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Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project gives voice to those who served

The newly-formed Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project (VWP) will provide veterans, active and reserve service members, and military families an effective and cost-free outlet to tell their unique stories.


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McAuliffe announces measures to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians

Today Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.


Department of Forestry selects new forest conservation specialist

A 14-year-veteran of natural resources conservation projects will continue that work in Virginia.


104th Fighter Wing to honor Lt Col Fontenot’s service

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at Barnes Air National Guard Base, for Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., whose F-15C jet crashed in Deerfield, Va., last week.


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Mark Warner on the issues

Statements from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on his visit to Buena Vista on Monday on student debt, the V-A scandal and Iraq.


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Sen. Warner calls for nationwide expansion of veterans legal clinics

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) urged the new U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to authorize the nationwide expansion of the College of William & Mary pro bono veterans legal clinic model to help more military veterans get their complex V-A disability claims submitted properly and processed more quickly.


Identity of pilot killed in military plane crash released

Following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday.


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Herring commits to hiring Virginia veterans, protecting vets from fraud, scams

Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he will sign “The Patriot Pledge,” committing to hiring more Virginia veterans, and will begin the process of making the Office of Attorney General a certified “Virginia Values Veterans” employer.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with the news media in advance of the Monarchs’ season opener on Saturday vs. Hampton.


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Bridgewater College football looks for turnaround 2014

Following one of the roughest seasons in recent program history, the Bridgewater Eagles football team will need to find quick solutions on the offensive side of the ball and continue to build on a stout defense as the 2014 season approaches.


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#3 UVA men’s soccer preps for exhibition Saturday vs. Rutgers

The third-ranked UVA men’s soccer team gets its first taste of game action in 2014 at 7 p.m. Saturday when it plays host to Rutgers in exhibition play at Klöckner Stadium.


$11M in grants to end veterans homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.


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Governor McAuliffe unveils major workforce development initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed executive order 23 establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative, which will be led by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson

Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson speaks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va, on Aug. 1.


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Grants to help veterans, minority farmers get started in agriculture

Partnerships continue USDA efforts supporting new farmers and build greater diversity in American agriculture


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams

Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 30.w


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Tim Kaine on confirmation of new Veterans Affairs secretary

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 28.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 26.


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Rick Ankiel named to Potomac Nationals Hall of Fame

The Potomac Nationals are honored to announce the induction of former Major League Baseball veteran left-handed pitcher and outfielder, Rick Ankiel into the club’s Hall of Fame.


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Warner meets with Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.


Warner for Virginia launches Veterans and Military Families for Warner

Warner for Virginia today announced the launch of Veterans and Military Families for Warner, a group of military men, women and families who support Senator Mark Warner for re-election because of his steadfast commitment to our veterans and military families.


Virginia Tech Press Conference: Willie Byrn

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Virginia Tech wide receiver Willie Byrn.


Press Conference: Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


Charlottesville veteran John Leys receives French Legion of Honor Award

Congresman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) attended a ceremony at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. in honor of World War II veterans who received the French Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France, for their service on D-Day.


UVA Press Conference: Anthony Harris

ACC Football Kickoff interview with UVA defensive standout Anthony Harris.


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Man arrested after daylight burglary in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man after a brazen daytime home break-in that occurred over the weekend.


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Sen. Warner on Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today applauded the nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO and Army veteran Robert A. McDonald to serve as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


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President Obama on new Veterans Affairs nominee

I know how deeply you care about our veterans. Many of you are veterans yourselves — veterans serving veterans. You help them transition to civilian life, go to college, buy their first home, start a new business.


McAuliffe announces grant award for veteran job training

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today Virginia’s award of over $3.4 million from the United States Department of Labor to provide veterans with job training.