In Uniform

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cassandra Yount

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cassandra Yount

Lake Stevens grad serving in Navy

WHIDBEY ISLAND — Petty Officer 3rd Class Cassandra Yount is an aviation electronics technician with the Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet — the command supporting 14 Navy electronic attack squadrons based in Whidbey Island.

The 2013 Lake Stevens High School grad helps with one of the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.

As an aviation electronics technician, Yount is responsible for wiring and computer systems in the aircraft.

“I have had one person in every generation of my family that has served in the military,” Yount said in a Navy interview. “Serving in the Navy is fulfilling that family tradition.”

EVENTS

Free dental care: All Smiles NW in Everett celebrates a Freedom Day USA event with free cleanings and X-rays for veterans who do not have dental insurance. Services will be offered 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the dental office at 3802 Colby Ave., Floor 3, Everett. If time allows, free treatments may be possible. Veterans should call to make an appointment and mention Freedom Day. Space is limited. More info: 425-252-9333.

RESOURCES

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: The nonprofit provides interest-free loans and grants for emergency and unexpected financial needs for active duty, retired military and their family members. Programs include budget counseling, financial education, nurse home visits, and more. NMCRS Everett is based at the Smokey Point Navy Complex in Marysville. More info: 425-304-3203, www.nmcrs.org.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: ESGR supports the men and women of the Guard and Reserves, including employer and supervisor awards programs, under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. More info: 800-336-4590 option 1, esgr.mil.

Hero’s Café: Hero’s Café, a social gathering for veterans, meets 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Verdant Health and Wellness Community Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Veterans can share a cup of coffee and their stories. The program is a partnership between local veterans groups and the city of Lynnwood. A service officer will be available for those seeking benefits information. More info: Gary Walderman, ckr_satx@yahoo.com.

Resource workshop: A free Veteran’s Services Resource Workshop is offered 2-3 p.m. first Mondays at Everett Community Justice Center, 8625 Evergreen Way, Suite 108. Housing assistance, employment resources, resume help, health care answers, skills lab, PTSD counseling and more. Bus vouchers available. More info: 425-356-2800.

Job help: Homeless, unemployed veterans can get help through Workforce Snohomish. Employment assistance, support services, help with VA benefits and housing. More info: Gordon Meade, 425-921-3478 or gordon.meade@workforcesnohomish.org.

VETERANS GROUPS

Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Port of Everett Conference Center, 404 14th St. More info: Melin Ford, 360-794-1723 or melinford25@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. More info: 425-771-2774.

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 12: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. More info: 360-333-3163.

Snohomish County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, dinner at 6, at the Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Highway 99. More info: 425-299-3373, davsnohomish13@gmail.com.

Submariners: The U.S. Submarine Veterans Seattle chapter meets 6 p.m. third Wednesdays at VFW Lake Washington Post 4330 in Redmond. More info: www.ussvi.org/base/Seattle.asp.

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 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.

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

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

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

Lake Stevens: Memorial Legion Post 181 meets 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Lake Stevens Community Center, 1812 124th Ave. NE. More info: Tony at 360-631-3242, or Vern at 425-343-9637; info@post181.org; www.facebook.com/lakestevens.legion.

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

Marysville: Legion Post 178 meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Post Hall, 119 Cedar Ave. Social hour at 6 p.m. Service officer hours by appointment only (360-659-5808). More info: 360-653-0155, legionpost178wa@gmail.com, americanlegion178wa.cfsites.org.

Monroe: Arthur Kincaid Legion Post 58 meets 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Brookdale Senior Living, 15465 179th Ave. More info: Russell Dean at 425-359-7071.

Mountlake Terrace: S. Al Wilcox Legion Post 234 meets 7 p.m. second Mondays, with 6 p.m. social hour, Legion Hall, 22909 56th Ave. W. More info: americanlegionpost234.org, americanlegionpost234@gmail.com, 425-776-5490.

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

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

New members: The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and auxiliaries of Snohomish County seek new members. VFW needs your last separation certification or other proof of eligibility. Auxiliary members are relatives, both female and male, of eligible veterans. For more information, call 425-337-1559.

Arlington: Boyer-Daniel VFW Post 1561 and Auxiliary meets 7 p.m. first Thursdays at Arlington Free Methodist Church, 730 E Highland Drive. More info: 425-750-0680, 425-760-0102 or vfw1561.org.

Edmonds: VFW Post 8870 meets 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, with a light supper at 5:15 p.m., Edmonds American Legion Hall, 117 Sixth Ave. S. More info: 425-245-8545, dennisvfw8870@gmail.com, www.vfw8870.org. Auxiliary: Noon second Fridays at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.

Everett: Old Guard VFW Post 2100 meets 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, 2711 Oakes Ave. More info: Don Wischmann, 425-760-9031, www.vfwpost2100.org. Auxiliary: 6:30 p.m. second Mondays. More info: 425-337-1559.

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

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

Monroe: VFW Post 7511 meets 6 p.m. second Thursdays in the conference room at 14286 169th Drive SE. More info: AJ Cruce, groupw50@yahoo.com.

Oak Harbor: Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392 and Auxiliary meet 7 p.m. first Mondays, VFW Riders at 6:30 p.m. second Fridays, 3037 N Goldie Road. More info: 360-675-4048, vfwpost7392.org.

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

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

To submit news for this column, contact reporter Melissa Slager: mslager@heraldnet.com.

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