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POW/MIA Flag Display Reminder via Governor Jay Inslee

Published: 02/07/2020


In 2017 the State Legislature passed a bill that became RCW 1.20.017. This measure directs that every state agency, institution of higher education and every county, city, and town shall display the national league of families POW/MIA flag along with the state and national flags on certain days each year.

The purpose of this… read more

Construction Closure at Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard Jan 27 - Feb 29.

Published: 01/25/2020

Construction Closure at Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard Jan 27 - Feb 29.

The Cemetery at the Washington Veterans Home will be closed for construction from Monday, January 27th through the end of February.

Several large improvement projects will be completed during this time and both foot and vehicle access will be closed for public and project team safety. … read more

January 25 - Spokane Veteran Stand Down Looks to Connect with Veterans

Published: 01/22/2020

Spokane Veteran Stand Down connects with Veterans


Today when the percentage of Veterans among us gets smaller throughout society, some of our Veterans find themselves in need of connection.  That connection can come in many ways.  We as Americans are making an effort to Thank our Veterans for their service to us and our Country and the personal sacrifices that they made on our… read more

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined

Published: 01/21/2020

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin deciding claims for the  Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 at 12:01 a.m., Philippine Standard Time, Jan. 1, 2020, as the the Philippines is the farthest east VA regional benefits office.

The Act extends the presumption of herbicide… read more

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


Employment Security Department

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