Community Extra: In Uniform

Active Duty

U.S. Air Force Airman Khaleell Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Marisol and Louis Smith of Oak Harbor. He is a 2015 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.

Army Reserve Pfc. Marcin Puczylowski has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2013 graduate of Everett Community College.

U.S. Air Force Airman Berkley Cade graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Cade is the daughter of Scott Cade and Kristy Fiorini, both of Lake Stevens. She is a 2015 graduate of Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Veterans news

The American Legion S. Al Wilcox 234 Auxiliary holds its annual Santa Breakfast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6 at the American Legion Hall, 22909 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace. Enjoy a menu of ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes and juice. Cost is $5, $3 under age 12, free under age 3. Santa pictures and raffle, too. Bring a donation of children’s pajamas or toys for Holly House. All other proceeds benefit children and youth programs and special veterans programs. More info: 425-778-3593.

Guardsmen and Reservists can nominate an employer or supervisor for their support of the employee’s military service through the Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Patriot Award. Spouses of service members also are eligible to nominate their supportive supervisor.

For more information about ESGR employer recognition programs, call Washington ESGR Camp Murray at 253-512-8253 or the national ESGR office at 800-336-4590. ESGR supports the men and women of the Guard and Reserves through the awards program and support under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Should you need help, call 800-336-4590 option 1 or go to

Navy Band Northwest performs free Home for the Holidays concerts, 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Oak Harbor High School (1 Wildcat Way) and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Everett Performing Arts Center (2710 Wetmore Ave.). Santa will make an appearance . More info: 360-315-3448.

Homeless, unemployed veterans can get help through Workforce Snohomish. Help includes employment assistance, support services, help with VA benefits and housing. Call Gordon Meade at 425-921-3478 or write to

The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and auxiliaries of Snohomish County are looking for new members. Needed is your last separation certification or other proof of eligibility. Auxiliary members are wives, widows, mothers, etc. For more information, call 425-337-1559.

Veterans groups

Disabled American Veterans, Martin T. Sofie Sunshine Chapter 13: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, dinner at 6, at the Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Highway 99. More info: 425-299-3373,

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 170: 5 p.m. second Wednesdays, 6802 Beverly Blvd., Everett. More info: 425-353-2600.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 12: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. More info: Dennis C. Adams, 206-280-0022.

Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Port of Everett Conference Center, 404 14th St. More info: Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715,

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. More info: 425-771-2774.

Veterans: An unaffiliated group of veterans of wars in foreign lands meets at 1 p.m. second Wednesdays, Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. More info: 425-257-8780.

American Legion

Arlington Legion Post 76 and Auxiliary: Arlington Post 76 and auxiliary meetings, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. SAL meetings 6 p.m. first Thursdays. All meetings are downstairs at 115 N. Olympic Ave. Breakfast is served from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month for $6 a plate. More info: 360-435-2492.

Arthur Kincaid Legion Post 58: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Odd Fellows Building, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. More info: Bob at 360-863-3544,

Bothell Legion Post 127: 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, 21920 Highway 9. Service officer available to help with veterans issues. More info: Commander Burt Marsh, 206-999-3254.

Earl Winehart Legion Post 96: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Legion Hall, 1201 First St., Snohomish. More info: 360-568-5340.

Frank Freese Legion Post 66: 6 p.m. third Mondays, Post Hall, 117 S. Sixth St., Edmonds. Light meal served at 5:15 p.m. More info: Les, 206-546-6831.

Frank H. Hancock Legion Post 92 and Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Mondays, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Prime rib dinner, 4:30 p.m. third Fridays. Service office open 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. More info: 360-629-8021.

Lake Stevens Memorial Legion Post 181: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Lake Stevens Community Center, 1812 124th Ave. NE. More info: Tom at 425-314-5865, Tony at 360-631-3242, or Vern at 425-343-9637;;

Lynnwood Legion Post 37: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. More info: 425-585-0279.

Marysville Legion Post 178 and Auxiliary: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Post Hall, Second Street and Cedar Avenue. Social hour at 6 p.m. Service officer hours are 12-4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Post Hall. More info: 360-653-0155,,

S. Al Wilcox Legion Post 234: 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. meeting, second Mondays, Legion Hall, 22909 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. More info:,, 425-776-5490.

Sen. Henry M. Jackson Legion Post 6: 6 p.m. second Thursdays, Fleet Reserve Association Club, 6802 Beverly Blvd., Everett. More info: Marvin, 425-923-8172.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Arlington Boyer-Daniel VFW Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. More info: 425-232-8453, 360-435-6677 or

Edmonds VFW Post 8870: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, with a light supper at 5:15 p.m., Edmonds American Legion Hall, 117 Sixth Ave. S. More info: Fred at 206-940-7502,, Ladies Auxiliary: Noon second Fridays at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.

Everett Old Guard VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, 2711 Oakes Ave. More info: Don Wischmann, 425-760-9031, Ladies Auxiliary: 6:30 p.m. second Mondays. More info: 425-337-1559.

Gold Bar Martin-Osterholtz VFW Post 9417: 6 p.m. first Thursdays, 301 Third St. More info: Doug White, 425-870-7298. Ladies Auxiliary: 3 p.m. first Thursdays. More info: Arden King, 360-793-2786.

Lynnwood Walter A. Deebach VFW Post 1040: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Alderwood Boys and Girls Club, 19619 24th Ave. W. More info: Frank, 425-697-4102. Ladies Auxiliary: Same as Post. More info: Myra Rintamaki, 206-235-0348.

Monroe VFW Post 7511: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, IOOF Hall, 610 Lewis St. More info: Ken, 425-315-3509.

Oak Harbor Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392: 360-675-4048 or

Snohomish Gay Jones VFW Post 921 and Auxiliary: 1 p.m. second Saturdays, Boys &Girls Club, 402 Second St. More info: 425-397-7111.

Sultan VFW Post 2554 and Ladies Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Volunteers of America Community Center, 605 First St. More info: 425-870-0235.

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