Through an active community relations program, the Virginia National Guard demonstrates that it is a good neighbor and community partner. The Guard and its Airmen and Soldiers are extensively involved in local community organizations and often participate in, or support, the events they sponsor.
Civil-Military Support Requests
The Virginia National Guard provides specialized assistance to eligible large-scale community events. These events often require additional civil-military support for traffic control, incident management, mission command and a variety of mobile communication platforms. Assistance can be provided only to eligible organizations and is conducted primarily by the Virginia Defense Force units.
Requests for Virginia National Guard support should be submitted directly to the Virginia National Guard Joint Operations Center via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an integral part of the communities in which they are located, Virginia National Guard units have a long tradition of providing support to certain civic and community-based organizations by lending organizations certain Virginia National Guard facilities.
Requests for facility rentals are not processed by the Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office. More information can be found by contacting or visiting your local Readiness Center.
Innovative Readiness Training
The Virginia National Guard showcases the Citizen-Soldier and Citizen-Airman role in support of eligible civilian organizations. Missions integrate required wartime sustainment training into community support projects. Assistance can be provided only to eligble non-DoD organizations, and training is conducted primarily by Combat Support and Combat Service Support units in the areas of Engineering, Transportation, Maintenance and Medical assistance. The assistance provided to eligible organizations is incidental to the benefit of training.
Requests for IRT projects are not processed by the Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office. More information can be found at http://irt.defense.gov/
The mission of the Virginia National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.
Requests for enrollment in the ChalleNGe Program are not processed by the Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office.
More information can be found here.
The Virginia National Guard Family Program exists for the purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life.
More information can be found at https://www.jointservicessupport.org/FP/Default.aspx or by visiting FAC.
Submitting Your Request
Requests for Virginia National Guard support and the thoroughly completed DD Form 2536 should be submitted directly to the Virginia National Guard via e-mail to email@example.com.
In order to request civil-military support, you must thoroughly complete a DD Form 2536. You must have the form:
- completed and signed by the sponsoring organization
- certified and signed by the event site owner
- submit the form
Requests should be completed, signed and submitted no less than 90 days in advance of the event. Incomplete forms and requests will not be considered. The Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office determines whether the event is eligible for support.