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5th ASOS hosts first TACP officer candidate course

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5th ASOS hosts first TACP officer candidate course

(Photo: A team of tactical air control party (TACP) officer candidates work on solving the task of getting supplies over a simulated river without setting off simulated trip wires after navigating themselves to the given coordinates during the TOPT selection course phase II on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 27.) The tactical

Expanding the Competitive Airlift Edge

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Expanding the Competitive Airlift Edge

(Photo: Major Gen. Mark Camerer, Air Mobility Command strategic plans, requirements and programs director, participates in the Expanding the Competitive Airlift Edge panel during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 17.) General Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, led a panel discussion on

Local church supports military families

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Local church supports military families

The Capital Christian Center has a mission to "care for those who protect us." According to Pastor Tim Minter, "Capital Christian Center started supporting military families over 15 years ago. We conducted an event, A Tribute to Those Who Serve, at the Capitol Building in Olympia. Since that event, we've created ministries

Saluting military families

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Saluting military families

Every local community surrounding a military base has the opportunity to show their support every day, whether it be through a daily "thank you", a military discount, or even a free service. Lucky for residents of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), this community loves their military, and wants to show their

Second annual Women, Wellness, Wisdom  Conference at JBLM

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Second annual Women, Wellness, Wisdom Conference at JBLM

The second Annual Women, Wellness, Wisdom Conference takes places at the American Lake Conference Center Oct. 3, and the event's top sponsors include USAA and Amazon Military. The event is the brainchild of Pamela Dawne Bolado, Founder & CEO, Le Pamier Skincare Co. "We will have over 400 military spouses, active-duty military

Soldiers test new weapons qualification

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Soldiers test new weapons qualification

(Photo: Soldiers across the 25th Infantry Division with varying skill levels prepared for the new marksmanship standards by conducting a pilot program to assess current installation support capabilities at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.)   Similar to the implementation of the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), the Army is now changing how soldiers

Green Beret killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan

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Green Beret killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan

Sergeant 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, 41, of Greenbrier, Tennessee, was killed in action by small arms fire Sept. 16 while engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. "The loss of Sergeant 1st Class Griffin is felt across the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Restoring JBLM history

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Restoring JBLM history

Gordon Ponsford walked under and around a Douglas B-23 Dragon aircraft as he explained the finer points of airplane restoration. "Note the perfect line between the blue and the white here on the emblem on this wing," he said. "It is hand-painted," continued Ponsford, "and that means if we have to take

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Johanna Chase and Jesus

Johanna Chase, who will play Le Voyeur in Olympia Friday, Dec. 21, shines in the singer/songwriter folkstress mold and has wrestled with a few religion questions in her day. Although her music has a definite Christian element, it’s not a one-ingredient soup. Many things make up the music of Chase.

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Donna X

I have two sets of friends. I have my urban friends, and I have my suburban friends. The two groups rarely mix. I like to take a Costanzian approach to social circles. In other words, I don’t mix my friends. I do this not because one set of friends is

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Model Tuesday

Embellish Multispace Salon owner Patricia Lecy-Davis believes learning does not end when one finishes required classes and practices this belief with the new talent (new stylists) at her salon. Every Tuesday is Model Tuesday, a chance for new talent to work directly with Lecy-Davis and clients in an intensive one-on-one

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In the bag

The Harp & Shamrock With fiery red hair, a face full of freckles and skin like milk, as a young girl I was the poster child for Ireland. Not feeling very connected to any American heritage (What is that anyway? Burgers, apple pie, hot dogs? Gross.), I started reading books on

Still livin’ ‘La Vie Bohème’

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Still livin’ ‘La Vie Bohème’

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was a star in his own time; his legacy remains eminent among the operatic pantheon. Yet even he could never have expected the way his 1896 opera La Bohème, about young bohemians in Paris' earthy Latin Quarter, would be transplanted a hundred years later. A belted

Easy Thai Easy Go

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Easy Thai Easy Go

ANNOUNCER: With Jackie a bit under the weather, Dutch is left to a table for one in Gig Harbor. Just before you hit the Purdy bridge, there are a collection of places to grab a bite, from a quick-stop grocery store, to pizza, a few local bars, or the new

Autumn entertainment

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Autumn entertainment

As the leaves start to change and a bitter bite begins to permeate the air, there are lots of folks in the South Sound who are bidding a tearful goodbye to summer and dreading the approach of fall and winter. It's during these months that people have a tendency to

Upcoming shows on Olympia stages

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Upcoming shows on Olympia stages

Harlequin Productions starts its season with Clare Booth Luce's classic comedy The Women, with a huge all-women cast, directed by Erin Murray. (It's really the last of their 2018-2019 season as their season runs later than most theaters.) "At first blush, I wanted to dismiss the story under the notion that

JBLM firefighters welcome new fire station

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JBLM firefighters welcome new fire station

Even though the fire station was unofficially operational last month, Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials hosted the official hose-uncoupling ceremony of the new Fire Station 102 on JBLM Main Sept. 5. "Today, history charts a new beginning that will reach beyond our years to come," said JBLM Fire Chief Kenneth Rhault. "The

Airman saves life in Odessa, Texas

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Airman saves life in Odessa, Texas

An Air Force Reserve member was working in a civilian capacity in Odessa, Texas, Aug. 31, and helped provide life-saving first-aid to a woman suffering from three gunshot wounds. Lieutenant Col. Nathaniel Ott, an instructor in Air University's LeMay Center Joint Integration directorate, was in Odessa, Texas, working as an emergency

Mobility Guardian 2019

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Mobility Guardian 2019

Exercise Mobility Guardian, Air Mobility Command's premier, large-scale mobility exercise, is taking place through Sept. 28 at Fairchild Air Force Base. Dozens of Travis AFB airmen traveled to Fairchild AFB to support the exercise and Travis AFB will serve as an intermediate staging base throughout the exercise, providing a wide range

Celebrating conservation, connecting with nature

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Celebrating conservation, connecting with nature

Biologist Rachel Carson once noted, "... conservation is a cause that has no end. There is no point at which we will say our work is finished." In line with this thought, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), in conjunction with the Tacoma Sportsmen's Club, will host a free

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