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Military vet helps veteran businesses connect

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Military vet helps veteran businesses connect

After Dave Maestas served 20 years in the Army, his role changed when he got out of the military and became a businessman in 2014. But his objective didn't change. He still wanted to serve. Except, now instead of serving his country, he's serving the military. Now in the role of a

KWA receives award for helping veterans

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KWA receives award for helping veterans

From their beginnings 45 years ago, Korean Women's Association has had connections to the military. In recognition of their ongoing helping hand that today hires military vets and that has had an ongoing dedication to serving those who have served their country, the statewide Yes Vets program recently presented KWA with

2017 Best of Olympia: Moss Wall Orthodontics

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2017 Best of Olympia: Moss Wall Orthodontics

They'll leave you smiling for many reasons. First off, the dental care at Moss Wall Orthodontics will give you a lasting smile because of what they can do to correct crooked teeth problems. For over 26 years, Dr. Kevin Moss has been creating beautiful smiles, treating adults and children. His associate, Dr.

Dream comes true

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Dream comes true

Growing up playing hockey and having served in the Navy, Sean Joyce had a dream. He wanted the Army and Navy to play hockey against each other. For the second year in a row, Joyce, the intramural sports coordinator for Naval Sports Everett, will get his wish when Army plays Navy, Feb.

A stylish job

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A stylish job

If you're wondering what's next after the military, Maria Ferns and Michael Shea both have a simple suggestion: cut hair. Or learn to be a cosmetologist. At the Olympia Barber School in Olympia and at the Summit Salon Academy in Tacoma, there's an open door for military veterans looking for a

JBLM intramurals

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JBLM intramurals

If you're looking for some exercise or fun and competition, then there's a swishing good time waiting for you on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Beginning in the middle of January, intramural basketball for both men and women begins on JBLM. But if rebounds and free throws aren't your thing, then check

Military can play

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Military can play

For guys still in the military, playing football for the Pierce County Bengals is simply a chance to continue to play football. "It's for the love of the game," said Ron Baines, the Bengals longtime coach. Baines points out another reason for turning out. The dream of playing college football. Every year,

3rd best for vets in the nation

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3rd best for vets in the nation

With its ongoing efforts to help the military earn a college degree, Pierce College has provided classes online, eliminated the costs of textbooks and provided on-campus tutors. The end goal has always been to help service men get a degree, not to increase enrollment. But Pierce College recently received an unintended

Staff Sgt. Thiem awarded Silver Star for bravery

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Staff Sgt. Thiem awarded Silver Star for bravery

With bullets whizzing over his head and while under heavy attack, Keaton Thiem did the unexpected. He didn't remain hidden behind a bolder, seeking safety. Instead, the Air Force staff sergeant risked his life, helping as a combat controller to save the lives of 100-plus men during a 14-hour military encounter

New book on World War II shares first-hand accounts

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New book on World War II shares first-hand accounts

This is their story, their chilling, first-hand experiences of fighting in World War II. In a page-turning account, from a paratrooper, a fighter pilot, an engineer and a man with Japanese parents who enlisted in the Army, these local residents reflect on their days during a war that saved the world

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Annual hockey game is all about good times

Each time for the past 22 years, the annual WADS Canadian-U.S. hockey game has had a guaranteed outcome. First, there's the guaranteed fun, the good times for both the 20-some players who signed up to play hockey and the 100-plus fans cheering in the stands. And then there's the guaranteed Canadian

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Army Community Service celebrates 50 years

With an emphasis on saying "thanks," topped with kid-smiling fun, Army Community Service (ACS) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrated 50 years of work last week with hot dogs, face painting and an obstacle course. The three-hour "Party in the Park" was held July 31 at JBLM's Freedom Park and was a

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Seahawks to lead youth football camp

Kids will get a chance later this month to learn how to catch a football and intercept a pass from some NFL players they've rooted for on TV. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and fullback Derrick Coleman along with former Seahawks defensive back Marcus Trufant, will coach a one-day camp

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New Community Care Unit at Madigan Army Medical Center

Soldiers recovering from injuries recently got another helping hand to aid in their recovery. A new Community Care Unit (CCU) opened at Madigan's Warrior Transition Battalion Sept. 5, beginning a shift in how the Army manages care for its wounded soldiers. The new unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one of 13

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446th Security Forces Squadron airmen impressive at Subway Beast Mode Challenge

Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks rugged running back, would have been on his feet, cheering and clapping. Airman 1st Class Parker Gill, in his own Beast Mode fashion, overcame a strong challenge and a muddy, 3.5-mile obstacle course to win his wave at the Subway Beast Mode Challenge Saturday at Meadowbrook

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Hiring Heroes Career Fair coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

If you're transitioning from the military or are a veteran looking for work, then Sylvia Parker has an event especially for you. The Hiring Heroes Career Fair is coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Parker, a human resource specialist for the Department of Defense coordinating the job fair, said she has 62 employers

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Fun, friends and learning at the 446th Airlift Wing's Family Day

It was a day for having fun, meeting new friends and finding help. That's the focus of the 446th Airlift Wing's annual Family Day symposium and picnic. With an emphasis on fun, it was a mix of kid's games, a tasty barbeque lunch and a morning of hearing about support programs

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Col. Otto Liller replaces Col. Robert McDowell as commander of 1st Special Forces Group at JBLM

In his parting speech as commander of the 1st Special Forces Group, Col. Robert McDowell praised his unit, thanked those who have assisted in his career and reflected on his two years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He said it's been a fulfilling and rewarding moment in his military career that began

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Seattle Seahawks bring Lombardi Trophy to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

It was one hero thanking another. The Seattle Seahawks, winners of Super Bowl XLVIII and the heroes of the fans, came to say thanks to what they called the real heroes - the military and their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "They're the real heroes," said Armando Mejia, assistant manager with the

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JBLM 1st Special Forces honors fallen soldiers

In a somber tribute to the soldiers who have died fighting with the 1st Special Forces Group, Col. Max Carpenter thanked the fallen for their ultimate sacrifice for freedom during an early Memorial Day service at

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