The Commonwealth of Virginia is the proud home of over 100,000 active duty and reserve component service members and 837,000 veterans. For many years, Virginia’s military presence and defense industrial base has significantly contributed to the success and distinction of our great Commonwealth. The people of Virginia and the United States military have formed a unique community relationship which has enhanced our abilities to attract and retain military installations and defense industries; to promote economic development; to improve the quality of life for military families; and to honor those who serve our country and fight for our freedoms.
In the areas of homeland security and emergency preparedness, Virginia is recognized as a leader for the strategies and programs it has developed over the years. Virginia maintains strong relationships with its federal government partners, including the Department of Homeland Security, local governments and private sector stakeholders. Working through a “whole of community” approach, Virginia continually strives to ensure a safe and resilient Commonwealth.
This site provides a compilation of military, defense, veterans and homeland security-related media; particularly articles that relate specifically to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please feel free to utilize this site to remain up-to-date on Virginia’s military, defense, veteran and homeland security current events. Media reports are published on a weekly basis. If you would like to make a suggestion about how this site can better serve you, please leave a comment on the Suggestions page.