Featured News

Latest News

Earn $5,000 for summer research program at UW

SEATTLE — Participate in research at the interface of biology and engineering at the University of Washington and receive a $5,000 stipend. The UW’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering is sponsoring a summer research program for veterans on the UW Seattle campus. For 10 weeks, participants in the Research Experience for Veterans — University Projects [...]

Continue Reading →

Mentors needed for Veterans Treatment Court

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County Veterans Treatment Court is recruiting volunteer veteran mentors for the county’s Veterans Treatment Court.  The court works with veterans with substance abuse and/or mental health issues that impede successful reintegration back into civilian life. The volunteer mentor assists as an advocate, guide, role model, and support for the individual [...]

Continue Reading →

Haley joins inaugural Veterans Life Advisory Board

POULSBO — Spenser Haley, a U.S. Army veteran who served for five months in Afghanistan, is the first member of Veterans Life’s Advisory Board. Haley and others will meet once a month for lunch with the publisher and editor to critique the publication and recommend stories and issues the publication should cover. Board members will [...]

Continue Reading →

Disabled Veterans Memorial, Compass House among top stories in latest Veterans Life

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial honors those who, in the words of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, bear “the permanent, horrible scars of dangerous service.” Compass House transitional home in Silverdale provides a new start for veterans and others on probation. Those are two of the top stories in the December 2014 Veterans Life, [...]

Continue Reading →

Have the courage to report on sexual assault in military

Regarding the article, “PTSD: It’s real, it’s treatable, and you’re not alone” (August 2014 Veterans Life): A good article and helpful to those of us with PTSD, but it is a shame that the thousands of men and women who suffer with PTSD from Military Sexual Trauma (MST) have been left out. Each time we [...]

Continue Reading →

VSOs are working to get the ship on a steady course | From the Editor

By RICHARD WALKER rwalker@soundpublishing.com  When you were on active duty, you had your fellow soldier, sailor, airmen or Marine’s back, and they had yours. Now that your EOS has passed or you’ve retired, they still do. An army of veterans service officers, most of them veterans, are at work daily to ensure veterans’ needs are [...]

Continue Reading →

Veteran looking for Army buddy

PORT ORCHARD — Dick Anderson of Arizona is looking for an old Army buddy from Port Orchard named Paul Algernon (or something sounding similar).   If you have information, contact Francisco Ivarra at president@wavva.org.

Continue Reading →

Salute to Vietnam War-era veterans Oct. 9

TACOMA — Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts a Vietnam-era Veterans’ Salute Ceremony on Oct. 9, 1-5 p.m., and invites all Vietnam-era veterans and their families to attend and be recognized.  The purpose of the ceremony is to provide Vietnam-era veterans the welcome home they deserved but never received. Events include the salute ceremony, massing of the [...]

Continue Reading →

Get to know American Legion Post 109 | My View

By DAVID PITTMAN Guest columnist “Silverdale has an American Legion post? Where is it?”  These are the two questions frequently asked of our members when the public sees one of our distinctive Legion blue caps. The answers are simple. The John D. “Bud” Hawk Post 109 has been in Silverdale since 2012 and we don’t [...]

Continue Reading →

Congratulations to our submarines and submariners | In Our Opinion

“Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners.” That quote is widely attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, the great World War II prime minister of Great Britain. It sums up better than we could the dedication and commitment of those [...]

Continue Reading →