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New office of Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) now open at The Pentagon

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Jan. 9 opened a new office of Virginia Dept. of Veterans Services to serve veterans and transitioning servicemen and women and their families who work in the headquarters of the US Department of Defense. The new VDVS Pentagon location marks the 30th office location in the state. In addition, 30,000+ veterans have been hired through our Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program since its inception five years ago.

Connolly sponsors bill expanding eligibility for servicemembers to transfer education benefits

Currently, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 allows certain servicemembers to transfer all or some of their unused education benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The EARNED Act would expand that eligibility to any active duty or retired member of the Armed Forces who has at least 20 years of active-duty service.

“Christmas 1862” to be held at the Historic Stone House at Manassas Battlefield on Dec. 2

Manassas Battlefield Trust is pleased to present, with Manassas National Battlefield Park, "Christmas 1862" at the historic Stone House. Celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with caroling, crafts, cider, cookies, and more.

National Veterans Day public ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery Nov. 11

The Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC) announces that a National Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Quantico National Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. It is open to the public.

Ground broken for new Puller Veterans Care Center at Vint Hill

Governor Terry McAuliffe broke ground Oct. 26 on the new Puller Veterans Care Center at Vint Hill in Fauquier County. The 128-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility will be built on 30 acres located on the former Vint Hill Farms Station.

NOVA-Woodbridge Campus to host Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 8

College representatives will provide information about NOVA programs, workforce development and financial aid. NOVA-Woodbridge Military Appreciation Day will be held in the Lakeside Theatre, located on the first floor of the Seefeldt Building (WS). The event is free and open to the public.

National Park Service seeking suspects in vandalism of Stonewall Jackson monument at Battlefield

The National Park Service (NPS) is actively working to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The vandalism happened overnight and was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4.

Get info on service academies Sept. 16 at Quantico Marine Corps Base

US Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and school counselors to Academy Day 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9–11 a.m. at General Alfred A. Gray Marine Corps Research Center, 2040 Broadway Street on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Area Agency on Aging program has free legal services for veterans

Prince William Area Agency on Aging's Wills for Vets program is set to help Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park veterans draw up legal documents. Interested veterans will need to attend three meetings to get things in order. All of the Saturday meetings will be at the Woodbridge Senior Center at 13850 Church Hill Drive in Woodbridge. Each meeting will concentrate on one legal document and last 90 minutes.

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