Monday, February 4, 2013

Military Forum Features JBLM & Rally Pt. 6


Date & Time: WEDNESDAY, February 13, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Place: Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel, Seahawk Ballroom
          2611 East E Street, Tacoma 98421
Price:  $13.00 pre-paid by Feb. 8, noon
          $15.00 pre-paid after Feb. 11
          $20.00 walk-ins/at the door
Information: Janice Hutchins, (253) 627.2175 X100
RSVP:  DUE 12 noon, Feb. 8 (Friday)

Col. Charles Hodges, Joint Base Commander
& Col. Valerie Hasberry, Deputy Joint Base Commander

Speaker: RALLY POINT 6: Veteran & Military Family Outreach Center

Colonel Anthony Henderson, Special Assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of Warrior and Family Support will join Tacomans  Anne Sprute, The Unfinished Mission & Linda Nguyen, Workforce Central and Ben Maciel, a veteran and graduate from the composite technician program.

Communities across the U.S. are grappling with veterans’ reintegration issues as local communities become the new “home base” for veterans and their families. Pierce County is no different.  JBLM is expected a normal transition of 6,000 service members out of the military each year for the next four years.  The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has projected that nationwide an estimated 13,000 veterans per year who are leaving the service have a desire to locate in Washington through 2016.  The proposed solution is a community-based coordinating entity with access to workforce and social services through community partnerships and outreach.

NEXT MEETING: MG Richard Thomas, CG, Western Region Medical Command, March 13, 7:30 a.m., La Quinta Inn & Suites

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