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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.”

Sacrifices to be recognized at Memorial Day Mass

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will celebrate a Mass in Recognition of Memorial Day at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road. Fairfax, VA 22032.on Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m.

War College historian to critique high command at May 6 talk

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg will host historian Dr. Christian B. Keller talking about his new book on Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee whose styles, friendship and faith made them so successful in battle.

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.

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