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Thanking those in the Armed Forces

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Thanking those in the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day allows Americans to thank those who currently serve. That said, it is also a good time to express appreciation to those who have served. This act can take the form of a strong handshake, a solid pat on the shoulder, a long hug, or a noticeable nod

Working for children

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Working for children

Photo: From left to right: Sgt. Beija Condit (Incoming Special Victim Prosecutor NCO), Staff Sgt. Renee Grell (Special Victim Prosecutor NCO), Ms. Monica Ervin (Special Victim Prosecutor Victim Witness Liaison), Maj. Brittany Warren (Special Victim Prosecutor), and Cpt. William Lichvar (Special Victim Prosecutor). The Joint Base Lewis-McChord

A Buffalo Soldier’s Medal of Honor

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A Buffalo Soldier’s Medal of Honor

The application for a headstone was dated June 16, 1983, and it was for the unmarked grave of a veteran. In that final resting spot in the Old Tacoma Cemetery is John Buck, a soldier whose recommendation for the Medal of Honor is almost all but forgotten. His headstone -- and possibly

‘Birdies for the Brave’

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‘Birdies for the Brave’

With spring here and summer just around the corner, heading off to a favorite golf course is readily understandable. Combining that understanding with a desire to shoot "Birdies for the Brave" is the driving motivation for this year's 27th annual AUSA Golf Tournament. The Meriwether Lewis Chapter of the AUSA works to

A step ahead in early intervention

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A step ahead in early intervention

Parents of very young special-needs children often feel overwhelmed working with their little ones. "It can be very isolating and confusing," wrote Taylor Johnson, in an email. The wife of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, Taylor, and her husband have two young special-needs children. To help them, the Johnsons were referred by the

Combating homelessness

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Combating homelessness

St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma-Pierce County is a welcoming community of individuals committed to offering person-to-person service to those in need. "We are one of the best kept secrets in helping others," commented Tracy Peacock, executive director, as she walked through a well-organized reception yard. "We help those in need, and

Career paths after service

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Career paths after service

Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) is an excellent choice for active-duty, transitioning and veteran servicemembers wishing to further their career dreams. "We offer an umbrella of services to help this important population of students to succeed in their chosen career field," said Jen Weinmann, the college's workforce development faculty counselor. Home to

An ace-high deal

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An ace-high deal

Excellent entertainment at the Emerald Queen Casino is largely built and maintained by providing superior service to its guests. "Guest service is very important to us, both internally and externally," wrote Denise Hagler, the EQC's communications coordinator, in an email. "We value the level of experience our team members contribute to our

Brush up

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Brush up

The Sherwin-Williams Company's logo features a white can of red paint being poured over half of a blue and white globe. In white lettering in the red paint appear the words, "Cover the Earth." When it comes to providing opportunity to veterans and transitioning servicemembers, the world's largest paint company offers

Lyft-ing the independent soul

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Lyft-ing the independent soul

Many individuals in today's society look for flexible ways to earn a little more money while choosing their own schedule. Lyft is a transportation network company, or TNC, that offers this opportunity in the United States and Canada. The company develops, markets and operates the Lyft mobile app. The majority of drivers

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McChord Flightline Chatter

No land swap

The hope that the city of Lakewood and Joint Base Lewis-McChord could affect a land swap has fallen through. An effort to relocate businesses in McChord Field's "impact area," the land most adjacent to the runway, to different property that the Joint Base would offer up, won't move forward as hoped. Development

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Military families turned out for party at Marymount Car Museum

Five-year-old Isabelle Poole sat quietly as a barber trimmed her hair. "We're fixing her hair," her mother, Karen Poole, said. "This past Thursday she tried cutting her own hair, so today's event came at a good time for us to stop by," she added with a thin smile. I began to get the

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Citizenship highlighted at Mt. Tahoma's JROTC competition

Cody McCartney stood ramrod straight at attention. In front of him stood a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet from the University of Washington. The inspector looked and sounded serious. Very serious. One of 21 Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from South Kitsap High School Wolf Battalion, McCartney, a senior, faced a

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Aficionado Cigar Lounge in Tacoma expands service

The Aficionado Cigar Lounge serves as a refuge for those seeking a spot to smoke a fine cigar. "This is a great place to come and enjoy one," commented Brian Larson as he relaxed next to Mr. Punch, the wooden statue just inside the front door that greets customers. Mr. Punch, an

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47th Combat Support Hospital leads efforts to raise cancer research funding at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

There are 175,000 reasons to shave your head. That number represents the children who are annually diagnosed with cancer. Their fight against this deadly disease is an uphill brawl; more children in this country die of cancer than any other disease. Saturday afternoon in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR Special Events Tent,

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A Sip of Community: Tacoma's Odd Otter Brewing offers novel experience

In the orchestra of craft beers, the Odd Otter Brewing Company sits first chair. And those chairs happen to sit in an historic building in downtown Tacoma. Wedged in at 716 Pacific Ave., the building's history and the beers served therein create a sense of connectivity to the community. "Tacoma is

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Mayor of Lakewood wins bet with JBLM commander

It looks like Joint Base Lewis-McChord's commander, Col. Chuck Hodges, will be making good on his bet with Lakewood's mayor, Don Anderson. The city and JBLM enjoy a very good relationship that both Anderson and Hodges prize. But that didn't stop them from making a friendly wager on the outcome of

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Servicemembers held for Ebola monitoring at JBLM go home

Technical Sgt. Joe Greene happily returned home to Montana late Tuesday afternoon. "I was ready to get back to my family for Christmas," he said during a telephone interview from his home in Montana. "I missed Thanksgiving with them." One of 15 individuals monitored for Ebola symptoms, Greene spent 21 days in

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Tacoma honors veterans at War Memorial Park

Remembrance is a simple experience. At exactly 11 a.m. at the War Memorial Park in Tacoma, several hundred veterans, family members, friends and a handful of elected officials met on a cold and windy morning overlooking the Narrows Bridges to remember all veterans. "We are here to pay honor to those who

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I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza discusses Veterans Day with Lakewood students

Veterans Day can be described simply as the day set aside to honor our country's veterans. "This is about service, about the sacrifices that give us our rights, liberty and environment," explained Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza this afternoon to the student body of St. Francis Cabrini School. Invited by the school to

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