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He wanted to serve

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He wanted to serve

Straddling the line between Grady and McClain Counties in the middle of Oklahoma is the town of Blanchard. It is from such a small place that an American hero emerged. Tony Burris was born at the end of May 1929. A member of the Choctaw Tribe, he loved to read and hunt.

One hour and 12 minutes

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One hour and 12 minutes

In the next 72 minutes, a veteran will take his or her own life. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs' most recent study (va.gov), conducted in 2014, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide per day. The study was a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the country, and it examined more

The depth of bravery

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The depth of bravery

One building named in honor of a recipient of the Medal of Honor houses a facility named in honor of another recipient of the nation's highest military honor. On Joint Base Lewis-McChord and within the McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center -- named in honor of Sgt. John McVeigh -- is Kimbro

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A general's building at Madigan

A ribbon-cutting to announce the naming of a new building in the Madigan Army Medical Center is in the offing. The Preventive Medicine Building (Bldg. 9025), located just north of the center on 5th Street across from the just opened Evergreen Elementary School, will be named in honor of Brig. Gen.

A learned general

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A learned general

Maj. Gen. David Stone would have understood. "Fundamental to all that we do in life, the search for knowledge must not end with a high school diploma," said former Sergeant Major of the Army Glen Morrell. "High-performance soldiers feel the need and motivation for self-growth." The architect of Camp Lewis in 1917,

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Promote yourself

Military veterans often have had higher levels of unemployment than the general population. Through federal programs and nonprofit initiatives, however, more private sector employers are stepping up to put veterans to work. For the second quarter of 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the overall veteran unemployment rate hit a

Guard's 81st a century old

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Guard's 81st a century old

The Washington Army National Guard's 81st Brigade Combat Team will celebrate its 100th year of service to the state and nation Sept. 19. "We celebrate the outstanding service of the 81st Brigade Combat Team, and the brave men and women that have served in the brigade, battalions, and companies throughout the

Hooked on a feeling

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Hooked on a feeling

With nearly 8,000 lakes in the state, Washington offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water. For those of you new to the area, what follows is a very partial listing of some of the lakes nearby that offer opportunities for swimming, fishing and camping. THURSTON COUNTY Black Lake:  Open year-round, this

From Independence Hall to JBLM

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From Independence Hall to JBLM

Independence Hall -- the place where the Founding Fathers labored to create the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution -- was the right place for the posthumous awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Sgt. John McVeigh. A native of Philadelphia, the first capital of what would become the United

The Guard in Asia

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The Guard in Asia

The Washington National Guard continues to move forward in Asia. Last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, leaders of the Guard and the Malaysian Armed Forces signed an agreement to build and further sustained cooperation in areas of mutual interest. Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, commander, Washington National Guard, and Gen. Tan Sri Raja

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555 Able fund helps all

Being able to commit to an ideal is a worthy endeavor. That's the reason why there is a 555 Able Soldier and Family Fund to support the soldiers and families of the 555th Engineer Brigade, or Triple Nickel. The brigade's motto is "Willing and Able." The brigade is comprised of three battalions totaling

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A marathon history lesson

The lessons of history are sometimes bittersweet. "There is a hallowed piece of Ranger history here," commented Spc. Sheldon Evans, as we sat and talked in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment's Combat Readiness Training Center, or CRTC. The bond between Rangers runs from the Revolutionary War to the present. The history

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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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