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Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Isha E. Oliver graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Oliver is the daughter of Stephen and Dorien Oliver, of Monroe. She is a 2012 graduate of Sky Valley Education Center, Monroe.

This year marks the U.S. Navy Reserve centennial anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed March 14 to be “Navy Reservist Day” in Washington.

Capt. Scott C. McMahon, commander of Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command, and Cmdr. Derek Dwyer, commander of Navy Operational Support Center in Everett, will host a Centennial Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Naval Station Everett Grand Vista Ballroom. More than 160 Navy Reserve sailors with their families plan to attend.

Rear Adm. Eric C. Young will be the keynote speaker.Troy McClelland, Port of Everett Dist. 1 commissioner, will also make remarks as a reserve officer.

Veterans news

Homeless, unemployed veterans can get help through Workforce Snohomish. Help includes employment assistance, support services, help with VA benefits and housing. Call Gordon Meade at 425-921-3478 or write to

The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and auxiliaries of Snohomish County are looking for new members. Needed is your last separation certification or other proof of eligibility. Auxiliary members are wives, widows, mothers, etc. For more information about joining a local post, call 425-337-1559.

Veterans calendar

Disabled American Veterans, Martin T. Sofie Sunshine Chapter 13: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Lynnwood Elks, 6620 196th St. SW. Call 425-218-0034 or email

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 170: Branch meetings are held at 5 p.m. second Wednesdays, 6802 Beverly Blvd., Everett. Call 425-353-2600.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 12: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. Call Keith Reyes, 844-4MOPH12.

Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Port of Everett Conference Center, 404 14th St. Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715 or

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.

Veterans: 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.

American Legion

Legion Post 127: Bothell American Legion meets 7 p.m. second Wednesdays at 21920 Highway 9 SE. The post has a service officer to help with veterans issues. Call Burt Marsh, commander, 206-999-3254.

Legion Post 76: Arlington 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., Arlington. Call 360-435-2492. Breakfast is served from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month for $6 a plate. The 96th birthday of the American Legion will be celebrated March 14. A ceremony at 4 p.m. is followed by dinner at 5 p.m. Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll and birthday cake for $7.

Legion Post 58: Arthur Kincaid Post meets 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Odd Fellows Building, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Call Bob, 360-863-3544 or go to

Legion Post 66: 6 p.m. third Mondays, 117 Sixth Ave. S., Edmonds. Call Les, 206-546-6831.

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. 425-585-0279.

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. Service office, 360-629-8021, open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to help veterans.

Legion Post 96: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Legion Hall, 1201 First St., Snohomish. Call 360-568-5340.

Legion Post 6: 6 p.m. second Thursdays, the Fleet Reserve Association Club, 6802 Beverly Blvd., Everett. Call Marvin at 425-923-8172.

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; or go to

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Everett Old Guard VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, 2711 Oaks Ave., Everett. Call Don Wischmann, 425-760-9031. Ladies Auxiliary 2100 meets 6:30 p.m. second Mondays. Call 425-337-1559. Go to

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

Oak Harbor Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392: 360-675-4048 or go to

Sultan VFW Post 2554 and Ladies Auxiliary: 7 p.m., second Thursdays, United Methodist Church, 211 Birch Ave., Sultan. Call 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

Monroe VFW Post 7511: 7 p.m., second Thursdays, IOOF Hall, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Call Ken, 425-315-3509.

Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Ladies Auxiliary: Lunch at 11:30 a.m., meeting at 12:30 p.m. second Fridays, Edmonds American Legion Hall, 117 Sixth Ave. S., Edmonds. Fred at 206-940-7502, email or go to

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

Lynnwood VFW Post 1040: 7 p.m., first Thursdays, Alderwood Youth Club, 19619 24th Ave. W., Lynn­wood. Call Frank, 425-697-4102. Lynnwood VFW Post 1040 Ladies Auxiliary meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at the same location. Contact Myra Rintamaki, 206-235-0348 for more information.

To submit news for this column, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-338-3427;

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