Recent News

Retirement Party in Honor of Gary Condra, WDVA Deputy Director

Join the guest of honor, along with friends and family members, to celebrate Mr. Condra’s successful state career and toast his transition to retirement.


Date: January 30, 2020

Register Now - Managing VBA Performance & Results - Fiscal Year 2020 Q1 Webcast

You’re invited to join Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., for his next live webcast on Thursday, January 30th, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

NEWS RELEASE - State listens to, then amplifies military spouse's difficulties in finding good jobs

News Release


Employment Security Department

Contact: Nick Demerice, Public Affairs Director, 360-902-9289

DoD answers top 10 questions on expanded commissary, exchange, MWR access

The Defense Department recently announced expanded commissary, military service exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning January

New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.