Archive of: Military

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TCC, Evergreen named Military Friendly Schools

Tacoma Community College and The Evergreen State College have earned places on the Military Friendly Schools list complied by Victory Media. The designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

September 2012

Boeing, NASA reach another milestone

Boeing and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have established the firm baseline configuration for the company's Commercial Crew Transportation System, achieving the first performance milestone in NASA’s Commercial Crew integrated Capability initiative.

September 2012

Fisher House receives $25K from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare has donated more than $25,000 to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fisher House to assist the families of wounded U.S. military members. The donation will help fund the Fisher House “Sponsor A Family” program.

September 2012

Fife business honored with Hire-A-Vet Award

Continuant has been honored for its record of hiring military veterans with a Hire-A-Vet Award from the state Employment Security Department.

August 2012

Pentagon approves $5.7M for Freedom Bridge improvements

The Pentagon has approved a $5.7 million grant for the City of Lakewood to improve the Freedom Bridge overpass, which will alleviate congestion and improve public safety for people accessing Madigan Army Medical Center.

August 2012

Tax credit available for hiring veterans

Washington employers could reduce their 2012 federal taxes by up to $9,600 for each eligible military veteran they hire before the end of this year. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit provides an incentive for employers to hire disadvantaged veterans who fall into at least one of five categories. These include veterans who have been unemployed within the past year, received public assistance in the past 15 months or have a service-related disability.

August 2012

Boeing receives 10th WGS Satellite order from Air Force

Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a 10th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite. The authorization includes production, launch site activities, initial orbital operations and checkout.

July 2012

People on the Move 07/12/2012

Pierce County Dental Society has added four members. David Y. Kim DDS of Fife, Alison Polwarth DDS of Lakewood and Syeda Bakhtawar DMD of Puyallup each practice general dentistry. Daniel Chong DDS is practicing prosthodontics at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. They all also are members of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

July 2012

WorkSource website connects veterans and employers

The state Employment Security Department has added new features to the WorkSource website that will make it easier for employers and veterans to find each other.The changes are part of an effort to implement a 2011 state law that granted legal protection to private-sector employers who want to give military veterans a preference in their hiring decisions. Now, job-seeking veterans and eligible spouses who post their résumés on go2worksource.com can check a box that makes their military status visible to employers who want to hire veterans. When employers search the site for job candidates, they can search for veterans’ résumés.

June 2012

Spokane business honored with Hire-A-Vet Award

The state Employment Security Commissioner and the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs have recognized Haskins Steel with a Hire-A-Vet Award.

June 2012
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