George Pica on December 3rd, 2012
Some folks join the military so they can see the world and spend their free time on exotic sun-drenched beaches. Unfortunately, the part of the world many of them see has lots of sand but very little water or ski slopes or anything else they're willingly travel halfway round the
George Pica on November 6th, 2012
No matter how you learn or for how long you remain in school, the consensus is that education is of tremendous importance. From kindergarten to college and beyond, the learning that takes place is one of the essential building blocks of life. Most Americans consider a college education the most secure
George Pica on August 20th, 2012
The military does what it can to help personnel transferring to Joint Base Lewis-McChord get settled, but it's impossible to eliminate the stress on relocating families entirely. Gradual acclimation to new surroundings may make the process easier, said Debbi Anderson, broker and owner of Real Estate Investment Services, a property management
George Pica on July 30th, 2012
If Clyde Drury were an old-fashioned postal carrier, he'd probably spend his weekends hiking. Instead, he coordinates the activities of the Pierce County Veterans Bureau - and spends his weekends looking for agricultural internships for homeless veterans. "I don't have a budget for what I do on my own time," he
George Pica on July 24th, 2012
There was a time when going in for what's commonly referred to as an eye-tuck required the patient to go under the knife and spend a couple of weeks afterward looking like the loser in a fistfight. Not anymore. "Thanks to the laser, it's now a much easier out-patient surgery," said Dr.
George Pica on July 23rd, 2012
When the goal is to get homeless veterans off the street, every step in the right direction is a major achievement. Clyde Drury, who began and runs an agricultural internship for homeless veterans, also collects mobile homes and vehicles for homeless veterans. He finds room in mobile home parks to provide quarters
George Pica on July 2nd, 2012
Pierce County does everything in its power to make military personnel feel at home when they're stationed at the two bases within its borders - even military personnel who get crosswise with the law. But the services provided by the Pierce County Veterans Bureau aren't available just to the men
George Pica on June 11th, 2012
The first of what sponsors hope will be a nationwide series of events designed to help military personnel get comfortable in their in a new environment is set for June 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Tacoma's historic Union Station. "Soldiers, especially the young ones, often huddle close to the
George Pica on May 23rd, 2012
It's difficult to pinpoint when aviator shades became an essential feature of the military wardrobe, but observers agree that the trend got its biggest boost when actor Tom Cruise sported them in the 1986 film "Top Gun." "At Clarus, our selection of designer glasses includes vintage military-inspired aviators made from the
George Pica on May 2nd, 2012
Not everyone who wears glasses with lenses the size of those on the Hubble telescope came by them naturally. For some, those glasses are a byproduct of surgery they had for cataracts - back in the days when cataract surgery was in its infancy. "The process has been refined to the
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