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Military Service Academy Night: May 10

Provided by Prince William County Schools Congressman Gerry Connolly will partner with PWCS to host Military Service Academy Night at Gar-Field High School on Wednesday, May 10, from 7:00–9:00 p. m. for area students interested in attending one of the Service Academies. Students may also attend to learn about scholarships from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). The program will …

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NBC4 Anchor to Host Prince William Valor Awards

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce On March 23 from 2:00-4:30 p. m., Aaron Gilchrist, Co-Anchor of News4 Today will join the members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, for the 31st Annual Prince William Valor Awards. Open to the public with tickets priced at just $25 per person, the …

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Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community Career Fair, March 21

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will host over 30 local law enforcement employers to recruit NOVA graduates and members of the general public at the 2017 Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community Career Fair from 9:00 a. m. until 2:00 p. m. Tuesday, March 21, at 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge. The fair, …

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Help Counter Cyber-Attacks

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA), along with U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help state, local, and tribal governments more effectively counter cyber threats. According to a 2015 Ponemon Institute study, 50 percent of state and local governments faced six to 25 …

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Elizabeth Dole Foundation Announces Dumfries Residents as 2017 Fellows

Provided by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation The Elizabeth Dole Foundation today announced its 2017 class of Dole Caregiver Fellows – 31 military and veteran caregivers who have been carefully selected from across the country to represent the Foundation including Betsy Eves and Jacqueline Goodrich of Dumfries. As military/veteran caregivers, Eves and Goodrich will represent the state of Virginia from 2017-2019. Leaders …

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Comstock Votes To More Effectively Help Veterans

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed the WINGMAN Act, bipartisan veterans legislation of which she was an original cosponsor: “In an effort to enhance our ability to help our veterans, I became an original cosponsor of the WINGMAN Act, legislation that allows our District office staff to directly …

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A Veteran’s Best Friend

By Joe Lowe On a dark February morning in 2004, Christopher Baity was beginning work at Quantico Marine Base when the provost marshal, the base’s head of police, unexpectedly approached him. Baity, who was then working as a Marine Corps kennel master, took a breath as the purpose of the visit became clear; the provost marshal wanted to know if …

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House Passes Defense Bill with Comstock–Heller Service Member Job Training Amendment

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) released the following statement after the House passed a conference report to accompany S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 by a bipartisan vote of 375-34.  The legislation included two of the Congresswoman’s amendments including one that she worked on with …

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Semper K9 & American Humane Team up with the New York Giants to Surprise Army Veteran with a Service Dog

Provided by Semper K9 Assistance Dogs | Photo by Mike Stobe Woodbridge, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs recently presented a Northern Virginia combat veteran with a service dog at the NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles game with American Humane and the United War Veterans Council. Levi, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever is the first community rescue accepted into Semper K9’s service dog …

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Manassas native works with Navy’s Newest Surveillance Aircraft

Provided by Navy Office of Community Outreach A 2006 Osborn Park High School graduate and Manassas native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120). Lt. Eric Valdez works with the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Squadron, also known as “Greyhawks”, operating out of Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for the instructing naval flight officers to …

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