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Oldest living nurse in the spotlight

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Oldest living nurse in the spotlight

The Legion of Boom added another "Sherman" to the bunch during their Friday practice Nov. 17. Incredibly enough, having a M4A1 Medium Sherman tank and a U.S. flag flown on the Landing Craft, Tank (LCT) 595 June 6, 1944, during D-Day just feet away from an official Seattle Seahawks practice wasn't

Get your trunks ready

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Get your trunks ready

October brings that time of the year to get the junk out of your trunk and fill it with candy for military youth. The Washington National Guard Child & Youth Programs is hosting its 8th annual Trunk or Treat event for military youth, veterans and their families, Oct. 28, from 2

Best Local Hero: Jermaine Kearse

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Best Local Hero: Jermaine Kearse

Is it fame? Success? Giving back to the community? Being a role model, maybe? Volunteering? Supporting local military veterans and their families? A local college education (unless you're a Coug fan)? An overall persistent will to achieve bigger and better things for one's self, family and community as a whole

Gold Star Kids go east

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Gold Star Kids go east

There might not be another place on this planet that evokes more pride of country and a wealth of American History than Washington, D.C. A group of military youth received free flights, hotel stays and a five-day tour of Washington, D.C. during a pilot program under USO Northwest 15 to 1:

Career fair and baseball

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Career fair and baseball

Looking for employment can be highly stressful, especially when navigating through dozens of employers ready to hire at hiring events. What better way to relieve the stress of looking for employment all day than to enjoy a free Seattle Mariners game after searching for your next career? Hiring Our Heroes is hosting

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627th Air Base Group (ABG) changes hands

Change of Command ceremonies are a military tradition rooted from the time of Frederick the Great of Prussia (early 1700s), known by many as one of the first "genius" military commanders. During that era, military organizations created specialized flags that signified their organization, created a visual symbol to follow during battles

Triple-A ball in T-Town

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Triple-A ball in T-Town

Are you and the family looking for all of the excitement of a professional baseball game but in an intimate environment at a more affordable price? Then get your family, significant other and/or friends together and take them out to the ballgame to see the AAA team of the Seattle Mariners

Giving back to the community

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Giving back to the community

Two separate coaches with extensive military backgrounds first started competing against one another, but by this basketball season's end, they became a championship pair teaching a younger generation the importance of giving back. Lt. Col. Don Brewer currently is a Washington National Guard chaplain and also director for the Joint Services

"Raptor" Brigade cases colors

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"Raptor" Brigade cases colors

The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) "Raptor" Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, cased its colors before their scheduled deployment to Afghanistan at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 10, in front of hundreds. The "Raptor" Brigade is set to deploy to Afghanistan for around eight months with 800 soldiers as

State Patriotic Day pays tribute to nation

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State Patriotic Day pays tribute to nation

One would be hard pressed to not already associate the American flag with patriotism, but the term, "Massing of the Colors", isn't necessarily a household name. "The American public in general may've automatically associated patriotism with Massing of the Colors," said Patriotic Day event coordinator, retired Maj. Gen. John Hemphill.  "But

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Freedom Awards await nominations

National Guard and Reserve members serve in the military during their drill weekends, but for the rest of the year, they typically work full-time in careers with civilian employers. This is unlike active-duty servicemembers, who serve in their military capacity full time. "The National Guard and Reserve ‘Citizen-Warriors' accomplish a unique mission,

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Troops for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks will kick off their first home game of the season at CenturyLink Field Sunday, Sept. 27, hosting the Chicago Bears. This season will see the Seahawks continuing their well-established military support and traditions, with a few new additions from last season as well. "The Seahawks are deeply committed to

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Becoming a LEAN-er military

What makes Lean so engaging across the workforce is its emphasis on a bottom up approach for culture shift. By relying on their own customers, stakeholders, employees and leadership, a larger buy-in focus is used to make changes in some, or all, aspects of a company.  Sometimes just cutting out

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Assistance to servicemembers and their families

It's a common occurrence for servicemembers to not reach out for help until they are "deep into the foxhole." In other words, a majority of servicemembers will wait until their bills have piled up, their savings have been depleted, an eviction notice possibly has been served, employment is gone and

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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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