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Comstock Announces Military Academy Day

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10) has announced the annual 10th Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration building located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are interested in learning more about the nation’s service academies.

“To keep America’s fighting force the best in the world our military service academies must recruit the finest young men and women to be our nation’s future leaders,” said Congresswoman Comstock.

Representatives from all of the service academies – Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard – will be in attendance. Representatives from the Marine Corps ROTC program, the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Military Institute, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and The Citadel have also been invited. Additionally, the American Legion and Randolph-Macon Academy will be represented. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. to noon a formal presentation will commence. Each of the academies will make a presentation and students will be able to meet with admissions staff and ask questions. If you have questions, contact Mary Ann Cannon at 703-404-6903 or by email at

Tour of Local Civil War Sites

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will sponsor a tour of rarely visited Civil War sites and earthworks in Fairfax Station, Clifton and Centreville on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Stuart Mosby Museum will also be on the tour. Local Civil War Historian, John McAnaw, will lead the tour. Good walking shoes advised. Brown bag lunch or eat at a nearby Centreville restaurant. Departing from the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. $20 for Museum members; $30 non-members. Register or questions at or leave a message at 703-425-9225. Leave contact info, email and phone, for last minute changes or cancellation. Payment can be made the day of the tour or online. For more information on the tour sites, registration, payment, please see the event web site listed above.

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum to Honor Eagle Scout Volunteers

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Local Eagle Scout Project Leaders will be honored that evening for their contributions and work for the Museum. Being recognized are: Marc Larvie, Connor Calarco, Grant Schultz, James Frazier, Jason Schumacher, Dan Revay, Johny Gundling and Joe Turner. A video presentation will be shown that evening to showcase the Scouts' projects.

The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. The Annual Meeting is free and open to the public., 703-425-9225,

Kindergarten Registration at Union Mill Elementary

Union Mill Elementary is registering new students for the 2016-17 school year. If your child will reach his or her fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2016, he or she is eligible to attend kindergarten in the Fairfax County Public School that serves your address.

Find your neighborhood school at

Complete a packet of registration forms, which can be obtained at

Or go to the Union Mill Elementary office--at 13611 Springstone Drive, Clifton--to get registration forms.

Call Union Mill’s registrar at 703-322-8500 for help or to make an appointment.

Kindergarten Orientation is on Friday, April 22, from 9-10 a.m. Parents who choose to delay enrollment in kindergarten by one year are required to notify the school in writing of their intent.