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  • MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

    Manchester High School roads named for fallen Soldiers

    MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Virginia National Guard’s Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team was recognized as the most combat-ready Army National Guard battalion in the country with the Walter T. Kerwin, Jr., Readiness Award Oct. 9, 2017, at the Association of the United States Army Guard and Reserve Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Gen. Robert B. […]

    Lynchburg-based infantry battalion receives second national training readiness award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Virginia National Guard’s Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team was recognized as the most combat-ready Army National Guard battalion in the country with the Walter T. Kerwin, Jr., Readiness Award Oct. 9, 2017, at the Association of the United States Army Guard and Reserve Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Gen. Robert B. […]

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Latest News from the Virginia National Guard
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 100 Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer conducted a multi-day field training exercise Nov. 2-5, 2017, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The purpose of the FTX was to practice the squadron’s contingency and wartime capabilities in a […]

    Air Guard engineers conduct multi-day field training exercise

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 100 Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer conducted a multi-day field training exercise Nov. 2-5, 2017, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The purpose of the FTX was to practice the squadron’s contingency and wartime capabilities in a […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders took part in Veterans Day ceremonies across the state Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, where they recognized the service of men and woman from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. “For the Virginia National Guard, this Veterans Day is […]

    Veterans honored at ceremonies across the state

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders took part in Veterans Day ceremonies across the state Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, where they recognized the service of men and woman from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. “For the Virginia National Guard, this Veterans Day is […]

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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Nearly 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, spent more than two months working around the clock to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment support to five states and territories following devastating hurricanes and tropical storms this summer and fall. Beginning Sept. 28, 2017, the 192nd […]

    192nd IS provides vital support to recovery operations in Puerto Rico, USVI and Southern U.S.

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Nearly 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, spent more than two months working around the clock to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment support to five states and territories following devastating hurricanes and tropical storms this summer and fall. Beginning Sept. 28, 2017, the 192nd […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

    Adjutant General’s 2017 Veterans Day Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Lt. Col. Edward Lewis assumed command of Headquarters Battalion, 29th Infantry Division from Lt. Col. H. Cary Payne during a traditional change of command ceremony Nov. 4, 2017, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, presided over the passing of colors that symbolizes the transfer of command […]

    29th ID Headquarters Battalion changes command at Fort Belvoir

    FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Lt. Col. Edward Lewis assumed command of Headquarters Battalion, 29th Infantry Division from Lt. Col. H. Cary Payne during a traditional change of command ceremony Nov. 4, 2017, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, presided over the passing of colors that symbolizes the transfer of command […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia National Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 2, 2017, to officially open a new multi-purpose building at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, constructed by the Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, or RED HORSE. Construction on the new 9,000 square foot metal building […]

    Virginia National Guard hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new building in Virginia Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia National Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 2, 2017, to officially open a new multi-purpose building at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, constructed by the Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, or RED HORSE. Construction on the new 9,000 square foot metal building […]

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  • GATE CITY, Va. – Lt. Col. Todd Pegg took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Steve Williams in a change of command ceremony held Oct. 14, 2017, at the Gate City Armory. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th Regional Support Group commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors […]

    Gate City-based transportation battalion welcomes new commander

    GATE CITY, Va. – Lt. Col. Todd Pegg took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Steve Williams in a change of command ceremony held Oct. 14, 2017, at the Gate City Armory. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th Regional Support Group commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors […]

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  • MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

    Manchester High School roads named for fallen Soldiers

    MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

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  • LEESBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Unmanned Aerial System Platoon helped recruiters educate high school students about potential opportunities in aviation and technology Oct. 27, 2017, at the ProJet Aviation’s 12th Annual Aviation Education and Career Expo at the Leesburg Executive Airport in Leesburg, Virginia. “Currently the Virginia National Guard has […]

    UAS Soldiers support recruiters at Aviation Education and Career Expo

    LEESBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Unmanned Aerial System Platoon helped recruiters educate high school students about potential opportunities in aviation and technology Oct. 27, 2017, at the ProJet Aviation’s 12th Annual Aviation Education and Career Expo at the Leesburg Executive Airport in Leesburg, Virginia. “Currently the Virginia National Guard has […]

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  • GLEN ALLEN, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team joined members of the FBI, the Virginia State Police and local law enforcement in a scenario-based training exercise Oct. 24, 2017, in Glen Allen, Virginia. The exercise, dubbed Marble Challenge and led by the FBI, aimed to increase cohesion between the participating agencies. […]

    34th CST trains with federal, state and local authorities

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team joined members of the FBI, the Virginia State Police and local law enforcement in a scenario-based training exercise Oct. 24, 2017, in Glen Allen, Virginia. The exercise, dubbed Marble Challenge and led by the FBI, aimed to increase cohesion between the participating agencies. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard welcomed home the final group of Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they returned from hurricane recovery duty in the U.S. Virgin Islands Oct. 17, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The Soldiers provided mission command for the joint task force that consisted of just […]

    Final group of Va. Soldiers return from U.S. Virgin Islands

    RICHMOND, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard welcomed home the final group of Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they returned from hurricane recovery duty in the U.S. Virgin Islands Oct. 17, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The Soldiers provided mission command for the joint task force that consisted of just […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Chesterfield County government and school officials will name two roads at Manchester High School in honor of fallen Staff Sgt. Darryl Demetrial Booker and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn at a ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Manchester High School at 12601 Bailey Bridge Road in Midlothian, Virginia. The ceremony will mark the […]

    Manchester High School roads to be named for fallen Soldiers

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Chesterfield County government and school officials will name two roads at Manchester High School in honor of fallen Staff Sgt. Darryl Demetrial Booker and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn at a ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Manchester High School at 12601 Bailey Bridge Road in Midlothian, Virginia. The ceremony will mark the […]

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