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Washington State Patrol Establishes Veteran Preference Website

Published: 10/23/2015

Washington State Patrol
Media Release
Chief John R. Batiste

Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

***For Immediate Release***

Date:          October 23, 2015
Contact:     Captain Monica… read more

Upcoming Free Event - Subcontracting on Construction Projects with WSDOT

Published: 10/22/2015

October 27th in Shoreline & October 28th in Spokane.

USDOT’s Small Business Transportation Resource Center has partnered with WSDOT’s Headquarters Construction Division and the Office of Equal Opportunity to provide an important workshop for your company about the… read more

`Vote in Honor of a Vet’

Published: 10/13/2015

Wyman & Veterans Affairs launch `Vote in Honor of a Vet’

Secretary of State Kim Wyman, partnering with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, is launching “Vote in Honor of a Vet” to encourage both voting and taking time to acknowledge and thank our veterans.

Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, and WDVA Director Lourdes “Alfie” Alvarado-… read more

Walla Walla Construction Update – September 3, 2015

Published: 09/04/2015

Much of the site work continues to focus on the removal of dirt and other items currently in the path of the construction project, and the delivery of construction utilities that will allows the crews to accomplish their work. 

During the first few weeks of September, the following work will take place:

Water main installation.
Laying electrical lines… read more

Nominations Open for the Washington State Outstanding Awards for Service to Veterans

Published: 08/31/2015

The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for the 2016 Washington State Outstanding Awards for Service to Veterans.

These awards are open to all who serve veterans in Washington State and nominations may be submitted by any person, organization or institution. 

Nominations are due by September 16, 2016 and the Winners will be Honored in the 50th… read more

Smoke Alarm Sounds at WA Soldiers Home - No Resident Injuries

Published: 08/13/2015

CITY — Orting

A fire alarm sounded around 2:10 pm in the Nursing Care Building at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting.

All 93 residents from the Nursing Care Building were evacuated without incident.

Orting Valley Fire & Rescue responded with several other local departments. The all-clear was given by Orting Valley Fire & Rescue and all residents were returned… read more

Spirit of '45 - 70th Anniversary of End of World War II

Published: 08/07/2015

For Immediate Release

Date:     August 7, 2015
Contact: Heidi Audette
Phone:    360-725-2154       

Olympia —Friday, August 14, is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs will commemorate this historic event with a gathering at the… read more

Walla Walla Veterans Home receives Final Grant Approval

Published: 07/23/2015

For Immediate Release

Date:            July 23, 2015 
Contact:       Heidi Audette
Phone:         360-725-2154

OLYMPIA — Washington’s veterans received formal notification that the federal grant for the Walla Walla Veterans Home has been awarded to the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA).  This was the final step in the State… read more

Last member of Washington State WWII Memorial Committee passes

Published: 07/13/2015

Olympia: The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) mourns the passing of WWII veteran Doris Ruth Gross.


“We were truly blessed to have Doris be a part of the WDVA volunteer family for so many years,” said Alfie Alvarado-Ramos, director of the WDVA. “Doris served our country during World War II, followed by many years of serving the veterans of Washington State… read more

Join Us August 14 at 10 am for Spirit of '45 - 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Published: 07/10/2015