Programs Archive

  • WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Brig. Gen. James W. Ring, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, honored dozens of VNG volunteers at the 2019 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition and Training Workshop June 9, 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The annual two-day event recognizes and thanks volunteers for their efforts in support of family programs and includes training and […]

    Virginia National Guard honors volunteers at 2019 Volunteer Recognition & Training Workshop

    WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Brig. Gen. James W. Ring, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, honored dozens of VNG volunteers at the 2019 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition and Training Workshop June 9, 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The annual two-day event recognizes and thanks volunteers for their efforts in support of family programs and includes training and […]

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  • WINCHESTER, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins visited students taking part in activities at the Winchester STARBASE Academy May 20, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard’s Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester, Virginia, to talk with students and see the program’s hands-on instructional approach for science, technology, math and engineering in person. “It was incredible to […]

    Secretary Hopkins visits Winchester STARBASE Academy

    WINCHESTER, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins visited students taking part in activities at the Winchester STARBASE Academy May 20, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard’s Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester, Virginia, to talk with students and see the program’s hands-on instructional approach for science, technology, math and engineering in person. “It was incredible to […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – National Guard military spouses are honored and appreciated throughout the year, but they receive a special recognition on National Military Spouse Appreciation Day the Friday before Mother’s Day, observed on Friday, May 10 this year. “The service and sacrifices made by military spouses are tremendous,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. “Their […]

    VNG honors military spouses for Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    RICHMOND, Va. – National Guard military spouses are honored and appreciated throughout the year, but they receive a special recognition on National Military Spouse Appreciation Day the Friday before Mother’s Day, observed on Friday, May 10 this year. “The service and sacrifices made by military spouses are tremendous,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. “Their […]

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  • RICHMOND, Virginia — The Virginia National Guard Equal Employment Opportunity office hosted a Diversity and Unity Day April 24, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Brig. Gen. K. Weedon Gallagher, the Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Affairs, was the presiding officer at the event. Speakers included representatives from the Virginia […]

    VNG hosts Diversity and Unity Day

    RICHMOND, Virginia — The Virginia National Guard Equal Employment Opportunity office hosted a Diversity and Unity Day April 24, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Brig. Gen. K. Weedon Gallagher, the Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Affairs, was the presiding officer at the event. Speakers included representatives from the Virginia […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – For more than 30 years, the Department of Defense has recognized the month of the military child in April to underscore the important role military children play in the armed forces community. This month, everyone is encouraged to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. The Virginia […]

    VNG youth opportunities in honor of Month of the Military Child

    RICHMOND, Va. – For more than 30 years, the Department of Defense has recognized the month of the military child in April to underscore the important role military children play in the armed forces community. This month, everyone is encouraged to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. The Virginia […]

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  • ROANOKE, Va. — The Virignia National Guard joined more than a dozen law enforcement agencies throughout the Roanoke Valley announcing the results of Operation Triple Beam, an intensive law enforcement operation that recently came to a successful conclusion, April 1, 2019, in Roanoke, Virginia. Analysts from the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force supported Operation Triple Beam, which brought together […]

    VNG supports Roanoke area law enforcement operation resulting in hundreds of arrests

    ROANOKE, Va. — The Virignia National Guard joined more than a dozen law enforcement agencies throughout the Roanoke Valley announcing the results of Operation Triple Beam, an intensive law enforcement operation that recently came to a successful conclusion, April 1, 2019, in Roanoke, Virginia. Analysts from the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force supported Operation Triple Beam, which brought together […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is joining Defense Supply Center Richmond and the U.S. Army Reserve’s 80th Training Command for a series of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Month events in April 2019. For more information about the VNG Sexual Assault Response and Prevention program, please email henry.a.motley.civ@mail.mil or call (804) 236-7858 or (434) 294-7583. April 1: DSCR […]

    Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Month events planned

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is joining Defense Supply Center Richmond and the U.S. Army Reserve’s 80th Training Command for a series of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Month events in April 2019. For more information about the VNG Sexual Assault Response and Prevention program, please email henry.a.motley.civ@mail.mil or call (804) 236-7858 or (434) 294-7583. April 1: DSCR […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — April is the Month of the Military Child, a special month to recognize and pay tribute to military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and for their commitment, courage, and unconditional support of our Armed Forces. To show how much they are appreciated, the National Guard Youth Program is saluting the children of Soldiers and […]

    Personalized proclamations available for VNG youth in honor of Month of the Military Child

    RICHMOND, Va. — April is the Month of the Military Child, a special month to recognize and pay tribute to military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and for their commitment, courage, and unconditional support of our Armed Forces. To show how much they are appreciated, the National Guard Youth Program is saluting the children of Soldiers and […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the 2018 Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized with the Extra Mile Award in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Martin family of Joshua, Lauren, […]

    VNG family, youth volunteer receive national recognition for volunteer service

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the 2018 Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized with the Extra Mile Award in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Martin family of Joshua, Lauren, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program is searching for engaging, dedicated individuals who are passionate about working with National Guard Youth to volunteer at their events and camps throughout the next year. The Youth Program relies on a core network of trained, background-checked volunteers. These volunteers provide program assistance with deployment events, photography and social media support, […]

    VNG Youth Program searching for volunteers

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program is searching for engaging, dedicated individuals who are passionate about working with National Guard Youth to volunteer at their events and camps throughout the next year. The Youth Program relies on a core network of trained, background-checked volunteers. These volunteers provide program assistance with deployment events, photography and social media support, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, plus guests, retirees and family members, received some valuable leadership lessons from an unlikely source during VNG’s speaker series Jan. 16, 2019, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. VNG command historian Al Barnes, a retired chief warrant officer 4 and former enlisted Marine, titled his presentation “Leadership lessons: A historians […]

    VNG speaker series: Command historian offers leadership perspective

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, plus guests, retirees and family members, received some valuable leadership lessons from an unlikely source during VNG’s speaker series Jan. 16, 2019, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. VNG command historian Al Barnes, a retired chief warrant officer 4 and former enlisted Marine, titled his presentation “Leadership lessons: A historians […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Army National Guard Soldiers from several states completed Level 1 Military Funeral Honors training hosted by the Virginia National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors Program Dec. 10 – 14, 2018, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eight enlisted Soldiers, from Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, completed the rigorous five-day course, learning all aspects of providing […]

    VNG’s Funeral Honors Program ensuring all eligible veterans get proper final respects

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Army National Guard Soldiers from several states completed Level 1 Military Funeral Honors training hosted by the Virginia National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors Program Dec. 10 – 14, 2018, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eight enlisted Soldiers, from Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, completed the rigorous five-day course, learning all aspects of providing […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Understanding the unique higher educational needs of student veterans will be the major topic of discussion at the Virginia Military & Veteran’s Education Summit Nov. 8-9, 2018, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Presented by Virginia’s Community Colleges in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the two-day Summit will bring together administrators, […]

    Virginia Military and Veteran’s Education Summit to explore ways to better serve student veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. — Understanding the unique higher educational needs of student veterans will be the major topic of discussion at the Virginia Military & Veteran’s Education Summit Nov. 8-9, 2018, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. Presented by Virginia’s Community Colleges in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the two-day Summit will bring together administrators, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for the Spring Semester, Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is November 1, 2018. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $6,250 per year for tuition and fees and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance can now be used at participating online schools not in Virginia but […]

    Tuition assistance deadline is November 1

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for the Spring Semester, Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is November 1, 2018. The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $6,250 per year for tuition and fees and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D. Tuition assistance can now be used at participating online schools not in Virginia but […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, swore in Col. Anthony Daniels as the new Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia Command Inspector General Sept. 6, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. “I’m looking forward to supporting the Army and Air Guardsmen and civilians in the great Commonwealth of Virginia while enhancing the command’s readiness and warfighting […]

    AG swears in new JFHQ Inspector General

    RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, swore in Col. Anthony Daniels as the new Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia Command Inspector General Sept. 6, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. “I’m looking forward to supporting the Army and Air Guardsmen and civilians in the great Commonwealth of Virginia while enhancing the command’s readiness and warfighting […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program is accepting applications for the State Teen Panel now through Oct. 31, 2018. The State Teen Panel is a statutory volunteer group of National Guard Teens, age 13-17 years old, from across the state of Virginia, who work with the State Child and Youth Coordinators in support of the youth and […]

    Youth Program accepting State Teen Panel applications through Oct. 31

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program is accepting applications for the State Teen Panel now through Oct. 31, 2018. The State Teen Panel is a statutory volunteer group of National Guard Teens, age 13-17 years old, from across the state of Virginia, who work with the State Child and Youth Coordinators in support of the youth and […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 80 children of Virginia National Guard members attended the 13th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 23-27, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Youth Camp provides educational, emotional, social, and community support for the youth and families of the Virginia National Guard. Dependents of current National Guard […]

    Youth Programs hosts 13th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 80 children of Virginia National Guard members attended the 13th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 23-27, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Youth Camp provides educational, emotional, social, and community support for the youth and families of the Virginia National Guard. Dependents of current National Guard […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Four Cadets from Class 49 of the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy earned their General Equivalency Diplomas, and were accepted into an apprenticeship program with the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Cadets McAllister from Richmond, Pate from Newport News, White from Norfolk and Fuzi from Manassas earned their GEDs over a month before […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe Cadets earn GEDs early, accepted to apprenticeship program

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Four Cadets from Class 49 of the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy earned their General Equivalency Diplomas, and were accepted into an apprenticeship program with the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Cadets McAllister from Richmond, Pate from Newport News, White from Norfolk and Fuzi from Manassas earned their GEDs over a month before […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Location-based fitness apps have made the news lately for endangering operational security and personal privacy. One app, Polar, shared information on 6,460 users from 69 countries and 208 sensitive locations like FBI offices, nuclear power plans and missile defense locations. Follow these tips to protect yourself: Don’t use fitness apps at sensitive locations Turn off GPS […]

    Fitness App Safe User Guide

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Location-based fitness apps have made the news lately for endangering operational security and personal privacy. One app, Polar, shared information on 6,460 users from 69 countries and 208 sensitive locations like FBI offices, nuclear power plans and missile defense locations. Follow these tips to protect yourself: Don’t use fitness apps at sensitive locations Turn off GPS […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — More than two dozen National Guard personnel from 12 different states and territories gathered for the National Guard Southeastern Region Inspector General workshop May 21-24, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. “The goal of the workshop was to strengthen our IG technical assistance support channels by sharing best practices and providing professional […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts National Guard Southeastern Region Inspector General workshop

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — More than two dozen National Guard personnel from 12 different states and territories gathered for the National Guard Southeastern Region Inspector General workshop May 21-24, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. “The goal of the workshop was to strengthen our IG technical assistance support channels by sharing best practices and providing professional […]

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