JSS helps Remember the fallen, honor survivors
08.05.15 — Gold Star Lapel Button and U.S. flag presented to Silverdale woman Read More »
JSSWA Bids Farewell to John Rimel
07.15.15 — Rimel dedicated more than 14 years to the JSSWA and provided assistance to scores of service members Read More »
Officer Candidates School prepares future soldiers while learning about...
06.11.15 — Officer Candidates School Class 58, 2nd Battalion (OCS), 205th Regiment explore and learn during a staff ride at Fort Worden in Port Townsend Read More »
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 »
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.
For a full list of contacts, please visit this listing.
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