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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — His grandfather instilled in him a passion for cars and racing early on at the drag strip, not far from his hometown in Brodhead, Wisconsin. But as he got older, Capt. Andrew Gibler said he didn’t invest the time he probably should have in the […]

    VaANG officer brings experience from motorsports to the flightline

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — His grandfather instilled in him a passion for cars and racing early on at the drag strip, not far from his hometown in Brodhead, Wisconsin. But as he got older, Capt. Andrew Gibler said he didn’t invest the time he probably should have in the […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, conducted five days of annual training beginning March 9, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Airmen across the wing completed various career-based training, as well as other readiness items which would normally take up time during drill weekends. […]

    192nd conducts wing-wide annual training

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, conducted five days of annual training beginning March 9, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Airmen across the wing completed various career-based training, as well as other readiness items which would normally take up time during drill weekends. […]

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  • 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? Right now, there are more than 100 personnel on duty helping […]

    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? Right now, there are more than 100 personnel on duty helping […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — April is the Month of the Military Child, a special month to recognize and pay tribute to military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and for their commitment, courage, and unconditional support of our Armed Forces. To show how much they are appreciated, the National […]

    Personalized certificates, proclamations available for VNG youth

    RICHMOND, Va. — April is the Month of the Military Child, a special month to recognize and pay tribute to military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and for their commitment, courage, and unconditional support of our Armed Forces. To show how much they are appreciated, the National […]

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  • FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program hosted a college readiness event for National Guard and Reserve families Feb. 22, 2020, at the Mason-Ruhren Readiness Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A trio of speakers provided information for teens and parents in the areas of college preparation, financial readiness, and […]

    Virginia Guard Youth Program hosts college readiness workshop

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program hosted a college readiness event for National Guard and Reserve families Feb. 22, 2020, at the Mason-Ruhren Readiness Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A trio of speakers provided information for teens and parents in the areas of college preparation, financial readiness, and […]

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  • FORT MEADE, Md. — Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based 124th Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade took charge of the Task Force Echo cyberspace mission during a transition of authority ceremony hosted by the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) Feb. 21, 2020, at Fort […]

    VNG’s 124th Cyber Protection Battalion takes charge of Task Force Echo

    FORT MEADE, Md. — Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based 124th Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade took charge of the Task Force Echo cyberspace mission during a transition of authority ceremony hosted by the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) Feb. 21, 2020, at Fort […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Veterans Services Virginia Veteran and Family Support office is hosting a Mission: Healthy Relationships workshop April 3-5, 2020, at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia. A relationship enrichment workshop for committed couples who may be experiencing relational stressors to include Military […]

    Mission: Healthy Relationships workshop scheduled for April 3-5, 2020, in Roanoke

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Veterans Services Virginia Veteran and Family Support office is hosting a Mission: Healthy Relationships workshop April 3-5, 2020, at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia. A relationship enrichment workshop for committed couples who may be experiencing relational stressors to include Military […]

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  • WINCHESTER, Va. — A Haymarket, Virginia, resident is now the commander of the Virginia Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Lt. Col. Robert Leseman officially took command of the Winchester-based unit from Lt. Col. Steele McGonegal during a change-of-command ceremony Feb. 8, 2020, […]

    Training, combat readiness take center stage in change of command ceremony

    WINCHESTER, Va. — A Haymarket, Virginia, resident is now the commander of the Virginia Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Lt. Col. Robert Leseman officially took command of the Winchester-based unit from Lt. Col. Steele McGonegal during a change-of-command ceremony Feb. 8, 2020, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Army National Guard Jan. 24, 2020, urging that funds needed for a new Virginia National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility in Richmond be prioritized as part of the Future Years Defense Program. The current lease with the […]

    Va. CoDel sends letter of support for Army Aviation Support Facility funding

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Army National Guard Jan. 24, 2020, urging that funds needed for a new Virginia National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility in Richmond be prioritized as part of the Future Years Defense Program. The current lease with the […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Six Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were selected for slots in the battalion’s scout platoon after conducting training on individual skills and team building exercises January 11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, as […]

    Red Dragons compete in Scout Platoon Tryouts

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Six Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were selected for slots in the battalion’s scout platoon after conducting training on individual skills and team building exercises January 11, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, as […]

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  • CSM Top 5: Improving our resiliency as a Force: RESILIENCY is a key component of soldier fitness. If you or your battle buddy are struggling with suicidal thoughts or battling substance abuse, start by calling 434-298-6149. If you can’t remember that, call 9-1-1. Dispatchers are trained to assist people contemplating suicide. […]

    CSM Smith’s Foxhole Report – 2nd Edition

    CSM Top 5: Improving our resiliency as a Force: RESILIENCY is a key component of soldier fitness. If you or your battle buddy are struggling with suicidal thoughts or battling substance abuse, start by calling 434-298-6149. If you can’t remember that, call 9-1-1. Dispatchers are trained to assist people contemplating suicide. […]

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  • NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Balloons and signs were in full force at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Dec. 20, 2019, as family members, wingmen and leaders welcomed home Airmen assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing. Just in time to spend the holidays with their families, approximately 20 Airmen […]

    VNG Airmen return home ahead of the holidays

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Balloons and signs were in full force at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Dec. 20, 2019, as family members, wingmen and leaders welcomed home Airmen assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing. Just in time to spend the holidays with their families, approximately 20 Airmen […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams announced new senior leader assignments at the Information Operations Support Center and Virginia National Guard Joint Staff Nov. 25 and 26, 2019. The following assignments were announced: Col. Russell E. McGuire was assigned as the commander of the Information Operations Support Center […]

    New assignments to IOSC and Joint Staff announced

    RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams announced new senior leader assignments at the Information Operations Support Center and Virginia National Guard Joint Staff Nov. 25 and 26, 2019. The following assignments were announced: Col. Russell E. McGuire was assigned as the commander of the Information Operations Support Center […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard 2020 Military Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with the Military Ball formal dinner at 7 p.m. The Military Ball is open to all members of […]

    Virginia National Guard to host Military Ball in February 2020

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard 2020 Military Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with the Military Ball formal dinner at 7 p.m. The Military Ball is open to all members of […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The fifth battalion of the 91st Cyber Brigade will be stationed in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to an announcement made Oct. 22, 2019, by Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the director of the Army National Guard. The newly formed 127th Cyber Battalion will join the 123rd and 124th […]

    91st Cyber Brigade’s fifth battalion to be stationed in Indiana

    RICHMOND, Va. – The fifth battalion of the 91st Cyber Brigade will be stationed in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to an announcement made Oct. 22, 2019, by Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the director of the Army National Guard. The newly formed 127th Cyber Battalion will join the 123rd and 124th […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Nomination Season opens October 1, 2019. The award, commonly referred to as the Freedom Award, is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for exemplary support of […]

    Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Nomination Season Opens October 1

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Nomination Season opens October 1, 2019. The award, commonly referred to as the Freedom Award, is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for exemplary support of […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 70 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group returned to the United States Sept. 11, 2019, after serving on federal active duty in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, headquartered in Camp Taji, Iraq since Dec. […]

    529th CSSB returns from federal active duty

    RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 70 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group returned to the United States Sept. 11, 2019, after serving on federal active duty in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, headquartered in Camp Taji, Iraq since Dec. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – After four demanding days, 14 active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers earned their rappel master certification after completing the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, taught by Soldiers of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Sept. 1-5, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The course […]

    183rd RTI certifies new rappel masters

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – After four demanding days, 14 active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers earned their rappel master certification after completing the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, taught by Soldiers of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Sept. 1-5, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The course […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Staff from the Winchester-based STARBASE Academy traveled to Virginia Beach to provide hands-on instruction to more than 60 sons and daughters of Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers at the Virginia National Guard’s 14th Annual Youth Camp July 27 – Aug. 2, 2019, at the State […]

    STARBASE staff provide STEM instruction to VNG Youth Camp, ChalleNGe cadets

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Staff from the Winchester-based STARBASE Academy traveled to Virginia Beach to provide hands-on instruction to more than 60 sons and daughters of Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers at the Virginia National Guard’s 14th Annual Youth Camp July 27 – Aug. 2, 2019, at the State […]

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  • FAIRFAX, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 91st Cyber Brigade completed the nationwide rollout of its ShadowNet enterprise solution July 19, 2019, with the integration of the 125th Cyber Protection Battalion into the solution’s virtual private network. ShadowNet is a custom-built private cloud based out of the brigade’s […]

    91st Cyber Brigade completes rollout of ShadowNet enterprise solution

    FAIRFAX, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 91st Cyber Brigade completed the nationwide rollout of its ShadowNet enterprise solution July 19, 2019, with the integration of the 125th Cyber Protection Battalion into the solution’s virtual private network. ShadowNet is a custom-built private cloud based out of the brigade’s […]

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