Active Duty: County residents in the armed services; veterans calendars

Marine Corps Reserve Col. Eduardo Jany of Monroe was promoted to his current rank in a ceremony April 22 aboard the 230-year-old USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” in Boston. Jany was accompanied by his wife and his fellow students from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Jany is at the school working on security issues related to the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil. Jany is the commanding officer of the Anti-terrorism Battalion, Fourth Marine Division.

Navy Seaman Cathrine R. Morse, daughter of Denia and Nathan Morse of Oak Harbor, has reported for duty at Navy and Marine Intelligence Training Center, Virginia Beach, Va. Morse is a 2012 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. She joined the Navy in February 2013.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Glenn D. Bartle graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bartle earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the brother of Emily Mason of Lake Stevens.

Army Pvt. Deon F. Freymutn has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Freymutn is the son of Polly Cunningham of Sultan and is a 2012 graduate of Sultan High School.

The Electronic Attack Squadron 133, the “Wizards,” arrived home at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station recently following an eight-month combat deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The squadron includes 16 aviators and 175 maintenance and support personnel.

Originally scheduled for a four-month deployment scheduled to start in January 2013, the Wizards deployed early aboard Stennis on Sept. 1, after only six months at home. For a majority of the deployment, the Stennis was the nation’s only aircraft carrier in the Middle East region.

This deployment marks the “sundown” of the EA-6B Prowler for the squadron. The Wizards are scheduled to begin a transition to the EA-18G Growler jets in July at Whidbey.

Veterans calendar

Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1561 plans to collect weathered and distressed U.S. flags for proper retirement from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at the Tulalip Cabela’s and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25 and 26 at the Smokey Point Walmart. Flag-folding demonstrations, poppy pins to honor veterans and “Our Flag” brochures will be available. All flags are to be retired at a ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers Museum.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 12: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. All combat-wounded veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart are welcome to attend. Call Keith Reyes, 360-631-4467.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Sultan VFW Post 2554 and Ladies Auxiliary: 7 p.m., second Thursdays, United Methodist Church, 211 Birch Ave., Sultan. Call Commander Chuck Donahue 425-870-0235.

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.

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 quartermaster@vfw8870.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.

American Legion

Legion Post 178: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Legion Hall, Second Street and Cedar Avenue NE, Marysville. Social hour at 6 p.m. Call 360-722-7825; write to american.legion.post178@gmail.com; or go to [URL]americanlegion178wa.cfsites.org.

Legion Post 234: 7 p.m. second Mondays, Legion Hall, 22909 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Call Frank Martinez, 425-697-4102.

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, 115 N. Olympic Ave. 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.americanlegion monroe.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 info@post181.org; or go to [URL]www.post181.org;http://www.post181.org.

To submit news for this column, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427

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