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Jobs after the military

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Jobs after the military

After spending time immersed in the military world-chock full of unique experiences, specialized jargon and a chain of command that's foreign to most traditional civilian careers-it can be difficult to know how to position your years of experience in a way that will appeal to private-sector

Four veterans who prove going to college after the military is worth it

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Four veterans who prove going to college after the military is worth it

Since its inception in 1944, the GI Bill has helped multiple generations of veterans transition from military service to the civilian workforce by offering educational benefits. The Post-9/11 GI Bill has only expanded these opportunities, helping to increase the rate of veterans going to college after their military service. But

5 reasons employers want to hire veterans

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5 reasons employers want to hire veterans

According to recent data, there are more than 18 million veterans in the United States. Many of them are working professionals. And while unemployment has previously been an issue among the veteran population, it has actually been declining in recent years. This is partially because of the

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Garrison Keillor, quilts and more

THE RV Bigger is better There’s nothing more American than a recreational vehicle. Here’s a car that’s literally as big as a house, equipped to the nines with every sort of modern amenity you can think of, a brazen gas-guzzler ready to tear giant swaths of land apart, highway by scenic highway.

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Sweet reads by sweet pea

Was 2007 a good year for readers? It seems so, according to local bookseller sweet pea Flaherty.  Flaherty (whose first name, sweet pea, is written in lower case letters) has been selling books at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, for about 4 years and previously worked for one of

The most farcical farce of all

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The most farcical farce of all

The verdict has long been in: Noises Off is funny. New York Post critic Clive Barnes called it "the funniest farce ever written," and Frank Rich in The New York Times said it "is, was, and probably always will be the funniest play written in my lifetime." For directors and actors,

Los Tapatios

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Los Tapatios

ANNOUNCER: Where area diners have traditionally avoided strip mall eateries, Los Tapatios is doing its part to change that perception. Creative Mexican dishes are served up seven days a week in a tiny strip mall on the edge of Fircrest, and the locals are pouring in. This week, Jackie and

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Whiskey and Chocolate. Need I say more? If you know me, you know you can count me in. Doyle's Public House is hosting a Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing Saturday, Jan. 25, 5:45 and 8 p.m. Tease Chocolates and whiskey expert Neil Strachan will guide guests through five single malts from

Revolutionary African-American men

Arts

Revolutionary African-American men

Iconic African-American men are saluted in this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian. "We are honored and thrilled to feature Men of Change: Power, Triumph, Truth. As of now, we're one of only two museums on the West Coast that will host this phenomenal exhibition (from the Smithsonian). We encourage everyone to

Air Force commissions first female Muslim chaplain

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Air Force commissions first female Muslim chaplain

(Photo: Second Lt. Saleha Jabeen, chaplain candidate, speaks about her journey and what it means to her to be the first female Muslim candidate, Dec. 18, 2019, at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois. Jabeen began her journey in India and transitioned from a student of the corporate world to

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2020 Innovation Rodeo finalist includes JBLM airman

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center announced finalists for the 2020 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo Jan. 9. Eight finalists were selected out of 143 submissions and nearly 2,000 online votes to compete for a share of $1 million in funding and resources to implement their ideas. The finalist teams will spend

62nd Airlift Wing commander’s first all call

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62nd Airlift Wing commander’s first all call

The 62nd Airlift Wing's newest commander, Col. Erin Staine-Pyne, held her first all call for the airmen of the 62nd AW at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 16. Staine-Pyne highlighted past accomplishments while also reintroducing herself and outlining her focus for the future. Staine-Pyne said, "2019 was an incredible year for this wing.

Virtual-reality experience now open at Point Defiance

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Virtual-reality experience now open at Point Defiance

The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium's new, state-of-the-art Ocean Explorer Virtual Reality experience is now open. Located within the zoo's Pacific Seas Aquarium, near the exit from the Baja Bay habitat, this hi-tech adventure provides an exhilarating experience with which to enhance learning about the ocean. The journey begins by sitting down

Dry as a bone

Health

Dry as a bone

Holiday festivities are among some of the best for dietary indulgences. A shining beacon beams with desserts aplenty -- frosted, sugared, and sprinkled delights that have become synonymous with the season. Yet, another indulgence lurks behind the layered cakes and latticed pies -- colorful, inebriating concoctions almost as tantalizing as

Anti-tank missile gunners get enhanced protection

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Anti-tank missile gunners get enhanced protection

(Photo: Pfc. Derek T. Hall, a TOW gunner assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires a TOW missile during Integrated Training Exercise 2-17 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.) Working with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army engineers at Picatinny

81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team prepares for the National Training Center

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81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team prepares for the National Training Center

Testing command posts are a critical component of a brigade's success. This includes knowing where staff processes can be improved as well as testing those processes. Getting to test this with Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau looking over your

It’s about teamwork

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It’s about teamwork

Dan Cathers, Virginia Nickelson, Frank Hyke, Tonya Borden, David Edgeworth, Jon Eaton, Kevin Henry and I traveled to Seattle last Sunday morning to participate in one of GORUCK's popular Star Course 15K Events. Along with their rucks, the others wore their red shirt affiliation with Team Red, White & Blue (RWB)

Transformational change

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Transformational change

(Photo: Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville discusses a need for “transformational change” during an Association of the U.S. Army event Jan. 21 inside the National Museum of the U.S. Army on Fort Belvoir, Va. Transformational change -- not incremental improvements -- is necessary to achieve overmatch, deter great-power

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Wayne's Inn

Slap on your body Trojan and lube up the Purell, we’re jumping head-first into South Puget Sound’s official list of unofficial dive bars. Who made up this official list? Me. Who’s going to risk life and limb to explore and grade the insides of these bars? Me. Who will do

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The Shackeltons

With a dual guitar assault, rambunctious rhythms, and fever pitched vocals, the Shackeltons take the punk attitude of the Clash and combine it with shades of garage, grunge, and hard-core for a sound which is familiar and fresh at the same time. The Chambersburg, Penn., quintet of Mark Redding (vocals),

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