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Catch Me grasps a bit

The 5th Avenue Theatre hosted the world premiere of Catch Me If You Can, a Broadway-bound musical based on the true-life story of one of the best con artists of the modern age. The story was a book and then a movie that stared Leonardo DeCaprio and Tom Hanks. Now

Lacrosse calls local veteran

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Lacrosse calls local veteran

He doesn't even like to drive over bridges, but local lacrosse coach Lawrence Mackey flew halfway around the world recently to help develop the sport he credits with saving his life. Though it may be hundreds of years old and well known in North America, lacrosse is still a new entity

62nd AW earns Outstanding Unit Award

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62nd AW earns Outstanding Unit Award

(62nd AW PA) - The 62nd Airlift Wing has been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for meritorious service from Sept. 11, 2010 to Sept. 12, 2011. During this period, the 62nd AW provided airlift for Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn, delivering more than 128,000 personnel and 308 million

Single Airmen to receive sweet treats

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Single Airmen to receive sweet treats

Single Airmen living in the dorms on McChord Field can expect to receive a delivery of a dozen homemade cookies in the next couple weeks as part of Operation Cookie Drive 2012. The McChord Officers Spouses' and Enlisted Spouses' Clubs have spearheaded the yearly project since 2005. In year's past, the drive

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Tipping time

Thursday, Aug. 13 Half-price wine, Maxwell’s Speakeasy, 454 St. Helens, Tacoma, 253.683.4115. Wine tasting, five pours for $5, Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge, 1001 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.8215. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., complimentary, Walter Dacon Winery, 50 S.E. Skookum Inlet Road, Shelton, 360.426.5913. Friday, Aug. 14 New finds from Italy with Jared Baily

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Summer Lunch Series

HARBOR LIGHTS The Tacoma waterfront restaurant celebrates its 50th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 13. It's completely booked. Nothing to see here. Move along. SUMMER LUNCH SERIES Food and entertainment on a large slab of concrete, every Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 18 at 17th and Commerce in Tacoma. COOKING DEMONSTRATION Garfield Book Company

Reserve commander returns from historic deployment

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Reserve commander returns from historic deployment

It was yet another example of "Team McChord" accomplishing the mission. When the commander in the active-duty 4th Airlift Squadron wasn't able to deploy with the unit in October due to an upcoming inspection, wing leadership looked to the 446th Airlift Wing to fill the void. Lt. Col. Tony Angello, a Reservist

Reservist helps close up shop in Iraq

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Reservist helps close up shop in Iraq

(446th AW PA) - When Maj. Tony Edwards took his last look around the supply warehouse, which was once a bustling place of activity and full of supplies, he marveled at its emptiness. "It was completely vacated, as it should be," said Edwards, who was the 321st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron commander

Couple gets holiday surprise

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Couple gets holiday surprise

First Lt. J.T. Hearn was emotionally preparing himself to celebrate Christmas in Turkey separated from his wife Angela. The Hearns had met in pilot training and the couple got married in July 2011 prior to deploying together in late October with the 4th Airlift Squadron at McChord Field. They had come across

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Ask Amy

Squeak truth to power An incident with a bodyworker and another with my husband have me questioning everything. Upon entering the bodyworker's apartment, you see a bunch of nude photos of him. He makes you strip to your underwear and stand there while he "evaluates" your body structure. Later, you get

New order strengthens Army's transition assistance

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New order strengthens Army's transition assistance

All Soldiers planning to separate from the Army are now required to begin their transition process at least a year before leaving, according to a Department of the Army execution order signed Dec. 29. The order is part of an effort by the Army to beef up

Author, WWII vets remember 'Operation: PLUM'

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Author, WWII vets remember 'Operation: PLUM'

In November 1941, 1,209 men with the 27th Bombardment Group left what is now Hunter Army Airfield to beef up Gen. Douglas MacArthur's defense of the Philippines. A year later, only 20 returned to the U.S. Of the remaining, the rest were killed or became prisoners of

Going before the board: Put your best foot forward

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Going before the board: Put your best foot forward

"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." In this time of strategies for military downsizing and dropping promotion rates, the first impression you make on a promotion or selection board can make or break you, and it's made through My Board

Zeiger bill would allow veterans’ award winners to be recognized

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Zeiger bill would allow veterans’ award winners to be recognized

Rep. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, has introduced legislation that would allow veterans and individuals serving on active duty in the United States armed forces to purchase a military service award emblem for display on license plates. House Bill 2312, would allow recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross, Navy

Army Study Shows Decline in Behavioral Health Stigma

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Army Study Shows Decline in Behavioral Health Stigma

A newly released Army study on behavioral health shows a decline in soldier suicides and more seeking treatment for their problems. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, discussed the findings of the report, "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force, Ahead of the Strategic

Clinical Trials Begin for ‘Travelers’ Diarrhea’ Vaccine

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Clinical Trials Begin for ‘Travelers’ Diarrhea’ Vaccine

Navy medical researchers have expanded the knowledge of the bacterium that causes "travelers' diarrhea" and are in the early stages of clinical trials of a vaccine they developed for it. Recognizing the impact of travelers' diarrhea on military readiness, particularly when it affects deployed forces, the Defense

JBLM wife inspired to become pediatric nurse following child’s illness

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JBLM wife inspired to become pediatric nurse following child’s illness

Though she began taking courses just last year, Leah Miller's journey toward nursing school began more than five years ago when 2-week-old daughter Riley was diagnosed with a tumor in her airway. Though benign, the tumor "caused many complications and near devastating results," Miller wrote in a speech delivered Nov. 8

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude. 8 pm. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third floor, no partner necessary. All Ages. 9 pm. $5. City Hall Saloon

Wednesday: Old Man Markley

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Wednesday: Old Man Markley

What's a Wednesday night without a little chaos? More to the point, what's a Wednesday night without rock and roll run through the wringer? California's runk and bluegrass band Old Man Markley joins our area's Celtic punk rockers The Fun Police - with a

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