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Airbrushed rock

There's a band called Greta Van Fleet that's currently experiencing a bit of a moment in the sun. With the release of their debut album, they've been topping Billboard's rock charts and continuing to gain a sizable fan base. Good for them! Unfortunately, the backlash has already begun to set

Familiar Faces & New Voices

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Familiar Faces & New Voices

The exhibition Familiar Faces & New Voices: Surveying Northwest Art has been on display since this past spring but has not received the fanfare of blockbuster shows like Art AIDS America or Hide/Seek or 2015's Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition. But it is a solid and historically important show highlighting works by

What happens when Tiny Tim grows up?

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What happens when Tiny Tim grows up?

What really happened to make Ebenezer Scrooge change his mind about Christmas, or did he really change his mind at all? Maybe he decided it had all been a dream after all. What else could explain why many years later he could be so stingy as to refuse to give

Breakin’ Tchaikovsky

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Breakin’ Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker is one of those stories that seems destined to never truly leave the public consciousness, having been adapted to ballet from an Alexandre Dumas story, which itself was an adaptation of an E.T.A. Hoffman story, back in the late 19th century. Since then, it's endured innumerable permutations for

Olywood 2018

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Olywood 2018

This is the year Olympia Film Society's annual film festival hit the big time. It was named one of the coolest festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine, which noted, "The audiences are real movie lovers." The festival runs Friday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Capitol Theater. Adding

Safety program earns prestigious award

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Safety program earns prestigious award

The men and women who serve this great nation are recognized every day for the amazing accomplishments they achieve and today is no different. The 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Airmen and the Department of the Army Civilians, jointly formed a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 2011. Today the VPP was

Advance assignments now available to airmen

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Advance assignments now available to airmen

Effective Nov. 1, active-duty airmen selected for an extended deployment may apply to receive an advance assignment up to 16 months prior to the projected Report Not Later Than Date of the assignment. This means airmen can have permanent change of station orders in hand immediately after completing all required PCS

Aloha Pride

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Aloha Pride

Specialist Zion Comesario is this year's winner of the annual Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award. "I am honored to receive this recognition," he said during his acceptance remarks. Born and raised in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, he joined the Army in October 2016.   Comesario

JBLM brigadier general among 12 hall of fame inductees

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JBLM brigadier general among 12 hall of fame inductees

Every year the Virginia State University Military Alumni Association inducts senior military leaders into their distinguished ROTC Hall of Fame. Twelve soldiers were inducted into the VSU Alumni ROTC Hall of Fame Oct. 19. Among them was Brig. Gen. James S. Moore, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general. "I have a true

593rd ESC officer receives the Army Soldier’s Medal

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593rd ESC officer receives the Army Soldier’s Medal

Second Lt. Robert McCoy thought Dec. 18, 2017, would be a normal day after physical training, but it turned into a day he will remember forever. McCoy, an Army medical service officer assigned to the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, received the Soldier's Medal Thursday from Dr. Mark T.

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Washington state celebrates 3,000 veterans hired through the YesVets Initiative

"We are truly honored to announce that the 3,000th veteran was hired in October through the #YesVets Initiative," said Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos. "We know that hiring veterans is a great way to tap an already skilled talent pool and to retain a diverse labor force

Getting ready for flu season

Military Life

Getting ready for flu season

The Madigan Army Medical Center Annual Flu Shot Drive will take place Nov. 19-21, and Nov. 26-30, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower level of Medical Mall at Madigan. "This year all vaccine formulations purchased by the Department of Defense (DoD) are the quadra-valent vaccine which includes

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Frank portrayal

The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" is sort of a weird one for me to review. I have been to the secret annex in Amsterdam. I have seen the pages of 1940s movie stars she tore from magazines and tacked to her wall as an escape from the mundane

Soldier learns more about D-Day and his WWII veteran grandfather, during staff ride

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Soldier learns more about D-Day and his WWII veteran grandfather, during staff ride

"My grandpa came through on the first of July in 1944," said Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Fulghum, describing his grandfather's participation in Operation Overlord while visiting Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, during U.S. Army Europe's Senior Enlisted Staff Ride, which traced the history of the Allied operation to liberate France. For

Veterans Day 2018

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Veterans Day 2018

LeMay - America's Car Museum. Active-duty, retirees, and veterans can enjoy complimentary admission to the museum Sunday, Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service is required. Military members receive 10 percent off admission daily. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2702 E. D St., Tacoma Veterans Day Service. Washelli Veterans

Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

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Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

All servicemembers deserve a "Thank You" every day for serving our country and protecting our freedom. This Veterans Day weekend, local and national businesses are going above and beyond by saying thanks with free food and special offers for active-duty military and veterans. Visit these businesses below with your valid

Medallion promotes good planning

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Medallion promotes good planning

Veterans know the value of good planning. Not only does a well laid out concept of operations minimize problems, but it also ensures that events move smoothly. Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park honors and respects all veterans for their service. And whether the family members of a passed veteran

Vietnam remembered

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Vietnam remembered

The Smithsonian Channel will commemorate this year's Veterans Day with two premieres offering unique and new aspects of the Vietnam War. A one-hour special entitled, Gun Trucks of Vietnam, airs Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. The feature tells the story of the innovative Army soldiers who were assigned trucks under-equipped

Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

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Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed in France, ending all fighting on the Western Front of World War I. That day is now commemorated as Armistice Day -- or Veterans Day -- and we've been celebrating it in

Gig Harbor honors veterans

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Gig Harbor honors veterans

The waterfront hamlet of Gig Harbor has a variety of events and honors to celebrate Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11, and Veterans Day Nov. 12.  This year, Veterans Day is especially poignant as it marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of "The Great War" as World War I was

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