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Tall Ships return to Tacoma

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Tall Ships return to Tacoma

A tall ship is coming to Tacoma, and with them comes a sense of 18th century American history. The historic ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit a number of Washington ports, with the Hawaiian Chieftain docking at the Foss Waterway (705 Dock Street) Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-24. The creation

Medics compete to be the best

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Medics compete to be the best

A sheen of sweat shone on the face of 1st Lt. David McKeon in the early morning light as he worked on one of two simulated casualties. He worked quickly to assess the patients' conditions and begin the necessary procedures to prepare them for transport to a rear area medical

To survive is to win

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To survive is to win

Deep in the Colville and Kaniksku National Forests, 2Lt. Steven Billa and Senior Airman Aaron Arteaga oriented a compass to a map in order to determine a heading. "It looks like it's 356 degrees," said Arteaga.  "Almost due north," replied Billa. Once they determined their heading, the two airmen measured the distance they

Coffee please

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Coffee please

The Army wants you awake. Since World War II, military scientists have conducted experiments to determine how to keep servicemembers awake despite a lack of sleep. Recent research suggests that coffee -- the most widely consumed stimulant in the world -- may provide a way to keep military members (to say nothing

On the way to the top

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On the way to the top

Katherine "Katie" Wilton has been selected as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Pacific Region Military Youth of the Year awardee. By winning, she received a $40,000 check to be used toward college.   This past March, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord youth was also named the Washington State Military Youth of

Soldier to soldier

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Soldier to soldier

First Lieutenant Charlene Coutteau is one of the few soldiers serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord who has a direct connection to some of the history of Fort Steilacoom. Her distant cousin, Gen. August Kautz, served at the military post in the mid-1850s where he served as the quartermaster.  He supervised the construction

UW study seeks troops with stress

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UW study seeks troops with stress

A telephone-based program, the UW Stress Check, provides a free and confidential way to support servicemembers who have questions or concerns about the effects of trauma or about the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. As the war in Afghanistan grinds on, an estimated 11 to 20 percent of veterans experience some form

Weighing anchor on a career

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Weighing anchor on a career

For those individuals thinking of a career on the water, the Sea School Northwest (SSNW) offers a gangplank to achieving that goal. Beginning as a dream, the SSNW set sail in January 2018 after 18 months of preparation with the goal of addressing emergent needs in the maritime industry. In Washington state,

A truck, a motorcycle and service

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A truck, a motorcycle and service

About 30 years ago, Thomas Bundt was riding his motorcycle when he met a truck. That meeting went in favor of the truck. Once extracted from the wreckage, he was rushed to Madigan where the doctors worked to rebuild and then bring him back to health. "Because of the care I got,

Home sweet home

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Home sweet home

Homes for Heroes exists to help the nation's heroes buy, sell or refinance a home. Established in 2002, the organization is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate specialists, lending specialists and local businesses which provide honest and direct ways for firefighters, law enforcement, military (active-duty, reserves and veterans), healthcare

Teamwork -- what could be better?

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Teamwork -- what could be better?

Standing on a baseball field and facing east into the morning sun, Spec. Mario Alvarado stood at parade rest holding the colors of the 555th Engineer Brigade.  He wisely kept his eyes almost closed. "It's awesome to be here this morning," Alvarado said as the brigade formed up behind him. "This day

Speaking out  about autism

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Speaking out about autism

"It is a different way of processing what is around us," said Wendy Cochran, clinic administrator and owner of Sky Bridge Therapies in Lakewood. "It is a different way of seeing the world, a different approach to life." Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a range of conditions characterized by challenges

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A hole-in-one for one-star

The eighth hole on the red course at Eagles Pride Golf Course is a 140-yard, par 3 challenge. That's a fair distance to hit a dimpled ball with a diameter of 1.68 inches and weight of 1.62 ounces into a circular hole measuring 4.25 inches in diameter with one swing of

8th annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels

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8th annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels

Excitement for the 8th Annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels event is growing. "Airshows are fun. Car shows, live music, static displays and good food all combine for a fun time," said Air Force veteran Doug Fratoni, the event's director. Presented by the Tacoma Events Commission, the show will be held at

Good news cooking at JBLM

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Good news cooking at JBLM

The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade's "Raptor's Nest" Dining Facility is this year's Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Best Garrison Food Operation award winner. The brigade is led by Col. Matthew Braman and CSM Mark Brock. In the early 20th century, Connelly became a leader in Food Service Management.  Throughout his

USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

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USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

Operation: Back of the Net is an annual program that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) runs with its partners -- Major League Soccer (MLS) and the United Services Organization (USO). SNHU is the official education partner of MLS and the worldwide education partner of the USO. For the third year running,

A hole-in-one

Military Life

A hole-in-one

With 18 holes spanning 7,424 yards of verdant green punctuated by sand traps, The Home Course in DuPont honors the local area's history as it heads into the future. Owned and operated by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), the course's goal is to

Virtual future of medicine

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Virtual future of medicine

Last month, the Madigan Army Medical Center opened its new Virtual Critical Care Center (VC3). "It is a location where telecritical clinicians (nurses, doctors, and someday other specialties like pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nutritionists) can use telecritical care workstations to deliver critical care services to spoke-site military treatment facilities supported by

JBLM will host new SFAB

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JBLM will host new SFAB

The Department of the Army announced late last week that the new 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will be stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "We are honored that the Army has chosen JBLM to host one of the active-duty SFABs here," said Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, I Corps and JBLM

Great bagels

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Great bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels is a bagel and coffee chain that provides Joint Base Lewis-McChord customers with a delicious variety of bagels. Simply put, a bagel is a round bread made from five ingredients: flour, salt, water, yeast and malt. The dough is boiled and then baked to a rich caramel color;

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