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Gov.-elect Younkin makes veterans’ services appointments

Virginia's Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has named Craig Crenshaw, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General from Stafford, as secretary of veterans and defense affairs and Daniel Gade as commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services, according to Virginia Business.

Veterans Day statement from Catholic Bishop of Arlington

In the United States, there are an estimated 19 million men and women who once wore the flag of freedom as members of the military. That is 1 in 10 adults! On Veterans Day each year, we honor their courage and service to protect and defend our rights and freedoms. Yet we should not limit such gratitude to that day alone.

Veterans Day ceremony at PWC’s Freedom Park Memorial

Prince William County Government will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the county's Freedom Park Memorial near 5 County Complex Court, Woodbridge.

Maryland National Guard Readiness Center to be named for first woman to lead the MNG

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the Freedom Readiness Center in Sykesville, MD, will be officially renamed after retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, at her official portrait unveiling ceremony on Oct.16, 2021. Singh was the first African American and the first woman to lead the Maryland National Guard as the 29th adjutant genera.

Congressional Medal of Honor for 13 servicemembers who died during terrorist attack on Kabul Aug. 26

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner and Senator Tim Kaine are cosponsoring a bipartisan bill to award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th .

Occoquan VFW 20th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11 on 9/11

This coming Saturday, September 11, Occoquan's VFW Post 7916 will hold a 20th anniversary commemoration of 9/11 in Mamie Davis Park, located at 202 Washington Street in historic Occoquan. The ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m.

Staffing process to begin for Puller Veterans Care Center

Construction on the Puller Veterans Care Center at Vint Hill, close to Gainesville but located in neighboring Fauquier County, is proceeding on time and on budget, according to Steven J. Combs, Chief Deputy Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, who is overseeing the project, aided by two project managers, one of whom is on site every day.

Virginia War Memorial calls for entries for Veterans Day essay contest from middle & high schoolers.

The essay topic for the 2021 contest is “An American Who Served in The Military following the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 Who Inspires Me.”

Grand opening of Warrior Challenge Course at Locust Shade Park in PWC

This ninja warrior-style outdoor obstacle course is located 1.5 miles from Marine Corp Base Quantico. Seth Hendler-Voss, Director of Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, said "the project removed existing barriers to accessibility at the park and complements MCBQ’s portfolio of high-quality recreation resources with a collection of unique fitness amenities that are presently not offered for Marine families.”

Governor Youngkin announces additional key administration appointments

“This group of talented individuals will help me build on our Day One initiatives to restore excellence in education, make our communities safer, and open Virginia for business. We share a common vision that government should work for the people, and together we will implement an agenda that serves all Virginians,” said the Governor.

AARP urges passage of Senate Bill 376 to lower prescription drug costs in Virginia

Governor declares state of emergency in advance of winter weather expected this week

Bishop Burbidge to lead Jan. 21 March for Life in DC

Suspect charged in Jan. 17 homicide

Broadband expansion in Stafford

Suspects arrested in weekend shootings

Murder victim identified; police looking for Bristow man, 18

Dr. McDade issues letter on mask wearing at PWC Schools

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