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Virginia National Guard Soldiers assist Virginia State Police in Fairfax Virginia National Guard Soldiers assist Virginia State...
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team provide...
Virginia National Guard Soldiers staged, ready with Virginia State Police in Fairfax Virginia National Guard Soldiers staged, ready with...
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, coordinate with the...
Virginia National Guard Soldiers staged, ready for possible snow response operations Virginia National Guard Soldiers staged, ready for...
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare for possible...
National Guard set to activate cyber units National Guard set to activate cyber units
Members of a cyber protection unit with the Hawaii Air National Guard conduct cyber defense operations during a training exercise in June. As cyber warfare takes on...
Recruit Sustainment Program prepares Virginia National Guard recruits for basic training Recruit Sustainment Program prepares Virginia National...
Recruits with the Virginia Army National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program learn about basic rifle marksmanship in a video simulator Oct. 17, 2015, at Camp Pendleton...
Virginia Guard leaders learn about logistics during the siege of Petersburg Virginia Guard leaders learn about logistics during the...
Leaders from the Virginia National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters visit Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters July 11, 2015, at City Point, Va. as part of the...


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Va. Guard Personnel Part of Multi-State West Virginia Water-Sampling Operation Va. Guard Personnel Part of Multi-State West Virginia...
Sgt. 1st Class Scott Wiseman of the Virginia National Guard's Fort Pickett-based 34th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team collects a water sample Jan. 19,...
VA AG & SEL Holiday Message VA AG & SEL Holiday Message
Happy Holidays from Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis A. Green, the Senior Enlisted Leader for the...
Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis A. Green Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj....
Happy Holidays from Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis A. Green, the Senior Enlisted Leader for the...
Task Force 183 Soldiers return home in time for the holidays Task Force 183 Soldiers return home in time for the holidays
Soldiers from across the Commonwealth mobilized for federal active duty June 1 under the command of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry, 116th Brigade...
Soldiers Return to Fredericksburg After Tour of Duty in Iraq - Co. A, 116th BSTB Soldiers Return to Fredericksburg After Tour of Duty in...
Family, friends and members of the community welcome home about 120 Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based Company A, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th...
Soldiers Return to Fredericksburg After Tour of Duty in Iraq Soldiers Return to Fredericksburg After Tour of Duty in Iraq
Family, friends and members of the community welcome home about 100 Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based Company D, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment Dec. 12...


Recent News Stories

National Guard set to activate cyber units National Guard set to activate cyber units
As part of ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense, the National Guard announced plans to activate 13 additional cyber units spread...
Recruit Sustainment Program prepares Virginia National Guard recruits for basic training Recruit Sustainment Program prepares Virginia National...
Senior leaders from the Center for Initial Military Training at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command toured the Virginia Army National Guard’s Recruit...
Virginia Guard leaders learn about logistics during the siege of Petersburg Virginia Guard leaders learn about logistics during the...
Fifty-eight Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters toured General Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters July 11, 2015, at City...
Combined arms live fire challenges the 116th IBCT
For the first time in many years, the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team performed a company live fire exercise during the Multi-echelon Integrate Brigade Training...
Virginia Guard D-Day veteran laid to rest in Charlottesville Virginia Guard D-Day veteran laid to rest in Charlottesville
D-Day veteran and American war hero, Carl D. Proffitt Jr., died June 30, 2015, at the age of 96. At his funeral, held a week later at Cherry Avenue Christian Church...
116th IBCT sets out for Fort Drum in largest movement...
More than 1,600 Soldiers of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and more than 1,000 pieces of their heavy equipment traveled to Fort Drum, New York, June 6, 71...



Recent Publications

The Commonwealth's Guardian - 07.31.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 07.31.2015
Ortner takes command of 29th Infantry Division; VDF conducts multi-state communication exercise; Johnson to succeed Holcomb as Va. Army Guard CSM; Va. National Guard...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 07.17.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 07.17.2015
Winchester-based infantry battalion to deploy overseas; 116th Infantry D-Day veteran laid to rest in Charlottesville; Soldiers excel at state, regional, national-level...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 07.02.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 07.02.2015
Real estate for Roanoke-area Readiness Center acquired; 34th CST certified as fully mission capable; 116th IBCT Soldiers selected for first-ever MIBT with First Army;...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 06.19.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 06.19.2015
529th CSSB recognized as Distinguished Unit of the Regiment; 29th ID, Va. Guard commemorate 71st anniversary of D-Day; 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducts training mission...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 06.05.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 06.05.2015
Virginia’s fallen warriors remembered on Memorial Day; 116th IBCT Soldier wins at Regional Best Warrior Competition; Ortner to take command of 29th Infantry Division;...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 05.22.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 05.22.2015
Va. National Guard celebrates 408th birthday; Va. Guard CERFP validated after external evaluation; Flora takes command of 91st Troop Command; DMA state employees...