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Local Army kid to attend Air Force Academy camp

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Local Army kid to attend Air Force Academy camp

Even though his dad is in the Army, Kyle Hicks, 16, has his sights set on attending the Air Force Academy when he graduates from high school in two years. "Since he was four he always wanted to be astronaut," explained his mother, Betsy Hicks. "He has never changed his mind,

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Jeanlizabeth performing at Jazzbones

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Jeanlizabeth performing at Jazzbones

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Bomb sniffing dogs a big hit at NTC for 4th Strykers

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Bomb sniffing dogs a big hit at NTC for 4th Strykers

FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Her tail wagging uncontrollably as passersby brush their hands across her fur, Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab, often stands for a lot of things.   She's the dog troops leave at home before deploying; the one they grew up with. She's a fond memory, a beacon of happiness

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Ragged without apology

This week I got the rare opportunity to write about two of my all time favorite Tacoma bands. Gold Teeth graced the actual, print and paper pages of this week’s Volcano – and here, online, the Fucking Eagles are about to take center stage. (The Gold Teeth show at the Top

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Ragged without apology

This week I got the rare opportunity to write about two of my all time favorite Tacoma bands. Gold Teeth graced the actual, print and paper pages of this week’s Volcano – and here, online, the Fucking Eagles are about to take center stage. (The Gold Teeth show at the Top

JBLM spouse proves age doesn’t matter

Military Life

JBLM spouse proves age doesn’t matter

Excited to tell her mother the good news, Casandra Liston anxiously picked up the phone - only to learn that her mom was hospitalized, fighting cancer for a second time, and hadn't told anyone. It was Mother's Day and Liston had just found out she was pregnant again - months

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Primatious barflieae pabstcannibus

Outward appearance indicative of this monkey’s heart of hearts.  Relatively unchanged in 50 years of evolution.  Sure, there were horrified, deeply depressed little bobos barreled up against one wall and the singular experience that was the Showmanship of The Maestro Bobby Floyd (rest his soul) and Steve and His Sexy

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Primatious barflieae pabstcannibus

Outward appearance indicative of this monkey’s heart of hearts.  Relatively unchanged in 50 years of evolution.  Sure, there were horrified, deeply depressed little bobos barreled up against one wall and the singular experience that was the Showmanship of The Maestro Bobby Floyd (rest his soul) and Steve and His Sexy

Operation Fun Day to raise resource awareness

Veterans

Operation Fun Day to raise resource awareness

When Ronald Letendre retired as a sergeant first class after 20 years of service in the Army, he had worked in multiple positions, including field artillery meteorology, as a master driver teaching Soldiers how to drive military vehicles and as a platoon sergeant.  He had served his country well and

Can virtual reality have a positive effect on postwar trauma?

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Can virtual reality have a positive effect on postwar trauma?

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology Center (T2Health) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord is implementing technology to prove that virtual reality can have a positive effect on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). T2Health has created many products, such as Internet networks and mobile applications, and has

56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion's Family Field Day keeps morale high

Military Life

56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion's Family Field Day keeps morale high

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - Children burst into excited laughter and commotion as their bus approached an open with tents and military vehicles. Family members of the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, got to experience field life with their soldier during Family

Wine bars worth a sip in Tacoma, Olympia

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Wine bars worth a sip in Tacoma, Olympia

Looking for a new venue that promotes a real Pacific Northwest treasure? I'm talking local grapes here, not Chihuly glass, so the answer is a wine bar.   In addition to having more than just a few by-the-glass options, great small plates to whet your appetite and a knowledgeable staff, these spots

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Why is TAM showing so much glass?

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Why is TAM showing so much glass?

I don't understand why Tacoma Art Museum seems to be on a glass art jag lately. Their newest show is "The Marioni Family: Radical Experimentation in Glass and Jewelry" (watch for my review in this week's Volcano). The adjacent gallery in the museum is a Dale Chihuly show. I respect

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