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One-stop shop for vets

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One-stop shop for vets

One Pierce County event in particular continues to lead the way in better serving veterans with the resources they have earned and deserve. The 7th Annual Tacoma Dome Veteran Resources Fair and Stand Down will take place Saturday, April 20, inside the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The Tacoma Dome Veteran Resource Fair

Free and discounted summer camps for military youth

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Free and discounted summer camps for military youth

Military children have an opportunity to attend summer camp at no cost or at a discounted price to the parents through Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation that provides a free one-week experience where the children of wounded, ill, injured, or fallen servicemembers can attend the YMCA

Therapy and counseling clinic opens in Lakewood

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Therapy and counseling clinic opens in Lakewood

"The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities is here to save lives, save families and save futures for individuals in the Tacoma area and throughout Washington state," said the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities Clinic Outreach Manager, Shawn Durnen. The company opened its newest

Nike offers big discounts

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Nike offers big discounts

Military, veterans and their families can save up to 40 percent off of their purchases with special access to the Nike Company Store in Oregon. To access this discount, all one would need is some form of military affiliated ID to present at the door. Typically, the Nike Company Store is

NBA team offers military discounts

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NBA team offers military discounts

Military members living in the Pacific Northwest are typically known for their support of local sports teams, and that community support is being reciprocated from the local sports teams as well.   Whether the day brings rain, snow or sunshine, it is always a good time to watch a basketball game

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Volunteer veterans needed for a letter writing workshop

By now, you have probably heard of the sayings, "it takes one to know one" or, "who better to speak to veterans, than a fellow veteran?" These sayings are the basis for a new approved VA Puget Sound and University of Washington Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Workshop that is now open

WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

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WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

On Nov. 11, the world and Washington state will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918 -- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The Thurston County Veterans Council (TCVC), Washington State Historical Society, and your

Betsy Ross Hall provides a home for women veterans

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Betsy Ross Hall provides a home for women veterans

We all agree that one homeless veteran, or working veteran who is unable to achieve housing security, is one too many. With the scarcity of affordable independent housing or supportive transitional housing, it has become important to explore options for putting vacant rooms and buildings to use to serve veterans. That is

Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

What better way to help Vietnam veterans "Heal and Honor", then by honoring them with an all-day event that will feature prominent guest speakers who served in Vietnam, Vietnam reenactors, as well as special music, military vehicle displays and tours of the Lewis Army Museum. The Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration at

Local Gold Star Kids are not alone

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Local Gold Star Kids are not alone

Gold Star Kids are not alone ... and that is something that 24 Military Gold Star Teens from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray had the opportunity to experience during a paid educational trip to Washington, D.C., New Jersey and New York City, provided by Jermaine Kearse Programs. "Making friends is

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Washington National Guard hosted its annual menu board selection and food demonstration

The Washington National Guard hosted its annual menu board selection and food demonstration event March 27 in its Aviation Readiness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the goal of selecting this year's new menu items for drilling service members. "Servicemembers need to learn new skills, and those skill sets play a

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Washington National Guard 351st Aviation Support Battalion deploying to Kuwait

Dozens of military helicopters were the background for an important ceremony that took place last weekend at the Washington National Guard's Flight Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. That's because all eyes were on Washington National Guard soldiers from Detachment 1, B Company of the 351st Aviation Support Battalion. Last summer, these servicemembers

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Military major part of Seahawks' NFC Championship game

Staff Sgt. Jerimiah Adkins remembers quite clearly how he learned to love the Seattle Seahawks. "When I was younger, we didn't have a whole lot, but on game days we would all get together and crowd around our little TV and watch the game," he recalled. "During those two hours or

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"Holiday Magic" at Tacoma VFW Post #91

"Christmas this year has been hard on us, especially Thanksgiving," a young Washington National Guard specialist stated while gripping a holiday meal in the main room of the Tacoma VFW Post #91. "We haven't had enough funds to buy our 2-month-old son any gifts." The holidays cause financial stress: shocking holiday

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Words & Photos: National Guard Birthday Run at Camp Murray

"It is important to celebrate the birthday of the Army National Guard in order to take a little time to remember that we are part of an enduring, professional organization built on irreplaceable values with a unified purpose," said Lt. Col. Don Brewer, Washington National Guard Family Programs director. "Sometimes,

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Words & Photos: Operation: Turkey Drop at JBLM and Camp Murray

The Operation: Turkey Drop program, now in its eighth year, helps check off meals from servicemembers' holiday checklists. Servicemembers from a variety of active and National Guard units began receiving turkeys from the program Nov. 25 across Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray, offering relief from the financial burdens of holiday

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Washington National Guard 2014 Turkey Trot results, bearded woman spotted

Financial stress comes almost as easily as the joy and happiness holidays bring to families. Reducing financial stress was the primary reason dozens of members of the Washington National Guard and Washington Military Department came together this morning at Camp Murray to get some exercise and help provide meals to

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Words & Photos: Auburn Veterans Day Parade 2014

Veterans Day is always officially observed on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended World War I in 1918. Originally called Armistice Day, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all American military veterans and their service. On Saturday, the city of Auburn held

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Seahawks mural unveiled at new USO Northwest Center at SeaTac Airport

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sgt. 1st Class Bryant Hargrove spends long days recruiting new members for the U.S. Army. At home, Hargrove's wife spends long nights trying to recruit the soldier into the 12th Man army. "It's always a great experience going to Seahawks games and I'm coming along," said Hargrove. "I

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Never Forget: Vietnam and POW/MIA Recognition Day event in Olympia

Realizing the impact of Prisoner of War and Missing in Action soldiers may be a little difficult for those not directly affected. That is, until watching a family member fight back tears during a Vietnam and POW/MIA Recognition Day event held Friday in front of the Capitol building in Olympia. "It's

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