Northwest Region

Branch 245

Bellingham, WA


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RAO Bulletin 11-1-2017

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Guard & Reserve Retirement

Stolen Valor - Unearned Purple Heart


AO Alphabetized Ships Nov 2012


Home Standard Est. Life Expectancy Chart
Nat. Cemetery Burial Eligibility
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Last update 11-7-2017




Shadows of an Old Military Base
WW II Bataan & Corregidor
WW II Doolittle Raids

Military Anniversaries

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Anniversaries 16 thru 31 October 2017



Challange Coins
Bill Mauldin Stamp Honors Grunts
Historical Look at Diesel Boat Service  



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Picture taken in the NJROTC classroom in Burlington, WA. at Burlington/Edison High School of the awards presentation for the Branch 245 winners in the FRA Americanism Essay contest.  Pictured are from left to right: Shipmates Ted Olson, and Robert Baisden, 9th grade Cadet PO3 Sarah Crosby, NJROTC, 11th grade Cadet LCDR Benjamin Crosby, NJROTC both of Burlington-Edison High School Tiger Company Navy JROTC and Branch 245 President, Mike Cole. Sarah Crosby came in third at the 9th grade level at Regional and her brother Benjamin won first place and is on to National competition. This is the second year of awards for both Cadets Sarah and Benjamin. Congratulations to both.




PBP Bob Baisden and S/M Neil Stamey raising the new flag for the first time on
Neil's new flag pole on location at his Ranch near Deming WA. 11 Aug 2012 picnic.

Northwest RegionalConvention will be held in Fife, WA on 25-27 August 2017.

More info to follow.



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