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Veterans Day events

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Veterans Day events

This Veterans Day weekend there are many events throughout the South Sound honoring veterans. The following is a list of some of the events you can attend. FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Veterans Day Social & Happy Hour Meet student veteran leadership and University of Washington student veterans to celebrate in advance of Veterans Day.

Leading by example

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Leading by example

An antique student desk serves as a daily reminder to Ron Banner as he serves the students and parents in the Clover Park School District. "It is an honor to be selected superintendent," he said in a February 2019 news release. "My goal has always been to ensure that young people

The 2-2 leads Army’s first ESB certification

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The 2-2 leads Army’s first ESB certification

The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, is the first to host the new Expert Soldier Badge (ESB) training and testing in conjunction with the established Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) certification last week on Joint Base Lewis-McChord North. The EIB was authorized in 1944 to honor the infantry soldier's

Free Christmas trees for the troops at JBLM

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Free Christmas trees for the troops at JBLM

A Christmas tree certainly brightens the holiday season. AD: $100 off premium bed liners from LineX-NW.  COUPON HERE Dec 7, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation will have roughly 550 free Christmas "Trees for Troops" during the base's Winterfest - stay tuned here for

K9 HERO shapes combat medicine

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K9 HERO shapes combat medicine

Like the soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines they serve beside, the health and lives of military working dogs, or MWDs, are just as valuable. This point was highlighted during the most recent Army's Best Medic Competition held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  As 58 of the Army's best combat medics vied for the

'Return to Hardwick'

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'Return to Hardwick'

A historically significant and award-winning documentary about the 93rd Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force during World War II, which was based at Hardwick Airfield, Station 104, England, will be presented at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Return to Hardwick, Home of the 93rd Bomb Group, will be shown

Living the American Dream

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Living the American Dream

The idea of home ownership is still a part of the American Dream. "Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord's," began Steve Fryer, in an article entitled "Want to Increase Your Family's Wealth? Here's How!" "Buying your own

It takes a village

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It takes a village

Earlier this month, the Puget Sound Veterans Hope Center and Quixote Communities hosted a groundbreaking event for the new Orting Veterans Village -- a tiny house village -- to be located at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs' (WDVA) Soldiers Home. Established in 1891 for Civil War veterans, Soldiers Home

USO - the force behind the forces

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USO - the force behind the forces

The USO, or United Service Organizations, strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country wherever their service takes them. As a congressionally chartered nonprofit organization, the USO is not part of the government and therefore does not receive any government funding. Closer to home, the area's

Express is committed to serving you

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Express is committed to serving you

Express Employment Professionals of Pierce County (otherwise known as Express) is driven by a commitment to excellence based on its knowledge of the area's businesses and their career opportunities. "We work with job-seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience," General Manager Monika Lewis explained in

Working in the dirt

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Working in the dirt

For individuals looking to get some dirt on their hands and keep their minds sharp, they might want to consider attending the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC). HEC offers an education that focuses on the skilled trades involved in heavy equipment and crane operations that serves their students well and

H&R Block classes prepare you for a flexible career

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H&R Block classes prepare you for a flexible career

Ever dreamed about working as a tax professional? If the answer is yes, then, by all means, sit in on "Building a Mobile Career as An Accountant." The seminar, presented by H&R Block's Courtney McAninch, is both informative and instructional, offering prospective tax preparers a clear view of the career path and

A coalition of the best

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A coalition of the best

Last Wednesday afternoon, an explosion behind a concrete enclosure at Training Area 4 captured the attention of 58 soldiers comprising 28 teams in the 25th iteration of the Army's Best Medic Competition. The Force on Force/Prolonged Field Care portion of the 72-hour competition had begun. Standing in a clearing, Col. Aric Bowman,

Making it simple to give

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Making it simple to give

Contributing to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is as simple as making a few strokes on a keyboard. Simply go to the online pledge portal (cascadiacfc.org) and follow the easy-to-follow guidelines.  Doing so opens the door to a full range of giving options -- payroll or annuity deduction, credit/debit card, e-check, and

Food for action

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Food for action

Every year, about 40 percent of the food produced in this country never makes it to a dinner table. Meanwhile, there are millions of Americans who go hungry. Closer to home, one in seven people in Washington state don't always have enough to eat. One in five of them are children. "Hunger

Get outside and play!

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Get outside and play!

Being outdoors is exhilarating and invigorating. "The outdoors is about freedom," Ed Bronsdon, the executive director of Outdoors for All, wrote in a news article. The organization strives to offer quality outdoor recreational opportunities to injured active-duty servicemembers, their families, and veterans. "We believe in the transformative experience that outdoor recreation provides in

The Thurston County Food Bank serves all

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The Thurston County Food Bank serves all

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa, once said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." This is the attitude which characterizes the Thurston County Food Bank, which last year provided food to more than 57,000 individuals. "That number is growing," food bank development director Judy

Helping the homeless

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Helping the homeless

From a borrowed soup kettle 87 years ago, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission began feeding and caring for those needing help during the Great Depression. "It is a passionate community of people who follow Jesus in His relentless, redeeming love for all people," said Hillary Dunham, director of marketing. "Our mission is

Combating domestic violence

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Combating domestic violence

In this country today, one in three women and one in four men have been -- or are being -- abused by an intimate partner. The Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) works to help the survivors of this tragedy. With offices located in Kent, DAWN was formed by two women after helping

Restoring JBLM history

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Restoring JBLM history

Gordon Ponsford walked under and around a Douglas B-23 Dragon aircraft as he explained the finer points of airplane restoration. "Note the perfect line between the blue and the white here on the emblem on this wing," he said. "It is hand-painted," continued Ponsford, "and that means if we have to take

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