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  • 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 […]

  • RICHMOND, Va. — Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and the Army and Air Force chiefs have made it very plain that readiness and lethality must be our top priorities. Whether through official memos to the field, or appearances at recent conferences for the National Guard Association of the United States […]

    Legion 6 Organization Message: Operational Readiness – Part 2: Strength

    RICHMOND, Va. — Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and the Army and Air Force chiefs have made it very plain that readiness and lethality must be our top priorities. Whether through official memos to the field, or appearances at recent conferences for the National Guard Association of the United States […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s most highly decorated female Soldier shared her combat experiences on stage at the Women’s Achieve Summit Oct. 15, 2019, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.  Sgt. Monica Beltran, the first VNG female to receive the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, […]

    VNG’s first female Bronze Star recipient shares story at women’s summit

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s most highly decorated female Soldier shared her combat experiences on stage at the Women’s Achieve Summit Oct. 15, 2019, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.  Sgt. Monica Beltran, the first VNG female to receive the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, […]

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  • FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – More than 450 National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division from Virginia and Maryland, as well as Soldiers from seven other states came together to participate in a Warfighter exercise Sept. 25-Oct. 11, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. These Soldiers, […]

    Warfighter 20-1 tests 29th ID combat readiness

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – More than 450 National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division from Virginia and Maryland, as well as Soldiers from seven other states came together to participate in a Warfighter exercise Sept. 25-Oct. 11, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. These Soldiers, […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Virginia National Guard senior leaders, as well as military and civilian employees who had a role in its construction, were on hand for the opening of a new multi-use training facility Oct. 11, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

    Ribbon cutting held for new SMR facility

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Virginia National Guard senior leaders, as well as military and civilian employees who had a role in its construction, were on hand for the opening of a new multi-use training facility Oct. 11, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Danville-based Headquarters Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has won the regional Philip A. Connelly Food Service competition and will now compete in the national-level competition in 2020. The unit’s food service specialists competed for the regional title during eXportable Combat Training […]

    429th BSB cooks win regional Connellys; Nationals next

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Danville-based Headquarters Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has won the regional Philip A. Connelly Food Service competition and will now compete in the national-level competition in 2020. The unit’s food service specialists competed for the regional title during eXportable Combat Training […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Cree will succeed Col. Marie M. Mahoney as the United State Property and Fiscal Officer for Virginia, according to an announcement made Oct. 10, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. “Please join me in congratulating this proven […]

    Cree to succeed Mahoney as U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Cree will succeed Col. Marie M. Mahoney as the United State Property and Fiscal Officer for Virginia, according to an announcement made Oct. 10, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. “Please join me in congratulating this proven […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Brig. Gen. Toni M. Lord will succeed Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Ryan as the Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander, according to an announcement made Oct. 4, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Dukes, Jr., will succeed Lord […]

    Lord named to lead Virginia Air National Guard

    RICHMOND, Va. — Brig. Gen. Toni M. Lord will succeed Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Ryan as the Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander, according to an announcement made Oct. 4, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Dukes, Jr., will succeed Lord […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Defense Force stood down its three existing regiments and stood up a single regiment during a ceremony held Sept. 29, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The regimental will oversee six companies stationed across the state focused on providing civil support security and communications capabilities […]

    VDF consolidates regimental organization

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Defense Force stood down its three existing regiments and stood up a single regiment during a ceremony held Sept. 29, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The regimental will oversee six companies stationed across the state focused on providing civil support security and communications capabilities […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 25 employers of Virginia National Guard Soldiers were able to experience the environments their employees work in first-hand during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift. The event was hosted by Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division Sept. 7, […]

    ESGR Boss Lift held for employers of 2-224th Aviation

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 25 employers of Virginia National Guard Soldiers were able to experience the environments their employees work in first-hand during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift. The event was hosted by Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division Sept. 7, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Virginia—Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team conducted hazardous materials identification and response training Sept. 24, 2019, at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, and Sept. 26, at the Prince George Wellness Center in Disputanta, Virginia. The 34th CST supports first responders […]

    34th CST conducts training to prepare for external evaluation

    RICHMOND, Virginia—Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team conducted hazardous materials identification and response training Sept. 24, 2019, at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, and Sept. 26, at the Prince George Wellness Center in Disputanta, Virginia. The 34th CST supports first responders […]

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