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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, prepares to symbolically turn the switch to send power from the newly-constructed solar array to the...
Recruiter takes challenge, earns 'Golden Ticket' Recruiter takes challenge, earns 'Golden Ticket'
Staff Sgt. Brian Merritt speaks with a prospective applicant May 4, 2015, at the Virginia Army National Guard Recruiting Station in Newport News, Va. Merritt became...
Virginia Guard hosts switch-on ceremony of solar array Virginia Guard hosts switch-on ceremony of solar array
Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, provides remarks prior to symbolically turning the switch to send power from the solar array to the...
Virginia AG declares April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Virginia AG declares April Sexual Assault Awareness and...
Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, signs a proclamation declaring the month of April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in...
AG and SEL visit 237th EN Company during demolitions training AG and SEL visit 237th EN Company during demolitions...
Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Allan Ferris, the senior enlisted leader of the Virginia National Guard, visit...
Va. Guard honored at Blackstone’s youth baseball opening day Va. Guard honored at Blackstone’s youth baseball...
Maj. James C. Shaver, detachment commander for Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia, throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the town of Blackstone's youth...


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

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...
Soldiers, Marines clear trees and create habitats at Fort Pickett Soldiers, Marines clear trees and create habitats at...
Soldiers, Marines and members of Fort Pickett’s Directorate of Plans, Training and Security and Directorate of Public Works took part in a special tree felling...
Equipment, clothing secured in new lockers at 19 readiness centers Equipment, clothing secured in new lockers at 19...
Securing more than $3,000 of issued military gear and equipment at homes can be a challenge, but for 2,400 Soldiers across the Virginia Army National Guard that’s...



Recent Publications

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...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 03.27.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 03.27.2015
Va. Guard begins design phase of new state headquarters; Virginia Guard Airmen supporting global operations; 34th CST shares information, experience during mortuary...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 03.13.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 03.13.2015
Va. Guard remembers Airmen, Soldiers of 203rd RHS crash; SC, Va. National Guard troops support Vigilant Guard; Va. Guard wraps up fourth round of snow response operations;...
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 02.27.2015
The Commonwealth's Guardian - 02.27.2015
Va. Guard aviators deliver supplies to iced-in Tangier Island; Va. Guard assistance continues after more snow hits; CERFP trains in preparation of external evaluation;...