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Connect Northern Virginia February Newsletter

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February 2018 VMF Newsletter

Earlier this month, Service Dogs in Training Henry and Chancy, acquired from Duty Dogs in Wyoming, joined the VMF family. Henry is a yellow Labrador retriever named for U.S. Army Sergeant William Henry Johnson, who enlisted in 1917 and was assigned to the infantry unit that later became the 369th Infantry Regiment, “Harlem Hellfighters,” an all-black regiment that helped pave the way for future African-American soldiers.

Know the Past Shape the Future Black History Month Celebration.

In celebration of Black History Month, Fairfax County in partnership with Cox proudly presents “Know the Past Shape the Future,” a free celebration with music, entertainment and light refreshments. Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Justin E. Fairfax will be the keynote speaker, and a portion of the program will recognize historically black churches in Fairfax County.

WE MEASURE OUR SUCCESS BY HOW MANY LIVES WE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

What a year 2017 was for George Mason University. From a team of engineering students who developed a prosthetic to help a young girl play the violin, to our scientists who discovered ways to treat infectious diseases using Komodo dragon blood, to a Pulitzer finalist in Spanish-American history (a topic of particular interest to me!), we continued to innovate and make a difference. Our model for success remains a draw for talent. We welcomed our largest and most diverse class in university history, and celebrated a Carnegie Fellow, an Oscar- and Emmy-nominated cinematographer, and our first Rhodes Scholar finalist in a decade. Read on to learn more about our amazing year. VIEW THE ANNUAL REPORT

Loudoun Chamber Celebrates 5 Decades of Community Advocacy

The newspaper headlines are familiar.

Plans are being made to widen Rt. 7. The Board of Supervisors is wrestling with the merits of a massive development requested by one of the world’s largest tech companies. Purcellville residents complain about traffic on Main Street. Editorials focus attention on plans to extend rail service to Dulles Airport. Teachers lobby for raises in the school budget. That was in 1968.