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Washington States Outstanding Service to Veterans Awardees honored in Auburn

Published: 11/20/2019

Washington States Outstanding Service to Veterans Awardees honored in Auburn

Six Washington residents and two teams were honored on Saturday, November 9 with Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards for their contributions to Washington State’s veterans and their families during the past year.

The awards, co-sponsored each year by the Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee… read more

New WDVA Program Addresses Veteran Suicide

Published: 11/11/2019

New WDVA Program Addresses Veteran Suicide

By WDVA Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

Suicide amongst our veterans and service members unfortunately remains high.  Every life matters so losing our brothers and sisters at arms to such an irreversible act is devastating. While we do not know the rate of suicide among family members, we know that the impact of suicide on them is… read more

Seeking veterans who have served in Korea during the Korean War and have not received their Ambassador for Peace Medal yet.

Published: 10/31/2019

Seeking veterans who have served in Korea during the Korean War and have not received their Ambassador for Peace Medal yet.

Are you a Korean War Veteran in Washington State?

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the Ambassador for Peace Medal.

If you served in the Korean War, you may be eligible for the Ambassador for… read more

Washington State Veterans Day Events & Observances

Published: 10/30/2019

Washington State Veterans Day Events & Observances
Submit your events to GaryL@dva.wa.gov

All events listed on attachment at: https://www.dva.wa.gov/washington-state-veterans-day-events-observances

 

WDVA and VA Puget Sound partner to help Veterans in rural communities

Published: 10/24/2019

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WDVA, VA Puget Sound partner to help Veterans in rural communities

 

SEATTLE – Oct.  24, 2019 – Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and VA Puget Sound Health Care System today announced its collaborative pilot… read more

PROCLAMATION - Veterans Day 2019

Published: 10/23/2019

WHEREAS, the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining our freedoms and way of life; and

WHEREAS, tens of millions of Americans have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the past century; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of Americans have given their lives while serving in the Armed Forces… read more

Flag Lowering - 10/24/19 (Asst. Fire Chief Christian Johnson)

Published: 10/23/2019

#FlagLowering - 10/24/19 (Asst. Fire Chief Christian Johnson)

Governor Jay Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Christian Johnson, Assistant Fire Chief for Okanogan County Fire District #3, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Assistant Fire Chief Johnson, 55,… read more

Nine Projects Receive Funding for Veterans Memorials from Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) Emblem Fund

Published: 10/21/2019

The Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) has selected nine projects to receive funding for veterans’ memorials in communities across the state.

Community organizations, non-profits, cities or other municipalities submitted applications detailing how they would use the funds to honor veterans or their families in their community.  The projects receiving funding are:… read more

Flag Lowering - 10/17/19 (Rep. Elijah Cummings)

Published: 10/17/2019

Flag Lowering - 10/17/19 (Rep. Elijah Cummings)

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Acting Governor Habib hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in memory of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, who passed from complications concerning long-standing health challenges.

Flags… read more

NEWS RELEASE - County Veteran Service Officer Announcement - New Counties to Receive Grant Funding

Published: 10/04/2019

DATE: October 4, 2019        

CITY — Olympia

WDVA is pleased to announce the selection of three Counties to receive grant funding, upon successful negotiation of a contract, to hire County Veteran Service Officers. These grants were made possible with the passage and funding of HB 1448 during the 2019 Legislative Session.

Clallam, Stevens, and Pacific Counties were… read more