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Washington State Service Member For Life Transition Summit

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Washington State Service Member For Life Transition Summit

Whether you're a military spouse looking for work, a transitioning servicemember seeking out the next step or an employer searching for veteran hires, the upcoming Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit can help. The event is part of a series of summits that Hiring our Heroes, a U.S. Chamber of

Salute to Pierce County

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Salute to Pierce County

The Lakewood and Tacoma Historical Societies are joining forces to commemorate the World War I centennial and the fascinating role citizens of Pierce County played in establishing Camp Lewis in 1917. "Every year we put on the Destiny Dinner, which is one of our largest events," explained Bill Baarsma, president of

Veteran Navigator

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Veteran Navigator

As the new school year kicked off at Clover Park Technical College, a familiar face in a new role greeted students at the Veteran Resource Center. Shawn Durnen, who was previously in their shoes, assumed the position of Veteran Navigator at the college and got the seat behind the desk. Durnen went

Western Air Defense Sector unveiled 9/11 memorial at JBLM

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Western Air Defense Sector unveiled 9/11 memorial at JBLM

When America marked the 13th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in recent history on Sept. 11, the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord held a commemorative event, during which it unveiled a poignant memorial. It is the only 9/11 memorial on a military installation

Sen. Patty Murray fights for child care at American Lake Veterans Hospital

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Sen. Patty Murray fights for child care at American Lake Veterans Hospital

There are a lot of appointments that veterans attend where children are not permitted. However, for the last three years, those being seen at the American Lake Veterans Hospital campus had the ability to leave their children at a child care facility onsite. The American Lake facility opened in September 2011

3-2 SBCT soldier named FORSCOM NCO of the Year

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3-2 SBCT soldier named FORSCOM NCO of the Year

One outstanding Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier is back on base and back to work, but in less than a month he will compete to become the Department of the Army's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Staff Sgt. Peter Kacapyr, who was named the I Corps' NCO of the Year in June,

Double duty for Rep. Hans Zeiger

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Double duty for Rep. Hans Zeiger

When it comes to elected officials, Hans Zeiger not only stands apart because he is young and passionate, but because he is voluntarily serving the community on double duty. "I felt obligated to public service in a political sense, but I also wanted to serve my country. The Washington Air National

446th Airlift Wing salutes Seattle Seahawks

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446th Airlift Wing salutes Seattle Seahawks

They got one last win. While the Seattle Seahawks seem poised for a return to the big game at the end of this season, the men and women of the 446th Airlift Wing will be giving up the 12th man flag. Last year, the Seahawks and USAA presented the 446th Airlift Wing

Santa's Castle open house

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Santa's Castle open house

On Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Santa's Castle is where dreams come true ... especially for the 16 military families they serve an hour during the Christmas season. Santa's Castle will host an open house at its new location, complete with tours and ribbon cutting at the new location from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday,

South Sound school districts have safety plans, including JBLM schools

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South Sound school districts have safety plans, including JBLM schools

While parents still rejoice because the kids are back in school, the tragedy of 74 school shootings in less than a two-year period has elevated concerns about school safety. However parents should rest assured that school districts in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area are taking the threat of an active

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Military veterans receive Brandman University scholarships named after former sailor

A Madigan Army Medical Center employee has received a military veteran scholarship from Brandman University. In honor of graduate Bryan Fazio, Brandman University has awarded four $1,000 scholarships, and 11 $250 scholarships to military veterans who have a medical condition or disability and currently attend the school. The Bryan Fazio Scholarship

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord battalions to participate in the Great American Picnic in Puyallup

Friendly rivalry is alive and well in the South Sound and next week, it'll ramp up in Puyallup. "We are very excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Great American Picnic this year," said Sarah Harris, Puyallup Parks & Recreation director. The picnic, which will occur Sept. 27, is a joint effort

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Mud Men of the 617th Engineer Company

Although it is located 40 miles from where the 617th Engineer Company is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as part of the 555th Engineer Brigade, soldiers have been hard at work on the Mud Mountain Dam Road Improvement Project for the last month. Mud Mountain Dam protects the lower White and

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NW Military in the Outdoors Expo at Point Ruston

Saturday marks a chance to honor those who serve during downtown Tacoma's Celebrating Military Service parade ... but before the 6 p.m. festivities kick off, everyone is welcome to attend the 2014 NW Military in the Outdoors Expo along the Waterwalk at Point Ruston. The planners behind the expo believe that

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VetREST run in DuPont Saturday

When local runners don blue in DuPont Aug. 16, it will not only be about honoring those who have fallen, but also about raising funds for the men and women who have served and are suffering from post-traumatic stress. That day the weekly wear blue: run to remember event will be

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UNITE US connects veterans online

There are two types of connections that UNITE US, an emerging technology platform aimed at enabling the military community, is focused on: peer to peer and peer to organization. "We wanted to create something that helped connect the dots - to connect the demand side with the supply side," explained UNITE

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Thurston County Veterans Court celebrates anniversary with speaker series

In July the Thurston County Veterans Court will mark its five-year anniversary and in order to commemorate the milestone month, the public is invited to join in the celebration each Wednesday in July during the normal, weekly Veterans Court proceedings. Special guest speakers, Veterans Court staff and Veterans Court graduates

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Recent Pacific Lutheran University grad and Army nurse saves life at Applebee's

What started out as a night off from work quickly turned into a life-saving mission when three Army medical professionals prevented a female diner from choking at a restaurant in Radcliff, Ky. June 7. "We went to Applebee's as a group and we were about to watch the last race of

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New JBLM elementary school attendance boundaries

In May the Clover Park School District Board of Directors approved school attendance boundary adjustments for elementary schools located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The adjustments take effect for the 2014-15 school year, which will begin on Aug. 27, and are the result of the opening of two new schools,

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Veterans Resource Fair coming to the Tacoma Dome

The first annual Veterans Resource Fair at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21. The day will offer services, resources and varying employment and education opportunities to area veterans and their families. "I knew there was plenty of resources but it

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