Winter 2014 Newsletter

Check out the Winter 2014 issue of G.I. Voice, Coffee Strong’s quarterly newsletter.  Articles in this issue include: “Service Provider of the Year” leads GI rights and discharge upgrade trainings Army speeds personnel purge as U.S. militarism shifts away from large-scale occupations Under The Hood and The Clearing Barrel join Coffee Strong for the GI

GI Coffeehouse Tour

We are excited to join our sister GI coffeehouses in Killeen, Texas near Fort Hood (Under The Hood Café & Outreach Center), and Kaiserslautern, Germany near Ramstein Airbase and Landstuhl Medical Center (The Clearing Barrel GI Bar & Coffeehouse) for our first ever joint project – the GI Coffeehouse Tour. Starting February 13th in San

Dealing Compassionately With Difficult Conversations Workshop on February 3rd

Monday, February 3rd from 6-8pm at Coffee Strong, Moreah Vestan will be leading Dealing Compassionately With Difficult Conversations: a workshop based on non-violent communication. In our workshop, participants learn how to: Avoid misunderstandings by asking questions that clarify what others say Avoid criticism or judgment by identifying and acknowledging underlying thoughts, feelings, and needs Focus

Chelsea Manning’s Attorney in Seattle on December 11th

An Evening With David Coombs Attorney for American Prisoner of Conscience Chelsea Manning Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 7:00pm University Temple United Methodist Church (Fireplace Rm)1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle WA 98105 Exclusive Pacific Northwest stop!  Find out what’s being done to support Chelsea following her recent 35-year military prison sentence imposed on the heroic

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  • About Us

    donate Coffee Strong is a veteran-operated service member and veterans rights center located next to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. We help service members with military discharges, grievances and complaints, and other GI Rights. We assist veterans with getting their benefits, including disability, healthcare and education including discharge upgrades. At Coffee Strong, we also have free coffee and snacks, access to the internet, alternative information, and referrals for legal, medical, mental health and other forms of assistance.
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  • Coffee Strong Events

    April  2014
    Events on April 21, 2014
    • GI Rights Assistance (by appointment)
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: April 21, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Events on April 22, 2014
    • Discharge Upgrade Assistance (by appointment)
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: April 22, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Events on April 23, 2014
    • Volunteer Meeting
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: April 23, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Events on April 25, 2014
    • Veterans Benefits Assistance (by appointment)
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: April 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Coffee Strong 15107 Union Ave SW, Lakewood WA 98498
      Description: Active Duty Personal: Find out what you need before separation.
      Veterans: Learn what benefits you earned and how to claim them.
    Events on April 28, 2014
    • GI Rights Assistance (by appointment)
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: April 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Events on April 29, 2014
    • Discharge Upgrade Assistance (by appointment)
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: April 29, 2014 - 8:00 pm
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    Phone: 253-581-1565
    Address: Coffee Strong, 15107 Union Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498