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Washington Air National Guard hosts ESGR Bosslift

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Washington Air National Guard hosts ESGR Bosslift

Experiencing a midair refueling of fighter aircraft during a training mission with the Washington Air National Guard's 141st Air Refueling Wing was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 60 civilian employers taking part in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Bosslift program June 6-7, 2018. Civilian employers had to lay

446th AES recognized for its aeromedical work

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446th AES recognized for its aeromedical work

The 446th Airlift Wing's 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron was announced last week as the Air Force Reserve Command's Squadron of the Year, Outstanding AFRC Aeromedical Aircrew Officer of the Year and Outstanding AFRC Aeromedical Aircrew Senior NCO of the Year. Commanded by Col. Cheryl Knight, the squadron exceeded aeromedical evacuation aircrew

Pet-friendly Wenatchee

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Pet-friendly Wenatchee

Wenatchee, the apple capital of the world, is situated on the banks of the Columbia River and makes a great family getaway which can include the family dog. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Wenatchee, which is the most pet-friendly hotel we have ever visited. All rooms are

Ten "Must Reads" for a PNW summer

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Ten "Must Reads" for a PNW summer

The most beautiful season of the year in the Pacific Northwest is here. It is time to pack a picnic, a bottle of local wine, a lawn chair and a good book for the glistening shores of the Puget Sound. Today, I am sharing 10 "Must Reads" for a perfect

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DoD partners with LinkedIn

The Defense Department's Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is launching a new partnership with LinkedIn -- the virtual professional networking platform. Military spouses will soon have access to a free LinkedIn Premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-change-of-station move, including access to more than 12,000

Pogey bait

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Pogey bait

It's been a long and arduous road, but after 30 years of requests, the Army has finally approved a pizza MRE. The path has been an emotional roller coaster for those waiting in anticipation of this new menu as the project was delayed indefinitely in March 2017 due to an

(Head)aches and pains

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(Head)aches and pains

If adults had a nickel for every time the phrase "I have a headache" was muttered, everyone would be stinking rich. A common physical woe brought on by a host of physical and emotional stressors, headaches and migraines plague individuals and hinder even the most mundane, day-to-day tasks. Luckily, Pacific

Cruising with veterans

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Cruising with veterans

Every summer, the roar and rumble of motorcycles can be heard on roadways across the Puget Sound as motorcycle riders cruise in the wind. While some motorcycle riders belong to clubs made up of people with only a mutual love for the wind whipping through their beards, others belong to

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America’s First Corps to farewell Deputy Commanding General

Ladies and Gentlemen,America’s First Corps is hosting a Courage Honor Retreat Ceremony to farewell Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, the I Corps Deputy Commanding General.Maj. Gen. Milhorn is an Engineer Officer who has commanded Soldiers at all levels up to Division. His commands include: Commander, B Company, 65th Engineer Battalion,

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

There are very few things that lure me from the comfort of my bed in dead of night. Why would I shuffle sleepily to the nearby pub with only the dim light of dawn to guide me? What sort of fiery passion ignites an engulfing flame in others? I can

Matriarch Lounge

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Matriarch Lounge

ANNOUNCER: This week, while Jackie works behind the bar, Dutch joins Christina to check out the Matriarch Lounge. It's a unique mixture of a modern, funky vibe of food, drinks and décor that Jackie has worked so hard to help create.   DUTCH: I was instantly impressed by the large and welcoming

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South Sound Cinema

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The premise-establishing scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom plays like a Saturday Night Live skit with Jeff Goldblum as the host that particular week. Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm is testifying at a Senate hearing about the fate of the genetically engineered dinosaurs on Isla Nublar, site of a couple of minor (cough-cough)

Look to Lincoln

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Look to Lincoln

According to a study conducted by the RAND Corporation in 2014, 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffer from PTSD and/or depression. That's 520,000 people -- neighbors, friends, family members, coworkers and spouses -- grappling with mental health conditions. Half of those individuals

Immediate tuition assistance for soldiers right after AIT

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Immediate tuition assistance for soldiers right after AIT

Soldiers will no longer have to wait one year after completing their Advanced Individual Training to receive tuition assistance. Soon, tuition assistance will be available immediately for soldiers of all components after AIT. This assumes they meet existing eligibility requirements and have no flags like disciplinary problems or failure of the

Cowboy and Cowgirl Culture

Arts

Cowboy and Cowgirl Culture

I hardly know where to start. There is so much art crammed into this little space -- basically three shows in one -- that I need at least a thousand words to simply describe it, much less evaluate it. I shall do my best to consolidate it.  "The West" is a

Good news cooking at JBLM

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Good news cooking at JBLM

The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade's "Raptor's Nest" Dining Facility is this year's Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Best Garrison Food Operation award winner. The brigade is led by Col. Matthew Braman and CSM Mark Brock. In the early 20th century, Connelly became a leader in Food Service Management.  Throughout his

Multi-Domain Task Force set to lead Pacific  Pathways rotation in first overseas tests

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Multi-Domain Task Force set to lead Pacific Pathways rotation in first overseas tests

The Army's ongoing pilot to develop multi-domain capabilities that could one day be replicated across the service is slated to undergo further testing overseas for the first time next year. The Multi-Domain Task Force, which leaders envision to be a battalion-plus unit that maximizes air, sea, land, cyber and space assets

Slacking Towards  Tacoma

Music

Slacking Towards Tacoma

Genres in popular music can be a finicky thing, having spent the past few decades splintering into increasingly specific subcategories. Music nerds can sometimes carry strong opinions about how certain bands are labeled, with some eschewing granular distinctions entirely -- like my dad, who insisted that anything outside of the

Feeling Good

Stage

Feeling Good

Suite Surrender, written by Michael McKeever and directed by Toni Holm for Olympia Little Theatre, is a period comedy set in the early 1940s. It is filled with outdated and overused comic bits -- and yet it still manages to elicit quite a few chuckles from the audience. Two outlandish, imperious

Magical Music Man

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Magical Music Man

Olympia's a town that adores musicians, and it's played parent, host and/or teacher to more than its fair share of name-brand performers. Beat Happening, Beck, Bikini Kill, Kurt Cobain, Kimya Dawson, The Fleetwoods, Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic, Sleater-Kinney -- all have deep connections to Washington's capital city. It's also the

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