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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Navy Band Northwest’s New Orleans-style Deception Brass jazzes up museums’ celebration

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and Kids Discovery Museum are among more than 2,000 museums across America to annually offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, [...]

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Boots2Work, military career fair for transitioning military personnel, Aug. 27 at Cheney Stadium

PORT ORCHARD — Boots2Work, a military career fair for transitioning and retired military personnel and spouses, is scheduled on Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. A variety of industries will be represented, including financial services, government, health care, information technology, logistics, manufacturing, retail, and transportation. The event is free. [...]

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Help our veterans, and be in the know | In Our Opinion

Subscribe now to Veterans Life and $5 from your subscription fee will go to the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Fund. Subscriptions are $24 a year. Send a check to Sound Publishing, Inc., Attn: Circulation, P.O. Box 657, Kirkland, WA 98083. Or visit us at 19351 8th Ave., Poulsbo. The fund is part of the Kitsap [...]

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Recognizing the value of each and every animal | Sound Off

By LINDA E. TROUP Commander, USN, retired Have you seen the famous video of Christian, the magnificent adult lion living free in the wild who suddenly sees his long-ago nurturers approaching in distant brush? Christian picks up their scent, becomes visibly excited and rapidly runs toward the two men, their joyful reunion still enjoyed by [...]

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