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Online community helps veterans connect

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Online community helps veterans connect

Have you served in the military and looking for a way to connect with other service members without being broadcasted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platforms? TogetherWeServed.com (TWS) has you covered with their social platform specifically intended for veterans and family members. Whether you are looking to engage with

Wreaths Across America seeking volunteers, donations

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Wreaths Across America seeking volunteers, donations

Holidays can be an especially hard time for remaining military spouses, families, friends and/or community members of service members who are no longer with us. The Wreaths Across America (WAA) program helps to honor and remember those fallen and to help teach the next generation the importance of honoring those who

PLU honors service members and veterans

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PLU honors service members and veterans

If you are looking to celebrate our nation's veterans, hear patriotic music, share a few laughs and get comfortable during a fireside reception with refreshments, then plan on attending the Pacific Lutheran University 2019 Veterans Day Celebration. Everyone is invited to PLU as the school celebrates veterans and service members for Veterans

Take your basketball talents to the next level

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Take your basketball talents to the next level

For service members who are used to running the table during local pickup basketball games and think they might have the talent to take it to the next level, the Quad City Flames has opportunities for you. The Quad City Flames are members of the Minor League Basketball Association (reigning 2019

USO Pathfinder Program

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USO Pathfinder Program

The USO Pathfinder Program and Goodwill Veterans Services recently held a "Mastering LinkedIn" Workshop and Networking Event with Mentor Guidance on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 5. This event was open to all transitioning service members, National Guard and reservists, military spouses, veterans and military family members that are one year from

Discounts and dunks

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Discounts and dunks

The Seattle Supersonics might be gone, but the PNW's tremendous support of NBA basketball has not changed, as a packed house in Portland throughout the year and into the playoffs last season have shown. Even if it's a rainy or stormy day, the Trail Blazers have military members and their families

Get to know the new president and board

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Get to know the new president and board

(Photo: Teamwork makes the dream work! The new Captain Meriwether AUSA Board Members are all smiles as they show off their AUSA Volunteers T-shirts. Shown from back left: Tina Torfin (Second Vice President), Janine Dorsey (Chapter Secretary), Sandi Lewis (Co-Director of Community Partners), John Colvin (Individual Membership), Isabella Colvin (Chapter

Looking for a few good vets

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Looking for a few good vets

Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County has a unique opportunity for veterans and their families and are currently seeking qualified veterans to apply for their homeownership program. Before applying, future homeowners must first meet certain program requirements that fit within Habitat for Humanity's accountability standards. "At every stage of the program, applicants must

Serious fun and games

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Serious fun and games

How does a servicemember who enjoys spending his free time staring at a screen playing video games, alone, not only meet new people, but also make money while doing it? The JBLM Warrior Zone, of course! Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) played host to a newer on-base video game competition called the

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Nike Company Store offers military big savings in May

May is Military Appreciation Month and Nike wants to thank all military families and veterans by offering a 40 percent discount at their Nike Company Store in Oregon. Throughout the month of May, all servicemembers, veterans, National Guard, Reserves and their families will save up to 40 percent off of their

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Washington National Guard hosted its annual menu board selection and food demonstration

The Washington National Guard hosted its annual menu board selection and food demonstration event March 27 in its Aviation Readiness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the goal of selecting this year's new menu items for drilling service members. "Servicemembers need to learn new skills, and those skill sets play a

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Washington National Guard 351st Aviation Support Battalion deploying to Kuwait

Dozens of military helicopters were the background for an important ceremony that took place last weekend at the Washington National Guard's Flight Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. That's because all eyes were on Washington National Guard soldiers from Detachment 1, B Company of the 351st Aviation Support Battalion. Last summer, these servicemembers

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Military major part of Seahawks' NFC Championship game

Staff Sgt. Jerimiah Adkins remembers quite clearly how he learned to love the Seattle Seahawks. "When I was younger, we didn't have a whole lot, but on game days we would all get together and crowd around our little TV and watch the game," he recalled. "During those two hours or

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"Holiday Magic" at Tacoma VFW Post #91

"Christmas this year has been hard on us, especially Thanksgiving," a young Washington National Guard specialist stated while gripping a holiday meal in the main room of the Tacoma VFW Post #91. "We haven't had enough funds to buy our 2-month-old son any gifts." The holidays cause financial stress: shocking holiday

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Words & Photos: National Guard Birthday Run at Camp Murray

"It is important to celebrate the birthday of the Army National Guard in order to take a little time to remember that we are part of an enduring, professional organization built on irreplaceable values with a unified purpose," said Lt. Col. Don Brewer, Washington National Guard Family Programs director. "Sometimes,

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Words & Photos: Operation: Turkey Drop at JBLM and Camp Murray

The Operation: Turkey Drop program, now in its eighth year, helps check off meals from servicemembers' holiday checklists. Servicemembers from a variety of active and National Guard units began receiving turkeys from the program Nov. 25 across Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray, offering relief from the financial burdens of holiday

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Washington National Guard 2014 Turkey Trot results, bearded woman spotted

Financial stress comes almost as easily as the joy and happiness holidays bring to families. Reducing financial stress was the primary reason dozens of members of the Washington National Guard and Washington Military Department came together this morning at Camp Murray to get some exercise and help provide meals to

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Words & Photos: Auburn Veterans Day Parade 2014

Veterans Day is always officially observed on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended World War I in 1918. Originally called Armistice Day, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all American military veterans and their service. On Saturday, the city of Auburn held

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Seahawks mural unveiled at new USO Northwest Center at SeaTac Airport

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sgt. 1st Class Bryant Hargrove spends long days recruiting new members for the U.S. Army. At home, Hargrove's wife spends long nights trying to recruit the soldier into the 12th Man army. "It's always a great experience going to Seahawks games and I'm coming along," said Hargrove. "I

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Never Forget: Vietnam and POW/MIA Recognition Day event in Olympia

Realizing the impact of Prisoner of War and Missing in Action soldiers may be a little difficult for those not directly affected. That is, until watching a family member fight back tears during a Vietnam and POW/MIA Recognition Day event held Friday in front of the Capitol building in Olympia. "It's

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