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Continuing to ensure that Virginia remains the state of choice for military personnel transitioning to civilian life, the Virginia Department of Veterans Services is partnering with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to bring The Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP) to Virginia. Under a grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co, VCTP connects transitioning service members, veterans, and family members to industry-specific education and training programs to facilitate post-military employment, and information about national and state-level opportunities and benefits for veterans and their families. Industry certifications that could be earned through VCTP are PMP, PHR/SPHR, CCNA, Comp TIA and Six Sigma, to name a few.


On April 23, 2015, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) voted to provide an additional $1 million for roadway and transit improvements for Route 1 from Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Roy Rogers) to Napper Road (Costco) in their FY 2015-16 program.

“We heard constituents loud and clear at the community meeting on March 31, and have since been hard at work to secure additional NVTA funding for this area. Transit improvements will bring new development, residents and businesses to the area and help transform the Route 1 Corridor into a vibrant destination spot in Fairfax County,” Chairman Bulova said.


PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA...During its Board meeting on April 7, 2015, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors requested that the Commonwealth of Virginia locate the planned Northern Virginia Veterans Care Facility on a 27-acre county-owned property located at 11000 Crestwood Drive and 8200 Ashton Avenue.

The Virginia General Assembly and the Governor passed legislation to fund construction of two Veterans Care Centers in the Commonwealth. One is to be located in the Hampton Roads area, and the other in Northern Virginia. "Prince William County is an ideal location for the Northern Virginia Veterans Care Facility," said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors. "This particular site is conveniently located to I-66 allowing easy access for family and friends to visit and within close proximity to the amenities and services needed for our deserving veterans to receive care at the planned facility."


RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe today proclaimed April as Month of the Military Child and encouraged Virginians to wear purple on April 15 to show their support for military-connected children. “Virginia is home to some of the nation's largest and most important military installations and second only to California in the number of active duty military members,” said Governor McAuliffe. “It should come as no surprise that the Commonwealth's schools educate more military children than schools in almost any other state.”


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