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Virginia National Guard personnel receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 28, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virgin...
01/29/2021

Virginia National Guard personnel receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 28, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Their vaccination is part of the national rollout established by the Department of Defense and National Guard Bureau and distribution of the vaccine will be in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense and National Guard Bureau. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xAM8A

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, spent part of yesterday visiting with Virginia Soldiers...
01/29/2021

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, spent part of yesterday visiting with Virginia Soldiers currently on duty in Washington, D.C. Learn more about that mission here: https://go.usa.gov/xAMZz.

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, visits Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and provides an update to Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of National Guard Bureau, Jan. 28, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Williams thanked 116th leaders for their support to civilian law enforcement during the 59th Presidential Inauguration and presented challenge coins to Soldiers to recognize outstanding duty performance. Read more about the 116th IBCT role in Washington, D.C. at https://go.usa.gov/xAMZz.

Last night, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine stopped by to visit some of our Soldiers in Washington, D.C. where they were supporti...
01/27/2021

Last night, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine stopped by to visit some of our Soldiers in Washington, D.C. where they were supporting federal and District authorities.

Sen. Tim Kaine visits Virginia National Guard Soldiers Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington, D.C., to thank them for supporting security operations for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with additional personnel attached from the 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group continue on duty at the request of civilian law enforcement and are expected to return to Virginia in early to mid February. Read more about VNG support in Washington, D.C. at http://go.usa.gov/xA79T.

Photo of the Day: A few of our Soldiers participated in a very unique extension ceremony inside the rotunda of the U.S. ...
01/26/2021

Photo of the Day: A few of our Soldiers participated in a very unique extension ceremony inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building over the weekend.

Lt. Col. Robert P. “Beau” Mason, left, commander of the Virginia National Guard’s 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion,116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, administers the oath of enlistment to Virginia National Guard Soldiers during a re-enlistment ceremony Jan. 24, 2021, inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Marc Loi)

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support  the 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 19-20, 2021, in Washington,...
01/25/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support the 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 19-20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Learn more here: go.usa.gov/xAy6D

“Virginia National Guard personnel are remaining on duty following the presidential inauguration at the request of local...
01/23/2021
Va. National Guard will have 1,000 personnel remain on duty in Washington, D.C.

“Virginia National Guard personnel are remaining on duty following the presidential inauguration at the request of local and federal authorities, and they will remain on duty until those agencies no longer require our direct support,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. “We expect our troops to conduct security-related missions to include crowd control, traffic control and assisting with entry and exit points. We are incredibly proud of the professionalism and dedicated service they have demonstrated throughout this mission, and they will continue to play an important role in helping keep their fellow citizens safe.”

RICHMOND, Va.— Approximately 1,000 Virginia National Guard personnel will be among more than 7,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from dozens of states remaining in Washington, D.C. following the

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support  the 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 19-20, 2021, in Washington,...
01/22/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support the 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 19-20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Learn more here: go.usa.gov/xAy6D

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team st...
01/21/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stand guard at the 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support the 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C...
01/21/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support the 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Learn more here: go.usa.gov/xAy6D

The Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus sent the following letter to Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, t...
01/20/2021

The Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus sent the following letter to Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia:

Dear Members of the Virginia National Guard Team:

On January 6, 2021, with little notice, each of you responded without hesitation to answer the call to service and deploy to our Nation’s Capital. We all know this is a tumultuous time in our Nation’s history and the General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus wants each of you to know we appreciate your service and sacrifice.

On January 20, 2021, we, as Americans and Virginians, will watch again the peaceful transition of power from the Trump administration to the Biden administration. We will view from afar because of the unusual circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic but will rest easier knowing you all stand tall on the wall of freedom to ensure everyone’s safety.

Your guard and vigilance as we seek to continue our Constitutional process is in line with the deepest values of our nation, the finest military traditions, and in accordance with your sworn oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

We as a caucus stand ready to help as you are away from your families and want to again thank each of you for your unwavering service to this great Commonwealth and to our Nation. We owe you a debt of gratitude.

Very Respectfully,

State Sen. John Bell (VA-13); USAF
Del. David A. Reid (VA-32);USNR
State Sen. Bryce Reeves (VA-17); USA
Del. Clint Jenkins (VA-76); USA
State Sen. Mark Peake (VA-22)
Del. Dan Helmer (VA-40); USA
State Sen. Frank Ruff (VA-15); USAR
Del. Kathleen Murphy (VA-34)
State Sen. John Cosgrove (VA-14); USN
Del. Don Scott (VA-80); USN
State Sen. Monty Mason (VA-1)
State Sen. Bill DeSteph (VA-8); USN
State Sen. Jen A. Kiggans (VA-7); USN
Delegate Nick Freitas (VA-30); USA

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group sta...
01/20/2021

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group stands guard Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa Sadler) Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xAy6D

ON THIS DAY WE REMEMBER: Col. Paul M. Kelly, 45, of Stafford, Virginia, and Staff Sgt. Darryl D. Booker, 37, of Midlothi...
01/20/2021

ON THIS DAY WE REMEMBER: Col. Paul M. Kelly, 45, of Stafford, Virginia, and Staff Sgt. Darryl D. Booker, 37, of Midlothian, Virginia, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 20, 2007, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were in was shot down. Kelly was assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the Virginia Army National Guard in Blackstone, Virginia, with duty at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Virginia, and Booker was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard and worked as a full-time employee at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.

ON THIS DAY WE REMEMBER: Col. Paul M. Kelly, 45, of Stafford, Virginia, and Staff Sgt. Darryl D. Booker, 37, of Midlothian, Virginia, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 20, 2007, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were in was shot down. Kelly was assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the Virginia Army National Guard in Blackstone, Virginia, with duty at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Virginia, and Booker was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard and worked as a full-time employee at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.

Read the official DoD News Release:
http://archive.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=10435

Read the Virginia National Guard news release from January 2007: http://go.usa.gov/u2g4

Read the In Memoriam article by National Guard Bureau: http://go.usa.gov/ugHm

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support civilian law enforcement agencies Jan 17-19, 2021, in Washington, D....
01/20/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support civilian law enforcement agencies Jan 17-19, 2021, in Washington, D.C., to help keep people safe and protect property leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Learn more here: go.usa.gov/xAy6D

Issue #1 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go....
01/19/2021

Issue #1 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xAyMH. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VNG supporting 59th Presidential Inauguration
https://go.usa.gov/xAy6D

Virginia National Guard begins COVID-19 vaccinations
https://go.usa.gov/xAy9w

192nd Airmen return from deployment with active-duty counterparts
https://go.usa.gov/xAy8M

Dep. Sec. Jabs visits VNG aviation facility
https://go.usa.gov/xAy93

MTC takes third in environmental awards
https://go.usa.gov/xAy9r

VNG units upgrade small arms arsenal during NET/NEF
https://go.usa.gov/xAy95

VNG COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Page
https://va.ng.mil/COVID-19/Vaccine/

Photos: First Lady of Va. recognizes multi-agency partnership
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157717403887353

Photos: VNG provides COVID-19 testing to ChalleNGe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157717858797148

Photos: VNG standing guard in Washington, D.C.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157717893089676

Photos: Virginia, DC leaders visit Soldiers guarding capital
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157717876952458

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support civilian law enforcement agencies Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington, D.C....
01/18/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support civilian law enforcement agencies Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington, D.C., to help keep people safe and protect property leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Learn more here: go.usa.gov/xAy6D

“I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.Today, we honor and recog...
01/18/2021

“I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, we honor and recognize the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support civilian law enforcement agencies Jan 15-16, 2021, in Washington, D....
01/18/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support civilian law enforcement agencies Jan 15-16, 2021, in Washington, D.C., to help keep people safe and protect property leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xAy6D

Virginia National Guard personnel now have cots when they are on duty and resting between shifts as they are support civ...
01/17/2021

Virginia National Guard personnel now have cots when they are on duty and resting between shifts as they are support civilian law enforcement agencies in Washington, D.C. Every Soldier and Airman has a hotel room where they stay when they are not on duty. Read more about VNG support in Washington, D.C. at https://go.usa.gov/xAy6D.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. visited Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team i...
01/17/2021

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. visited Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Washington, D.C. Read more about our mission here: https://go.usa.gov/xAy6D

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support operations Jan. 14-15, 2021, in Washington, D.C. National Guard Sold...
01/16/2021

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support operations Jan. 14-15, 2021, in Washington, D.C. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xAy6D.

“Mobilizing a large force of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on short notice is always a challenge because our person...
01/15/2021
Virginia National Guard supporting 59th Presidential Inauguration

“Mobilizing a large force of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on short notice is always a challenge because our personnel have loved ones, jobs and schools they have to leave to come on duty,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. “We had everyone in place by Sunday evening and ready to go as requested. It was a tremendous team effort, and we couldn't do it without the support of our families and employers. I am incredibly proud of how quickly and safely our personnel responded, and they have effectively integrated into supporting the civilian law enforcement security plan.

RICHMOND, Va. —  The Virginia National Guard has approximately 2,400 personnel on the ground in Washington D.C. as of Jan. 14, 2021, assisting civilian law enforcement in protecting property and

National Guard Soldiers and Airmen stand guard near the U.S. Capitol Building, Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Nation...
01/14/2021

National Guard Soldiers and Airmen stand guard near the U.S. Capitol Building, Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

The Virginia National Guard appreciates the many offers made online and by local communities to organize care packages f...
01/14/2021

The Virginia National Guard appreciates the many offers made online and by local communities to organize care packages for Soldiers and Airmen on duty in Washington, D.C., but we are not logistically able to accept donations of any kind. VNG personnel serving in Washington, D.C. have appropriate lodging when they are off duty. Photos on social media and in the press of them sleeping at the Capitol show them resting in between shifts while they are on duty.

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The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the commonwealth.

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