Programs Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Veteran and Family Support will present a Mission: Healthy Relationship Workshop April 7-9, 2017, at the Landsdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia. The workshop is for all military veterans and spouses coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress or traumatic brain injury. To register, please email or call Brittany Jones, […]

    Mission: Healthy Relationship Workshop will be held April 7-9, 2017, in Leesburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Veteran and Family Support will present a Mission: Healthy Relationship Workshop April 7-9, 2017, at the Landsdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia. The workshop is for all military veterans and spouses coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress or traumatic brain injury. To register, please email or call Brittany Jones, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officers from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response operations conducted an information exchange with personnel for the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team Feb. 21-22, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The exchange was part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program that links states and partner […]

    Tajikistani officers conduct information exchange with 34th CST

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officers from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response operations conducted an information exchange with personnel for the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team Feb. 21-22, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The exchange was part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program that links states and partner […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized as Regional Volunteer of the Year in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Merritt family of Brian, Teresa […]

    Virginia National Guard family, volunteer receive national recognition for service

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized as Regional Volunteer of the Year in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Merritt family of Brian, Teresa […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — You can run but you can’t hide, an old adage that proved true to form for an illicit drug trafficking suspect in Virginia during the summer of 2016. The Virginia Counterdrug Task Force provided aerial reconnaissance from the UH-72A Lakota helicopter with a Mission Equipment Package to support Homeland Security Investigations and the Virginia State Police Taskforce […]

    Virginia Counterdrug Program supports law enforcement in disrupting drug distribution

    RICHMOND, Va. — You can run but you can’t hide, an old adage that proved true to form for an illicit drug trafficking suspect in Virginia during the summer of 2016. The Virginia Counterdrug Task Force provided aerial reconnaissance from the UH-72A Lakota helicopter with a Mission Equipment Package to support Homeland Security Investigations and the Virginia State Police Taskforce […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a two-week military funeral honors training course designed to certify instructors to teach fellow Soldiers the skills, procedures and standards for providing final respects to Army veterans, and the final test of the full honors sequence was held Nov. 3, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with a graduation ceremony held […]

    Va. Guard hosts military funeral honors training at Camp Pendleton

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a two-week military funeral honors training course designed to certify instructors to teach fellow Soldiers the skills, procedures and standards for providing final respects to Army veterans, and the final test of the full honors sequence was held Nov. 3, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with a graduation ceremony held […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Initiatives, shared his thoughts on diversity in the Virginia Guard with community leaders in the metro Richmond area at the Diversity Day conference Oct. 21, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. The event featured guest speakers from government, emergency services and professional organizations who spoke about […]

    Flora speaks at Metro Richmond Diversity Day

    RICHMOND, Va. — Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Initiatives, shared his thoughts on diversity in the Virginia Guard with community leaders in the metro Richmond area at the Diversity Day conference Oct. 21, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. The event featured guest speakers from government, emergency services and professional organizations who spoke about […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is Nov. 1, 2016. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $2,500 per semester for tuition, up to $350 per semester for books and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance must be used at a Virginia school’s online or on-campus […]

    Application deadline for tuition assistance is Nov. 1

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is Nov. 1, 2016. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $2,500 per semester for tuition, up to $350 per semester for books and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance must be used at a Virginia school’s online or on-campus […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard will host a number of professional development activities beginning in October 2016 that are open to all personnel on a space available basis. Activities include staff rides / site visits and conference call discussions. The following site visits are planned: Topic: Revolutionary War – Yorktown Campaign Online materials available Oct. 17, 2016, with a […]

    New professional development series kicks off in October 2016

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard will host a number of professional development activities beginning in October 2016 that are open to all personnel on a space available basis. Activities include staff rides / site visits and conference call discussions. The following site visits are planned: Topic: Revolutionary War – Yorktown Campaign Online materials available Oct. 17, 2016, with a […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard was recognized with the Commonwealth Award along with multiple state agencies for their support of the Virginia Values Veterans Program at a reception Sept. 26, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. Earlier in the day, Governor Terry McAuliffe recognized businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s veterans at the Virginia Workforce […]

    Va. Guard receives award for supporting veteran employment

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard was recognized with the Commonwealth Award along with multiple state agencies for their support of the Virginia Values Veterans Program at a reception Sept. 26, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. Earlier in the day, Governor Terry McAuliffe recognized businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s veterans at the Virginia Workforce […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers and spouses weren’t the only ones going through post-mobilization training during Yellow Ribbon weekend for the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team September 17-18, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. In the teen room at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, children of Soldiers were conducting their own post-deployment training that didn’t involve slide […]

    Children of returning Soldiers build lifelong resiliency skills

    RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers and spouses weren’t the only ones going through post-mobilization training during Yellow Ribbon weekend for the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team September 17-18, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. In the teen room at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, children of Soldiers were conducting their own post-deployment training that didn’t involve slide […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is encouraging its members to check in on their battle buddies and wingmen Sept. 22, 2016, to make sure they doing well and help them find resources if they are experiencing hardship or in crisis. As part of the initiative, Soldiers and Airmen should call, text or make plans to get together to […]

    Va. National Guard encouraging “buddy checks” Sept. 22

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is encouraging its members to check in on their battle buddies and wingmen Sept. 22, 2016, to make sure they doing well and help them find resources if they are experiencing hardship or in crisis. As part of the initiative, Soldiers and Airmen should call, text or make plans to get together to […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 80 kids took part in a variety of activities from laser tag to robotics at the 11th annual Youth Summer Camp hosted by the Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office July 24-29, at Camp Pendleton in Virignia Beach, Virginia. “Youth camp brings together National Guard youth, teens and adults from around Virginia to participate […]

    Youth camp combines fun, education to build resilience, leadership and character

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 80 kids took part in a variety of activities from laser tag to robotics at the 11th annual Youth Summer Camp hosted by the Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office July 24-29, at Camp Pendleton in Virignia Beach, Virginia. “Youth camp brings together National Guard youth, teens and adults from around Virginia to participate […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A new personal financial counselor has been assigned to the Virginia National Guard for the next 90 days and is available at no cost to assist with a wide variety of financial planning needs. A PFC provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services on topics such as personal financial planning, budgeting, saving, reducing debt, retirement planning, […]

    Financial counselor available to assist with wide variety of financial planning

    SANDSTON, Va. — A new personal financial counselor has been assigned to the Virginia National Guard for the next 90 days and is available at no cost to assist with a wide variety of financial planning needs. A PFC provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services on topics such as personal financial planning, budgeting, saving, reducing debt, retirement planning, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Three members of the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense and two members of the Embassy of Tajikistan to the United States of America visited Virginia and Washington, D.C. July 15-18, 2016, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During their trip, they met with members of the Virginia National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the State […]

    Tajikistan senior leaders visit Virginia, Washington, D. C.

    SANDSTON, Va. – Three members of the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense and two members of the Embassy of Tajikistan to the United States of America visited Virginia and Washington, D.C. July 15-18, 2016, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During their trip, they met with members of the Virginia National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the State […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Paul Griffin, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, recognized Krystin Kelley as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for Region 3 July 6, 2016, in Sandston, Virginia. Joining Griffin for the presentation were Vickie Sais, State Family Programs director, Lt. Col. Rusty McGuire, commander of 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th IBCT, […]

    Volunteer recognized with regional award

    SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Paul Griffin, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, recognized Krystin Kelley as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for Region 3 July 6, 2016, in Sandston, Virginia. Joining Griffin for the presentation were Vickie Sais, State Family Programs director, Lt. Col. Rusty McGuire, commander of 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th IBCT, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders thanked adult and youth volunteers for their significant contributions at the 2016 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition Workshop & Youth Symposium May 21, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. The purpose of the volunteer workshop and youth symposium is to recognize volunteers and thank them for everything they’ve done over the past year […]

    Volunteers recognized at annual workshop

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders thanked adult and youth volunteers for their significant contributions at the 2016 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition Workshop & Youth Symposium May 21, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. The purpose of the volunteer workshop and youth symposium is to recognize volunteers and thank them for everything they’ve done over the past year […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program conducted Level 1 Funeral Honors training April 26-30 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eight Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from throughout the state participated in the 40-hour certification course which prepares Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with service tradition. “We are the final honor […]

    Virginia Guard Soldiers train for Military Funeral Honors duty

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program conducted Level 1 Funeral Honors training April 26-30 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eight Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from throughout the state participated in the 40-hour certification course which prepares Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with service tradition. “We are the final honor […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program has opened up registration for it’s Annual National Guard Youth Camp, and the deadline for registration is June 24, 2016. This six-day camp has a broad range of educational, team-oriented and resilience-building activities. This year the camp will bring out programs that educate through robotics, physics, chemistry and visual art. It […]

    Virginia National Guard Youth Camp registration open

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program has opened up registration for it’s Annual National Guard Youth Camp, and the deadline for registration is June 24, 2016. This six-day camp has a broad range of educational, team-oriented and resilience-building activities. This year the camp will bring out programs that educate through robotics, physics, chemistry and visual art. It […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard, visited Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers March 8-9, 2016, in Sandston, Richmond and Hampton, Virginia. “We were honored to have Chief Master Sgt. Brush visit with the Virginia National Guard and see firsthand the great service that the our […]

    NGB Senior Enlisted Advisor visits Va. Guard Airmen, Soldiers, leaders

    SANDSTON, Va. — Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard, visited Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers March 8-9, 2016, in Sandston, Richmond and Hampton, Virginia. “We were honored to have Chief Master Sgt. Brush visit with the Virginia National Guard and see firsthand the great service that the our […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers took first place in the U.S. Army Service Pistol Team Championship and excelled in numerous other team and individual categories at the 2016 All-Army Small Arms Championship held March 15-18, 2016, at Fort Benning, Georgia. “Team Virginia fired shoulder to shoulder with the best of the United States Army and Air National Guard,” […]

    Virginia National Guard pistol marksman excel at All-Army competition

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers took first place in the U.S. Army Service Pistol Team Championship and excelled in numerous other team and individual categories at the 2016 All-Army Small Arms Championship held March 15-18, 2016, at Fort Benning, Georgia. “Team Virginia fired shoulder to shoulder with the best of the United States Army and Air National Guard,” […]

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