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New Orleans Residents Commemorate Memorial Day

Guide to Memorial Day Observances in Puget Sound

Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, is a time for us to honor and remember those servicemen and women who have died to give us our freedoms in America, and for those veterans who have served. You are welcome to participate in these local events and give your respects to our fallen heroes.

05/14/2012

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Guide to Armed Forces Day Events in Puget Sound

In 1949, Armed Forces Day began in the US. President Harry Truman declared it a day to praise the work of the military services at home and overseas. On Saturday, May 19, you and your family have a chance to attend one of these events in Puget Sound and salute our military men and women.

05/05/2012

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Army: PTSD Treatable; Some Diagnosed Return to War

It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.

03/23/2012

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Details Emerge About US Suspect in Afghan Massacre

Five days after the massacre, a portrait of the 38-year-old staff sergeant is beginning to emerge, though it remains very sketchy. Much of what is known about the suspect was disclosed by his lawyer, John Henry Browne, a veteran defense attorney from Seattle who came forward Thursday.

03/16/2012

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Days After Afghanistan Massacre, Suspect Still Unnamed

Days after the slayings of more than a dozen Afghan civilians by a suspected US serviceman, the military has kept under wraps one of the most salient details — his name. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, the soldier was flown out of Afghanistan on Wednesday, and may be tried at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

03/15/2012

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Snohomish County American Red Cross Helps Military Families After Deployment

The Snohomish County Chapter of American Red Cross has developed a series of free workshops to assist American military families in managing the family’s readjustment to the service member’s return. Service members and their families are invited to attend.

02/22/2012

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Saturday December 10 – KZOK Trees For The Troops Event

Are you active duty military? Join 102.5 and KZOK this Saturday at Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and take home a beautiful Christmas tree for your family! Free!

12/09/2011

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Veterans Day Deals for Military Families

In honor of our veterans and active service men and women, many Seattle area businesses are offering special prices and services for Veteran’s Day. Here are some of our favorites for vets, servicemen and women and their families.

11/03/2011

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Massage Envy Wants to Thank Veterans With Free Massage Sessions

What a great way to say thank you! Massage Envy locations in Western Washington are offering active military, veterans, and their spouses free massages for Veteran’s Day!

10/28/2011

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Free Hiring Event for Veterans at Safeco Field

Veterans! Military Spouses! Head to Safeco Field on Thursday, November 3 for an Opportunity Expo called “Hiring Our Heroes”.

10/21/2011

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