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Dystopian fiction set on JBLM

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Dystopian fiction set on JBLM

When retired Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle D. Pratt was a child, his family moved to a secluded home in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Although he was a somewhat reluctant reader, with no TV and no radio, he soon turned to books - especially sci-fi books - to fill

Lincoln oldest JROTC in Tacoma

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Lincoln oldest JROTC in Tacoma

When Gen. Colin Powell was named National Security Advisor in 1987, he found that the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program, established under President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, had become basically inoperative for many years. Powell, who as a college freshman joined the ROTC program at City College of

Getchell named new civilian AMC representative

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Getchell named new civilian AMC representative

Karen Getchell, a Tacoma native and mother to three grown sons who serves as the community liaison for Patriot's Landing in DuPont, has been named to the post of honorary commander to Gen. Carlton D. Everhart, II, Air Mobility Command.  In this two-year appointment, Getchell will serve as one of 10

Tour the rural

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Tour the rural

Some South Sound farms are open to the public during the spring months. That's great because spring is the perfect time to visit a farm. Barns are filled with the sounds of baby of animals of all sorts; fields are verdant with the spring green of newly emerged shoots; and

JROTC programs provide opportunities for students

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JROTC programs provide opportunities for students

In 1916, the National Defense Act gave birth to the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The Vitalization Act of 1964 further opened up the JROTC program to all branches of the military. Since then, the JROTC has been instilling in high school students around the country "the values of

Choosing a daycare

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Choosing a daycare

Parents these days have to make a lot of choices. OB/GYN or midwife? Hospital or home birth? Natural childbirth or medically assisted? And this is all before the kid is even born! One of the most important and life-impacting choices working parents face once that little bundle of joy arrives is

Choir goes to Carnegie

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Choir goes to Carnegie

Photo caption: The Chamber Choir is made up of seniors Abby Kelley, Sierra Flake, Claire Enfield, Marisa Cantu, Jaein Cho, Frank Kaufmann, David Denizard-Cruz, Ryan Marchant, Nate Lazarte, Dallin Skinner, junior Angely Tagomata, Hope Stowers, Austin Cortez and sophomores Helaina Kaufmann, Josiah Hampton and Declan Winegar. Choir director, Kasey Eck,

Soldiers surrender Hoops 4 Heroes trophy

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Soldiers surrender Hoops 4 Heroes trophy

Basketball ruled the South Sound this past weekend. While high school teams from around the state hit the hardwood at the Tacoma Dome to vie for the WIAA state basketball championship, Saturday saw an equally epic match-up in the gymnasium of the Pierce Community College Health Education building, where soldiers

Music to My beers

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Music to My beers

On Thursday, March 2, the Washington State History Museum in downtown Tacoma will rock with the sounds of the 90s while patrons sample tasty brews from Three Magnets Brewing Company in Olympia. Presented by the Washington State History Museum, Three Magnets Brewing and Obee Credit Union, the Music to My

2017 Best of Olympia: Twenty22Many

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2017 Best of Olympia: Twenty22Many

Sometimes, the wounds of war are obvious. Missing limbs, broken bones, facial scars can be hard to miss. But all too often, the wounds of war can be hidden scars left on a warrior's soul, invisible to those around them. These injuries can be nearly as devastating and even more

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