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New access for millions at commissaries

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will expand access to discounted, on-post stores for some 4.1 million veterans and some of their caregivers at the beginning of 2020, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. AD: US Family Health lunch and learns.  Free lunch and informational class about using Tricare to see doctors

Making his mark

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Making his mark

After viewing Jeff Olson's exhibition, Making my Mark at Tacoma Community College, I visited his web site out of curiosity and discovered statements from the artist that seem at odds with what I observed in his exhibition. Olson stated, "My paintings offer a unique vision of the landscape and the

For everyone, about everyone

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For everyone, about everyone

We've said it again and again how lucky we are to live in the South Sound, surrounded by a bevy of theater companies doing consistently amazing work. And while it's wonderful to have places like Tacoma Musical Playhouse, which frequently turn out lavish spectacles, it's important to give as much

1022 South J

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1022 South J

ANNOUNCER: Situated in Tacoma's Hilltop, you'll discover cocktails curated with care and a Southern-inspired menu with attention to detail. Jackie and Dutch bellied up the rail to enjoy the intimate and charming dining space that is 1022 South J. DUTCH: The cocktail collection here is best described as creative traditional. There

Air Force creates Cyberspace Capabilities Center

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Air Force creates Cyberspace Capabilities Center

(Photo: Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege passes the newly re-designated Cyberspace Capabilities Center flag to its commander, Col. Marc Packler. Raduege, who presided during the ceremony at Scott AFB, Ill., Nov. 7, is Air Combat Command’s Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance. The new CCC was organized to bridge cyber support

Goldfein outlines risks of budget uncertainties

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Goldfein outlines risks of budget uncertainties

(Photo: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told a Capitol Hill audience in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, that unpredictable funding has both short-term and long-term effects, complicating readiness, training, planning and other activities necessary to meet missions.) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein warned last

Get a VA/Medicare Advantage combo

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Get a VA/Medicare Advantage combo

As veterans approach 65 years of age and Medicare eligibility, there are questions about Medicare Advantage and how it meshes with their Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. Traditional Medicare is available; however, the number of veterans -- with or without VA benefits -- has increased who have enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Also known

‘What’s Your Warrior?’

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‘What’s Your Warrior?’

With the pool of qualified recruits shrinking, a new Army marketing campaign debuted on Veterans Day to target younger cohorts -- known as Generation Z -- and focus beyond traditional combat roles. To do this, the Army is asking 17-to-24-year-olds one question: "What's Your Warrior?" The query is at the heart of

Twenty-five centenarians honored by US Family Health

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Twenty-five centenarians honored by US Family Health

Joining US Family Health Plans doesn't guarantee reaching 100 years old, however, one centenarian credited the military healthcare program for his recent 103rd birthday. David Edwards, a retired Navy commander and West Seattle resident referenced the healthcare program when asked the secret to living over 100 years. "US Family Health, of course,"

GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise money for local soldier

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GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise money for local soldier

On Oct. 6, Staff Sgt. Ian Ives was critically injured by an IED explosion while deployed to Afghanistan. The Puyallup resident is currently at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is undergoing treatment to include multiple surgeries for his extensive injuries.  AD: Couple counseling on JBLM

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Commanders to be psychoanalyzed

Officers vying for battalion command soon will be screened through a psychological exam, an expert panel and other means as the Army moves away from choosing leaders based solely on their personnel files. AD: Want to be a pastor?  Get the degree online through GCU - use your GI

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Exchange Extends Return Policy for Holiday Shopping

DALLAS – Military shoppers have no need to fret if they get that perfect gift in the wrong size or receive the same gift twice—the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy for the holiday season. Shoppers will have until Jan. 31 to return items purchased Nov.

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Military Shoppers Can Earn Exchange Coupons

DALLAS – Holiday shopping pays off at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. AD: Become a teacher online in just 9 months using the GI Bill/TA with Teach Now - you can do this while still in uniform.  Infor here CLICK From Nov. 11 to 19, Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and

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Help getting military home for holidays

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee distillery that produces whiskey wants to help service members and their families get home for the holidays. AD: FREE Google certification degrees offered this Saturday in San Diego - get signed up for free in National City Nov. 16 - RSVP HERE For the ninth year,

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Military spouses hope to inspire million acts of kindness

WASHINGTON -- Three military spouses say they hope to change the world, through one act of kindness at a time. AD: Become a teacher in just nine months.  Use your GI Bill/TA in this online program and realize your dream to teach.  DETAILS HERE To accomplish this, they aim to

Perfect score on EIB

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Perfect score on EIB

"I was so nervous in the morning," said 2nd Lt. Elena Chavez, shaking her head. "You train for an entire month, so you don't want to mess it up in the final hours." Chavez, an infantry officer from Kansas City, Missouri, assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd

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Go Latin

It’s a Thursday night — ladies night — at Cans in downtown Tacoma, and everyone is ramping up for the disc jockey to take the stage. He arrives at around 9:30 p.m. to set up, and it doesn’t take long for the dance floor to start filling up. Pedro Lopez

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Give good toast

While a good New Year’s Eve toast seems like a string of eloquent words simply strung together at just the right moment, there was likely at least a bit of work beforehand to make that speech sparkle. Here are some tips from Toastmasters, a group designed to make speakers better at

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(Insert 'Terminator' joke here)

I’m kind of a slacker. If you read this column with any regularity, you probably already know this. I admit the fact freely, and I wear the slacker colors with pride. Like all great slackers before me, I’ve worked diligently to perfect my craft of finding the path of least

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