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Ready to fly

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Ready to fly

"As I type this, Civil Air Patrol members have mobilized to provide assistance with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey," wrote Maj. Michael Moore, the Washington Wing Director of Recruiting and Retention. "The CAP's emergency service programs provide opportunities for members to serve their communities during local emergencies." A perennial all-volunteer U.S. Air

Passionate service

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Passionate service

For almost a quarter of a century, the Madigan Foundation has steadfastly worked to make the lives of servicemembers, their families, retirees and the Madigan Army Medical Center's staff better. Created in 1995, the nonprofit 501 (c)(3) foundation is unique in military medicine. "The foundation is a team of caring community members

JBLM spouse performs at 2017 Invictus Games

Military Life

JBLM spouse performs at 2017 Invictus Games

Julie St-Louis, a Canadian and military spouse whose husband is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), recently traveled to Toronto to join with her peers in the Valcartier Canadian Military Wives Choir. They were united with nine other Canadian Wives Choirs for a total of 191 military spouses and servicemembers

A jazzy, classy good time

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A jazzy, classy good time

Imagine you're relaxing in a soft lounge chair, holding a glass of wine and tapping your toes to the eclectic tunes of a local jazz ensemble. Across the room, your friends are painting on a small canvas while they sip regional wine. If this sounds like the perfect evening, then you're

It's all about the views

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It's all about the views

It's safe to say that when most people head to Oregon for a weekend getaway, they've got Portland on their minds. But there's another destination nearby, nestled deep in the Columbia River Gorge, where vacationers looking to get out of the city can lose themselves in Oregon's stunning landscapes and

He wanted to serve

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He wanted to serve

Straddling the line between Grady and McClain Counties in the middle of Oklahoma is the town of Blanchard. It is from such a small place that an American hero emerged. Tony Burris was born at the end of May 1929. A member of the Choctaw Tribe, he loved to read and hunt.

Shaping the future

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Shaping the future

As a swarm of students darted through the narrow hallways of Sunnyside High School, math teacher and 20-year Navy veteran, Spencer Martin, kept watch from a classroom doorway. Amongst the shouts of hellos from students, came the voice of a senior that hadn't uttered a word to Martin since telling

Gritty, on-post entertainment

Military Life

Gritty, on-post entertainment

There's nothing like sleeping in on a Saturday morning, then rolling out of bed and letting the day take you where it may. It's a lifestyle most single people, particularly single servicemembers, take full advantage of at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where on-base entertainment can keep anyone busy long before the

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"Pershing's Last Patriot" in Lakewood

The WWI Centennial is not complete without watching Pershing's Last Patriot, presented by the Lakewood Historical Society and showing Sept. 26 in Lakewood, 6-8 p.m. at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. SW. A FREE showing of the documentary about Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I.

One hour and 12 minutes

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One hour and 12 minutes

In the next 72 minutes, a veteran will take his or her own life. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs' most recent study (va.gov), conducted in 2014, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide per day. The study was a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the country, and it examined more

Where to find fall fun?

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Where to find fall fun?

Fall is a great time for harvests, festivals, haunted houses and train rides. The areas surrounding Olympia and Tacoma have many entertaining activities lined up for the next two months. Here are a few highlights. OLYMPIA AND THURSTON COUNTY Rutledge Corn Maze featuring The Bountiful Byway, through Oct. 31 Rutledge Farms' corn maze includes

Stewart's Meat Market

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Stewart's Meat Market

As a member of a military family, you always hope to discover the places where the locals shop when you move to a new location. The mom-and-pop businesses that people have been going to for years, and in some cases generations, go a long way in making you feel like

Marrying wine with military values

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Marrying wine with military values

"Our fathers and grandfathers expected us to work hard and be humble ... to have fortitude and commitment to overcoming life's challenges without grumbling along the way." This might sound like something a military servicemember would say, but it was spoken by David Traul, a fourth-generation physician and owner of Ledger

Southern Oregon wineries

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Southern Oregon wineries

Southern Oregon Wine Country has many wineries that offer generous military discounts. "I'm a proud patriot," said Wayne Parker, owner of Melrose Vineyards, when asked about the large flagpole flying the American flag at the entrance to his property. Parker never served in the military, but he has always had a strong

Exploring region's Vinicultural Areas

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Exploring region's Vinicultural Areas

American Vinicultural Areas (AVAs) are unique geographic locations with the right climate, soil and topography for growing grapes. The Columbia Valley AVA is mostly in Washington, but the small section in Oregon contains some of the oldest vines in both states. The high desert climate allows for slow growth, and

Visit Mount Baker Wilderness

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Visit Mount Baker Wilderness

For the perfect fall getaway head north of Seattle to Bellingham and the Mount Baker Wilderness. Get your fix of apple orchards, farm fresh produce and crisp mountain air. Where to Stay. If you want the cabin in the mountain experience, check out Mount Baker Lodging, which has over 80 properties

Awe, shucks

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Awe, shucks

There is a glimmer of the quintessential Pacific Northwesterner that you catch a peek of when basking in the glory of our great outdoors. Western Washington boasts a diversity of landscapes from mossy forest floors, majestic mountains and calm ocean waves. This equates to a plethora of outdoor activities to

Honestly crazed

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Honestly crazed

Folk and punk music have long had a dalliance with one another, existing on a parallel line that encourages musicians to explore their various extremes. It's no secret that the two genres share many of the same values, down to their stripped-down sounds, emphasis on personal narratives, and frequent explorations

Woolworth Windows

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Woolworth Windows

When artworks first began showing up in the windows of the old Woolworth building on 11th St. between Broadway and Commerce, there was little sense of installing work that was site specific. The walls were treated as gallery walls upon which paintings were hung, not as the three-dimensional space it

"Witness to Wartime"

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"Witness to Wartime"

Washington State History Museum offers a rare opportunity to see the visual diary, drawings and watercolor paintings of a Japanese-American held in the relocation center in Puyallup and the internment camp at Minidoka, Idaho. Takuichi Fujii was a small businessman and well-known local artist in Seattle at the beginning of World

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