Virginia is fortunate to be home to so many military personnel, their families and veterans. Senator Herring strongly believes it is important to honor their service by ensuring that they have the full support of the state and communities throughout our Commonwealth. Senator Herring is the Co-Chair of the Virginia National Guard Caucus in the General Assembly.
During the 2010 Session, Senator Herring sponsored and passed legislation that exempts payments to individuals from the Virginia Military Family Relief Fund from state income tax. In 2008, he sponsored and passed the Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act, which protects military parents from losing important child custody and visitation rights as a result of their deployment out of the Commonwealth. In 2011, he sponsored and passed a bill to enhance the Military Parents Equal Protection Act by allowing deployed military parents to delegate their visitation rights with children to a member of their family while they are stationed overseas.
Senator Herring is a supporter of and advocate for the soldiers and their families of his hometown unit, Company C, 3rd Batallion, 116th Infantry Division of the National Guard based at the Leesburg Armory. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia War Memorial.