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The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma IV

The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma IV took place May 23. It started outside the Kitsap County Administration Building in Port Orchard before the funeral procession traveled to Tahoma National Cemetery. The Run to Tahoma consisted of a ceremony for Robert Sherman Timm, U.S. Army, Linda Eagleson Burnett Dodge, U.S. Army, and Gary James Cegalis, U.S. Air [...]

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Presentation about Rickover and the rise of the nuclear Navy

KEYPORT — Rear Adm. Dave Oliver will give a special presentation about his book, “Against the Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy,” 1 p.m. June 25 at the Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way, Keyport. The presentation is hosted by the Naval Undersea Museum and the Pacific Northwest chapter of [...]

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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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ATN3 David Monroe Willis, 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.  ATN3 DAVID MONROE WILLIS, USN HOMETOWN: Simi Valley, California BRANCH: U.S. Navy HIGHEST RANK OR GRADE ATTAINED: Aviation Electronics Technician Third Class SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR: Killed in action [...]

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Sgt. Mike Vouri, 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.  SGT. MIKE VOURI, USAF HOMETOWN:  Friday Harbor BRANCH:  U.S. Air Force YEARS OF SERVICE: 1967-71 HIGHEST RANK OR GRADE ATTAINED:  Sergeant SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR: Special Forces Camp B-43, [...]

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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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PFC Gail Ward Thomsen, U.S. Army | 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.  PFC GAIL WARD THOMSEN, U.S. ARMY HOMETOWN: Kirkland BRANCH: U.S. Army YEARS OF SERVICE: 1967 (six months). Killed by friendly fire on Nov. 7, 1967, 10 days after arriving in Quang Tin, Vietnam.  HIGHEST [...]

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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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