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2018 Summer Career & Education Guide

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2018 Summer Career & Education Guide

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A frenetic grab bag

Music

A frenetic grab bag

There are no restrictions in music, anymore. The cross-pollination of styles that began with the proliferation of easily accessible recorded music has only snowballed with the rise of the Internet. An isolated individual, for instance, may be just as easily influenced by hip-hop, gonzo art rock, hardcore punk, and early

Old friends and familiar names

Arts

Old friends and familiar names

Works by many of the best area artists can be seen at the "Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition" at South Puget Sound Community College. Old friends and familiar names are represented, such as Susan Aurand, Melissa Barnes, Lynette Charters, Doyle Fanning, Lisa Kinoshita, Mary McCann and Jason Sobottka, all-in-all more than

Grub Gossip

Outdoors

Grub Gossip

Longer days with no school to entertain little ones leaves me trying to find creative ways to lure them from YouTube, Netflix and the Xbox. Flashy images that dance across the screen entertain the kids while the sun shines bright. When I was little we were shooed outside to fend

Red Star Taco Bar

Reviews

Red Star Taco Bar

ANNOUNCER: In April, Seattle's Red Star Taco Bar joined many other successful eateries and opened a location here in Tacoma. Dutch and Jackie took advantage of the now easy commute downtown to give the tacos a tasting. JACKIE: I will admit, I came skeptical. Tacoma is reaching near peak taco

Shakespeare in the Park

Stage

Shakespeare in the Park

Animal Fire Theatre's The Winter's Tale is the way Shakespeare in the Park should be done. The outdoor setting is a clearing surrounded by sky-high evergreens, and on the perfect summer's evening when I attended, even the mosquitoes cooperated by going somewhere else. Despite a peculiarity, which I shall mention momentarily, The

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

Arts

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

What is art if not something to bring our community together in celebration of beauty, in the Interest of opening dialogue or to inspire change? Most would agree that it's possible for art to do all three if presented to the right audience, at the right time. Thankfully, that time

Put on your fancy pants

Attractions

Put on your fancy pants

You heard us! Get dressed, Tacoma, because the Couture & Cars Fashion Show is back for a second year in a row, and it offers the perfect opportunity to dress to the nines. Couture & Cars Fashion Show is easily one of the highest-profile events of its kind in Tacoma,

Vacation on Whidbey Island and support veteran-owned businesses

Travel

Vacation on Whidbey Island and support veteran-owned businesses

Military families often talk about what the future holds after the military, and those talks often include owning your own business, like a bed and breakfast or restaurant. On Whidbey Island, you can find many veteran-owned businesses you can support with your vacation dollars. It also gives you a chance

Execution, sustainment of Rapid Global Mobility

News Front

Execution, sustainment of Rapid Global Mobility

One of the foundational aspects of America's military strength is the ability to project forces anywhere on the planet at the time and place of our choosing. Rapid Global Mobility represents the fastest, most agile way to achieve that objective, with our strategic airlift fleet and personnel at the very

Weighing anchor on a career

Jobs & Education

Weighing anchor on a career

For those individuals thinking of a career on the water, the Sea School Northwest (SSNW) offers a gangplank to achieving that goal. Beginning as a dream, the SSNW set sail in January 2018 after 18 months of preparation with the goal of addressing emergent needs in the maritime industry. In Washington state,

6 Month Startup

Jobs & Education

6 Month Startup

If there's anything you learn to do well in the military, it's how to see a project through from start to finish. You learn to take your ideas, brainstorm them, formulate a plan and timeline, and then execute. One thing you probably won't learn in the military, though, is how

Military spouse on mission to help others

Military Life

Military spouse on mission to help others

Pamela Bolado is a woman on a mission. The wife of Major Select Matthew Bolado, a C17 pilot and Chief Executive Officer of the 62nd Operations Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Bolado says her "... lifelong goal is to teach, inspire and share my love and story with everyone. My

Navy pilot leverages G.I. Bill to open winery

Jobs & Education

Navy pilot leverages G.I. Bill to open winery

Commander (R) Greg Martinez, owner of Holmes Harbor Cellars, is not your typical winemaker. He served in the United States Navy for 28 years as a pilot and flight instructor for the EA-6B Prowler and the EA-18G Growler. His call sign was "Elvis" for his musical abilities. His service in

Soldier turns college business plan into successful business

Jobs & Education

Soldier turns college business plan into successful business

In 2010, 1st Sgt. David Morley began working at Spanaway Fitness Center upon his return from his 2nd deployment to Iraq. He immediately felt at home in its warm and welcoming environment. "It felt like a community of members. Everyone was nice and supportive. You feel at home the first

Washington National Guard educating tomorrow's cybersecurity experts

News Front

Washington National Guard educating tomorrow's cybersecurity experts

A soldier opens his laptop, and the attack begins. Spc. Sunia Laulile, Alpha Company, 156th Information Operations Battalion, 56th Theater Information Operations Group, types efficiently, shutting down the opposing system. Malware is installed, the system is crippled, the mission is a success. This was not a real world attack, however, but

Lisa Hallett recognized as community leader

News Front

Lisa Hallett recognized as community leader

Wear blue: run to remember co-founder and community leader Lisa Hallett was named the "non-Rotarian" of the year by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Friday, July 6. She was also awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship, an award given to community leaders who demonstrate the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self." Since 1993,

A truck, a motorcycle and service

News Front

A truck, a motorcycle and service

About 30 years ago, Thomas Bundt was riding his motorcycle when he met a truck. That meeting went in favor of the truck. Once extracted from the wreckage, he was rushed to Madigan where the doctors worked to rebuild and then bring him back to health. "Because of the care I got,

Passing on the sword

News Front

Passing on the sword

Command Chief Warrant Officer Teresa Burgess has had quiet the career since joining the Army in December 1982. She flew as a medical evacuation pilot, mobilized to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, deployed to Iraq, and served as the Washington National Guard's second Command Chief Warrant Officer. She also went

New EIB tasks and requirements

News Front

New EIB tasks and requirements

Significant changes are coming to the manual and task requirements for the Expert Infantryman Badge. Since 1944 the Expert Infantryman Badge has set a high standard for infantry training in the Army. It has evolved 30 tasks -- 10 each in three lanes of weapons, patrol and medic. The latest changes

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