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Putting at-risk kids in the pilot seat

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Putting at-risk kids in the pilot seat

Ty Peterson cares about the youth, so much that he helped create the Pacific West Aerospace Academy, a non-profit organization aimed toward assisting in aviation and technical support. The executive director and graduate of the United States Marine Corps, Peterson said the purpose of the academy is to seek out economically

Putting at-risk youth into the pilot's seat

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Putting at-risk youth into the pilot's seat

Ty Peterson cares about the youth, so much that he helped create the Pacific West Aerospace Academy, a non-profit organization aimed toward assisting in aviation and technical support.   The executive director and graduate of the United States Marine Core, Peterson said the purpose of the academy is to seek out economically

Hampton Inn & Suites opens in DuPont

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Hampton Inn & Suites opens in DuPont

The recently opened Hampton Inn & Suites [800 Station Drive, DuPont] is a new hotel for military families and visitors looking for convenience, quality service and comfortable accommodations. When walking into the establishment, visitors will quickly notice the vibrant red and grey pattern colors. The interior décor, with a few whimsical

Menton day Celebrated at JBLM

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Menton day Celebrated at JBLM

"They undertook extensive courses in raider and commando tactics, received intense training as paratroopers, ski troops, mountain fighters, demolition experts, amphibious forces and hand-to-hand combat experts."   The words of Col. Robert McDowell rang loud during the wreath laying ceremony that commemorated Menton Day and the inactivation of the combined U.S. and

Through Jan. 1: Zoolights

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Through Jan. 1: Zoolights

If you're looking for a holiday-oriented family outing in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is a solid pick. Staff at PDZA decorates the animal hangout with a half-million colorful lights throughout the property. Once dark, the zoo illuminates as

CAB Soldiers conduct story time at University Place Library

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CAB Soldiers conduct story time at University Place Library

Who knows what a Soldier is? That was the theme on Nov. 7 at the University Place Library as a half dozen Servicemembers from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord sat down to read books about Army men, helicopters and combat vehicles for a group of children. Spc.

Albertsons dedicates store memorial to local Medal of Honor recipient

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Albertsons dedicates store memorial to local Medal of Honor recipient

Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry likes to think of himself as a general member of the Lakewood and Steilacoom communities. The broader population, however, knows him as a high-profile Medal of Honor recipient and military hero. In connection with the official grand reopening of the Lakewood Albertsons on Oct. 31, three

Chloe Clark Elementary students beautify school

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Chloe Clark Elementary students beautify school

Hailey Cummins and Gunner Robertson - along with the rest of the entire Chloe Clark Elementary School 3rd grade - couldn't wait to get their hands dirty. The students dug their hands into soft piles of dirt, and then eagerly dumped it into three different holes created for the school's fall

Camp Murray played host to a youth-oriented trick-or-treating event

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Camp Murray played host to a youth-oriented trick-or-treating event

It may have been a wet, pre-Halloween weekend, but  more than 150 Washington National Guard Youth had the opportunity to enjoy a safe, dry, fun-filled Trick or Treating Event, October 27 at Camp Murray.   The Trunk or Treat featured volunteers decorating their car trunks outside in the parking lot to distribute

Gov. Gregoire honored for supporting veterans

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Gov. Gregoire honored for supporting veterans

Despite a challenging two-terms as the state's top leader, there remains a constant in Gov. Chris Gregoire's heart, and in her actions as the state governor.  A mission she was celebrated for Monday night in Lakewood - her support of the military and its veterans.   Gregoire stood among a diverse group

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Albertsons dedicates store memorial to JBLM Medal of Honor recipient

Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry likes to think of himself as a general member of the Lakewood and Steilacoom communities. The broader population, however, knows him as a high-profile Medal of Honor recipient and military hero. In connection with the official grand reopening of the Lakewood Albertsons on Oct. 31, three

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Jenkins, Swarner to be inducted into JBLM Hall of Fame

Former DuPont mayor Tamara Jenkins and The Ranger newspaper publisher Ken Swarner will be inducted into the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Civilian Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 23 the McChord Field Clubs and Community Center.   "It's a huge honor," Jenkins said about being inducted. "When I got the call I

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