Memorial Day Message from your WDVA Director
On Memorial Day, we honor and reflect on the service of those who gave their lives in defense of our country. We also honor their comrades who served, came back home to resume their lives, and were called by the supreme commander to join the post everlasting. On this day, when we pause to remember, there are essential lessons for the young, and indeed for… read more
Honoring Veteran Leaders - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The 2022 theme for AAPI Heritage Month is “Advancing Leaders through Collaboration.” There have been many veteran “leaders” of Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native Hawaiian heritage throughout the history of the United States.
The first Korean-American woman to join the military was Lt. Susan Ahn Cuddy. Susan,… read more
WDVA Hot Jobs Updated List - Updated May 23, 2022
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Military Spouse Appreciation Month
WHEREAS, Washington state is home to more than 37,000 military spouses of active duty, National Guard, and reserve service members and an estimated 348,000 military spouses of veterans; and
WHEREAS, military spouses are recognized as the heart of our nation's military families, and their resiliency and resourcefulness are integral to the readiness of the United States Armed Forces; and… read more
NEWS RELEASE - Public Invited to Memorial Day Observance at State Veterans Cemetery.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release
May 12, 2022… read more
Save The Date - Serving Those Who Served Conference - Wenatchee Convention Center - Aug 25/26
WDVA Joins Oregon DVA & Tribal Veteran Partners in Hosting Tribal Veteran Advocate Conference
The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) had the distinct honor of joining Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) and multiple tribes in hosting the 2022 Tribal Veteran Advocate Conference this week with the purpose of offering training about VA benefits and programs aimed at improving services to tribal veterans and their families… read more
2022 Legislative Session Update on Military & Veteran-Related Bills - Message from the Director
The 2022 Legislative Session started and ended with a flurry of activity! While this year was a short (60 day) session, the amount of work accomplished on behalf of veterans and their families was remarkable!
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Tribal Veteran Advocate Conference
The Tribal Veteran Advocate Conference: Supporting the Warrior Journey & Making Connections Virtual Training will be held virtually via the Zoom platform on Monday, May 2, 2022 and Tuesday, May 3, 2022 April 21, 2022, from 10:00am – 3:00pm PST.
The Tribal… read more
VetCorps Success Stories, Chanette Purser-Smith, and Gabriella Smith
We are proud to have VetCorps in Washington State, an AmeriCorps program housed within the WA State Department of Veteran Affairs. This program has existed for more than ten years, and we believe it was the first veteran and military family-focused AmeriCorps program in the nation.
Below are stories about two VetCorps Success Stories, Chanette Purser-Smith, and Gabriella Smith.… read more