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Contact Us

Department of Washington
5213 Pacific Highway East
Fife, Washington, 98424
Phone: 253-922-2114
FAX: 253-922-2208
Secretary, Robin Piatt



Quick Links to Department Awards

Chaplain of the Year
Humanitarian of the Year
Newsletter of the Year
Scout of the Year
Special Projects
Veteran of the Year








VFW Department of Washington Programs

Please click on any bar below to view its contents.


Buddy Poppy Program

Buddy Poppy

Donations received from “Buddy Poppy” drives are used entirely to fund our Veterans Assistance Programs. For more than 75 years, the VFW's Buddy Poppy program has raised millions of dollars in support of veterans' welfare and the well being of their dependents. VFW Buddy Poppies are entirely assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals.
The minimal assessment (cost of Buddy Poppies) to VFW units provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home for orphans and widows of our nation's veterans.

Click Here for more information on the Buddy Poppy program.

Chaplain of the Year Award
Fisher House

Fisher House Needs List as of October 2014.

Humanitarian Award
National Military Services



To find out more about National Military services, please click HERE.

National Scholarship Programs Brochure
Newsletter of the Year Award

To view the Newsletter of the Year Award criteria please click HERE.

Operation Uplink Program
Operation Uplink: This program provides no fee telephone cards to active duty military members around the world. These are used for them to call home to stay in touch with their loved ones.
Operation Uplink Telephone Card Request Form
Operation Uplink Domestic Card - Virtual PIN Information
Patriot's Pen Program

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Patriots Pen
2014-2015 Theme
"What Freedom Means to Me"
Entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Click Here to find out more about the Patriot's Pen program.

Post Special Project Award

To view the Department of Washington brochure please click HERE.

Safety and Recognition Awards Program

Attention: All submissions for awards must be received by Department by January 1.

National Emergency Medical Technician Award
National Firefighter Award
National Law Enforcement Officer Award

Scout of the Year Program

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To view the VFW National brochure and entry form click HERE.

To view the Department of Washington Scout of the Year Scholarship Program promotional packet please click HERE.

For more information regarding the Scout of the Year Program please contact: Joe Leister, Post 91,, 7619 S Alaska St, Tacoma, WA 98408.






Unmet Needs Program

Unmet Needs Program: This program provides financial assistance to active duty, guard and reserve personnel experiencing financial difficulties due to their deployment out of the Continental United States.
Unmet Needs Application Form

Unmet Needs Status line - 866-789-6333 - the applicant must call.

Veteran of the Year Award
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

Voice of Democracy

2014-2015 Theme:
"My Vision for America"
Entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Click Here to find out more about the Voice of Democracy program.


Youth Essay Contest

2014-2015 Theme:
"Why is America my favorite country?"
Entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Click Here to find out more about the Youth Essay program.