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Guard members answer the call to help build disability ramp in Bremerton

01.15.15 — National Guard members turned a 16-hour project to finish a disability ramp to help an ailing Bremerton boy into a lunch-time project – and helped save the boy's family a small fortune in the process recently. Read More »

"Holiday Magic" at Tacoma VFW Post #91

12.29.14 — The holidays cause financial stress: shocking holiday credit card statements, elaborate holiday meals, late-night runs to grab last minute tape or name cards for or a slew of other stressful reasons. Read More »

Operation Turkey Drop at JBLM and Camp Murray

12.29.14 — The Operation: Turkey Drop program, now in its eighth year, helps check off meals from servicemembers' holiday checklists. Read More »

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Transition Summit to assist veterans seeking employment opportunities

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsors Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), Starbucks, Toyota,... Read More »

JSS/Family Programs

The Joint Services Support (JSS) Directorate is designed to be a one-stop center for all Washington Guard veteran and family readiness services. We oversee transition services, state family programs and a resiliency care team. The JSS manages programs that provide Washington's Warriors, veterans and family members support services that enhance their well-being as well as promote their productive military participation.

Headquartered in Building 3 on Camp Murray, with locations at armories across the state, the JSS can provide assistance no matter where you’re located in Washington state.

Need emergency assistance?
Call 1-800-364-7492 (Available 24 hours)

Our mission is to:

  • Provide support to the Military, and family members of the Washington National Guard.

  • Be present at unit functions including unit training assemblies.

  • Provide education about the National Guard, Family Programs and Family Assistance Centers to Military members, families, and the general public.

  • Support the mission of all National Guard units.

  • Strive to be the Family Programs model in the United States.

Our purpose is to:

  • Enhance the quality of life for all Guard members, their families, and the communities in which they live.

  • Contribute to readiness and retention in the Washington National Guard.

Our vision is that:

  • Every member of each Washington National Guard family knows and understands the benefits to which they are entitled.

  • At a minimum, members know that by calling the Family Programs Office at 1-800-364-7492, they can get the answer to their questions or concerns.

  • Each Washington National Guard family is prepared to meet the challenges of a deployment or disaster, through education, preparedness and the assistance of their Family Support Group, which is postured to provide assistance to every Washington National Guard Family in the event of a deployment or disaster.

Transition Assistance Advisor
VA’s Airborne Hazards & Open Burn Pit Registry
Are you getting VA compensation and National Guard pay?

Contacts

For a full list of contacts, please visit this listing.

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Combatives tourney hosted at Camp Murray
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Combatives tourney hosted at Camp Murray

The Washington National Guard conducted the 5th Annual Combatives Tournament on Jan. 10-11, 2015 at Camp Murray.

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Helping protect the 12th Man at Seahawks games
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Helping protect the 12th Man at Seahawks games

The 10th Civil Support Team works with the Seattle Police Department to help detect hazardous chemicals during every home game of the Seattle Seahawks.

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