• 22 Apr 2014

    JBLM Newcomers' Bus Tour

    9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Varies - see description

    Personnel newly assigned to JBLM are invited to take a tour to learn their way around the installation.  For more information and to reserve a seat, call 253-967-3628 (Lewis) or 253-982-2695 (McChord Field).  This activity is sponsored by Armed Forces Community Services (AFCS).

    Single servicemembers meet at the Carey Theater parking lot on Lewis Main.

    Married servicemembers and family members meet in the Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center parking lot on Lewis Main.

  • 22 Apr 2014

    Veterans Services & Employment Fair - South King County

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way, 98003

    The King County Veterans' Program is partnering with WorkSource, Employment Security Department, and the Federal Way Community Center to host this event.

    To view the event flyer, which includes contact information for the organizer, click here.

    Please pre-register by clicking here.  This link also includes a detailed list of veterans service provider agencies and employers who will be in attendance.

  • 24 Apr 2014

    Human Services Provider Forum

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM - Lewis North

    Human services providers from south King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties are invited to come hear from program experts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray on what human services are available to military-connected personnel (active duty, National Guard, and Reserve servicemembers, and family members) friom within the Department of Defense.  Program overviews will include topics such as:

    • Basic needs assistance (food, housing)
    • Employment assistance
    • Child care
    • Youth services
    • School-based services
    • Special needs family members
    • Financial counseling
    • Military family resiliency (preparing for and coping with deployments and similar challenges)

    An open discussion/question and answer session will follow the JBLM/Camp Murray presentations.

    This event is FREE but advance registration was required, and is now closed.  If you are interested in being added to an email distribution list to receive information sent to you directly about future activities of this Working Group, please send an email to Mary Huff, SSMCP Program Coordinator, by clicking here.

  • 25 Apr 2014

    Monthly SSMCP Steering Committee Meeting

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Lakewood City Hall

    Steering Committee meetings are normally held on the fourth Friday of each month.  The default meeting location is Lakewood City Hall.  On occasion, the date, time, and/or location may be changed--if so, that information will be posted on this website.

  • 26 Apr 2014

    Starbucks Career & Resource Day

    9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at 1st Floor, Goodwill Reach Center, 714 S. 27th St, Tacoma

    This FREE event is sponsored by Goodwill Veteran Services and will include these activities:

    • Learn about Starbucks job opportunities
    • Talk with current Starbucks employees
    • Participate in a mock interview
    • Learn how to write your resume for a career in the coffee industry
    • Enjoy coffee tastings!

    Pre-register for a free cup o' joe!  Call Bulan Scheel, 253-573-6789 or click here to send an email.

  • 26 Apr 2014

    Mariners Salute to Armed Forces Night

    6:00 PM at Safeco Field, Seattle

    For a special "online only" discount ticket offer, click here.

  • 29 Apr 2014

    JBLM and WA National Guard Career Day Prep Workshops

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

    Career Day Prep workshops, designed to maximize and optimize the opportunities provided on Career Day (April 30), will include:

       *A focus on Resumes and Interviews, including corporate recruiters and public agency HR professionals

       *"How to Work a Job Fair"

       *"Career Search Optimization"

    To register, call (253) 967-3258/5599.

  • 30 Apr 2014

    JBLM and WA National Guard Career Day

    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM - Lewis North

    To register, click here.

  • 07 May 2014

    RAMP Meeting

    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma, 98424

    RAMP (Regional Access Mobility Partnership) is a regional coalition including business, labor, public and private organizations and citizens dedicated to improved mobility in the South Sound and Washington State. Our mission is to ensure a healthy regional economy associated with the development of an effective, efficient transportation system and the resources to sustain it. RAMP is co-chaired by Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe and Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber President & CEO Tom Pierson.

    Learn more about RAMP and view past and upcoming meeting agendas by clicking here.

  • 14 May 2014

    Military Affairs Forum Breakfast

    7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1425 E 27th St, Tacoma, 98421

    An agenda will be posted soon.

    $15.00 Pre-paid admission; $20.00 Walk-in admission.

    To register, please call Janice Hutchins, at 253-683-4882 or click here to send an email.

  • 15 May 2014

    King County Veterans Job and Resource Fair

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Washington National Guard Readiness Center, 24410 Military Road, Kent, 98032

    This FREE event is focused on veterans; National Guard and Reserve members; and family members; and is also open to the public.  Bring your resume, and come prepared to meet employers and network with agencies and other job seekers.

    For more information, call Rich Garmong at 206-205-3218 or click here to send him an email.

  • 16 May 2014

    Accommodating Veterans: PTSD & TBI

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, 98144

    This FREE workshop offered by the Veterans Training Support Center is open to the public.

    Using real-life stories, this session will specifically address accommodations and compensations that may be essential when providing services, education, training, and work opportunities that build a foundation of support for veterans who have either or both PTSD and TBI and need accommodations.

    For more information or to register, click here.

    Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.

  • 16 May 2014

    Master Builders Association of Pierce County Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction

    7:00 PM at Marriott Courtyard Downtown Tacoma

    The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (MBA Pierce) is holding a dinner and auction to benefit veterans services provided by Rebuilding Together Sound Sound and MBA operations.

    Cost to attend is $75 per person or $600 for a table of 10.  Your ticket includes valet parking, drinks and appetizers, and a plated dinner.  Enjoy live music as well as both silent and live auctions, with items available for bid including autographed Seahawks items; Seahawks tickets; a bass fishing trip; private boat and wine tours; as well as trips to Cabo San Lucas; Lareto, Mexico; and Harrison Hot Springs!

    Doors open at 5:30pm; the formal event begins at 7:00pm.

    To RSVP, click here.

    If you have something to donate for the auction, please call Kawehi Marshall (ASAP!) at 253-272-2112 extension 105.

  • 19 May 2014

    United Way of Pierce County's Annual Community Celebration

    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

    Attendees are invited to bring a donation of food for the Power Pack program; suggested items include kid-friendly foods like oatmeal packets, canned dinners (ravioli, soup) or peanut butter crackers.

    5:30pm - Reception, third floor (no host bar)

    6:00pm - Dinner, convention center ballroom

    6:30pm - Program; Featured speakers include Steve Cooper, CEO, TrueBlue, Inc.; James McCormick, Attorney, Messina Bulzomi Christensen; and Dona Ponepinto, CEO, United Way of Pierce County

    This event, including dinner, is FREE thanks to generous sponsorship from Boeing, Union Bank, and Staging Techniques.

    RSVPs must be received by May 5, 2014.  A link to registration will be posted here soon.

  • 06 Aug 2014

    Hiring Heroes Career Fair

    9:00 AM at JBLM - specific location TBD

    This event is specifically organized for wounded, ill, injured service members, veterans, spouses & primary caregivers.

    More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Boots2Work Military Career Fair

    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, WA

    Employer Exhibitors will be ready to hire.  Open to transitioning military personnel and their spouses, as well as retired military and current military spouses.

    As more information becomes available, it will be posted here.  You are also invited to visit www.boots2work.org

    This event is sponsored by the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Club and WorkForce Central.