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Specialist Zion Comesario is this year's winner of the annual Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award. "I am honored to receive this recognition," he said during his acceptance remarks. Born and raised in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, he joined the Army in October 2016.   Comesario

Medallion promotes good planning

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Medallion promotes good planning

Veterans know the value of good planning. Not only does a well laid out concept of operations minimize problems, but it also ensures that events move smoothly. Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park honors and respects all veterans for their service. And whether the family members of a passed veteran

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Vietnam remembered

The Smithsonian Channel will commemorate this year's Veterans Day with two premieres offering unique and new aspects of the Vietnam War. A one-hour special entitled, Gun Trucks of Vietnam, airs Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. The feature tells the story of the innovative Army soldiers who were assigned trucks under-equipped

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Finally recognized

Jessie Castro, Vitaliano Bantiles and Lenenor Jimenez had waited over 75 years to receive due recognition for their service alongside American forces pitted against the Japanese Army in the Philippines during World War II. Joining the three surviving veterans were the next of kin of 57 other Filipino-Americans who received the

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This Veterans Day marks another anniversary of the end of the Great War, or World War I, a century ago. Hostilities on the Western Front ceased on at the 11th hour of the 11th day, 1918. On this day this year, Sunday, Nov. 11, Americans will pause to honor those men

Clover Park breaks ground on middle school

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Clover Park breaks ground on middle school

The Clover Park School District is making good on its mission to create promising futures for the children it serves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and in Lakewood. This past Monday afternoon, school district officials and local community leaders picked up shovels to break ground for the construction of a new school.

Living a financial life

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Living a financial life

Listening to Dave Jennings talk, one begins to think the man's life is a guide in creating multiple careers. Born in an Army hospital near the Panama Canal, he spent 18 years exploring the environment. "I fished, hunted alligators, played baseball, football, camped and surfed," Jennings said.   After high school, he joined

TRICARE changes coming

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TRICARE changes coming

In the coming months, the Defense Health Agency will implement significant changes to the TRICARE health benefit which will affect many of its 9.4 million patients worldwide. A sizable number of these TRICARE patients -- more than 281,000 -- live in the Puget Sound area. Beginning Nov. 12, TRICARE patients may choose

2018 CFC Guide

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2018 CFC Guide

CFC is your opportunity to give to local and national charities through your payroll.  Millions of dollars are donated annually. From September to December, you can choose the CFC organizations you'd like to support. Inside this guide are many local options

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Empowered vision

Mary Helen has worked at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. for over 40 years. "I am one of the small percentage of people who are blind and who are employed," she said.   Nationwide, 70 percent of those who are blind are unemployed. "My steady employment at The Lighthouse has provided the

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Military families turned out for party at Marymount Car Museum

Five-year-old Isabelle Poole sat quietly as a barber trimmed her hair. "We're fixing her hair," her mother, Karen Poole, said. "This past Thursday she tried cutting her own hair, so today's event came at a good time for us to stop by," she added with a thin smile. I began to get the

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Citizenship highlighted at Mt. Tahoma's JROTC competition

Cody McCartney stood ramrod straight at attention. In front of him stood a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet from the University of Washington. The inspector looked and sounded serious. Very serious. One of 21 Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from South Kitsap High School Wolf Battalion, McCartney, a senior, faced a

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47th Combat Support Hospital leads efforts to raise cancer research funding at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

There are 175,000 reasons to shave your head. That number represents the children who are annually diagnosed with cancer. Their fight against this deadly disease is an uphill brawl; more children in this country die of cancer than any other disease. Saturday afternoon in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR Special Events Tent,

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Mayor of Lakewood wins bet with JBLM commander

It looks like Joint Base Lewis-McChord's commander, Col. Chuck Hodges, will be making good on his bet with Lakewood's mayor, Don Anderson. The city and JBLM enjoy a very good relationship that both Anderson and Hodges prize. But that didn't stop them from making a friendly wager on the outcome of

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Servicemembers held for Ebola monitoring at JBLM go home

Technical Sgt. Joe Greene happily returned home to Montana late Tuesday afternoon. "I was ready to get back to my family for Christmas," he said during a telephone interview from his home in Montana. "I missed Thanksgiving with them." One of 15 individuals monitored for Ebola symptoms, Greene spent 21 days in

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Tacoma honors veterans at War Memorial Park

Remembrance is a simple experience. At exactly 11 a.m. at the War Memorial Park in Tacoma, several hundred veterans, family members, friends and a handful of elected officials met on a cold and windy morning overlooking the Narrows Bridges to remember all veterans. "We are here to pay honor to those who

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I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza discusses Veterans Day with Lakewood students

Veterans Day can be described simply as the day set aside to honor our country's veterans. "This is about service, about the sacrifices that give us our rights, liberty and environment," explained Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza this afternoon to the student body of St. Francis Cabrini School. Invited by the school to

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Words & Photos: Salute the Troops packs the Lakewood Towne Center

Star Clayton felt appreciated. "It just good to be here today," said the active-duty member's spouse as her daughter, Emily, had her bangs trimmed. "This is the first time I've ever experienced something like this, and it's nice to be appreciated by the community." In what has become an area tradition, The Ranger

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Remembering Our POWs and MIAs: JBLM hosts commemorative ride

The bikers showed up. Some rode in individually; others rode in groups of two or three. All represented Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "It's one team, one fight, right?" commented Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Morain as we stood in a parking lot next to Memorial Grove at McChord Field and watched as the riders gathered. Morain

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Rising Thunder Stresses Partnership: Japanese and JBLM soldiers train at Yakima

The back blast from the howitzer instantly raised the fine dry desert dust.  A 155 mm shell sliced through the warm morning air toward a target miles away - sort of like the way the first sip of a cold beer feels as it goes down on a hot day. As silence

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