Local veteran discusses impact, need of VMSDEP | News World

Potential changes to the VMSDEP program have many of the state’s military families calling for a change.

NORFOLK, Va. —

Education is free for Virginia families of fallen or disabled veterans through a program called Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP), spouses and dependents of veterans killed or disabled can go to public universities for free in the Commonwealth.

Erin Strasburger is just one of the many military families who moved here to take advantage of that opportunity. Both she and her husband, Rob, served in the military.

“Rob was a SEAL and was active-duty and served honorably and was medically discharged for after 21 years of service. But he was ill, he had a chronic illness service-connected,” explained Erin Strasburger.

Rob Strasburger died more than three years ago….

Source www.13newsnow.com

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