Navy Cmdr. Donald M. Foss, commanding officer of the Everett-based frigate USS Ford, has been relieved by Cmdr. Joseph T. Shuler. Foss served on the Ford since 2009. Shuler, a native of Bellevue, served as Ford’s executive officer for more than a year before taking command. He also served as the chief engineer aboard the Everett-based frigate USS Rodney M. Davis.
Army Spc. Daniel Cope has been promoted to the job of Internment Resettlement (MP) Specialist 31E. Cope is the son of Mike and Chris Cope of Edmonds. A 2007 Meadowdale High School graduate, he joined the Army in 2010. Cope is stationed at Camp Humphrey, South Korea.
Navy Seaman Dalston Byrd was promoted to his current rank while attending recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill. He graduated from basic training in September and was assigned to Pensacola, Fla., where he is training to be an air traffic controller. A 2012 graduate of Jackson High, he is the son of Cindy and David Byrd of Bothell. His older brother, Zach Byrd, a 2011 Jackson graduate, is assigned to the USS Green Bay, currently deployed to the Middle East.
Air Force Airman Valarie A. Anderson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Anderson is the sister of Mandy Davila of San Antonio. She is a 2008 graduate of Sultan High School.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Ross A. Brosemer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Brosemer is the son of Nancy Brosemer of Mukilteo. He is a 2008 graduate of Kamiak High School.
Army Reserve Pvt. Sara Rodriguez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Rodriguez is the daughter of Ruben Rodriguez of Yelm. She is a 2009 graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Army Pvt. Erik P. Cairus has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Cairus is the son of Patrick Cairus and Amanda Dietzman, both of Stanwood. He is a 2011 graduate of Stanwood High School.
Air Force Airman James D. Bryant graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Bryant is the son of Bobbie Bryant and Garland Bryant, both of Lake Stevens. He is a 2007 graduate of Lake Stevens High School.
Air Force Airman Jacob E. Burdsall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Burdsall earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Joel Burdsall of Mesa, Ariz. The airman is a 2006 graduate of Snohomish High School. He earned an associate degree in 2007 from Anthem College, Phoenix, Ariz.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Barrett M. Rayan graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Rayan is the son of Peri Schwald of Kihei, Hawaii, and great grandson of Mickey Schwald of Mountlake Terrace. He is a 2010 graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School.
Army Pfc. Ryan J. Feiock has graduated from the fire support specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Feiock is the son of Steve and Kathleen Feiock of south Snohomish County. He is a 2011 graduate of Jackson High School, Mill Creek.
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 Ernie at 425-512-9786 or the senior center at 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 and encouraged to attend. Call Keith Reyes, 360-631-4467, or Phil Sacks, 425-741-7311.
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 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;http://www.post181.org[URL].
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.
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 [/URL]www.vfw8870.org ;http://www.vfw8870.org [URL]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 [/URL]vfw1561.org;http://vfw1561.org[URL]. 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 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.
Old Guard VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. last Thursdays, 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 [/URL]vfwpost7392.org;http://vfwpost7392.org.
To submit news for this column, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427