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Meet an entrepreneur expert at Military Dream BIG Fair

Not everyone in uniform plans to leave the service and go to work on or off base as a military contractor.  While that can be a lucrative and rewarding career, some troops dream of owning their own business or franchise. Wendy Dalpez, an entrepreneur coach and transition expert will help connect

Military Dream Big Fair October 20 in DuPont

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Military Dream Big Fair October 20 in DuPont

Whether you plan to get out of the service now or later, or if you are a spouse interested in all the options from full to part time work, the Military Dream Big Fair October 20 in DuPont is your place to start - featuring everything you need under one

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2018 Salute to Military Kids

While military members and their spouses choose a military life, their children do not.  But, those same kids have to make sacrifices for their country just like mom and dad.  They have to leave friends, change schools, go through life with a parent deployed ... sometimes to scary places.  The

Open houses, new listings to search for this weekend

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Open houses, new listings to search for this weekend

While the real estate market is a bit tight here in the South Puget Sound area, there are still homes available - some of which are open this weekend for tour, and/or, just came open on the market.  The following are a few worthy of your time. ROY Sandy Bicheray has a

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New deals in the South Sound released

We continually scan local deals and coupons so you don't have to do it yourself.  Here are new deals we just found inside our Best of Tacoma guide... 1. Odd Otter Brewery is giving away a FREE pint glass with order of a beer.  Check out rhe coupon HERE (click) 2. BOGO

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South Sound businesses announce summer coupons

We have a host of new discount deal news to share -- local businesses that are offering some nice savings.  Check out these deals: 1. Give floating for rest, relaxation and stress at NW Float on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma -- right now military get $20 off a single float --

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From Drab to Fab: 3 Simple Ways to Finance Your Home Renovation

Kids tearing your house apart? Have you been binge watching WAY too many home renovation TV shows? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, 76% of Americans are pining for a much-needed home makeover. Whether your house is starting to give off a Munster’s mansion vibe, or your

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Military discounts for JBLM area announced

We have been sniffing around to help save local military and their families money.  The following are some recent military discounts, coupons and special offers we've found in support of your service.  Check these out: 1. Hawks Prairie Casino in Lacey has a Saturday night special for military couples. They have

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GET FIT AND SAVE WITH THESE LOCAL DEALS

We found some fun ways to get or stay in shape for you and your family at a discount.  Chweck these out: 1. Get a FREE running belt when you sign up for the Lakewood Half Marathon, 10K or 5K fun runs.  Click HERE. 2. KIDS get 50% off gymnastics or ninja

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Local pet rescue celebrates success

  Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation (AARF) reached a major milestone this year, 500 spays and neuters to help solve canine overpopulation in Louisiana.  AARF is a local Pacific Northwest non-profit that provides an “Angel Fund” to assist owners who are unable to keep up with their pets’ medical expenses. For

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Air Show 2016 back on

Editor: After an intial decision to cancel plans for a summer air show, the following release was posted yesterday by JOint Base Lewis-McChord officials.   The 2016 JBLM Air Show & Warrior Expo is a “GO” for August 27-28 at McChord Field.  The all-day event will feature the U.S. Air

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Fremont releases Homefront IPA

Fremont Brewing releases the Homefront IPA this Memorial Day weekend in salute of our troops.  Here's how they tell the story on their web site: Homefront IPA A special beer created with ex-Seattle Mariner pitcher Chris Ray and Brother Phil of COTU Brewing to honor our veterans. Homefront IPA is brewed with

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We (heart) Silver City

For those that attend Tacoma Rainiers Games in the second floor Summitt Club and Suite seats, you probably discovered Silver City's Ridgetop Red Ale on tap.   Red Ales have that smooth taste, kind of like chocolate milk in a beer.  Not hoppy, but sans crisp too, a cold red ale

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Former McChord commander to be the vice

Former McChord Field commander and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, was given the nod to be the nation's next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his Rose Garden announcement of the nomination of Selva and Marine Corps Commandant Joseph Dunford — as chairman of the Joint

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Three ideas for Mother's Day

Whether you are taking mom out for a Mother's Day brunch, or you're making it happen for yourself and taking the hubby and kids with you, there are three options you might like in the South Sound.  But hurry, reservations will help grease the skids. 1. Bottomless Booze? You read that right. 

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Saigon airlift remembered here

(Washington National Guard) Eight-hundred Vietnamese Americans from around Washington state came to Camp Murray yesterday for the 40th Anniversary of the journey from Vietnam to America after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. In the summer of 1975, more than 500 Vietnamese refugees

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225th to activate Saturday

New names for those units making our skies friendly and clear at the Western Air Defense Sector on McChord Field takes place Saturday. The 225th Air Defense Group and Support Squadron will stand up, and the 225th Air Defense Squadron redesignates with a ceremony on JBLM-Main at 2 p.m. Colonel Ronald "Dave"

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Drone medal dumped; high-tech troops to be honored with device

FROM ARMY TIMES... Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided to scrap the controversial Distinguished Warfare Medal that was intended to honor drone pilots and other high-tech troops. Just two months after its creation, Hagel said the Pentagon will replace the DWM with a device that can be attached

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62nd OG welcomes new commander

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 62nd Operations Group saluted their new commander during a change of command ceremony March 21. Col. Andrew Hird, received command of the 62nd OG from Col. Paul Eberhart, who is stepping down for a new duty assignment. Col. Wyn Elder, 62nd Airlift Wing

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New medal for drone pilots outranks Bronze Star

FROM ARMY TIMES... The Pentagon is creating a new high-level military medal that will recognize drone pilots and, in a controversial twist, giving it added clout by placing it above some traditional combat valor medals in the military's "order of precedence." The Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded

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