Feb 01

Branch Valentine’s Day Luncheon is on Feb 11th

Luncheon


The Annual Valentine’s day Luncheon will be on February 11th starting at noon on February 11th at the branch home. RSVP to the Branch Secretary, PRPNW Lazzaretti at pr@frabranch18.org

Jan 31

2016 Essay Contest Results

Americanism Essay Contest

The Seattle FRA Branch #18 winners of the 2016 FRA Americanism-Patriotism essay contest with the theme of “What Memorial Day Mean to Me” are:

7th Grade:

1st Place:         Maggie Friday             College Place Middle School, Lynnwood, WA
2nd Place:       Bjorn Whitelaw          College Place Middle School, Lynnwood, WA
3rd Place:        Ben Luecken               College Place Middle School, Lynnwood, WA

9th Grade:
1st Place:         Brandon Ducusin        Kennedy Catholic High School, Burien, WA

11th Grade:
1st Place:         Christine Hwang         Newport High School, Bellevue, WA
2nd Place:       Sydney Burns              Holy Names Academy, Seattle, WA

12th Grade:
1st Place:         Helena Ducusin          Kennedy Catholic High School, Burien, WA
2nd Place:       Emily Smatlak             Lynnwood High School, Lynnwood, WA
3rd Place:        Rachel Schmidt           Southridge High School, Beaverton, OR

The first place winners are being forwarded to the Regional A/P Chair for judging.

Feb 26

FRA Newsbytes – February 26, 2016

FRA Newsbytes  02/26/16

FRA Newsbytes 02/26/16

In this issue:
Subcommittees Hold Hearings on Military Health Care Reform
Quicker Veterans Benefits Introduced
More Retirement Changes Proposed by Pentagon
Vietnam Wall “In Memory” Program
Passing of Former MCPON
State of the Coast Guard
Happy 75th Birthday for U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

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Feb 19

FRA Newbytes – February 19, 2016

FRA Newsbytes 02/26/16

FRA Newsbytes 02/19/16

In this issue:
Legislation to Streamline VA Claims Appeals Introduced
Extend Assistance for Military Widows
Veterans Bills Pass the House
IG Finds that some Suicide Hotline Calls Handled Improperly by VA
71st Anniversary of Marine Landings on Iwo Jima
WM 73rd Birthday

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Feb 12

FRA Newbytes – February 12, 2016

FRA Newsbytes  02/12/16

FRA Newsbytes 02/12/16

In this issue:
Administration’s FY 2017 Defense Budget Includes TRICARE Fee Increases
Agent Orange
VA Budget Roll Out
TRICARE Dental Contract Awarded to United Concordia
FRA NHQ Closed for Presidents’ Day

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