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Veterans Resource Fair at the Tacoma Dome 5/30/15 9-3pm


On Saturday, May 30th, we intend to provide our Veterans community of the Puget Sound area (Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Thurston County’s) with a FREE Veterans Resource Fair that will have providers for the following sections:

· Community Services
· VA Benefits
· Legal Services
· Homeless Services/ At Risk
· Educational Benefits
· Medical Screenings and Dental Resources
· Jobs/Apprenticeship/Training and vocational opportunities
· Female Veterans Resources

· Active Duty Transition Assistance
· Financial Education/ Assistance
· Housing and home ownership
· Justice System Related Reintegration Services
· Disability Claims/ Benefits

· Widows/ Widowers Benefits

This event is a Labor of Love. It is an idea thought up by a few Veterans (Tito and Scot) that when realized, will mean a lot to our fellow Veterans and their families.  In October 2013, two of us started organizing for this event, an event that we plan to have annually.  We looked for the right location.  And we found it at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Next we started looking for partners to aid our mission.  Who’s friendly?    Who’s not?  Who’s willing to work (all on a Volunteer budget) for something that sounds crazy to some, and makes perfect sense to others.  Continuing this large annual Veterans event  (our second year) that can showcase some of the surrounding resources, services, and fellow friends to our community. This year we are partnering with the National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide to be the lead 501c3 non-profit financial body and Military Veterans Solutions.

This is a community event that is being put on by Veterans for Veterans and their families.  The Veterans Resource Fair at the Tacoma Dome is a community partnership between various veteran owned agencies, individuals, nonprofits, federal, state, and local county agencies whose aim is to provide an annual and reliable place and event where Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston County Veterans and their families can obtain direct connections / information to many different types of  veteran specific programs and resources.  The National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide is the acting financial body and non-profit organization in this partnership to provide a community based event that will aid Native American, Hispanic, White, African-American, Asian, unemployed, retired and Veterans from all other backgrounds and their families with many different resources and services that the Puget Sound community has to offer.  No one is receiving any salaries, fees, or anything of that nature from this event.  It is being done with the time and sweat of Volunteers, a few unemployed and retired Vets, and others who care.

Sincerely yours,

Event Directors, Tito Alfredo Medina (Enlisted Navy, Submarines!) and Scot Pondelick (Enlisted Army, EOD!)

West Seattle Hi-Yu Breakfast and Talent show | West Seattle Herald / White Center News

Sat. May 16th West Seattle Hi-Yu Breakfast and Talent presentation at the
VFW Hall 3601 SW Alaska St. from 8:00 am to 11:30 am with the
Candidates talent performance at 10:30

*** A judged event. Invite your family and friends to come
Breakfast: Adults $6.00 Kids 3-12 $3.00

Volunteers needed Friday May 15 at 6 pm to set up & decorate the VFW Hall

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 8:00am – 11:30am

West Seattle Hi-Yu Breakfast and Talent show | West Seattle Herald / White Center News.

FAMILY PASS: Military Get in FREE May 9!

May 9th at Evergreen Speedway we celebrate VAPP Military Appreciation Night. Military members can show their Military ID at the ticket gate to receive a free/complimentary Family Pass (2 Adults, 4 Kids Under the age of 16!) Tickets compliments of VAPP, Frontier Communications, Interstate Batteries.

Races will feature NASCAR Super Late Models, Interstate Batteries Hornet Nationals, Stinger Figure 8, NASCAR Street Stocks & NASCAR Mini Stocks.

Grandstands open at 4pm. Racing at 6pm. Come early for the FanFest. Get racer autographs and more!

Help share this with members of our Armed Forces to share a night of fun with their families!

You can join them too… May 9th is also Frontier Family Night. Tickets are just $10. Kids 10 & Under are FREE. Get Tickets Here

Heroes in the Ballpark

VFW Department of Washington and Ladies Auxiliary present
Heroes in the Ballpark
At Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, WA. – map it

Special $15 ticket package for VFW Family and Friends includes a pregame tailgate BBQ and Hot Dog Meal voucher during the game!

All profits donated to support the VFW National Military Services program.

For tickets or more information, please contact:
VFW Depoartment of Washington Headquarters (253) 922-2114Her

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 26, 2014

2:00 PM


Forest Lawn Cemetery

Who:    West Seattle American Legion Post 160 & VFW Post 2713


What:   Memorial Day Ceremony


When:  Monday May 26, 2014. 2:00PM


Where: Forest Lawn Cemetery

              6701 30th AVE SW, Seattle, WA 98126


 Sponsored by:

American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle (206) 932-9696

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 (alaunit160@gmail.com)

        VFW Post 2713 (206) 935-4352

Cider Tasting at the Beer Junction 11/7 5pm-8pm

beerjunction175-1Our friends at the Beer Junction are once again partnering with our Post in the annual Veterans’ Day Poppy Drive. This time the tasting line-up is from two different cideries.





virtuelogoVirtue Ciders from Michigan – Brand new to the Washington Market



calvados-dupont-logo2Dupont Ciders from France




They will be doing 2 different ciders from each for a total of 4. As always half of the tasting fees will be donated to the VFW Post 2713 to help local Veterans in need.


Bunko Night at Merrill Gardens – Admiral 9/25 7pm-9pm

Bunko Night at Merrill Garden Admiral Heights

Please join us for a night of Bunko, cocktails and snacks

Wednesday, September 25th 7:00-9:00pm

$10 donation to play

Bunko experts and newbies are all welcomed

**All proceeds benefit the local USO**

Questions or RSVP:

Call Kim Hardwick 206-938-3964 or email:


Merrill Gardens at Admiral Heights/2326 California Ave SW

Seattle, WA/98116/206-938-3964