With Fort Belvoir in our backyard and the Pentagon as a next door neighbor, there are an estimated 80,000 military veterans who live in Fairfax County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Their service to our nation ranges from World War II to the conflicts in today’s news. We provide and support a number of veterans services and programs.
Employment, Training and Other Resources
- Veterans preference for Fairfax County Government jobs. Fairfax County is a proud Virginia Values Veterans (V3)-certified organization.
- Service members receive free RECenter admissions on Veterans Day.
- The Human Services Resource Guide includes a comprehensive list of services available for veterans.
- Veterans Business Outreach Center at the Community Business Partnership in Springfield: business development and training services.
- Virginia Career Works: individualized career counseling and job training for local veterans and their spouses.
- The Economic Development Authority has resources to help veterans interested in becoming an entrepreneur develop a business plan. Call 703-790-0600 (TTY 711) for an appointment; ask for a SCORE counselor.
- The Virginia Department of Veterans Services also provides information on benefits; veterans education; transition and employment; care centers; veterans cemeteries; the Virginia War Memorial; and the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program.
- National Museum of the United States Army in Fort Belvoir provides a comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions through the eyes of the American soldier.
- Personal property (car) and real estate tax relief is available to disabled veterans and spouses of veterans killed in action who meet qualifications.
Veterans in Need
- The General District Court provides the Veterans Treatment Docket, a voluntary, court-supervised treatment program to help veterans who have been arrested and have substance use issues and/or have other diagnosed mental health conditions.
- Every month, an estimated dozen or more veterans are identified in our county as being homeless. We work closely with our community partners including nonprofits and faith organizations to provide housing and support services.