Adjutant General Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged nearly 200 personnel to be ready for duty at key locations across Northern Virginia to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow March 14, 2017. When snow totals amounted to far less than forecasted, Soldiers were able to stand down, and the Virginia Guard returned to routine operations later in the day. […]

    Va. National Guard staged for possible snow response operations across Northern Virginia

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged nearly 200 personnel to be ready for duty at key locations across Northern Virginia to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow March 14, 2017. When snow totals amounted to far less than forecasted, Soldiers were able to stand down, and the Virginia Guard returned to routine operations later in the day. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized as Regional Volunteer of the Year in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Merritt family of Brian, Teresa […]

    Virginia National Guard family, volunteer receive national recognition for service

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized as Regional Volunteer of the Year in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Merritt family of Brian, Teresa […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Five Army and Air Guard officers will be reassigned to the Virginia National Guard joint staff this summer to succeed Army Col. Fred C. Bolton, Army Col. Garland H. Goodrich, Army Col. Douglas R. Messner, Army Col. Thomas L. Morgan, III, and Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Black as they retire after decades of service, according to […]

    Adjutant General announces new assignments for Virginia Guard Joint Staff

    SANDSTON, Va. — Five Army and Air Guard officers will be reassigned to the Virginia National Guard joint staff this summer to succeed Army Col. Fred C. Bolton, Army Col. Garland H. Goodrich, Army Col. Douglas R. Messner, Army Col. Thomas L. Morgan, III, and Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Black as they retire after decades of service, according to […]

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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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  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 19, 2017, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, Virginia, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide […]

    Va. National Guard personnel scheduled to display equipment outside General Assembly building Jan. 19

    RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 19, 2017, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, Virginia, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide […]

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  • Issue #1 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9P7U. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: 29th Infantry Division begins mission in the Middle East The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division assumed command as U.S. Army Central’s intermediate division headquarters, Task Force […]

    Issue #1 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter

    Issue #1 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9P7U. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: 29th Infantry Division begins mission in the Middle East The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division assumed command as U.S. Army Central’s intermediate division headquarters, Task Force […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, updated members of the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations on the Virginia National Guard and discussed the Va. Guard’s legislative initiatives for the 2017 session of the Virginia General Assembly Jan. 12, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The JLC provides a vehicle for veterans service organizations […]

    AG shares legislative priorities, update on Va. Guard with JLC

    RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, updated members of the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations on the Virginia National Guard and discussed the Va. Guard’s legislative initiatives for the 2017 session of the Virginia General Assembly Jan. 12, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The JLC provides a vehicle for veterans service organizations […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

    Virginia National Guard assists with winter storm response in Hampton Roads

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is a dual-status military force with both a state and federal mission, and it effectively balanced the demands of those missions through 2016 in one of the busiest years in recent memory. “I am incredibly proud of the dedicated service and tremendous duty performance from our entire force in 2016,” said Maj. Gen. […]

    Virginia National Guard meets challenges of busy 2016

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is a dual-status military force with both a state and federal mission, and it effectively balanced the demands of those missions through 2016 in one of the busiest years in recent memory. “I am incredibly proud of the dedicated service and tremendous duty performance from our entire force in 2016,” said Maj. Gen. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — As we near the holiday season, I think it’s appropriate to reflect briefly on 2016 and the great work our force has done supporting operations both federal and state. A few of the highlights include the mobilization of more than 1,500 Soldiers and Airmen on federal active duty, initiating construction on a new state headquarters, modernization and […]

    Adjutant General’s 2016 Holiday Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — As we near the holiday season, I think it’s appropriate to reflect briefly on 2016 and the great work our force has done supporting operations both federal and state. A few of the highlights include the mobilization of more than 1,500 Soldiers and Airmen on federal active duty, initiating construction on a new state headquarters, modernization and […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Thanksgiving Day is a time for us to gather together, reconnect with family and friends, and pause from the demands of our work to reflect on how fortunate we are. We also take this time to honor and show gratitude for our freedoms as Americans and the privilege we have of serving our great nation and commonwealth. […]

    Adjutant General’s 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — Thanksgiving Day is a time for us to gather together, reconnect with family and friends, and pause from the demands of our work to reflect on how fortunate we are. We also take this time to honor and show gratitude for our freedoms as Americans and the privilege we have of serving our great nation and commonwealth. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is encouraging its members to check in on their battle buddies and wingmen Sept. 22, 2016, to make sure they doing well and help them find resources if they are experiencing hardship or in crisis. As part of the initiative, Soldiers and Airmen should call, text or make plans to get together to […]

    Va. National Guard encouraging “buddy checks” Sept. 22

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is encouraging its members to check in on their battle buddies and wingmen Sept. 22, 2016, to make sure they doing well and help them find resources if they are experiencing hardship or in crisis. As part of the initiative, Soldiers and Airmen should call, text or make plans to get together to […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 270 Soldiers at readiness centers and fire stations Sept. 3, 2016, in the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore areas as part of the state’s multi-agency severe weather response effort in the wake of Hurricane Hermine. The Guard received seven mission taskings to support local officials with possible evacuation of citizens […]

    Va. Guard supports state’s multi-agency severe weather response

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 270 Soldiers at readiness centers and fire stations Sept. 3, 2016, in the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore areas as part of the state’s multi-agency severe weather response effort in the wake of Hurricane Hermine. The Guard received seven mission taskings to support local officials with possible evacuation of citizens […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard logisticians from across the commonwealth wrapped up weeks of training on the new Global Combat Support System – Army Sept. 1, 2016, and the new information management system promises better integration of supply, maintenance, property and tactical finance functions. “GCSS-Army ties the Virginia Army Guard into the Department of Army’s integrated system […]

    Va. Army Guard trains on new Army logistics management system

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard logisticians from across the commonwealth wrapped up weeks of training on the new Global Combat Support System – Army Sept. 1, 2016, and the new information management system promises better integration of supply, maintenance, property and tactical finance functions. “GCSS-Army ties the Virginia Army Guard into the Department of Army’s integrated system […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 270 Soldiers staged and ready for possible severe weather response operations Sept. 3, 2016, in the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore areas. As part of the state’s multi-agency response, the Guard has Soldiers with Humvees, light/medium tactical trucks and chain saws ready to assist with high water transport and debris […]

    Va. National Guard staged and ready for possible severe weather response operations in Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore areas

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 270 Soldiers staged and ready for possible severe weather response operations Sept. 3, 2016, in the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore areas. As part of the state’s multi-agency response, the Guard has Soldiers with Humvees, light/medium tactical trucks and chain saws ready to assist with high water transport and debris […]

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  • On September 5, our nation will celebrate Labor Day as a way to pay tribute to American citizens who work so hard to create and sustain this great country. Our nation’s strength, freedom, well-being and prosperity is impossible without the dedication and tireless efforts of the American worker. Labor Day is also traditionally associated with the end of summer and […]

    Adjutant General’s 2016 Labor Day Safety Message

    On September 5, our nation will celebrate Labor Day as a way to pay tribute to American citizens who work so hard to create and sustain this great country. Our nation’s strength, freedom, well-being and prosperity is impossible without the dedication and tireless efforts of the American worker. Labor Day is also traditionally associated with the end of summer and […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Senior officials from state government, the Virginia National Guard, Defense Supply Center Richmond and the Guard’s construction partners broke ground on the new state headquarters facility Aug. 16, 2016, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The 102,000 square foot facility will be built on a 13.6-acre site in the northern section of DSCR, cost […]

    Virginia National Guard breaks ground on new state headquarters

    RICHMOND, Va. — Senior officials from state government, the Virginia National Guard, Defense Supply Center Richmond and the Guard’s construction partners broke ground on the new state headquarters facility Aug. 16, 2016, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The 102,000 square foot facility will be built on a 13.6-acre site in the northern section of DSCR, cost […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard received a Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in the Renewables and Alternatives category Aug. 11, 2016, at the Department of Energy Training and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island. Brig. Gen. Paul Griffin, Director of the Virginia National Guard Joint Staff, accepted the award along with members of the […]

    Va. Guard receives Secretary of the Army Award for renewable energy efforts

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard received a Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in the Renewables and Alternatives category Aug. 11, 2016, at the Department of Energy Training and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island. Brig. Gen. Paul Griffin, Director of the Virginia National Guard Joint Staff, accepted the award along with members of the […]

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