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-HRMFFA Executive Director Rick Dwyer testifies May 15th, 2024 before the Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on "Budgeting for the Storm: Climate Change and the Costs to National Security."

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Watch Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on climate and costs to national security

-HRMFFA welcomed Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment, The Honorable Meredith Berger, to our September 2023 Board meeting!

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NAVSTA Express Ribbon Cutting
Newport News Mayor McKinley Price led a panel discussion July 19th, 2022 on military recruiting with BG John Kline, Commander of the Army's Center for Initial Military Training at Joint Base Langley-Eustis Fort Eustis.

ODU's Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy 2021 State of the Region Report (military impact on pgs 23-29)

HRMFFA Executive Director, Craig Quigley, was featured on the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Chats" on June 29, 2021 where he talked about the history of HRMFFA and the importance of the Federal presence throughout Hampton Roads.

HRMFFA Executive Director, Craig Quigley, and Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce CEO, Bryan Stephens, are featured in Build Together's short video on protecting businesses and Federal installations in Hampton Roads from sea level rise.

"It's a show stopper. If I can't get my soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines & coast guardsmen to their units, they can't do their job." @BryanStephensHR & Rear Admiral Craig Quigley call for federal action to protect businesses & military installations from extreme flooding.

— Build Together (@BuildTogether_) October 6, 2020

HRMFFA was on the October 1, 2019 edition of Peninsula Bizz Buzz with Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bob McKenna.

Members of the HRMFFA Board of Directors tour Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility on May 14, 2019. Jefferson Lab is one of 17 Department of Energy National Laboratories and is located in Newport News, VA. It is a world-unique facility dedicated to nuclear physics research and currently produces about one-third of all nuclear physics PhDs in the United States.

Members of the HRMFFA Board of Directors pose with Senator Mark Warner during the Board trip to Washington DC on September 26, 2018. Pictured from left to right: York County Supervisor Tom Shepperd, Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander, Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, Senator Mark Warner, Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe, James City County Supervisor Mike Hipple, Newport News Mayor McKinley Price.