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Update to Spokane County & Eastern Washington Regional Veterans Services Office Appointments

Published: 03/29/2021

Update to Spokane County & Eastern Washington Regional Veterans Services Office Appointments

As of March 29, 2021: The Spokane County & Eastern Washington Regional Veterans Services Office… read more

PROCLAMATION: Medal of Honor Day

Published: 03/25/2021

WHEREAS, throughout our country's history, courageous men and women of the
Evergreen State have answered the call to protect and defend justice, liberty, and the freedom we
hold so precious; and


WHEREAS, rising above the call of duty at the risk of grave injury and loss of life, a
celebrated few of these fearless service members distinguished themselves as… read more

Flag Lowering - 3/23/21 (Shooting in Boulder, Colorado)

Published: 03/23/2021

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in honor of the victims who tragically lost their lives on March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colorado.read more

#FlagLowering-03/18/2021 (Atlanta Spa Shootings)

Published: 03/18/2021

#FlagLowering-03/18/2021 (Atlanta Spa Shootings)

 

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in remembrance of the victims who lost their lives in the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 16, 2021, in the Atlanta Metropolitan… read more

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Published: 03/10/2021

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The month-long campaign aims to educate people about the effects that living with a brain injury can have on the injured and their families. This time lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of available support. The… read more

WDVA Podcast - Mental Health Counselor Tanisha Medina

Published: 03/08/2021

This week's episode we are joined by Mental Health Counselor Tanisha Medina!

Tanisha can be found at https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/365940

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to partner with The Region X… read more

As We Reflect Back in the Past Year of COVID-19

Published: 03/05/2021

Your WDVA looks back on the year and how COVID-19 changed the way we serve you, our Veterans Community,
 
Veterans in our State Veterans Homes, and our staff.
 

Saluting Women Veterans for Womens History Month

Published: 03/04/2021

Throughout our history, the important contributions of women in our nation’s defense and as part of the Veteran population cannot be overstated. During Women’s History Month in March, we remember women who served our nation throughout history. This observance grants deserved recognition… read more

NOW HIRING: Military Spouse Liaison (Program Specialist 5)

Published: 03/01/2021

NOW HIRING: Military Spouse Liaison (Program Specialist 5)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2994821/military-spouse-liaison-program-specialist-5

 

You'll be relied upon to convene partners, and develop and present military spouse strategy proposals. The position will also provide some direct consultation and support to military spouses on their… read more

WDVA Honors Former Director, John M. King - 1948 - 2021 

Published: 02/26/2021

A Message from the Director
WDVA Honors Former Director,
John M. King - 1948 - 2021 

By WDVA Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

On January 26, 2021, John M. King lost his battle with cancer.  John was a Vietnam Veteran who believed the sun rose and set with his wife Joy, and lived for his sons, his grandchildren and… read more