Equal Opportunity Archive

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora, the Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Initiatives, shared his personal journey of living for three years in the jungle to avoid being drafted into the communist Vietnamese military after the fall of Saigon to seeking refuge in the United States and attending Virginia Military Institute to becoming a general officer […]

    Flora shares personal story at Congressional reception

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora, the Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Initiatives, shared his personal journey of living for three years in the jungle to avoid being drafted into the communist Vietnamese military after the fall of Saigon to seeking refuge in the United States and attending Virginia Military Institute to becoming a general officer […]

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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 BELVOIR, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division, based at Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted a Diversity Day event June 21, 2014, at the Wallace Theater on post. Displays, speakers, dance performances and food samples treated the Soldiers and some of their family members to various cultures. In its sixth year, the Virginia National Guard’s Equal Opportunity […]

    29th ID Soldiers host Diversity Day at Fort Belvoir

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division, based at Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted a Diversity Day event June 21, 2014, at the Wallace Theater on post. Displays, speakers, dance performances and food samples treated the Soldiers and some of their family members to various cultures. In its sixth year, the Virginia National Guard’s Equal Opportunity […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia National Guard celebrated its 5th Annual Diversity Day June 20, 2013, at Fort Pickett, Va., with ethnic cultural displays and presentations, along with a sampling of traditional Irish and Polynesian foods. “I want to tell you that one of the key themes that we have for the Virginia National Guard, is that we are […]

    Virginia Guard celebrates 5th Annual Diversity Day

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia National Guard celebrated its 5th Annual Diversity Day June 20, 2013, at Fort Pickett, Va., with ethnic cultural displays and presentations, along with a sampling of traditional Irish and Polynesian foods. “I want to tell you that one of the key themes that we have for the Virginia National Guard, is that we are […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Equal Opportunity Office hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sept. 8, 2012 at Fort Pickett, Va. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from Sept. 15- Oct. 15 and celebrates the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. […]

    Food, dance featured at Virginia National Guard Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Equal Opportunity Office hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sept. 8, 2012 at Fort Pickett, Va. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from Sept. 15- Oct. 15 and celebrates the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Senior leaders, Soldiers and employees from the Virginia National Guard celebrated their 4th annual Diversity Day June 27 at the Mullins Armory in Sandston, Va. The focus of this year’s diversity event was on the culture of Asian Pacific Islanders. The event was hosted by the Virginia National Guard’s Equal Opportunity Office and aimed to educate attendees […]

    Virginia Guard celebrates 4th annual Diversity Day

    SANDSTON, Va. – Senior leaders, Soldiers and employees from the Virginia National Guard celebrated their 4th annual Diversity Day June 27 at the Mullins Armory in Sandston, Va. The focus of this year’s diversity event was on the culture of Asian Pacific Islanders. The event was hosted by the Virginia National Guard’s Equal Opportunity Office and aimed to educate attendees […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va.—The Equal Opportunity office of the Virginia National Guard welcomed Soldiers and civilians to celebrate Women’s History Month March 21 at the proposed Virginia National Guard and Fort Pickett museum at Fort Pickett. The special program included a “round table forum” and a brief presentation by Col. Michelle Rose, Joint Resource Manager of the Virginia Guard. Maj. Gen. Daniel […]

    Virginia Guard celebrates Women’s History

    FORT PICKETT, Va.—The Equal Opportunity office of the Virginia National Guard welcomed Soldiers and civilians to celebrate Women’s History Month March 21 at the proposed Virginia National Guard and Fort Pickett museum at Fort Pickett. The special program included a “round table forum” and a brief presentation by Col. Michelle Rose, Joint Resource Manager of the Virginia Guard. Maj. Gen. Daniel […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division invited a diverse panel of female Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers to share their experiences March 3 about what it’s like to serve as a woman in the military. This training was sponsored by the Virginia National Guard Equal Opportunity Office and is only […]

    29th ID honors Women’s History Month

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division invited a diverse panel of female Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers to share their experiences March 3 about what it’s like to serve as a woman in the military. This training was sponsored by the Virginia National Guard Equal Opportunity Office and is only […]

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