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How to make the most of your time in grad school as a student

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How to make the most of your time in grad school as a student

When I left the Army in 2016, I knew I was taking a leap of faith. I had spent the previous six years as a military police officer, and it was the only thing I knew. Still, I wanted to move into nonprofit management, and knew I needed a graduate

A high payoff operation

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A high payoff operation

More than 600 soldiers with the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat team helped build readiness and strengthen partnerships in Thailand, the Philippines and Palau, in support of Pacific Pathways 19-1. "Our mission was to deploy to the Pacific area of operations and accompany with other I Corps units and enablers to conduct

Secure your financial future

Military Life

Secure your financial future

The Department of Veterans Affairs is organizing a three-day event in the Puget Sound area to help veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and their loved ones secure economic well-being and find continued success in civilian life. RallyPoint will be joining the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to put on the Economic Investment Initiative: Puget Sound 2019

Have a good idea for the Army?

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Have a good idea for the Army?

Think you have a great idea that will revolutionize Army readiness and resilience? The Army wants to boost your chance at making it happen. Starting in June, the Army implemented a formal process to capture and evaluate grassroots, personal readiness and resilience initiatives, before considering the idea for potential Army-wide use. The

Cheaper moves for spouses

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Cheaper moves for spouses

Military spouses with careers that require a professional license or certification can now get help covering the costs of transferring those credentials when they experience a permanent-change-of-station move with their servicemember spouse. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $500 for relicensure and

Madigan pharmacy wait time drops

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Madigan pharmacy wait time drops

Pharmacy wait times decreased by more than an hour at Madigan Army Medical Center thanks to extended pharmacy hours, revised staffing and greater expertise in the new electronic health record. Just a year ago, the average pharmacy wait time was between 90 and 120 minutes; now, the average is 20 to

A constant for 20 years

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A constant for 20 years

Colonel Scovill Currin believes that Team McChord's best service is the standard for all others to follow. "Team McChord has set the standard since the opening day," the commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing said last Friday morning as he stood on the port side of the Spirit of McChord, the

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Boot Call

They were her grandmother’s. She bought them during a trip to Guyana. It seemed like all of my favorite wintertime boots belonged to someone else and were pretty much unattainable. Of course that was before I went on my annual shopping excursion in search of the perfect pair of fashionable

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Aficionados on Aficionados

They’re manly men.  They have names like Tom, Chuck, and Richard. They hold down manly jobs titles like mechanic, firefighter and retired IRS. And in their spare time, they like to hold large, smelly, cylindrical things between their lips and suck. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer or a mechanic; you’ll

2019 Best of Tacoma

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2019 Best of Tacoma

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Hi-Voltage Records

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Hi-Voltage Records

A stroll through a record store can be a therapeutic experience: shuffling through the bins, soaking in evocative album art, feeling the weight of the vinyl as you pick up a record to examine, all while hearing some great music being spun by the passionate employees. At the end of

Best of Tacoma 2019: Rev. Colin at Broken Spoke

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Rev. Colin at Broken Spoke

When it comes to novel, communal activities to engage in at a bar, karaoke sure gets a disproportionate amount of attention; while it's true that karaoke's a grand old time, these days I'd happily pass over a night of karaoke in favor of some lively bar trivia. Spawned in the

Best of Tacoma 2019: LeMay - America’s Car Museum

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Best of Tacoma 2019: LeMay - America’s Car Museum

One of the many best things about Tacoma is the LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM). Located next to the Tacoma Dome, the museum is a celebration of America's love affair with the automobile. "The museum is magnificent," Renee Crist, Curator of Collections, said. "The ACM is a jewel here in Tacoma." This

Best of Tacoma 2019: Summer Concert Series in Old Town Park

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Summer Concert Series in Old Town Park

Kim Archer is one of Tacoma's most popular soul singers, but that's not why we interviewed her for this issue. Rather, she doubles as the organizer of your pick for family-friendly venue, the Old Town Park Summer Concert Series, now in its sixth year. That all-ages series runs from the

Best of Tacoma 2019: Cheney Stadium soccer configuration

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Cheney Stadium soccer configuration

Funding formats for a new, soccer-specific field next to Cheney Stadium are under scrutiny and in the news at the moment, as the public-private dollar debate gets underway in earnest. While all of that is being hashed out, Tacoma already has a dynamic and exciting professional soccer scene in place

Best of Tacoma 2019: McMenamins Elks Temple, Spanish Ballroom

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Best of Tacoma 2019: McMenamins Elks Temple, Spanish Ballroom

With the launch of McMenamins Elks Temple in May, downtown Tacoma saw the re-opening of a civic landmark and now enjoys a unique, boutique hotel and an eclectic mix of new restaurants and bars within the historic building. The city also gained a much-needed new live performance space. The ornately detailed,

Best of Tacoma 2019: Off the Shelf at Tacoma Little Theatre

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Off the Shelf at Tacoma Little Theatre

They might be plays and they might be short stories or works in progress, but whatever they are, the dramatic readings in Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf series are likely to be shows you'll never see anywhere else, or perhaps previews of shows you might get to see in

Best of Tacoma 2019: Cham Garden Korean BBQ

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Cham Garden Korean BBQ

Never in world history has there been a better time to be a hardcore foodie. Educated by thousands of hours of globe-spanning food TV and toting enough celebrity cookbooks to overfill a library, we race into cuisines that would've scared American diners away before the debut of Iron Chef America.

Best of Tacoma 2019: Asado

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Asado

Whether you're on the prowl for the perfect ambiance to make eyes across the table or just want to grab some reasonably priced, exceptional grub, Asado has been chosen by the people as the best for both! It's a rare matrimony, Best Date Night and Best Happy Hour together, as

Best of Tacoma 2019: Peaks and Pints

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Peaks and Pints

When Peaks and Pints declare themselves as "a craft beer taproom where brew nerds can wave their geek flags," they mean it. Peaks and Pints is a beer lovvas paradise. It's like the Narnia of brews with 13 cooler doors that lead to more than 650 craft beers and ciders.

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