FRA Essay Contest 2016-2017

2016-17-FRA-Essay-Contest-Flyer2016-2017 Theme: What Memorial Day Means to Me

FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA’s Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled.  Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline.  Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.

The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for the top three essays in each grade category ($2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place).  Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement, and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.

Find a Sponsor:

Find the branch closest to you in the drop down list and click “select” to see the address. This is where you will send your completed essay and cover sheet.


Now hear this Military Retirees in the Great Northwest.

Military Retirees in the Pacific Northwest, mark your calendar for the upcoming Navy Region Northwest Retiree Appreciation Day on 9 Jul 16 at Bakerview Restaurant and Chiefs’ Club Ballroom, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, located at 1080 W. Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor WA 98278.

The Navy Region Northwest Retiree Appreciation Day will start promptly at 0900 and end at 1200pm.  All military retirees and spouses are invited to attend.FRAlogo-01

The passing of Shipmate Walter Hardin

PRPNW Walt Hardin Silverdale Branch #310 1993-94

Past PRPNW Walt Hardin
Silverdale Branch #310


It is with heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Shipmate Walter Hardin. He was a lifetime member and in good standing with Branch 310. He is a plank owner in Branch 310. We will be honoring Shipmate Walt at our next meeting in February.

The Voice of Sea Service Personnel for more than 90 years


No organization lobbies more effectively on behalf of active duty, Reserve and veteran Sea Services personnel than FRA. The Association understands the needs of enlisted personnel and has served as their voice on Capitol Hill for more than 80 years.

FRA was the first organization to exclusively represent the interests of enlisted personnel before Congress and remains committed to bringing their perspective to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

As a leading organization in The Military Coalition, FRA works closely with 35 other military and veterans’ organizations on important personnel issues. In addition to direct representation in Congress, the Association sponsors legislative seminars across the country to better inform Sea Services personnel, Reservists, retirees and veterans about governmental actions that affect them and what they can do to protect their interests.

FRA is also your homeport for solving career problems and is your direct link to the Departments of Defense (DoD), Homeland Security (DHS) and Veterans’ Affairs (VA) and other government agencies having oversight of your benefit programs and your current and future security.

  • The Association stands ready to serve you and your family to include caring support and assistance in times of trouble or distress.

Those interested in supporting the Association or receiving additional information should contact FRA’s National Headquarters by calling 1-800-FRA-1924, visiting us at or sending an e-mail to [email protected]

  • Our meetings are held every first Thursday of every month at 1830 for those who would like join us and add your voice to our mission of supporting the sea services.




Now this looks like something special.

Thank you to Doug, Stephen, Clint, Alyce and Sam for all the help in getting the exterior paint job done. A big Thank You to Jeremy Hash, Home Depot Silverdale, the 2nd class Association of Bangor, Kevin Billingslee and Behr Company, and all the volunteers from The Home Depot Region for supporting the FRA Branch 310 of Silverdale.

 Now here are the pictures of what our hall looks like now!


Branch Newsside front
Silverdale FRA Branch 310

  Thank You Silverdale Home Depot for all the help you have provided.




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