192nd Wing Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — United States Air Force F-22 Raptors and Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing and the Virginia National Guard’s 192nd Wing recently deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The F-22’s deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces […]

    192nd Wing Airmen deploy with 1st Fighter Wing to Qatar

    RICHMOND, Va. — United States Air Force F-22 Raptors and Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing and the Virginia National Guard’s 192nd Wing recently deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The F-22’s deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces […]

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  • RICHMOND, Virginia – The Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, pronounced “Surf-P,” achieved an important milestone toward becoming a certified asset to first responders by scoring 95% on a demanding, two-day National Guard Bureau Standardization, Evaluation and Assistance Team, or SEAT, inspection May […]

    Special response force passes key readiness inspection

    RICHMOND, Virginia – The Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, pronounced “Surf-P,” achieved an important milestone toward becoming a certified asset to first responders by scoring 95% on a demanding, two-day National Guard Bureau Standardization, Evaluation and Assistance Team, or SEAT, inspection May […]

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