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New battalion commander selection program

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New battalion commander selection program

The Army announced a new program for officers on the lieutenant colonel centralized selection list to attend a five-day assessment program at Fort Knox in January. In January and February 2020, those selected by the board process will attend the Battalion Commander Assessment Program (BCAP) where they will undergo a series

The 2-2 leads Army’s first ESB certification

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The 2-2 leads Army’s first ESB certification

The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, is the first to host the new Expert Soldier Badge (ESB) training and testing in conjunction with the established Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) certification last week on Joint Base Lewis-McChord North. The EIB was authorized in 1944 to honor the infantry soldier's

SPOUSE magazine - November 2019

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SPOUSE magazine - November 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the November 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Living the American Dream <<< South Hill community popular with JBLM families <<< Real estate is a flexible career for military spouses <<< Express is committed to serving you <<< A

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Veterans Day savings at Exchanges

The military exchanges are offering specials for Veterans Day, and the sales start early. The Navy Exchange sale runs Nov. 7-13. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service deals are available Nov. 8-14. The dates cover online shopping as well. AD: You can get your teaching certificate in 9 months

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Hangover remedy

If you follow at least a few of the directives this rag throws at you regarding party hot spots on New Year’s Eve, chances are you’ll be in desperate need of an effective hangover remedy Tuesday, the first day (cough! ouch!) of 2008. Since the main culprit of a nasty

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Side Door Lounge's Whitecliff Brut NV

Tator Tot complains that with every mirror I pass by, I must stop and gaze at myself. Well, no s***. If you avert your eyes when looking in a mirror, you probably shouldn’t leave the house. And I think it’s this narcissistic tendency that draws me back to The Hob

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Be the best you can be

It’s hard to believe that Christmas 2007 has come and gone already. I hope you at least enjoyed yourself a little bit. So much to do, so little time. In a small way, I am glad to see it over. There was lots of celebrating and visiting with family and

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Trains, poetry and parties

THE FESTIVAL Choo-choo There are some hobbies better kept to yourself. You know, the ones you do alone in your basement late at night. And then there are some truly cool hobbies, like model railroads. These should be celebrated and dragged out in the open for all to admire. Which is why

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Home is where the bar is

The home bar is a place where you can drink in peace, inexpensively, and in various stages of undress without those curious stares from strangers. Sure, your home bar could comprise a stack of Kwik Shop 64-ounce plastic cups and a half-gallon jug that says “Hy Vee Orange Juice” containing

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Mario's Mercato Italiano

Sandwiched for the last two years between University Place Indochine and a women’s fitness center, Mario’s Mercato Italiano offers surprisingly large portioned menu items and moderately low prices. Crab cakes boasting “not a lot of filler” for $11.00, chicken marsala and picata for $7.99 filled out the plate nicely. Flavors

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Taste the good grape

Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.564.1101. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Corky Cellars, 22511 Marine View Dr., Des Moines, 206.622.2010. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 1-6 p.m., Wildside Wine, 608A S.

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First Night

It’s time to banish the ghost of 2007 once and for all, Tacoma. It’s been two years since teetotaler Tacomans had something to do on New Year’s Eve. Well, this year, dry or sauced, there will be more than enough for everybody thanks to the return of First Night, which

Bleu Note

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Bleu Note

ANNOUNCER: Just finishing up a needed remodel, the Bleu Note in Lakewood is the South Sound place to be if you're looking for a selection of upscale comfort food and feel-good R&B music. Dutch and Jackie head out this week for a relaxed night out with live music, friends, and

Highway to the Splatter Zone

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Highway to the Splatter Zone

The Evil Dead trilogy -- featuring, of course, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness -- became something of an unlikely success, creating an all-time great cult horror franchise, and ushering in the career of the great director Sam Raimi. I say that this was somewhat unlikely

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

We're always trying to keep our ear to the ground to get the scoop on fun foodie festivities and news, including restaurant openings and closures. This week, we've included some fun openings to look forward to and a neat learning opportunity for good measure. Some tears might have been shed when

McChord airmen boost American Embassy in Jordan

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McChord airmen boost American Embassy in Jordan

In a small non-descript building on a Royal Jordanian Air Force flight line sits a vital piece of American diplomacy. Inside, three airmen, from the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron (62nd APS), work with Akram Al Ramone, a Jordanian who works as Lead Foreign Service National, Port Ops, for the U.S.

Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

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Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

Air Force officials announced nomination criteria for the new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal following the official establishment of the decoration May 22. The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed

62 AW airmen transport much needed food

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62 AW airmen transport much needed food

Millions of people in every corner of the world lack basic supplies for food, water and education. In an effort to mitigate some of these issues, the Department of Defense created the Denton Cargo Program, which allows the U.S. Air Force to deliver privately donated humanitarian cargo on a space-available

Enjoy a late fall getaway to Canada’s Okanagan region

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Enjoy a late fall getaway to Canada’s Okanagan region

Kelowna, British Columbia, is considered the gateway to the Okanagan Valley. The city sits on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by vineyards and wineries, orchards, mountains and many provincial parks (the Canadian equivalent to U.S. state or national parks). Situated in an area packed with things to do, Kelowna

A spoonful of sugar

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A spoonful of sugar

An estimated 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the United States annually, according to Healthline. With such staggering statistics, the importance of spreading awareness can help individuals with diabetes live full and productive lives, and in some cases, can help to prevent the onset of diabetes altogether.

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