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Guard Youth enjoy Winter Ball


One of the greatest memories of any child’s life is a school dance. That feeling of being grown up for just a moment, wearing that dress or suit, while you danced the night away to your favorite music. The laughing, smiling and memories last a lifetime.

The Washington National Guard Youth Council made sure to create memories on January 3rd, 2018 as more than 60 National Guard member’s children dressed to impress and hit the dance floor at the Armory in Olympia, Wash. This was a great time for fellowship with their peers and to build relationships with others who are also children of service members.


1st Sgt. Duane Cruz, also known as “DJ Cruz,” hosted and provided music for the event. In between the fun, games and dancing, kids paired up and were taught classical dance styles.

The night was successful and full of laughter. It is very clear that National Guard youth are some special kids. More events are planned throughout the year to keep everyone busy.

For more info on how you and your youth can get involved, please contact Robin Seeberger at or Kevin Pattison at