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What is Orangetheory?

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What is Orangetheory?

You may have seen the commercials for Orangetheory or started hearing friends talk about the Orange Zone and Splat points. So just what is Orangetheory? It is a 60-minute, high-intensity class which uses technology to monitor your performance using a heart rate monitor. The goal is to get your heart rate

AAFES brings wellness services to installations

Health

AAFES brings wellness services to installations

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is making it easier for service members and their families to take a holistic approach to their health by bringing wellness services to military installations. Through the Exchange's BE FIT program, you will begin to see expanded services such as durable medical

Free fitness classes and equipment offered at JBLM

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Free fitness classes and equipment offered at JBLM

It's not uncommon for military installations to include fitness centers. After all, strength and cardio conditioning are extremely important aspects of military training. Here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), service members and their families (ages 13 and older) have access to resources including everything from top-of-the-line fitness centers with rows of

The casing ceremony -- an Army tradition

Military Life

The casing ceremony -- an Army tradition

As a military spouse, I thoroughly enjoy learning about the history and traditions of the U.S. Army. It may seem extraneous to some that we constantly play our nation's anthem before a movie or event, pull over on the side of the road on base at 0630 and 1700 for

New ACFT app

News Front

New ACFT app

The Army recently updated its physical readiness training, or PRT, mobile app to give soldiers a leg up on the new Army Combat Fitness Test, as it continues to safeguard users' personal information on the go. The Army PRT app is a free smartphone training tool that includes a streamlined collection

New AER program to offer soldiers child care relief

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New AER program to offer soldiers child care relief

(Photo: Staff at the Cooper Child Development Center take children through a marching dance Jan. 29, 2018, at Fort Sill, Okla. Army Emergency Relief will start offering up to $1,500 Feb. 1 as part of a program to offset costs that arise when there’s no availability at on-post child care

Levy on February ballot will assist JBLM schools

News Front

Levy on February ballot will assist JBLM schools

The levy on the Feb. 11 ballot for the Clover Park School District might appear to be a new tax. It's not. In 2016, voters approved a levy for the district, which expires in 2020. Schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) are part of the district. The Replacement Educational Programs and Operations

Showcasing disaster capabilities

News Front

Showcasing disaster capabilities

(Photo: Washington National Guard’s 10th Civil Support Team’s Communications truck parked near the State Capitol in Olympia as part of a display with AT&T FirstNet Jan. 22. The display showcased network and communications equipment that would be utilized during and following a disaster.) Following a disaster, the ability to communicate is

What can you do with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership?

Jobs & Education

What can you do with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership?

Whether you're looking to assist your organization by working in human resources or you'd like to try your hand at another management position, you want to move your career forward. But maybe you've stretched your current abilities and skills as far as they can go and

What is organizational leadership?

Jobs & Education

What is organizational leadership?

You have your sights set on climbing the ladder to play a more integral role in your company. But how do you proceed? It's possible that an organizational leadership degree could be exactly what you need to hone your leadership skills, helping you learn how to be

Serve as a civilian

Jobs & Education

Serve as a civilian

After serving your country in a way many will never come close to experiencing, it can be difficult to transition to civilian life and still feel you're fulfilling a true purpose. Many military veterans experience a continued longing to protect and serve. This is why veterans

What is military social work?

Jobs & Education

What is military social work?

After serving our country, many military service members find themselves in need of assistance. They may need help managing the transition back to civilian life, maintaining housing, navigating family issues or accessing necessary health care service. In fact, U.S. service members and veterans face an increased risk of

Jobs after the military

Jobs & Education

Jobs after the military

After spending time immersed in the military world-chock full of unique experiences, specialized jargon and a chain of command that's foreign to most traditional civilian careers-it can be difficult to know how to position your years of experience in a way that will appeal to private-sector

Four veterans who prove going to college after the military is worth it

Jobs & Education

Four veterans who prove going to college after the military is worth it

Since its inception in 1944, the GI Bill has helped multiple generations of veterans transition from military service to the civilian workforce by offering educational benefits. The Post-9/11 GI Bill has only expanded these opportunities, helping to increase the rate of veterans going to college after their military service. But

5 reasons employers want to hire veterans

Jobs & Education

5 reasons employers want to hire veterans

According to recent data, there are more than 18 million veterans in the United States. Many of them are working professionals. And while unemployment has previously been an issue among the veteran population, it has actually been declining in recent years. This is partially because of the

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Garrison Keillor, quilts and more

THE RV Bigger is better There’s nothing more American than a recreational vehicle. Here’s a car that’s literally as big as a house, equipped to the nines with every sort of modern amenity you can think of, a brazen gas-guzzler ready to tear giant swaths of land apart, highway by scenic highway.

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Sweet reads by sweet pea

Was 2007 a good year for readers? It seems so, according to local bookseller sweet pea Flaherty.  Flaherty (whose first name, sweet pea, is written in lower case letters) has been selling books at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, for about 4 years and previously worked for one of

The most farcical farce of all

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The most farcical farce of all

The verdict has long been in: Noises Off is funny. New York Post critic Clive Barnes called it "the funniest farce ever written," and Frank Rich in The New York Times said it "is, was, and probably always will be the funniest play written in my lifetime." For directors and actors,

Los Tapatios

Reviews

Los Tapatios

ANNOUNCER: Where area diners have traditionally avoided strip mall eateries, Los Tapatios is doing its part to change that perception. Creative Mexican dishes are served up seven days a week in a tiny strip mall on the edge of Fircrest, and the locals are pouring in. This week, Jackie and

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Whiskey and Chocolate. Need I say more? If you know me, you know you can count me in. Doyle's Public House is hosting a Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing Saturday, Jan. 25, 5:45 and 8 p.m. Tease Chocolates and whiskey expert Neil Strachan will guide guests through five single malts from

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