Family & Youth Programs Archive

  • 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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  • 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. — 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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  • WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam joined Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, in honoring Virginia National Guard volunteers at the 2018 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition and Training Workshop April 15, 2018, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The annual two-day event recognizes and thanks volunteers for their efforts in support of family programs […]

    First Lady, AG honor volunteers at annual Volunteer Training Workshop and Youth Symposium

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam joined Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, in honoring Virginia National Guard volunteers at the 2018 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition and Training Workshop April 15, 2018, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The annual two-day event recognizes and thanks volunteers for their efforts in support of family programs […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp has opened registration for the 2018 summer session to be held July 22-27, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Youth Camp targets 8-12 year old dependents of current National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from around Virginia. This 6-day, overnight camp has a broad range of […]

    Registration open for 2018 Virginia National Guard Youth Camp

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp has opened registration for the 2018 summer session to be held July 22-27, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Youth Camp targets 8-12 year old dependents of current National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from around Virginia. This 6-day, overnight camp has a broad range of […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Teen delegates from National Guard Family Programs in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and West Virginia gathered for the Region 3 Youth Symposium March 15-18, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Hosted by Virginia National Guard Family Programs, the four-day event included programs designed to develop leadership skills, build resiliency, and identify and offer recommendations on issues […]

    Family Programs hosts regional National Guard youth symposium

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Teen delegates from National Guard Family Programs in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and West Virginia gathered for the Region 3 Youth Symposium March 15-18, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Hosted by Virginia National Guard Family Programs, the four-day event included programs designed to develop leadership skills, build resiliency, and identify and offer recommendations on issues […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office provides a personal financial counselor at no cost to service members and their families. Personal Financial Counselor Samantha Wright is located at the Mullins Armory on Beulah Road in Sandston. Contact her at PFC.VA.NG@zeiders.com or by phone at 703-635-9853. According to Virginia National Guard State Family Programs Director Vickie Sais […]

    Family Programs offers personal financial counselor services

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office provides a personal financial counselor at no cost to service members and their families. Personal Financial Counselor Samantha Wright is located at the Mullins Armory on Beulah Road in Sandston. Contact her at PFC.VA.NG@zeiders.com or by phone at 703-635-9853. According to Virginia National Guard State Family Programs Director Vickie Sais […]

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  • Virginia Beach, Va. — More than 70 Virginia National Guard youth from across the commonwealth participated in the 12th Annual Youth Camp, July 23-28, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to the campers, adult and teen volunteers assisted in supporting the Virginia National Guard Youth Program staff in a week full of high energy-outdoor and indoor activities. “The […]

    12th Annual Youth Camp builds bonds for Va. Guard military youth

    Virginia Beach, Va. — More than 70 Virginia National Guard youth from across the commonwealth participated in the 12th Annual Youth Camp, July 23-28, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to the campers, adult and teen volunteers assisted in supporting the Virginia National Guard Youth Program staff in a week full of high energy-outdoor and indoor activities. “The […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized volunteers from around the state for their contributions in supporting the Virginia National Guard at the 9th Annual State Volunteer Training and Recognition Workshop and Youth Symposium June 24, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The event aimed to recognize and thank the volunteers, many of them military family members, for their service […]

    Virginia Guard honors volunteers at Volunteer Recognition Workshop

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized volunteers from around the state for their contributions in supporting the Virginia National Guard at the 9th Annual State Volunteer Training and Recognition Workshop and Youth Symposium June 24, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The event aimed to recognize and thank the volunteers, many of them military family members, for their service […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — At Camp Pendleton, the Virginia National Guard’s oceanfront training base in Virginia Beach, one week of each of the past 11 summers has been dedicated to military kids. In late July or early August, approximately one hundred kids and teens, all with a parent serving in the Virginia Army or Air National Guard, come together for the […]

    Youth Camp leaves positive impact on Va. Guard military youth

    SANDSTON, Va. — At Camp Pendleton, the Virginia National Guard’s oceanfront training base in Virginia Beach, one week of each of the past 11 summers has been dedicated to military kids. In late July or early August, approximately one hundred kids and teens, all with a parent serving in the Virginia Army or Air National Guard, come together for the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Veteran and Family Support will present a Mission: Healthy Relationship Workshop April 7-9, 2017, at the Landsdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia. The workshop is for all military veterans and spouses coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress or traumatic brain injury. To register, please email or call Brittany Jones, […]

    Mission: Healthy Relationship Workshop will be held April 7-9, 2017, in Leesburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Veteran and Family Support will present a Mission: Healthy Relationship Workshop April 7-9, 2017, at the Landsdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia. The workshop is for all military veterans and spouses coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress or traumatic brain injury. To register, please email or call Brittany Jones, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized as Regional Volunteer of the Year in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Merritt family of Brian, Teresa […]

    Virginia National Guard family, volunteer receive national recognition for service

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard family was recognized as the Army National Guard Family of the Year and a volunteer was recognized as Regional Volunteer of the Year in an announcement published Feb. 13, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Kevin L. McNeely, the Director of J1 Manpower and Personnel at National Guard Bureau. The Merritt family of Brian, Teresa […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers and spouses weren’t the only ones going through post-mobilization training during Yellow Ribbon weekend for the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team September 17-18, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. In the teen room at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, children of Soldiers were conducting their own post-deployment training that didn’t involve slide […]

    Children of returning Soldiers build lifelong resiliency skills

    RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers and spouses weren’t the only ones going through post-mobilization training during Yellow Ribbon weekend for the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team September 17-18, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. In the teen room at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, children of Soldiers were conducting their own post-deployment training that didn’t involve slide […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 80 kids took part in a variety of activities from laser tag to robotics at the 11th annual Youth Summer Camp hosted by the Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office July 24-29, at Camp Pendleton in Virignia Beach, Virginia. “Youth camp brings together National Guard youth, teens and adults from around Virginia to participate […]

    Youth camp combines fun, education to build resilience, leadership and character

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 80 kids took part in a variety of activities from laser tag to robotics at the 11th annual Youth Summer Camp hosted by the Virginia National Guard Family Programs Office July 24-29, at Camp Pendleton in Virignia Beach, Virginia. “Youth camp brings together National Guard youth, teens and adults from around Virginia to participate […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A new personal financial counselor has been assigned to the Virginia National Guard for the next 90 days and is available at no cost to assist with a wide variety of financial planning needs. A PFC provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services on topics such as personal financial planning, budgeting, saving, reducing debt, retirement planning, […]

    Financial counselor available to assist with wide variety of financial planning

    SANDSTON, Va. — A new personal financial counselor has been assigned to the Virginia National Guard for the next 90 days and is available at no cost to assist with a wide variety of financial planning needs. A PFC provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services on topics such as personal financial planning, budgeting, saving, reducing debt, retirement planning, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Paul Griffin, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, recognized Krystin Kelley as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for Region 3 July 6, 2016, in Sandston, Virginia. Joining Griffin for the presentation were Vickie Sais, State Family Programs director, Lt. Col. Rusty McGuire, commander of 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th IBCT, […]

    Volunteer recognized with regional award

    SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Paul Griffin, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, recognized Krystin Kelley as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for Region 3 July 6, 2016, in Sandston, Virginia. Joining Griffin for the presentation were Vickie Sais, State Family Programs director, Lt. Col. Rusty McGuire, commander of 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th IBCT, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders thanked adult and youth volunteers for their significant contributions at the 2016 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition Workshop & Youth Symposium May 21, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. The purpose of the volunteer workshop and youth symposium is to recognize volunteers and thank them for everything they’ve done over the past year […]

    Volunteers recognized at annual workshop

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders thanked adult and youth volunteers for their significant contributions at the 2016 Virginia National Guard State Volunteer Recognition Workshop & Youth Symposium May 21, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. The purpose of the volunteer workshop and youth symposium is to recognize volunteers and thank them for everything they’ve done over the past year […]

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