192nd Fighter Wing Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers, Airmen awarded for rifle marksmanship excellence

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Army and Air National Units were recognized for exceeding standards for readiness at the state and national level and for outstanding mission accomplishment at the inaugural Virginia Military Ball held April 29, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Retired Army Col. Roger Donlon, the first person to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, served as […]

    Top Va. Guard units recognized at inaugural Virginia Military Ball

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Army and Air National Units were recognized for exceeding standards for readiness at the state and national level and for outstanding mission accomplishment at the inaugural Virginia Military Ball held April 29, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Retired Army Col. Roger Donlon, the first person to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, served as […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation in the Virginia Beach area, and they will conduct their final preparations April 24, 2017. The evaluation tests the unit’s abilities to respond to a simulated emergency situation […]

    Special Va. National Guard response force to undergo external evaluation

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation in the Virginia Beach area, and they will conduct their final preparations April 24, 2017. The evaluation tests the unit’s abilities to respond to a simulated emergency situation […]

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  • NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — F-22A Raptor pilots and maintainers assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing brought experience and expertise to Red Flag 17-1 held Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag is an aerial combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber domains from the United States […]

    192nd FW Air Guardsmen bring wealth of knowledge to Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — F-22A Raptor pilots and maintainers assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing brought experience and expertise to Red Flag 17-1 held Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag is an aerial combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber domains from the United States […]

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  • Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9AgA. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: Va. Guard displays capabilities, commended by state leaders Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force displayed some of the Guard’s warfighting and […]

    Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter

    Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9AgA. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: Va. Guard displays capabilities, commended by state leaders Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force displayed some of the Guard’s warfighting and […]

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  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, conducted a collective training exercise Jan. 21, 2017, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to prepare for an external evaluation to be held later this year. The force is made up of Soldiers […]

    Exercise prepares special response force for upcoming evaluation

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, conducted a collective training exercise Jan. 21, 2017, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to prepare for an external evaluation to be held later this year. The force is made up of Soldiers […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D. C. — Virginia Army and Air National Guard chaplain teams provided support to troops during the 58th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The teams were assigned to a task force that included service members from all over the U. S. and U.S. territories, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “The most important role we […]

    Va. Army and Air Guard chaplains support inauguration troops

    WASHINGTON, D. C. — Virginia Army and Air National Guard chaplain teams provided support to troops during the 58th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The teams were assigned to a task force that included service members from all over the U. S. and U.S. territories, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “The most important role we […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 300 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 7,500 National Guard personnel from across the country supporting the 58th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D. C. Virginia Guard personnel assisted with traffic control as well as communications, medical and chaplain support, and also provided liaison officers to key military and […]

    Virginia Guard supports 58th Presidential Inauguration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 300 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 7,500 National Guard personnel from across the country supporting the 58th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D. C. Virginia Guard personnel assisted with traffic control as well as communications, medical and chaplain support, and also provided liaison officers to key military and […]

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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing honored the achievements of its members during the fifth annual holiday awards banquet at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 10, 2016. The wing recognized Airmen from Wing Staff, Maintenance, Medical, Mission Support and Operations Groups for their outstanding efforts in 2016. “We have such an outstanding group, and I am […]

    192nd Fighter Wing recognizes top Airmen

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing honored the achievements of its members during the fifth annual holiday awards banquet at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 10, 2016. The wing recognized Airmen from Wing Staff, Maintenance, Medical, Mission Support and Operations Groups for their outstanding efforts in 2016. “We have such an outstanding group, and I am […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

    Governor, First Lady host receptions recognizing federal active duty service

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A 192nd Intelligence Squadron Airman with the Virginia Air National Guard was recently announced as the winner of a gold medal in the 37th Annual Maj. Gen. Doyle E. Larson Awards ceremony Nov. 2, 2016, at 25th Air Force Headquarters, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Jon competed against Airmen across the 25th AF […]

    Va. Guard Airman recognized as top in career field

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A 192nd Intelligence Squadron Airman with the Virginia Air National Guard was recently announced as the winner of a gold medal in the 37th Annual Maj. Gen. Doyle E. Larson Awards ceremony Nov. 2, 2016, at 25th Air Force Headquarters, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Jon competed against Airmen across the 25th AF […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed Col. Bryan “Coho” Salmon as the new 192nd Operations Group commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 20, 2016. Retired Col. Thomas “Bear” McAtee, former 192nd OG commander, relinquished command of the 192nd OG to Salmon. Commissioned as an officer […]

    192nd Operations Group welcomes new commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed Col. Bryan “Coho” Salmon as the new 192nd Operations Group commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 20, 2016. Retired Col. Thomas “Bear” McAtee, former 192nd OG commander, relinquished command of the 192nd OG to Salmon. Commissioned as an officer […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ceremonially presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen representing units that served on federal active duty in the Middle East and Cuba conducting combat operations and security support. The presentation took place after the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11, 2016, at the Virginia War Memorial in […]

    Governor recognizes Va. Guard’s federal service on Veterans Day

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ceremonially presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen representing units that served on federal active duty in the Middle East and Cuba conducting combat operations and security support. The presentation took place after the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11, 2016, at the Virginia War Memorial in […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 120 Virginia Air National Guard engineers reunited with friends and family Oct. 26, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach after serving on federal active duty in Southwest Asia since March. Leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard were also on hand to thank the Airmen for the service and welcome them […]

    Virginia Beach-based Va. Guard Airmen return from federal duty in Southwest Asia

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 120 Virginia Air National Guard engineers reunited with friends and family Oct. 26, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach after serving on federal active duty in Southwest Asia since March. Leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard were also on hand to thank the Airmen for the service and welcome them […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A multi-state effort to build a new airfield damage repair training site on Camp Pendleton culminated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 30, 2016, at Virginia National Guard’s training installation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The site was constructed by Airmen of the Ohio National Guard’s 200th RED HORSE Squadron along with the Virginia Air National Guard’s […]

    Multi-state Air Guard team brings new training site to Camp Pendleton

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A multi-state effort to build a new airfield damage repair training site on Camp Pendleton culminated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 30, 2016, at Virginia National Guard’s training installation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The site was constructed by Airmen of the Ohio National Guard’s 200th RED HORSE Squadron along with the Virginia Air National Guard’s […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. –Aircraft maintainers assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing were bemused when they found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine following flight operations June 11, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia on June 11, 2016. Initially, everyone’s reaction was to run and find someone who could “get rid” of […]

    F-22 Raptor provides refuge for honey bees

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. –Aircraft maintainers assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing were bemused when they found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine following flight operations June 11, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia on June 11, 2016. Initially, everyone’s reaction was to run and find someone who could “get rid” of […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, the latest addition to the 192nd Fighter Wing Operations Group, is up and running. Director of Operations Maj. Nathan Brown is working hard to staff this new squadron because with a home-station mobilization on the horizon for the fall of 2018, there is no time to waste. “I’m looking for […]

    185th Cyber Operations Squadron actively seeking interested officers, enlisted

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, the latest addition to the 192nd Fighter Wing Operations Group, is up and running. Director of Operations Maj. Nathan Brown is working hard to staff this new squadron because with a home-station mobilization on the horizon for the fall of 2018, there is no time to waste. “I’m looking for […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — High performing Virginia Army and Air National Guard units were recognized at the Virginia National Guard Officer and Enlisted Association Conferences April 30, 2016, in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.The Christiansburg-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team received the Eisenhower Trophy as the top company-level unit in the Virginia Army National […]

    High-performing Va. Army and Air Guard units recognized

    SANDSTON, Va. — High performing Virginia Army and Air National Guard units were recognized at the Virginia National Guard Officer and Enlisted Association Conferences April 30, 2016, in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.The Christiansburg-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team received the Eisenhower Trophy as the top company-level unit in the Virginia Army National […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – More than 180 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, as well as members of the Virginia Defense Force, conducted a simulation exercise April 16, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia, to test the unit’s capabilities to assist in the emergency response for a […]

    Va. National Guard special response force conducts exercise

    SANDSTON, Va. – More than 180 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, as well as members of the Virginia Defense Force, conducted a simulation exercise April 16, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia, to test the unit’s capabilities to assist in the emergency response for a […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing held a joint change of command ceremony for the 192nd Medical Group and Detachment 1 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, Medical Group, March 20, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Edmund J. Rutherford accepted command of the Medical Group from Col. Brian L. […]

    New commander takes charge of 192nd Medical Group and Detachment 1

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing held a joint change of command ceremony for the 192nd Medical Group and Detachment 1 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, Medical Group, March 20, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Edmund J. Rutherford accepted command of the Medical Group from Col. Brian L. […]

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