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Sergeant John M. Bruce, USMC | Vietnam Veteran Tribute

Editor’s note: This tribute is one in a series of reader-submitted tributes to Vietnam War-era veterans that will be posted during April. SERGEANT JOHN M. BRUCE, USMC HOMETOWN: Kingston, Washington BRANCH: United States Marine Corps HIGHEST RANK OR GRADE ATTAINED: Sergeant E-5 SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR: Two tours in Vietnam [...]

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Run to Tahoma to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23

The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma VI will start at 9:15 a.m. May 23 at the plaza outside the Kitsap County Admin Building, 619 Division St., Port Orchard. The Celebration of Life ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the same location. The Run to Tahoma honors the lives of departed veterans with word as song [...]

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Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board welcomes new assistant planner

Please welcome Stacey James to the Veterans Assistance Planner position. Stacey is a 32-year Air Force veteran (active duty, and Air National Guard/Reserves). Her last duty assignment before retiring in 2011 was the mobilized Director of U.S. Central Command’s Joint Reserve Intelligence Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Since 9/11, she served in Qatar, Pakistan, Kuwait [...]

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Salute military children during the month of the military child

In April, the military community comes together to highlight the contributions, bravery and patriotism of its youngest members. The Month of the Military Child recognizes the more than 1.9 million U.S. military children that brave the unique challenges of military life. Often military kids face back-to-back deployments of a parent or they may have to [...]

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Air Force Airman Connor A. Frender | In Uniform

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Connor A. Frender graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an [...]

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Army Pvt. Aaron C. Richards | In Uniform

Army Pvt. Aaron C. Richards has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values; physical fitness; and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and [...]

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryan R. Cruz | In Uniform

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryan R. Cruz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits [...]

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Staff Sgt. Cecilia A. Stevens, USAF | Vietnam Veteran Tribute

Editor’s note: This tribute is one in a series of reader-submitted tributes to Vietnam War-era veterans that will be posted during April.  STAFF SGT. CECILIA A. STEVENS, USAF HOMETOWN: Silverdale BRANCH: U.S. Air Force YEARS OF SERVICE: 5.5 years regular Air Force, 1 year Air National Guard HIGHEST RANK OR GRADE ATTAINED: Staff Sergeant SIGNIFICANT DUTY [...]

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Senior Chief James E. Regan, USN | Vietnam Veteran Tribute

Editor’s note: This tribute is one in a series of reader-submitted tributes to Vietnam War-era veterans that will be posted during April.  SENIOR CHIEF JAMES E. REGAN, USN HOMETOWN: Port Orchard BRANCH: U.S. Navy YEARS OF SERVICE: 22 HIGHEST RANK OR GRADE ATTAINED:  Senior Chief Nuclear Electrician Supervisor SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE VIETNAM [...]

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GySgt. Gilbert I. Marshall, USMC | Vietnam Veteran Tribute

Editor’s note: This tribute is one in a series of reader-submitted tributes to Vietnam War-era veterans that will be posted during April.  GYSGT. GILBERT I. MARSHALL, USMC HOMETOWN: Silverdale BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps YEARS OF SERVICE: 20 HIGHEST RANK OR GRADE ATTAINED: Gunnery Sergeant SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR: Served in Vietnam [...]

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