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Ghosts and Liars, Charlotte Thistle and others

Thursday, Jan. 24 FOLK charlotte thistle I’ve always been a sucker for women songwriters. Maybe it’s because they give me insight on how to deal with the opposite sex. But folk singer Charlotte Thistle refuses to give me any tips on how to do this as she pens tunes that speak directly

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The Devil Wears Prada

Make it stop. I clicked on The Devil Wears Prada’s MySpace page and was assaulted with a wash volume that shoved me back in my chair. The Devil Wears Prada — no, not the movie or the book, the metal band — defines hardcore. With machine gun drums, nasty guitar

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Frankie Gage Potis benefit

On Saturday, Jan. 26, Doxology will play Jazzbones in Tacoma. First and foremost, the show is a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Though Doxology has gained a reputation for being one of the brightest soul/groove/rock bands around, even prompting Pappi Swarner to swoon “Imagine the music of Maroon

Oregon coast’s photo-worthy spots

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Oregon coast’s photo-worthy spots

Imagine having 363 miles of public ocean shoreline as a photography playground. You could capture the rising and setting sun, snap an image of crashing waves and retreating tides, and carefully document the sweeping vistas and historic structures. Luckily, you don't have to imagine it, because it is reality on

JBLM COVID-related updates

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JBLM COVID-related updates

Several announcements regarding services and facilities impacted by COVID-19 were announced Monday during the base townhall meeting. The following was released afterwards by public affairs. INDOOR DINING Following the state's guidance on indoor dining, effective Feb. 1: Bowl Arena Lanes' Strike Zone Café opens for indoor dining at 25% capacity, https://jblm.armymwr.com/programs/strike-zone-cafe. Habanero's Mexican

Go from associate degree directly to a master's

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Go from associate degree directly to a master's

It may sound too good to be true, but it's a fact - Indiana Wesleyan University allows you to earn a master's degree online after completing your associate degree, skipping the bachelor's.  That saves both time and money. KC Haight, a 23-year veteran of the Air Force shared this opportunity and

Your military service may already be worth 45 college credits

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Your military service may already be worth 45 college credits

If you add up your basic training and other military courses you have already completed, you have practically already completed an associate degree.  With this brainchild, at Indiana Wesleyan University military personnel receive up to 45 credits toward an online associate degree simply by submitting the training they've already completed. Only

Service commitment waivers

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Service commitment waivers

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2021, including an expanded PALACE CHASE program and limited Active Duty Service Commitment waivers. These programs provide provisions for both enlisted and officer members who

Filing state income taxes in the military

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Filing state income taxes in the military

When you're constantly on the move, it can be hard to know where to file your state income taxes. Thankfully, active-duty service members and their spouses have protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), including one regarding where to claim residency for the purposes of taxes and voting. There

Freelance and small biz for spouses

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Freelance and small biz for spouses

Ready to strike out as a business owner? Whether it is a store, online business, or freelance gig, you will want to get the banking element of your new career set up right from the start, said Craig Doty, Business Money Management Coach with Harborstone Credit Union. Doty says there are

TARP on JBLM

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TARP on JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD - Advisors from 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade took part in an intensive test of their physical fitness and tactical expertise in the inaugural Tactical Advisor Readiness Program assessment at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Jan. 21, 2021. SFAB teams are designed to be highly-modular and independently deployable

Member Money Map on McChord

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Member Money Map on McChord

A financial plan is just a fancy way of saying you know what your financial goals are and have a plan that will help you achieve them to ensure your long-term security and well-being. Harborstone Credit Union has Money Management Coaches on and off McChord ready to be with you

Newest Apache lands here

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Newest Apache lands here

Redstone Arsenal, Ala - Following the conclusion of a three-day journey Jan 14 originating from the manufacturing facilities in Mesa, Ariz. the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), becomes the first operational unit to receive the AH-64E version six (V6) Apache helicopter. The V6 is equipped with an

Marshall Islands to headline APCC’s 23rd Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration

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Marshall Islands to headline APCC’s 23rd Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration

When Asia Pacific Cultural Center was founded over two decades ago, one of its first major events was created to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Now in its 23rd year, this Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration, usually held at the Tacoma Dome with as many as 10,000 attendees, is

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I'm too sexy for my space suit

Wondering how to beat the post-holiday blues? Have the nerve to stand out from the crowd? Then consider treating some of the Tacoma area’s upcoming afternoon and evening winter season events as excuses to play dress-up. All you need is a little imagination and a cooperative costuming consultant. I found my

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Mojito Bay

ANNOUNCER: The boys have a dream of traveling back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to eat pterodactyl eggs and brontosaurus steaks. They know this will never happen because not only has no one invented a working time machine yet, but if the boys ever did get their

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King Solomon's Reef

I immediately want to compare this quaint diner to Tacoma’s very own Harvester. Add a bit more history, a cozy feel, and you have King Solomon’s Reef. One of the biggest comparisons is the hidden hole behind the dining area that houses one of Olympia’s best dive bars: The Reef. Past

Get a letter from the 19th century

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Get a letter from the 19th century

Here's a new way to enjoy the past: Get a letter from a 19th century soldier. The re-enactors at Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood, will be offering hand-written letters in their historical personas of soldiers who were actually stationed at the first fort in Washington Territory. If you make a donation through

Flying four million hours

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Flying four million hours

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - This month, the U.S. Air Force celebrated the four-millionth flying hour of the C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. More than two decades ago, McChord Field received its first C-17. It has added another nearly four dozen of the cargo aircraft to its fleet

At a career crossroad?

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At a career crossroad?

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Wouldn't it be great to have a resource in your unit or group who can answer your questions about your Air Force career. Questions like, When can I re-enlist? How can I cross-train or get a special duty assignment? How do I gain retainability so I can

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