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Va. initiative targets veteran unemployment

Instead of focusing on helping veterans with job searches, Virginia Values Veterans will help employers that want to hire, train and retain them.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 06:19am EDT

Tags: jobs, unemployment, Virginia Values Veterans, Department of Veterans Services, V3, TMG Inc

Hundreds come out to honor wounded veterans

Michael McKnight got a little stir crazy hanging out in a hotel room near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda So when his buddy Benjamin Williams called to invite him to Fort Detrick on Saturday, he jumped at the opportunity to spend a few hours outdoors

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: wounded warriors, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Detrick

Franchot warns veterans of email scam

Emails are going out to military personnel and some civilian workers, suggesting that if they're receiving disability benefits, they may be eligible for more. It's a scam.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 04:39am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, scams, Peter Franchot,

Charities that help veterans

With Memorial Day and its focus on veterans who have served their country just behind us, many of you are likely to make donations to organizations that help veterans and their families.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action, charity, Military Money Matters, Charity Navigator

McDonnell launches new Va. vet ID card

Virginia's veterans are getting new IDs to help them take advantage of special discount programs.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 11:45am EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Virginia Veterans ID Card

Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

After spending time serving their country, many veterans face difficulty finding a job and adjusting to normal life back at home. A new social networking site aims to help connect veterans with peers and employers.

Monday - 05/28/2012, 05:48pm EDT

Tags: va, veteran central, veteran jobs, Barrett

New Fisher House opens at Fort Belvoir

Military families who want to be nearby while their wounded family members are in the hospital now have a new - more comfortable - place to stay near Washington.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 05:52pm EDT

Tags: military, fort belvoir, Fisher House Foundation, Kathy Stewart

Va. program to help vets get transportation jobs

A new program in Virginia will make it easier for veterans to get jobs in the transportation industry.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 10:50am EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Troops to Trucks, DMV

Veteran seniors came home from front, couldn't leave Dulles

The group of World War II-era veterans from St. Petersburg, Fla., all in their 80s and 90s, sat in their Allegiant Airlines plane for three hours Tuesday evening until it was eventually canceled at midnight. The airline first said the delays were because of fuel, and then due to a scratch on the plane.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:32pm EDT

Tags: Allegiant Air

Veterans arrive for Medal of Honor Day wreath-laying

Sixteen Medal of Honor recipients arrived at Reagan National Airport Friday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 11:12am EDT

Tags: Medal of Honor, Reagan National Airport,

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