Air Guard Archive

  • 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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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Maintenance Squadron celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Oct. 5, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Lt. Col. Michael R. Gosma assumed command of the 192 MXS in front of family, leaders and squadron members.  “Lt. Col. Gosma has a wealth of experience […]

    192nd Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Maintenance Squadron celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Oct. 5, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Lt. Col. Michael R. Gosma assumed command of the 192 MXS in front of family, leaders and squadron members.  “Lt. Col. Gosma has a wealth of experience […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins and Virginia National Guard senior leaders attended a statement of support signing ceremony between Dominion Energy executives and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Oct. 17, 2019, at Dominion Energy’s new headquarters building in Richmond, Virginia. Brig. […]

    Dominion Energy pledges support of Guard employees during ceremony

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins and Virginia National Guard senior leaders attended a statement of support signing ceremony between Dominion Energy executives and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Oct. 17, 2019, at Dominion Energy’s new headquarters building in Richmond, Virginia. Brig. […]

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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. — 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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  • 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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  • 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. — Scammers who want to impersonate service members for financial gain or separate Soldiers and Airmen from their hard-earned money might not be the obvious enemy, but the threat they pose to the military is a very real and significant one. One common scam doesn’t necessarily target service […]

    Vehicle sale scams put service members, public at risk

    RICHMOND, Va. — Scammers who want to impersonate service members for financial gain or separate Soldiers and Airmen from their hard-earned money might not be the obvious enemy, but the threat they pose to the military is a very real and significant one. One common scam doesn’t necessarily target service […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is among the organizations recognized by Virginia House Resolution 646 designating September 11, 2019, as First Responders Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The resolution calls for the designation to continue each succeeding year. “It is a tremendous honor to have the Virginia […]

    VNG among public safety organizations recognized on Virginia First Responders Day

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is among the organizations recognized by Virginia House Resolution 646 designating September 11, 2019, as First Responders Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The resolution calls for the designation to continue each succeeding year. “It is a tremendous honor to have the Virginia […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. military retirees are invited to attend the inaugural Virginia National Guard Retiree Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Frank B. Lotts Convention Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond at 8000 Jefferson Davis Highway in Richmond, Virginia. Any […]

    Inaugural Retiree Appreciation Day scheduled for Sept. 21 at DSCR

    RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. military retirees are invited to attend the inaugural Virginia National Guard Retiree Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Frank B. Lotts Convention Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond at 8000 Jefferson Davis Highway in Richmond, Virginia. Any […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Col. Christopher G. Batterton, former 192nd Wing vice commander, took command of the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Operations Group, 192nd Wing from Col. Darren P. Gray, Aug. 10, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. During opening remarks, Col. Frank J. Lobash, then 192nd Wing […]

    192nd Operations Group welcomes new commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Col. Christopher G. Batterton, former 192nd Wing vice commander, took command of the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Operations Group, 192nd Wing from Col. Darren P. Gray, Aug. 10, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. During opening remarks, Col. Frank J. Lobash, then 192nd Wing […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted geographic information system training for more than two dozen National Guard Airmen, Soldiers, civilians and contractors from 10 states and territories Aug. 26- 30, 2019, at State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed […]

    Virginia Guard hosts NGB GIS training courses

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted geographic information system training for more than two dozen National Guard Airmen, Soldiers, civilians and contractors from 10 states and territories Aug. 26- 30, 2019, at State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Wing welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 11, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Ryan, Air Component Commander, Virginia National Guard, presided over the ceremony where Col. Frank J. Lobash relinquished command to Col. […]

    192nd Wing change of command marks start of new era for VaANG

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Wing welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 11, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Ryan, Air Component Commander, Virginia National Guard, presided over the ceremony where Col. Frank J. Lobash relinquished command to Col. […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 60 Virginia National Guard youth joined teen and adult volunteers at the Virginia National Guard’s 14th Annual Youth Camp, held July 27 – Aug. 2, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The Youth Camp provides educational, emotional, social, and community support […]

    14th Annual Youth Summer Camp blasts off in Virginia Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 60 Virginia National Guard youth joined teen and adult volunteers at the Virginia National Guard’s 14th Annual Youth Camp, held July 27 – Aug. 2, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The Youth Camp provides educational, emotional, social, and community support […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Eleven Airmen from the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were appointed as dedicated crew chiefs during a ceremony July 14, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The DCC ceremony is a unique opportunity to recognize highly skilled tactical aircraft maintainers. “Everybody remembers famous pilots such as […]

    Ceremony recognizes dedicated crew chiefs

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Eleven Airmen from the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were appointed as dedicated crew chiefs during a ceremony July 14, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The DCC ceremony is a unique opportunity to recognize highly skilled tactical aircraft maintainers. “Everybody remembers famous pilots such as […]

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