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Crisp Greens

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Crisp Greens

ANNOUNCER: Fresh and made to order is making a comeback in the South Sound, and Crisp Greens on Sixth Ave. in Tacoma is hoping healthy, fresh options are here to stay. Offering either mix-and-match/build-your-own salad or an assortment of redi-made concoctions, Dutch and Jackie head in for a healthy bite. JACKIE:

Colony Glacier

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Colony Glacier

Airmen, soldiers, sailors and contractors came together in June to search for additional remains from a crash that happened nearly 70 years earlier. On Nov. 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster II taking off from McChord Field, which had 52 passengers and crewmembers aboard, crashed into Mount Gannett while flying to Elmendorf

Department of Defense partners with VA

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Department of Defense partners with VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the Department of Defense to implement the first Women's Health Transition Training. The program is an in-person and virtual course designed to provide a female perspective to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicewomen who plan to transition to civilian or Reserve/National Guard status. According

A solemn promise

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A solemn promise

Forty-six years ago a C-141 with McChord crew members touched down at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in February 1973. On board were American prisoners of war (POWs), finally freed from their Vietnamese captors and eager to see their families. A McChord loadmaster opened the door and then quickly stepped

Transporting the best with service

Jobs & Education

Transporting the best with service

For veterans seeking employment, the Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter, Inc. (kitsapairporter.com) will offer the opportunity at the Dream Big Career Fair July 20. "I look for personable and outgoing individuals to work for us," wrote veteran Lauri Smith, the company's operation manager, in an email. "The veterans and military retirees who work here are

Career Skill Program

Jobs & Education

Career Skill Program

The Air Force Career Skills Program, or CSP, prepares airmen through vocational and technical training for a specific career or trade when transitioning from military to civilian employment. Master Sgt. Angela Santos, superintendent, Education and Technology Branch, Air Force Cryptologic Office, 25th Air Force, first heard about CSP from a friend

AIMing high

Jobs & Education

AIMing high

The sky truly is the limit in building a career in the growing aviation maintenance field. "We welcome all servicemembers who are interested in this career field," said Yvette Wilson, a business development representative for the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM). "This is a high-interest in-demand field, and AIM is here to

AAFES goes where you go

Jobs & Education

AAFES goes where you go

For over a century, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) has played a vital role in maintaining the military's readiness, recruiting and retention. "Our motto is ‘We Go Where You Go,' and one of the Exchange's core values is ‘family serving family,'" said Alexandra Pirkle, corporate communication writer and

Beer for homework

Jobs & Education

Beer for homework

It's no secret that one of the most difficult transitions spawned from military retirement is navigating the future -- specifically, the civilian job force. Though many veterans leave the service equipped with a plethora of useful skills and qualifications, the building blocks for career success sometimes means starting from square

Staycation at a historic bed and breakfast

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Staycation at a historic bed and breakfast

Ever wonder what's behind the facades of all the Victorian and craftsman homes and mansions throughout North Tacoma, Old Town and the Stadium District? At a few of them, you can book a room and stay in a piece of Tacoma history for a day or two, allowing you to

New 3D technology allows soldiers to train anywhere

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New 3D technology allows soldiers to train anywhere

Carrying only a backpack and a drone, soldiers could capture and eventually re-create entire sections of forests and steep mountains. They can map 3D data from the rough, dry wasteland of the Mohave Desert, the dense rainforests of Hawaii or the rocky, hilly landscape of woodlands. They can even replicate the

How not to become a victim of identity theft

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How not to become a victim of identity theft

Identity theft, credit reports and deceptive advertising were just a few of the topics discussed at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Military Consumer Protection briefing hosted by the I Corps Legal Assistance Office at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate training room at JBLM July 11. This year, the Department of

Military Life

Living in recovery: Part 2

What does it take to get on track when life's trials have led to the misuse of alcohol and other substances? The answer to that question is likely as varied as people themselves. For some, a 28-day stay in Madigan's Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) aids in altering patterns of thinking

Former helicopter pilot buys Puyallup print shop

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Former helicopter pilot buys Puyallup print shop

Eagle Scout and Retired Lt. Col. Keith Besherse first enlisted in 1988 as an Army infantryman assigned to a company of the 104th Division in Moses Lake. He was subsequently awarded an ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1992 with a Computer Information Systems degree from Northwest Nazarene University. In 2012,

Nominee for Pentagon’s top post speaks before Senate

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Nominee for Pentagon’s top post speaks before Senate

Army Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper told senators that he would continue to prioritize training, modernization, building alliances and partnerships and reforming the Pentagon if he's confirmed to serve as secretary of defense. Esper, President Donald J. Trump's nominee to assume the Pentagon's top post, testified at his Senate Armed Services

A more secure JBLM

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A more secure JBLM

People need to ask themselves -- is one to two seconds worth their safety? Beginning Aug. 1, drivers entering Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) may notice longer lines at the gates. However, those long lines will mean a more secure JBLM, as the new Automated Installation Entry system handheld scanners are implemented. While

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Backscratching with I Defy

I’ve officially fallen off the MySpace bandwagon. In the beginning, I openly mocked the social Web site declaring just how stupid I thought it was to spend time growing your list of Internet “friends.” Then, like most people who initially fought the craze, I gave in. Before long I was

SPOUSE magazine - July 2019

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - July 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the July 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< A fun girls' getaway <<< A dog-friendly haven <<< Girl squad overnight in Port Angeles <<< Camp Murray Beach and RV Campground <<< Avoid the summer heat at Anderson Island <<< A

Shakespeare in the Park

Stage

Shakespeare in the Park

This month of theater in Tacoma and Olympia has been replete with Tony-worthy productions such as Lakewood Playhouse's The Producers, Harlequin's Man of La Mancha, Fun Home at South Puget Sound Community College and Tacoma Little Theatre's Hay Fever. Now comes Animal Fire Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Devon Long and Kristy Kalkhoven served alongside each other on the auction committee for their kids' co-op preschool a few years ago. It was there they discovered they shared a love of event planning, a passion for community, and that both happen to be immigrants with military spouses.

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