Office of Congresswoman Elaine Luria Seeks Veteran for Wounded Warrior Fellowship in Virginia Beach Office

March 5, 2019
Press Release
Veterans Can Apply Online

WASHINGTON – The office of Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) is seeking a wounded or disabled veteran for a two-year paid fellowship in her Virginia Beach district office.

The veteran chosen for the fellowship will work with active-duty and veteran constituents of Coastal Virginia and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies, as well as veteran service organizations.

“As the Chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, I am committed to ensuring our veterans – especially those injured during wartime – have the resources to succeed when they return to civilian life,” Congresswoman Luria said. “Coastal Virginia is home to thousands of talented veterans, and I am proud to work with the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program to help ensure our returning heroes get the benefits they have earned.”

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans to work for Congress.

The program is limited to veterans who meet all of the following requirements: Honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last five years, terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3, 20% or greater service connected disabilities (waived if a veteran has a Purple Heart). Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program.

Interested veterans can click here for more information on how to apply. Potential applicants are also welcome to call Congresswoman Luria’s Virginia Beach office at (757) 364-7650.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.