Air Guard Archive

  • 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? 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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  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — More than 800 people, including Gold Star families and national, state and local leaders attended the dedication day and grand opening of the Virginia War Memorial’s new C. Kenneth Wright Pavilion and the Shrine of Memory for the Global War on Terrorism and Beyond Feb. 29, 2020, in […]

    Ribbon cutting marks opening of Virginia War Memorial expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. — More than 800 people, including Gold Star families and national, state and local leaders attended the dedication day and grand opening of the Virginia War Memorial’s new C. Kenneth Wright Pavilion and the Shrine of Memory for the Global War on Terrorism and Beyond Feb. 29, 2020, in […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — In an effort to make administrative systems more efficient and streamlined, the Virginia National Guard is taking a page out of the corporate world and applying it to their unique military systems and processes.  It’s called Continuous Process Improvement, and uses different schools of thought to take […]

    VNG more efficient with Continuous Process Improvement

    RICHMOND, Va. — In an effort to make administrative systems more efficient and streamlined, the Virginia National Guard is taking a page out of the corporate world and applying it to their unique military systems and processes.  It’s called Continuous Process Improvement, and uses different schools of thought to take […]

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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard recognized Airmen who performed above and beyond their duties during the year 2019 at the annual awards ceremony Feb. 8, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander Brig. Gen. Toni M. Lord, Virginia Air […]

    Virginia Air National Guard recognizes top Airmen

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard recognized Airmen who performed above and beyond their duties during the year 2019 at the annual awards ceremony Feb. 8, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Virginia National Guard Air Component Commander Brig. Gen. Toni M. Lord, Virginia Air […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, updated members of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus and the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations on the Virginia National Guard and discussed the VNG’s legislative initiatives for the 2020 session of the Virginia […]

    AG shares legislative priorities with JLC, GA Military Caucus

    RICHMOND, Va. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, updated members of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus and the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations on the Virginia National Guard and discussed the VNG’s legislative initiatives for the 2020 session of the Virginia […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Leaders from the Virginia National Guard’s Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package conducted a tabletop disaster scenario training exercise Dec. 6, 2019, at S. Gardner Waller Depot in Richmond, Virginia.  CERFP element leaders worked together to simulate a response to […]

    34th CERFP leaders conduct tabletop training exercise

    RICHMOND, Va. — Leaders from the Virginia National Guard’s Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package conducted a tabletop disaster scenario training exercise Dec. 6, 2019, at S. Gardner Waller Depot in Richmond, Virginia.  CERFP element leaders worked together to simulate a response to […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — 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 […]

    VNG balanced demands of state, federal missions in 2019

    RICHMOND, Va. — 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 […]

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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. — As we look back on 2019, we can see it was another incredibly busy year for everyone in the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force. Our Soldiers, Airmen, VDF members and the federal and state civilians who support them have all been working incredibly hard […]

    Adjutant General’s 2019 Holiday Message

    RICHMOND, Va. — As we look back on 2019, we can see it was another incredibly busy year for everyone in the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force. Our Soldiers, Airmen, VDF members and the federal and state civilians who support them have all been working incredibly hard […]

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  • FORT LEE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as trained and mission capable after a Training Proficiency Evaluation Nov. 19 and 21, 2019, at Fort Lee, Virginia. The evaluation was conducted by the U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group – East, […]

    34th CST trained, ready following evaluation

    FORT LEE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as trained and mission capable after a Training Proficiency Evaluation Nov. 19 and 21, 2019, at Fort Lee, Virginia. The evaluation was conducted by the U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group – East, […]

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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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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron held a four-day field training exercise Nov. 14-17, 2019, at State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Airmen across more than 20 specialties in the RED HORSE Squadron trained […]

    203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducts field training exercise

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron held a four-day field training exercise Nov. 14-17, 2019, at State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Airmen across more than 20 specialties in the RED HORSE Squadron trained […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in Veterans Day observations across the commonwealth Nov. 11, 2019, to recognize the service of men and women past and present who served in the armed force. “It is so important that […]

    Events around the commonwealth honor veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in Veterans Day observations across the commonwealth Nov. 11, 2019, to recognize the service of men and women past and present who served in the armed force. “It is so important that […]

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  • NOTE: The following are the prepared remarks of Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, for the Veterans Day observation at Quantico National Cemetery: Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Thank you so much for the introduction and for the opportunity to commemorate this important day. I have […]

    AG delivers keynote address at Quantico National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony

    NOTE: The following are the prepared remarks of Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, for the Veterans Day observation at Quantico National Cemetery: Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Thank you so much for the introduction and for the opportunity to commemorate this important day. I have […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Ten Virginia Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Security Forces Squadron, 192nd Wing, returned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan on Oct. 23, 2019. After reuniting with family, friends and fellow Airmen, they began their official administrative return […]

    192nd Security Forces Squadron return from federal duty in Afghanistan

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Ten Virginia Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Security Forces Squadron, 192nd Wing, returned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan on Oct. 23, 2019. After reuniting with family, friends and fellow Airmen, they began their official administrative return […]

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