Veterans and Military

Gillespie Rolls Out Plan for Veterans

Jul 17, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie was in Norfolk today, unveiling a suite of proposals to help Virginia’s veterans.

Michael Pope

Democrats are hoping that Donald Trump’s behavior on the campaign trail may be able to help them with military voters in Virginia.

A proposal to close veterans hospitals is prompting protests across the country. Led by the union representing V-A workers, the campaign came to Virginia today.

When military veterans return, it can be challenging to get back in step with civilian society.  A conference in Roanoke will explore the issues they face, with days of presentations, performances and discussions.  The third annual Veterans and Society Conference will take place over three days around Veterans Day -- and the public is invited. 

A new wing at one of Virginia's Veterans’ Care Centers aims to reduce the number of homeless veterans, while providing quality senior services for those with declining mental and physical health.

Governor McAuliffe says a new state-funded expansion of a Richmond facility is just the beginning of several projects aimed at filling a huge void in veterans’ services and making the Commonwealth an invaluable military asset.  

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