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Meet Michael Curry

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Meet Michael Curry

Boy Scout Michael Curry is a junior at Bellarmine Preparatory School and a member of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 436 in Lakewood. He is the son of Dr. Thomas Curry and his wife Rachanee Curry, both Army veterans.   He's been active in scouting since joining the Cub Scouts in

New CAP commander

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New CAP commander

On April 14, at the Red Lion Inn and Conference Center in Wenatchee, Lt. Col. Shelly Norman assumed command as the new Wing Commander for the Washington Civil Air Patrol (CAP). She was also promoted to colonel and is the first female commander in the 76-year history of the CAP

It's Tulip Town

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It's Tulip Town

The 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs through April 30. The festival is designed to be a driving tour and highlights the agriculture of the Skagit Valley. The tour is in its 34th year and people from all 50 states and more than 93 countries visit during festival time. It

Madigan Foundation seeks support

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Madigan Foundation seeks support

The Col. Patrick S. Madigan Foundation's Sixth Annual Benefit Breakfast will take place April 19, at the Tacoma Country & Golf Club. The guest speaker is Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth Farmer. Attendees will also learn about the foundation's programs. The event is free and the public is welcome. Guests will

Military student selected to audition for The Voice

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Military student selected to audition for The Voice

Ciara Kaluhiokalani Jefferson, a senior at Lakes High School and daughter of Anthony Jefferson Sr. and Sgt. Angelique Jefferson, was recently selected to audition for The Voice, a reality singing competition on NBC. Ciara is 18 years old and has been singing for more than three years. While living in Hawaii,

Challenges facing military children

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Challenges facing military children

Editor's note: April is Military Month of the Child. This is the first of multiple stories throughout April focusing on military children. "Mom, is Dad going to die?" asked the little voice coming from the car seat behind me. This was my husband's second deployment and it was my first inkling

Authentic Korean experience

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Authentic Korean experience

The Pacific Northwest Explorers, a sub club of the Lewis Community Spouses' Club, ventured to South Tacoma Way, recently, to an area referred to locally as Koreatown. This international zone has a wide variety of shops and restaurants that are authentically Korean. If your family has been stationed in South

Spring Break in Whistler, B.C.

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Spring Break in Whistler, B.C.

Whistler is a scenic five-hour drive north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with the last hour-and-a-half spent on the dramatic Sea to Sky Highway. If you are driving on a sunny day, allow a little more time to make stops along the way. One must-see is Shannon Falls Provincial Park. It

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Purple up to support military kids

In 1986, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger designated April as the Month of the Military Child to celebrate military kids and the sacrifices they make. The Department of Defense has continued this tradition for over 30 years. Show Your Support. April 13 is designated "Purple Up Day." On this day, wear purple

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Where to stay when on-base lodging is full

Holidays and PCS season often find lodging at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with no room at the inn. Whether you like your lodging brand new or historic, there are options just outside the gates of JBLM. DuPont offers newer lodging and is close to restaurants and shops. Two hotels are located

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