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Shopping-gasm

Shopping-gasm There is nothing on the planet that inspires warm, fuzzy, happy, elated feelings quite like a perceived good bargain. Throw in a really good bargain and you can amp that emotion up about 17,000 notches. So there I was at Dame Lola picking up my long-forgotten AG cords, busted apart by my

Academy cemetery sees increase in burial demands

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Academy cemetery sees increase in burial demands

It's not everyday one contemplates his or her mortality. However, the West Point Cemetery is where graduates can make their final resting place. Due to the Arlington National Cemetery filling up, its future closure has prompted the Cemetery Land Reclamation Project to expand the West Point Cemetery, giving graduates more

Celebrate 100 years with VFW Post 318

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Celebrate 100 years with VFW Post 318

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is a nonprofit who services veterans and service members. The roots of this organization go back to the late 1800s when the American Veterans of Foreign Service and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines worked together to

Clearing a cancer care path for 25 years

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Clearing a cancer care path for 25 years

For 25 years, Madigan Army Medical Center has had a holistic program to walk with those with breast cancer from initial screening through many years post-treatment. On Oct. 16, the Breast Cancer Pathway team celebrated the silver anniversary of their clinic's work with a cake-cutting and a few words of gratitude

The Old Guard

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The Old Guard

(Photo: World War II veteran Jack Eaton, his family and Army Capt. Harold Earls, commander of the Tomb Guard, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 23.) At 100, Jack Eaton is the oldest living, oldest known sentinel

Connecting with the Blues

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Connecting with the Blues

APACHE BLUES: Welcome Home is a documentary produced by two filmmakers seeking to reconcile what they learned in school about the War in Vietnam versus what they heard from that war's veterans. A screening and discussion of the film will be held this Veterans Day weekend at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov.

In search of one’s roots ... and health

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In search of one’s roots ... and health

There is a Chinese proverb that goes as follows: "To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root." The writer is unknown; the sentiment is clear.  It is in this spirit that Operation Ancestor Search (OAS) commenced Oct. 17 with soldiers assigned to the

Vet gives back to military families

Benefits & Deals

Vet gives back to military families

When Tim Tooker and his wife, Kareen, arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they purchased a house in Puyallup with the intention of quickly reselling -- or flipping -- it. They did, and they made some money. Since this plan worked, they decided to continue buying and flipping homes. While the idea

PLU honors service members and veterans

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PLU honors service members and veterans

If you are looking to celebrate our nation's veterans, hear patriotic music, share a few laughs and get comfortable during a fireside reception with refreshments, then plan on attending the Pacific Lutheran University 2019 Veterans Day Celebration. Everyone is invited to PLU as the school celebrates veterans and service members for Veterans

Veterans Day freebies

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Veterans Day freebies

In honor of Veterans Day, many local restaurants, businesses and attractions are offering free admission, a meal, or discounts for Veterans Day. In order to receive a discount, you must show proof of military service such as a VA Universal Access Card, military ID, DD-214 (discharge papers), Veterans Service Organization

Veterans Day events

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Veterans Day events

This Veterans Day weekend there are many events throughout the South Sound honoring veterans. The following is a list of some of the events you can attend. FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Veterans Day Social & Happy Hour Meet student veteran leadership and University of Washington student veterans to celebrate in advance of Veterans Day.

JBLM units support local Veterans Day events

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JBLM units support local Veterans Day events

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Stanislov Lovtsov, left, with the America’s Corps Army Band, performs with the Seattle Seahawks’ Blue Thunder drumline during Salute to Service pregame activities in Seattle in 2015. America’s Corps Army Band members performed with the Blue Thunder drumline again at this year’s Seahawks Salute to Service game

Math dramatics

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Math dramatics

Until I saw Dukesbay Theater's production of Proof, my only exposure to the play was its 2005 film adaptation. While the film had its admirers, it never clicked for me; I suspected that this material was ill-suited to making the jump to the big screen, a theory that was supported

Sapporo Steakhouse

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Sapporo Steakhouse

ANNOUNCER: Taking over the old Jade Palace location in University Place, Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi are beginning to establish their own reputation as a go-to location on this end of town. Whether it is flying kitchen utensils or fresh sushi, Dutch and Jackie head in to check it out. JACKIE:

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a specific corner of pop culture, from its birth to how it looks today. Since we're smack dab in the middle of awards season, I thought we'd discuss the ignoble film sub-genre known as Oscar bait. Want to

Aspiring Air Force pilots

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Aspiring Air Force pilots

(Photo: U.S. Air Force Maj. Nick Harris (left) and Capt. Jessica Wallander, instructor pilots with the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., stand side-by-side to illustrate the varying standing heights of Air Force pilots to dispel the myth that there is one height standard for all

Strength and resiliency

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Strength and resiliency

(Photo: Latasha Davidson, 62nd Airlift Wing violence prevention integrator and one of the TEDxJBLM event organizers, introduces the next speaker to the audience at the TEDxJBLM event on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 1. The 62nd Airlift Wing resiliency office, Top Three Organization and JBLM Total Force Development Council collaborated to

Step up your care package game with Creative & Co.

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Step up your care package game with Creative & Co.

Many of us are veterans of multiple deployments, and our care package game may be getting a little stale. Join military spouse Mailani Cappaert, owner of Creative & Co., for a workshop on stepping up your care package game. What makes the best care package? Find out Nov. 9 from 11

Leading by example

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Leading by example

An antique student desk serves as a daily reminder to Ron Banner as he serves the students and parents in the Clover Park School District. "It is an honor to be selected superintendent," he said in a February 2019 news release. "My goal has always been to ensure that young people

Army to launch additional housing satisfaction surveys

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Army to launch additional housing satisfaction surveys

After eight months of efforts and initiatives across the Army to improve housing conditions, residents of U.S. Army family housing will have another chance to rate the quality of housing and housing services in 2019 as the Army prepares to launch two more surveys -- one on Army-owned and leased

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