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Share your memories of the USS Ranger

Chris Tucker of the Bremerton Patriot posted these fine photos of the USS Ranger’s departure from Bremerton on March 5. Did you or a family member serve aboard the Ranger? Share your memories in the April edition of Veterans Life. Write rwalker@soundpublishing.com, or mail to Herald, P.O. Box 278, Poulsbo, WA. 98370. USS Ranger, CV-61, [...]

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Military Appreciation Day March 28 at fairgrounds

More than 100 services and resources, veterans assistance and family fun. And it’s free BREMERTON — It’s the region’s biggest expression of community support for the military. It’s Military Appreciation Day, an annual event organized by the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee. The event is scheduled March 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., [...]

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Deadline March 30 for Vietnam veteran tributes

POULSBO — Deadline is March 30 for Vietnam War veteran profiles for Veterans Life’s April edition. April 30 will mark the 40th anniversary of the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. We invite you to honor the Vietnam War-era veterans you know by submitting a tribute like the one shown below. There’s no [...]

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Galloway interviews with Vietnam War vets will put focus on commemoration

By MIKE FLYNN Contributor Programs of support for veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq are conscience-manifestations of thanks from a nation. Now there’s a growing movement to touch that same national conscience 50 years late, to extend a thank you to veterans of the Vietnam War who received a markedly different reception when they returned home. [...]

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Your claim and VA: Evidence is everything

By THOM STODDERT Veterans Voice The Veterans Administration, as everyone knows, is a large bureaucracy and as such works on paperwork. Lots of paperwork. The most important paperwork is the evidence given in support of a claim for benefits. It can come from almost anywhere, but the evidence must be factual and compelling to result [...]

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CDS helps connect veterans and jobs

Just want to let you know that we have been working with CDS (Commercial Driver School) for the last two years and have been impressed with the way they step up to help our veterans in the community. They have been an active partner in helping us get veterans back to work through the King [...]

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Hiring, networking event April 10 at Sheraton Seattle

SEATTLE — If you are transitioning or are already on the civilian side and seeking career opportunities, consider attending the Military MOJO Hiring & Networking Event. The event is scheduled on April 10, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Seattle Downtown Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle. According to event organizers, MOJO is a [...]

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More time to access MilConnect for EOS personnel

BREMERTON — TRICARE sponsors, spouses and dependent children 18 and older have access to their personal information, health care enrollments, eligibility and other information through MilConnect, an online resource provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center. A new initiative gives separating service members and their families more time to access this important information. Access to [...]

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Flight discounts for active military and families

BREMERTON — Southwest offers military discounts to active military personnel and their families. Contact Southwest directly, not online, at 800-I-FLY-SWA or through a travel booking site or travel agent. This discount requires that you show a military I.D.  

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Military Star® card offers special on electronics

BREMERTON — Upgrading to a new camera, computer or TV? The NEX is offering a bonus for users of the Military Star® Card: No interest and no payments for 12 months. The offer is valid in stores from March 18-31 for minimum purchases of $699. The Military Star® Card offers many benefits, including 10 percent [...]

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