Veterans and Military http://wvtf.org en VA Lawmakers Propose Two New Veteran Care Centers http://wvtf.org/post/va-lawmakers-propose-two-new-veteran-care-centers <p>State money originally earmarked to renovate the state capitol in Richmond, may be used for funding of two new veteran care centers.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Earlier this summer, Governor Terry McAuliffe cancelled a planned $300 million dollar Capitol complex renovation, citing more pressing needs in the state.</p><p>Now, Republicans in the house would like to use that money to fund the state’s share of two new veteran nursing homes, one in Hampton another in Northern Virginia.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:20:40 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 24661 at http://wvtf.org VA Lawmakers Propose Two New Veteran Care Centers Veteran-Friendly Legislation http://wvtf.org/post/veteran-friendly-legislation <p>Nearly three years after Virginia Public Radio told you about the growing problem of veterans’ homelessness in the Commonwealth, the state is putting pen to paper to help put an end to it.&nbsp;</p><p>The legislation is one of 10 veteran-friendly bills that Governor McAuliffe ceremonially signed into law&nbsp; at the World War II Battleship Wisconsin museum in Norfolk.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:41:11 +0000 Tommie McNeil 22782 at http://wvtf.org Veteran-Friendly Legislation Bernard Marie: Child Witness to the D-Day Invasion http://wvtf.org/post/bernard-marie-child-witness-d-day-invasion <p>A chat with a Roanoke resident, who as a child, witnessed the Invasion of Normandy in France in 1944. Tab O'Neal has a conversation with Bernard Marie. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:06:08 +0000 Tab O'Neal 22423 at http://wvtf.org Bernard Marie: Child Witness to the D-Day Invasion The National D-Day Memorial 70th Anniversary Event http://wvtf.org/post/national-d-day-memorial-70th-anniversary-event <p>Many events taking place at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford in observance of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:25:45 +0000 Tab O'Neal 22367 at http://wvtf.org The National D-Day Memorial 70th Anniversary Event Medical Care for Veterans a Contentious Topic This Week http://wvtf.org/post/medical-care-veterans-contentious-topic-week <p><span style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">As the embattled head of the Veterans Affairs department testified in the Senate this week, lawmakers also explored reforming how veterans receive care.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:56:56 +0000 Matt Laslo 21472 at http://wvtf.org Medical Care for Veterans a Contentious Topic This Week