Adjutant General Archive

  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — A new exhibit highlighting the Virginia National Guard’s service in World War I officially opened May 22, 2017, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia. For the National Guard, WWI was significant because it was the first time volunteer state militia units were federalized under U.S. Army structure and deployed overseas for combat operations. The exhibit […]

    New exhibit highlights Va. Guard service in WWI

    RICHMOND, Va. — A new exhibit highlighting the Virginia National Guard’s service in World War I officially opened May 22, 2017, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia. For the National Guard, WWI was significant because it was the first time volunteer state militia units were federalized under U.S. Army structure and deployed overseas for combat operations. The exhibit […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A cake cutting ceremony to recognize the 410th birthday of the Virginia National Guard and Jamestown was held May 12, 2017, Sandston, Virginia. The Virginia Guard traces the heritage and traditions of Citizen-Soldier and Citizen-Airmen service to the founding of Jamestown when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. Since the colony’s founding on May 14, […]

    Cake cutting ceremony recognizes 410th birthday of Va. National Guard, Jamestown

    SANDSTON, Va. — A cake cutting ceremony to recognize the 410th birthday of the Virginia National Guard and Jamestown was held May 12, 2017, Sandston, Virginia. The Virginia Guard traces the heritage and traditions of Citizen-Soldier and Citizen-Airmen service to the founding of Jamestown when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. Since the colony’s founding on May 14, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — One hundred years after America entered the conflict of what would become known as World War I, Virginia citizens, veterans and leaders joined Virginia National Guard Soldiers for a commemoration ceremony April 6, 2017, at the Virginia War Memorial Carillon in Richmond, Virginia. The event, hosted by the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission included […]

    Va. Guard helps commemorate 100th anniversary of U.S. entry to WWI

    RICHMOND, Va. — One hundred years after America entered the conflict of what would become known as World War I, Virginia citizens, veterans and leaders joined Virginia National Guard Soldiers for a commemoration ceremony April 6, 2017, at the Virginia War Memorial Carillon in Richmond, Virginia. The event, hosted by the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission included […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, will join Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Lynn Rainville of Sweet Briar College at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I at 11;45 a.m. April 6, 2017, at Virginia’s state memorial to WWI, the Carillon Tower at Byrd Park […]

    Ceremony to commemorate U.S. entry into World War I

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, will join Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Lynn Rainville of Sweet Briar College at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I at 11;45 a.m. April 6, 2017, at Virginia’s state memorial to WWI, the Carillon Tower at Byrd Park […]

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  • YORKTOWN, Va. — Soldiers of the 29th Division Band provided ceremonial detail for the dedication ceremony of the American Revolution Museum April 1, 2017, in Yorktown, Virginia. The Virginia National Guard Soldiers, along with Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, were on hand to celebrate the recently-opened museum. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Col. Thierry Casanova, […]

    29th Division Band supports Yorktown museum opening

    YORKTOWN, Va. — Soldiers of the 29th Division Band provided ceremonial detail for the dedication ceremony of the American Revolution Museum April 1, 2017, in Yorktown, Virginia. The Virginia National Guard Soldiers, along with Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, were on hand to celebrate the recently-opened museum. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Col. Thierry Casanova, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Col. Michelle Rose of the Virginia National Guard has been selected to serve as Chief of General Officer Management at National Guard Bureau, according to an announcement made March 30, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The assignment is a two-year active duty tour at National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia. […]

    Rose selected as Chief of General Officer Management at National Guard Bureau

    SANDSTON, Va. — Col. Michelle Rose of the Virginia National Guard has been selected to serve as Chief of General Officer Management at National Guard Bureau, according to an announcement made March 30, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The assignment is a two-year active duty tour at National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia. […]

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