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St. Martin’s University to offer new nursing program

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St. Martin’s University to offer new nursing program

In the fall of 2019, St. Martin's University (SMU) will offer a brand new four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in addition to its one-year Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN program. "We are excited about creating a pre-licensure BSN program at Saint Martin's," said Teri Moser Woo, Director of

Yoga: Bringing flow to Washington’s Guardsmen

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Yoga: Bringing flow to Washington’s Guardsmen

"Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body." These are words every practicing yogi knows to be true. Every Tuesday and Wednesday at Camp Murray, Guardsmen, their families and civilian employees, have the option to attend a free yoga class. Audrey Hockman, a behavioral health coordinator at Joint Services Support,

New wing opens with Benaroya collection

Arts

New wing opens with Benaroya collection

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Tacoma Art Museum celebrated the opening of the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing, with its 4,800 square feet of new gallery space including the gorgeous vista gallery with its 46-foot-wide window projecting six feet out from the building's north face. On display in the new

A heart-pumping concoction

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A heart-pumping concoction

Is it possible for a musician to be too skilled at playing their instrument? I'll sometimes listen to a progressive rock artist, like Robert Fripp or the Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth, and become lost in thought about how many man-hours it must have taken for these people to get bored

California dreaming

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California dreaming

Neil Simon, Jason Haws, Harlequin Productions. That alone should be enough to convince theater lovers to buy tickets to I Ought to be in Pictures. A typical Simon comedy/drama, this lovely little show elicits laughter, and it is human drama as true as true can be -- despite the required

Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports. The revised policies are in response to feedback from the field and are geared towards increasing flexibility for commanders and empowering performance within the enlisted corps. "We are continuously making strides to reform

Aviation bonuses for 2019

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Aviation bonuses for 2019

The Air Force announced Jan. 23 the details of the fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program. The fiscal 2019 AvB program is designed to augment continuing aircrew retention efforts across the Air Force, by offering experienced aviators bonuses for signing tier-based contracts, ranging from three to 12 years of continued service. Congress

America’s First Corps change of responsibility

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America’s First Corps change of responsibility

"You know this is not the first time we have done this. We have done this before in Afghanistan," said Command Sgt. Maj. Walter A. Tagalicud. "We've known each other and have been really good friends since then." In a scene of deja vu, Command Sgt. Maj. Walter A. Tagalicud passed

Skilled trades offer a future for veterans

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Skilled trades offer a future for veterans

The skilled trades offer veterans a sound and prosperous future. The aging of Baby Boomers and the disinterest by young adults in the skilled trades has resulted in a labor shortage. A 2017 survey by CBS News found that for every individual who enters the skilled trades, five are retiring, and only

Army explores exoskeleton options

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Army explores exoskeleton options

David Audet, chief of the Mission Equipment and Systems Branch in the Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate, at the Research, Development and Engineering Command's Soldier Center, is gearing up his team for the next User Touch Point activities to explore exoskeleton options later this month. "As we explore the more mature exoskeleton

U.S. Army Ranger dies of wounds

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U.S. Army Ranger dies of wounds

Army Ranger, Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, died Jan. 17 from wounds received during combat operations Jan. 12 at Badghis Province, Afghanistan, while serving with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result

NBA team offers military discounts

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NBA team offers military discounts

Military members living in the Pacific Northwest are typically known for their support of local sports teams, and that community support is being reciprocated from the local sports teams as well.   Whether the day brings rain, snow or sunshine, it is always a good time to watch a basketball game

Bringing girls together for fun and friendship

Military Life

Bringing girls together for fun and friendship

Smiles, hugs and laughter -- the signs of friendship and camaraderie -- this is what you'll see at a Girl Scout Troop 40988 meeting. The room is filled with girls in blue and brown vests adorned with brightly colored patches. They're working together and having fun. The energy is palpable. At

Things to consider when hosting a Hail and Farewell

Military Life

Things to consider when hosting a Hail and Farewell

When looking for a location to host a Hail and Farewell, there are many things to consider. The most important is the notorious Interstate 5 traffic, which can be gridlocked when everyone is trying to get to the event. Also the cost of holding an event at a Joint Base

Shopping a variety of Exchanges in the region

Military Life

Shopping a variety of Exchanges in the region

The holidays are a good time to venture out when shopping for the season. There are quite a few Exchanges in the area and each has its own personality and promotions. One thing they all share is tax-free shopping. In Washington state, that is a huge benefit, which can save

What can JAG do for you?

Benefits

What can JAG do for you?

The Judge Advocate General's Corp, often referred to as JAG, can advise and aid in most instances where an attorney would be sought out, including but not limited to personal legal matters, debt collection, tax filing and family matters. The legal assistance office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord provides free, confidential

Local Facebook Groups and Pages

Military Life

Local Facebook Groups and Pages

I have to admit, I am a local Facebook Groupie and by that I mean I belong to a variety of local groups and pages on Facebook. In fact, one of the first pages I joined when I moved here was JBLM Families, which is run by the publishing company

Making friends at JBLM

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Making friends at JBLM

You've done your research and found yourself a house, a new dentist, a vet, and the closest pharmacy. Now you're settled in and faced with the hardest part of moving to a new community -- making friends. This may be your first move or your 10th, but regardless of how

New graphic novellas to educate soldiers, families on future cyber threats

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New graphic novellas to educate soldiers, families on future cyber threats

Since World War II, the Army has been using comic books to train soldiers on specific duties and reduce casualties through improved situational awareness. The trend continued through the Vietnam War. At that time, the Army discovered a training deficiency and produced a comic book to educate soldiers about proper weapon

Marvel Bay Café

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Marvel Bay Café

ANNOUNCER: Just off Pacific Avenue near the campus of PLU, the Marvel Market offers hard-to-find European produce, baked goods as well as meats and cheeses. With a focus on Eastern European cuisine, the attached Marvel Bay Café, which offers breakfast and lunch, also has a heavy Eastern European focus. Jackie and

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