We have a new website!

We have big things planned at Veterans and Friends of Puget Sound. The first step in those plans is a brand-new website by Josh deLacy. Barbara Travers will be working with us to create some great new videos, as well. We’ll keep you updated as we move forward!
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Thank You, Pacific Institute (Part 2) and DAV Chapter 23 (West Seattle)

The Pacific Institute donated a beautiful massage chair to the Old Solders’ Home in Orting. This like-new chair was welcomed with glee by the patients and staff alike. Volunteers from DAV Chapter 23 (West Seattle) transported the chair using their personal vehicles. It was a long drive but well worth it! TPI, a world leader in developing human potential, has been supporting Veterans And...
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Port Angeles: The Captain Joseph House for Gold Star families

The Captain Joseph House is a Port Angeles bed and breakfast that hosts five-day retreats for grieving military families. Betsy Schultz is converting a century-old cottage to commemorate the 36-year-old son she lost on May 29, 2011, when an explosion killed him and two fellow Green Berets in Central...
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GI Bill Students: Resident-Rate Requirement Waived Temporarily

VA Press Release VA Secretary Waives Resident-Rate Requirements of the Choice Act through December, 2015 Ensures Continued GI Bill Benefits for Students While States Work to Comply with New Law WASHINGTON – In order to make it easier for Veterans and their families to receive their GI Bill benefits where they choose, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has used his authority to waive the...
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Veterans Voices Magazine March/April 2015

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs bimonthly magazine, Veterans Voices Magazine is available online now. Click here.  
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Volunteer Opportunities: Washington State Veterans Cemetery

You can help the veterans and their families at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery (located 3 miles west of Fairchild Air Force Base). The staff is recruiting volunteers in the following categories: Taps Bugler Trumpet or bugle. Honor Guard, Rifle Honors Team Help provide veterans rifle salute. Ladies and Gentlemen of the State Veterans Cemetery Offer condolences to next-of-kin on behalf of...
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King County

Most Counties in Washington State have their own programs for supporting veterans. This week we look at King County. The King County Veterans Program serves low-income, homeless, disabled, and at-risk veterans and their families. For an appointment, call (206) 296-7656. Who is served: Veterans, current service members, National Guard members, Reserve members, and dependents of these military...
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Clallam

Most Counties in Washington State have their own programs for supporting veterans. This week we look at Clallam County. The Clallam County Veterans Relief Program provides limited emergency assistance to eligible veterans and their dependents. Who is served:  Applicants must meet income criteria, residency requirements, and employment of employability restrictions as dictated by Clallam County...
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Yakima

Most Counties in Washington State have their a program for supporting veterans. This week we look at Yakima County. Yakima County Veterans Program has a long tradition of helping veterans and their families. It has three main programs: The Veteran’s Relief Fund  assists qualified indigent Veterans and their family with temporary emergency assistance for: Food Utilities Transportation Rental...
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Whatcom

Most Counties in Washington State have their a program for supporting veterans. This week we look at Whatcom County. The Whatcom County Veterans Program offer temporary financial assistance when appropriate, and connection to other services. The Program is a point of entry to local, state and federal benefits and services.   Location and hours:  Veterans Program Office 509 Girard Street,...
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