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Troubling divide in military

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Troubling divide in military

The military needs to act to stop a divide from growing in the officer ranks, where white conservative men are more likely than others to feel pride in service and that the military culture is superior to civil society, a study has found. "Military elites' feelings of superiority over the rest

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Ask Amy Alkon

A man on the meek I'm a guy and need directions! For a month, I've been flirting with this woman at work, and I think she's flirting back. I now have a week's vacation, but I'm not leaving town. Before I left, she said, "You know, if you're bored, you can

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Voxxy Vallejo, Gail Pettis and others

Friday, Feb. 1 VARIETY benefit for lewis county flood victims Holy schnieckies! Nine bands, one night, great cause and all for a five buck donation as the 4th Ave Tavern will play host to a benefit for Centralia and Chehalis flood victims. Looks like a doosey, too — with a diverse lineup.

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Bring back the watch

At the airport on a recent trip, I saw a gal dig for her cell phone after asking, “What time is it?” Everyone around her began to grope their pockets for their own phones, but no one could tell her right away. In a couple of minutes she found it,

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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Bigger than Christmas, New Years, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Groundhog’s Day, Halloween and your grandma’s birthday all rolled into one, Super Bowl XLII will go down this Sunday, Feb. 3. The game between the unbeaten New England Patriots and underdog New York Giants will be played live in Glendale,

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Bumpy's

It was only a matter of time before I graced the tiny tavern named Bumpy’s in Puyallup. My gal-pal JustJen had been telling me to visit this joint since the first day we did the Bar Exam at Wayne’s Inn. I very rarely listen to her or heed her advice,

Dr. Biden visits JBLM

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Dr. Biden visits JBLM

First Lady Dr Jill Biden visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tuesday to talk and get feedback from military families about how she can help improve employment, education and wellness for our military families under the Joining Forces Initiative.  Dr. Biden was joined by the Washington State leadership to talk and gain insights

ACFT designed for combat

Military Policy

ACFT designed for combat

FORT EUSTIS, Va. - The Army's new physical fitness test, known as the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT, is here to stay. Or at least some form of it, says Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston. What some may overlook when making an opinion on the program

Madigan now vaccinating 55 & older

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Madigan now vaccinating 55 & older

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - At this time, Madigan now has vaccine on-hand and is currently vaccinating all patients 55 years of age and older. Patients 16 years of age or older with underlying medical conditions considered high-risk based on CDC guidance are also now eligible to

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In the Bag

Divine Davines Davines’ Extra Virgin Skin Care line offers an Anti Aging Hand Cream. I’m a devoted fan of the nongreasy, soothing cream made from tomato, olive, walnut, and almond extracts. The scent is one of delicate earth, slightly sweet; yet, it doesn’t smell like food or cloying fake dessert. The

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This thriller is worth the ride

“Untraceable” is a horrifying thriller, smart and tightly told, and merciless. It begins with this premise: A psychopath devises ways to slowly kill people online, in live streaming video. The more hits he gets, the further the process continues, until finally his captive is dead. “You’re setting a new record!”

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New Rambo

Rambo Sylvester Stallone last year breathed new life into the “Rocky” series. Now, he turns to resurrecting his Rambo character. It would excite me if the film revisits the ideas of the original “First Blood” rather than the rescue, shoot-up nonsense the series evolved into. In the new film, John Rambo is

Airman “lead” in disasters

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Airman “lead” in disasters

Lt. Col. Bruce Simpson takes a holistic approach to his service in the Washington Air National Guard (WANG). "The military has a diversity of people and missions," he wrote in an email, "but the sum of all the parts is truly amazing." Simpson (no relation) joined the Guard in 2008 in response

Army Mom Life Facebook group empowers

Military Life

Army Mom Life Facebook group empowers

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Army Mom Life Facebook group is a place where 3,600 active-duty Army moms come together as a community, to connect and seek guidance from other Army mothers in uniform. The topics range from pregnancy, parenting, promotions and uniform policy to mentorship in their work environments. Since

Blasts cause Alzheimer’s?

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Blasts cause Alzheimer’s?

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Research shows that soldiers exposed to shockwaves from military explosives are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease - even those that don't have traumatic brain injuries from those blasts. A new Army-funded study identifies how those blasts affect the brain. Researchers at the University

Fully operational at JBLM

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Fully operational at JBLM

WASHINGTON - Since activating last year, the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) has already employed teams three times to the Indo-Pacific region, and according to its commander, the brigade's schedule will only get busier, with a third of the unit overseas at all times. Now fully operational, not only is

Harborstone continues to support military

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Harborstone continues to support military

It's nice to have someone on your side, especially during these uncertain times when your household income may have dropped and the future isn't clear. Harborstone Credit Union has been doing just that through its Financial Navigator program. Think of it like having a trusted friend, there to be a listening

All-black crew flies

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All-black crew flies

An all-black 62nd Airlift Wing aircrew from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, took the opportunity to conduct training across different components of aircrew and airdrop aviation Feb. 18-21. The C-17 Globemaster III aircrew of four pilots, four loadmasters and three maintainers conducted the training on their way to and from a Black History

Stretch your legs and get out of the house

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Stretch your legs and get out of the house

The South Sound is in-between where you can almost taste warmer days ahead, but yet you still find yourself grabbing the raincoat most days, or not venturing out of the house at all. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place it can make it even more challenging to find something to

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Out for a test drive

YUMA, Ariz. - A new vehicle that the U.S. Army is acquiring to provide infantry soldiers with battlefield mobility is being tested in the Yuma Proving Ground's harsh desert terrain in southwestern Arizona. Largely based on a midsize Chevrolet pickup, the Infantry Squad Vehicle is intended to carry an infantry squad's

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