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Vacation on Whidbey Island and support veteran-owned businesses

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Vacation on Whidbey Island and support veteran-owned businesses

Military families often talk about what the future holds after the military, and those talks often include owning your own business, like a bed and breakfast or restaurant. On Whidbey Island, you can find many veteran-owned businesses you can support with your vacation dollars. It also gives you a chance

Navy pilot leverages G.I. Bill to open winery

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Navy pilot leverages G.I. Bill to open winery

Commander (R) Greg Martinez, owner of Holmes Harbor Cellars, is not your typical winemaker. He served in the United States Navy for 28 years as a pilot and flight instructor for the EA-6B Prowler and the EA-18G Growler. His call sign was "Elvis" for his musical abilities. His service in

Soldier turns college business plan into successful business

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Soldier turns college business plan into successful business

In 2010, 1st Sgt. David Morley began working at Spanaway Fitness Center upon his return from his 2nd deployment to Iraq. He immediately felt at home in its warm and welcoming environment. "It felt like a community of members. Everyone was nice and supportive. You feel at home the first

Tri-Cities, Washington

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Tri-Cities, Washington

The Eastern Washington towns of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland are situated around the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia Rivers and are known as the Tri-Cities. All those rivers make this a mecca for watersports, and with almost 300 days of sun a year, there is plenty of time

Walla Walla, Washington

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Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla is a beautiful town in Eastern Washington. It's internationally renown for its more than 140 wineries. The downtown area is charming and there is such a family feel about the area.  "It feels like what it was like when I was a child, riding your bike to school and

Steilacoom High grad joins family business

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Steilacoom High grad joins family business

New United States Military Academy (USMA), Cadet Candidate Rachel Forbes, began her Plebe summer, July 2, after graduating from Steilacoom High School. She is the fifth member of her immediate family to consider the Army as a career and will be the fourth to attend the academy. Her father, Col.(R)

Okanagan Military Tattoo

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

The 133d Army Band of the Washington Army National Guard is scheduled to perform at the Okanagan Military Tattoo in Vernon, British Columbia, July 27-28. The event is a demonstration of military drumming, piping and musical skills. The 2018 event features over 500 performers from all over North America. This

Chef Jan Parker's culinary talents wow military spouses

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Chef Jan Parker's culinary talents wow military spouses

The Lewis Community Wine Club recently hosted their last event of the year with a wine dinner cooked by Chef Jan Parker, who is also a member of the club. The wine pairings were selected by members Angie Melnyk and yours truly, who have headed the club for the past

Military students thrive

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Military students thrive

Clover Park High School (CPHS) graduates Tiffany Gail Martin and Marcus Dion Freeman II excelled during their years at the Lakewood school. Both have military parents and thrived despite the many obstacles they faced such as frequent moves and their parents' deployments. Tiffany Gail Martin, known by her friends as Stormy,

Pet-friendly Wenatchee

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Pet-friendly Wenatchee

Wenatchee, the apple capital of the world, is situated on the banks of the Columbia River and makes a great family getaway which can include the family dog. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Wenatchee, which is the most pet-friendly hotel we have ever visited. All rooms are

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