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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

Spring Fair is in the air

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Spring Fair is in the air

The Washington State Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds is a great time to shake off the rainy grey of winter as the lightness and color of spring approaches. "Family is truly what Spring Fair is all about, from the types of programming to the duck mascot named Quigley," said Stacy

Showing leadership in a parking lot

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Showing leadership in a parking lot

Landon Flake waited to make a left turn from a local coffee shop's parking lot onto a busy street.  A person was walking down a sidewalk. Seeing him, the 17-year-old Flake slowly backed his car up a few feet to allow the person space to safely cross in front of him.  "There

REBOOTing faith in life

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REBOOTing faith in life

To reboot a life is to restore a life. For many psychologically wounded servicemembers suffering from PTSD and the effects it has on their families, finding a sense of hope and safety in their lives is a challenge. The REBOOT Combat Recovery (RCR) course presents a way for veterans and their loved

Runway closed for repairs

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Runway closed for repairs

McChord Field's 10,100-foot runway is getting a much-needed make-over. In two separate reconstruction projects being conducted simultaneously, cracked pavement will be replaced as airfield circuitry, lighting and signage are upgraded. "We're very excited about this project because it means continued safe operational capability for our base, our aircraft and our personnel," said

Lending a home-buying hand

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Lending a home-buying hand

Benefits help individuals obtain something they desire. Some of these can make a large difference in a person's life. A VA Home Loan is an example of a benefit that plays a significant role in a potential buyer's decisions to finance a home. For servicemembers and veterans thinking about using their VA

JBLM Special Tactics Officer honors fallen

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JBLM Special Tactics Officer honors fallen

Second Lt. Matthew Winkeleer rucked into American history. A Special Tactics Officer assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Winkeleer and 19 other Special Tactics airmen from other squadrons marched 830 miles in 11 days during a 5th Special Tactics Memorial March. "We consider it an honor to be the

Help for infertility

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Help for infertility

Infertility affects both sexes equally. It is a condition of the reproduction system that prevents the conception of children, and it affects about 10 to 15 percent of couples in this country. The diagnosis is usually given to those who have been attempting to conceive for a least one year without

New Apple app helps vets

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New Apple app helps vets

In partnership with the U.S. Veteran's Administration (VA), Apple, Inc. recently announced that the Health app included with every iPhone will soon allow veterans to sync with certain types of medical records. Beginning this summer, the "Health Records on iPhone" feature will let veterans populate their devices with information on allergies,

The Fightin’ Fourth

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The Fightin’ Fourth

For the 55th time in the history of the Air Force, command of the 4th Airlift Squadron (AS) at McChord Field has been passed. Standing on the port side of a C-17, Lt. Col. Jessica Regni passed the squadron's guidon and campaign ribbons to Lt. Col. Sean Burke in a change

Making dreams come true

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Making dreams come true

As the world of entertainment, media, arts and technology continues to grow, it creates exciting opportunities for those who seek the challenge of creative problem solving. Full Sail University, located in Winter Park, Florida, offers students the classes and experiences to be successful in this field. "If you have a dream, we'll

Shooting for the stars

Military Life

Shooting for the stars

Articulate and polite, Tabitha Johnson personifies the Latin aphorism of carpe diem, which means "seize the day." "I think it is important to be involved in what interests you as you figure out what you want to do in life," she said. A senior at Lt. Gen. W.H. Harrison Preparatory School, an

Avionics in demand

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Avionics in demand

The aviation industry is a high-demand field that needs more avionics technicians. "In aviation, things are always evolving and becoming more user-friendly and easier to troubleshoot," Dustin Cooper, an Air Force veteran and avionics instructor at the South Hill Campus of Clover Park Technical College, explained. "But with these changes come new

Serving in the classroom

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Serving in the classroom

The Clover Park School District (CPSD) offers numerous career paths to individuals desiring to help educate the next generation. "Our work is meaningful because we contribute to our students' education and success," said Lori Liedes, the district's recruitment coordinator. "Every position directly or indirectly supports the work of educating and preparing

Job hunting made easier

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Job hunting made easier

For servicemembers preparing to make the transition into the civilian job force, having an idea about where to find employment is an important part of the process. RecruitMilitary.com is a leader in helping veterans and their spouses make this change. The site's services are free of charge to veterans. Founded in 1998 by

Squaring financial futures

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Squaring financial futures

Get squared away. Those three simple words are the foundation of First Command, a financial planning firm looking for individuals who want to serve others. During the early 1950s, Air Force Lt. Col. Carroll Payne worked with the families of a number of crewmembers killed in training flights. Saddened by the financial

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