COVID-19 Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is continuing its effort to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response, with more than 350 personnel actively assisting or ready to support throughout the state as of July 1, 2020.  Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting various […]

    VNG continues COVID-19 response support across Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is continuing its effort to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response, with more than 350 personnel actively assisting or ready to support throughout the state as of July 1, 2020.  Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting various […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fredericksburg-based 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are lending a hand to help feed citizens in need by supporting the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank as part of COVID-19 response operations.  A team of about 35 Soldiers is helping […]

    229th BEB supports operations at Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fredericksburg-based 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are lending a hand to help feed citizens in need by supporting the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank as part of COVID-19 response operations.  A team of about 35 Soldiers is helping […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • PETERSBURG, Va. — As part of Virginia National Guard’s ongoing COVID-19 response operations, VNG Soldiers are performing N95 mask fit testings at long term care and other facilities across the Commonwealth. Before the Soldiers can perform these missions, they’re getting hands on training courtesy of the VNG state safety office.  […]

    VNG state safety office helps Soldiers train for mask fit missions

    PETERSBURG, Va. — As part of Virginia National Guard’s ongoing COVID-19 response operations, VNG Soldiers are performing N95 mask fit testings at long term care and other facilities across the Commonwealth. Before the Soldiers can perform these missions, they’re getting hands on training courtesy of the VNG state safety office.  […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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, […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • It’s been roughly six weeks since the outside closed and we were encouraged to #StayHome in hopes these efforts would slow the spread of COVID-19. Home is where we were the safest and that is where we were told to stay. Early on in the beginning stages of the pandemic […]

    #StayHome & COVID-19: Reflections from VNG’s Director of Psychological Health

    It’s been roughly six weeks since the outside closed and we were encouraged to #StayHome in hopes these efforts would slow the spread of COVID-19. Home is where we were the safest and that is where we were told to stay. Early on in the beginning stages of the pandemic […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — With regular Virginia National Guard field training on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, some opportunistic improvements are in the works at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, which will benefit units once training resumes.  While units drill remotely, the Fort Pickett Range Operations staff has been hard […]

    MTC Fort Pickett full steam ahead with range maintenance projects

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — With regular Virginia National Guard field training on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, some opportunistic improvements are in the works at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, which will benefit units once training resumes.  While units drill remotely, the Fort Pickett Range Operations staff has been hard […]

    Continue Reading...

  • RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia’s Covid-19 response efforts continue across the commonwealth with the support of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airman as well as members of the Virginia Defense Force. These efforts include statewide distribution support at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s disaster logistics warehouse in Richmond, Virginia. Since […]

    VNG supports VDEM efforts at primary supply distribution hub

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia’s Covid-19 response efforts continue across the commonwealth with the support of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airman as well as members of the Virginia Defense Force. These efforts include statewide distribution support at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s disaster logistics warehouse in Richmond, Virginia. Since […]

    Continue Reading...

  • RICHMOND, Va. — When uniformed Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard were called to duty to support the fight against COVID-19 in March, they wouldn’t have been able to tackle their mission without the hard work, expertise,  and dedication of the 400 state employees of the Virginia Department […]

    State employees prove vital in VNG’s COVID-19 response

    RICHMOND, Va. — When uniformed Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard were called to duty to support the fight against COVID-19 in March, they wouldn’t have been able to tackle their mission without the hard work, expertise,  and dedication of the 400 state employees of the Virginia Department […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • RICHMOND, Va. — With gyms closed and sports cancelled, the Virginia National Guard’s Master Fitness Trainers are teaming up to provide some tips on staying fit while staying home.  “There’s no reason people can’t come out of this more fit,” said Master Sgt. Ramon Abreu-Perez, master fitness coordinator for the […]

    VNG MFTs offer tips on staying fit while staying home during pandemic

    RICHMOND, Va. — With gyms closed and sports cancelled, the Virginia National Guard’s Master Fitness Trainers are teaming up to provide some tips on staying fit while staying home.  “There’s no reason people can’t come out of this more fit,” said Master Sgt. Ramon Abreu-Perez, master fitness coordinator for the […]

    Continue Reading...

  • RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force continue to support Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts, including planning and logistics in Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Roanoke, Virginia, and supporting at a Virginia Department of Emergency Management supply warehouse in Richmond, Virginia. “Each of these Soldiers […]

    VNG supports efforts to fight COVID-19 in Southwest, Central Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force continue to support Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts, including planning and logistics in Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Roanoke, Virginia, and supporting at a Virginia Department of Emergency Management supply warehouse in Richmond, Virginia. “Each of these Soldiers […]

    Continue Reading...

  • RICHMOND,  Va. — Nearly 20 members of the Virginia Defense Force are serving on state active duty in direct support of the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Emergency Support Team as of April 7, 2020, assisting the state’s COVID-19 response. VDF personnel are assisting with mission tracking, planning, and public […]

    Va. Defense Force assisting with COVID-19 response

    RICHMOND,  Va. — Nearly 20 members of the Virginia Defense Force are serving on state active duty in direct support of the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Emergency Support Team as of April 7, 2020, assisting the state’s COVID-19 response. VDF personnel are assisting with mission tracking, planning, and public […]

    Continue Reading...

  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has approximately 100 personnel working directly to support Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of March 25, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are helping with medical and logistics planning as well as help prepare supplies for delivery. Additional personnel […]

    Virginia National Guard assists with planning, logistics in COVID-19 fight

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has approximately 100 personnel working directly to support Virginia’s COVID-19 response as of March 25, 2020. VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are helping with medical and logistics planning as well as help prepare supplies for delivery. Additional personnel […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...