In Uniform

  • Sun Jul 15th, 2012 3:06pm
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Navy official set to visit Everett Tuesday

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Juan M. Garcia III plans to visit the sailors and pilots of Naval Station Everett and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station on Tuesday to talk about personal readiness.

The federal 21st Century Sailor and Marine Initiative, Garcia’s topic, is about safety, physical fitness, inclusion and continuum of service during a time of changes in budgets, defense strategies and personnel policy in the Navy and Marine Corps, a statement from Garcia’s office said.

Garcia, 46, is a former Texas state representative. He earned his law degree and master’s degree in government at Harvard University. Garcia then reported to aviation officer candidate school and earned his “Wings of Gold” at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. He was confirmed as assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs in 2009.

More information on the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative is at

Active Duty

Army Reserve Spec. Sarah M. Christner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Christner is the sister of Ronald Christner Jr. of Renton and former ward of Ken Grimm of Mountlake Terrace. She is a 2008 graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from University of Washington.

Navy Seaman Bryce R. Mighell, a 2009 graduate of Stanwood High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Veterans Calendar

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Edmonds 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 Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at the 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

Gay Jones Post 921 and Auxiliary: 1 p.m. third Saturdays at the 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 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. The Post 2100 Ladies Auxiliary offers a tea from noon to 4 p.m. June 30 at 2711 Oaks Ave. RSVP to Mary Davenport, 425-760-0102.

Lynnwood Post 1040: First Thursdays at the Alderwood Youth Club, 19619 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-774-7416, 425-697-4102 or 425-486-2637.

Old Guard Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. last Thursday of every month at 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett. Call 425-252-2100.

Gold Bar Post 9417: 6 p.m. first Thursdays. Call “Sarge” Watkins at 425-931-1638. The Ladies Auxiliary: 4 p.m. first Wednesdays. Call Arden King at 360-793-2786.

American Legion

Legion Post 96: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month at 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 Tuesday of each month at the Odd Fellows Building, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Call Bob at 360-863-3544 or go to www.americanlegion

Legion Post 6: 7 p.m. second Thursday of every month at the VFW Hall, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett. Call Marvin at 425-224-4137.

Legion Post 181: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month at the 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; or go to [URL];

To submit news for Active Duty and Veterans Calendar, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427