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NORTHCOM training courses prepare JFHQ to respond NORTHCOM training courses prepare JFHQ to respond
Members of the Virginia National Guard gather around a laptop computer during a practical exercise as part of the U.S. Northern Command-sponsored training courses...
Night bridge recon on Fort Drum Night bridge recon on Fort Drum
An engineer takes measurements during a bridge reconnaissance with limited visibility June 15, 2015, at Fort Drum, N.Y. The engineers of Fredericksburg-based Company...
Integrating combat arms for MIBT Integrating combat arms for MIBT
A Soldier of Christiansburg-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Virginia Army National Guard confers with a scout of Lynchburg-based...
Scout qualifies on gunnery tables Scout qualifies on gunnery tables
A gunner of Suffolk-based Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Virginia Army National Guard looks through the sights of...
Soldiers re-enlist at construction site Soldiers re-enlist at construction site
Col. Lapthe Flora, commander of the Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command, serves as officer in charge of a re-enlistment ceremony for two Virginia National Guard...
Engineers continue construction in Henry County Engineers continue construction in Henry County
Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the 180th Engineer Company painted one of the large boulders excavated from the construction site as a testament to the unit's...


Recent Video

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

NORTHCOM training courses prepare JFHQ to respond NORTHCOM training courses prepare JFHQ to respond
Nearly 40 members of the Virginia Army and Air National Guard completed two, back-to-back U.S. Northern Command-sponsored training courses June 8, 2015, in Sandston,...
New incentives encourage retention New incentives encourage retention
For Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers looking to re-enlist in 2015, the Fort Pickett-based Recruiting and Retention Battalion has several new incentives to...
Recruiter takes challenge, earns 'Golden Ticket'
The 2014 National Guard Rookie Recruiter of the Year, Staff Sgt. Brian S. Merritt became the first Recruiting and Retention Noncommissioned Officer to enlist 11...
Virginia Guard switches on solar power at RTI Virginia Guard switches on solar power at RTI
Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, turned the switch to send power from the newly-constructed solar array to the administrative and...
Virginia Guard Soldier welcomes home grandfather’s remains after 64 years Virginia Guard Soldier welcomes home grandfather’s...
The remains of Cpl. Lindsey Lockett, who died as a POW during the Korean War, returned home to Richmond, Va., April 9, 2015, after 64 years. Lockett was welcomed home...
Assistant adjutant general leads professional development discussion Assistant adjutant general leads professional...
Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Assistant Adjutant General – Army for the Virginia National Guard, led a professional development discussion with officer...



Recent Publications

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...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 05.08.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 05.08.2015
Va. Guard switches on Fort Pickett solar array; VDF keeps traffic moving at Apple Blossom Festival; Gate City-based detachment named top unit in Va. Army Guard;...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 04.24.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 04.24.2015
529th CSSB completes Kuwait deployment, returns to U.S.; Va. Guard Soldier welcomes home grandfather’s remains; Va. Guard howitzers fly over Fort Pickett; Virginia cyber...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 04.10.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 04.10.2015
Va. Guard Best Warrior Competition names top Soldier, NCO; 192nd FW, RAF participate in fighter integration; Va. Guard aviators train with first responders; 183rd RTI...