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Play ball!

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Play ball!

The Tacoma Rainiers are continuing to "Play Ball" with military families by providing a new promotion that will allow more military families to enjoy a day (or night) at Cheney Stadium without breaking the bank. "We've always had the need to provide an enjoyable experience that can incorporate families and celebrate

Washington State Patriotic Day

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Washington State Patriotic Day

(Photo: The 2020 Washington State Patriotic Day & Massing of the Colors was held in Tacoma at Stadium High School Saturday, Feb. 22.  This event provides an opportunity for community members, military members and more to show off their patriotism and to become better educated on the importance of the

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

One-stop shop for vets

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One-stop shop for vets

One Pierce County event in particular continues to lead the way in better serving veterans with the resources they have earned and deserve. The 7th Annual Tacoma Dome Veteran Resources Fair and Stand Down will take place Saturday, April 20, inside the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The Tacoma Dome Veteran Resource Fair

Free and discounted summer camps for military youth

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Free and discounted summer camps for military youth

Military children have an opportunity to attend summer camp at no cost or at a discounted price to the parents through Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation that provides a free one-week experience where the children of wounded, ill, injured, or fallen servicemembers can attend the YMCA

Therapy and counseling clinic opens in Lakewood

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Therapy and counseling clinic opens in Lakewood

"The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities is here to save lives, save families and save futures for individuals in the Tacoma area and throughout Washington state," said the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities Clinic Outreach Manager, Shawn Durnen. The company opened its newest

Nike offers big discounts

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Nike offers big discounts

Military, veterans and their families can save up to 40 percent off of their purchases with special access to the Nike Company Store in Oregon. To access this discount, all one would need is some form of military affiliated ID to present at the door. BECOME A TEACHER IN JUST 9

NBA team offers military discounts

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NBA team offers military discounts

Military members living in the Pacific Northwest are typically known for their support of local sports teams, and that community support is being reciprocated from the local sports teams as well.   Whether the day brings rain, snow or sunshine, it is always a good time to watch a basketball game

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Volunteer veterans needed for a letter writing workshop

By now, you have probably heard of the sayings, "it takes one to know one" or, "who better to speak to veterans, than a fellow veteran?" These sayings are the basis for a new approved VA Puget Sound and University of Washington Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Workshop that is now open

WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

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WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

On Nov. 11, the world and Washington state will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918 -- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The Thurston County Veterans Council (TCVC), Washington State Historical Society, and your

Betsy Ross Hall provides a home for women veterans

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Betsy Ross Hall provides a home for women veterans

We all agree that one homeless veteran, or working veteran who is unable to achieve housing security, is one too many. With the scarcity of affordable independent housing or supportive transitional housing, it has become important to explore options for putting vacant rooms and buildings to use to serve veterans. That is

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