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Freedom Museum Honors 100th Anniversary of World War I

Provided by The Freedom Museum To honor the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, the Freedom Museum’s Speaker Series will present Dr. Lon Strauss on Tuesday, June 5.  Dr. Strauss, an Assistant Professor of Military History at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, will provide a brief overview of the First World War, America’s entry into …

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Parading our Purple in Support of Military Kids

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) On April 13, Purple UP! Day, staff and students throughout the School Division sported purple garb to pay special tribute to our PWCS military families for the sacrifice they make in service to our country. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, combining Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy …

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Annual Awards Recognize Outstanding Portrayal of Marine Corps History

Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation’s 2018 Annual Awards. Seventeen honorees were selected from the greatest number of entries received since the awards program was created. The recipients will be honored at the Foundation’s Annual Awards Gala on April 28, 2018 at the National Museum of …

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Military Service Academy Night: May 5 at Quantico

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Congressman Rob Wittman will hold a Military Service Academy Day at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Saturday, May 5, from 9:00-11:00 a. m. for area students interested in attending one of the service academies. High school and middle school students, parents, school counselors, and other school officials are invited and will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and the respective …

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Purple Up! for Military Kids April 13

Provided by Prince William County Schools April is “Month of the Military Child,” and PWCS is happy to support the military students in our schools. The average military child moves every one to three years, experiences six tonine school moves throughout their educational career, and experiences multiple periods of separation or deployments. Nationally, there are two million military-connected children.   Even though there are challenges, military children are very resilient and …

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Serve Our Willing Warriors Plans Inaugural Warrior Bicycle Ride

Provided by Virginia Department of Veterans Services Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW), a non-profit organization based in Haymarket, is planning an Inaugural Warrior Bike Ride. The event is being presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is in partnership with The Farm Brewery at Broad Run and Haymarket Bicycles. The event’s additional sponsors include IntelliDyne; Agile Business Solutions LLC; AXA …

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Comstock Announces 10th Congressional District Military Academy Day

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock today announced the annual 10th Congressional District Military Academy Day.  This year’s Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn.  The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are …

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Dumfries Sailor Serves on the USS Sterett

Provided by U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Victor Mejia, from Dumfries, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), and students from the Yan Chai Hospital Secondary School, practice Chinese calligraphy during a cultural exchange event. Sterett is in Hong Kong to experience the city’s rich culture and history as the guided-missile destroyer …

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Heroes Among Us at National Museum of the Marine Corps

Provided by National Museum of the Marine Corps The National Museum of the Marine Corps hosts “Heroes Among Us,” an event for active duty military and veterans, highlighting resources available to these heroes while surrounded by the history they helped create. On Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., representatives from service organizations, both private and government, …

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Gil Trenum Presents American Flags to High School Principals

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Gil Trenum, Brentsville Magisterial District School Board Representative, recently presented American flags to the principals at Brentsville High School, Patriot High School and Stonewall Jackson High School to thank the Brentsville District community for the support he received during his one-year deployment to Africa. “The flags were flown on Sept. 11, on the …

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