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Robert Hurt: Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I had the honor of traveling across the Fifth District and talking with many of Virginia’s brave veterans.


Scott German: UVA basketball business-like in opening victory at JMU

Having observed the three-month long train wreck that has been Virginia football this season, the business-like 79-51 win by the UVA men’s basketball team over JMU was just fine.


Fishburne PG basketball players serve veterans on Veterans Day

Members of the Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s locations in Waynesboro and Staunton on Veterans Day.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Honors Veterans

On November 11, 1918, President Wilson announced the armistice, or temporary halt of fighting in World War I, and proclaimed that November 11 would forever be Armistice Day in the United States.


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Randy Forbes: Five things you never knew about Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we are once again reminded of the ways in which our freedoms and liberties have been preserved by the dedicated service of the men and women in our Armed Forces.


Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


Not just one day: Veterans deserve a lasting commitment

Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.


Virginia Department of Health offers free online training for veterans

Post-deployment life can be challenging for veterans and their families, and both need support during this transition. Challenges can include PTSD and suicidal thoughts.


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Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.


McAuliffe convenes summit on expanding healthcare access for Virginia veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe convened a Summit on Veterans Health Care Access on Monday, bringing together top leaders to work together on improving the availability of services to Virginia’s nearly 800,000 veterans.


Creigh Deeds: Vote for Mark Warner on Nov. 4

My friend, Mark Warner is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate because he believes that all Virginians should get a fair shot at success.


Sen. Warner campaign ad emphasizes record of bipartisanship

The Senator Mark Warner re-election campaign today released an ad, “Stronger”, in which Sen. Warner emphasizes his efforts to reach across the aisle and find common ground.


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Robert Hurt: We need to restore common sense to Washington

As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.


Hell in a Cell Preview: Can Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose carry a pay-per-view?

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are set to be part of what is being billed as a double main event at WWE Hell in a Cell on Sunday night.


Republican Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms endorses Sen. Mark Warner

Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, a Republican, announced on Tuesday his endorsement of Senator Mark Warner for re-election.


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McAuliffe announces 150 new jobs in City of Virginia Beach

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that DOMA Technologies, LLC, a Virginia Beach-based company that specializes in cloud-based data and document management, plans to create 150 new jobs and lease an additional 15,000 square feet of office space.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


New TV ad pushes Sen. Warner’s commitment to Virginia military families, veterans

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s re-election campaign announced a new ad, “Get It Right,” which highlights Senator Warner’s long history of fighting for the thousands of military men, women, veterans and families that reside in the Commonwealth.


Richmond Raiders indoor football roster taking shape for 2015

The Richmond Raiders have taken the first step toward putting together the squad that will begin play in the franchise’s sixth season of professional indoor football.


Judged Trail Ride next weekend

There will be a Judged Trail Ride on Sunday, October 12. Riders and their horses will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills on a five-mile course through fields, streams, woods, and creeks in Augusta County.


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Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.


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Randy Forbes: Let’s talk about reliability

Let’s talk about reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered.


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Virginia moves to end veteran homelessness by end of 2015

On any given night, 617 veterans in Virginia are homeless based on the 2014 Point-In-Time Count, a survey of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.


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House of Delegates ceremony for Virginia Committee of Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

The Virginia House of Delegates conducted a special signing ceremony Thursday for the Virginia Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.


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Randy Forbes: The real story of the man who carried the maps

“…I was the man that carried the maps…” That’s how William Loncaric described his role the day they stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to train career, technical education teachers

Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers.


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Sen. Warner announces selection of NVTC to assist V-A with broken scheduling system

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that the Northern Virginia Technology Council has been selected to propose improvements to the scheduling processes and systems at V-A medical facilities.


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McAuliffe accepts Veterans Services Commissioner Paul Galanti’s resignation

Governor Terry McAuliffe accepted Paul Galanti’s decision to conclude his service to the Commonwealth as Commissioner, Department of Veterans Services.