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Rep. Wittman (R-VA-01) votes to override presidential veto of FY21 defense spending bill

“Let me be very clear: the FY21 NDAA does right by our men and women in uniform and provides sound, strong defense policy for the coming year and the coming challenges. It will give our armed forces the tools and resources they need to deter our adversaries, support our allies, and project power around the globe." It also includes a three percent raise for service members.

Tyrese Bender of Fairfax tapped as 2021 Rhodes Scholar - one of two from West Point

United States Military Academy at West Point, NY announced the Rhodes Scholars for the Class of 2021, CDT Tyrese Bender and CDT Evan Walker. They are part of a select group of 32 scholars from the United States and will be joining recipients from more than 60 other countries. The last time West Point had more than one Rhodes Scholar was in 2014.

Free access to national parks for Gold Star families and U.S. military veterans

Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will be granted free access to national parks, national wildlife refuges and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior starting on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) this year and every day onward.

Sen. Warners’s Academy Day canceled; get info via video

US Senator Mark Warner’s Academy Day 2020 has been canceled. Those interested in attending a Service Academy should sign up to receive a video with the information.

Ten Prince William schools designated Purple Star Schools

The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children are recognizing ten Prince William County Schools among 123 schools designated as “Purple Star” schools. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.

No CDL knowledge test needed for ex-military with commercial vehicle driving experience

A new law passed by the 2019 General Assembly will make it easier for former military personnel with experience driving commercial vehicles in the service to get a Virginia commercial driver’s license (CDL) upon leaving the military. The law goes into effect July 1.

Sen. Warner wants answers from private military housing companies on documented health hazards

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) wrote May 13 to four private military housing companies to request strategies from each company on how it plans to tackle the deplorable health hazards documented by military families in Virginia and throughout the nation.

May 14 ceremony at County Complex in Woodbridge to honor veterans

Members of the community are invited to join the Board of County Supervisors in honoring the country's veterans during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at Prince William County War Memorial in Freedom Park in recognition of Armed Forces Day May 14 and Memorial Day May 27.

April 23 talk at Freedom Museum on electric aviation without a pilot in your personal air vehicle

At the Freedom Museum on April 23, at 7:30 p.m., travel into a new world via an overview of electric aircraft and its commercial application; a discussion of aviation project management and particularly how it relates to military aviation.

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