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Saint Martin’s Purple Heart designation is a well-deserved honor

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Saint Martin’s Purple Heart designation is a well-deserved honor

Last week, Saint Martin's University announced it had been awarded the Purple Heart University designation by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which made the private Lacey school the first university or college in Washington state to receive the honor. The Purple Heart University designation recognizes institutions of learning nationally

Military Care Support Drive is set to kick off

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Military Care Support Drive is set to kick off

It was one of those cases when a caring, personal moment sparked a larger cause. As a military spouse, Maggie Connors got to know first-hand how much a touching token of appreciation can mean to our deployed servicemembers. Returning from one of his overseas stints, Connors' husband related to her how

Best of Olympia 2019: Well 80 Brewery and Brewpub

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Best of Olympia 2019: Well 80 Brewery and Brewpub

On a recent weekday, the lunch crowd at Olympia's Well 80 Brewery and Brewpub covered all the demographics the year-old establishment aims to serve. Upon entering the bright, open space with exposed beams high above, a large, all-ages area occupies the right half of the room. There, at large, low tables

Podcasts serve JBLM Guard

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Podcasts serve JBLM Guard

How many of us have already abandoned our New Year's health and fitness resolutions? You know, the cycle of being psyched about your new regimen for a few weeks before going back to old habits and routines. Sometimes the support and inspiration of community makes all the difference, and for the

Meet your milkman

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Meet your milkman

Some of the customers on Brandon Hundley's route likely have never poured milk out of a glass bottle. Some of them may remember their parents or grandparents having a metal milk box on the porch, or even heard stories about how they used to leave a check out for the

Urban axe-throwing trend hits the Northwest

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Urban axe-throwing trend hits the Northwest

After this experience, darts just aren't going to cut it. Once players step up from tossing skinny, pointy tipped projectiles to hurling large axes at a round slab of wood on the wall, there's likely no going back. Although plenty of participants wear flannel, the phenomenon isn't part of some one-off

Wing commander commends neighbors

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Wing commander commends neighbors

Listening to Col. Scovill W. Currin, Jr., the importance and immensity of the mission at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) quickly became clear. The commander of the base's 62nd Airlift Wing also stressed how the community surrounding the base plays a vital role in morale. The charismatic colonel did so with a

Sampling serious suds and quirky culture

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Sampling serious suds and quirky culture

Breweries abound in the Pacific Northwest, but even in that environment, Portland, Oregon, is known as a craft-beer mecca. According to oregoncraftbeer.org, the Rose City has 77 craft beer breweries; that grows to 117 when you leave Portland proper to include the greater metro area of the city straddling the

Former Madigan doctor shares new mental health therapy

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Former Madigan doctor shares new mental health therapy

With his salt and pepper hair, square jaw, and handsome good looks, you might figure Dr. Kris Peterson as a retired Army colonel. When you combine this (strength and confidence) with the soft-spoken psychiatrist's easy-going demeanor, you can see how patients find it easy to connect, to trust him with

JBLM takes part in Wreaths Across America remembrance

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JBLM takes part in Wreaths Across America remembrance

It was a somber yet celebratory scene Saturday morning at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) -- chill air still hanging in the wooded grove into which the small Camp Lewis Cemetery is set. Echoes of snare drums lightly repeated back from woods encircling the carpet of green lawn. The bugler's "Taps"

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