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Best pet spa: Shampooch, Inc.

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Best pet spa: Shampooch, Inc.

Shampooch, Inc. Self-Service Dog Wash, located in Tacoma, is winner of Best Pet Spa. Their business is based on their tagline, "Because your dog's favorite groomer is You!" Have you ever had to wash your dog at home and created a huge mess? That was what owner, Jenni Friel faced one

Mountain View Memorial ... providing lasting memories for families

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Mountain View Memorial ... providing lasting memories for families

Mountain View Funeral Home proudly serves veterans and presents honorable and dignified arrangements to area families. "Memorials are extremely important and the basis of human existence of how we mourn our dead," said Rich Snyder, sales manager at Mountain View. "It's how we mark a person's existence, whether they are placed

PCS season is here

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PCS season is here

If you live on or around Joint Base Lewis-McChord then you know that PCS season has begun. With orders in hand, many are preparing to pack up their home for the big move. But don't be too quick to leave. Spring in Washington state promises longer daylight hours, meaning more

Tee up the beer

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Tee up the beer

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is known for providing community to veterans, but a pub crawl? That's the event created by mastermind Alfredo "Freddy" Rocha. As a new member of VFW #2224 in Puyallup, Rocha has been on a mission to educate his fellow veterans about the benefits of

Vietnam at 50

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Vietnam at 50

Tahoma National Cemetery is hosting a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary commemoration ceremony to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War. The event is April 1 at 11 a.m., where all attending Vietnam veterans will receive a special lapel pin to reflect on the nation's thanks for their service and

Welcome to JBLM ... a base that has it all

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Welcome to JBLM ... a base that has it all

Welcome to Joint Base Lewis McChord. When we rolled into Washington, almost six years ago in July, I never realized then how many wonderful resources were available to military spouses and families. It is a base that truly has something for everyone and I encourage you to take the time

Tactical Tailor moves to new location

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Tactical Tailor moves to new location

Tactical Tailor was the brainchild of Army veteran Logan Coffey. After his first week of training while stationed in Hawaii, Coffey realized that his Army-issued gear needed a lot of modifications and changes. He made it his personal mission to update and modify his issued gear so it would be

Homeless vet starts charity

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Homeless vet starts charity

Veterans Christian Charity (VCC) is a local organization with a mission to eradicate homeless veterans from the streets of Thurston County. The man behind the cause, Jack Potter, began his journey Jan. 14, 2016, but it wasn't until April 13 that he found himself homeless. It was then that the

Inside the Reserve FRG

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Inside the Reserve FRG

Family Readiness Groups, known to many military families simply as the "FRG" is what holds the families together during times of deployment and trainings. FRGs are equipped sometimes with staff, but mostly with volunteers to provide family events, seminars and more to keep the morale of families up. Active branches are

Saving lives one game at a time

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Saving lives one game at a time

Military servicemembers understand being in a team-driven environment, so it's no wonder why Hockey Saves, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, is saving military members around the nation one puck at a time. But this organization is offering a little bit more than just time on the ice. Hockey Saves is saving people

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