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  • Virginia National Guard Team: We are now a full two months into Virginia’s response to COVID-19, and the Virginia National Guard continues to make a strong contribution to the overall state effort. The numbers are impressive: nearly 12,600 samples collected for COVID-19 testing, nearly 1,700 mask fit tests performed, more […]

    Adjutant General COVID-19 Update: May 21, 2020

    Virginia National Guard Team: We are now a full two months into Virginia’s response to COVID-19, and the Virginia National Guard continues to make a strong contribution to the overall state effort. The numbers are impressive: nearly 12,600 samples collected for COVID-19 testing, nearly 1,700 mask fit tests performed, more […]

  • Commonwealth of Virginia COVID-19 Information Page:https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus-updates/ Virginia Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions:http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions/ Virginia National Guard COVID-19 Resources:https://vaguard.dodlive.mil/covid-19/ Virginia National Guard Frequently Asked Questions: 1. What is the Virginia National Guard currently doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? The Virginia National Guard has more than 540 personnel actively working […]

    Virginia National Guard COVID-19 FAQs

    Commonwealth of Virginia COVID-19 Information Page:https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus-updates/ Virginia Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions:http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions/ Virginia National Guard COVID-19 Resources:https://vaguard.dodlive.mil/covid-19/ Virginia National Guard Frequently Asked Questions: 1. What is the Virginia National Guard currently doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? The Virginia National Guard has more than 540 personnel actively working […]

  • The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the […]

    About the Virginia National Guard

    The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the […]

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  • Virginia National Guard Team: Each year on Veterans Day we recognize the outstanding service of the men and women who wear the cloth of our nation to protect the ideals of freedom across the globe and defend the homeland here in the United States. This year has placed incredible stress […]

    AG Veterans Day Message 2020

    Virginia National Guard Team: Each year on Veterans Day we recognize the outstanding service of the men and women who wear the cloth of our nation to protect the ideals of freedom across the globe and defend the homeland here in the United States. This year has placed incredible stress […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen continue to conduct COVID-19 response mission support across the commonwealth, providing key testing sample collection and personal protective equipment fit testing capabilities in support of the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Emergency Management.  Approximately 85 Soldiers and Airmen […]

    VNG Soldiers, Airmen continue COVID-19 response support

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen continue to conduct COVID-19 response mission support across the commonwealth, providing key testing sample collection and personal protective equipment fit testing capabilities in support of the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Emergency Management.  Approximately 85 Soldiers and Airmen […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the VNG Military Funeral Honors Program are continuing to provide services for deceased veterans across the Commonwealth despite challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Full-time members of the program conducted refresher training Oct. 22, 2020, at the State Military Reservation […]

    Funeral Honors Program continues to honor veterans during pandemic

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the VNG Military Funeral Honors Program are continuing to provide services for deceased veterans across the Commonwealth despite challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Full-time members of the program conducted refresher training Oct. 22, 2020, at the State Military Reservation […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — After more than a year of painstaking work by a group of dedicated volunteers, a 1955-dated M42 Duster its now on permanent display outside of the Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.  The Duster, a tracked, self-propelled 40mm anti-aircraft gun, was moved into […]

    Historic M42 Duster on display at JFHQ thanks to volunteer efforts

    RICHMOND, Va. — After more than a year of painstaking work by a group of dedicated volunteers, a 1955-dated M42 Duster its now on permanent display outside of the Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.  The Duster, a tracked, self-propelled 40mm anti-aircraft gun, was moved into […]

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  • CAMP ATTERBURY, IND. – Members of the Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Medical Group are providing daily symptom and temperature screenings for all on-site participants of Bold Quest 20.2, a U.S. Joint Staff sponsored capability demonstration on Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Bold Quest series of capability demonstrations and assessments focus […]

    192nd Medical Group supports Bold Quest

    CAMP ATTERBURY, IND. – Members of the Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Medical Group are providing daily symptom and temperature screenings for all on-site participants of Bold Quest 20.2, a U.S. Joint Staff sponsored capability demonstration on Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Bold Quest series of capability demonstrations and assessments focus […]

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  • Virginia Army National Guard Team: We are now in the first quarter of a training year that will be unlike any other. As we leave the comfort of our homes and return to our readiness centers and civilian workplaces, the pervasive threat of the COVID-19 virus to our formation and […]

    “Three Things” Fall 2020 – VNG Land Component Commander Update

    Virginia Army National Guard Team: We are now in the first quarter of a training year that will be unlike any other. As we leave the comfort of our homes and return to our readiness centers and civilian workplaces, the pervasive threat of the COVID-19 virus to our formation and […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard cyber warriors assigned to the Fairfax-based 91st Cyber Brigade joined more than 600 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 39 states and territories to conduct Cyber Shield 2020 to test their skills in response to cyber incidents Sept. 12 – 26, 2020. The exercise […]

    VNG Soldiers join multi-state Cyber Shield virtual exercise

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard cyber warriors assigned to the Fairfax-based 91st Cyber Brigade joined more than 600 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 39 states and territories to conduct Cyber Shield 2020 to test their skills in response to cyber incidents Sept. 12 – 26, 2020. The exercise […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia- The COVID-19 pandemic led the Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy to introduce a virtual, on-line course for Class 53, which ran from May- August 2020. Now Class 54, which began Oct. 5, is preparing for a hybrid course, composed of both in-person and virtual attendance. Using video teleconferencing […]

    Class 53 overcomes a virtual ChalleNGe, as Class 54 prepares for hybrid experience

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia- The COVID-19 pandemic led the Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy to introduce a virtual, on-line course for Class 53, which ran from May- August 2020. Now Class 54, which began Oct. 5, is preparing for a hybrid course, composed of both in-person and virtual attendance. Using video teleconferencing […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard welcomed 11 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 62 Oct. 18, 2020, in a ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. Col. Charles B. Martin, 183rd RTI commander, provided opening remarks during […]

    Virginia National Guard commissions 11 new officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard welcomed 11 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 62 Oct. 18, 2020, in a ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. Col. Charles B. Martin, 183rd RTI commander, provided opening remarks during […]

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