Support Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for the Spring Semester, Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is November 1, 2018. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $6,250 per year for tuition and fees and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance can now be used at participating online schools not in Virginia but […]

    Tuition assistance deadline is November 1

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for the Spring Semester, Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is November 1, 2018. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $6,250 per year for tuition and fees and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance can now be used at participating online schools not in Virginia but […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Members of the U.S. Army can manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance coverage using the SGLI Online Enrollment System. Members should look for information from their service about when they should access SOES to confirm and certify their SGLI elections. Follow this link for an easy to understand picture of the SGLI election process before and after […]

    Soldiers have until Sept. 30 to update their SGLI online

    SANDSTON, Va. — Members of the U.S. Army can manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance coverage using the SGLI Online Enrollment System. Members should look for information from their service about when they should access SOES to confirm and certify their SGLI elections. Follow this link for an easy to understand picture of the SGLI election process before and after […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard recently appointed Army Chaplain (Maj.) Brett Johnson as the state’s full-time support chaplain to provide religious support services to help ensure the spiritual well-being of Soldiers, Airmen, families and civilians. While he is stationed at Fort Pickett, Johnson is able to coordinate religious support for individuals all over the state. Johnson has […]

    Virginia National Guard appoints full-time support chaplain

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard recently appointed Army Chaplain (Maj.) Brett Johnson as the state’s full-time support chaplain to provide religious support services to help ensure the spiritual well-being of Soldiers, Airmen, families and civilians. While he is stationed at Fort Pickett, Johnson is able to coordinate religious support for individuals all over the state. Johnson has […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – After three decades of service, Virginia Army National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James D. Moore, an Amelia, Va., resident, has been selected to serve as the top military chaplain for the Virginia National Guard. An Iraq veteran, and an advocate for troops and their families, Moore takes the reins from Chaplain (Col.) Todd W. Combee, who retired earlier this […]

    Va. Guard welcomes new state chaplain

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – After three decades of service, Virginia Army National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James D. Moore, an Amelia, Va., resident, has been selected to serve as the top military chaplain for the Virginia National Guard. An Iraq veteran, and an advocate for troops and their families, Moore takes the reins from Chaplain (Col.) Todd W. Combee, who retired earlier this […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is one of the oldest branches of the Army, dating back to July 29, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized one chaplain for each regiment in the Continental Army, with the pay equaling that of a captain. The chaplains of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Virginia Army National Guard […]

    116th IBCT Chaplains minister to Soldiers during annual training

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is one of the oldest branches of the Army, dating back to July 29, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized one chaplain for each regiment in the Continental Army, with the pay equaling that of a captain. The chaplains of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Virginia Army National Guard […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Chaplains and their assistants from the Virginia Army National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force gathered March 1, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute for a day-long State Chaplain Workshop. The event served as an opportunity for chaplains from across the commonwealth to come together for annual sustainment training. The event attendees […]

    Va. National Guard, VDF chaplains gather for State Chaplain Workshop

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Chaplains and their assistants from the Virginia Army National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force gathered March 1, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute for a day-long State Chaplain Workshop. The event served as an opportunity for chaplains from across the commonwealth to come together for annual sustainment training. The event attendees […]

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  • FORT LEE, Va. — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and as part of the effort to raise awareness and promote the prevention of sexual violence, a group of Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers participated in a Sexual Assault Awareness Conference April 9 at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee. The Virginia Guard troops joined more than 100 other […]

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month promotes prevention of sexual violence

    FORT LEE, Va. — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and as part of the effort to raise awareness and promote the prevention of sexual violence, a group of Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers participated in a Sexual Assault Awareness Conference April 9 at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee. The Virginia Guard troops joined more than 100 other […]

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  • EMPORIA, Va. — Representatives in mobile offices from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles were among those on hand to provide support and assistance to the deploying Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard’s 1710th Transportation Company, April 2 in Emporia, Va. The VA provided one of their 20 Mobile Vet Centers to support […]

    DMV 2 Go, VA Mobile Vet Center on hand to assist 1710th Soldiers as they prepare to mobilize

    EMPORIA, Va. — Representatives in mobile offices from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles were among those on hand to provide support and assistance to the deploying Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard’s 1710th Transportation Company, April 2 in Emporia, Va. The VA provided one of their 20 Mobile Vet Centers to support […]

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  •   WASHINGTON, D. C. — As Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted with security operations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Virginia Guard chaplains augmented the District of Columbia National Guard’s chaplain corps by supporting personnel from D.C., Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and West Virginia from Jan. 20-21, 2013. The chaplain support teams, consisting of two […]

    Va. Guard chaplains provide service to Guardsmen during Presidential Inauguration

      WASHINGTON, D. C. — As Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted with security operations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Virginia Guard chaplains augmented the District of Columbia National Guard’s chaplain corps by supporting personnel from D.C., Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and West Virginia from Jan. 20-21, 2013. The chaplain support teams, consisting of two […]

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  •   FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 85 representatives of faith-based and non-profit organizations from across Virginia took part in the kickoff for the “Partners in Care” initiative May 14 at Fort Pickett. The program is an alliance between the Virginia National Guard Chaplain Corps and groups looking to assist Soldiers, Airmen and their families during a time of need. “By the end of the day, 50 […]

    Partners in Care initiative links faith-based and non-profit groups with Soldiers and Airmen in need

      FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 85 representatives of faith-based and non-profit organizations from across Virginia took part in the kickoff for the “Partners in Care” initiative May 14 at Fort Pickett. The program is an alliance between the Virginia National Guard Chaplain Corps and groups looking to assist Soldiers, Airmen and their families during a time of need. “By the end of the day, 50 […]

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  • This post is for SPIRITUAL FITNESS and resiliency and is brought to you on a weekly basis through the Virginia National Guard Chaplain Corps. Spiritual Fitness is IAW AR 600-63, Chapter 6-2 (d).  In the spirit of the regulation the Chaplain Corps recognizes each individuals freedom to worship or not worship.  This email is forwarded to those who wish to […]

    Weekly Spiritual Resilency Message: “Too Easy Drill Sergeant!”

    This post is for SPIRITUAL FITNESS and resiliency and is brought to you on a weekly basis through the Virginia National Guard Chaplain Corps. Spiritual Fitness is IAW AR 600-63, Chapter 6-2 (d).  In the spirit of the regulation the Chaplain Corps recognizes each individuals freedom to worship or not worship.  This email is forwarded to those who wish to […]

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