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USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

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USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

Operation: Back of the Net is an annual program that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) runs with its partners -- Major League Soccer (MLS) and the United Services Organization (USO). SNHU is the official education partner of MLS and the worldwide education partner of the USO. For the third year running,

Madigan nurse earns top valor award

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Madigan nurse earns top valor award

In recognition of putting her life in danger to save train crash victims, Tanya Porter was awarded the Secretary of the Army Award for Valor on June 1 by Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper at the Pentagon. Just before an Amtrak train derailed south of DuPont, Washington, on

62 AW and 555 EN BDE complete joint exercise

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62 AW and 555 EN BDE complete joint exercise

The 62nd Airlift Wing and the 555th Engineer Brigade (EN BDE) worked together to move equipment, vehicles and personnel by C-17 Globemaster III to Moses Lake May 21. The 555th EN BDE was holding a deployment readiness exercise that tested their ability to deploy on short notice. "Readiness is the keystone to

62 AW welcomes new commander

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62 AW welcomes new commander

Col. Scovill Currin assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, during a ceremony May 24 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). "I can vouch for the character, temperament and kind of person that you're getting," said Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, who

Eye of the beholder

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Eye of the beholder

Summer is fast approaching, and glorious sunshine in the sky means shorts, flip-flops and perhaps most importantly: sunglasses. Far more than a fashionable accessory, sunglasses play an important role in eye health and protection, an often overlooked summertime precaution. Fortunately, Pacific Medical Centers' Ophthalmologist Dr. Tony Huynh is on duty

Three signs of good PTSD care for veterans

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Three signs of good PTSD care for veterans

As a veteran with PTSD, you deserve the best treatment available. Whether you are seen at VA, in a Vet Center, or by a community provider, you need to feel sure that your care is working for you. If you are happy with your care, if your symptoms are getting better

A hole-in-one

Military Life

A hole-in-one

With 18 holes spanning 7,424 yards of verdant green punctuated by sand traps, The Home Course in DuPont honors the local area's history as it heads into the future. Owned and operated by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), the course's goal is to

WA Guardsman awarded  Howard O. Scott Award

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WA Guardsman awarded Howard O. Scott Award

While he's most often seen in his Tacoma Police uniform, it's his successful military career that earned Lt. Col. Mike Ake the prestigious Howard O. Scott Award.   "I want to thank everyone that has been a mentor to me along the way," said Ake. "It meant a lot to me." For

Virtual future of medicine

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Virtual future of medicine

Last month, the Madigan Army Medical Center opened its new Virtual Critical Care Center (VC3). "It is a location where telecritical clinicians (nurses, doctors, and someday other specialties like pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nutritionists) can use telecritical care workstations to deliver critical care services to spoke-site military treatment facilities supported by

A park, a picnic and a pooch

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A park, a picnic and a pooch

With the sun finally out, now is a great time to soak up some vitamin D by enjoying outdoor time with your favorite pooch. Washington state parks are very pet-friendly and most allow pets on leashes to enjoy the trails alongside you. Who wants to eat inside when it is

Astoria, Oregon (part two)

Travel

Astoria, Oregon (part two)

There is so much to see and do in Astoria, Oregon, and being so close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it's a quick and easy weekend getaway.   The Astoria Column is an extraordinary attraction. It is located on Coxcomb Hill high above the downtown area. The column is the centerpiece of

Get pickin’

Military Life

Get pickin’

Pacific Northwest summers bring sunshine and delicious, locally-grown berries. Local farmers sell berries at farm stands and farmers markets, and many offer u-pick strawberries and blueberries. Due to the thorny nature of blackberry bushes, you'll have to buy those or brave the thorns on wild thickets.  For a fun, family adventure

Fueling soldier lethality

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Fueling soldier lethality

The pizza MRE is finally coming to soldiers in the field and the chocolate Performance Readiness Bar will now be available to all basic combat trainees. In addition, New York cheesecake along with vacuum-packed fruits, vegetables and Monterey Jack cheese are among items in the new Close Combat Assault Ration currently

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Yup, it's more foodie news coming your way. Add the following to your already too full calendar. You're going to need to fuel your adventures and productivity, after all.  It looks as though former casino turned Mitchell's Café is undergoing yet another transition. Though the building went vacant for what felt

Little Shop of Horrors

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Little Shop of Horrors

For a certain generation of people, seeing the 1986, Frank Oz-directed Little Shop of Horrors was likely their first exposure to the magic that a musical can possess. Starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene, along with oddball supporting turns from Steve Martin and Bill Murray, Little Shop of Horrors took a mostly forgettable B

This is “Brave”

South Sound Cinema

This is “Brave”

When it comes to filmmakers and actors taking chances, we have a tendency to serve up the superlative "brave" in an almost cavalier fashion at times. "It's so brave for that comic to take on a dramatic role." "How brave of that actress who isn't a supermodel to do a nude scene." "What

“Tacoma Ocean Fest”

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“Tacoma Ocean Fest”

Former Tacoma News Tribune art writer Rosemary Ponnekanti, with the help of curator Lisa Kinoshita, has pulled together an amazing arts festival to take place Sunday, June 10, at the Foss Waterway Seaport. The event called "Tacoma Ocean Fest" will feature photography, eco-sculpture, film, dance, music, an aerial circus, painting,

Shakabrah

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Shakabrah

ANNOUNCER: A staple in North Tacoma, Shakabrah serves up hearty egg and griddle breakfasts for the hungry masses. Under new ownership this past year, many of the favorites are still on the menu, but now with a liquor license, breakfast as well as nightlife has a new feel on 6th

Political Thriller at Tacoma Little Theatre

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Political Thriller at Tacoma Little Theatre

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's timely political thriller Building the Wall comes to Tacoma Little Theatre for a one-night-only staged reading directed by Randy Clark, founder of Dukesbay Theatre, and starring Scott C. Brown and Iesha McIntyre. Called a "must-see show" by The New York Times, and "a

Resistance Rock

Music

Resistance Rock

We're living in times of absolute insanity, as I'm pretty sure most people are aware. For a while, waking up every day to check the news seemed to carry with it the same feeling of panic and dread that action heroes probably face when they're trying to decide whether to

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