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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.

Sept. 28 deadline to apply for service academy appointment

Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10) has announced that the deadline for students interested in applying for a nomination by the 10th District Service Academy Advisory Board to one of the nation’s military academies for the Class of 2023 is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 28th in her Sterling district office:

Sen Kaine issues statement on military spending bill signed by President Trump

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump signing into law the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

House agrees with Rep. Wittman: Continuing Resolutions (CR) harm US military’s capabilities

On July 17, the House of Representatives passed H.RES. 998, introduced by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), which addresses the readiness shortfalls of the Navy and the harms of continuing resolutions on our Armed Forces.

Former Senator John Warner presented with Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service

Former Virginia Senator John W. Warner received the 2018 Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service June 4 for his years of dedication and service to his country.

Nationwide search for former crew members of USS Intrepid for anniversary weekend

The 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier, will be Aug. 16-19 in New York City.

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play in Nokesville April 21 during Tour of Va.

On Saturday, April 21, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAS)T will kick off its fundraising "Tour of Virginia" with a doubleheader starting at 9 a.m. ET, and a single game at 7:30 p.m. ET-- with all three games played at Valley View Park, 11930 Valley View Dr, Nokesville.

Military Academy information day April 21 for Tenth Congressional District

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock reports the annual 10th Congressional District Military Academy Day on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Loudoun County Public School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148. The free event is open to all students, parents and guidance staff interested in learning more about the nation’s service academies.

Controlled burn April 3-13 at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park (MNBP) will conduct a scheduled burn between April 3-13. According to the MNBP Superintendent, the planned fire will be adjacent to the eastern edge of the Brawner Farm area and will cover up to 45 acres of open fields and scrub.

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