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WDVA Receives a significant Federal Grant aimed at combatting Veteran Suicides

Published: 10/05/2022

WDVA Receives a significant Federal Grant aimed at combatting Veteran Suicides

In September, your WDVA received notification from the Federal VA that we will receive a grant from the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). The SSG… read more

FINAL CALL: Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards - Nominate Now

Published: 09/30/2022

FINAL CALL: Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards - Nominate Now

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You know who they are, volunteers, service officers, community members or others who day in and day out go above and beyond the call of duty making sure veterans and their family members are cared for. Whether they… read more

Island and Walla Walla counties awarded County Veteran Service Officer Grants

Published: 09/27/2022

WDVA is pleased to announce the selection of two new counties to receive grant funding to hire County Veteran Service Officers. These grants were made possible with the passage and funding of read more

PROCLAMATION - Gold Star Mothers and Families Day

Published: 09/25/2022

WHEREAS, the Gold Star symbol began during World War I when families hung banners with blue stars representing family members in the services, and if the service member died, the blue star was replaced with a gold star; and

WHEREAS, in 1936, by a joint congressional resolution, the United States began recognizing Gold Star Mother's Day on the last Sunday of September, and in 2011 ,… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Awarded VA Suicide Prevention Grant

Published: 09/23/2022

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs awarded VA suicide prevention grant

Grant supports local suicide prevention efforts for Veterans and their families

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PROCLAMATION - POW/MIA Recognition Day

Published: 09/16/2022

WHEREAS, confined by enemies of the United States during the last 100 years, more than 217,000 Americans have been prisoners of war (POW), with many enduring brutal and inhumane treatment by their captors in violation of international law; and

WHEREAS, nearly 1,584 Americans are still missing in action (MIA) from the Vietnam War, as well as 7,531 unaccounted for from the Korean War,… read more

Sept. 8 Washington state YesVets Employer Recognition & Resources Symposium

Published: 09/06/2022

Sept. 8 Washington state YesVets Employer Recognition & Resources Symposium

 

EVENT AGENDA

9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Welcome

Cami Feek, Commissioner, Washington state Employment Security Department (ESD)Alfie Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington state Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA)

 

 

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WDVA Program Continues to Address Veteran Suicide - A Message from Your WDVA Director - Suicide Prevention Month

Published: 09/01/2022

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WDVA Program Continues to Address Veteran Suicide

By WDVA Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

Suicide prevention for our Veterans, Service Members, and their families is a high priority for WDVA. One suicide is one too many and the need for our communities to come together has never been… read more

PROCLAMATION - Suicide Prevention Month and Suicide Prevention Day

Published: 09/01/2022