A free seminar for military retirees is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Nor'Wester at Ault Field.
Military retirees and their spouses from all service branches are encouraged to attend this annual seminar, which covers earned entitlements, eligibility and legislative changes to programs and services.
Surviving spouses are particularly encouraged to attend this seminar to find out about benefits and resources available to them.
This event is presented by the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Retired Activities Office, in conjunction with the Fleet and Family Support Center.
For more information, call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 360-257-6289.
Sept. 9 fundraiser for veterans
The USS Momsen's chief selectees plan to offer a car wash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Old Guard Post 2100, 2711 Oaks Ave., Everett.
Money raised goes to programs for veterans.
Army National Guard Pfc. Cameron Thomas Berlin-Day graduated Aug. 23 from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. Cameron is the son of Janice Berlin of Edmonds and Thomas Day of Everett. He is 2011 graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School. He was awarded the Draper Armor Leadership Training Award for excellence in leadership of B Company 1st Battalion 81st Armor Regiment. The award goes to soldiers who demonstrate initiative and fortitude. He also earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Armor. Berlin-Day is a Washington State University sophomore. He drills monthly and during the summer with the Army National Guard.
Navy Seaman Kent Baylon, son of Jeanette and Cristeto Baylon of Lake Stevens, recently completed basic training at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Baylon is a 2009 graduate of Lake Stevens High School.
Navy Seaman Rob Cristi, son of Cristita and Renee Cristi of Marysville, has completed basic training at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Cristi is a 2011 graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Corey Morfeld, son of Meagan Wood of Marysville and Robert Morfeld of Kirkland, has completed basic training at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Morfeld is a 2011 graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Navy Seaman Recruit Carey Balyeat, son of Brenda and Benjamin Balyeat of Marysville, has completed basic training at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Balyeat is a 2010 graduate of Lake Stevens High School.
Navy Seaman Recruit Cliff Brooke, son of Candy and Robert Brooke of Lake Stevens, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Brooke is a 1999 graduate of Lake Stevens High School and a 2005 graduate of Central Washington University.
A group of veterans of wars in foreign lands (not associated with VFW) meets at 1 p.m., second Wednesdays, Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard, Everett. Call Ernie at 425-512-9786
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 12: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. All veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call Keith Reyes, 360-631-4467, or Phil Sacks, 425-741-7311.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Sultan VFW Post 2554 and Ladies Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m., second Thursdays, United Methodist Church, 211 Birch Ave., Sultan. Call 360-793-1879 or 360-793-3296.
Monroe VFW Post 7511: Noon, second Thursdays, IOOF Hall, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Call Ken, 425-315-3509.
Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Ladies Auxiliary: Lunch at 11:45 a.m., meeting at 12:30 p.m. second Fridays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call Fred at 206-940-7502, go to www.vfw8870.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington Boyer-Daniel VFW Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. For meeting location, call 425-232-8453, 360-435-6677 or go to http://vfw1561.org. All veterans who have served honorably and received a combat or campaign medal are eligible to join.
Snohomish Gay Jones VFW Post 921 and Auxiliary: 1 p.m. third Saturdays, Boys & Girls Club, 402 Second St., Snohomish. Most overseas veterans are eligible. Help for all veterans who need a hand up. Call 425-397-7111.
Everett VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursday, 2711 Oaks Ave., Everett. Ladies Auxiliary 2100: 6:30 p.m. second Monday. Call 425-337-1559 or go to www.vfwpost2100.org.
Lynnwood VFW Post 1040: first Thursdays, Alderwood Youth Club, 19619 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call Martin, 425-774-7416, or Frank, 425-697-4102.
Old Guard VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. last Thursday, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett. Call 425-252-2100.
Gold Bar VFW Post 9417: 6 p.m. first Thursdays. Call "Sarge" Watkins at 425-931-1638. Ladies Auxiliary: 4 p.m. first Wednesdays. Call Arden King at 360-793-2786.
Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392: 360-675-4048 or go to http://vfwpost7392.org.
Legion Post 66: 6 p.m. third Mondays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call John, 425-743-7430
Legion Post 96: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Legion Hall, 1201 First St., Snohomish. Call 360-568-5340. Post 96 is raising funds for a large mural created by David Hose.
Legion Post 58: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Odd Fellows Building, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Call Bob at 360-863-3544 or go to www.americanlegionmonroe.org.
Legion Post 6: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, VFW Hall, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett. Call Marvin at 425-224-4137.
Legion Post 181: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Lake Stevens Community Center, 1812 124th Ave NE. Call Tom at 425-314-5865, Tony at 360-631-3242, or Vern at 425-343-9637; email email@example.com; or go to [URL]www.post181.org;http://www.post181.org.
Legion Post 178: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Legion Hall, 2nd Street and Cedar Avenue NE, Marysville. Social hour at 6 p.m. Call Jeremiah at 253-405-8175 or Lett at 425-220-4940.
To submit news for this column, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427
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