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Weighing anchor on a career

For those individuals thinking of a career on the water, the Sea School Northwest (SSNW) offers a gangplank to achieving that goal. Beginning as a dream, the SSNW set sail in January 2018 after 18 months of preparation with the goal of addressing emergent needs in the maritime industry. In Washington state,

A truck, a motorcycle and service

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A truck, a motorcycle and service

About 30 years ago, Thomas Bundt was riding his motorcycle when he met a truck. That meeting went in favor of the truck. Once extracted from the wreckage, he was rushed to Madigan where the doctors worked to rebuild and then bring him back to health. "Because of the care I got,

Home sweet home

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Home sweet home

Homes for Heroes exists to help the nation's heroes buy, sell or refinance a home. Established in 2002, the organization is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate specialists, lending specialists and local businesses which provide honest and direct ways for firefighters, law enforcement, military (active-duty, reserves and veterans), healthcare

Teamwork -- what could be better?

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Teamwork -- what could be better?

Standing on a baseball field and facing east into the morning sun, Spec. Mario Alvarado stood at parade rest holding the colors of the 555th Engineer Brigade.  He wisely kept his eyes almost closed. "It's awesome to be here this morning," Alvarado said as the brigade formed up behind him. "This day

Speaking out  about autism

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Speaking out about autism

"It is a different way of processing what is around us," said Wendy Cochran, clinic administrator and owner of Sky Bridge Therapies in Lakewood. "It is a different way of seeing the world, a different approach to life." Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a range of conditions characterized by challenges

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A hole-in-one for one-star

The eighth hole on the red course at Eagles Pride Golf Course is a 140-yard, par 3 challenge. That's a fair distance to hit a dimpled ball with a diameter of 1.68 inches and weight of 1.62 ounces into a circular hole measuring 4.25 inches in diameter with one swing of

8th annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels

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8th annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels

Excitement for the 8th Annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels event is growing. "Airshows are fun. Car shows, live music, static displays and good food all combine for a fun time," said Air Force veteran Doug Fratoni, the event's director. Presented by the Tacoma Events Commission, the show will be held at

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

USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

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USO partners with MLS and SNHU on scholarship

Operation: Back of the Net is an annual program that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) runs with its partners -- Major League Soccer (MLS) and the United Services Organization (USO). SNHU is the official education partner of MLS and the worldwide education partner of the USO. For the third year running,

A hole-in-one

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A hole-in-one

With 18 holes spanning 7,424 yards of verdant green punctuated by sand traps, The Home Course in DuPont honors the local area's history as it heads into the future. Owned and operated by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), the course's goal is to

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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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