Air Guard Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Defense Force continues to augment the COVID-19 response efforts being carried out by the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Emergency Support Team. On a daily average 12 to 13 VDF personnel are on duty with about 35 total members mostly rotating in one or two-week […]

    VDF assisting in statewide COVID-19 response effort

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Defense Force continues to augment the COVID-19 response efforts being carried out by the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Emergency Support Team. On a daily average 12 to 13 VDF personnel are on duty with about 35 total members mostly rotating in one or two-week […]

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  • Virginia National Guard Team, As the Adjutant General of Virginia, I have the responsibility to clearly articulate the stance of the Virginia National Guard. Racial prejudice and discrimination have no place in our formations and will not be tolerated or ignored. There is no doubt in my mind Virginia’s strength […]

    Adjutant General Message: VNG Civil Disturbance Response

    Virginia National Guard Team, As the Adjutant General of Virginia, I have the responsibility to clearly articulate the stance of the Virginia National Guard. Racial prejudice and discrimination have no place in our formations and will not be tolerated or ignored. There is no doubt in my mind Virginia’s strength […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are providing direct support to state and local law enforcement to help keep their fellow Virginians safe after Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency May 31, 2020, in response to escalating violence across the Commonwealth.  “It is difficult to […]

    Virginia National Guard assisting law enforcement

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are providing direct support to state and local law enforcement to help keep their fellow Virginians safe after Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency May 31, 2020, in response to escalating violence across the Commonwealth.  “It is difficult to […]

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  • Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance where we pause and honor the military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense our of ideals of liberty and justice. While we live in challenging times with the impacts of COVID-19, it is still important to honor our […]

    Adjutant General of Virginia 2020 Memorial Day Message

    Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance where we pause and honor the military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense our of ideals of liberty and justice. While we live in challenging times with the impacts of COVID-19, it is still important to honor our […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 530 personnel actively working or ready to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of May 21, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are conducting numerous missions including  sample collection for COVID-19 testing, N95 […]

    VNG continues to support state COVID-19 response

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 530 personnel actively working or ready to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of May 21, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are conducting numerous missions including  sample collection for COVID-19 testing, N95 […]

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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 […]

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  • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a Certificate of Recognition honoring the Virginia National Guard’s 413th birthday. The VNG traces the heritage and traditions of citizen service to the founding of Jamestown when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. Since the colony’s founding May 14, 1607, there has not […]

    Governor’s Certificate of Recognition honors Virginia National Guard birthday

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a Certificate of Recognition honoring the Virginia National Guard’s 413th birthday. The VNG traces the heritage and traditions of citizen service to the founding of Jamestown when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. Since the colony’s founding May 14, 1607, there has not […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airman are helping increase Virginia’s COVID-19 testing capacity at long-term care facilities with point prevalence sampling teams. The PPS teams began testing missions April 29, 2020, and have collected more than 2,700 patient samples for testing.  Led by the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, […]

    VNG strike teams boost Virginia’s COVID-19 testing capacity

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airman are helping increase Virginia’s COVID-19 testing capacity at long-term care facilities with point prevalence sampling teams. The PPS teams began testing missions April 29, 2020, and have collected more than 2,700 patient samples for testing.  Led by the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, […]

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  • Virginia National Guard Team: I joined Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Emergency Support Team for their update brief May 6, 2020, and the full transcript of my remarks is copied below: Good afternoon. I’m Maj. Gen. Tim Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. I am here today representing the […]

    Adjutant General COVID-19 Update: May 6, 2020

    Virginia National Guard Team: I joined Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Emergency Support Team for their update brief May 6, 2020, and the full transcript of my remarks is copied below: Good afternoon. I’m Maj. Gen. Tim Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. I am here today representing the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 530 personnel actively working or ready to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of April 29, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting planning teams and assisting with logistics support in multiple […]

    News Release: Va. National Guard continues to assist statewide COVID-19 response

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 530 personnel actively working or ready to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of April 29, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting planning teams and assisting with logistics support in multiple […]

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  • Virginia National Guard Team: It has been nearly six weeks since Virginia declared a state of emergency and kicked off a multi-agency response to COVID-19.  Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel immediately went to work assisting with operations, logistics and medical planning, and now we are starting to […]

    Adjutant General COVID-19 Update: April 23, 2020

    Virginia National Guard Team: It has been nearly six weeks since Virginia declared a state of emergency and kicked off a multi-agency response to COVID-19.  Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel immediately went to work assisting with operations, logistics and medical planning, and now we are starting to […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 500 personnel actively working or ready to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of April 27, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting planning teams and assisting with logistics support in multiple […]

    VNG continues to assist statewide COVID-19 response

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 500 personnel actively working or ready to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of April 27, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting planning teams and assisting with logistics support in multiple […]

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  • Virginia National Guard Team: It has been almost a month since Virginia declared a state of emergency and launched a multi-agency response to COVID-19 and activated the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force so we could do our part to help the fight. We have approximately 300 personnel on […]

    Adjutant General COVID-19 Update: April 10, 2020

    Virginia National Guard Team: It has been almost a month since Virginia declared a state of emergency and launched a multi-agency response to COVID-19 and activated the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force so we could do our part to help the fight. We have approximately 300 personnel on […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Approximately 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis are supporting Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of April 6, 2020. Airmen also continue to work with their 1st Fighter Wing active-duty counterparts to slow the virus’s spread while continuing daily […]

    192nd Wing Airmen stand ready, adapt to COVID-19 guidelines as JBLE flying mission continues

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Approximately 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis are supporting Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of April 6, 2020. Airmen also continue to work with their 1st Fighter Wing active-duty counterparts to slow the virus’s spread while continuing daily […]

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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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — A number of bills impacting the Virginia National Guard have passed the Virginia General Assembly during the 2020 legislative session, including bills aimed at increasing tuition assistance, increasing pay for Soldiers on state active duty for emergency response, and increasing the maximum age for Virginia Defense Force […]

    VNG, DMA bills pass during 2020 Virginia General Assembly session

    RICHMOND, Va. — A number of bills impacting the Virginia National Guard have passed the Virginia General Assembly during the 2020 legislative session, including bills aimed at increasing tuition assistance, increasing pay for Soldiers on state active duty for emergency response, and increasing the maximum age for Virginia Defense Force […]

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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? 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 […]

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  • Virginia National Guard Team: We know the current situation with COVID-19 is putting huge stresses on our uniformed personnel, civilian workforce and families. There are so many questions everyone is asking, and we are doing our very best to answer them and provide regular updates as often as we are […]

    Adjutant General of Virginia COVID-19 Update – March 20, 2020

    Virginia National Guard Team: We know the current situation with COVID-19 is putting huge stresses on our uniformed personnel, civilian workforce and families. There are so many questions everyone is asking, and we are doing our very best to answer them and provide regular updates as often as we are […]

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  • To the Virginia National Guard Team: Virginia National Guard leaders are taking the COVID-19 situation seriously, and the health and safety of our force is the top priority. We are continuously monitoring the situation and staying in close coordination with our state and federal partners. This is a fast moving, […]

    Adjutant General of Virginia COVID-19 Update – March 13, 2020

    To the Virginia National Guard Team: Virginia National Guard leaders are taking the COVID-19 situation seriously, and the health and safety of our force is the top priority. We are continuously monitoring the situation and staying in close coordination with our state and federal partners. This is a fast moving, […]

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