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Member Service Photos Wanted

NL1015_Service_Photo_WantedNo doubt you have seen the “Who is this Member” corner on the Post web site. Your editor would like to continue this tradition on the website and in the newsletter. We need photos of you during your active service. They can be formal portraits, but candid photos in the field, aboard, ship or with aircraft are, I think more interesting.

Please email your photo, along with a short description of when and where the photo was taken to [email protected], or bring a print to the Post Meeting. Should your editor not be in attendance, (not uncommon this time of year) Commander Blossey will see that it is scanned and made available. Don’t forget your descriptive text. Here is a pic to get things started. See if you can identify this young sailor who is a current member of Post 8870. Identification and details of where and when will be posted on the web and in the November newsletter.

Post Receives Department Recognition

Post Receives Department Recognition

Representing the Department, Past Post and District 1 Commander, Jim Traner made several presentations to Commander Jim Blossey to recognize our Post’s achievements in various VFW programs. The Post newsletter continues to be one of the best in the State of Washington, receiving second place honors. In past years, our newsletter editor, Jim Traner, has been recognized as the best in the state. Post #8870 was recognized for its continual participation in and support of the Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy student essay competition, Scouting program, as well as the teacher recognition program. Our Surgeon, Al Boyett, was recognized for the efficient and timely reporting of our Community Service and Hospital reports, and similar recognition was afforded to Chaplain, Fred Apgar. Finally, our Post was recognized for its continued financial support of the USO at Sea-Tac.