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Joint Service Support - Weekly Update

04.03.15 — Joint Service Support - Weekly Update for the week of April 17 Read More »

Nominees for Department of Defense's top employer award named

03.13.15 — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announces more than 60 Washington employers of Guard and Reserve employees have been nominated for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award (commonly referred to as the "Freedom Award"). Read More »

Washington Military Dept. donates 1,417 pounds to local food bank

03.06.15 — A couple dozen Washington National Guard members spent about an hour on March 6 delivering 1,417 pounds of food to the food bank at Tillicum 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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Landing on an Aircraft Carrier (Evergreen Tremor)
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Landing on an Aircraft Carrier (Evergreen Tremor)

UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from the Washington National Guard's 66th Theater Aviation Command conduct deck landing qualification with the help of the U.S. Navy's USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier near Port Angeles on March 23.It was part of the Washington National Guard's Exercise Evergreen Tremor, which tests the guards
Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake plan.

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Families support cadets at Washington Youth Academy
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Families support cadets at Washington Youth Academy

Family Day with the Youth Academy cadets was a rousing success for everyone.

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