Veterans

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.

 

The color guard from the Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bangor displays the colors while Niki Saulsberry sings the national anthem at the groundbreaking ceremony April 2.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Construction underway for a new VA clinic in Silverdale

It’s been a long time coming, but the ceremonial groundbreaking has finally took place April 2.

 

Kilmer visits Herald offices for Kitsap conversation | Video

POULSBO — Derek Kilmer represents Washington’s 6th Congressional District, an area that covers Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson, Clallam and Grays Harbor counties. On April 2, U.S.… Continue reading

 

Sean Delaire, founder and executive director of Left Right Straight, stands in the building that will soon be the new headquarters for the nonprofit organization, in the early days of renovation.
                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo

Nonprofit helps veterans through adventure, workshops and more

BREMERTON — Left Right Straight started out as a phrase used by the nonprofit’s founder, Sean Delaire, and his friends as they left for an… Continue reading

Sean Delaire, founder and executive director of Left Right Straight, stands in the building that will soon be the new headquarters for the nonprofit organization, in the early days of renovation.
                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo
Donna Gaskill with her dogs, Sailor and Oliver, at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. The residents held a contest and voted on Sailor’s name. Both dogs help residents and staff alike destress.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Dog helps Retsil Veterans Home residents, staff

PORT ORCHARD — Hello, Sailor. Sailor is a dog who joins her human, Donna Gaskill, every day for work at the Washington Veterans Home in… Continue reading

Donna Gaskill with her dogs, Sailor and Oliver, at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. The residents held a contest and voted on Sailor’s name. Both dogs help residents and staff alike destress.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Angel honored for her work serving veterans

OLYMPIA — State Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, has been selected Legislator of the Year by the Governor’s Veterans Advisory Committee and Washington State Department… Continue reading

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

Stand Down offering resources to vets and families

PORT ORCHARD — Stand Down, an event open in Kitsap County to veterans and their families, will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Sheridan… 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

Angel’s veterans networking bill signed by governor

OLYMPIA — A bill introduced by Sen. Jan Angel, R- Port Orchard, to build a peer-to-peer network for veterans support services and to realign government… Continue reading

Building homes in which wounded warriors can rebuild their lives

BREMERTON — Their forever home in Bremerton won’t be completed until October. But on April 22, Air Force Tech Sgt. Daniel Fye and his family… Continue reading

Brass Ring Salon in PO raises $6,150 for VFW

By SARA MILLER Kitsap News Group A flurry of snips, cuts and clips April 9 helped raise more than $6,000 for the Port Orchard Veterans… Continue reading

‘WAServes’ works to improve quality of care, access to critical services for service members, veterans and their families

SEATTLE — The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and the Schultz Family Foundation have launched WAServes, a network of veteran service… Continue reading

The Veterans Legislative Coalition is working on your behalf

Active duty, reservists and veterans can all benefit from its educational efforts with the legislature

Left Right Straight reminds you, check on the veterans in your life

BREMERTON — On Thursday, Dec. 22, Left Right Straight organized its first in-person Buddy Check event at Lovecraft Brewing Company in Bremerton. “(Buddy Check) is… Continue reading