1 in 12 Virginians is a veteran. The Commonwealth of Virginia has the second largest active duty population (approximately 130,000 active duty personnel) within the United States. Additionally, Virginia has the second largest percentage of veterans under the age of 39. The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program works alongside organizations with the aim to make the Commonwealth the #1 state for veterans to stay, work and thrive. In order to accomplish this goal, the V3 Program has invested in resources to provide transition, training and employment support to military spouses and military dependents.
The V3 Program has entered into an official partnership with the US Chamber Foundation to connect V3 Certified Organizations with military spouse job seekers. V3 Organizations have access to establish Military Spouse Fellowship Programs, participate in a Military Spouse Career Accelerator Pilot (MSCAP) and/or join a Military Spouse Economic Employment Zone (MSSEZ). Virginia is one of only six states named by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a statewide Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones.