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National Guard breaks ground on $28M readiness center on Camp Murray

02.19.15 — Congressman Denny Heck joined the leadership of the Washington National Guard to break ground on a new $28 million facility at Camp Murray on Feb. 18. Read More »

Seahawks flag flown in Kuwait to be donated to WA National Guard Museum

01.25.15 — Hope is to have Seahawks players sign it before an unveiling ceremony at the museum. Read More »

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 »

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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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