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Local, veteran-crafted beer at Odd Otter Brewing Company

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Local, veteran-crafted beer at Odd Otter Brewing Company

With more than 217 breweries in Washington state alone, there's no shortage of well-crafted, local beer for servicemembers near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to enjoy. It should come as no shock that local businesses like Odd Otter Brewing Company, a small, veteran-owned craft brewery dedicated to military appreciation, have cropped

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Festival of Sail

Tacoma has a long and interesting history of maritime commerce, development and lore. The City of Destiny's official motto is even, "where rails meet sails," reflecting a dedication to the waterfront as a necessary and much-loved part of the city's growth. This week, Festival of Sail Tacoma 2017 will reconnect Tacoma

A twin achievement

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A twin achievement

Some traditions are harder to break than others, especially when it comes to a family's dedication to serving in the military. Children in military families oftentimes take up the same mantle their mothers and fathers did when they become adults themselves, even if they do so along different paths. Amber

62nd's first female commander

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62nd's first female commander

In U.S. military history, some milestones are achieved quietly and with little fanfare, especially when it comes to gender equality. Some military units even consider it a true sign of social progress when notable achievements in gender equality, such as women being appointed to high-ranking positions or stepping into duty

Take flight

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Take flight

Most people can remember a time in their life when the sound of an airplane whooshing across the sky would make them lift their face and search for the plane. We may have been young when we first looked upward, but every Memorial Day the gesture returns as air shows

Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

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Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

Many servicemembers change duty stations often enough that "home" stops being where they came from. The places where they grew up or made a life for themselves before joining the military get further and further away, and "home" becomes their last duty station before getting out of the military. Sometimes,

Taking our military out to the ballgame

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Taking our military out to the ballgame

Is there anything quite as American as watching a baseball game in the warm, afternoon sun? Very few experiences can rival the nostalgia felt while sitting in a small-town baseball stadium enjoying a home game. But on Sunday, June 11, the grit city's very own minor league baseball team, the

Honoring military heritage at JBLM

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Honoring military heritage at JBLM

"The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war." Spoken by the late Gen. Omar Bradley, the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, these words have come to symbolize our nation's dedication to honoring our military's sacrifices. Gen. Bradley was speaking

Excellence among junior leaders

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Excellence among junior leaders

Earlier this month in Lakewood, the students of Lakes High School's Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AJROTC) Lancer Battalion refused to settle for anything less than perfect as they went through a U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) inspection. Under the guidance of 1st. Sgt. Raul

Linguists at the crossroads of strategic operations

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Linguists at the crossroads of strategic operations

Imagine carrying an 80-pound rucksack up the side of a mountain, only to reach the peak and realize your mission hasn't even begun. Now imagine it's raining, you haven't eaten in hours, and the lives of your fellow servicemembers depend on your ability to execute the mission despite your exhaustion.

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