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Three easy pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a specific bit of pop culture, from its birth, to how it looks today. As summer looms, I prepare myself for a few months of living a life of quiet perspiration. Like an anti-Superman, I find myself weakened by Earth's yellow sun,

We Reach Toward  Poetry

Arts

We Reach Toward Poetry

On a chilly Wednesday night last January, Claudia Castro Luna took up the mantle of Washington state poet laureate. She is the state's fifth poet laureate, and she'll serve as a poetic ambassador to communities across the evergreen state from 2018-2020.  Her prior experience as Seattle's inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2017),

Macbeth

Stage

Macbeth

Story-wise, Macbeth is about as straightforward as they come, especially as it concerns William Shakespeare's work; not only is it Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, but it follows a quite linear line of A to B to C, working with economic momentum toward its predestined path of death and destruction. Its themes

Down That Dusty Road

Music

Down That Dusty Road

I think a lot about two particular bands, the qualities they share and the different ways in which these qualities are portrayed -- in one corner, we have the Band, and in the other, we have the Traveling Wilburys. The Band, of course, started out as Bob Dylan's backing band, before

Retired military working dog honored

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Retired military working dog honored

Four U.S. military working dogs were the latest recipients of the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage May 22 at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Among them was Jag, a 12-year-old black Labrador retriever, who now lives in Olympia with medically retired Army Sgt. Dennis Dow and his

PCS season

Family

PCS season

PCS season is here. If you are among the moving, making a solid plan will ease the adventure ahead. With 22 years and 11 moves under my belt, today I am sharing 18 PCS moving tips I have learned along the way.  1. When your soldier utters the words "next assignment,"

Military Scholars shine

News Front

Military Scholars shine

Northwest Military is pleased to recognize Military Scholars from area high schools who graduate in 2018. These high school seniors are veterans of multiple schools and survivors of a military "career" that included a parent's deployments, leaving best friends, and rarely having a grandparent at Grandparent's Day. Like the Dandelion, the

Motivational speaker  empowers audiences

Benefits

Motivational speaker empowers audiences

Judy Davis is a modern-day Renaissance woman. Married to her husband, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sgt. 1st Class Geoff Davis, for more than a quarter of a century, this mother of two and grandmother of two is a nationally recognized speaker, author, blogger, columnist, brand ambassador, consultant and host of her

Let’s get ‘goaty’

Travel

Let’s get ‘goaty’

Nowhere is there a city as enamored with goats as Spokane, Washington. We're not just talking "bah bah bah" goats, we're talking garbage-eating goats, goats doing yoga, goat-inspired breweries, goat namesakes ... goats doing everything. They've run amok. And since we're never one to spoil the party, we thought we'd

Low tide walks

Family

Low tide walks

When the waters of Puget Sound retreat, the shoreline reveals a world of fascinating sea creatures. Exploring the beaches at low tide is a fun activity for the whole family. You're likely to spot crabs crawling on the rocks and sea stars clinging to a pier. If you're lucky, you'll see

Amazing Race boosts morale

News Front

Amazing Race boosts morale

Reserve citizen airmen from the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier' Wing participated in the first-ever 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Amazing Race morale event June 2. Airmen from the 446th AES developed a race adapted from the television reality game show The Amazing Race. In the television version, teams race around the world competing

USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

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USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

Operation: Back of the Net is an annual program that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) runs with its partners -- Major League Soccer (MLS) and the United Services Organization (USO). SNHU is the official education partner of MLS and the worldwide education partner of the USO. For the third year running,

Madigan nurse earns top valor award

News Front

Madigan nurse earns top valor award

In recognition of putting her life in danger to save train crash victims, Tanya Porter was awarded the Secretary of the Army Award for Valor on June 1 by Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper at the Pentagon. Just before an Amtrak train derailed south of DuPont, Washington, on

62 AW and 555 EN BDE complete joint exercise

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62 AW and 555 EN BDE complete joint exercise

The 62nd Airlift Wing and the 555th Engineer Brigade (EN BDE) worked together to move equipment, vehicles and personnel by C-17 Globemaster III to Moses Lake May 21. The 555th EN BDE was holding a deployment readiness exercise that tested their ability to deploy on short notice. "Readiness is the keystone to

62 AW welcomes new commander

News Front

62 AW welcomes new commander

Col. Scovill Currin assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, during a ceremony May 24 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). "I can vouch for the character, temperament and kind of person that you're getting," said Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, who

Eye of the beholder

News Front

Eye of the beholder

Summer is fast approaching, and glorious sunshine in the sky means shorts, flip-flops and perhaps most importantly: sunglasses. Far more than a fashionable accessory, sunglasses play an important role in eye health and protection, an often overlooked summertime precaution. Fortunately, Pacific Medical Centers' Ophthalmologist Dr. Tony Huynh is on duty

Three signs of good PTSD care for veterans

News

Three signs of good PTSD care for veterans

As a veteran with PTSD, you deserve the best treatment available. Whether you are seen at VA, in a Vet Center, or by a community provider, you need to feel sure that your care is working for you. If you are happy with your care, if your symptoms are getting better

A hole-in-one

Military Life

A hole-in-one

With 18 holes spanning 7,424 yards of verdant green punctuated by sand traps, The Home Course in DuPont honors the local area's history as it heads into the future. Owned and operated by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), the course's goal is to

WA Guardsman awarded  Howard O. Scott Award

News Front

WA Guardsman awarded Howard O. Scott Award

While he's most often seen in his Tacoma Police uniform, it's his successful military career that earned Lt. Col. Mike Ake the prestigious Howard O. Scott Award.   "I want to thank everyone that has been a mentor to me along the way," said Ake. "It meant a lot to me." For

Virtual future of medicine

News Front

Virtual future of medicine

Last month, the Madigan Army Medical Center opened its new Virtual Critical Care Center (VC3). "It is a location where telecritical clinicians (nurses, doctors, and someday other specialties like pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nutritionists) can use telecritical care workstations to deliver critical care services to spoke-site military treatment facilities supported by

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