Gov. of Virginia Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 1,500 personnel Sept. 12, 2018, at key locations across the commonwealth to support local and state emergency management officials with possible response to Hurricane Florence, but most were not needed when the storm turned further south. When Governor Ralph Northam authorized Virginia’s resources could be redirected to North Carolina, the […]

    VNG supports multi-state, multi-agency response to Hurricane Florence

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 1,500 personnel Sept. 12, 2018, at key locations across the commonwealth to support local and state emergency management officials with possible response to Hurricane Florence, but most were not needed when the storm turned further south. When Governor Ralph Northam authorized Virginia’s resources could be redirected to North Carolina, the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed House Bill 737 June 26, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia, authorizing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards displaying an indicator signifying that the holder is a veteran. Applicants must provide proof of veteran status. Delegate John J. McGuire introduced the bill, and it passed […]

    Governor signs DMV drivers license veteran indicator bill

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed House Bill 737 June 26, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia, authorizing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards displaying an indicator signifying that the holder is a veteran. Applicants must provide proof of veteran status. Delegate John J. McGuire introduced the bill, and it passed […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 18, 2018, by the Virginia National Guard Officer’s Association and Virginia Army and Air National Guard Enlisted Association in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to the reception, […]

    Governor commends the Va. National Guard

    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 18, 2018, by the Virginia National Guard Officer’s Association and Virginia Army and Air National Guard Enlisted Association in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to the reception, […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. — The Virginia National Guard plans to stage approximately 200 Soldiers in the Hampton Roads area with Humvees, light/medium tactical trucks and chain saws Jan. 6, 2017, to be ready to assist with possible response operations as heavy snow is forecast in the region. The Soldiers and vehicles are scheduled to be in place Friday evening and ready […]

    Va. National Guard to stage for possible snow response operations in Hampton Roads area

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard plans to stage approximately 200 Soldiers in the Hampton Roads area with Humvees, light/medium tactical trucks and chain saws Jan. 6, 2017, to be ready to assist with possible response operations as heavy snow is forecast in the region. The Soldiers and vehicles are scheduled to be in place Friday evening and ready […]

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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. — 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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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Sept. 2, 2016, and authorized the Virginia National Guard to bring up 300 personnel on state active duty to support a multi-agency state effort to prepare for possible impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Hermine. The Guard plans to stage Soldiers in the Hampton Roads area with Humvees, […]

    Va. National Guard to stage personnel for possible severe weather response operations in Hampton Roads area

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Sept. 2, 2016, and authorized the Virginia National Guard to bring up 300 personnel on state active duty to support a multi-agency state effort to prepare for possible impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Hermine. The Guard plans to stage Soldiers in the Hampton Roads area with Humvees, […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe joins a group of Virginia Senators and Delegates on a tour of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center June 10, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The tour included firing ranges, visiting Soldiers from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducting annual training, a tasty MRE lunch and an opportunity to […]

    Governor, state legislators visit Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe joins a group of Virginia Senators and Delegates on a tour of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center June 10, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The tour included firing ranges, visiting Soldiers from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducting annual training, a tasty MRE lunch and an opportunity to […]

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  • ROANOKE, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard, family, friends and fellow Soldiers bid farewell to the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at multiple departure events May 14-16, 2016. Approximately 450 Soldiers from the battalion, also known as the Red Dragons, began serving on federal active duty May 13, […]

    Family, friends, senior leaders bid farewell to the Red Dragons

    ROANOKE, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard, family, friends and fellow Soldiers bid farewell to the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at multiple departure events May 14-16, 2016. Approximately 450 Soldiers from the battalion, also known as the Red Dragons, began serving on federal active duty May 13, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

    Va. National Guard personnel display equipment to General Assembly, Governor commends the Guard

    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for families of deployed Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Dec. 5 and 6, 2015, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam Thiel, Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

    Governor, First Lady host receptions for Va. Guard families

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for families of deployed Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Dec. 5 and 6, 2015, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam Thiel, Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing will stand up a new cyber operations squadron at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, according to multiple announcements made Dec. 9, 2015, by Gen. Frank J. Grass, the Chief of National Guard Bureau, the Governor of Virginia and the Virginia Congressional Delegation. Virginia was one of four […]

    Virginia Air National Guard to stand up new cyber operations squadron

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing will stand up a new cyber operations squadron at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, according to multiple announcements made Dec. 9, 2015, by Gen. Frank J. Grass, the Chief of National Guard Bureau, the Governor of Virginia and the Virginia Congressional Delegation. Virginia was one of four […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined Veterans Day observations across the state to honor all the men and women who served our country in uniform in the past and are currently serving at home and abroad. Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 15,000 Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen have mobilized on federal active duty for combat […]

    Veterans honored at events across the state

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined Veterans Day observations across the state to honor all the men and women who served our country in uniform in the past and are currently serving at home and abroad. Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 15,000 Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen have mobilized on federal active duty for combat […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard transitioned to routine operations March 1, 2015, after mobilizing more than 125 Soldiers to assist with snow recovery operations starting Feb. 22 at locations across the commonwealth. For seven days, Soldiers assisted local law enforcement and emergency response organizations in the Southwest Virginia area with delivering food, water, medicine and other supplies, evacuating […]

    Va. Guard returns to routine operations after assisting with snow response

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard transitioned to routine operations March 1, 2015, after mobilizing more than 125 Soldiers to assist with snow recovery operations starting Feb. 22 at locations across the commonwealth. For seven days, Soldiers assisted local law enforcement and emergency response organizations in the Southwest Virginia area with delivering food, water, medicine and other supplies, evacuating […]

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  • TANGIER ISLAND, Va. — Two Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment headed east Feb. 19, 2015, flying over the ice-packed Chesapeake Bay to deliver food, medicine and mail to Tangier Island, a 1.2 square mile island in the Bay that had been iced in for nearly a week, making routine seaport […]

    Virginia Guard aviators deliver supplies to iced-in Tangier Island

    TANGIER ISLAND, Va. — Two Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment headed east Feb. 19, 2015, flying over the ice-packed Chesapeake Bay to deliver food, medicine and mail to Tangier Island, a 1.2 square mile island in the Bay that had been iced in for nearly a week, making routine seaport […]

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