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Andersen Simulation Center

Military Life

Andersen Simulation Center

As you enter the smoke-filled room, the sounds of battle fill the air, and the heartbreaking groans of casualties cause your heart to beat a little faster. Realistic mannequins with blood gushing from realistic battle injuries and the smell of burnt flesh await medical treatment, some with body parts blown

Medford, Oregon

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Medford, Oregon

Medford is a great base for a visit to Southern Oregon to explore Crater Lake National Park and the Rogue Valley. Downtown Medford is a farm-to-table heaven that is surprisingly affordable. There are more than 30 culinary destinations with everything from fine dining to brew pubs. The town is known

Dirty and lived-in

Music

Dirty and lived-in

It's easy for a city's music scene to fall into complacency, for bands to break up or slow down, for audiences to find themselves too busy to come out in support of artists, for everything to start a scene collectively melting into the couch for months at a time. As

"Colonial Walk" overwhelms

Arts

"Colonial Walk" overwhelms

Much as been written online and elsewhere about Minoosh Zomorodinia's "Colonial Walk," an art installation and gallery exhibition, parts of which are on display at Feast Arts Center. According to the gallery website, it is a project in process that investigates the relationship between the self and the natural environment,

The flavor of love

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The flavor of love

Imagine this. You're in rush hour traffic, inching towards home when you realize it. It's the big day, Valentine's Day. You rush to your nearest grocery store and grab that bright red, cellophane wrapped, heart-shaped box of sweets and a bouquet of blossoms, whisk them home and stride through the

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ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie this week let their stomach and hearts lead them across the South Sound with each sharing their favorite go-to spots for a romantic evening.DUTCH: An intimate setting is a great start for a romantic night out with the one you love. A loud and crowded location

My Way

Stage

My Way

As the program note in Tacoma Musical Playhouse's production of My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra warns you, do not come to this show seeing someone depict Sinatra's life. Unlike Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story, which was previously put up at TMP, My Way is not a biography; instead of seeing big

The ones that we love

Music

The ones that we love

When editor Bill White assigned this article, he added, "Try not to cry when describing some of the music." He was cracking wise, of course, but he was closer to the truth than he knew. Return with us now to those totally tubular days of yesteryear, specifically the early 1980s. It

Pierce County's love locks bridge

Outdoors

Pierce County's love locks bridge

You don't have to travel all the way to Paris or Prague to declare your love with a padlock. Pierce County has its very own love locks bridge at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place. Built in 2010, the pedestrian bridge curves over the railroad tracks providing safe passage to

Buffalo Soldiers Museum presents free showing

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Buffalo Soldiers Museum presents free showing

In honor of Black History Month, the Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum proudly presents the film Held in Trust, the dramatic story of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The film will be shown Feb. 10 and 17 at 1 p.m. and is free

Putting lives back on track

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Putting lives back on track

The mission of the Washington Youth Academy (WYA) is to provide a highly disciplined, safe and professional learning environment that empowers at-risk youth to improve their educational levels and employment potential and become responsible and productive citizens of the state of Washington. The academy, a division of the National Guard

A home against homelessness

News

A home against homelessness

Dean had twice experienced homelessness, and he was well down the highway to hopelessness. In December 2016, however, he moved into the Multi-Service Center's new William J. Wood Veterans House (WJW House), and he began to turn his life around. "The homeless thing sucks," the Air Force veteran wrote in an email.

Madigan Preventive Medicine Building memorialization

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Madigan Preventive Medicine Building memorialization

Madigan Army Medical Center conducted a memorialization ceremony at Madigan's Letterman Auditorium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Friday, Feb. 2. The purpose of the ceremony was to name the Preventive Medicine Building (Bldg. 9025) in honor of the late Brig. Gen. Guthrie L. Turner, Jr., who commanded Madigan from June 1980 to

Talking the talk and walking the walk

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Talking the talk and walking the walk

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Heather Moran doesn't have room for negativity. Positivity fills every fiber of her being. "Anything you believe and can see yourself doing, well then that's half the battle, and at that point you can achieve your goal," Moran said. With half the battle already won, Moran is

Combat arms help airmen sharpen sights

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Combat arms help airmen sharpen sights

The line of students listened attentively to their instructions and waited to hear the command allowing them to begin. Fire! Shots rang out into the crisp air as each airman took aim and fired at their targets. The final shell casing clinked to the ground and instructors ensured the range was safe

62nd Airlift Wing visits Basic Military Training

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62nd Airlift Wing visits Basic Military Training

Members of the 62nd Airlift Wing command staff traveled to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to tour Basic Military Training Jan. 11-12. The visit gave Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, 62nd AW commander, Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Sandusky, 62nd AW command chief, and commanders from maintenance, aircraft maintenance, operations group, operations support, medical,

Super Bowl air defense

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Super Bowl air defense

While the New England Patriots were taking on the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Feb. 4, the Western Air Defense Sector was guarding the airspace around U.S. Bank Stadium. The Super Bowl is considered a National Special Security Event which brings together dozens of federal, state, county

Suicide survivor shares story of resilience

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Suicide survivor shares story of resilience

Kevin Hines, suicide survivor and author of Cracked, Not Broken, shared his story of survival and living with severe mental illness at North Lewis Chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 1. Soldiers from throughout I Corps, to include the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, were in attendance at Lewis North Chapel

Hoops 4 Heroes game to benefit soldiers

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Hoops 4 Heroes game to benefit soldiers

February has arrived. That means that March is right around the corner, and with the arrival of the windy month, all thoughts turn to ... basketball, of course! There's March Madness, there's the WIAA High School Championships and there's Hoops 4 Heroes. Put on by the DuPont/Steilacoom Subchapter of the Captain

Taco Rico

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Taco Rico

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie were talking shop, as they often do, when Dutch said something about bacon-wrapped burritos. The obvious next stop in their grub adventure was gas station dining gem, Taco Rico, in Edgewood. Because, bacon. JACKIE: I plugged the address into my Waze app and let my smartphone

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