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Profile: Army Sgt. Major Paul Hardy

By Thom Stoddert Veterans Voice Born in Budapest, Hungary, while it was under communist control from Moscow, Paul Hardy became the very example of what a U.S. military NCO is to be: well-educated with two master’s degrees, able to read a Daily Bulletin while taking notes at a staff meeting and always caring for the [...]

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for renovated Navy housing Aug. 20

A ribbon cutting for renovated Navy housing will take place 1 p.m. Aug. 20, 71 Olding Road, Bremerton. The ceremony will officially commemorate the renovated U.S. Navy family housing complex, The Landings, formerly known as Jackson Park, which is located between Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, and Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Scheduled speakers include Mayor Patty [...]

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Our nation’s call to action

By SPENSER R. HALEY Veteran’s Life Advisory Board member  The issue: For combat veterans, the financial, emotional and physical challenges faced during the transition to civilian life are tough. The solution: Continued access to base amenities. As a nation, we owe a debt to the men and women of the Armed Services who stand bravely, [...]

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Help rename Veterans Life

Veterans Life needs a new name. We want this publication to be of interest to active-duty personnel and their families, as well as veterans. We want it to be a reflection of the lives you live, of your interests and involvements on and off base. We want it to report on issues that you are [...]

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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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Dogs on Deployment: Volunteers provide a safe home for military pets while owners are overseas

By Louisa Lew Special to Veterans Life The Marine Corps motto, “Semper Fidelis,” or “Always Faithful,” is respected by all military service members — faithful to their brethren, their country and themselves. With the help of Dogs on Deployment (or DoD), a central network for military personnel to find volunteers willing to board their pets [...]

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Teens help give new life to old fort building

By LESLIE KELLY lkelly@soundpublishing.com FORT WARD, Bainbridge — To some it may look like a relic, not worthy of saving. But to a group of Bainbridge teens, it’s a piece of history they don’t want to lose. The teens, who formed the Fort Ward Youth Advisory Committee, along with their advisor Sarah Lee, are the [...]

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A top salute for local ace

By RICHARD WALKER rwalker@soundpublishing.com HANSVILLE — John T. “Mike” Wolf was 20 in 1941, getting close to graduating from Long Beach City College, a self-described Southern California beach bum. Then, Pearl Harbor was attacked. “After Pearl Harbor, everyone enlisted,” Wolf said. “Everyone ‘turned to.’ ” Wolf and his buddies decided to enlist in the Coast [...]

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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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