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Military Appreciation Day MARCH 10, 2018, 11 AM TO 3 PM | KITSAP SUN PAVILION AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

A SUPPLEMENT OF THE CENTRAL KITSAP REPORTER


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Silverdale Chamber of Commerce For over 40 years the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce has provided outstanding assistance, community development, membership services and enjoyable networking opportunities in partnership with area businesses, professionals, community groups, and the military.

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Kitsap Business Forum is a collaborative program aimed at connecting business leaders from throughout Kitsap County to enhance market knowledge, strengthen leadership, and expand business development opportunities across Kitsap. The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is a 30 year-old public/private nonprofit 501(c)(6) corporation. Our goal is to attract and retain jobs and investments in this community that generate wealth, enhances the quality of life and embraces future generations. Kitsap SCORE provides free and confidential business advice to entrepreneurs working to launch a new business or grow their existing businesses.

he following is a list of committees/boards with which the chamber is involved.

Silverdale Chamber of Commerce in actively involved in community affairs and is a resource for networking and education with representation on countywide boards and government study groups The Military Affairs committee assists military personnel adjust to and enjoy life in Silverdale, by holding functions introducing them to local businesses and organizations and by working with military organizations to provide additional assistance

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and foster fellowship with Chamber members. Additionally, the committee coordinates recognition of the SWFPAC “Sailor of the Quarter” and the Marine Security Force, Bangor “Marine of the Quarter”.

Government Affairs Committee creates a liaison between business, local government and our community. Being a voice in our community in deciding how to meet its needs and opportunities.” Education Committee Provides a valuable vehicle for membership involvement in Central Kitsap schools, this committee serves as a liaison between business, education, and youth career choices.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ALL STAR LANES & CASINO is a multi-attraction family entertainment center located in Silverdale, Washington. The center includes an expansive arcade, 40 bowling lanes, a casino with poker room and other Vegas-style table games, a full service diner, Ozzie’s Place bar & bistro, and a drive-thru espresso stand. Founded in 1985 by Tom and Pat Myers, All Star remains family owned and operated. Now led by Tom Myers, Jr. and his wife Laurie, All Star is a major employer in Kitsap County with over 180 employees. All Star thrives on bringing people together for fun, relaxation and recreation.

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Welcome to Kitsap Military Appreciation Day 2018 Edward Jones - Jason Wright, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, West Hill Auto Plex, Liberty Bay Auto Center, The Point Casino, United Way of Kitsap County, US Family Health Plan, USA A, Vincennes University, Sleep Number, Kitsap Kids Dentistry, Dentistry for Children, Acupuncture & Wellness Center, PS, Commercial Driver School, Liberty Bay Bank.

or more than 14 years Kitsap County has honored the military presence in our communities by honoring them at our Military Appreciation Day.

Kitsap County serves as the home of several military installations under the Navy Region Northwest designation. According to the Navy Region NW Public Affairs Office, there are 16,200 active duty, 17.600 civilian, 6,000 reserve and 25,000 retirees in the Kitsap area. This is in addition to the more than 50,000 military family members that live and work in the area, including those from the USS Nimitz and USS John C. Stennis. Their children attend local schools. The service men and women live and work and take part in leisure activities here. The contribution that they make to our local economy is substantial. Military Appreciation Day 2018 is both fun and educational for all who attend. Local businesses and those that serve the military have generously provided free items for our local service men and women. Door prizes are donated by every vendor which makes the day exciting and adventurous as we don’t know who walks away with a fantastic gift. Military Appreciation Day 2018 is Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kitsap Pavilion at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The event is “Free”, and open to the public. The general public is not eligible to win any door prizes. More than 100 commercial booths are reserved in the Kitsap Sun Pavilion and will provide a huge ‘Thank You’ to our military members. Winners will be announced throughout the day and prizes are given to local active duty, reservists and retirees who must show their military identification in order to claim their winnings. There also will be free food and non-alcoholic beverages from vendors such as the USO Mobile

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Canteen, McClouds Grill House, Arena Sports Bar & Grille, Smokey Robinson BBQ, Jimmy Johns, Mod Pizza, and others. Activities and events will appeal to the entire family. The doors of the Kitsap Pavilion will open at 11 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded beginning at 12:15 p.m Military Appreciation Day always features fun kid-specific activities. This year there will be a bounce house, obstacle course, and visits from McGruff the Crime Dog and Central Kitsap Fire Department’s mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog. A work shop from Home Depot of Silverdale will be set up for the children to build and create a take home item. Face painting will be available for the children by our local “Princesses”, from different communities. Escorted by Michele Wasson, of Nielsen’s Appliances. This annual event is organized by the Military Affairs Committee of the Silverdale Chamber of

Commerce and made possible through donations of time and prizes from local merchants and Kitsap community members including the following sponsors: Kitsap Credit Union, Directors Mortgage, Cross Country Mtg-The Shane McGraw Team, Mortgage Solutions Financial, Sound Publishing Inc, First Command Financial Planning,

A huge thank you to the Military Appreciation Day Committee for all the hard work and many hours of meeting through out the past year to make this event possible: Jason Selby - Marine Corps League Detachment 531, Rita Nicholson StandUp For Kids Kitsap County, Tricia Reece, Monica Phillips Directors Mortgage, Jason Wright, Joseph Kochera, - Edward Jones Investments, Shelly King - Arena Sports Bar & Grille, Dick French First Command Financial Planning, Barry Doll - Barry Doll Agency (American Family Ins.), Trev Lawrence, Chief Administration Officer-Active Duty, Tom Taylor Acupuncture & Wellness Center, PS, Mescha Manietta - Catie’s Creations, Denise Steele - Independent Scentsy Consultant, Marcy Richards - ARF Financial, Tera Clendennen - Avon Independent Sales Representative, Rene Mims - Quality Inn

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Apprecıatıon Day is published by Sound Publishing. For information about upcoming special publications, call 360-779-4464 Publisher: Terry Ward General Manager: Donna Etchey Cover by Bryon Kempf Thank you to the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce for help with content. Copyright 2018 Sound Publishing.


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TIMELINE Deep, protected waters made the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas ideal sites for defense installations. The peninsulas have long played a vital role in the nation’s defense. 1846: President Polk appoints a joint commission of Army and Navy officers to identify sites from San Diego to Puget Sound appropriate for defense fortifications. 1866: The U.S. acquires a section of land for military purposes on Marrowstone Island. This is the future site of Fort Flagler. 1877: Lt. Ambrose Wyckoff identifies Sinclair Inlet as an ideal location for a naval station. 1889: U.S. War Department acquires land at Manchester, the future site of the Manchester Navy Fuel Depot. 1891: Naval Station Puget Sound established at Bremerton.

1897: U.S. Army establishes Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island and Fort Worden in Port Townsend. These forts, with Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, comprise the Triangle of Fire designed to protect the region and its military installations from invasion attempts by sea. 1901: Naval Station Puget Sound renamed Navy Yard Puget Sound. 1903: U.S. Army establishes gun batteries at Bean Point and Middle Point on Bainbridge Island to further protect Navy Yard Puget Sound. 1914: Torpedo testing station established at Keyport.

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USS Nevada being repaired after Pearl Harbor, June 26, 1942.

1938: Manchester Navy Fuel Depot established. 1941-45: Navy Yard Puget Sound overhauls and refits 26 battleships, 18 aircraft carriers, 13 cruisers, and 79 destroyers during World War II. 1945: Navy Yard Puget Sound is designated Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. 1942: Naval Support Base Bangor established.

1956-58: U.S. Army establishes Nike missile launch sites in Poulsbo and on Bainbridge Island. The Poulsbo site was decommissioned in 1950 and is now the site of the North Kitsap School District offices. The Bainbridge Island site was decommissioned in 1974 and is now Eagledale Park. 1973: First squadron of submarines carrying Trident ballistic missiles homeported at Bangor. 1977: Naval Support Base Bangor becomes Naval Submarine Base Bangor.

TO ALL THE WOMEN AND MEN SERVING IN OUR ARMED FORCES, WE THANK YOU. NBK Bangor Silverdale, WA 98315

Lockheed Martin is proud to support the men and women of this nation’s Armed Forces.

2004: Naval Base Kitsap is created with the merger of Naval Station Bremerton, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, and Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station Keyport. 2016: Naval Base Kitsap employs 15,200 military personnel, 17,600 civilian personnel and 1,000 reservists, making the largest employer in Kitsap County.

Thank you for your service! please stay safe!

United Way of Kitsap County

The Board of Director’s and Staff of United Way of Kitsap County are proud to salute our Active Duty Military, Armed Forces Veterans and their Families. You are the hand-raisers. The game-changers. Your service and sacrifice not only keep our Nation free and safe, but exemplify that to live better, we must Live United. www.unitedwaykitsap.org 360-377-8505

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue appreciates you

• Have working smoke • Have your chimney alarms. cleaned & inspected • Practice your escape every year. plan. • Keep portable • Keep anything that can generators outside & burn at least 3 feet from away from windows. any heat source. • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms.


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Stand Downs change veterans’ lives By RICHARD WALKER

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he young woman was a veteran. She was homeless and unemployed. And she was about to become a single mother. “That’s a trifecta there,” said John Braasch, a retired Navy master chief and member of Voices for Veterans. “She came to our Stand Down feeling like she was on the lowest rung of the ladder. By the time she left, she had seen our doctor, who made arrangements for her to get prescription medications she needed for free. We got her enrolled with VA pediatrics. She got a place to stay and some leads on work. When she walked away, she thought, ‘This has been a pretty good day.’” It was not only a good day. It was a day that changed her life. “The next year, she came to the Stand Down with her toddler in a stroller. She was working. Her baby was healthy, she was healthy, she still had a good place to live. Who knew what could have happened to her and that baby? And was asking, ‘How can I help? How can I give back?’” If you’re a veteran, or a spouse of a deceased

veteran, the folks at the Stand Downs that take place in the region have your back. You might have some immediate needs, or need help connecting with benefits. You might need a hand up. The Stand Down is for you. And all services are free. The next Stand Down in Kitsap is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., in Bremerton. (Contact: Tony Sparber, 253-348-1475, Anthony. Sparber@va.gov: or Andrew Sargent, 360 -337-4811, asargent@co.kitsap.wa.us.) The Kitsap Stand Down is hosted by the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program and Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance, and includes free services for all veterans and their families: clothing, groceries, hygiene items, dental and medical care, vision screening, veterans benefits assistance, and assistance connecting with housing, employment, education, counseling and more. Sleeping bags will be given to those who need them. Dean Herring of the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance said at least 145 veterans and their family members are expected. In 2016, “we gave out about 200 bags of non-

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perishable groceries to veterans,” he said. “Most veterans were able to have two, but those with larger families and more children were given up to four bags.” Stand Down is military term that means “at ease.” Participants need to bring a DD 214, military retiree ID card, or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD 214 and proof of relationship. Active-duty personnel nearing end of service or retirement are also encouraged to attend to get information and resources to assist in their transition to civilian life. “The whole reason we do this is to help our veterans,” Herring said. “We provide free services for veterans who need the help to thank them for their service.” Braash, who helps organize Stand Downs in Forks, Port Angeles and Port Townsend, said the Stand Down is like a family reunion. “Everybody that shows up is treated like a cousin we haven’t seen in a long time,” he said. “Our service providers treat ’em that way. We make the event a happy thing.” He added, “This is a good thing we’re trying to reach out to a population that is reluctant to come in in the first place.”

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To those who serve,

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Opportunities to connect to services, get involved If you need help connecting with benefits, or want to enjoy the fellowship of other active duty personnel or veterans, there are numerous organizations nearby for you. Thank you for your service to our Country.

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VETERANS ASSISTANCE American Legion Veterans Assistance Office: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays (except holidays), 19068 Jensen Way, Suite 3A, Poulsbo. Contact: 360-7795456. Assistance filing claims for physical, mental, or emotional injuries sustained during military service.

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DAV Adjutant Service Office: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday or by appointment. North Mason Resources, 140 NE Highway 300, Belfair. Contact: 360-552-2303. DAV Chapter 5 VA Claim Assistance: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, 2315 Burwell St., Bremerton. Contact: 360-373-2397. Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program: Department of Human Services, 614 Division St., MS-23, Port Orchard. Contact: 360-337-4811. Info: www.kitsapgov.com/hs/veterans/ VA.html. Mason County Veterans Service Office: Veterans Memorial Hall, 210 W. Franklin St., Shelton. Contact: Pete Laserinko, 360-426-4546. Free assistance for all veterans, including pre-, current and post-incarcerated vets with any VA claims, within the state. Also provides financial assistance through the Soldiers and Sailors Fund.

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Veterans Housing Options Group: 1 p.m. Mondays, 1201 Park Ave., Bremerton. Info: 360-473-2035. WorkSource Kitsap County: 1300 Sylvan Way, second floor, Bremerton. Contact: Michael Robinson, 360-3374727, mrobinson@esd.wa.gov or jmckenna@esd.wa.gov. VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Post 30 Port Orchard: 7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of month, 615 Kendall St., Port Orchard. Contact: 360-813-5399. Social Night third Friday of every month; games, movies and snacks provided. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Suquamish Tribe Veterans Resource Office: Contact: LaVada Anderson, 360-394-8515, landerson@suquamish. nsn.us.

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Homeless Vets and Service Center: 1141 Beach Drive, Port Orchard. Contact: 360-895-4394.

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Bremerton: 7 p.m. fourth Thursday of month, 1240 Sheridan Road, Bremerton. Contact: 360-377-9115 or 360-440-0121.

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American Legion Post 31 Shelton: 6 p.m. first Tuesday of month, Veterans Memorial Hall, 210 W. Franklin St., Shelton. Contact: Ken Gonella, 360426 -4546, kgonellalegionpost31vso@ hotmail.com. American Legion Post 109 Silverdale: 7 p.m. third Monday of month, All Star Lanes & Casino, 10710 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Contact: alpost109cmdr@ gmail.com, or visit on Facebook. American Legion Post 149 Bremerton: 4922 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. Contact: 360-373-8983, www.legion149wa.org. American Legion Post 172 Bainbridge Island: 7:30 p.m., first and third Fridays of the month, 7880 NE Bucklin Hill Road, Bainbridge Island. Contact: 206 -842-5000, www.bainbridgeislandpost172.org. American Legion Post 200 Belfair: 6 p.m. first Thursday of month. Contact: Tom Welch, xtw@aol.com. American Legion Post 268 East

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 and Auxiliary: noon meeting, potluck 1 p.m., first Saturday of month, 2315 Burwell St., Bremerton. Contact: 360373-2397. Marine Corps League Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday. Contact: mcldet531@gmail.com, 951-805-9938. Open to all Marines and hospital corpsmen, past and present. VFW Post 239 Bremerton: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of month, 190 Dora Ave., Bremerton. Contact: 360-377-6739. VFW Post 2669 Port Orchard: 3100 Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard. 360-876 2669. Post and Auxiliary meet jointly at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. VFW Post No. 1694 Shelton: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays of month, Memorial Hall, Second and Franklin streets, Shelton. Contact: 360-426 4546. Beverages and snacks served at 6 p.m. by the Ladies Auxiliary.

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Thank you Military Members for Your Service! We at Red Apple are proud to offer the highest quality products to all of our customers. Sincerely, Glyn Correll & Jeff Uberuaga Owners of Red Apple

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We’re Proud to Support the Military Every Day of the Year! The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is proud to support the military not only on Military Appreciation Day but every day of the year! The U.S. Armed Forces have had a presence in Kitsap County since 1891. There are nearly 13,000 active-duty military and 36,000 retirees in the county today. The military are the pride and strength of our nation, our county and our communities. Military personnel have worked and lived alongside the loggers, fisherman, farmers, shipyard and sawmill workers, manufacturers and small business owners who have built our county into one of the greatest in the state. The Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board, comprised of veteran volunteers, keeps the Board of County Commissioners informed on the needs of veterans, helps distribute temporary emergency assistance and supports efforts to address challenges such as housing, job retraining and health services. We owe a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices you and your families have made to preserve and protect our freedoms. Thank you for your selflessness, courage and dedication to defending this nation.

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