Veterans Life, a publication of Sound Publishing in Kitsap County, is now Kitsap Military Times.
The April edition of the newly branded publication hits the streets on April 1. The publication will be a handy monthly print publication, with news and information shared daily on KitsapMilitaryTimes.com and via social media.
The publication’s name has been changed to better reflect its content and target readership: active-duty personnel and their families, as well as veterans. In Kitsap Military Times, you’ll find profiles and other features you’ve come to expect, as well as all-local stories about business, day trips, family events, local schools, pocketbook issues, and opportunities to get involved in the community. Joining the publication as a columnist is Joey Price, president of the Navy Wives Club.
Kitsap Military Times will be available on local bases and at locations countywide. To find a location near you, go to KitsapMilitaryTimes.com/locations. To subscribe, call 888-838-3000; the annual subscription rate is $24.
“I think it’s wonderful,” said Lt. Col. Stacey James, USAF (ret.). She is coordinator of the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program.
“I think of new families who are in Kitsap County for the first time and are trying to find out what’s going on [in the community]. A lot of our younger sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines and their families need [a source] to find what’s going on that’s not sponsored by the military.”
Kitsap Military Times continues Sound Publishing’s tradition of producing military- and veteran-interest publications on its own or under contract with the U.S. Navy. Past publications include Trident Tides, Puget Sound Navy News, Northwest Navigator, Kitsap Navy News and Veterans Life.
Sound Publishing also publishes Crosswinds on Whidbey Island.
Kitsap Military Times’ staff is Richard Walker (Navy veteran), editor; Terryl Asla (Gold Star Family member, Korean War), assistant editor; Sophie Bonomi, copy editor; Leslie Kelly, copy editor; Donna Etchey, regional advertising director; Bryon Kempf, creative services director; and Brian Judge, regional circulation manager.
Kitsap Military Times’ office is located at 19351 Eighth Ave. NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo. Call 360-779-4464. Email (first initial, last name)@soundpublishing.com.
Kitsap Military Times Advisory Board members are Spenser R. Haley, Army veteran; Jack James, Navy retired; Brian Kelly, Army veteran; Leslie Kelly, former Veterans Life editor; Luciano Marano, Navy veteran; and John Rodriguez, Army veteran.