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Vote in Honor of a Veteran

Published: 11/02/2020

Our right to vote is protected by the extraordinary men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Now is your chance to thank them for their service!

The Office of the Secretary of State invites you to recognize active military and veterans from Washington State by posting a personal story and a photo. We’ll send you a pin to wear proudly in respect and gratitude for… read more

WDVA is Open to Serve Veterans & Their Families

Published: 10/14/2020

WDVA is Open to Serve Veterans & Their Families

As we progress to different phases in the Safe Start plan for Washington State, we will keep you updated on when our office locations will again be ready to welcome in-person clients.  Until then, WDVA still has team members ready to schedule virtual or phone meetings with… read more

Upstream Prevention in Suicide Prevention - Spotlight by WDVA Suicide Prevention Program Manager Codie Garza

Published: 09/30/2020

As a spouse of a U.S. Army soldier of nearly 9 years, I have learned that US military service members and veterans are a group of incredible men and women. They possess amazing survival skills, physically and mentally. Yet, we continue to see high rates of suicide among our most brave and courageous heroes. Personally, my spouse has lost too many of his close brothers to suicide in the… read more

Washington State Named 'Community Impact Leader of the Year' - JBLM, WaESD & WDVA

Published: 09/25/2020

News Release

Washington State named 'Community Impact Leader of the Year'

Employment Security Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 24, 2020

Clare DeLong, Employment Security Department communications director,
Gary Lott, Washington Department of… read more

WDVA & FOB Hope Racial Caucusing June and July Session Notes

Published: 09/23/2020

Kelsey McGarry of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and Monique Brown of FOB Hope organized and co-led four Racial Caucus Affinity groups with King County providers within homeless and veteran services. The focus of the conversation was to discuss racial disparities, racial bias, the killing of Black people by police, White supremacy, and the actions steps we can take to make… read more

Flag Lowering - 9/18/20 (Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg)-

Published: 09/19/2020

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in her memory immediately.

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PROCLAMATION - POW MIA Recogntion Day - September 18

Published: 09/14/2020

WHEREAS, more than 217,000 Americans have been confined by enemies of the United States during the 
last one hundred years , with many enduring brutal and inhumane treatment by their captors in 
violation of international law; and                                                -

WHEREAS, 1,500 Americans are still missing from the Vietnam War, as well as 7,800 unaccounted  … read more

Suicide prevention in focus for the month of September

Published: 09/13/2020

News Release

For immediate release: September 10, 2020   (20-167)Spanish

Contact: Linda Waring, Communications, 564-999-0178                       

Suicide prevention in focus for the month of September

OLYMPIA… read more

Media Release - Washington Veterans Home

Published: 09/10/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release 

Flag Lowering- 9/11/20 (Patriot Day)

Published: 09/09/2020

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Flag Lowering-9/11/20 (Patriot Day)