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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published: 01/17/2022

On this day, and on the third Monday of each January since 1986, millions of people across America celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a national holiday of remembrance and service.  His spirit lives on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. where he gave his “I have a Dream” speech in front of over 200,000 people… read more

LGBTQIA+ Veterans Outreach Coordinator - Robin Lang

Published: 01/15/2022

VIDEO - WDVA LGBTQ+ Veterans Outreach Coordinator - https://youtu.be/a3iPbL-FSDA

Robin Lang is WDVA's first LGBTQ+ Veterans Outreach Coordinator, a position created in 2021.

Your Washington Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to a diverse workforce, and an inclusive workspace and understands that diversity and inclusion are… read more

Expiration of Term of Service (ETS)/EAS Sponsorship & Veteran Cultural Competence Training - 10/11 February

Published: 01/14/2022

Support Transitioning Service Members in Your Community

Expiration of Term of Service (ETS)/EAS Sponsorship & Veteran Cultural Competence Training - 10/11 February

The sponsor receives VA-certified training to help connect transitioning service members/Veterans with resources at the local, state, and national level.

ETS-SP leadership and regional contacts serve as a… read more

Welcoming in the New Year - Your WDVA Services Are Here for YOU!

Published: 01/01/2022

As we welcome in the New Year, your Washington Department of Veterans Affairs continues to support and serve the many brave members of our community who… read more

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release - Washington Veterans Home Positive Resident

Published: 12/29/2021

December 29, 2021

Washington Veterans Home, Port Orchard:

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Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is honored to announce the receipt of eight grants, totaling $15.5 Million, to combat COVID-19 at the four State Veterans Homes

Published: 12/15/2021

Veterans living in WDVA’s State Veterans Homes and Transitional Housing Programs will soon see improvements and upgrades thanks to COVID-19 grant funding.

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is honored… read more

Veterans Farm at Orting Donates 2,700 lbs of Farm Produce to Orting Valley Senior Center

Published: 12/13/2021

“Thank you so much for the ongoing donation of fresh produce from the Veterans Farm. The seniors of Orting truly appreciate it as many cannot physically garden any longer. The fresh produce is a vital staple of nutritious eating and keeping them healthy is our primary goal. The total donation we received was 2700 pounds of beautiful produce in 2021. We look forward to… read more

WDVA Veteran Services Office in Olympia is Reopen to the Public

Published: 12/13/2021

We're Open!!!

Your WDVA Veteran Services Office in Olympia is excited to announce that we are reopen to the public!

We’re ready to meet face-to-face to and connect you with your earned services and benefits, but an appointment is required – call us at 1-800-562-2308!

Become a Community Integration Coordinator - ETS Sponsorship Program

Published: 12/09/2021

At the national level the ETS-SP is a public-private partnership with the VA, VHA and the Army (expanding to other services) to reduce stress servicemembers experience during their transition out of the military, reduce veteran suicide, and assist that veteran (and family) become successful members of their gaining community.  See attached is a copy of the MOA between the ETS… read more

PROCLAMATION - Pearl Harbor - December 7, 2021

Published: 12/07/2021

WHEREAS, at dawn on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the United States Pacific Fleet was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and
WHEREAS, more than 2,300 Americans died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, more than 1,000 were wounded, and 960 were classified as missing in action; and
WHEREAS, following the attack, thousands of young men and women bid their families farewell and entered the U.S.… read more