Adjutant General Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, provided an update on the Virginia National Guard to members of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus Jan. 17, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. Before the update, Senator Bryce Reeves and Delegate Nick Freitas, co-chairs of the caucus, recognized retired Col. Rich Anderson for his many […]

    AG updates General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus

    RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, provided an update on the Virginia National Guard to members of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus Jan. 17, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. Before the update, Senator Bryce Reeves and Delegate Nick Freitas, co-chairs of the caucus, recognized retired Col. Rich Anderson for his many […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel were on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF conducted a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers and providing […]

    Va. National Guard supports Governor Northam’s inauguration

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel were on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF conducted a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers and providing […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will be on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF will conduct a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with […]

    Virginia National Guard to provide music, artillery salute, lead parade marching element and helicopter flyover for Governor’s Inauguration

    SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will be on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF will conduct a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has nearly 100 personnel staged and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow Jan. 3, 2018, at key locations in the Hampton Roads area. Expected missions include using Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks to provide transportation for first responders through deep snow as well as providing debris reduction […]

    Va. National Guard staged and ready for possible snow response operations in Hampton Roads

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has nearly 100 personnel staged and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow Jan. 3, 2018, at key locations in the Hampton Roads area. Expected missions include using Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks to provide transportation for first responders through deep snow as well as providing debris reduction […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – Governor-elect Ralph Northam will reappoint Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams as the Adjutant General of Virginia, according to an announcement made Dec. 22, 2017. The announcement was made along with other key appointments for senior leadership positions within the incoming administration and is available online here: https://govelect.virginia.gov/newsarticle?articleId=22026 “I am incredibly humbled and honored that Governor-Elect Northam plans […]

    Governor-elect Northam to reappoint Williams as Adjutant General of Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. – Governor-elect Ralph Northam will reappoint Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams as the Adjutant General of Virginia, according to an announcement made Dec. 22, 2017. The announcement was made along with other key appointments for senior leadership positions within the incoming administration and is available online here: https://govelect.virginia.gov/newsarticle?articleId=22026 “I am incredibly humbled and honored that Governor-Elect Northam plans […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va.– Lt. Col. Paul Gravely will succeed Col. Preston Scott, Jr., as the Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett garrison commander, according to an announcement made Dec. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Gravely currently serves as the Fort Pickett director of plans, training and security, and Jan. 7, 2018, is his effective date […]

    Gravely named as new Fort Pickett garrison commander, Scott to serve as 29th ID chief of staff

    SANDSTON, Va.– Lt. Col. Paul Gravely will succeed Col. Preston Scott, Jr., as the Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett garrison commander, according to an announcement made Dec. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Gravely currently serves as the Fort Pickett director of plans, training and security, and Jan. 7, 2018, is his effective date […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe christened a 105mm M101A1 towed howitzer December 8, 2017, at the site of the new Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters under construction at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, then toured the facility for a construction update. “We have the best Guard in the country, and you have always made me proud, […]

    Governor christens howitzer, tours new Va. Guard headquarters site

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe christened a 105mm M101A1 towed howitzer December 8, 2017, at the site of the new Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters under construction at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, then toured the facility for a construction update. “We have the best Guard in the country, and you have always made me proud, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Members of the Virginia National Guard welcome newly-promoted Air Force Brig. Gen. Marshall L. Kjelvik as the incoming Air Component Commander during a promotion and assumption of command ceremony Dec. 7, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Virginia in Sandston, Virginia. Army Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presided over the ceremony and later stated, […]

    Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander assumes command

    SANDSTON, Va. – Members of the Virginia National Guard welcome newly-promoted Air Force Brig. Gen. Marshall L. Kjelvik as the incoming Air Component Commander during a promotion and assumption of command ceremony Dec. 7, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Virginia in Sandston, Virginia. Army Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presided over the ceremony and later stated, […]

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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. 2 and 3, 2017, 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 […]

    Governor, First Lady host receptions at Virginia’s Executive Mansion

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 2 and 3, 2017, 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 […]

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  • CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosts a closure ceremony at the former location of the Clifton Forge Readiness Center Nov. 29, 2017, to formally mark the transfer of the facility to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Soldiers lowered and folded the U.S. and Virginia flags in front of the facility for the final time, and Maj. Gen. […]

    Va. National Guard hosts closure ceremony in Clifton Forge

    CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosts a closure ceremony at the former location of the Clifton Forge Readiness Center Nov. 29, 2017, to formally mark the transfer of the facility to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Soldiers lowered and folded the U.S. and Virginia flags in front of the facility for the final time, and Maj. Gen. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Col. William L. Zana will serve as the next Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa and be promoted to brigadier general, according to an announcement made Nov. 21, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Col. Adam C. Volant will succeed Zana as the commander of the […]

    AG announces new 91st Cyber Brigade commander, JFHQ-VA director of logistics

    SANDSTON, Va. — Col. William L. Zana will serve as the next Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa and be promoted to brigadier general, according to an announcement made Nov. 21, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Col. Adam C. Volant will succeed Zana as the commander of the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Col. Marshall L. Kjelvik will succeed Brig. Gen. Dean A. Tremps as the next Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander according to an announcement made Nov. 21, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Tremps has been selected for promotion to major general, and his next assignment will be Air National Guard […]

    Kjelvik selected as next Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander

    SANDSTON, Va. — Col. Marshall L. Kjelvik will succeed Brig. Gen. Dean A. Tremps as the next Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander according to an announcement made Nov. 21, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Tremps has been selected for promotion to major general, and his next assignment will be Air National Guard […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders took part in Veterans Day ceremonies across the state Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, where they recognized the service of men and woman from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. “For the Virginia National Guard, this Veterans Day is […]

    Veterans honored at ceremonies across the state

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders took part in Veterans Day ceremonies across the state Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, where they recognized the service of men and woman from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. “For the Virginia National Guard, this Veterans Day is […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

    Adjutant General’s 2017 Veterans Day Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

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  • MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

    Manchester High School roads named for fallen Soldiers

    MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — For many Virginia National Guard units, 2017 marks their 100th anniversary. Units like the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division and the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Regiment both formed as the United States prepared to enter World War I in 1917. Fort Pickett and Camp Pendleton, the Virginia National Guard’s premier training installations, also celebrated their respective 75th and 100th birthdays this year. […]

    Virginia Guard historical collection helps tell centuries-old stories

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — For many Virginia National Guard units, 2017 marks their 100th anniversary. Units like the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division and the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Regiment both formed as the United States prepared to enter World War I in 1917. Fort Pickett and Camp Pendleton, the Virginia National Guard’s premier training installations, also celebrated their respective 75th and 100th birthdays this year. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is preparing to send approximately 40 Soldiers and seven helicopters to Texas to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery operations. The aviation crews are expected to depart early Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2017, and possible missions would be search and rescue, aerial damage assessment and supply distribution. Three rescue technicians from the Chesterfield County […]

    Va. National Guard to send helicopters to Texas for Hurricane Harvey recovery operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is preparing to send approximately 40 Soldiers and seven helicopters to Texas to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery operations. The aviation crews are expected to depart early Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2017, and possible missions would be search and rescue, aerial damage assessment and supply distribution. Three rescue technicians from the Chesterfield County […]

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  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard rapidly responded when requested to assist local law enforcement and Virginia State Police with security operations Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville after Governor Terry McAuliffe made a state emergency declaration when violence escalated at a “Unite the Right” rally. Guard Soldiers were part of the multi-agency team assembled in advance of the rally, […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers support security operations in Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard rapidly responded when requested to assist local law enforcement and Virginia State Police with security operations Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville after Governor Terry McAuliffe made a state emergency declaration when violence escalated at a “Unite the Right” rally. Guard Soldiers were part of the multi-agency team assembled in advance of the rally, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard personnel took part in Memorial Day ceremonies across the commonwealth May 29, 2017, to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation and the ideals of freedom. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, was keynote speaker for the Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the […]

    Virginians remember the fallen at ceremonies across the state

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard personnel took part in Memorial Day ceremonies across the commonwealth May 29, 2017, to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation and the ideals of freedom. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, was keynote speaker for the Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Memorial Day provides us an opportunity to honor those men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Nation. I encourage everyone to make time to join in a community ceremony or take a personal moment of silence to honor our fallen comrades. On Monday at the Virginia War Memorial in […]

    Adjutant General’s 2017 Memorial Day Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — Memorial Day provides us an opportunity to honor those men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Nation. I encourage everyone to make time to join in a community ceremony or take a personal moment of silence to honor our fallen comrades. On Monday at the Virginia War Memorial in […]

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