Slideshow Archive

  • VIRGINIA BEACH– The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy welcomed back alumni at a 25th anniversary alumni reunion July 28, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The event, which was conducted in coordination with family day for the current class, Class 49, provided alumni with the opportunity to meet with current staff and leadership, learn about the […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe welcomes back alumni for 25th anniversary reunion

    VIRGINIA BEACH– The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy welcomed back alumni at a 25th anniversary alumni reunion July 28, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The event, which was conducted in coordination with family day for the current class, Class 49, provided alumni with the opportunity to meet with current staff and leadership, learn about the […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Air Force announced the recipients of the 2017 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2018 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Of the five recipients, Maj. “Mongo” Dietrich, 149th Fighter Squadron chief of weapons, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. Dietrich is the first F-22 Raptor pilot […]

    Virginia Air National Guard pilot wins Instructor Pilot of the Year award

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Air Force announced the recipients of the 2017 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2018 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Of the five recipients, Maj. “Mongo” Dietrich, 149th Fighter Squadron chief of weapons, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. Dietrich is the first F-22 Raptor pilot […]

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  • ARLINGTON, Va. — Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, administered an oath of enlistment to 56 new Soldiers gathered in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 18, 2018, before a Twilight Tattoo. “This is a very important event for the men and women who choose to serve in the United States Armed Forces,” […]

    Kadavy swears in new Soldiers during Twilight Tattoo

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, administered an oath of enlistment to 56 new Soldiers gathered in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 18, 2018, before a Twilight Tattoo. “This is a very important event for the men and women who choose to serve in the United States Armed Forces,” […]

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  •   FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard, the Virginia State Police and the Lynchburg Police Department hosted a joint diversity recruiting event July 21, 2018, in Lynchburg, Virginia. The event was open to anyone interested in a future career in the military or law enforcement, and attendees learned about a possible joint career in both law enforcement and […]

    Joint military and law enforcement diversity recruiting event held in Lynchburg

      FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard, the Virginia State Police and the Lynchburg Police Department hosted a joint diversity recruiting event July 21, 2018, in Lynchburg, Virginia. The event was open to anyone interested in a future career in the military or law enforcement, and attendees learned about a possible joint career in both law enforcement and […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 150 members of the Virginia Defense Force conducted communications and security operations training July 13-15, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The security training focused on a variety of access control scenarios, and the communications training featured a first-ever ground-to-air communications test with the Virginia Civil Air Patrol. “The July training weekend was extremely successful, […]

    VDF trains on security tasks, conducts commo exercise with CAP

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 150 members of the Virginia Defense Force conducted communications and security operations training July 13-15, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The security training focused on a variety of access control scenarios, and the communications training featured a first-ever ground-to-air communications test with the Virginia Civil Air Patrol. “The July training weekend was extremely successful, […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Leadership of the Virginia Army National Guard transferred from Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer to Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora during a ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, July 14, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Mercer will retire after more than 35 years […]

    Flora takes charge of Virginia Army National Guard

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Leadership of the Virginia Army National Guard transferred from Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer to Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora during a ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, July 14, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Mercer will retire after more than 35 years […]

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