Veterans’ claim documents discovered in a storage unit

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (“DVS”) announced today that a large number of documents, including veterans’ claims, were discovered on Sept. 29 in a storage unit belonging to a former DVS employee who worked at the agency’s veterans benefits office located at Richmond’s McGuire VA Medical Center (VAMC). DVS officials retrieved and secured the […]

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Eighteen major V-A medical leases awaiting congressional action for over a year

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Washington – Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bipartisan group of 15 Senators in urging the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to authorize leases for 18 major medical facilities across 12 states that have been awaiting congressional authorization for over a year. Under current law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) must […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against appropriation amendment regarding Confederate flag

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against appropriation amendment regarding Confederate flag

UPDATED clarifying his vote see below. Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Huffman Amendment to H.R. 4974 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017: “Today, I voted no on the Huffman Amendment, which would prohibit the use of […]

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Gov. McAuliffe’s budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe's budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Despite federal sequestration Governor Terry McAuliffe Virginia faced a $2.4 billion dollar state budget shortfall. These cuts disrupted strategic planning and severely harm the state’s economy. “Now, the economic landscape has changed for the better, Congress is getting its act together, and we have a genuine opportunity to take the next step forward,” he said. He […]

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Clinics will provide pro bono legal services for veterans

Monday, December 7, 2015

Clinics will provide pro bono legal services for veterans

In Norfolk Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and the Virginia State Bar (VSB) to launch a series of pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics to provide estate planning services to low-income veterans throughout the Commonwealth. In March 2016, volunteer attorneys from the Office of […]

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Virginia certified as 1st state to functionally end veteran homelessness

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Virginia certified as 1st state to functionally end veteran homelessness

With the help from Roanoke that has housed 123 homeless veterans Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia has been certified by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as the first state in the nation to functionally end veteran homelessness. […]

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Road Warriors roll into Roanoke in support of wounded veterans – video

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Road Warriors roll into Roanoke in support of wounded veterans - video

Roanoke was targeted for a stop by the Road Warrior Foundation and several wounded veterans as part of a cross country journey. The ride into downtown was held up at their starting point on Peters Creek Road at the Kroger Corporate parking lot. The deluge of rain kept them from their ride to the Roanoke […]

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Eight wounded veterans traveling cross country roll into Roanoke

Friday, May 29, 2015

Eight wounded veterans traveling cross country roll into Roanoke

WOUNDED VETERANS RIDING ACROSS AMERICA FOR HEALING AND AWARENESS 2000 Miles on the Can-Am Spyder, and Some Extraordinary Individuals UPDATE: The Roanoke leg of the national ride will begin at Krogers Corporate center on Peters Creek Road at 5:30 p.m. The Mayor will ride with them to the downtown Red Cross were he will read […]

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Northern Virginia Technology Council selected to fix V-A scheduling system

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced that the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has been selected to examine and propose improvements to the scheduling processes and systems at Department of Veteran’s Affairs (V-A) medical facilities, at no cost to taxpayers. Recent legislation to reform the V-A included Sen. Warner’s initiative directing the V-A to […]

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Gen. Eric Shinseki resigns as VA Secretary

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gen. Eric Shinseki resigns as VA Secretary

General Eric Shinseki, Veterans Affairs Secretary offers his resignation to Presidnet Obama at 11:15 a.m. today. President Obama accepts Shinseki’s resignation. “Everyone out there waiting … make sure they get the help that they need,” says President Obama. “What is the realistic time before they get an appointment.” Gen. Shensiki said “He was too trusting […]

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Senator Mark Warner says Shinseki should step aside

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Senator Mark Warner says Shinseki should step aside

Calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki is growing. The American Legion, and one other veterans group, Concerned Veterans for America have called for his resignation. The list of U.S. Senators calling for Shinseki now includes Virginia Senator Mark Warner. Shinseki has remained silent. It has been reported that separate lists of […]

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Appointment of New Adjutant General of Virginia

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Richmond, VA – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Paschal Williams will become the next Adjutant General of the Virginia and lead the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force following the retirement of Major General Daniel E. “Chip” Long, Jr. “Colonel Tim Williams’ vision, record of […]

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