Air Guard Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, recognized members of the Virginia National Guard’s financial management, acquisition and internal review workforce during an “All Hands” remote meeting Oct. 8, 2020.  “What a job well done,” Williams told the team members at the meeting. “This […]

    AG recognizes financial management, acquisition and internal review workforce

    RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, recognized members of the Virginia National Guard’s financial management, acquisition and internal review workforce during an “All Hands” remote meeting Oct. 8, 2020.  “What a job well done,” Williams told the team members at the meeting. “This […]

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  • To the Virginia National Guard Team: Our Soldiers, Airmen, Virginia Defense Force personnel and state and federal civilians across the Virginia National Guard and Department of Military Affairs continue to provide outstanding support to communities across the commonwealth. That said, in the last week we have seen a surge of […]

    Adjutant General Update: Recommit to COVID-19 health protection measures

    To the Virginia National Guard Team: Our Soldiers, Airmen, Virginia Defense Force personnel and state and federal civilians across the Virginia National Guard and Department of Military Affairs continue to provide outstanding support to communities across the commonwealth. That said, in the last week we have seen a surge of […]

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  • GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team partnered with federal, state and local first responders to conduct a training exercise Sept. 18, 2020, in Glen Allen, Virginia. The exercise capped off a week-long interagency training designed to help […]

    34th CST conducts training with federal, state and local first responders

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team partnered with federal, state and local first responders to conduct a training exercise Sept. 18, 2020, in Glen Allen, Virginia. The exercise capped off a week-long interagency training designed to help […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — As students begin the fall semester with virtual learning, recruiters in the Virginia Air National Guard are contending with their ability to meet the possible recruits in the new socially distant environment. There is no specific strategy or playbook for recruiting through a pandemic, but one thing […]

    A new normal: VaANG recruiters go digital

    RICHMOND, Va. — As students begin the fall semester with virtual learning, recruiters in the Virginia Air National Guard are contending with their ability to meet the possible recruits in the new socially distant environment. There is no specific strategy or playbook for recruiting through a pandemic, but one thing […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing made final preparations and departed for an overseas federal active duty deployment Sept. 12, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Maj. Gen. […]

    203rd RED HORSE Airmen depart for federal deployment

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing made final preparations and departed for an overseas federal active duty deployment Sept. 12, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Maj. Gen. […]

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  • To the Virginia National Guard Team: Let me begin by emphasizing the key points of my message to the force from 5 June: Prejudice and discrimination of any form has no place in our formations and will not be tolerated or ignored.  There is no doubt in my mind that […]

    AG Update: Four-phase plan to address diversity, equality

    To the Virginia National Guard Team: Let me begin by emphasizing the key points of my message to the force from 5 June: Prejudice and discrimination of any form has no place in our formations and will not be tolerated or ignored.  There is no doubt in my mind that […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 85 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are trained and ready to resume support for Virginia’s COVID-19 response Sept. 8, 2020, and they are available to conduct COVID-19 sample test collection and training on the proper fit and wear of personal protective equipment. They spent about […]

    Va. National Guard resuming COVID-19 response support

    RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 85 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are trained and ready to resume support for Virginia’s COVID-19 response Sept. 8, 2020, and they are available to conduct COVID-19 sample test collection and training on the proper fit and wear of personal protective equipment. They spent about […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team completed a challenging two-day training exercise August 25 and 27, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The 34th CST supports first responders during potential hazardous materials incidents […]

    34th CST completes challenging two-day training exercise at SMR

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team completed a challenging two-day training exercise August 25 and 27, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The 34th CST supports first responders during potential hazardous materials incidents […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, 192nd Wing, completed several improvement projects July 27 – Aug. 7, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.  During the two-week project, […]

    203rd RED HORSE helps with AASF improvements

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, 192nd Wing, completed several improvement projects July 27 – Aug. 7, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.  During the two-week project, […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — The Virginia National Guard hosted more than two dozen Airmen, Soldiers and civilians from the Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware National Guard for a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate refresher training course Aug. 10-14, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. […]

    VNG SARC hosts victim advocate refresher training

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — The Virginia National Guard hosted more than two dozen Airmen, Soldiers and civilians from the Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware National Guard for a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate refresher training course Aug. 10-14, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard Joint Staff completed a virtual hurricane tabletop exercise Aug. 17, 2020, focused on improving the VNG’s ability to rapidly respond to hazardous weather events in a COVID-19 environment. More than 50 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in […]

    Hurricane exercise prepares VNG for rapid response

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard Joint Staff completed a virtual hurricane tabletop exercise Aug. 17, 2020, focused on improving the VNG’s ability to rapidly respond to hazardous weather events in a COVID-19 environment. More than 50 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed into law two bills benefitting the Virginia Department of Military Affairs as well as veterans with disabilities during a virtual bill signing ceremony Aug. 4, 2020.  With his signature, House Bill 990 and Senate Bill 745 were signed into law during […]

    New laws benefit DMA, veterans with disabilities

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed into law two bills benefitting the Virginia Department of Military Affairs as well as veterans with disabilities during a virtual bill signing ceremony Aug. 4, 2020.  With his signature, House Bill 990 and Senate Bill 745 were signed into law during […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard plans to mobilize approximately 40 personnel for state emergency support duty in the Eastern Shore area to be staged and ready to assist local and state agencies respond to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias. Soldiers will begin preparations Aug. 2, 2020, and […]

    Va. National Guard to mobilize for possible response to Tropical Storm Isaias

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard plans to mobilize approximately 40 personnel for state emergency support duty in the Eastern Shore area to be staged and ready to assist local and state agencies respond to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias. Soldiers will begin preparations Aug. 2, 2020, and […]

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  • RICHMOND, Virginia — Nearly 200 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are concluding more than three months of continuous sample collection and other missions in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts. The Soldiers and Airman are assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives […]

    34th CERFP provides critical testing support to Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response

    RICHMOND, Virginia — Nearly 200 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are concluding more than three months of continuous sample collection and other missions in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts. The Soldiers and Airman are assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives […]

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  • GLEN ARM, Maryland — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team honed their chemical and biological recognition skills during a training exercise July 21-23, 2020, at H Steven Blum Military Reservation in Glen Arm, Maryland. 18 of the CST’s Soldiers and Airmen […]

    34th CST sharpens response skills during exercise in Maryland

    GLEN ARM, Maryland — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team honed their chemical and biological recognition skills during a training exercise July 21-23, 2020, at H Steven Blum Military Reservation in Glen Arm, Maryland. 18 of the CST’s Soldiers and Airmen […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — For nearly four months, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard have been performing routine monthly drills from the comfort of their own homes and behind a computer screen. However, in an initiative to get back to the mission, the 192nd Medical Group has guided […]

    New precautions, supplies allow VaANG Airmen to return for ‘partial in-person’ drill

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — For nearly four months, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard have been performing routine monthly drills from the comfort of their own homes and behind a computer screen. However, in an initiative to get back to the mission, the 192nd Medical Group has guided […]

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  • PETERSBURG, Va. — After months of hard work and unprecedented challenges, one element of the Virginia National Guard’s support to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is drawing to a close. While COVID-19 sample collections and mask fit testing continue, the task force dedicated to logistics and […]

    Task Force provides critical assistance to Virginia’s COVID-19 response

    PETERSBURG, Va. — After months of hard work and unprecedented challenges, one element of the Virginia National Guard’s support to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is drawing to a close. While COVID-19 sample collections and mask fit testing continue, the task force dedicated to logistics and […]

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