Fauquier County site chosen for new veterans care center

WASHINGTON — One of two state-of-the-art veterans care centers included in Virginia’s budget will be built on land donated to the commonwealth by Fauquier County.

The former Vint Hill Farms Station once served as a U.S. Army and National Security Agency facility.

Virginia has budgeted $96 million for a new veterans care center in Northern Virginia and on Hampton Roads. Construction on the Vint Hill Farms Station center is expected to begin in late 2017 with completion scheduled for late 2019.

The 120-bed facility will include nursing care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and short-term rehabilitative care.

The Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center and the planned veterans care center in Hampton Roads will double the number of veterans care centers in Virginia. The Care Center in Roanoke opened in 1992, and the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center opened in Richmond in 2008.

A site for the Hampton Roads care center will be announced in July.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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