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Under one umbrella

This March, the Schultz Family Foundation gave a boost to statewide efforts to support veterans with the launch of WAServes. Launched in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, it's part of the growing AmericaServes network. The idea for the network itself is pretty straightforward.

Military surveyed - results

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Military surveyed - results

The South Sound Military & Communities Partnership has completed its survey of area residents associated with the military for 2016. Formed in 2011, the SSMCP tracks how the military and local communities interact with one another socially and economically. Patterns over the last five years have shown a strong co-dependency -Joint

Decades later, vets recognized

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Decades later, vets recognized

On Aug. 29, 1969, things weren't looking good for Gary Birka and Rick Adler. The two men were fighting for their lives in Vietnam, surrounded by North Vietnamese Army troops. Mortars and small arms fire tore into their platoon's position as they fought for survival. Of their 25-man element, all

Base students explore their world

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Base students explore their world

Children looked on in silence Tuesday as Boris, a working dog at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's K9 unit used his keen senses to seek out an "bomb" - in reality a toy. Boris's trainer, Kennel Master Caleb Christie, had told them to stay as quiet as possible as they watched so

Combat Infantryman's Association serves community

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Combat Infantryman's Association serves community

"I averaged about a purple heart a year; it's an award that doesn't take a lot of brains to get," Jake Robinson said with a chuckle. Robinson is a retired Green Beret with two decades of service under his belt. He did multiple tours in Vietnam and was wounded several times.

Veterans of the Battle of The Bulge come together

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Veterans of the Battle of The Bulge come together

On April 23, the Northwest Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of The Bulge met for their Spring Luncheon Program. They met to commemorate World War II's Ardennes offensive and the subsequent allied counter attack. At the luncheon, attendees swapped stories and photos. Bob Parker, who fought in the battle

Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member Award celebrates military ties

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Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member Award celebrates military ties

On April 26, the Tacoma-Pierce Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma celebrated the close relationship between the Tacoma community and the military with the presentation of the annual Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member Award. The award is named after Kiwanis member Howard O. Scott, a World War II

Future female Rangers apply here

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Future female Rangers apply here

Former Green Beret Marcus Domingue, owner of Lakewood cross-fit gym, Inveniam Athletics, has a life story that reads like a manual in manliness. The seasoned combat veteran at first glance seems to be an unlikely champion of women's empowerment. But this year he plans to launch a special program at

Veteran Strong

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Veteran Strong

"You never know which organization will work best for the veteran," said Josh Wheeldon, leader of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) in Washington state. He was chatting with other veterans and advocates at the Cask and Trotter in Seattle last Thursday as they shared their experiences over drinks

Gold Star families learn to cope with loss

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Gold Star families learn to cope with loss

When a servicemember dies, it's not just the death of a warrior. It's the death of someone's child, parent or sibling. Over the weekend, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) hosted families of America's fallen military members at its TAPS Joint Base Lewis-McChord Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for

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AMC - 24 years later

For more than two decades, the U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command (AMC) has been the logistical powerhouse that allows American troops to respond to crises around the world. "The mission of Air Mobility Command pretty simply is to provide global reach for America" explained Col. Michael Zick, deputy director of

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AUSA Chapter wins top slot in awards

The Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter of Association of the U.S. Army is claiming a wide range of awards for its work over the course of the 2014-15 year, including the Best Chapter Award for Group 2 - chapters with membership between 900-1500. At 1,150 members, the Meriwether Lewis Chapter is

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Veterans guard Spanaway Recruiters

Since Tuesday, armed citizens have been standing watch outside the Army recruiting office in Spanaway. They've come out as a response to the recent killings of four servicemembers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bill, a young veteran standing guard armed with a shotgun, said he showed up at 9 a.m.  Wednesday after wrapping

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Army leadership engage soldiers during virtual town hall at Google Headquarters

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler held a live virtual town hall meeting at the Google Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2015. For a little over an hour the Army leaders - speaking over a webcam - took questions from soldiers

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Lakewood City Council states Veterans Day Proclamation, honors military residents

Monday, Nov. 3, the Lakewood City Council celebrated Veterans Day early with its annual Veterans Day Proclamation. The council honored Lt. Gen. William Harrison (Ret.) - Lakewood's mayor emeritus, President of the AUSA's Captain Meriwether Lewis chapter and of the Pierce Military and Business Alliance Carlene Joseph and Rally Point/6 founder

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Tacoma Screw honors veterans with a giant flag

"That is one big flag" said a Pacific Lutheran University ROTC cadet as she looked up at Tacoma Screw's new flagpole. Towering at 180 feet tall, the pole supports a flag measuring 40 feet by 80 feet. It's the tallest flagpole in the Pacific Northwest. Built to commemorate Tacoma Screw's 70th

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555th Engineer Brigade conducts Sapper Helocast at American Lake

Oct. 9 is a chilly, misty morning on American Lake. The water is still. It's quiet and peaceful as a pair of otters play nearby. Then a Ch-47 Chinook helicopter flies in low over the lake. The rotors spray water and kick up wind, violently disturbing the tranquility. One by

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2nd Inf. Div. Artillery (DIVARTY) re-activated at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

"We're going back to the future here, it's like I'm looking for the DeLorean," said Col. Philip Raymond, new commander of the newly re-activated 2nd headquarters, better known as a DIVARTY, overseas training for all artillery units supporting the second infantry division. The unit's long history spans almost a century. Established

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7th Infantry Division names new headquarters in honor of Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William Harrison during ceremony

Friday marked the dedication of Harrison Hall, the 7th Infantry Division's new headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Harrison Hall is named after retired Lt. Gen. William Harrison. Harrison is well known in both the military and local communities. After leaving the service he became an influential community leader and politician,

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