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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Branch 38 Participates in 2024 Lilac Parade

Shipmate Bean provided the ride for Branch 38’s members to participate in the 2024 Lilac Parade in Spokane, Washington’s May 18 Armed Forces Day celebration.  Shipmates Michelle Davis, Dennis McCully, Val Moon with her grandson, and Branch President Dave Lord with his son, were the members waving at all the people attending the parade.

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SUPPORT THE 2024 FRA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION!

Shipmates,

I’m excited to offer you an opportunity to be part of this fundraising event supporting FRA’s 2024 Centennial Celebration.

The Centennial Calendar Set includes a monthly planner embossed with the FRA centennial logo, plus a pocket calendar displaying the nation’s greatest symbol of freedom – The American Eagle.

You might consider ordering extra sets to use as part of a local recruiting campaign or to give to family and friends.

Additionally, please consider including a separate donation that will be used exclusively to make our Centennial Celebration a true “once-in-a-lifetime” occasion.

The order form can be found HERE.

We look forward to celebrating this special day with you on November 11, 2024.

  Yours in Loyalty, Protection and Service,
Phillip Reid, National Executive Director and Advisor
to the 2024 Centennial Committee

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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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Branch 38 Website Pages Updated as of 1/10/2024

 

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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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