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2015 Military Friendly Schools

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2015 Military Friendly Schools

Saint Martin's University has once again officially been named a Military Friendly® School. The 2015 list, which was released by Victory Media in September, looks at more than 8,000 schools nationwide that are approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding and then, through research and surveys, a list of the best

Military Transitions for hire

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Military Transitions for hire

When it's time to leave the military the primary objective is usually to figure out what the next career move should and can be; luckily, it seems that many companies are facing a related challenge since they want to attract transitioning servicemembers. The Buller Group, a nationally recognized firm specializing in

The Home Within a Home

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The Home Within a Home

One homebuilder is building with the homeowner in mind. Lennar, which was founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders and currently has homes in 18 states across the map. Due to popular demand, Lennar is offering their revolutionary Next Gen - The Home Within a Home floor plan

Run with a Soldier

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Run with a Soldier

Bryan Hoddle is more than a dedicated public school teacher, avid runner and coach - he is an innovator and the founder of Run with a Soldier. "This got off to a slow start, but it is really starting to turn into something amazing," shared Hoddle, who brought the idea to

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

JBLM Pageant entry due

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JBLM Pageant entry due

This fall there will be a one-of-a-kind event on Joint Base Lewis-McChord when the JBLM Pageant occurs. "To my knowledge, this is the first pageant of its kind here," said pageant planner Trisha Addison, who only arrived at JBLM with her family in April. She'd seen some talk on social media about

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

Wounded Warrior Project survey results

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Wounded Warrior Project survey results

Earlier this month, the Wounded Warrior Project released the results of its fifth annual alumni survey. The results were tabulated based on feedback from more than 21,000 veterans, making it the largest sample of injured servicemembers since 9/11. While much of the research reflects the challenges that wounded warriors face, it

Edward Lychik Day

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Edward Lychik Day

Have you ever wanted your own day? One former soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is getting that exact privilege at the end of the month, courtesy of Puyallup. "It was a big day for me when I found out. It is an honor!" stated Ed Lychik, 23. "I grew up in

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

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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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