On the Road

It is always a pleasure to get a surprise visit from my fellow West Virginians visiting our nation's capital. If you are planning a trip to Washington, be sure to stop by and say hello!

Senator Manchin enjoys a visit from Jefferson County residents, Meredith Wait, Debbie Dickinson, Marellen Ahern and Patience Wait.

I stopped by the Travelling Vietnam Wall in Parkersburg and placed a flag for a dear friend of mine, Victor Tarasuk. Our Vietnam Veterans know better than anyone that our state gave more during the Vietnam War than any other state in the country. I sincerely thank them, and all Veterans, for their unwavering service and sacrifice.

Senator Manchin visits the Travelling Vietnam Wall in Parkersburg.

Senator Manchin speaks during a ceremony for the Travelling Vietnam Wall in Parkersburg.

Last week, my office was a part of two job fairs in Martinsburg and Parkersburg. I have participated in or hosted nearly 40 job fairs since October 2015. Thank you to the hundreds of employers who participated, to the volunteers, and to all the job seekers who came out to explore the opportunities available in their region. I wish you all the best of luck!


Senator Manchin attends the Parkersburg Regional Job Fair.

Hundreds of job seekers participate in the Martinsburg Job Fair.

Students from Musselman High School and Martinsburg High School student councils volunteer to help at the Martinsburg Regional Job Fair. (Many thanks toTanner Boeckmann, Precious Navarre, Alisha Joseph, Imani Hunter, Sean Albons, Matt Van Duzer, Jacob Antolini, Eli Demick, and Randy McFarland.)


One of my Regional Coordinators, Mary Jo Guidi, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to mark the opening of the new West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance Wheeling Field Office.


Mary Jo Guidi attends the grand opening of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance Wheeling Field Office.



“Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do”


This week I am highlighting the U.S. Air Force Academy, the youngest of the service academies and the last of my highlighted series.


The mission of this esteemed academy in Colorado Springs is to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become leaders of character.  The Air Force Academy is one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado.  Just like the other service academies, admission is extremely competitive. 


The Air Force Academy is centered on military training, academics, athletics and character development.  Cadets like Isaac Childers, class of 2019 will receive the skills and knowledge needed for success as future officers. Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force.


Isaac Childers, U.S. Air Force Academy cadet


Isaac Childers, U.S. Air Force Academy cadet


Air Force Academy alumni include 39 Astronauts, 35 Rhodes Scholars, 11 Legislators, 3 authors, and a Medal of Honor recipient.

If you are interested in becoming part of the prestigious Air Force Academy alumni,I encourage you to apply for a nomination from my office.  My application is available online at 


The deadline to submit applications is October 5.  


The United States Air Force Academy

Admissions Office


USAF Academy CO 80840-5651

(719) 472-3070

Website: www.usafa.af.mil



How May We Help You?

Mr. George Bossie contacted our office requesting 203 West Virginia state flags.  He was going on a trip to visit his sister overseas and wanted to make the trip even more meaningful, so he mapped out the American Cemetery in Normandy, and decided he would take the flags and some West Virginia soil along with him to place on all of the graves of fallen West Virginia soldiers.  I was so pleased that my office was able to get him the flags and that he was able to honor our fallen heroes with such a special tribute.

George Bossie honoring fallen West Virginia Veterans in Normandy, France.

George Bossie honoring fallen West Virginia Veterans in Normandy, France.

If you need assistance obtaining flags or help of any kind regarding a federal agency, please know that my offices are available to help.


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