Air Guard Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented certificates to 12 Virginia Department of Military Affairs personnel who completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training May 18, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. Along with 13 personnel who completed Green Belt training in March, this cadre of LSS practitioners will go to work looking at ways […]

    DMA personnel complete Black Belt training

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented certificates to 12 Virginia Department of Military Affairs personnel who completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training May 18, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. Along with 13 personnel who completed Green Belt training in March, this cadre of LSS practitioners will go to work looking at ways […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as fully trained on 12 essential collective tasks after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation May 22 and 24, 2016, in Dinwiddie County and Hanover County, Virginia. The evaluation was supervised by U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East in order to validate the unit’s level […]

    34th CST evaluated as fully mission capable

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as fully trained on 12 essential collective tasks after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation May 22 and 24, 2016, in Dinwiddie County and Hanover County, Virginia. The evaluation was supervised by U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East in order to validate the unit’s level […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Scattered storms and heavy rain made way for a wet and muddy two-day marksmanship competition. Fifty-seven Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard participated in the Adjutant General’s 2018 Rifle Match May 18-19, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The annual event is open to all Army and Air National Guard members across the state of […]

    Virginia Soldiers & Airmen compete in state rifle match

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Scattered storms and heavy rain made way for a wet and muddy two-day marksmanship competition. Fifty-seven Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard participated in the Adjutant General’s 2018 Rifle Match May 18-19, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The annual event is open to all Army and Air National Guard members across the state of […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — More than two dozen National Guard personnel from 12 different states and territories gathered for the National Guard Southeastern Region Inspector General workshop May 21-24, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. “The goal of the workshop was to strengthen our IG technical assistance support channels by sharing best practices and providing professional […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts National Guard Southeastern Region Inspector General workshop

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — More than two dozen National Guard personnel from 12 different states and territories gathered for the National Guard Southeastern Region Inspector General workshop May 21-24, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. “The goal of the workshop was to strengthen our IG technical assistance support channels by sharing best practices and providing professional […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginians from all branches of the Armed Forces who gave their lives in service to the United States of America were remembered May 28, 2018, at the Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Virginia. Ten Virginia National Guard Soldiers have been killed by hostile enemy action since Sept. 11, 2001, and they […]

    Virginia’s fallen honored at Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginians from all branches of the Armed Forces who gave their lives in service to the United States of America were remembered May 28, 2018, at the Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Virginia. Ten Virginia National Guard Soldiers have been killed by hostile enemy action since Sept. 11, 2001, and they […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Memorial Day is a time of national awareness and reverence that honors the military men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation and its values. Whether you are taking part in a ceremony in your community or enjoying time with family and friends, I encourage everyone to pause for a personal moment of […]

    Adjutant General’s 2018 Memorial Day Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — Memorial Day is a time of national awareness and reverence that honors the military men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation and its values. Whether you are taking part in a ceremony in your community or enjoying time with family and friends, I encourage everyone to pause for a personal moment of […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, members of the Virginia Defense Force, friends and family members joined distinguished guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Virginia National Guard’s newly-built Joint Force Headquarters building May 14, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. U.S. Senator Mark Warner, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam, Secretary […]

    Virginia National Guard cuts ribbon at new state headquarters

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, members of the Virginia Defense Force, friends and family members joined distinguished guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Virginia National Guard’s newly-built Joint Force Headquarters building May 14, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. U.S. Senator Mark Warner, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam, Secretary […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 2,000 National Guard personnel from six states and Washington, D.C., took part in the Vigilant Guard 18-3 emergency response exercise May 7-10, 2018, at multiple locations in Virginia. The goal of the exercise was to improve response to a natural disaster and enhance relationships with local, state and federal emergency response partners. It simulated a […]

    Vigilant Guard exercise prepares Virginia National Guard, partners for hurricane season

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 2,000 National Guard personnel from six states and Washington, D.C., took part in the Vigilant Guard 18-3 emergency response exercise May 7-10, 2018, at multiple locations in Virginia. The goal of the exercise was to improve response to a natural disaster and enhance relationships with local, state and federal emergency response partners. It simulated a […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — After more than four years of serving as commander of the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, Lt. Col. J. Stock Dinsmore relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Getz during a change of command ceremony April 14, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reserve in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The ceremony marked […]

    203rd RED HORSE welcomes new commander

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — After more than four years of serving as commander of the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, Lt. Col. J. Stock Dinsmore relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Getz during a change of command ceremony April 14, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reserve in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The ceremony marked […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 2,000 National Guard personnel from six states and Washington, D.C., will take part in the Vigilant Guard 18-3 emergency response exercise May 7-10, 2018, at multiple locations in Virginia to improve their ability to respond to a natural disaster and enhance relationships with local, state and federal emergency response partners. The event will simulate a […]

    Virginia National Guard to host Vigilant Guard emergency response exercise

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 2,000 National Guard personnel from six states and Washington, D.C., will take part in the Vigilant Guard 18-3 emergency response exercise May 7-10, 2018, at multiple locations in Virginia to improve their ability to respond to a natural disaster and enhance relationships with local, state and federal emergency response partners. The event will simulate a […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Col. James W. Ring has been named to succeed Brig. Gen. Paul F. Griffin as the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and will be promoted to brigadier general, according to an announcement made May 1, 2018, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Griffin will transition to a traditional Guard […]

    Ring to succeed Griffin as Director of the Joint Staff

    SANDSTON, Va. — Col. James W. Ring has been named to succeed Brig. Gen. Paul F. Griffin as the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and will be promoted to brigadier general, according to an announcement made May 1, 2018, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Griffin will transition to a traditional Guard […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized the top company-level units in the Virginia Army National Guard for high levels of readiness at the second annual Virginia Military Ball April 28, 2018, in Norfolk, Virginia. Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen were also recognized at an awards reception before the ball, as were Army units earning the Excellence in Training […]

    Top Virginia National Guard units, individuals recognized at Virginia Military Ball

    NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized the top company-level units in the Virginia Army National Guard for high levels of readiness at the second annual Virginia Military Ball April 28, 2018, in Norfolk, Virginia. Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen were also recognized at an awards reception before the ball, as were Army units earning the Excellence in Training […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Construction was completed on the new training venue in the Old Hospital Area of Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center April 27, 2018. The new Structure Collapse Venue Site is intended to simulate a large building damaged by a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. “The idea is to instill an impression,” said Capt. Andrew Czaplicki, Operations […]

    Virginia National Guard’s newest training venue nears opening date

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Construction was completed on the new training venue in the Old Hospital Area of Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center April 27, 2018. The new Structure Collapse Venue Site is intended to simulate a large building damaged by a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. “The idea is to instill an impression,” said Capt. Andrew Czaplicki, Operations […]

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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — A member of the 192nd Fighter Wing Force Support Flight was awarded the 2017 U.S. Air Force Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services, or A1 installation-level Force Support Reserve Component Airman of the Year. Senior Airman Michele Dumas, personnel apprentice, was recognized by Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Fighter Wing commander, during the 192nd […]

    192nd Fighter Wing personnel apprentice wins Air Force-level award

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — A member of the 192nd Fighter Wing Force Support Flight was awarded the 2017 U.S. Air Force Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services, or A1 installation-level Force Support Reserve Component Airman of the Year. Senior Airman Michele Dumas, personnel apprentice, was recognized by Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Fighter Wing commander, during the 192nd […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Contractors working for the Virginia National Guard placed an M41 Walker Bulldog tank and an F-84 Thunderstreak fighter on display pads outside the site of the new Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia building April 8, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The tank and fighter jet join a UH-1 Huey helicopter and 105mm […]

    Tank, fighter jet added to displays at new JFHQ-VA HQs site

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Contractors working for the Virginia National Guard placed an M41 Walker Bulldog tank and an F-84 Thunderstreak fighter on display pads outside the site of the new Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia building April 8, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The tank and fighter jet join a UH-1 Huey helicopter and 105mm […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted more than 50 National Guard, Reserve and active duty Soldiers and Airmen from more than 15 states and territories for a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate refresher training course March 27-30, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 32-hour training focuses on victim advocacy, prevention […]

    Virginia Guard hosts SAPR Victim Advocate refresher training

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted more than 50 National Guard, Reserve and active duty Soldiers and Airmen from more than 15 states and territories for a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate refresher training course March 27-30, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 32-hour training focuses on victim advocacy, prevention […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, held a joint change of command ceremony for the 192nd Maintenance Group and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Feb. 25, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Lt. Col. Sarah M. Beck, former 192nd Maintenance Operations Flight commander, assumed command of the 192nd AMXS from Col. Catherine M. Jumper. Jumper […]

    Joint change of command brings new leadership to 192nd Maintenance Group and Squadron

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, held a joint change of command ceremony for the 192nd Maintenance Group and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Feb. 25, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Lt. Col. Sarah M. Beck, former 192nd Maintenance Operations Flight commander, assumed command of the 192nd AMXS from Col. Catherine M. Jumper. Jumper […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Feb. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Darren P. Gray, 192nd Operations Group commander, presented the guidon to Maj. Nathan A. Brown, former director of operations of the 185th COS, signifying his assumption of command […]

    185th Cyber Operations Squadron welcomes new commander in assumption of command ceremony

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Feb. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Darren P. Gray, 192nd Operations Group commander, presented the guidon to Maj. Nathan A. Brown, former director of operations of the 185th COS, signifying his assumption of command […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — After years of research, planning and approval processes, the Virginia Department of Military Affairs finally received more than $1.7 million in Statewide Agencies Radio System, or STARS, equipment. On March 15, 2018, representatives from the Virginia State Police, who manage the system, conducted a short training session on the equipment for Virginia Soldiers, Airmen and members of […]

    DMA personnel train on new radio equipment with VSP

    SANDSTON, Va. — After years of research, planning and approval processes, the Virginia Department of Military Affairs finally received more than $1.7 million in Statewide Agencies Radio System, or STARS, equipment. On March 15, 2018, representatives from the Virginia State Police, who manage the system, conducted a short training session on the equipment for Virginia Soldiers, Airmen and members of […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office provides a personal financial counselor at no cost to service members and their families. Personal Financial Counselor Samantha Wright is located at the Mullins Armory on Beulah Road in Sandston. Contact her at PFC.VA.NG@zeiders.com or by phone at 703-635-9853. According to Virginia National Guard State Family Programs Director Vickie Sais […]

    Family Programs offers personal financial counselor services

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office provides a personal financial counselor at no cost to service members and their families. Personal Financial Counselor Samantha Wright is located at the Mullins Armory on Beulah Road in Sandston. Contact her at PFC.VA.NG@zeiders.com or by phone at 703-635-9853. According to Virginia National Guard State Family Programs Director Vickie Sais […]

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