Washington Army Reserve unit returns
More than 250 soldiers of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Marysville, returned stateside after a year-long deployment to Kuwait.
The unit’s soldiers helped with the draw-down of American forces from Iraq, and moved more than 68,000 troops, thousands of vehicles and tons of equipment.
The soldiers of the 364th will be at Fort Bliss, Texas, for about 10 days, undergoing demobilization processing before going home. The unit contains Army Reserve soldiers from 39 states, two countries and one U.S. territory.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonah Myers graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Myers is the son of Lizabeth Myers of Everett. He is a 2007 graduate of Kamiak High School.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Kubin, son of Judith Johnson of Marysville and Joseph Kubin, of Everett, is among the sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise who have formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee, a peer-to-peer mentoring program that helps sailors make positive decisions in their lives. Topics range from problems such as sexual assault to everyday issues such as car buying. Kubin is a 2007 graduate of Cascade High School of Everett. He joined the Navy in April 2008.
Other sailors involved in the mentor program include Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Melinda Ambers, daughter of Beverly Watkins of Oak Harbor, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ken Sanchez, a 1981 graduate of Oak Harbor High School who joined the Navy in January 1984.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Ladies Auxiliary: 12:30 p.m. second Fridays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call Fred at 206-940-7502.
Arlington Boyer-Daniel VFW Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Servpro office, 13421 39th Ave. NE. All veterans who have served honorably and received a combat or campaign medal are eligible to join. Call 425-232-8453, 360-435-6677 or go to http://vfw1561.org.
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.
Lynnwood VFW Post 1040: first Thursdays, Alderwood Youth Club, 19619 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-774-7416, 425-697-4102 or 425-486-2637.
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 breakfast fundraiser, 10 a.m. to noon July 29, 3037 N. Goldie Road. Call 360-675-4048 or go to vfwpost7392.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to [URL]www.post181.org;http://www.post181.org.
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