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I Corps welcomes newest deputy commanding general

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I Corps welcomes newest deputy commanding general

The ground-quaking sound of cannon fire echoed across Joint Base Lewis-McChord heralding the arrival of I Corps' newest deputy commanding general Oct. 12. About 250 leaders, servicemembers and family members, along with a formation of unit guidons and America's I Corps Band, gathered in front of the I Corps Headquarters building

Army Reserve preparing to fight on a new battlefield

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Army Reserve preparing to fight on a new battlefield

"We've been fighting a certain type of way for the last 17 years and the next fight may look very different," said Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, during a panel Oct. 9. The panel, hosted by Luckey, took place at the annual Association of the United

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Queen Latifah

I walked into the Pantages Theater last night with exact notions on how I felt about Queen Latifah and what her performance would look and feel like. I walked out after finding all of these notions to be true. Queen Latifah is beautiful. Queen Latifah

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On local screens this week

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: Barrow, Alaska, said to be the northernmost town in America, undergoes 30 days without sun every winter, which makes it an ideal holiday haven for vampires.  The townsfolk, led by Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, do battle against ravenous vampire hordes led by Danny Huston, in

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Art in the City

When the bombings of Sept. 11, 2001 left a country reeling, Stella Haioulani was a coffee-shop regular who took it upon herself to be sociologist to her community. Haioulani, (say, How-a-lahnie) whose first name means “Star” and whose last name means “Beautiful Heavens,” came to Tacoma from California as a young

Elegies at a time of crux

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Elegies at a time of crux

Hooray! Susan Christian returns to Salon Refu (now the studio of artist Lucy Gentry and renamed LGM Studios) with an exhibition of new paintings and constructions called Take a Break. In Christian's most recent previous exhibition, she showed a group of long, thin paintings that were all about emptiness -- curtains

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

I know, I know, it's barely Halloween and I'm all in. It's time for pumpkin spice everything that will soon segue to Egg Nog obsession and forced family meals slathered in gravy and tryptophan. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though, let's talk gumbo, pumpkin brews and chef appearances. I love

Salamone’s Pizza

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Salamone’s Pizza

ANNOUNCER: When word on the street had it that there was New York-style slices of pizza pie right here in Tacoma, the masses flocked to the intimate space that was slinging slices. Dutch and Jackie were on standby, awaiting shorter lines. The time has finally arrived for Salamone's Pizza. JACKIE:

Vail Resorts honors legacy and the U.S. Armed Forces

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Vail Resorts honors legacy and the U.S. Armed Forces

In 1957, World War II veterans Pete Seibert, who served in the 10th Mountain Division, and Earl Eaton, an Army engineer, climbed to the top of Vail Mountain and decided to build a ski resort. Sixty-one years later, Vail Resorts includes 12 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas.

Celebration of Honor

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Celebration of Honor

For the past 15 years, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon has hosted the Celebration of Honor at the tribal-owned Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. The public event honors active-duty personnel, military veterans and their families over five days on the casino grounds. There are

JBLM daughter appears in SPIDER magazine

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JBLM daughter appears in SPIDER magazine

SPIDER magazine features short stories, poems, articles, and activities for 6 to 9-year-old children from around the world. It is published by Cricket Media: a global education company and receiver of the Parents Choice Gold Award. Every issue invites readers to submit their original artwork or writing to Spider's Corner.

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All-star artists

I have issues with the “8th Northwest Biennial” at the Tacoma Art Museum. Now don’t get me wrong. I think it’s a wonderful show featuring an all-star lineup of the best contemporary artists in the Pacific Northwest. It’s just not what I think a regional juried show should be —

Military OneSource connects you to your best MilLife

Military Life

Military OneSource connects you to your best MilLife

Army life is not easy. Most American families face challenges and stress from typical life events -- employment and work issues, paying the bills, finding quality child care, and dealing with relationships -- just to name a few. Military families, however, face additional trials unique to their voluntary service to

USO - Operation That’s My Dress coming to JBLM

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USO - Operation That’s My Dress coming to JBLM

The USO - Operation That's My Dress is coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday, Oct. 27, at the American Lake Conference Center. Girls ages 13-19 will be treated to a full princess experience with a fashion show, hair styling, makeup applications, jewelry and a choice of a beautiful Sherry Hill

Register your veteran-owned business

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Register your veteran-owned business

Small businesses are the backbone of the state economy -- about 99 percent of state businesses are small. Washington small businesses employ 1.3 million workers, which is about 51 percent of Washington's total workforce. Many of these businesses are veteran-, women-, and minority-owned. Ensuring these diverse businesses have contracting opportunities gives Washington state

PAO officer strives to share soldiers’ experiences

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PAO officer strives to share soldiers’ experiences

Capt. Jonathan Klein, public affairs officer for the 259th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, based in Tumwater, is excited to share the experiences of Army Reserve soldiers participating in Exercise Always Engaged last July. "Their story needs to be told," said Klein, a Chicago native. "Nobody gets to see the blood, sweat

Living a financial life

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Living a financial life

Listening to Dave Jennings talk, one begins to think the man's life is a guide in creating multiple careers. Born in an Army hospital near the Panama Canal, he spent 18 years exploring the environment. "I fished, hunted alligators, played baseball, football, camped and surfed," Jennings said.   After high school, he joined

The Military Dream Big Fair

Jobs & Education

The Military Dream Big Fair

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Military Dream Big Fair will take place at Pioneer Middle School in DuPont. The event is produced by The Ranger, Northwest Airlifter and JBLM Living newspapers and sponsored by USAA. It's a great opportunity for military and family members to learn about employment and educational

Army veteran shares his journey

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Army veteran shares his journey

Evergreen State College is an innovative and progressive liberal arts and sciences school with a student-centered learning environment. Along with many other students, Roger Plenefisch is passionate about making a difference in the world, and was attracted to the academic approach of Evergreen along with the resources available to veterans. "Evergreen

Ten tips I wish I would have done to depart the military

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Ten tips I wish I would have done to depart the military

Military transition is just like a military operation. You need a good plan, people to help, resources, rehearsals, and back-up plans to make sure that you accomplish your goals. When I transitioned, I did not have a good plan, I was not prepared to be unsuccessful, and I did not

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