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VRE Hosts Training for TSA K-9 Teams at Broad Run Yard

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) hosted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on a canine training event at the VRE Broad Run train yard in Prince William County as part of a continuous effort in interagency surface training. This training opportunity is one of many law enforcement related training events hosted by VRE with local, state and federal partner agencies in the …

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Ex-POW to Receive Hanoi Hilton Brick

Hanoi Hilton brick presented by Freedom Museum

Provided by The Freedom Museum The Freedom Museum, as part of POW/MIA Month, will host a group of former U.S. Air Force (USAF) Vietnamese linguists who will present Rear Admiral (RAdm) Robert H. Shumaker, USN (Ret) a construction brick from the infamous Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) prison.  The brick is a symbol of the service and sacrifice of millions of …

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Woodbridge Sailor at Work on USS New York

Provided by Navy Office of Community Outreach Engineman 2nd Class Patrick Bliss, from Woodbridge, sands a jacket water header pipe aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy …

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Special Fathers Day Brunch at National Museum of the Marine Corps

Tun Tavern restaurant at the National Museum of the Marine Corps will host a special brunch for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, starting at 10:00 a. m. Throughout the day, Museum visitors can participate in a variety of activities focused on robotics – simple robots, robotics in the Marine Corps and robotic-themed projects. Reservations for Father’s Day Brunch are required; …

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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

PWCS important date

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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