• 02 Dec 2014

    Be the Connect: King County Veterans Employment Conference 2014

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at New Holly Community Center, 7054 32nd Ave South, Seattle, 98118

    Check in at 8:30 AM

    This conference is for all who provide employment services to Veterans within King County. The objectives are to promote collaboration and coordination and to highlight promising best practices.

    You will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with others who provide direct services to Veterans, to improve the coordination of services, to identify needs and barriers that prevent Veterans from finding successful employment, and to share resources and promising best practices.

    To register, click here.

  • 05 Dec 2014

    SSMCP Elected Officials Council (EOC) Meeting

    7:30 AM at Eagle's Pride Golf Course, Mounts Rd SW, DuPont, 98327

    The South Sound Military & Communities Partnership (SSMCP) invites all elected officials from Pierce and Thurston Counties to our second Elected Officials Council (EOC) event for 2014.  It will take place at the Eagle's Pride Golf Course Clubhouse (I-5 Exit 116, JBLM, WA 98433 - no base pass required) at 7:30 am on Friday, December 5.  There is no cost to attend, and breakfast will be provided.

    Attendees will receive jurisdiction-specific statistical results from the 2013-14 JBLM Needs & Preferences Survey conducted by SSMCP.

    Other items of discussion will include the SSMCP's 2015-16 Work Plan, the status of the Washington Military Alliance and Washington State Military Transition Council, and more.  

    RSVP today to tspeir@cityoflakewood.us

  • 07 Dec 2014

    Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert in Auburn

    2:00 PM at Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St, Auburn

    Auburn's annual holiday favorite mixes it up this year with a temporary new location and new sound.  The performance showcases musicians from the 56th Army Band, affectionately referred to as "America's Corps Band." The band, which is assigned to I Corps and stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, provides musical support for the Corps, as well as the surrounding communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

  • 09 Dec 2014

    JBLM Newcomers Orientation

    8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM - Lewis North

    New to JBLM? Find out what's happening on base! For information on this montlhly event, call 253-967-3628 or 253-982-2695

    The orientation is followed by a bus tour from 12:00pm - 3:30pm.

  • 13 Dec 2014

    25th Annual Winterfest

    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at PLU's East Campus (Old Parkland Elementary)

    Winterfest provides Christmas gifts for children in Franklin Pierce and Bethel School Districts who would otherwise not have access.  Winterfest also builds community in Parkland-Spanaway by connectnig leaders organizations, residents and families across barriers that typically divide.

    Volunteers are needed--register online by clicking here.

    Tax deductible cash/check donations can be submitted online here, or mailed to:

    PLUS Center for Community Engagement and Service
    12180 Park Ave, Tacoma, WA 98447

    These items are also being requested for donation:

    • New toys for boys and girls ages three years to teen
    • Coats for all ages
    • New or gently used children's books
    • Personal hygiene items for all ages
    • Socks for all ages
  • 19 Dec 2014

    SSMCP Steering Committee Meeting

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at CHANGE - Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St SW, Lakewood 98499

  • 24 Jan 2015

    Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Conference

    8:30 AM at JBLM - specific location TBD

    Save the date!

    JBLM's Armed Forces Community Service (AFCS) office and Camp Murray's Joint Service Support (JSS) representatives will review current assistance programs for servicemembers and their families available from the Department of Defense, to ensure VSOs have the most up to date information when contacted by a veteran or his/her family requesting assistance.

    More information will be posted here soon.