A state born of military conflict, West Virginia has an unparalleled heritage of military service to our state and nation.  West Virginia’s military story offers a glimpse into the hearts and minds of warriors that paid the highest honor possible through their service.

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Iconic Heroes

Iconic heroes emerge from the annals of history. These are leaders that honored the tradition of sacrifice and bravery.

WV Military Connections

From as early as 1735 to current global conflicts, West Virginians have always stepped forward to answer the call of duty with distinction and honor in all branches of the military.

Everyday Heroes

We would like to acknowledge all the West Virginians who have served in the armed forces throughout the decades in every facet and conflict.

Share your Story

We encourage you to pay tribute and share your own story and photographs of West Virginia’s everyday heroes.

West Virginia Military Museums

Visit sites in West Virginia dedicated to the men and women who have served.

Statewide Military Sites

Visit historic military sites in West Virginia.


Annual events celebrating the state’s military history.

West Virginia Military Facts

10 little known facts about West Virginia’s military past.



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