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.
With Fort Belvoir in our backyard and the Pentagon as a next-door neighbor, we are home to many active military, veterans and their families. Our veterans have done so much to serve our community. It is important for us to provide the quality services and support they deserve from their local government.
Chairman Sharon Bulova, Board of Supervisors
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.
- SkillSource one-stop employment centers: access to office equipment, workshops and job search assistance.
- Veterans Employment Initiative: matches veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications.
- 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.
- Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County workshops: what is needed to get a business up and running here and the resources available to help that happen.
- 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.
- 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.