Air Guard Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — Understanding the unique higher educational needs of student veterans will be the major topic of discussion at the Virginia Military & Veteran’s Education Summit Nov. 8-9, 2018, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Presented by Virginia’s Community Colleges in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the two-day Summit will bring together administrators, […]

    Virginia Military and Veteran’s Education Summit to explore ways to better serve student veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. — Understanding the unique higher educational needs of student veterans will be the major topic of discussion at the Virginia Military & Veteran’s Education Summit Nov. 8-9, 2018, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Presented by Virginia’s Community Colleges in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the two-day Summit will bring together administrators, […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing redesignated as the 192nd Wing at a ceremony held Oct. 13, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. With 12 distinct mission sets including F-22 fighter jet operations and maintenance, intelligence and cyber operations along with multiple support units, the redesignation reflects the wing’s growth and diversity. The […]

    192nd Wing holds redesignation ceremony

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing redesignated as the 192nd Wing at a ceremony held Oct. 13, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. With 12 distinct mission sets including F-22 fighter jet operations and maintenance, intelligence and cyber operations along with multiple support units, the redesignation reflects the wing’s growth and diversity. The […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for the Spring Semester, Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is November 1, 2018. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $6,250 per year for tuition and fees and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance can now be used at participating online schools not in Virginia but […]

    Tuition assistance deadline is November 1

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for the Spring Semester, Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is November 1, 2018. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $6,250 per year for tuition and fees and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance can now be used at participating online schools not in Virginia but […]

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  • Richmond, Va.  — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs conducted its second Supervisor Course Sept. 18-20, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The three-day course focused on teaching supervisors how to manage state staff, with an emphasis on state human resources and safety requirements, pay and benefits management, evaluations and discipline. It included practical training on […]

    DMA hosts second supervisors course at SMR

    Richmond, Va.  — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs conducted its second Supervisor Course Sept. 18-20, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The three-day course focused on teaching supervisors how to manage state staff, with an emphasis on state human resources and safety requirements, pay and benefits management, evaluations and discipline. It included practical training on […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard transportation Soldiers returned from supporting Hurricane Florence flood response operations in North Carolina Sept. 24, 2018, and a team of VNG aviators and Chesterfield County rescue technicians returned from South Carolina Sept. 27. “Please accept my genuine expression of sincere pride and gratitude for your contributions that proved seminal to ensuring the safety of […]

    Transporters, aviators return from support missions in the Carolinas

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard transportation Soldiers returned from supporting Hurricane Florence flood response operations in North Carolina Sept. 24, 2018, and a team of VNG aviators and Chesterfield County rescue technicians returned from South Carolina Sept. 27. “Please accept my genuine expression of sincere pride and gratitude for your contributions that proved seminal to ensuring the safety of […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia Air National Guard Airmen evacuated U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons ahead of hurricane Florence from Joint Base Langley-Eustis and set up shelters in the local community, Sept. 11, 2018. The forecast for hurricane Florence had a potential impact on the area of Hampton Roads. The 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings made […]

    VaANG Airmen protect aircraft, citizens under hurricane threat

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia Air National Guard Airmen evacuated U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons ahead of hurricane Florence from Joint Base Langley-Eustis and set up shelters in the local community, Sept. 11, 2018. The forecast for hurricane Florence had a potential impact on the area of Hampton Roads. The 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings made […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 1,500 personnel Sept. 12, 2018, at key locations across the commonwealth to support local and state emergency management officials with possible response to Hurricane Florence, but most were not needed when the storm turned further south. When Governor Ralph Northam authorized Virginia’s resources could be redirected to North Carolina, the […]

    VNG supports multi-state, multi-agency response to Hurricane Florence

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 1,500 personnel Sept. 12, 2018, at key locations across the commonwealth to support local and state emergency management officials with possible response to Hurricane Florence, but most were not needed when the storm turned further south. When Governor Ralph Northam authorized Virginia’s resources could be redirected to North Carolina, the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A hurricane threatens to hit Virginia and Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen respond. Mission command centers are set up and task forces are assigned in various regions throughout the commonwealth before the storm makes landfall. Commanders, Soldiers and Airmen rely on the use of technology to communicate with one another when geographically separated. It is vital […]

    Va. National Guard Airmen prep communications gear for crisis

    SANDSTON, Va. — A hurricane threatens to hit Virginia and Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen respond. Mission command centers are set up and task forces are assigned in various regions throughout the commonwealth before the storm makes landfall. Commanders, Soldiers and Airmen rely on the use of technology to communicate with one another when geographically separated. It is vital […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 1,300 personnel staged and ready to support local and state emergency management officials with response to Hurricane Florence Sept. 12, 2018. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are staged at key locations across the commonwealth in order to rapidly respond if needed. “I am incredibly proud […]

    Virginia National Guard staged and ready for possible Hurricane Florence support

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 1,300 personnel staged and ready to support local and state emergency management officials with response to Hurricane Florence Sept. 12, 2018. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are staged at key locations across the commonwealth in order to rapidly respond if needed. “I am incredibly proud […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is planning to initially bring up to 1,500 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force on state active duty for possible assistance with the state’s response operations for Hurricane Florence. Governor Ralph Northam has authorized up to 6,000 personnel for response operations and those individuals are alerted and on standby. Potential […]

    Virginia National Guard to support statewide response to Hurricane Florence

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is planning to initially bring up to 1,500 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force on state active duty for possible assistance with the state’s response operations for Hurricane Florence. Governor Ralph Northam has authorized up to 6,000 personnel for response operations and those individuals are alerted and on standby. Potential […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing Communications Flight superintendent created the winning design for the wing commander’s coin. A call for designs was put out to members of the Virginia Air National Guard after Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd FW commander, took command of the wing in November of last year. Out of approximately 14 submissions, Lobash […]

    Airman’s design selected for 192nd Fighter Wing commander’s coin

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing Communications Flight superintendent created the winning design for the wing commander’s coin. A call for designs was put out to members of the Virginia Air National Guard after Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd FW commander, took command of the wing in November of last year. Out of approximately 14 submissions, Lobash […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A new commander assumed command of the 192nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, during an assumption of command ceremony August 5, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Col. Jason Price, 192nd MDG commander, marked the ceremonial transfer of responsibility by passing the MDG guidon to Lt. Col. Cheryl Stacklin, the incoming detachment commander. The primary responsibility of […]

    Ceremony welcomes new 192nd Medical Group Detachment 1 commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A new commander assumed command of the 192nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, during an assumption of command ceremony August 5, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Col. Jason Price, 192nd MDG commander, marked the ceremonial transfer of responsibility by passing the MDG guidon to Lt. Col. Cheryl Stacklin, the incoming detachment commander. The primary responsibility of […]

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  • EDGEWOOD, Md. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in a joint training exercise Aug. 19-24, 2018, near Edgewood, Maryland. CSTs from Deleware, Maryland, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. also took part in the multi-day exercise designed to enhance their response capabilities by simulating 24-hour operations where teams conducted […]

    34th CST conducts multi-state, multi-day exercise

    EDGEWOOD, Md. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in a joint training exercise Aug. 19-24, 2018, near Edgewood, Maryland. CSTs from Deleware, Maryland, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. also took part in the multi-day exercise designed to enhance their response capabilities by simulating 24-hour operations where teams conducted […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A Virginia Air National Guard pilot received the distinguished graduate award at the United States Air Force Weapons School December 16, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Maj. “Sly,” 149th Fighter Squadron pilot, was recognized as the distinguished graduate for being the top performer in graded tasks and academic achievement. The USAF Weapons School […]

    Virginia Air National Guard pilot is weapons school distinguished graduate

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A Virginia Air National Guard pilot received the distinguished graduate award at the United States Air Force Weapons School December 16, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Maj. “Sly,” 149th Fighter Squadron pilot, was recognized as the distinguished graduate for being the top performer in graded tasks and academic achievement. The USAF Weapons School […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Air Force announced the recipients of the 2017 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2018 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Of the five recipients, Maj. “Mongo” Dietrich, 149th Fighter Squadron chief of weapons, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. Dietrich is the first F-22 Raptor pilot […]

    Virginia Air National Guard pilot wins Instructor Pilot of the Year award

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Air Force announced the recipients of the 2017 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2018 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Of the five recipients, Maj. “Mongo” Dietrich, 149th Fighter Squadron chief of weapons, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. Dietrich is the first F-22 Raptor pilot […]

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  • The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the commonwealth. The Virginia National Guard has mobilized nearly 2,000 Soldiers and Airmen for federal active duty overseas deployments […]

    About the Virginia National Guard

    The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the commonwealth. The Virginia National Guard has mobilized nearly 2,000 Soldiers and Airmen for federal active duty overseas deployments […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Security Forces Squadron conducted and participated in a small team, combat arms live-fire exercise June 23, 2018, at Fort Eustis, Virginia. The Airmen trained in a simulated urban environment using non-lethal ammunition to achieve a high level of realism in their training. “The training we’re conducting today […]

    192nd Security Forces Squadron trains to shoot, move and communicate

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Security Forces Squadron conducted and participated in a small team, combat arms live-fire exercise June 23, 2018, at Fort Eustis, Virginia. The Airmen trained in a simulated urban environment using non-lethal ammunition to achieve a high level of realism in their training. “The training we’re conducting today […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed a new wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher L. Amburn, June 23, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bouley, 192nd FW command chief, welcomed Amburn with his last coin. Bouley has served as the 192nd FW command chief for three years and in the […]

    192nd Fighter Wing welcomes new wing command chief

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed a new wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher L. Amburn, June 23, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bouley, 192nd FW command chief, welcomed Amburn with his last coin. Bouley has served as the 192nd FW command chief for three years and in the […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted more than two dozen National Guard Airmen, Soldiers and civilians from more than six states and territories for geographic information system training June 11-15, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present […]

    Virginia Guard hosts NGB GIS training course

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted more than two dozen National Guard Airmen, Soldiers and civilians from more than six states and territories for geographic information system training June 11-15, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed House Bill 737 June 26, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia, authorizing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards displaying an indicator signifying that the holder is a veteran. Applicants must provide proof of veteran status. Delegate John J. McGuire introduced the bill, and it passed […]

    Governor signs DMV drivers license veteran indicator bill

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed House Bill 737 June 26, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia, authorizing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards displaying an indicator signifying that the holder is a veteran. Applicants must provide proof of veteran status. Delegate John J. McGuire introduced the bill, and it passed […]

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