The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit headquartered in Marysville, plans to observe Holocaust Day of Remembrance during a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday at 13613 40th Ave. NE. Speaking will be Leo Hymas, who as a 19-year-old infantryman in World War II was one of the U.S soldiers who participated in the liberation of Buchenwald, a Nazi concentration camp. The public is invited to attend.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyler G. Fosheim, a 2000 graduate of Cascade High School and son of Gene Fosheim of Everett, plans to compete in the army's elite Best Ranger Competition beginning Saturday at Fort Benning, Ga. In 2012, Fosheim and his teammate finished 11th in a field of 49 other two-man Army Ranger teams, all decathlon-caliber soldier-athletes. People can watch the three-day competition live online at www.bestrangercompetition.com. Fosheim served with a Fort Lewis Stryker brigade in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. He was stationed in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010. He is a Purple Heart recipient. He and his wife have four daughters. This will be his final competition, Gene Fosheim said.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Erik Kalanquin of Lynnwood has been selected for an international training mission with the Moroccan Air Force this month.
Army Pvt. Daniel J. Aiton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Aiton is the son of Martina Aiton of Grand Junction, Colo. He is a 2011 graduate of Arlington High School.
Army Reserve Pvt. Matthew L. Alexander graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Alexander is the son of Karla Alexander of Lake Stevens. He is a 2009 graduate of Lakewood High School.
Edmonds portrait artist and combat veteran Mike Reagan plans to talk about his work for the Fallen Heroes Foundation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park. The Foundation, which he created 10 years ago, gives hand-drawn portraits to the families of those who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Fallen Heroes Project has presented more than 3,300 portraits. The presentation is sponsored by the Edmonds Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870, where Reagan is a member.
Disabled American Veterans, Martin T. Sofi Sunshine Chapter 13: 11:30 a.m. second Thursdays, Lynnwood Elks, 6620 196th St. SW. Call Gil, 425-742-1600.
Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Port of Everett Conference Center, 404 14th St. The group supports the Coast Guard, teaches boating safety classes and conducts free vessel examinations. Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715 or Marie.Porterfield64@gmail.com.
Fleet Reserve Association and Ladies Fleet Reserve Association unit and branch 18: Lunch noon, meeting 1 p.m. second Saturdays, 23003 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. 425-771-2774.
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 425-257-8780.
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 to attend. Call Keith Reyes, 360-631-4467, or Phil Sacks, 425-741-7311.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Arlington Boyer-Daniel VFW Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. For meeting location, call 425-232-8453, 360-435-6677 or go to vfw1561.org. All veterans who have served honorably and received a combat or campaign medal are eligible to join.
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, email firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]www.vfw8870.org.;http://www.vfw8870.org [URL]
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 Old Guard VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, 2711 Oaks Ave., Everett. Ladies Auxiliary 2100: 6:30 p.m. second Monday. Call 425-337-1559 or go to [/URL]www.vfwpost2100.org;http://www.vfwpost2100.org[URL].
Lynnwood VFW Post 1040: first Thursdays, Alderwood Youth Club, 19619 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call Martin, 425-774-7416, or Frank, 425-697-4102.
Gold Bar Martin-Osterholtz VFW Post 9417: 6 p.m. first Thursdays. Call "Sarge" Watkins at 425-931-1638. Ladies Auxiliary: 4 p.m. first Thursdays. Call Arden King at 360-793-2786.
Oak Harbor's Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392: 360-675-4048 or go to [/URL]vfwpost7392.org;http://vfwpost7392.org[URL].
Legion Post 37: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. Call 425-585-0279.
Legion Post 76: Arlington American Legion Auxiliary breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., first Saturdays, 115 N. Olympic Ave. Cost is $5. Proceeds benefit veterans. Call 360-435-2492.
Legion Post 92: Stanwood offers prime rib dinner, 4:30 p.m., third Fridays. Legion and auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., second Mondays, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Service office, 360-629-8021, open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to help veterans.
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 [/URL]www.americanlegionmonroe.org;http://www.americanlegionmonroe.org.
Legion Post 6: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, the Fleet Reserve Association Club, 6802 Beverly Blvd., 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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