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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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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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Semper K9 Raising Funds for New Facility

By Paul Keily Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a nonprofit organization founded and operated by Chris and Amanda Baity that provides training to service and support dogs for military veterans. They are hoping to expand to a new property in Catlett, Virginia, where they will be able to provide a centralized location for their training services. Semper K9 was founded …

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Rep. Comstock Announces Employers For 10th Congressional District Veterans Jobs Fair

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) today announced over thirty employers attending the 10th Congressional District Veterans Jobs Fair that will take place on June 12 from 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, Virginia 20148.  Veterans, transitioning military, and military dependent jobseekers need to bring …

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Flags Honor the Fallen

Provided by Anthony Garris May is National Military Appreciation Month! Please join Forest Park High School JROTC and Combat Veterans of America Motorcycle Club on Saturday, May 27, 2017, as we partner again this year to honor our military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. We will MEET at Quantico National Cemetery with a mission to place 10,000 flags …

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Public Information Meeting on the Puller Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center

Provided by Del. Richard Anderson’s Office In conjunction with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus, chaired by Del. Richard L. Anderson, will host a public information meeting on the approved Puller Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center to explain particulars of the facility, review architectural plans, answer questions, and solicit public input. The …

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Ribbon cutting and open house at new headquarters for the Young Marines

Provided by Young Marines More than 50 people attended a ribbon cutting and open house for the new headquarters of the Young Marines, a national youth organization. The event took place on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the headquarters, 17739 Main Street, Suite 250, Dumfries. The Young Marines moved from Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C. The ribbon was cut by …

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Rep. Comstock Named National Legislator of the Year by MOAA

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she was named National Legislator of the Year by the Virginia Council of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA): “I am honored to receive the National Legislator of the Year Award from the Virginia Council of MOAA.  It has been a top priority of …

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Community Honors Local Heroes and all Members of the Armed Forces

Provided by Prince William County In a brief ceremony Tuesday, community members, county staff and county officials gathered at the War Memorial in Freedom Park, near the McCoart Government Center, for a joint commemoration of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, which both fall in May. Prince William Chairman Corey A. Stewart spoke at the ceremony and said that Armed …

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