National nonprofit to distribute 300 free meals to Silverdale military families

Event is Wednesday, November 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel


Annual ‘Flags Across the Park’ honors veterans

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Miller-Woodlawn, 5505 Kitsap Way, Bremerton.


<em>Robert and Carolynn Perkins accept a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of Robert’s father, Roscoe Perkins.</em>
                                Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group

Tuskegee Airmen pilot posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Roscoe Perkins logged nearly 400 flight hours during his years of service, Jan. 1944 and Feb. 1946.


Civil War veteran Zachariah Stucker returns home after 103 years | Slideshow

PORT ORCHARD — Thanks to the Missing in America Project, Civil War veteran Private Zachariah M. Stucker was returned home to Kitsap Sept. 28 to… Continue reading

After 23 years, ‘Taps’ sounds for NUWC Keyport’s Pearl Harbor, POW/MIA Day commemorations

KEYPORT — After almost a quarter century, Naval Undersea Warfare Center-Keyport is sounding “Taps” for its POW/MIA and Pearl Harbor commemorations. Last year, only two… Continue reading

Put your gardening gloves on and show your appreciation to a disabled veteran

SEABECK — Kitsap residents will have an opportunity on Aug. 26 to put on their gardening gloves and hats and show their appreciation to a… Continue reading

Kitsap’s forgotten heroes | Kitsap Goes to War

Editor’s note: This story is part of a 12-month series, Kitsap Goes to War, which explores how World War II affected Kitsap County and its… Continue reading

Face the future, let go of the past

The Kitsap Peninsula has a proud military history. We read about it in almost every issue of the Port Orchard Independent. This is a fine… Continue reading

Bremerton vigil honors crew members of the USS Fitzgerald

Some offered prayers. Others spoke words of comfort for the sailors’ families.

Veterans visit Poulsbo in style

POULSBO — The white Humvee stretch limo that pulled up in front of the Brass Kraken on Poulsbo’s waterfront at 1400 hours May 26 was… Continue reading

2017 Armed Forces Day Parade | Slideshow

BREMERTON — The 69th annual Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade took place May 20. Participating were school bands, representatives from military branches, veterans… Continue reading