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A black-tie affair

Military Life

A black-tie affair

In 1949, under President Harry S. Truman, Armed Forces Day was created to signal the unification of all armed services under the Department of Defense. Celebrated the third Saturday in May, Armed Forces Day is a day for all citizens of the United States to come together and thank military

Military retirement plans: questions and answers

Military Life

Military retirement plans: questions and answers

For decades the military retirement pension plan has been carved in stone. "Put in twenty years; get your pension. Put in a penny less; get nothing," but all of that is set to change as a landmark overhaul to the entire retirement benefits program hits troops in 2018. For any

Spouse Command Cup is on

Military Life

Spouse Command Cup is on

Keeping fit and healthy is a family affair, and this month, spouse fitness is in the spotlight as commands all over Naval Base Kitsap join in the 6th annual Military Spouse Command Cup. Throughout the month of May, the ladies and gents who proudly stand behind our service men and women

Let's play!

Military Life

Let's play!

Ask any parent how much time their children spend in front of a screen, and they'll probably all tell you the same thing. Too much. In fact, according to recent studies, many children spend as many as seven hours in front of a television, computer or cell phone screen each

Military Life

More than just babysitting

It was Thanksgiving. The USS Maine was deployed, and several families gathered for dinner in the sanctuary of a small church in Kitsap County. Holidays can be brutal when your sailor is gone, but this one was different. Spouses smiled and laughed. Children ran and played. Several young mommas ate

Team Army vs Team Navy ends in draw

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Team Army vs Team Navy ends in draw

Under a heavy gray sky threatening of rain, two special teams squared off on Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds last Saturday for a battle of heroes as men and women representing the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines traded in steel-toed boots for soccer cleats for the 2016

Military Appreciation Day

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Military Appreciation Day

There are a lot of things about military life that are just plain tough for military families. Deployments are hard on military relationships. Changing schools every few years is difficult for military children. Always being the "new kid" wherever you go can take its toll on everyone in the family,

Military Life

At the science fair

Over 700 of Washington state's brightest young minds gathered at Bremerton High School April 1 and 2 to compete for top honors at the 59th Annual Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). Students in grades 1-12 travelled from all over the state of Washington to share their carefully planned

Hailey's Harvest

Military Life

Hailey's Harvest

Hailey Fort of Bremerton has been caring for the homeless population of Kitsap County for more than four years. She brings them food, toiletries and warm coats, and she's even working on providing shelter to people who don't have a place to stay. In fact, during the past year, she's

Hooyah, Shipmates!

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Hooyah, Shipmates!

Seattle received a rare treat last Saturday night as hundreds of handsome sailors in dress blues and their spouses, dressed to the nines in an array of flowing gowns, ferried across the Puget Sound to celebrate the 116th PNW Enlisted Submarine Birthday Ball. The Sheraton Seattle overflowed with beautiful couples

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Play ball!

Baseball is widely known as "America's Pastime." Everyone knows that, but what you might not be aware of is the deep connection between baseball and the United States Navy.  "When Baseball Went to War," Puget Sound Naval Museum's latest exhibit, explores the history of Navy baseball and the important role

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