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Honoring the day

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Honoring the day

The honoring of passed veterans on Memorial Day is a responsibility that Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory and DuPont Cub Scout Pack 472 take seriously. "I've always been a big believer in American patriotism, and I think it is very important to not forget all of the heroes,

Project Welcome Home

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Project Welcome Home

In 2012, The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle launched Project Welcome Home. "This project is for Vietnam veterans and the sacrifices they made," said David Cable, a former Navy A-6 pilot who flew 100 missions over North Vietnam. The effort raised about $3 million, and it restored and relocated

Thanking those in the Armed Forces

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Thanking those in the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day allows Americans to thank those who currently serve. That said, it is also a good time to express appreciation to those who have served. This act can take the form of a strong handshake, a solid pat on the shoulder, a long hug, or a noticeable nod

Working for children

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Working for children

Photo: From left to right: Sgt. Beija Condit (Incoming Special Victim Prosecutor NCO), Staff Sgt. Renee Grell (Special Victim Prosecutor NCO), Ms. Monica Ervin (Special Victim Prosecutor Victim Witness Liaison), Maj. Brittany Warren (Special Victim Prosecutor), and Cpt. William Lichvar (Special Victim Prosecutor). The Joint Base Lewis-McChord

A Buffalo Soldier’s Medal of Honor

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A Buffalo Soldier’s Medal of Honor

The application for a headstone was dated June 16, 1983, and it was for the unmarked grave of a veteran. In that final resting spot in the Old Tacoma Cemetery is John Buck, a soldier whose recommendation for the Medal of Honor is almost all but forgotten. His headstone -- and possibly

‘Birdies for the Brave’

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‘Birdies for the Brave’

With spring here and summer just around the corner, heading off to a favorite golf course is readily understandable. Combining that understanding with a desire to shoot "Birdies for the Brave" is the driving motivation for this year's 27th annual AUSA Golf Tournament. The Meriwether Lewis Chapter of the AUSA works to

A step ahead in early intervention

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A step ahead in early intervention

Parents of very young special-needs children often feel overwhelmed working with their little ones. "It can be very isolating and confusing," wrote Taylor Johnson, in an email. The wife of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, Taylor, and her husband have two young special-needs children. To help them, the Johnsons were referred by the

Combating homelessness

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Combating homelessness

St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma-Pierce County is a welcoming community of individuals committed to offering person-to-person service to those in need. "We are one of the best kept secrets in helping others," commented Tracy Peacock, executive director, as she walked through a well-organized reception yard. "We help those in need, and

Career paths after service

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Career paths after service

Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) is an excellent choice for active-duty, transitioning and veteran servicemembers wishing to further their career dreams. "We offer an umbrella of services to help this important population of students to succeed in their chosen career field," said Jen Weinmann, the college's workforce development faculty counselor. Home to

An ace-high deal

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An ace-high deal

Excellent entertainment at the Emerald Queen Casino is largely built and maintained by providing superior service to its guests. "Guest service is very important to us, both internally and externally," wrote Denise Hagler, the EQC's communications coordinator, in an email. "We value the level of experience our team members contribute to our

Brush up

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Brush up

The Sherwin-Williams Company's logo features a white can of red paint being poured over half of a blue and white globe. In white lettering in the red paint appear the words, "Cover the Earth." When it comes to providing opportunity to veterans and transitioning servicemembers, the world's largest paint company offers

Lyft-ing the independent soul

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Lyft-ing the independent soul

Many individuals in today's society look for flexible ways to earn a little more money while choosing their own schedule. Lyft is a transportation network company, or TNC, that offers this opportunity in the United States and Canada. The company develops, markets and operates the Lyft mobile app. The majority of drivers

Spring Fair is in the air

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Spring Fair is in the air

The Washington State Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds is a great time to shake off the rainy grey of winter as the lightness and color of spring approaches. "Family is truly what Spring Fair is all about, from the types of programming to the duck mascot named Quigley," said Stacy

Showing leadership in a parking lot

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Showing leadership in a parking lot

Landon Flake waited to make a left turn from a local coffee shop's parking lot onto a busy street.  A person was walking down a sidewalk. Seeing him, the 17-year-old Flake slowly backed his car up a few feet to allow the person space to safely cross in front of him.  "There

REBOOTing faith in life

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REBOOTing faith in life

To reboot a life is to restore a life. For many psychologically wounded servicemembers suffering from PTSD and the effects it has on their families, finding a sense of hope and safety in their lives is a challenge. The REBOOT Combat Recovery (RCR) course presents a way for veterans and their loved

Runway closed for repairs

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Runway closed for repairs

McChord Field's 10,100-foot runway is getting a much-needed make-over. In two separate reconstruction projects being conducted simultaneously, cracked pavement will be replaced as airfield circuitry, lighting and signage are upgraded. "We're very excited about this project because it means continued safe operational capability for our base, our aircraft and our personnel," said

Lending a home-buying hand

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Lending a home-buying hand

Benefits help individuals obtain something they desire. Some of these can make a large difference in a person's life. A VA Home Loan is an example of a benefit that plays a significant role in a potential buyer's decisions to finance a home. For servicemembers and veterans thinking about using their VA

JBLM Special Tactics Officer honors fallen

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JBLM Special Tactics Officer honors fallen

Second Lt. Matthew Winkeleer rucked into American history. A Special Tactics Officer assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Winkeleer and 19 other Special Tactics airmen from other squadrons marched 830 miles in 11 days during a 5th Special Tactics Memorial March. "We consider it an honor to be the

Help for infertility

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Help for infertility

Infertility affects both sexes equally. It is a condition of the reproduction system that prevents the conception of children, and it affects about 10 to 15 percent of couples in this country. The diagnosis is usually given to those who have been attempting to conceive for a least one year without

New Apple app helps vets

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New Apple app helps vets

In partnership with the U.S. Veteran's Administration (VA), Apple, Inc. recently announced that the Health app included with every iPhone will soon allow veterans to sync with certain types of medical records. Beginning this summer, the "Health Records on iPhone" feature will let veterans populate their devices with information on allergies,

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