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Autism at work

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Autism at work

Photo: Madison Muskopf, left, an Air Force civilian, discusses the topic of professionalism in the workplace during an Autism at Work program luncheon July 26 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, while Molly Fore, program lead, looks on. A one-of-a-kind Air Force Materiel Command employment initiative has entered its second successful

‘Give Parents a Break’

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‘Give Parents a Break’

Photo: Deployments, extended TDYs, and ongoing medical appointments increase stress on military families -- especially those with young children. To offset some of these challenges, eligible active-duty parents can receive free childcare vouchers through the “Give Parents a Break” program. The program, sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society and

Eagle Passage opens at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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Eagle Passage opens at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Eagle Passage, a walk-through forested habitat for bald eagles, recently opened at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and makes for a perfect day trip for military families. It is the new home for four bald eagles who suffered injuries that prevent them from fully flying. Sucia, Salish, Sequoia and Cheveyo will

Rock climbing, your style

Military Life

Rock climbing, your style

If you've been climbing at indoor rock-climbing gyms and want to take it to the next level -- transition to climbing outdoors with an experienced guide through the Outdoor Recreation program. Climbing trips are a great option for beginners, with opportunities to learn the basics of the sport. I joined one

Competing to be the best

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Competing to be the best

Across the entire Army, the Best Warrior Competition recognizes soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the warrior ethos and represent the force of the future. Warriors competing for the title, "Soldier of the Year," include the ranks of private through specialist. Warriors competing for the title, "Non-commissioned Officer

Pospisil assumes responsibility as Corps CSM

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Pospisil assumes responsibility as Corps CSM

Photo: Command Sgt. Maj. Shane E. Pospisil (left) receives the I Corps colors from Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (right) during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony Aug. 12 in front of I Corps headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Soldiers from America's First Corps welcomed their new command sergeant major

Saving lives, on and off duty

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Saving lives, on and off duty

A trio of staff members once again proved that going above and beyond the call of duty is just another day at Madigan Army Medical Center. On their way home from long shifts, Kassandra Ooms, a certified nursing assistant in the Emergency Medicine, Shawn Janson, a dispatcher in the Communications

TEACH-NOW

Jobs & Education

TEACH-NOW

There is a global demand for kindergarten thru 12th grade teachers. To meet the need, Washington, D.C.-based TEACH-NOW offers prospective teachers an activities-based, collaborative learning-to-teach program. The online teacher preparation program takes candidates nine months to complete before they are certified. "This program is really built on the delivery model of activity-based,

Brunson takes command of Bayonet Division

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Brunson takes command of Bayonet Division

Photo: Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, I Corps commanding general, passes the 7th Infantry Division colors to Maj. Gen. Xavier Brunson, formally recognizing him as the commanding general of the 7th Inf. Division during a change of command ceremony held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 13. Soldiers, families and community members gathered

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Pour at Four

What is the deal with all of the booze in the world and why does it affect me in such different and distinct ways? Beers make me mellow. Tequila makes me diabolical. Shots make me fall down. Wine makes me shine. And it never ever fails: Champagne always makes me giggle. Just last week I stepped

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Green drinks all around

What do a Green Mojo, lime and honey Martini and an Apple-tini all have in common? Yes, they are all delicious alcoholic drinks, but there’s something else — they are all some shade of the color green. No, it’s not St. Patrick’s Day yet so what prompted the green beverages?

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Bending space

Driving up Fourth Avenue in Olympia, I glanced in the window of Black Front Gallery and saw what looked like an intricate wall sculpture made of cut paper and swirling strands of wire. From my distance and angle as I drove by — holding up traffic as I slowly inched

Abella Pizzeria

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Abella Pizzeria

ANNOUNCER: With the abundance of pizzerias in the South Sound, weeding out the good from the not so good can take a bit of time. Fortunately, Dutch and Jackie are willing to spend that time eating pizza after pizza. This week, they head downtown Tacoma to Abella Pizzeria on Pacific

24 writers, one collection

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24 writers, one collection

You might not like Seattle for its warp-speed pace of life, never-ending traffic jam, or the dreaded "Seattle freeze" you're sure to encounter on its streets, but the city does have its redeeming qualities. One of the most obvious is its incredible literary community, which is blossoming with new and

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

When I'm scouring the interwebs and engaging in conversation with foodies like myself, one thing becomes exceptionally clear time and time again: The South Sound really loves its beer. It's not as though I'm on the prowl specifically for hops-fueled festivities, it just so happens that there are an abundance

Step back in time with a visit to North Pacific County

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Step back in time with a visit to North Pacific County

Heading along Highway 101 you will know you've arrived in Raymond by all the enchanting steel sculptures of people and wildlife lining the road. Known as the Raymond Wildlife-Heritage Sculpture Corridor, there are now more than 200 sculptures throughout the town. Raymond, South Bend and Tokeland are undergoing a renaissance

Connect with military spouses

Military Life

Connect with military spouses

Moving to a new area and meeting new friends can be a challenge for military spouses. The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is here to help you out. Their new year kicks off Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sam Adam's Brewhouse at Eagle's Pride.

‘CATCH’ becomes fully operational

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‘CATCH’ becomes fully operational

The Department of Defense now has a new investigative tool to help identify perpetrators of sexual assault. The new Catch a Serial Offender -- or "CATCH" -- Program, fully operational as of August 5, 2019, is run by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces

JBLM soldiers march in Seafair Torchlight Parade

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JBLM soldiers march in Seafair Torchlight Parade

As the sun began to dip behind the Seattle skyline, more then 80 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) marched down Fourth Avenue in the 70th Annual Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle July 27. Led by the heartbeat of JBLM -- America's I Corps Army Band -- soldiers marched their way

Main Street pride

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Main Street pride

The pride a city has in itself is almost always found on Main Street. A generic pair of words used to denote the primary retail street of a town or small city, Main Street is usually comprised of shops and retailers that form the city's central business district. But more than that,

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