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Orienteering Fort Steilacoom Park

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Orienteering Fort Steilacoom Park

Cascade Orienteering and the City of Lakewood have joined forces to bring a quickly growing outdoor event to Fort Steilacoom Park for the first time this weekend. While the park hosts the JROTC National Championships this Sunday, March 6, Lakewood city officials will conduct an orienteering race of their own. The

Income tax changes have had little effect on military returns

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Income tax changes have had little effect on military returns

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obama-Care, has recently had a wide spread impact on this year's income tax filing season. The release of the new 1095 series forms has prevented many tax filers from completing their returns in a time frame that they are used

Battle at the Baymont

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Battle at the Baymont

Baymont Inn and Suites houses a boxing night in Bremerton, Washington, for veterans' charity organization. Pacific Northwest Veterans' Organization (PNWVO) is fairly young, as in they came into being in January of this year. The local nonprofit, headed by Mingo Reyna, has partnered with USA Boxing to raise funds for veterans. Baymont

AUSA continues support of 2-2 Stryker Brigade

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AUSA continues support of 2-2 Stryker Brigade

Local Association of the United States Army (AUSA) held a casino night and Texas Hold ‘Em tournament Friday, Feb. 5. While tournament entry fees were set at $25 per player, all proceeds from the event were to be earmarked for the use of the soldiers of the 2-2 Stryker Brigade

Republican party slips in favor with troops

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Republican party slips in favor with troops

As caucuses and primaries close, the race for the next President begins to heat up. Media coverage delves into each candidate's past, and voting history pollsters have begun to do the same with constituents. First Command Financial Services recently released the results of its latest poll of middle-class military voters, and

New homes in JBLM area

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New homes in JBLM area

With a growing number of financial and safety concerns, home buying has become one of the most difficult decisions families face today. Whether it is a family's first home, or their 50th, the process compounds stress and worry from nearly every home buyer to the point that many will settle

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Paralegal of the Year

The goal of all soldiers from the moment they begin their training is to reach the highest possible level of tactical and technical proficiency they can. Every year a handful of soldiers around the globe get the opportunity to compete, to push, and to challenge one another in soldier of

Retirement changes on the way

Military Life

Retirement changes on the way

Planning for the future is a subject that everyone has heard since elementary school; planning for our financial future is a topic that too few people understand, or are prepared to do. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) recently released information on the upcoming changes to military retirement plans.

New medical option coming

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New medical option coming

In the Puget Sound area, it is estimated that the presence of military and former military personnel is significantly larger than in any other market. As this group continues to grow, it is a wonder why there are only two major locations off-base where military retirees and families of active-duty

Powerlifting team regulates the competition

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Powerlifting team regulates the competition

The United States military has long been known for overwhelming power, dedication, determination, and doing what many are not willing to do. A small group of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has chosen to take its training to the next level and bring even more honor into the JBLM

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Turkey, golf and charity at Eagle's Pride

America's Credit Union will be putting on their 15th annual turkey shoot November 6th. Once again, Eagle's Pride Golf Course will host the tournament. Over the past 15 years, ACU and Eagle's Pride have been able to raise over $500,000 for multiple charities that support military families. This year, it

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JBLM keeps golfers on the tee

This year is by far the most exciting year to be a golfer in western Washington. A record-breaking summer, coupled with the crowning of a new U.S. Open Champion in University Place, has strengthened the love of the game and sparked new interest in the sport. Though there are many

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