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Fairfax likely to give tax break to surviving military spouses

Fairfax County supervisors will hold a public hearing Jan. 24 on whether to lower to the state’s minimum property taxes for surviving spouses of military service members determined by the U.S. Department of Defense to have died in the...

Marymount inks agreement with Latino-veterans’ group

Marymount University is expanding on its commitment to support the educational success of minority students through a new partnership with the American Latino Veterans Association (ALVA). “Marymount is dedicated to providing a pathway to education for all those who seek...

Flint Hill Elementary lauded for support of military families

For the second year in a row, Flint Hill Elementary School has been named a “Purple Star School” for its support of military families. The annual recognition is presented by the Virginia Department of Education and Virginia Council on Educational...

Contributions of veterans honored in Great Falls ceremony

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. George Close remembers the first time he took the oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution when he joined the military in 1966 and those words became more meaningful to him the next...

Veterans Day has long, distinguished history

The month of November is a special time for the nation’s veterans. While Memorial Day honors fallen soldiers and service people, Veteran’s Day, which takes place each November, is an opportunity to commemorate the efforts of all who have been...

Local Vietnam-vets organization aims to expand membership

As it gears up for its 36 anniversary, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227 is engaged in a recruitment drive. The current effort aims to put membership of the chapter, founded in 1985, over 350. Membership is open to those...

Change of command at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

When she assumed the post of garrison commander at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall three years ago, U.S. Army Col. Kimberly Peeples was expecting a two-year tour of duty followed by her next posting. But the pandemic, which has upended so...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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