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New Apple app helps vets

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New Apple app helps vets

In partnership with the U.S. Veteran's Administration (VA), Apple, Inc. recently announced that the Health app included with every iPhone will soon allow veterans to sync with certain types of medical records. Beginning this summer, the "Health Records on iPhone" feature will let veterans populate their devices with information on allergies,

18th Air Force visits McChord Field

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18th Air Force visits McChord Field

There is something about every Air Force base that makes it unique. The 62nd Airlift Wing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a unique culture of professionalism and taking care of each other, which 18th Air Force leadership had the opportunity to see during their visit here Feb. 19-22. "I see a

D-Day veteran celebrates 100th birthday with JBLM

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D-Day veteran celebrates 100th birthday with JBLM

Of the more than 876,000 hours retired Col. George Westlake has lived, the two he spent at the Lewis Army Museum on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 21 were a dream come true for him, he said. Westlake, a company commander of 3rd Tank Destroyer Group's headquarters' element on Omaha Beach during

Army to realign $30 billion

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Army to realign $30 billion

The Army is slated to release its fiscal year 2020 budget request March 12, which will include the realignment of nearly $30 billion over the next five years to improve readiness and better support the Army's six modernization priorities. "We've been very consistent about where we're trying to take the Army

The Canterbury sound

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The Canterbury sound

Over the past few weeks, in preparation for a move, I've been shuffling through my record collection to decide what'll be coming with me. The vast majority of this collection came from my dad, who left them with me when he left the country. I've still not had the chance

And Now We Know: Indigenous Artists Write the World

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And Now We Know: Indigenous Artists Write the World

This year's 11th Annual Native American Art Exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College is comprised of work from a year-long project called Yeha? that includes performances, videos, storytelling, and works of visual art. The exhibition title is And Now We Know: Indigenous Artists Write the World. An exhibition flyer

Epic play comes to Lakewood Playhouse

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Epic play comes to Lakewood Playhouse

Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and three Tony Awards for Best Play, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, now playing in repertory at Lakewood Playhouse, is a momentous and epic play, and very likely the best drama of the late 20th century. At seven-and-a-half hours in length, it is also a daunting

A decade of dance

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A decade of dance

"People come to see beauty," said Judith Jamison, former artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, "and I dance to give it to them." Thurston County's about to get served a veritable banquet of beauty in the form of Olympia Dance Festival. The capital city is the hub for a

62nd AW airmen shine as best in 2018

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62nd AW airmen shine as best in 2018

Friends, family, co-workers and community partners honored the 2018 nominees chosen as top performers in their units during the 62nd Airlift Wing Annual Awards Ceremony Feb. 15. Nominees in the 14 categories -- airmen, noncommissioned officer (NCO), senior noncommissioned officer (SNCO), junior company-grade officer (JCGO), company-grade officer (CGO), field-grade officer (FGO),

The Fightin’ Fourth

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The Fightin’ Fourth

For the 55th time in the history of the Air Force, command of the 4th Airlift Squadron (AS) at McChord Field has been passed. Standing on the port side of a C-17, Lt. Col. Jessica Regni passed the squadron's guidon and campaign ribbons to Lt. Col. Sean Burke in a change

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Little body, big voice

It’s a loud night.  Randy Oxford’s music set a scene, and that scene is vibrating with excitement, loud excitement. Then the first singer hits the stage, and says “Hi!” The crowd says hi back halfheartedly. She calls them on it. “I didn’t hear you!” she shouts, and the crowd responds in full volume. And

Best of Olympia 2019: Roxy Boggio

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Best of Olympia 2019: Roxy Boggio

There are so many things that go into putting together a good show: the quality of the bands, the nature of the venue, the steps taken in ensuring that folks will even show up to the show, and a million more moving parts. If there is one element of a

Best of Olympia 2019: Elizabeth Lord

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Best of Olympia 2019: Elizabeth Lord

It's not Elizabeth Lord's first time receiving accolades from Weekly Volcano readers, having won the title of Best Actress multiple times. This does mark the first instance, though, where she's also laying claim to Arts Scene MVP. It only makes sense, really, to consider Lord a valuable player -- since

Best of Olympia 2019: Old School Pizzeria

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Best of Olympia 2019: Old School Pizzeria

Define, best. Because here's the thing, sometimes the best thing, a true winner in my book, is something that is exceptional. Exceptional could be applied in so many facets of life: unusual, extraordinary, unprecedented -- you could say memorable even. And let's face it, Old School Pizzeria lures you back

Best of Olympia 2019: Keith Eisner

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Best of Olympia 2019: Keith Eisner

Keith Eisner's a man of many talents. He and his wife, Debe Edden, are in Olympia Family Theater's upcoming production of The Hundred Dresses. Word's getting out, though: He's also one of Olympia's pre-eminent writers. He teaches writing classes at the Olympia Senior Center, but it was his own work

Best of Olympia 2019: Unloaded Comedy

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Best of Olympia 2019: Unloaded Comedy

A 2012 survey by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the Partnership at Drugfree.org found as many as 23.5 million Americans, about one in 10 adults, have at one time had difficulty regulating their use of alcohol or drugs. Thus, about 10 percent of

Best of Olympia 2019: Well 80 Brewery and Brewpub

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Best of Olympia 2019: Well 80 Brewery and Brewpub

On a recent weekday, the lunch crowd at Olympia's Well 80 Brewery and Brewpub covered all the demographics the year-old establishment aims to serve. Upon entering the bright, open space with exposed beams high above, a large, all-ages area occupies the right half of the room. There, at large, low tables

Best of Olympia 2019: Wagner's European Bakery & Cafe

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Best of Olympia 2019: Wagner's European Bakery & Cafe

My favorite thing about Olympia is the cinnamon bread at Wagner's European Bakery & Café. It's their signature bakery item and you can see why. Unlike most cinnamon bread which is thickly rolled with just a thin swirl of cinnamon, Wagner's version is thinly rolled creating a swirl that is

Best of Olympia 2019

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Best of Olympia 2019

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Best of Olympia 2019: Harlequin Productions and Olympia Family Theater

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Best of Olympia 2019: Harlequin Productions and Olympia Family Theater

It's a tie. And rightfully so, because the theaters our readers chose as best in Olympia are two very different theaters that appeal to different audiences (with significant overlap), and they are each excellent in what they do -- easily equal in quality of production to the very best in

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