Nov 22

Veterans Day Roundup from around the Region

Around the Region

Around the Region

Here is an overview of some of the Veterans day activities from around the region this year including, multiple Veterans Day Parades, many dedications and a lot of ceremonies.

Mt Rainier Branch #104 participated in the annual Auburn Veterans Day Parade, and PRPNW Pete Lazzaretti (Seattle Branch #18) was there in the parade with the Cub Scouts.

Everett Branch #170 participated in the Arlington, WA Veterans Day Parade.

Gem State Branch #382, Boise participated in the Boise Parade.

Branch and Units from Honolulu, Baguio, and San Miguel did two bell and dedication ceremonies in Military Cemeteries.

NP John Ippert and his daughter Shipmate Mary Lees went to the White House and Arlington National Cemetery.




Nov 21

FRA NewsBytes November 21, 2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/21/2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/21/2014

In this issue:
Defense Authorization Update
Congress Recognizes FRA’s 90th Anniversary
HVAC has Oversight Hearing on Veteran’s Choice Card
FRA NHQ Holiday Schedule

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Nov 21

PRPNW Benedict Robbins passes away

PRPNW Benedict Robbins* Evergreen Empire Br#143 Seattle, WA 1970-71

PRPNW Benedict Robbins*
Evergreen Empire Br#143
Seattle, WA

It has just came to our attention that Past Regional President Northwest Benedict Robbins of Seattle Branch #18 joined the staff of the Supreme Commander on August 13th at his residence in North Seattle. He was 87 and we are not aware of any kin.

Shipmate Robbins was the NW Regional President in 1970-71 Association year when he was a member of Evergreen Empire Branch #143 of Seattle.

Seattle Branch #18 will have a two-bell ceremony at the December General membership meeting on December 12th at the Branch Home in Mountlake Terrace. Rest your oars Shipmate, we have the watch.

Nov 20

RPNW Holloway tours Portland Sea Scout Base

JrPRPNW Daniel Holloway Gem State Br#382 2013-14

JrPRPNW Daniel Holloway
Gem State Br#382

Back in May, RPNW Dan Holloway got a chance to tour the Portland Sea Scout Base with members of City of Roses Branch #55, Portland, Oregon.

Branch #55 has been a long term sponsor of the base and Ship Crew #601.

Nov 14

FRA NewsBytes November 14, 2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/14/2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/14/2014

In this issue:
Lame Ducks Work on NDAA
Tune in to FRA On the Radio – the “Welcome Home Show,” Saturday, November 15
FRA Attends Marine Corps Birthday and Marine Corps Ball
Retiree Appreciation Day
FRA Building Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Members of Congress with Military Experience

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Nov 08

Bicol Region Branch #127 Celebrates 65 years of service


PI Branch News

PI Branch News

Oct 18, 2014 – From Unit 127 Secretary Jane Barachina
Branch 127 Bicol Region was chartered October 19, 1949 by 15 shipmates who were all survivors of World War II. We celebrated the 65th foundation anniversary together with the 224th Coast Guard Birthday and 239th Navy & Marines Birthday last October 18, 2014. This time we look for a bigger and cozy place to celebrate it. As a starter, we invited a VA representative, the Assistant Regional Director in the name of Nicholas Pamperin, he assured us his presence for a Forum at 2pm, but unfortunately his flight was cancelled. So no forum happened, the affair opened up with the two-bell ceremony, afterwards, the awarding of certificate for 40 years continuous membership to SM ULPIANO M. FULGUERAS who was accompanied by his wife. Holy Mass fallowed at 5pm and a sumptuous dinner afterwards. Program started at around 8pm and followed by a dance dance night all night to the tune of a 15-man live band.


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