Welcome Aboard

Welcome to the online home of Inland Empire Fleet Reserve Association Branch #38, located in Spokane, WA.  Our branch covers the Inland Northwest.

The Inland Northwest covers the area of Northern Idaho, Montana, Eastern Washington and parts of Northeastern Oregon.

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FRA Branch President, Dave Lord presents newly selected Spokane area Chiefs,
HMC Michelle Atwell (center), and FCC Ruth Jongeward (right) their Chief’s collar insignia.  The Branch hopes to make this an annual event to show our support and appreciation to those Shipmates that we all know “run the navy”.

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Inland Empire Branch 38 Shipmates met and talked with multiple Spokane Indians Baseball Game attendees regarding what we, the Fleet Reserve Association does, veterans claims, essay contest, and shared the comaraderie of the sea services.


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The 248th Navy Birthday Ball this Year will be Saturday,
October 14, 2023 at the Spokane Doubletree Ballroom
322 N. Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA.
The doors open at 1730.
Cocktail Reception from 1730-1830.
Ceremony begins at 1830.
Dress Code is Black Tie for civilians.
Dress Code for military is Dinner Dress Blue w/miniature medals.

The Navy Ball Committee is working hard to make this a success.  Attached is the sign up information for the ball this year.  The attached flyer has a link to click and reserve for your members.  There is also a QR code on the printable form. Signups are also available at the Navy Reserve center during normal working hours.  M-F 0800-1600.

Navy Ball Invitation – Clickable Link to Register
Navy Ball Invitation – Printable

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Branch 38 Website Pages Updated as of 9/12/2023


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U.S. Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal

The U. S. Mint will have available March 11, 2022 the U.S. Navy 2.5 ounce silver medal for sale at around $160 on their website that you can order.

By double clicking on the picture you can see the images of US Navy destroyer John Paul Jones and behind it, the U.S.S. Constitution and the tails side with a line of sailors manning the rail.


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The Inland Empire Branch 038, Spokane, Washington website has a new look 🙂

We have added a “Committees” tab which contains a drop down box for you to click on to see what the committees do and information for you from the Chairs of those committees.

For instance, the Americanism-Patriotism committee is the one that oversees the annual FRA Essay Contest.  Under their tab you will find latest updates from the Northwest Regional Judging of the essays.

In the Veterans Services committee section you will see answers from the Chair on questions or issues that have come up from our branch membership.

We have also revised the Conventions tab into a drop down box so you can look for a specific convention, i.e. Region or National.  Right now we have information on what is happening in 2021 and a hint of what will happen in 2022.

We hope you like the new look 🙂


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FRA Ship Store

The Fleet Reserve has a new Ship Store for FRA logo items at   www.fra.org/shipstore   or   www.frashipstore.com

You can also email the form below to frashipstore@gmail.com

FRA – Ship Store Order Form

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Meeting Place Changed to VFW Post 1464

For Calendar Year 2019, we have changed the location of our meeting places.  See the Calendar Tab for the updates.  Instead of meeting downtown on Mission we will be meeting at VFW Post 1464’s Bingo Hall at 2902 E. Diamond Ave, Spokane, WA.  It is on the corner of E. Diamond and N. Regal St. in the Hillyard area.  A “google” picture of the location is in the Calendar Tab, i.e. “X” marks the spot.

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