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·       Tacoma Dome Veterans Resource Fair Photos, May 13

·       14th Annual Fred Ross Memorial Ride to the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard

·       Thurston County becomes a Purple Heart County

·       Spokane Veterans Home residents participate in Lilac Festival Torchlight Parade (KHQ Video)

·       Volunteers at the Washington Soldiers Home get the Cemetery ready for Memorial Day

·       Soldiers Home Fishing Derby

You are invited to the 2nd Annual YesVets Recognition Ceremony

Please join your Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Employment Security Department, 14th District Representative Gina McCabe and other special guests as we honor businesses who have said YES to hiring Veterans!

June 14th, 11am, State Capitol Building – Columbia Room


The latest Edition of the Veteran Voices can be found online at:


Korean Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony, July 22 at 11am.

This year’s ceremony will include the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medal by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle to LTC Barbara Nichols, US Army, Retired.  LTC Nichols is a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

11am at the Korean War Memorial on the Capitol Campus: (Directions: )

Serving Those Who Served Conference – July 26-27, Wenatchee

Register today!

Photos from Memorial Day (have a photo to share?  Send it to

·       Vaughn Bay Cemetery Isle of Honor

·       Olympia Thunder Run – Memorial Day Ride to the Capitol – Washington State Vietnam Veterans Memorial

·       Thurston County Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony at the Capitol

·       DuPont Memorial Day Ceremony

·       Washington State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony – Medical Lake

·       Washington Veterans Home, Port Orchard

·       City of Longview dedicates veteran monuments

Apply Now to Become a Vet Corps Member for 2017-2018


Veteran Business Owners

·       Find out more about becoming a Washington State Certified Veteran Owned Business!

·       There are several WA State Certifications for businesses, learn more about them and how they can help your business!

·       Are you hiring?   Let YesVets and WorkSource connect you with Veterans looking for work!

·       Work Opportunity Tax Credit

·       B&O or PUT Tax Credits for hiring Unemployed VeteransNew under Employer Incentive Programs!


WDVA is Hiring! See the latest Open WDVA Positions here


Here’s a list of Upcoming Job Fairs

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