Virginia Council of Chapters Hosts Congressional Appreciation Event

The Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) hosted its 32nd annual Congressional Appreciation Luncheon May 16 at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. Six members of the Virginia congressional delegation discussed key state and national defense-related legislative issues with leaders representing 16 Virginia chapters.

The VCOC recognized Rep. Barbara Comstock with its annual legislative award for her faithful support and loyal service regarding veterans’ and military compensation and benefits legislation. In presenting the award, retired Air Force Col. Steven Turner, VCOC president, said of Comstock, “Last year, she championed legislation that affected us in a positive way,” including key provisions within the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, her participation on caucuses related to ship building, and her contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math issues as the Research and Technology Subcommittee chairwoman.