Branch 29 of the Fleet Reserve Association, Bremerton WA
Reconstruction @ Branch 29
Some of the "All Hands" working party on Saturday ripping off and installing new siding on the entire south exterior wall.
Thanks to a generous discount from the Silverdale Lowes hardware store and a most welcome donation from Puget Sound Honor Flight we accomplished the job saving 2/3's of the normal cost of repairs!
Branch 29 Board of Directors Meeting:
First Tuesday of the month at 1700
Branch 29 General Meeting:
Second Tuesday of the month at 1800
The Lounge is Open 7 Days a Week,
0600 to Midnight
Main Office: (360) 373-0267
Lounge: (360) 373-2296
Happy Hour M-F 1200 to 1800
Bremerton Navy Hospital has a need for any volunteers who can assist in transporting our retirees and/or veterans to appointments at the local Navy Hospital and/or appointments @ Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma.
Contact Ret. HMC Talkington @ (360) 649-2044 for more information.
Puget Sound Navy Museum needs volunteers
Serve your community, help educate the public on our nation's proud military history. Contact Alex Hostettler, Volunteer Coordinator at the Puget Sound Navy Museum
Queen of Hearts game at the Branch
Drawing Wednesday at 6pm. Rules posted at the branch. The current "Queen of Hearts" payout is $2,465.00.
Bells Across America
On Thursday, Sept. 21st, there will be a ceremony conducted @ 0900-1000 @ Bangor Sub Base as part of "Bells Across America".
This ceremony is held by ringing the ship's bell once for every name a serviceman KIA is read.
The Gold Star Families will be in attendance at the ceremony so we need EVERY Branch 29 member, associate members and fellow veterans to be in attendance to support these wonderful families. We also request that every Branch 29 member wear their campaign hat so that the families will see that we "have their backs".
Enter Bangor Base through the large main gate (Luoto Rd.) and proceed to the 1st stop light...turn left and you will see "Remembrance Park" immediately on your right. There should be personnel there to direct you to the parking area. THIS IS FOR GOLD STAR FAMILIES...nothing more important than to show them our support!
FRA North West Regional News
At the past FRA NW Regional Seminar Branch 29 placed 1st in Group 2 for Americanism/Patriotism and Public Relations categories earning blue streamers for our Branch Flag.
Branch 29 President Stephen Talkington was elected NW Regional Vice President for the coming year so Branch 29 will be well represented in the FRA NW Region.
Puget Sound Honor Flights...
...are due to return to SeaTac Airport on Sep. 25 and Oct. 16th @ 2030 in the South Atrium so come on out and welcome our WWII and Korean War Vets home!
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices.
More Information - Honor Flight Network
More Information - Puget Sound Honor Flight
2017 90th FRA & 85th LA FRA National Convention
September 19-24, 2017 at the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Fife, WA.
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Branch 104 info
Gallery of Pictures from Branch 29
OUR MISSION AND HISTORY:
FRA Branch 29 has provided over 87 years of Loyalty, Protection and Service. FRA 29 was formed on July 18, 1930 and moved to its current location on Veterans Day, November 11, 1968.
Since 1924, the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) has served as the voice of Sea Services enlisted personnel on Capitol Hill. FRA was the first enlisted military association to testify before a U.S. Congressional Committee. Today, FRA is recognized by the Secretary of the Navy to speak before the U.S. Congress on their behalf. In addition, the 1997 Defense Authorization Act granted a Federal Charter to the FRA.
FRA represents the interests of Enlisted and Former Enlisted Active Duty, Reserve, Retired and Veterans Honorably Discharged from the US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and their families.