Recruiting & Retention Battalion Archive

  • The Virginia National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion has announced updated incentives for the “Every Soldier is a Recruiter” Program. Who: All Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers. What: Earn incentives by providing leads (friends, family members, neighbors, etc.) who join the Virginia Army National Guard. Soldiers must enter the leads’ information into the Virginia National Guard mobile app. Soldiers who […]

    New incentives announced for “Every Soldier is a Recruiter” program

    The Virginia National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion has announced updated incentives for the “Every Soldier is a Recruiter” Program. Who: All Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers. What: Earn incentives by providing leads (friends, family members, neighbors, etc.) who join the Virginia Army National Guard. Soldiers must enter the leads’ information into the Virginia National Guard mobile app. Soldiers who […]

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  • ARLINGTON, Va. — Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, administered an oath of enlistment to 56 new Soldiers gathered in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 18, 2018, before a Twilight Tattoo. “This is a very important event for the men and women who choose to serve in the United States Armed Forces,” […]

    Kadavy swears in new Soldiers during Twilight Tattoo

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, administered an oath of enlistment to 56 new Soldiers gathered in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 18, 2018, before a Twilight Tattoo. “This is a very important event for the men and women who choose to serve in the United States Armed Forces,” […]

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  •   FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard, the Virginia State Police and the Lynchburg Police Department hosted a joint diversity recruiting event July 21, 2018, in Lynchburg, Virginia. The event was open to anyone interested in a future career in the military or law enforcement, and attendees learned about a possible joint career in both law enforcement and […]

    Joint military and law enforcement diversity recruiting event held in Lynchburg

      FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard, the Virginia State Police and the Lynchburg Police Department hosted a joint diversity recruiting event July 21, 2018, in Lynchburg, Virginia. The event was open to anyone interested in a future career in the military or law enforcement, and attendees learned about a possible joint career in both law enforcement and […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The following Virginia Army National Guard officers have been selected for command, according to a July 18, 2018, release from the Virginia Army National Guard personnel office: – Lt. Col. Kurt Kobernik will command the Fort PIckett-based Virginia Army National Guard Recruting and Retention Battalion – Maj. Lyndsey Hodgkins will command the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil […]

    Virginia Army National Guard command selections announced

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The following Virginia Army National Guard officers have been selected for command, according to a July 18, 2018, release from the Virginia Army National Guard personnel office: – Lt. Col. Kurt Kobernik will command the Fort PIckett-based Virginia Army National Guard Recruting and Retention Battalion – Maj. Lyndsey Hodgkins will command the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil […]

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  • HANOVER, Va. — Approximately 115 newly-recruited Virginia National Guard Soldiers came together for a regional training event held April 13-15, 2018, in Hanover, Virginia. The recruits were all part of the Recruit Sustainment Program, founded approximately 12 years ago. The RSP aims to increase troop readiness by bringing together new Soldiers before they ship to Basic Combat Training and Advanced […]

    Recruit Sustainment Program prepares new recruits for Basic, AIT

    HANOVER, Va. — Approximately 115 newly-recruited Virginia National Guard Soldiers came together for a regional training event held April 13-15, 2018, in Hanover, Virginia. The recruits were all part of the Recruit Sustainment Program, founded approximately 12 years ago. The RSP aims to increase troop readiness by bringing together new Soldiers before they ship to Basic Combat Training and Advanced […]

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  • SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Recruiters from the Virginia National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion gathered Dec. 13, 2017, to recognize the opening of their newest recruiting station in Springfield, Virginia. The new space replaces their previous northern Virginia location in Mount Vernon, and has space for a total of six recruiters, plus a section chief. The station services Fairfax and Arlington […]

    Va. National Guard recruiters celebrate opening of new recruiting station

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Recruiters from the Virginia National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion gathered Dec. 13, 2017, to recognize the opening of their newest recruiting station in Springfield, Virginia. The new space replaces their previous northern Virginia location in Mount Vernon, and has space for a total of six recruiters, plus a section chief. The station services Fairfax and Arlington […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Command Sgt. Maj. Rhonda L. Williams took responsibility as the senior noncommissioned officer of the Virginia National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Stockhausen Dec. 5, 2017, in a change of responsibility ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Williams joins Lt. Col. Jennifer Rothgeb Martin, battalion commander for the R&R Battalion, […]

    Virginia National Guard welcomes first all-female battalion command team

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Command Sgt. Maj. Rhonda L. Williams took responsibility as the senior noncommissioned officer of the Virginia National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Stockhausen Dec. 5, 2017, in a change of responsibility ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Williams joins Lt. Col. Jennifer Rothgeb Martin, battalion commander for the R&R Battalion, […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard is looking for professional and motivated eligible Soldiers in the rank of specialist, who have completed the Warrior Leader Course, through staff sergeant to serve as full time Recruiting and Retention Non-Commissioned Officers. Opportunities are available for male and female Soldiers across the state who are currently in the Virginia National Guard […]

    Va. Army National Guard looking to hire recruiting and retention NCOs

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard is looking for professional and motivated eligible Soldiers in the rank of specialist, who have completed the Warrior Leader Course, through staff sergeant to serve as full time Recruiting and Retention Non-Commissioned Officers. Opportunities are available for male and female Soldiers across the state who are currently in the Virginia National Guard […]

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