Gov. of Virginia Archive

  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted a reception for families of deployed Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Dec. 20, 2014, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Va. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam Thiel, Brig. Gen. Timothy P. […]

    Governor, First Lady host reception for families of deployed Va. Guard personnel

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted a reception for families of deployed Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Dec. 20, 2014, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Va. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam Thiel, Brig. Gen. Timothy P. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va.– Thirty-two Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were remembered among 870 Virginia public safety officers who died in the line of duty at the dedication of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial Dec. 6, 2014, at the memorial site at Capitol Square in Richmond, Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran provided remarks […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers, Airmen remembered at Public Safety Memorial

    RICHMOND, Va.– Thirty-two Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were remembered among 870 Virginia public safety officers who died in the line of duty at the dedication of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial Dec. 6, 2014, at the memorial site at Capitol Square in Richmond, Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran provided remarks […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a memorial ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Sandston, Va., on Sept. 11, 2014, to commemorate those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, led the ceremony which included remarks from Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the lowering of the U.S. […]

    Governor joins Va. Guard at 9/11 memorial service

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a memorial ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Sandston, Va., on Sept. 11, 2014, to commemorate those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, led the ceremony which included remarks from Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the lowering of the U.S. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support Sept. 5, 2014, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Va. Joining the governor for the signing were members of the cabinet, state senators and delegates from the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Army and Air National Guard senior leaders as well as […]

    Governor signs statement of support for Guard, Reserve

    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support Sept. 5, 2014, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Va. Joining the governor for the signing were members of the cabinet, state senators and delegates from the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Army and Air National Guard senior leaders as well as […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Fort Pickett-based Virginia Marksmanship Training Unit, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute announced the approval of the Governor’s Twenty Tab July 21, 2014. The Governor’s Twenty Tab is a state-level marksmanship award, originally created in 1968 by the Missouri National Guard and has been adopted by 13 other states. The tab is awarded to the top […]

    Earning the Governor’s Twenty Tab

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Fort Pickett-based Virginia Marksmanship Training Unit, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute announced the approval of the Governor’s Twenty Tab July 21, 2014. The Governor’s Twenty Tab is a state-level marksmanship award, originally created in 1968 by the Missouri National Guard and has been adopted by 13 other states. The tab is awarded to the top […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH—Family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and senior state government and military leaders bid farewell to the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group June 22, 2014, in Virginia Beach. Approximately 70 Soldiers of the 529th are scheduled to report to Fort Hood, Texas, for 30 to 45 days of mobilization training before […]

    529th CSSB Soldiers depart for federal duty in Kuwait

    VIRGINIA BEACH—Family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and senior state government and military leaders bid farewell to the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group June 22, 2014, in Virginia Beach. Approximately 70 Soldiers of the 529th are scheduled to report to Fort Hood, Texas, for 30 to 45 days of mobilization training before […]

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