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Directors Message - Census 2020

Published: 01/16/2020

wacounts logoOnce every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires a full count of the population to reapportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That exercise — the U.S. Census — begins in a little over a month (midMarch 2020). Washington is working hard to ensure the… read more

Retirement Party in Honor of Gary Condra, WDVA Deputy Director

Published: 01/15/2020

Join the guest of honor, along with friends and family members, to celebrate Mr. Condra’s successful state career and toast his transition to retirement.

 

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM

6 -6:30: Meet and Greet; No Host Bar

6:30 – 7:30: Dinner; Sit Down Italian Buffet Dinner to include: Cheese filled Tortellini, Penne Pasta, Baked Lasagna, Marinara… read more

Register Now - Managing VBA Performance & Results - Fiscal Year 2020 Q1 Webcast

Published: 01/10/2020

You’re invited to join Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., for his next live webcast on Thursday, January 30th, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Dr. Lawrence will provide an update about the Veterans Benefits Administration's performance to include its accomplishments and challenges for the first quarter of Fiscal year 2020.

Register Now:… read more

NEWS RELEASE - State listens to, then amplifies military spouse's difficulties in finding good jobs

Published: 01/07/2020

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Jan. 7, 2020

Employment Security Department
#20-002

Contact: Nick Demerice, Public Affairs Director, 360-902-9289

State listens to, then amplifies military spouse's difficulties in finding good jobs

“I considered leaving the military because my wife couldn’t pursue her career.”
~ A testimonial from a Washington… read more

DoD answers top 10 questions on expanded commissary, exchange, MWR access

Published: 01/02/2020

The Defense Department recently announced expanded commissary, military service exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations. Below are the top 10 questions Veterans have asked the Defense Department about the expanded access.

Q1. How do I get access if I have a 0 percent service-connected condition, but my income is too high to… read more

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning January

Published: 01/01/2020

New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary… read more

Flag Lowering - 12/7/19 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Published: 12/06/2019

Flag Lowering - 12/7/19 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day)

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Saturday, December 7, 2019, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of… read more

OPEN BEDS - The Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting are Now Accepting Applications

Published: 12/06/2019

November 20, 2019

Kitsap & Pierce County: The Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting are Now Accepting Applications!

To be eligible for admission, applicants must need nursing home care and meet the following criteria:

Served at any time, in any branch of the United States Armed Forces;
Received an honorable discharge;… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Washington Cemeteries to Honor Veterans with “Wreaths Across America”

Published: 12/04/2019

Dec. 4, 2019

Washington Cemeteries to Honor Veterans with “Wreaths Across America”

Olympia – On December 14, volunteer groups will gather at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard, and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting.  In addition, many other Washington cemeteries will participate in Wreaths Across America by… read more

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront to Be Restored

Published: 11/27/2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

November 22, 2019

Media contact: Fianna Dickson, 625.6297, fdickson@spokanecity.org

 

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront to Be Restored

The project is made possible thanks to contributions from the Spokane Civic Benefit Fund along with… read more