range 111. On the other side of the shed another competitor fired an M249 SAW (squad assault weapon) at targets down range. "I have to stand here; I can't look to see what is

Make someone smile

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Make someone smile

Dental care is essential not only to good health but to a good smile. To underscore this fact, the Pierce County Dental Foundation (PCDF) is holding its inaugural A Day for Smiles Sept. 17-21. Since 2003, the PCDF has supported nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing access to dental care and education. The

JBLM soldier in dark tale

Military Life

JBLM soldier in dark tale

There's a certain power that comes with storytelling, for both storytellers and audiences, regardless of whether the story unfolds around a campfire, in the pages of a book, or on a canvas. And when stories are told through multiple artistic media, magic happens: tellers feel catharsis, audiences experience empathy and

Hall of Valor

Arts

Hall of Valor

The Hall of Valor, a new gallery at the Lewis Army Museum on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), opens Saturday, Sept. 15. The gallery is a series of five bays each representing two battles that units associated with Camp Lewis, Fort Lewis or JBLM (depending on the year) fought in. "So much

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Free wedding or vow renewal during the 2ndAnnual “Las Vegas Marries the Military”

  LAS VEGAS (September 12, 2018) – Wedding chapels, venues and industry members across the Las Vegas valley will kick off Veterans Day weekend by honoring military members during the 2nd Annual “Las Vegas Marries the Military.” Couples where one party is a member of the Armed Forces

Military Dream Big Fair October 20 in DuPont

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Military Dream Big Fair October 20 in DuPont

Whether you plan to get out of the service now or later, or if you are a spouse interested in all the options from full to part time work, the Military Dream Big Fair October 20 in DuPont is your place to start - featuring everything you need under one

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