News For Veterans

 

News Releases

2013

17June2013 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Summit Conference in Richmond

2012

20Nov2012 Albert G Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery Wreath Society conducts fund raising campaign to place live wreaths on all gravesites

6Nov2012 Veterans ID card helps veterans cash in on Veterans Day discounts

16Oct2012 - October 22 ceremony at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery to mark grant award; funding will provide outer burial containers to veterans at no cost.

16Oct2012 - October 23 ceremony at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia to mark grant award; funding will provide outer burial containers to veterans at no cost.

9Oct2012 Virginia Values Veterans program builds momentum with third successful conference

17Sept2012 Virginia Values Veterans conference offers unique approach to reducing veteran unemployment

6Sept2012 Americorps Virginia Veterans Joins Statewide Community Food Drive September 9-15

18June2012 Commonwealth of Virginia launches V3 initiative to increase veteran employment

30May2012 Governor McDonnell announces new veterans ID card

21May2012 Lt. Governor Bolling and Congressman Forbes to speak at Memorial Day ceremony May 28

21May2012 Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery to hold Memorial Day ceremony May 28

21May2012 Memorial Day ceremony will be held May 28 at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

6April2012 Change results in increased GI Bill benefits for veterans attending Eastern Virginia Medical School

4April2012 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and Kognito introduce Family of Heroes, an online avatar-based PTSD and resiliency training for veterans’ families

29March2012 Donald Howell hired as Region1 coordinator for Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

21Feb2012 Veterans can use G.I. Bill benefits for more than 1,000 post-secondary education programs in Virginia

12Feb2012 VA approval of veterans disability claims up seven percent in FY11

2011

15Dec2011 Governor McDponnell announces two new locations for veterans benefits assistance

13Dec2011 New representative joins Department of Veterans Services Staunton office

13Dec2011 New representatives join Department of Veterans Services Fairfax office

6Dec2011 Wreaths to be laid on all graves at the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery; Ceremony to be held December 10

4Nov2011 Martha Utley (USCG, Ret) joins Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

4Oct2011 Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery Wreath Society kicks off campaign to place wreaths on all gravesites

12Sept11 Virginia Department of Veterans Services Roanoke Office Relocates

6Sept11 Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker to be dedicated at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery September 10, 2011

4August11 Camilla Schwoebel appointed Region 1 director for Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

19July11 Attorney General’s opinion clarifies tax exemption for disabled veterans

18July11 MG Chris Cortez, U.S. Marines (Ret.) from Microsoft to Headline We Are Virginia Veterans on Campus Conference

18July11 Combat veterans will talk about their experiences on campus during one-day summit

8July11 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program to host "We Are Virginia Veterans on Campus" conference, August 9 at VMI; online registration open now

30June11 New laws waive fees for Purple Heart license plate and designate two memorial highways

29June11 New legislation provides vital records to veterans at no cost, hunting licenses at reduced cost

28June 11 In-state tuition residency requirement waived for veterans at public colleges and universities

27June11 This year’s state legislation favorable toward veterans

21June11 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill on-the-job training program pays big benefits to employers

15June11 Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery to begin performing interments

8June11 Virginia War Memorial Hosts 2011 Teacher Institutes Statewide

24May11 Major Jeremy S. Mushtare to speak at Memorial Day ceremony

24May11 McGuire VA Medical Center director to speak at Memorial Day Ceremony

21May11 Army birthday celebration at the Virginia War Memorial

4May11 Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held at the Virginia War Memorial

26April11 Dedication ceremony for Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery to be held May 6, 2011

19April11 Legislation enacted granting real estate tax exemption to veterans with 100% disability

7April11 Eric Endries (LTC, RET) to join Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

24March11 Bert Levesque (USN, Ret.) to join Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

15March11 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Hires Regional Coordinator for Southwestern Virginia

5Jan11 Adrian Cronauer shares his wartime story as radio personality during vietnam (PDF 27K)

2010

29Dec10 Governor McDonnell issues Executive Order #29--Serving Virginia's Veterans (PDF 296K)

27Dec10 Danville Veterans Benefits Service Office Relocating
(PDF 28kb)

7Dec10 Wreaths to be laid on all graves at the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery; Ceremony to be held
December 11
(PDF 28k)

7Dec10 Wreaths Across America observance to be held at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia December 11 (PDF 26k)

2Dec10 Staunton Veterans Benefits Service Office Relocates (PDF 25k)

5Nov10 Forgotten Heroes to Be Honored on Veterans Day at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery (PDF 20k)

29Oct10 Virginia receives Paralyzed Veterans Employable Award
(PDF 20k)

27Oct10 Voters to Decide on Real Estate Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans (PDF 33k)

25Oct10 Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at the Virginia War Memorial (PDF 28k)

12Oct10 "President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson" talk about their life in the White House (PDF 29k)

28Sept10 Study of Virginia veterans shows gaps in treatment services; helps bring in federal funding (PDF 26k)

22Sept10 Color Guards from across Virginia assemble to pay tribute (PDF 27k)

16Sept10 Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery Wreath Society kicks off campaign to place wreaths on all grave sites (PDF 25k)

1Sept10 New federal regulation adds three more presumptive
diseases in connection with Agent Orange exposure
(PDF 26k)

31Aug10 Thousands of veterans walk away from GI Bill benefits
(PDF 20k)

28Aug10 State operated veterans cemeteries to provide outer burial containers at cost (PDF 25k)

27Aug10 WeAreVirginiaVeterans.org: The Commonwealth’s newest tool to assist veterans (PDF 25k)

30Jul10 Workshop offers eligible veterans opportunity to apply for benefits, file for health care, and much more (PDF 32k)

29Jul10 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Awarded Grant for Community Criminal Justice Partners Training (PDF 25k)

20Jul10 Penny Melvin (Sgt.Maj. Ret.) to join Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (PDF 24k)

29June10 Voters to Decide on Real Estate Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans in November (PDF 34KB)

14Jun10 Workshop offers eligible veterans opportunity to apply for benefits, file for health care, and much more (166KB)

21May10 WAVY News Anchor Kerri Furey to speak at Memorial Day ceremony (27KB)

21May10 Major General Tony L. Corwin, USMC (Retired) to speak at Memorial Day Ceremony (27KB)

5May2010 Virginia War Memorial Hosts 2010 Teacher Institutes Statewide (29KB)

5May2010 Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held at the Virginia War Memorial (27KB)

5Apr2010 DVS Lynchburg office relocates (25KB)

1Apr2010 Services available for Richmond area veterans at multiple locations (29KB)

3Feb2010 VA Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth to address Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Conference (25KB)

2Feb2010 Jersey Mike's Subs in Virginia Beach opening benefits wounded warriors (84KB)

8Jan2010 Registration is now open for the Virginia is for Heroes Conference (28KB)

2009

29Dec2009 Call To Action - Employment for Virginia's veterans (32KB)

7Dec2009 Wreaths to be laid on all graves at the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery; Ceremony to be held December 12 (27KB)

7Dec2009 Wreaths Across America observance to be held at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia December 12 (22KB)

4Dec2009 Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery construction update (20KB)

10Nov2009 Virginia Department of Veterans Services Releases Progress Report on the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (24KB)

28Oct2009 Victory for Vets Tournament benefits Virginia's wounded warriors (35KB)

26Oct2009 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program selected to join the Real Warrior Campaign (34KB)

17Sep2009 Virginia veteran completes Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (27KB)

17Sep2009 Virginia receives $7.2 million in funding for third veterans cemetery (25KB)

10Sep2009 Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia establishes memorial garden (25KB)

09Sep2009 Bronze Star Recipient Joins Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (26KB)

04Sep2009 Defense Department forensics analyst to speak at War Memorial September 18, 2009 (26KB)

07Aug2009 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Seeks Regional Director for Southwest Virginia (28KB)

01August2009 New Post 9/11 G.I.Bill takes effect

Undated Diageo North America donates to Virginia Wounded Warrior Program as part of Virginia ABC's Military Outreach Initiative (76KB)

17May2009, Memorial Day Ceremony features Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (22KB)

17May2009, Memorial Day Ceremony features Command Sergeant Major David Bruner (26KB)

12May2009, Memorial Day Ceremony to be held at the Virginia War Memorial (25KB)

30Apr2009, Portraits of Colonels Barfoot and Sitter to be unveiled at veterans care center (20KB)

28Apr2009, Veterans score four victories during 2009 General Assembly (48KB)

Undated, Service Disabled Veteran Designation Now Available for SWaM Business Owners (56KB)

10Apr2009, Governor Kaine Announces Wounded Warrior Grants – Program awards $1.7 million to community programs (47KB)

21Feb2009, Former NFL player and author to speak at Virginia War Memorial (26KB)

19Feb2009, Despite tight economy, spare change adds up to a significant contribution for wounded warriors (25KB)

28Jan2009, Department of Veterans Services staff receive Meritorious Mast (22KB)

22Jan2009, BRAC update presented at Virginia War Memorial January 29 (25KB)

2008

12Jan2008, David and Judy Holt, Lakeview Golf Club recognized for support of Virginia Veterans Wounded Warrior Program (29KB)

17Dec2008, Virginia War Memorial Breaks Ground for the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center (22KB)

11Dec2008, Virginia War Memorial to Break Ground for the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center (47KB)

09Dec2008, GRANT OPPORTUNITY: State seeks applicants for veterans healthcare funding (27KB)

04Dec2008, Wreaths to be laid on all graves at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery; Ceremony to be held December 13 (27KB)

04Dec2008, Wreaths Across America observance to be held at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia December 13 (22KB)

24Nov2008, Regional directors join Wounded Warrior Program (29KB)

03Nov2008, State veterans cemeteries to host open house on Veterans Day (27KB)

28Oct2008, Veterans Day ceremony to be held at the Virginia War Memorial (37KB)

21Oct2008, Remote locations announced for Wounded Warrior Summit (27KB)

03Oct2008, Help available for veterans filing for economic stimulus payment; deadline for filing is October 15 (27KB)

01Oct2008, Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission to Speak at Massing of Colors Ceremony (27KB)

15Sep2008, Summit on working with veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan slated for November 6 and 7 (28KB)

12Sep2008, Wounded Warrior Program Seeks Regional Directors (27KB)

12Sep2008, Deed to be transferred for new state veterans cemetery in Dublin (26KB)

10Sep2008, Bike run to benefit veterans and lay wreath at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia (22KB)

08Sep2008, Former Hanoi Hilton Prisoner of War to Speak at Virginia War Memorial (39KB)

12Aug2008, Captain Catherine Wilson Hired for Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (30KB)

07Aug2008, Veterans to receive honorary high school diplomas (22KB)

01Aug2008, Virginia Department of Veterans Services and IRS partner to help veterans (27KB)

08Jul2008, Help available for veterans in the Fairfax and other Northern Virginia areas (31KB)

24Jun2008, Veterans May Be Eligible for Honorary High School Diplomas (21KB)

20May2008, Ceremonies Honoring Veterans to Be Held May 26 at State Veterans Cemeteries (22KB)

12May2008, Executive Director Sought for Wounded Warrior Initiative (37KB)

17Mar2008, Veterans Town Hall Meetings Scheduled (28KB)

29Feb2008, VA data shows increase in number of Virginia Veterans (22KB)

22Jan2008, Virginia is for Heroes Conference slated for Hampton Roads (28KB)

17Jan2008, Study identifies optimal location for state veterans cemetery (27KB)

 

News Releases Archives

2007

06Nov2007, Veterans Day open house planned for veterans cemeteries in Suffolk and Amelia (15KB)

09Nov2007, Study shows need for additional veterans care facilities in Virginia (17KB)

22Oct2007, Richmond area veterans to be served at multiple locations (18KB)

18Sep2007, State opens new veterans care center (13KB)

12Sep2007, Virginia's first conference on polytrauma and combat stress in returning military personnel slated for October 17 (17KB)

27Jun2007, Virginia's veterans cemeteries growing in popularity (16KB)

18Jun2007, Danville Forum Will Examine Long-Term Care for Veterans (16KB)

26Jun2007, Danville Office Relocating (16KB)

02Jul2007, New itinerant location at Smith Mountain Lake (15KB)

30May2007, Forums Will Examine Long-Term Care for Veterans (16KB)

28Feb2007, Veterans Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Richmond (12KB)

14Feb2007, Tidewater Veterans Benefit Services Office Relocating (15KB)

20Feb2007, Veterans Town Hall Meetings Scheduled (12KB)

14Feb2007, Veterans Benefits Service Office Now Located at Salem VA Medical Center (15KB)

2006

08Nov2006, Veterans Day (November 8, 2006) (15KB)

08Nov2006, DVS employees honor veterans by running in the nTelos 8K run (November 8, 2006) (12KB)

06Nov2006, Veterans Day Closing (November 6, 2006) (13KB)

18Sep2006, New location in Chatham--revised (September 18, 2006) (20KB)

18Sep2006, Veterans Expo Poster Radio Advertisement (September 18, 2006) - MP3 (941KB)

24Aug2006, Veterans Expo Slated for September 16 2006 in Wytheville (August 24, 2006) (12KB)

Undated, Veterans Services and WalMart Team Up (August 11, 2006) (13KB)

07Aug2006, Spouses of Military Service Members Killed and Disabled Now Eligible for Education Benefits (August 7, 2006) (15KB)

Undated, Virginia War Orphans Education Program Renamed and Expanded (July 6, 2006) (26KB)

Undated, Governor Kaine Directs State Agencies to Look for Opportunities to Improve Services to Veterans (June 29, 2006) (23KB)

19Jun2006, Governor Kaine Signs Legislation Granting In-State Tuition to Military Families; Signs bills establishing family support fund, “Support Our Troops” License Plate (June 19, 2006)

Undated, Virginia National Guard and Reservists Could Be Affected By Recent VA Data Loss; Veterans Also Affected (June 8, 2006) (36KB)

18May2006, Ceremonies Honoring Veterans to Be Held May 28 at State Veterans Cemeteries (16KB)

 

Back Fence Series

On Sunday, April 2, 2006, the Richmond Times Dispatch printed the first two in a series of columns on veterans issues. The articles will be available on this site as they are made available from the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Back Fence Series 1: "Veterans Can Play Vital Role On Homefront Battleground" & "Through Actions, Commitment Military Veterans Love Virginia" (4MB)

Back Fence Series 2: "Agency Does Much to Aid Virginia’s Veterans" & "How Do Armed Forces Get Recruits?" (4.7MB)

Back Fence Series 3: "Does Virginia Love Veterans? No, But Relationship Grows" & "Selfless Service and Courage Define the AmericanWarrior", & "How Will Military Solve the Recruiting Dilemmas It Faces?" (4.62MB)

Back Fence Series 4: "MacArthur Was Right When He Said: 'Old Soldiers Never Die" & "Support for Veterans Remains High, But More Can BeDone" (1MB)

Back Fence Series 5: "Memories of Vietnam Service Remain Vivid 40 Years Later" & "When Veterans Vote, They Should Look at Records" (55KB)

Back Fence Series 6: "Veterans’ Organization Works To Help Injured Servicemen" & "U.S. Veterans Might Insist That Iraqis Shape Iraq’s Future" (2.9MB)

Back Fence Series 7: "Don’t Consider America’s Armed Forces ‘Victims’ ", "Virginia Agencies, Assembly Aid State’s Veterans", & "Assembly Appreciates What Military Has Done" (2.8MB)