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Wittman, Wicker Introduce ‘SHIPS Act’

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Va., and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the Navy’s requirement of 355 ships. Under the “Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act,” the fleet would be comprised of the …

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City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Responder of the Year

Provided by City of Manassas On June 21, the Manassas Rotary Club honored Firefighter/EMT Brad Fairbanks as the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department’s Responder of the Year.  Fairbanks started his career with the City in 2012. He was part of the second Recruit School sworn in at the City of Manassas.  He has been involved with many complex incidents …

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Police Motorcycle Rodeo Coming in September

Provided by Prince William County Police Department The 39th Annual Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo will be held September 13-16 at Potomac Mills Mall.  Sponsored by the Prince William County Motor Unit, 100-150 motorcycle police officers will be competing in a riding skills rodeo.  This provides training and networking for the officers and fun for the public to watch.  We are …

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New Public Safety Building — Manassas City Police

Provided by City of Manassas On June 27, 2017 at 7:00 p. m., the Manassas City Police Department will be hosting an information meeting regarding plans to build a new public safety building. The meeting will be held at the current police headquarters, 9518 Fairview Ave., Manassas, and will commence at 7:00 p. m. The building project is part of …

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Occoquan Appoints New Chief of Police

Provided by Town of Occoquan During the June 6, 2017 meeting, the Occoquan Town Council appointed Interim Chief of Police and Town Sergeant Adam Linn to permanently fill the position. Chief Linn, a 15-year law enforcement veteran, has been serving as the Town’s Interim Chief/Town Sergeant since December of last year upon the retirement of previous Chief Sheldon Levi. Chief …

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Pope Street Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Thursday, June 8th at 12:45 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 10900 block of Pope Street in Manassas. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed a mid-row townhouse with heavy fire to the rear quickly spreading to adjoining townhomes. During interior operations, conditions …

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Lovejoy Attends US Army War College National Security Seminar

Provided by US Army War College Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy participated in the U.S. Army War College 63rd annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pa., June 5-8, 2017. Lovejoy was one of 148 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the week-long academic seminar alongside the students of the Army War College. During the special academic …

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Meet Semper K9’s Newest Service Dogs in Training

Provided by Semper K9 Semper K9 announces the acceptance of Vegas and Morti into our service dog program. Vegas is a shepherd mix, adopted from our rescue partner Operation Paws for Homes. He is named in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Two Edward Duane Cantrell. Find out more about Vegas and his namesake here: semperk9.org/dogs/vegas. Morti is a golden retriever puppy donated …

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Summer Events at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Provided by the National Museum of the Marine Corps The National Museum of the Marine Corps is offering a host of FREE events throughout the summer. Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free. For more information about the Museum’s events and programming, please visit usmcmuseum.com/calendar-of-events.html.  The National Museum of the Marine …

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June Is National Fireworks Safety Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Although the first holiday of the summer has come and gone, the excitement and anticipation of all the wonderful festivities yet to happen remains; part of that excitement is fireworks. Annually, healthcare practitioners and public safety officials warn consumers about the dangers of fireworks that can result in injury, death and destruction of …

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