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“;IGY6” — buy a beer, help a vet

BY TERRYL ASLA tasla@soundpublishing.com If you bought a glass of “;IGY6“ Scotch ale at Lovecraft’s tasting room, or submitted the winning bid on a painting that was on display at SPARK Commons in Bremerton, you have helped the local nonprofit veterans group, Left Right Straight. “Left, right or straight?” Once upon a time, that’s what [...]

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John Paul Jones’ ship may have been found

NORTH SEA (NNS) — A multinational group of sailors and scientists from a variety commands, organizations and militaries searched for the wreckage of John Paul Jones’ American Revolutionary War ship Bonhomme Richard, Sept. 2-9, according to U.S. Navy sources. Embarked upon rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) to survey a late 18th/early 19th [...]

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‘High-velocity learning’ at Keyport

BY TERRYL ASLA tasla@soundpublishing.com What do View-Master, Google Cardboard, and a free Captain America VR viewer from Kellogg’s have to do with national defense? Answer: they, or something like them, might someday be part of the Navy’s new learning strategy based on research being done at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center — Keyport. In January, [...]

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Marketing your brand

As military spouses who want to have careers of our own, we are constantly presented with new situations that require us to sell ourselves in order to get that new job at the new duty station. That process can be tedious. However, we can take some hints from the world of product marketing to help [...]

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Marine vet turns to life of crime, but it’s all for a good cause

BY TERRYL ASLA tasla@soundpublishing.com BREMERTON—This is a story about a Marine veteran with a big heart and a really big smile. Zane Iiam is a 5- year-old boy who loves to play Batman. Zane also has Stage 4 neuroblastoma. Next week, he starts chemo. After that, he’ll need surgery for a tumor in his abdomen [...]

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NBK Navy College online exclusively by October 2017

BREMERTON — Sixteen stateside Navy College Offices are scheduled to close Oct. 1, and the remaining four, which includes Naval Base Kitsap, will discontinue by Oct. 1, 2017, raising concerns of how sailors at NBK will begin, continue and finish their education. After Oct. 1, the majority of Voluntary Education services in the continental United [...]

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Who’s Waldo? Book character turns out to be Navy dad on surprise leave

By RICHARD WALKER rwalker@soundpublishing.com POULSBO—The stocking-capped, striped shirt-wearing character from the “Where’s Waldo” books knelt down in front of three children at the “Where’s Waldo” party July 29 outside Liberty Bay Books and asked them if they knew who he was. The children eyed him curiously. Jessica Ross, the children’s mother, didn’t give him a [...]

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‘Spouses’ are female and male

FOR SPOUSES ONLY | JOEY PRICE What is a spouse? Webster’s says it is a husband or wife. Why is it then that every time we go to a spouse club activity, we think female? Everything is set up to encourage the female spouse. Centerpieces, door prizes and items to sell all are targeted to [...]

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Blue Star museums and galleries offer free fun for active-duty families

By TERRYL ASLA and LESLIE KELLY Kitsap Military Times Looking for fun and free places to visit before school starts? Each summer since 2010, participating Blue Star Museums have offered free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. Besides artifacts and exhibits, some of these sites also offer virtual [...]

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Public Meetings

The following is a brief list of public meetings that may be of interest to military families. BREMERTON Bremerton City Council: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Norm Dicks Government Center, Council Conference Room, 345 Sixth St., sixth floor, Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us. Bremerton School Board: 5 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, 134 Marion Ave. N., [...]

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