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Stepping up

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Stepping up

Tacoma's iconic Stadium Bowl, designed by architect Frederick Heath and opened in 1910, has hosted many historic figures, including presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding. In 2008, it was even credited as being one of the best high school football stadiums in the U.S. by ESPN. The bowl seats 15,000

USAA Educational Foundation launches digital readiness tool

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USAA Educational Foundation launches digital readiness tool

As a military servicemember, practicing financial readiness and fully understanding retirement benefits for yourself and your family is half the battle. Next year, the U.S. Department of Defense is unveiling its new blended retirement system (BRS). Effective Jan. 1, 2018, all newly signed servicemembers will be opted into the BRS automatically.

Award-winning art by military veterans

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Award-winning art by military veterans

A diverse range of art on display by military veterans inspired and entertained visitors to the 2017 VA Puget Sound Creative Arts Festival March 2-4 at American Lake VA Hospital in Lakewood. One-hundred and twenty-nine works were represented across 34 visual arts categories in fine arts, applied arts and craft kits.

Vets get creative

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Vets get creative

Hundreds of veterans leave the military emotionally, mentally, and physically scarred, but many of those same veterans discover therapeutic healing and purpose through artistic expression. Through Saturday, March 4, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System will host its annual Creative Arts Festival at American Lake. The auditorium will be filled

Valentines for veterans

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Valentines for veterans

For the fifth consecutive year, Congressman Denny Heck, a House Democrat representing Washington state's 10th Congressional District, is empowering school students to show their thanks to military veterans through the Valentines for Veterans program. Students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in the South Puget Sound, including Clover Park School District

Veteran incubator

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Veteran incubator

The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at the University of Washington Tacoma has for several years been a resource provider for military veterans seeking support and mentorship in starting their own business. The program's director, Thomas Kuljam, who served as an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force Reserves for 18

Tacoma's Swan Creek Food Forest

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Tacoma's Swan Creek Food Forest

On Tacoma's eastside, Swan Creek Park is a somewhat hidden and undiscovered-to-some 373-acre oasis with an active salmon stream, a vast network of pedestrian trails and a 50-acre mountain bike trail system. It's also home to a food forest, which is a one-acre plot permaculture garden utilizing the natural processes

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YesVets movement applauds employers hiring vets

When Rep. Gina McCabe, (R-Goldendale), met with military veterans in 2015 in her 14th District, located in southeast Washington, she discovered many of them were powerless to find meaningful work. She acted quickly and sponsored House Bill (HB) 2040 to encourage employers to hire more veterans In 2014, there was a

U.S. Army veteran publishes debut children's book

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U.S. Army veteran publishes debut children's book

When children's book author Lewis A. Howard, a U.S. Army veteran, puts his headphones on to listen to Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, and The Black Eyed Peas, it ignites a fire within him and gets his creative juices flowing. "I start listening to music and it tells me, ‘Let's do

Run! Zombies!

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Run! Zombies!

For the third consecutive year, the Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter of the Association of the United States Army and its local subchapters are poking fun at the likelihood of a Zombie Apocalypse - an event some in the U.S. fear will happen, and are making preparations to survive. The AUSA 5K

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JBLM to host centennial celebration in late August

The Washington State House of Representatives passed a House Resolution March 2 honoring the centennial at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The resolution was co-sponsored by Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom. A companion resolution in the Senate passed March 3, co-sponsored by Sen. Steve O'Ban, R-DuPont. "This base has made a positive and lasting

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Off-base helicopter training needed

In an effort to avoid training conflicts between aviation units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other JBLM training units, and to ensure aircrews meet flying-proficiency standards and are ready for immediate deployment worldwide, the Aviation Division at JBLM has proposed the establishment of three off-base helicopter training areas in southwest

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Lewis-McChord Communities hosts upcoming events

Lewis-McChord Communities welcomes families living on base to come out and enjoy the weather and tasty picnic fare at the annual Resident Summer Picnic, from 1-4 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Center on Lewis Main, Saturday, Aug. 8. Marcia McDowell, outreach manager for Lewis-McChord Communities, said families coming to this free

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AFA golf tournament raises more than $10,000

Seventy-two participants making up 18 teams enjoyed warm weather at the Eagles Pride Golf Course on Friday, July 17, during the Air Force Association McChord Field Chapter 334's annual Airman Support Golf Tournament fundraiser. The four-person team scramble format tournament had a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The top three teams

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Airman appreciation BBQ

The approximately 7,000 airmen at McChord Field - divided among active, reservists and Air National Guard - are frequently deployed and constantly in demand for various missions that require transporting soldiers to and from different locations. The nature and frequency of these missions, of course, makes it hard to collect them

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AFA presents annual golf tournament fundraiser

The Air Force Association McChord Field Chapter 334 invites the public to register for its upcoming Airman Support Golf Tournament, Friday, July 17, at Eagle's Pride Golf Course, off exit 116. The four-person scramble format golf tournament comprising two divisions - handicap and non-handicap - begins at 1 p.m., with registration

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