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  • Join Santa Claus for a cause in Jolly Fat Man’s Run

    The annual Bethesda race is hosted by The Sergeant\’s Program and raises money for veterans.

  • Virginians to consider tax exemption proposal

    Virginians heading to the polls on Election Day will decide whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would exempt the surviving spouses of U.S. military members killed in action from paying real estate taxes.

  • Va. governor aims at ending vet homelessness

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is in the second day of a challenge aimed at sheltering homeless veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the “100 Day Challenge” on Wednesday. He says mayors have taken up the challenge from Alexandria, Hampton, Richmond, Petersburg, Salem, Roanoke, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News. The challenge will also bring together other…

  • Va. AG commits to hiring, protecting veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans in his office and protect them from fraud. Herring announced Thursday that he’ll sign “The Patriot Pledge” and begin the process of making his office a certified “Virginia Values Veterans” employer. During remarks at the 2nd Annual Virginia Values…

  • VA Maryland partners with Evergreen

    A Maryland Health Care System is partnering with Evergreen Health Care to improve health care access for veterans.

  • Disabled vets get their own memorial in D.C.

    Newest memorial pays tribute to American Veterans Disabled for Life.

  • Memorial honors post 9/11 veterans

    On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had a unique memorial dedicated to them: a \”Living Wall of Honor\” for post 9/11 veterans.

  • New stamps honor Korean War veterans

    The harrowing acts of service members more than a half-century ago have been immortalized on forever stamps that will take their legacy around the nation.

  • Va. lawmakers seek to build nursing homes for vets

    House Republicans want to use money that had been slated to build a new office building for General Assembly members to build two new nursing homes that would serve the state\’s veterans.

  • More Va. vets eligible for driving program

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says more veterans are now eligible for the state’s Troops to Trucks program. The program helps military personnel about to leave service or new veterans obtain a Virginia commercial driver’s licenses and assists with their civilian job searches. Officials say more than 300 military personnel…

  • On pace: Ending veteran homelessness in D.C.

    Alan Banks is an Air Force veteran who experienced homelessness for 6 years. Now, he\’s working with others to end veteran homelessness by 2015.

  • Lack of kin delays Va. vet’s burial for months

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Monday service is scheduled for a U.S. Navy veteran whose body lay in a hospital morgue for six months. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1pAbGIo ) reports that Luther Payne had no immediate kin to claim his body after he died on Dec. 2, 2013 at Martha Jefferson Hospital. A lack of…

  • Va. gets $3.4M grant for veteran employment

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is getting a $3.4 million federal grant to help veterans better gain employment. The U.S. Department of Labor says the Virginia is experiencing a record number of military personnel transitioning from active military duty into the civilian workforce. Officials say that while there are numerous programs and services designed to…

  • “Fake” Fleet ushers in allied forces for D-Day

    There was a phantom fleet used to confuse the Nazis ahead of the D-Day invasion.

  • VA scandal marks 27th Rolling Thunder event

    Amid a scandal now rocking the VA, Rolling Thunder veterans are rolling into town for Memorial Day.