News Archive ~ Virginia National Guard
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Feb. 23, 2012 Charlottesville recognizes Virginia Guard D-Day veteran
Feb. 23, 2012 Virginia Soldiers, Airmen participate in Global Guardian exercise
Feb. 23, 2012 Reception exercise welcomes hundreds to Fort Pickett
Feb. 21, 2012 Chemical Company trains for new mission as decontamination unit
Feb. 21, 2012 Virginia Defense Force tests communications capabilities at Fort Pickett
Feb. 13, 2012 29th ID Soldiers in Afghanistan serve at National Military Command Center
Feb. 9, 2012 Marines conduct experimental exercise at Fort Pickett
Feb. 9, 2012 Freedom Salute honors 29th Infantry Division service in Afghanistan
Feb. 9, 2012 Commander's conference brings VDF leaders to Fort Pickett
Feb. 8, 2012 Fort Pickett dedicates National Guard proposed museum
Feb. 7, 2012 Black History Month program focuses on role of African American women in history

Jan. 30, 2012 Virginia Air Guard selects 2011 Outstanding Airmen
Jan. 25, 2012 Outstanding Unit Award recognizes 192nd Fighter Wing Maintenance and Operations Groups
Jan. 24, 2012 ChalleNGe candidates tackle rappel tower during "Hard Core" phase
Jan. 23, 2012 Virginia National Guard displays capabilities to Va. lawmakers
Jan. 23, 2012 Governor and legislators commend Virginia Guard
Jan. 15, 2012 New commander for 192nd Fighter Wing announced
Jan. 15, 2012 Virginia Defense Force selects 2011 NCO of the Year
Jan. 11, 2012 Gov. McDonnell recognizes Virginia Guard Soldiers during State of the Commonwealth Address
Jan. 10, 2012 New commander takes charge of Norfolk-based field artillery unit
Jan. 10, 2012 Virginia Guard Engineers work with Tajikistani troops
Jan. 9, 2012 Soldiers from Staunton-based 116th Brigade Combat Team Headquarters return to Virginia after duty in Afghanistan
Jan. 5, 2012 Gate City-based transportation company earns runner-up award in national food service competition

Dec. 27, 2011 Virginia teen program graduates 116 cadets
Dec. 27, 2011 Former state command sergeant major concludes 56 years of service to the commonwealth
Dec. 15, 201 Virginia Army Guard senior NCO lays wreaths at Arlington Cemetery
Dec. 15, 2011 Governor McDonnell recognizes National Guard's 375th Birthday
Dec. 15, 2011 Virginia Guard Airmen receive apprenticeship certificates
Dec. 15, 2011 29th Band conducts holiday concerts
Dec. 15, 2011 Last group of Va. Guard Soldiers from Task Force 183 return to United States after duty in Iraq
Dec. 15, 2011 Task Force Punisher Soldiers return to Virginia from Iraq
Dec. 7, 2011 Governor McDonnell Thanks 1,100 Virginia Guard Troops for Their Service as They Return Home from Iraq
Dec. 5, 2011 First group of Sandston-based National Guard aviation battalion returns to USA from duty in Iraq
Dec. 2, 2011 First group of Soldiers from Task Force 183 returns to USA from duty in Iraq
Dec. 2, 2011 Virginia Guard reaction force one of 15 states to achieve readiness goals
Dec. 2, 2011 Guard chief set to get a seat at the table with Joint Chiefs
Dec. 1, 2011 Virginia Defense Force HQ moves to Waller Depot
Dec. 1, 2011 29th Band to present Holiday Concerts
Dec. 1, 2011 Virginia warriors train in Germany for AT

Nov. 15, 2011 116th Regiment musters in Staunton
Nov. 17, 2011 Blackstone Rotary dedicates monument to Fort Pickett, veterans
Nov. 17, 2011 Virginia Guard to sponsor holiday concerts in Staunton, Martinsville and Covington
Nov. 17, 2011 116th Regiment musters in Staunton
Nov. 17, 2011 VDF tests capabilities with "Forward Guardian" exercise
Nov 15, 2011 Virginia Guard supports DEA National Drug Take Back Day
Nov. 10, 2011 Adjutant General Veterans Day message
Nov. 2, 2011 Virginia Guard receives funding for STARBASE youth education program in Winchester

Oct. 31, 2011 New Virginia Army Guard Officers sworn in during commissioning ceremony
Oct. 31, 2011 National Guard units participate in National Capital Region exercise
Oct. 28, 2011 New Virginia Guard Warrant Officers recognized
Oct. 27, 2011 Soldiers from 29th Infantry Division return from duty in Afghanistan
Oct. 26, 2011 Virginia Counterdrug Program to support Drug Take-Back Day
Oct. 21, 2011 Planned withdraw of U.S. forces from Iraq impacts Virginia Guard personnel
Oct. 20, 2011 Commonwealth of Virginia posthumously awards WWI hero
Oct. 20, 2011 Virginia leaders visit Soldiers in Afghanistan
Oct. 18, 2011 Virginia National Guard confirms fatality in Iraq from non-combat related injuries
Oct. 13, 2011 VDF participates in State Managed Shelter Exercise
Oct. 13, 2011 Virginia Beach-based Air Guard civil engineer squadron returns to Virginia from overseas duty
Oct. 6, 2011 Incident Response Force better prepared after annual training
Oct. 6, 2011 Artillery battalion conducts joint live fire at annual training
Oct. 6, 2011 116th BSTB gets back to basics during AT
Oct. 5, 2011 Virginia Guard medical professionals conduct medical information exchange in Tajikistan
Oct. 5, 2011 Virginia troops meet with Tajik border guards during SPP trip
Oct. 5, 2011 Finding life in death: Air Guardsman helps families of fallen
Oct. 4, 2011 1-116th BCT makes Humvee fly at annual training
Oct. 4, 2011 3-116th conducts simulation and light infantry courses at annual training
Oct. 4, 2011 Gate City-based Transportation Company competes in national food service competition
Oct. 3, 2011 TF 183 'CET' up for success in Iraq

Sept. 30, 2011 Virginia National Guard Soldiers complete support mission in Vermont
Sept. 21, 2011 Aircraft fuel handlers keep helicopters flying in Iraq
Sept. 20, 2011 Virginia ESGR recognizes Chesterfield Police Department
Sept. 20, 2011 TF 183 assumes command from TF Griz in Iraq
Sept. 15, 2011 Virginia Air Guard salutes their Hometown Heroes
Sept. 14, 2011 Virginia and Maryland Soldiers from 29th Infantry Division begin federal active duty for Afghanistan mission
Sept. 9, 2011 A look back at the 2nd "Day of Infamy," Sept. 11, 2001
Sept. 6, 2011 Virginia National Guard Soldiers prepare for duty in Vermont

Aug. 31, 2011 Virginia Guard personnel support Hurricane Irene recovery operations
Aug. 29, 2011 Diversity Day celebrated during August
Aug. 28, 2011 Virginia National Guard Soldiers use chain saws to open road, free trapped motorists
Aug. 26, 2011 Va. Guard personnel preparing for possible Hurricane Irene recovery operations
Aug. 26, 2011 Virginia Guard conducts state-wide communication exercise
Aug. 26, 2011 9 Virginia, N.C. warrant officer candidates graduate
Aug. 26, 2011 National Guard mobile teams bring air assault, Pathfinder to Virginia
Aug. 24, 2011 New Virginia Guard senior enlisted leader shares vision for future
Aug. 22, 2011 Data Processing Unit holds change of command ceremony
Aug. 21, 2011 192nd Fighter Wing Youth of the Year honored as ANG winner, recognized at the Pentagon
Aug. 21, 2011 192nd SFS Readies for Ruck March, 9/11 Anniversary
Aug. 17, 2011 Virginia Beach-based battalion holds Freedom Salute to honor service in Afghanistan
Aug. 15, 2011 116th BCT Soldiers pin combat patch during ceremony in Afghanistan
Aug. 8, 2011 6th annual National Guard Youth Summer Camp held in Virginia Beach
Aug. 7, 2011 Engineer service projects aide communities in Richmond, Stafford County
Aug. 5, 2011 116th BCT HQs assumes responsibility for mission in Afghanistan
Aug. 5, 2011 Virginia Guard fishing to keep kids off drugs
Aug. 5, 2011 116th successfully launches 1st RQ-7 Shadow
Aug, 5, 2011 Military police companies focus on core military skills during AT
Aug. 5, 2011 Female Engagement Team blazes trails in Afghanistan
Aug. 5, 2011 116th BCT troops meet with Romanian counterparts in Afghanistan
Aug. 5, 2011 Engineers wrap up annual training with combat streamer ceremony
Aug. 5, 2011 JRTC facilitates connection to the past

July 29, 2011 Tajik Ministry of Defense, Virginia Guard look toward future
July 28, 2011 TF 183 Soldiers validated for duty in Iraq
July 26, 2011 Gov. McDonnell announces Fort Pickett and Nottoway County selection for further study as a candidate for Foreign Affairs Security Training Center
July 26, 2011 CERFP University teaches WMD basics
July 26, 2011 Blue-Gray warriors face to face with WWII vets during AT
July 26, 2011 29th Division Band completes cross-border annual training
July 25, 2011 Change of command ceremony held for 183rd RTI
July 13, 2011 Warrant officer candidates conduct community service project
July 13, 2011 Kids from military families enjoy Teen Wilderness Adventure Camp
July 12, 2011 U.S. Representative thanks Virginia Guard during reintegration program
July 12, 2011 116th BCT Soldiers get baptized before deploying
July 12, 2011 Virginia OCS hosts Regional FTX

June 30, 2011 Virginia Guard Soldiers helping build Afghan facilities
June 30, 2011 116th BCT fields new multicam equipment, uniforms
June 29, 2011 Virginia Guard chaplain serving Soldiers in Kosovo
June 29, 2011 Virginia rolls out JISCC for major state, national exercises
June 28, 2011 Senior leaders visit 116th BCT HQ training at Fort Polk
June 24, 2011 Employers experience mobilization training first hand
June 23, 2011 Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 99 from Class 34
June 22, 2011 29th ID troops in Afghanistan commemorate D-Day
June 21, 2011 Virginia Air Guard NCO selected as best aviation resource manager in Air Guard, Reserves
June 20, 2011 Virginia Guard Officer honored with MacArthur Leadership Award
June 15, 2011 DMA recognizes state employee service
June 15, 2011 State Tuition Assistance Program grant increased for FY 2012
June 13, 2011 29th ID Special Troops Battalion changes command
June 10, 2011 Virginia Soldiers join D-Day ceremony in Bedford on 67th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy
June 9, 2011 Military Funeral Honors Program Soldiers honored with new state ribbon
June 2, 2011 Soldiers from across the commonwealth begin federal active duty in Task Force 183

May 31, 2011 Freedom ride honors fallen Virginians
May 31, 2011 Fallen Virginians honored in capitol ceremony
May 31, 2011 Fort Pickett chapel dedicated in honor of fallen World War I chaplain
May 30, 2011 29th Infantry Division prepares for Afghanistan deployment
May 29, 2011 Wreath laying conducted in remembrance of 29th Infantry members who fought and died overseas
May 23, 2011 183rd RTI troops stage mobile reception station for statewide exercise
May 19, 2011 Special Virginia Guard response forces train with local, state and federal partner agencies
May 18, 2011 29th Infantry Division prepare Afghan National Security Forces for the future
May 17, 2011 Staunton-based 116th Brigade Combat Team Headquarters departs for federal active duty
May 16, 2011 Virginia National Guard honors volunteers at annual workshop
May 12, 2011 Virginia Guard assists DEA National Take Back Inititative
May 4, 2011 Virginia Army National Guard recognizes top units for 2010
May 4, 2011 183rd RTI receives logistics excellence award
May 3, 2011 Gov. McDonnell signs legislation to support Virginia Public Safety
May 3, 2011 Virginia Army National Guard recognizes top units for 2010
May 3, 2011 29th ID WWII vet celebrates 90th birthday

April 29, 2011 Fort Pickett celebrates Earth Day with local community
April 28, 2011 Virginia Warriors reflect on Holocaust
April 21, 2011 192nd Fighter Wing earns “Excellent” inspection rating
April 21, 2011 Va. First Lady launches Serving Our Service Member Families” website
April 21, 2011 Va. Guard brings couples together in Charlottesville
April 21, 2011 529th CSSB Soldiers honored at Norfolk Tides opener
April 21, 2011 Quick action secures Pulaski armory after tornado damage
April 18, 2011 Counterdrug program says farewell to longtime members
April 18, 2011 Three candidates from OCS Class 54A commissioned as lieutenants
April 8, 2011 Fallen Va. Guard combat engineers remembered at Fort Leonard Wood memorial ceremony
April 4, 2011 Governor McDonnell signs military and veterans legislation
April 4, 2011 Virginia selects top enlisted warriors

March 31, 2011 Forum celebrates role of women in the U.S. armed forces
March 30, 2011 Provincial Reconstruction Team Security Force holds departure ceremony for duty in Afghanistan
March 24, 2011 Staunton-based 116th BCT headquarters ordered to mobilize for active duty in Afghanistan
March 24, 2011 Virginia Guard special response force conducts joint training with FEMA rescue organization
March 24, 2011 Unmanned aerial system platoon from Virginia trains in Mississippi
March 24, 2011 Virginia Beach-based National Guard sustainment battalion returns to United States from Afghanistan duty
March 21, 2011 Virginia Air National Guard recognizes top enlisted members of 2010
March 21, 2011 Virginia Senate shows appreciation for deployed Soldiers
March 10, 2011 General Assembly approves unprecedented investments in the Virginia National Guard
March 10, 2011 Lynchburg-based battalion changes command
March 10, 2011 Virginia Guard Soldier to receive valor award for combat actions in Afghanistan
March 9, 2011 Virginia warriors recognized during halftime of CAA championship game
March 9, 2011 Hometown Heroes Salute honors 200th Weather Flight
March 4, 2011 203rd RED HORSE holds memorial service for Airmen, Soldiers lost in airplane crash 10 years ago
March 4, 2011 Aviation battalion conducts send-off before deployment to Iraq

Feb. 25, 2011 General Assembly celebrates accomplishments of Virginia National Guard
Feb. 24, 2011 Stage play showcases lives and philosophies of African American leaders
Feb. 24, 2011 Virginia Army Guard recognized for environmental management program
Feb. 24, 2011 Virginia Soldiers prepare for Afghan security mission
Feb. 22, 2011 Virginia Air Guard civil engineers demonstrate capabilities
Feb. 22, 2011 Va. Army Guard staff briefs "State of the State" to National Guard Bureau
Feb. 22, 2011 Apprentice Partnership Initiative works to translate military skills to the civilian workplace
Feb. 9, 2011 Aviation battalion Soldiers train on Warrior Tasks
Feb. 8, 2011 Virginia Defense Force leaders gather for annual conference
Feb. 8, 2011 1-116th holds change of responsiblity ceremony
Feb. 8, 2011 Fort Pickett adds the Army’s first mobile VICE trainer
Feb. 8, 2011 ChalleNGe cadets complete initial “Hardcore” phase
Feb. 3, 2011 Virginia recruits prepared for basic training

Jan. 27, 2011 Virginia Guard displays capabilities for General Assembly
Jan. 27, 2011 29th ID mentors are making a difference in Afghanistan
Jan. 26, 2011 Visual Information section provides AV capabilities to the Virginia Guard
Jan. 26, 2011 Virginia Guard chaplains looking for questions for "Dearchappy"
Jan. 26, 2011 Youth programs looking for adult volunteers, hosting teen training
Jan. 25, 2011 Gov. McDonnell signs Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve
Jan. 13, 2011 General Assembly to consider DMA legislation and funding
Jan. 13, 2011 29th Band recruit selected for U.S. Army All-American Band
Jan. 12, 2011 Lynchburg infantry battalion recognized for service in Iraq
Jan. 7, 2011 Sustainers from Virginia celebrate holidays abroad

Dec. 30, 2010 Virginia Guard personnel assist stranded motorists in the Virginia Eastern Shore area
Dec. 27, 2010 Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 134 from Class 33
Dec. 16, 2010 183d RTI trains the trainers at new schoolhouse
Dec. 16, 2010 29th ID Soldiers in Afghanistan conduct combat patch ceremony
Dec. 16, 2010 Military police, aviation maintenance units honored in Richmond
Dec. 16, 2010 29th ID hosts National Guard division commanders
Dec. 15, 2010 Hampton Roads Students to Graduate from Commonwealth ChalleNGe
Dec. 6, 2010 Wyatt visits Virginia Air Guard Hometown Heroes event 
Dec. 6, 2010 Ceremony marks the opening of new education complex at Fort Pickett 
Dec. 2, 2010 Team of WMD experts evaluated at Richmond chemical plant

Nov. 30, 2010 29th Infantry Division Soldiers validated for Afghanistan mission
Nov. 30, 2010 Va. Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan
Nov. 29, 2010 Southern logisticians conduct staff exercise in the Midwest
Nov. 29, 2010 Virginia CERFP demonstrates capabilities
Nov. 21, 2010 Virginia Guard maintainers get valuable training in Iowa
Nov. 18, 2010 192d Fighter Wing conducts change of command
Nov. 18, 2010 Stonewall Brigade holds annual Muster
Nov. 17, 2010 Fort Pickett landing strip dedicated to former Virginia Adjutant General
Nov. 16, 2010 Virginia Soldiers honor forgotten servcemembers on Veterans Day
Nov. 16, 2010 Adjutant General, NGB senior leaders get up close look at Virginia Counterdrug Program
Nov. 8, 2010 Adjutant General of Virginia announces general officer responsibilities
Nov. 5, 2010 Virginia National Guard Soldiers from across Virginia ordered to mobilize for active duty in Iraq
Nov. 4, 2010 29th Division ADAB says farewell during ceremony
Nov. 4, 2010 Powhatan engineers recognized by the Richmond City Council
Nov. 1, 2010 Bowling Green-based bridge company fields new equipment
Nov. 1, 2010 Danville-based unit competes for national food service award

Oct. 31, 2010 Virginia aviation battalion prepares for upcoming deployment
Oct. 29, 2010 Virginia Officer Candidate School graduates 14
Oct. 29, 2010 Virginia Guard welcomes new warrant officers at recognition ceremony
Oct. 28, 2010 Gate City-based battalion recognized as most outstanding unit in the Army Guard
Oct. 28, 2010 Jeff Gordon honors Guard families at Martinsville
Oct. 21, 2010 Virginia Guard Soldiers making an impact in Afghanistan
Oct. 21, 2010 29th ID Soldiers conduct pre-mobilization training for Afghanistan mission
Oct. 21, 2010 Virginia Guard Data Processing Unit conducts first unit-level cyber defense exercise
Oct. 21, 2010 Local school children participate in National Public Lands Day grant project at Fort Pickett
Oct. 20, 2010 ODU honors Virginia Guard with football ceremony
Oct. 19, 2010 Virginia Guard kicks off 2010 Combined Federal Campaign
Oct. 7, 2010 Warriors from Virginia compete in All-Army Combatives
Oct. 7, 2010 Phillips takes charge of Virginia Army National Guard
Oct. 7, 2010 Yellow Ribbon Program prepares 29th ID Soldiers, families for deployment
Oct. 7, 2010 Virginia Defense Force Trains at Fort Pickett
Oct. 7, 2010 Tajik officers join leaders from 183rd RTI, Virginia OCS for training seminar
Oct. 6, 2010 NATO staff visits 29th ID troops in advance of Afghan deployment
Oct. 5, 2010 Langley maintainers, logisticians earn best LCAP evaluation pass rate over past 2 years
Oct. 4, 2010 DEA, Virginia Guard destroy tons of drugs
Oct. 4, 2010 Warrior Training Center teaches Pathfinder to Guardsmen

Sept. 30, 2010 Adjutant General of Virginia announces senior officer assignments
Sept. 26, 2010 Diversity Day celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 23, 2010 Va. Guard Counterdrug Program supporting DEA National Take-Back Day
Sept. 22, 2010 Sandston-based aviation battalion ordered to mobilize for active duty in Iraq
Sept. 21, 2010 Family Day provides opportunity to join in artillery live fire exercise
Sept. 21, 2010 Phillips named as Assistant Adjutant General for Army
Sept. 13, 2010 Air Guard 400 closes regular season in Richmond
Sept. 13, 2010 Virginia Guard helicopter crew helps firefighters battle fire at Henrico landfill 
Sept. 9 , 2010 Counterdrug Program makes significant contribution to state eradication effort
Sept. 9 , 2010 Air Guard 400 races in to Richmond
Sept. 8, 2010 Cavalry Soldiers hone their skills on Army Warrior Tasks during annual training
Sept. 6, 2010 Annual training for 29th Infantry Division focused on readiness and high-tech equipment fielding
Sept. 3, 2010 Virginia Guard personnel ready for possible post-storm recovery operations from Hurricane Earl
Sept. 1, 2010 Soldiers from Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division ordered to mobilize for active duty

Aug. 25, 2010 Lynchburg-based infantry battalion returns to Virginia from Iraqi duty
Aug. 25, 2010 Transportation battalion named most outstanding unit in the Army National Guard
Aug. 25, 2010 Batts promoted to major general
Aug. 24, 2010 Warrior Training Center brings Air Assault to Central Virginia 
Aug. 24, 2010 Virginia-based assault helicopter battalion trains at Fort Bragg
Aug. 23, 2010 Virginia Guard’s longest serving aviator retires after nearly 42 years of service 
Aug. 23, 2010 192d Security Forces train outdoors to amplify knowledge
Aug. 20, 2010 Guard Cavalry unit from Virginia uses high-tech simulator
Aug. 16, 2010 Virginia’s Task Force Overlord prepares for Iraq departure
Aug. 16, 2010 Virginia Guard chaplains serve Soldiers responding to Gulf oil disaster
Aug. 10, 2010 Virginia National Guard Airmen given Hometown Heroes Salute for federal service
Aug. 10, 2010 Homeland security exercise improves readiness
Aug. 10, 2010 Mercer takes charge of 91st Troop Command
Aug. 9, 2010 Virginia Guard Family Programs holds 5th annual Youth Summer Camp
Aug. 6, 2010 National Guard assists JTF with 2010 National Scout Jamboree
Aug. 6, 2010 91st Troop Command conducts AT across the commonwealth
Aug. 5, 2010 Air Guard teams up with RIR to announce “Air Guard 400” 

July 30, 2010 Virginia Beach-based military police company returns to Virginia from Iraqi duty
July 30, 2010 Bass 101 Boot Camp teaches students difference between fishing for sport, fishing for fish
July 30, 2010 Virginia Guard engineers begin first phase of park project
July 29, 2010 Virginia Guardsman awarded Soldier’s Medal for heroism
July 29, 2010 1-116th hosts historic Virginia 10 Miler in Iraq
July 28, 2010 Virginia Guard aviation unit supports airborne ops training
July 19, 2010 Virginia Guard chaplain support teams headed to Louisiana
July 15, 2010 Long takes oath of office to lead Virginia National Guard
July 14, 2010 Women's Forum highlights careers of Virginia Guard female Soldiers and Airmen
July 14, 2010 Freedom Salute recognizes service in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan
July 14, 2010 Officer Candidate School retains Learning Institution of Excellence title
July 12, 2010 29th Division Band treats Virginia with summer concert series
July 12, 2010 Air Guard intelligence squadron reaches full operational capability
July 12, 2010 Air Guard JAG Office Recognized among Air Force-wide JAG Corps
July 7, 2010 Virginia Guard Family Programs announces Financial Management Awareness Program

June 30, 2010 Counterdrug program honored by Virginia State Police
June 30, 2010 116th BCT units wrap up annual training at Fort Pickett
June 30, 2010 Virginia Guard Counterdrug program supports Franklin County drug awareness event
June 30, 2010 Virginia Guard response force conducts external evaluation
June 30, 2010 Virginia Guard Counterdrug program makes a difference in kids' lives
June 30, 2010 116th BCT Soldiers relive Gettysburg
June 28, 2010 529th Soldiers Aid Casualties in Kandahar
June 28, 2010 Father and son serve together on Father’s Day
June 28, 2010 Virginia Guard honors volunteers at 3rd annual Volunteer Recognition Workshop
June 25, 2010 Johnson named to lead Virginia Air National Guard
June 22, 2010 Lynchburg-based Virginia National Guard infantry battalion scheduled for early return from Iraq
June 20, 2010 192nd Family Readiness, VFW Post 824 host informational BBQ
June 17, 2010 29th Division Band to play summer concert series
June 17, 2010 West Point-based Engineers prepare for CERFP external evaluation
June 17, 2010 Medical personnel from the Virginia Guard and Defense Force host Tajikistan counterparts
June 11, 2010 McDonnell appoints Wright as acting adjutant general of Virginia
June 10, 2010 Virginia Guard Medal of Honor recipient from Charlottesville remembered 66 years later
June 9, 2010 29th ID remembers D-Day on 66th anniversary
June 2, 2010 Fallen Virginians remembered in Wall of Honor ceremony
June 2, 2010 Reserve Soldiers reconnect their skills at Fort Pickett
June 2, 2010 Virginia troops compete in regional Soldier of the Year/Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition
June 2, 2010 Virginia Guard to commemorate 66th Anniversary of D-Day, role of the 29th Infantry Division and 116th Infantry Regiment
June 2, 2010 Virginia Air Guard’s 203d RED HORSE helps with construction project on Arizona Navajo Reservation
June 2, 2010 Spirit of D-Day lives on with Virginia Soldiers serving in Iraq

May 20, 2010 President Obama makes surprise visit to 29th ID officers
May 19, 2010 Fort Pickett’s only Engineer Platoon learns, grows, crushes rock
May 18, 2010 Counter-Drug troops teach children about the dangers of drugs
May 17, 2010 Virginia Guard Counter-Drug program holds annual training certification
May 17, 2010 Celebrating Virginians’ Sacrifice (Richmond Times Dispatch)
May 17, 2010 Virginia Medical Command supports GWOT, one Soldier at a time
May 14, 2010 229th MP Company Soldiers make positive impact on Iraqi children
May 12, 2010 Diversity is celebrated during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 12, 2010 Virginia Guard holds marksmanship competition
May 12, 2010 Adjutant General of Virginia announces senior officer assignments
May 6, 2010 529th CSSB validated for duty in Afghanistan
May 6, 2010 State employees recognized for contributions to Virginia Guard
May 6, 2010 VDF's Lafayette Brigade conducts spring training exercise
May 1, 2010 Virginia vets have field day with former NASCAR driver

April 30, 2010 Governor McDonnell signs military and veterans-related legislation
April 28, 2010 Virginia Counterdrug Program recognizes extraordinary achievements
April 27, 2010 Virginia Army National Guard recognizes top units
April 22, 2010 Virginia Guard’s 276th Engineer Battalion holds Freedom Salute in Richmond
April 22, 2010 Warrant Officer Candidate School dedicates new building for their program
April 22, 2010 Virginia instructors teach Modern Army Combatives
April 22, 2010 Virginia EO office presents Holocaust program
April 22, 2010 Engineers work with MI Co. in combined exercise
April 16, 2010 Virginia Guard provides communication capability to Nuclear Summit security task force
April 8, 2010 26th MEU prepares for deployment at East Coast’s premier training center
April 8, 2010 203d RED HORSE Squadron, family members honor lives lost on March 3, 2001
April 2, 2010 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 2, 2010 Army Safety Gram: Be At the Height of Safety

March 31, 2010 Virginia Guard names top Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier
March 28, 2010 Women in the Guard prove themselves in service
March 28, 2010 Virginia Soldier wins lightweight class championship at Guard Combatives Tournament
March 25, 2010 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducts departure ceremony
March 25, 2010 Staunton-based 116th Brigade Combat Team fields high tech command and control systems
March 25, 2010 Virginia reinforces partnership with Tajikistan
March 24, 2010 Virginia Guard Soldiers involved with Iraq national election
March 24, 2010 Va. Guard Soldier heads to Army National Guard Combatives Championship
March 24, 2010 229th MPs help protect Vice President Biden in Iraq
March 23, 2010 183rd RTI helps Soldiers to keep on truckin'
March 11, 2010 Lynchburg Soldiers complete final task, ready for deployment to Iraq
March 11, 2010 JSAP training prepares Soldiers to be Unit Prevention Leaders
March 10, 2010 Virginia Defense Force Commanders Conference stresses professionalism and mission centered training
March 8, 2010 House of Delegates celebrates accomplishments of Virginia Guard, Virginia Defense Force
March 4, 2010 Virginia National Guard celebrates Black History Month
March 3, 2010 Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program aids Soldiers, families before, during, after mobilization
March 1, 2010 149th FS pilot named top Weapons School graduate

Feb. 24, 2010 Multinational Reserve units conduct civil military exercise at Fort Pickett
Feb. 24, 2010 Engineer and MP companies hold Freedom Salutes
Feb. 24, 2010 Forecasting the weather with the Virginia Air National Guard
Feb. 24, 2010 Youth Programs to host teen seminar March 27
Feb. 24, 2010 Engineer and MP companies hold Freedom Salutes
Feb. 24, 2010 Virginia training regiment teaches MP skills to Guard and Reservists
Feb. 18, 2010 Virginia Air Guard names top enlisted members for 2009
Feb. 12, 2010 DMA wraps up support missions for historic winter storm
Feb. 12, 2010 News media captures Virginia National Guard snowstorm response efforts
Feb. 12, 2010 Joint Sustainment Center Supports Virginia National Guard state emergency response operations
Feb. 12, 2010 Virginia Defense Force an invaluable asset during state snow emergency
Feb. 10, 2010 Joint Task Force 91 coordinates snow response
Feb. 8, 2010 Virginia Guardsmen, Luray Fire Department team up for rescue effort
Feb. 7, 2010 DMA repositions personnel, equipment for possible future winter storm-related missions
Feb. 5, 2010 Virginia Department of Military Affairs personnel ready for snow duty
Feb. 4, 2010 Virginia Department of Military Affairs staging personnel for possible snow duty

Jan. 31, 2010 Virginia Department of Military Affairs completes duty for January winter storm response
Jan. 28, 2010 Open house showcases Fort Pickett history
Jan. 28, 2010 203d RED HORSE in Florida for Operational Readiness Exercise with sister unit
Jan. 27, 2010 2nd annual Big Daddy 10k helps Soldiers honor fallen comrade
Jan. 26, 2010 Virginia Guard Soldiers assist with search for Appomattox gunmen
Jan. 26, 2010 Virginia Soldier gets warm reception at Connecticut school during visit
Jan. 25, 2010 Nominations due for 2010 National Guard Family Program Volunteer Awards
Jan. 22, 2010 229th Military Police Company adopts Iraqi school
Jan. 20, 2010 Virginia Department of Military Affairs plays key role in supporting Governor’s Inauguration
Jan. 14, 2010 Virginia Department of Military Affairs to play key role in supporting Governor’s Inauguration
Jan. 14, 2010 Batts takes command of 29th Infantry Division
Jan. 14, 2010 Virginia ChalleNGe program graduates largest class in program history
Jan. 12, 2010 Virginia Beach-based National Guard battalion ordered to mobilize for active duty
Jan. 10, 2010 Virginia Guard supports winter storm recovery efforts
Jan. 10, 2010 Lynchburg-based National Guard infantry battalion conducts departure ceremony
Jan. 6, 2010 Lynchburg-based National Guard infantry battalion to conduct departure ceremony

Dec. 24, 2009 Va. Guard continues to support local authorities in winter storm recovery
Dec. 24, 2009 Gov. Kaine sends letter of thanks to Virginia National Guard
Dec. 23, 2009 The Adjutant General's holiday message
Dec. 20, 2009 Va. Guard authorized to bring up to 600 more Soldiers and Airmen for duty to provide winter storm assistance
Dec. 18, 2009 Va. Guard authorized to bring up to 400 Soldiers on duty for storm assistance
Dec. 17, 2009 Ceremonies mark closure of two Virginia Guard armories
Dec. 17, 2009 Governor presents service medal to Afghan advisors
Dec. 15, 2009 Artillery battalion celebrates Saint Barbara’s Day
Dec. 15, 2009 Adjutant General announces Virginia Guard senior officer assignments
Dec. 15, 2009 Historic change of command planned for the 29th Infantry Division in 2010
Dec. 12, 2009 29th Army Band shares the gift of holiday music with Virginia communities
Dec. 11, 2009 From the Adjutant General: National Guard Birthday Message 2009
Dec. 11, 2009 Virginia Guard Afghan Advisory Teams to hold Freedom Salute
Dec. 11, 2009 Virginia Guard network defenders to hold Freedom Salute
Dec. 9, 2009 Virginia Guard EO Office hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest
Dec. 3, 2009 Virginia National Guard to conduct ceremonies for Richmond and Roanoke armory closings
Dec. 3, 2009 Transportation company prepares for upcoming deployment in own back yard
Dec. 3, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers part of newest Kosovo task force
Dec. 3, 2009 Civil Air Patrol finds new home with Army National Guard
Dec. 3, 2009 Virginia Defense Force trains on the ground, in the air and on the water

Nov. 19, 2009 Virginia Guard honors Native American heritage in November
Nov. 19, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers injured by training simulator at Fort Pickett
Nov. 19, 2009 Virginia Guard to present free holiday concerts
Nov. 18, 2009 329th RSG welcomes 25 Soldiers into NCO corps
Nov. 16, 2009 First wave of Richmond-based Virginia Guard engineer battalion returns to Virginia
Nov. 16, 2009 Leesburg honors 116th BCT unit on Veterans Day
Nov. 13, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers support flood response operations
Nov. 11, 2009 Governor Kaine Declares State of Emergency
Nov. 10, 2009 116th Soldiers honor their lineage at 42nd Annual Regimental Muster
Nov. 5, 2009 Lynchburg-based National Guard infantry battalion ordered to mobilize for active duty
Nov. 4, 2009 Fort Pickett hosts local community at Fall Festival
Nov. 4, 2009 Virginia Air National Guard offers bonuses up to $20,000; seeks recruits for range of careers

Oct. 30, 2009 Virginia National Guard hosts workshop to address needs of children of military families
Oct. 30, 2009 Soldiers conduct high-tech simulation training during drill weekend
Oct. 23, 2009 Virginia Guard to host workshop to address needs of children of military families
Oct. 21, 2009 Fort Pickett, not just for annual training anymore
Oct. 21, 2009 29th Army Band changes commander
Oct. 21, 2009 Virginia Beach-based military police company begins duty in Iraq
Oct. 21, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldier relinquishes authority at Joint Warfighting Center
Oct. 20, 2000 Virginia Guard kicks off 2009 Combined Federal Campaign
Oct. 16, 2009 Fort Pickett recognized for environmental excellence
Oct. 7, 2009 Winchester readiness center dedicated in honor of fallen comrades
Oct. 7, 2009 Soldiers from 183rd RTI teach Rappel Master operations
Oct. 7, 2009 Powhatan-based Virginia Guard engineer company returns from Iraqi duty
Oct. 7, 2009 Virginia Guard celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 2, 2009 Virginia Guardsmen gain German gold
Oct. 1, 2009 Girl Scouts, Environmental Program team up at Fort Pickett

Sept. 24, 2009 Field training prepares Air Guard engineering unit for inspection, future deployments
Sept. 24, 2009 29th ID partners with 20 countries for PANAMAX '09
Sept. 24, 2009 29th Special Troops Battalion wraps up annual training
Sept. 24, 2009 Richmond recruiters rack up recruits at Richmond International Raceway
Sept. 22, 2009 Manassas-based Virginia Guard military police company returns from Iraq
Sept. 18, 2009 Air Guard commander becomes Deputy Director of Operations for First Air Force
Sept. 11, 2009 Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company ordered to active duty
Sept. 10, 2009 Virginia National Guard’s Richmond Armory to close
Sept. 10, 2009 Virginia Guard celebrates diversity on Women’s Equality Day
Sept. 4, 2009 Brigade-level Afghan mentor team returns to Virginia

Aug. 31, 2009 Heritage of Virginia Air Guard commemorated with historical marker
Aug. 27, 2009 Virginia Guard network defenders welcomed home
Aug. 26, 2009 Virginia Engineers, Iraqi Soldiers build up military base in Baghdad
Aug. 26, 2009 Post 9/11 GI Bill offers new benefits, advantages to Guardsmen, families
Aug. 21, 2009 116th BCT Soldiers relive Civil War battle
Aug. 21, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers tackle one final mission in Iraq
Aug. 19, 2009 New commander takes reins of 203rd Red Horse Squadron
Aug. 14, 2009 Winchester readiness center to be named in honor of fallen Virginia Guard Soldiers
Aug. 14, 2009 Sandston-based National Guard aviation maintenance unit bound for Kosovo
Aug. 14, 2009 4th annual Youth Summer Camp held at Virginia Beach
Aug. 14, 2009 Guard enginers bridge the gap for local community
Aug. 14, 2009 3-116th Infantry works with civil authorities in exercise
Aug. 14, 2009 State, local first responders visit Virginia National Guard special response force
Aug. 14, 2009 Virginia National Guard units leaving Roanoke
Aug. 13, 2009 Virginia National Guard special response force supports Surry Power Station exercise
Aug. 12, 2009 Virginia Guard mentor team returns from combat duty in Afghanistan
Aug. 12, 2009 Joint civil support exercise prepares Virginia Defense Force
Aug. 4, 2009 Virginia Beach-based 229th MP Company mobilizes for Iraq

July 31, 2009 Virginia Guard truckers support 10th Mountain Division
July 30, 2009 Engineers assist with Big Stone Gap bridge project
July 30, 2009 Air Guard and Defense Force assist with free health clinic
July 30, 2009 Warrrant Officer Candidates give back to community
July 29, 2009 National Guard American Drag Racing League comes to Virginia
July 29, 2009 Guardsmen fire from above at annual training
July 29, 2009 Virginia aviation unit completes joint exercise
July 29, 2009 Maintenance company keeps the Blackhawks flying
July 29, 2009 183rd RTI holds first change of responsibility ceremony
July 28, 2009 34th CST troops travel to Tajikistan to exchange disaster response information
July 20, 2009 Virginia Air Guard unit watches weather for Patriot
July 16, 2009 Winchester infantry battalion shows off new armory
July 16, 2009 Virginia Defense Force now 1,000 strong
July 16, 2009 Equal Opportunity Advisors enthusiastic to begin their new assignment
July 16, 2009 General Assembly Resolution presented to Gate City unit for food service excellence
July 14, 2009 National Guard aviation battalion begins joint exercise in Wisconsin
July 11, 2009 Richmond recruiters well received at Richmond International Raceway
July 9, 2009 29th Army Band wraps up summer concert series
July 7, 2009 29th ID Special Troops Battalion receives its colors
July 1, 2009 429th BSB fields new water purification system
July 1, 2009 Virginia troops vie for German Armed Forces Badge
July 1, 2009 Water operations keep Cav Soldiers cool at annual training
July 1, 2009 New commander takes over at 183rd RTI

June 30, 2009 Virginia Guardsmen test their ability to help state respond to hurricanes
June 30, 2009 'Mullins Corner' rededicated on D-Day anniversary
June 30, 2009 Virginia logisticians advise, mentor and coach Iraqi Army
June 29, 2009 British Soldier joins 116th BCT for annual training
June 29, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers use combat medical knowledge to provide aide to civilian in Richmond
June 22, 2009 116th Brigade Combat Team changes command
June 19, 2009 Va. National Guard conducts hurricane preparedness exercise
June 18, 2009 229th Military Police company prepares for upcoming Iraq mission
June 18, 2009 116th BCT gets familiar with new equipment, systems at annual training
June 18, 2009 Army supports National Safety Month in June
June 18, 2009 229th Chemical Company seeks zero visibility
June 16, 2009 1710th conducts Freedom Salute in Emporia
June 11, 2009 Guard joins state agencies in hurricane evacuation demonstration
June 9, 2009 Flood duty separates Va. Guard couple from child
June 8, 2009 Virginia Guard Engineers return home after helping with West Virginia flood recovery
June 4, 2009 Gate City maintenance shop receives award for maintenance excellence
June 4, 2009 Volunteers recognized at 2nd Annual Workshop
June 4, 2009 D-Day anniversary remembered at home and abroad
June 4, 2009 Virginia Guard thanks Short Pump Elementary for Afghanistan donations
June 4, 2009 Virginians pay tribute to fallen military heroes
June 4, 2009 Infantry officer tells of life in Vietnam for Asian Pacific Heritage Month
June 4, 2006 VDF, Virginia Guard team up in Winchester

May 20, 2009 Virginia Aviators team together for deployment to Afghanistan
May 20, 2009 29th Army Band to play concerts across Virginia
May 20, 2009 Air Guard Headquarters dedicated to respected leader and aviator
May 20, 2009 General Assembly Resolution honors memory of Staff Sgt. Jeremiah E. McNeal
May 20, 2009 Ceremony in Dublin honors memory of Staff Sgt. Jesse Ault with General Assembly Resolution
May 20, 2009 Students complete drug and alcohol education program
May 17, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers arrive in West Virginia to assist with flood clean up
May 11, 2009 Virginia Air National Guard opens new recruiting office in Newport News
May 7, 2009 Chaplain support team says good bye to packed house
May 7, 2009 Artillery battalion dedicates new howitzers at AT
May 7, 2009 529th CSSB trains on command, control tasks during annual training
May 7, 2009 3647th Maintenance Company heads to Iowa for valuable training
May 7, 2009 Virginia General Assembly recognizes Virginia Guard with Joint Resolutions
May 7, 2009 Fort Pickett hosts U.S., coalition forces for Patriot 7
May 6 , 2009 Virginia infantrymen learn light leader skills

April 23, 2009 Virginia Guard pays tribute to last of the “Bedford Boys”
April 23, 2009 Holocaust Remembrance touches Virginia National Guard
April 23, 2009 Virginia Guard participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 23, 2009 Maneuver Training Center celebrates Earth Day
April 22, 2009 266th MP Company makes a difference in Iraq
April 22, 2009 Virginia Guard families join White House Easter Egg Roll
April 22, 2009 Soldiers assist faith-based groups, provide Soldier care
April 21, 2009 Slots still available for Virginia Guard summer camps
April 21, 2009 Virginia Guard offers marriage and single Soldier retreats
April 15, 2009 Gate City unit celebrates Connelly Award for food service excellence
April 9, 2009 183rd RTI hosts JROTC Raider Challenge
April 9, 2009 Incident Response Force trains for supporting civil authorities
April 9, 2009 Virginia Soldier sees dream to fruition
April 9, 2009 Junior enlisted take top honors at Virginia Guard rifle competition
April 9, 2009 Virginia Defense Force conducts civil disturbance training
April 7, 2009 Huxtable assumes duties of Virginia Assistant Adjutant General for Army
April 7, 2009 Virginia Guardsmen now enlist electronically at Fort Lee MEPS
April 3, 2009 Top Virginia Guard Soldier, NCO chosen for Year of the NCO

March 26, 2009 Fort Pickett to receive stimulus funds for restoration projects
March 26, 2009 Women and diversity celebrated in Virginia
March 26, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers help Habitat for Humanity
March 26, 2009 Logistics advisory teams begin mobilization training for duty in Iraq
March 26, 2009 Powhatan-based Engineer Company completes busy February in Iraq
March 12, 2009 Maritime Raider 09 invades Central Virginia
March 12, 2009 Warrior Transition Unit holds Healthcare Covenant signing ceremony
March 12, 2009 Fort Pickett firefighters support Exercise Southbound Trooper
March 11, 2009 Guard Soldiers learn from medical professionals during training in Charlottesville
March 12, 2009 1710th Transportation Company returns from Iraq
March 4, 2009 Guard celebrates culture during African American History Month
March 4, 2009 29th ID utilizes new personnel system during inauguration

Feb. 25, 2009 Virginia Army National Guard begins suicide prevention training
Feb. 25, 2009 Notification forms available for National Volunteer Awards
Feb. 25, 2009 Virginia Adjutant General and Command Sergeant Major visit Iraq and Kuwait
Feb. 25, 2009 Course introduces Guard Soldiers to Army logistics systems
Feb. 24, 2009 Canadian military conducts exercise at Fort Pickett
Feb. 12, 2009 Virginia Guard shatters 2008 CFC goal
Feb. 11, 2009 Virginia Defense Force establishes new Division Troop Command
Feb. 11, 2009 Virginia Air National Guard names top enlisted members for 2009
Feb. 11, 2009 Single Soldiers learn valuable relationship skills
Feb. 11, 2009 29th ID commander promoted to major general
Feb. 8, 2009 U.S. Navy trains Virginia Guard underwater survival
Feb. 6, 2009 Va. Guard senior officer assignments announced
Feb. 6, 2009 Virginia Guard to mobilize logistics advisory teams for active duty service in Iraq
Feb. 4, 2009 New commander for 149th Fighter Squadron
Feb. 3, 2009 GI Bill has new eligibility, benefits for Guard

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Jan. 29, 2009 Virginia Guard supports 56th inauguration
Jan. 29, 2009 Virginia Guard breaks ground for new 183rd RTI
Jan. 29, 2009 Virginia Defense Force strength reaches 900
Jan. 29, 2009 Virginia Defense Force assists with Virginia Guard support missions at Inauguration
Jan. 29, 2009 Winchester unit responds to inauguration call
Jan. 29, 2009 Virginia CERF quietly on call during inauguration
Jan. 28, 2009 34th CST defends Nation’s Capital at inauguration
Jan. 28, 2009 Cavalry Soldiers called on for inaugural support
Jan. 28, 2009 Virginia Honor Guard educates General Assembly
Jan. 27, 2009 JTF-29, Operation Valiant Shepherd demonstrate the accomplishments of a “can do” attitude
Jan. 27, 2009 116th salutes departing command sergeant major
Jan. 27, 2009 116th BCT completes Yama Sakura 55 exercise
Jan. 22, 2009 Saving lives purpose of JTF 29 and Operation Valiant Shepherd
Jan. 22, 2009 22nd MEU hosts Community Day at Fort Pickett
Jan. 20, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers assist with Inauguration Parade checkpoints
Jan. 15, 2009 Virginia Guard to support Presidential Inauguration
Jan. 15, 2009 22nd MEU lands at Fort Pickett for training
Jan. 15, 2009 Virginia Guard Soldiers begin Afghan training and mentoring mission
Jan. 15, 2009 429th BSB Soldiers certify as combat lifesavers
Jan. 15, 2009 Commonwealth ChalleNGe recognized for excellence at 2008 conference
Jan. 15, 2009 Virginia National Guard to support 56th Presidential Inauguration
Jan. 2, 2009 29th Infantry Division welcomes new CSM
Jan. 2, 2009 29th Infantry Division rings in the holiday

Dec. 23, 2008 Virginia Guard unit wins national food service competition
Dec. 17, 2008 Guardsmen lay the smack down!
Dec. 18, 2008 29th Army Band salutes the season with holiday concerts 
Dec. 17, 2008 Guardsmen, Reservists train to lead at ANCOC
Dec. 12, 2008 29th Infantry Division Soldiers learn lessons of a lifetime
Dec. 12, 2008 Loudoun County shows appreciation for Virginia National Guard
Dec. 10, 2008 Cavalry troops gather for Yellow Ribbon Seminar
Dec. 3, 2008 Virginia and Maryland Guard Soldiers supporting exercise in Japan and Hawaii
Dec. 3, 2008 Mercer takes command of Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regional Training Institute
Dec. 3, 2008 Virginia Guard gives the gift of music with three free holiday concerts Dec. 5 - 7
Dec. 3, 2008 Holcomb named new Army Guard command sergeant major
Dec. 2, 2008 Richmond-based 276th Engineer Battalion mobilizes for Afghanistan

Nov. 26, 2008 Virginia National Guard unit trains to support Operation Iraqi Freedom mission
Nov. 20, 2008 West Point-based 237th Engineer Company holds Freedom Salute
Nov. 20, 2008 Commonwealth aids Virginia veterans following combat
Nov. 20, 2008 Family of fallen Virginia Guard Soldier presented with General Assembly Resolution
Nov. 20, 2008 Virginia Guard keeps regimental history alive with muster in Staunton
Nov. 20, 2008 Guard celebrates National American Heritage Month
Nov. 11, 2008 Afghanistan-bound 276th Engineer Battalion conducts Veterans Day Ceremony at Fort Pickett
Nov. 6, 2008 Virginia Guard to host free holiday celebrations
Nov. 6, 2008 203rd RED HORSE takes to the field
Nov. 6, 2008 New Virginia Guard warrant officers recognized
Nov. 6, 2008 Air Guard member receives commander's coin for excellence, commitment to Total Force Integration
Nov. 6, 2008 Cav squadron pins new command sergeant major
Nov. 6, 2008 192nd Fighter Wing takes to the air for Sentry Voodoo 2008
Nov. 3, 2008 Hampton-based Guard troops navigate the Chesapeake during joint training event

Oct. 23,, 2008 Military Funeral Honors Program honors fallen Soldiers
Oct. 23, 2008 Education benefits available for Va. Guard members
Oct. 23, 2008 New commander takes over Virginia Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center
Oct. 23, 2008 Virginia chaplains train, plan for the future
Oct. 23, 2008 Powhatan-based engineer company departs for Iraq train up
Oct. 23, 2008 Virginia Air Guard chaplain assistant provides support in Guam
Oct. 17, 2008 Virginia Department of Military Affairs plans to consolidate headquarters by 2014
Oct. 14, 2008 1032nd Trans. Co. competes for Army cooking title
Oct. 9, 2008 266th MPs say goodbye as Iraq deployment begins
Oct. 9, 2008 Virginia Defense Force conducts FTX at Fort Pickett
Oct. 9, 2008 Ceremony kicks off Combined Federal Campaign
Oct. 9, 2008 Winchester-based Virginia Guard battalion wins top readiness award
Oct. 8, 2008 Va Air Guard launches recruiting effort in Hampton Roads
Oct. 7, 2008 Governor signs Iraq Veterans license plate into law
Oct. 3, 2008 22nd MEU Marines train at Fort Pickett
Oct. 2, 2008 180th Engineer Company ready to mobilize

Sept. 24, 2008 Virginia units ready to act during Pentagon's 9/11 ceremony
Sept. 24, 2008 91st Troop Command conducts change of command ceremony
Sept. 24, 2008 Air Guard imagery analyst among top in field
Sept. 24, 2008 New commander takes over at 329th RSG
Sept. 24, 2008 Soldiers, families gather in Williamsburg for Yellow Ribbon Program
Sept. 15, 2008 Virginia Guardsmen participate in pilot adventure program
Sept. 12, 2008 South Boston and Roanoke area Soldiers gather for Freedom Salutes
Sept. 12, 2008 Brigade Embedded Training Team departs for mobilization training
Sept. 12, 2008 Response for Gustav and Hanna teaches valuable lessons
Sept. 11, 2008 266th MPs prepare for Iraq deployment
Sept. 11, 2008 Logisticians honor peers for outstanding service

Aug. 28, 2008 Afghan Battalion Embedded Training Team mobilizes for duty
Aug. 28, 2008 Winchester-based infantry battalion changes command, awards streamers
Aug. 27, 2008 VFW presents $10,000 check for Youth Camps
Aug. 27, 2008 Virginia OCS celebrates 50th year
Aug. 27, 2008 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, TAG salute Virginia volunteers
Aug. 27, 2008 Freedom Salutes honor Soldiers of 3rd Bn., 116th BCT
Aug. 25, 2008 Local hotel donates toiletries to deploying Soldiers
Aug. 14, 2008 Hampton Roads area Soldiers conduct Freedom Salute
Aug. 14, 2008 Manassas-based Virginia Guard Soldiers mobilize for federal duty in Southwest Asia
Aug. 14, 2008 ESGR Bosslift exposes employers to military life
Aug. 14, 2008 Joint exercise provides first field test for communication equipment
Aug. 14, 2008 Family Programs hosts summer youth camp
Aug. 8, 2008 VFW motorcycle ride honors troops, benefits Virginia Guard families

July 31, 2008 Civil Support Team trains with local first responders
July 31, 2008 Virginia Guard hosts Disaster Response Information Exchange
July 31, 2008 Defense Force trains with Virginia Guard on civil disturbance response
July 29, 2008 Virginia Guard Airmen leave Langley for six-month mission in Kyrgyzstan
July 17, 2008 West Point-based Va. Guard Soldiers return from Iraq
July 17, 2008 “Charlie Med” Soldiers head to Oklahoma to train on search and extraction
July 17, 2008 General Assembly passes Iraq veterans license plate
July 15, 2008 Joint Operations Center keeps things moving
July 14, 2008 'Two Virginians make All-Guard Marathon Team
July 14, 2008 29th Army Band entertains Commonwealth
July 14, 2008 189th MRBC, 276th Engineers team up
July 2, 2008 Va. Guard Blackhawk rescues disabled State Police helicopter
July 2, 2008 29th ID prepares to support civil authorities in time of crisis
July 1, 2008 Two Soldiers earn prestigious Expert Infantry Badge
July 1, 2008 Logisiticians focus on tactical skill while still providing support

June 30, 2008 29th ID troops patrol the border in Arizona
June 30, 2008 Specialized Virginia Guard response force validated
June 20, 2008 Preparing to save lives in battle
June 19, 2008 Richmond-based Engineer Headquarters ordered to federal active duty
June 19, 2008 Staunton-area Va. Guard Soldiers hold Freedom Salute
June 16, 2008 237th Engineer Soldier gets battlefield promotion
June 16, 2008 192nd first Air Guard unit to fly F-22 for Operation Noble Eagle
June 5, 2008 Virginia Guard Soldiers assist with "Transformers 2" filming
June 5, 2008 Veterans group pushing for Iraqi Freedom license plate
June 5, 2008 Free mortgage assistance clinics available
June 5, 2008 Virginia holds "Wall of Honor" ceremony
June 5, 2008 Bedford to observe 64th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion
June 5, 2008 Overseas Voters Week approaching June 28 through July 7
June 3, 2008 Virginia National Guard receives Afghan Army training mission orders

May 23, 2008 Adjutant General briefs "State of the State" to National Guard Bureau
May 23, 2008 Fredericksburg unit holds Freedom Salute
May 23, 2008 Virginia Guard breaks ground on new armory
May 23, 2008 Virginia Guard Raptor pilots take to the skies during drill weekend
May 23, 2008 Virginia legislators tour Fort Pickett
May 12, 2008 529th CSSB participates in lane reversal exercise
May 9, 2008 More than 1,000 Virginia Guard Soldiers return to Virginia after serving for months in Iraq
May 9, 2008 1030th Transportation conducts first-ever JRSOI at Fort Pickett
May 9, 2008 192d takes to the air for first time during drill weekend at Langley AFB
May 9, 2008 Training will soon begin on new human resources management system
May 6, 2008 Virginia Guard end strength exceeds 8,000 Soldiers

April 30, 2008 Defense Force Brigade practices disaster skills at Camp Powhatan
April 23, 2008 Pickett protects the planet at Earth Day 2008
April 23, 2008 Virginia Defense Force- ready to respond in 2008
April 22, 2008

Charlottesville, Leesburg and Woodstock area Va. Guard Soldiers return from Iraq

April 22, 2008 Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Mourn One of Their Own
April 21, 2008

House of Delegates resolution honors fallen Virginia Guard Soldier

April 11, 2008 Adjutant General confirms death of Virginia Guard Soldier
April 11, 2008 Adjutant General announces senior officer moves
April 8, 2008 Adjutant General confirms death of Virginia Guard Soldier
April 7, 2008 Governor Kaine signs legislation on military and veteran issues

March 27, 2008 Star-Spangled Girls shine in Sandston
March 27, 2008 “Cardinal Freeze” helps prepare for possible Virginia crisis situation
March 27, 2008 Women in the Virginia Guard continue to blaze new trails
March 26, 2008 Virginia Guard Soldier helps save Iraqi girl’s arm
March 26, 2008 91st Troop Command reenergizes its Organizational Inspection Program
March 25, 2008 Virginia troops keep lines of communication open
March 25, 2008 Manassas and Powhatan Guard units ordered to federal active duty
March 13, 2008 General Assembly passes important legislation in 2008
March 13, 2008 Virginia's 29th Infantry Dvision hosts conference for Army National Guard senior leaders
March 13, 2008 1710th Trans. Co. departs for Camp Atterbury
March 12, 2008 34th CST responds during D.C.-based scenario
March 12, 2008 Gov. Kaine honors Virginia Guard troops
March 9, 2008 Smooth landing for Air Guard
March 9, 2008 Combat medics in Iraq ready when needed

Feb. 28, 2008 New Family Assistance Center opens in Powhatan
Feb. 28, 2008 Virginia Guard celebrates Black History Month
Feb. 27, 2008 Canadian Army Reserve conducts exercise at Fort Pickett
Feb. 27, 2008 Staunton area Va. Guard Soldiers return from Iraq
Feb. 27, 2008 Transportation Co. prepares for Iraq
Feb. 25, 2008 Wear out dates for Army BDU, other items announced
Feb. 14, 2008 Freedom Salute honors Red Dragons for Kosovo duty
Feb. 12, 2008 Charlottesville Guard unit trains with local EMS
Feb. 11, 2008 Va. Guard Soldiers join the Commonwealth's firefighting effort
Feb. 11, 2008 F-22A Raptor comes to U.S.A.F. Weapons School: keeping the torch of air dominance burning
Feb. 7, 2008 Scholarship awarded to 29th Army Band Soldier
Feb. 7, 2008 Virginia Guard sponsors Marriage Enrichment Retreat March 8-9

Jn. 30, 2008 Virginia Guard unit helps Iraqi Bedouins
Jan. 28, 2008 Top National Guard General visits Virginia Guard Soldiers
Jan. 28, 2008 Virginia National Guard Soldiers produce praise, worship at Camp Patriot
Jan. 25, 2008 Virginia National Guard trains Kuwait National Guard
Jan. 25, 2008 Staunton area Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers to return from deployment
Jan. 25, 2008 Fredericksburg, Leesburg area Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers to return from deployment
Jan. 25, 2008 Warming up wounded troops with pajama drive, a Va. Guardsman helps comfort those hospitalized in Iraq
Jan. 24, 2008 Poquoson Soldier recalls lethal attack
Jan. 21, 2008 Virginia Aviation troops tackle water survival training
Jan. 10, 2008 Virginia attorney works toward a safer Iraq
Jan. 9, 2008 2 Virginia Soldiers first to graduate from Drill Sergeant School

Dec. 26, 2007 Virginia Guard family gets "Extreme" dream home
Dec. 25, 2007 Maj. Gen. Newman visits 116th troops in Baghdad
Dec. 24, 2007 Marines, Virginia Guard troops to work closely in Iraq
Dec. 18, 2007 Virginia Guard troops build trust, goodwill with Kuwaitis
Dec. 17, 2007 Virginia Guard twins raise fallen Marine’s contributions to military
Dec. 17, 2007 Dynamic duo: Mother and daughter, both serving in Iraq, reunited
Dec. 17, 2007 New commander takes over 192nd Medical Group
Dec. 13, 2007 F-22s at Langley receive full operational capability status
Dec. 10, 2007 116th Infantry Regimental Muster celebrated in Virginia, Iraq
Dec. 3, 2007 Virginia Guard family a finalist for "Extreme Home Makeover"
Dec. 1, 2007 Virginia troops in Iraq tackle Marine Corps Half Marathon

Nov. 28, 2007 Virginia Guard lifter grips for gold in Iraq
Nov. 26, 2007 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry takes over Kuwait mission
Nov. 23, 2007 229th MP's lead weapons qualification at Fort Pickett
Nov. 15, 2007 Virginia Guard confirms death of Guardsman
Nov. 12, 2007 School opening brightens the future for Iraqi children
Nov. 9, 2007 1032nd Soldiers cook their way to Connelly finals
Nov. 5, 2007 Virginia Guard Soldiers end mission in Kosovo
Nov. 4, 2007 192nd Fighter Wing activates at Langley
Nov. 4, 2007 MTU helps Boy Scouts achieve marksmanship excellence
Nov. 4, 2007 Virginia Guard family helps Iraqi family start new life in U.S.
Nov. 4, 2007 Task Force Normandy heads for overseas duty
Nov. 4, 2007 1-111th Fires Bn. preps for water operations on the James River

Oct. 29, 2007 Virginia Guard confirms death of Guardsman
Oct. 26, 2007 Mother, daughter join the Virginia National Guard
Oct. 4, 2007 Tajik general visits with Virginia troops in Kosovo

Sept. 24, 2007 Interrupted by war
Sept. 21, 2007 Exercise tests Virginia Army Guard's vigilance
Sept. 18, 2007 Storied Blue-Grey 29th Infantry Division changes command
Sept. 18, 2007 Virginia Air Guard names Outstanding Airman of the Year
Sept. 18, 2007 New TRICARE Reserve Select plan to take effect Oct. 1
Sept. 18, 2007 New commander takes reins of 203rd Red Horse Squadron
Sept. 18, 2007 203rd Red Horse celebrates successful deployment, family day
Sept. 8, 2007 'Troops to Teachers' offers many benefits, opportunities
Sept. 8, 2007 29th Inf. Div. troops spend a day at the range
Sept. 4, 2007 Portsmouth Guard unit ready for Iraq
Sept. 4, 2007 Hard work, sweat earn Virginia KFOR Soldiers EIB

Aug. 15, 2007 Virginia Guard confirms death of Guardsman
Aug. 8, 2007 2nd annual Virginia Guard Youth Camp offers youngsters fun-filled week

July 27, 2007 1-111th Field Artillery brings out the 'big guns' at annual training
July 25, 2007 Va. communities honor Iraq-bound 3-116th Infantry
July 24, 2007 CERFP adds new capability for Virginia Guard
July 24, 2007 Virginia Air Guard flies into the future with F-22
July 20, 2007 New commander takes reigns of 2nd Bn., 224th Aviation Regiment
July 18, 2007 Recruiter takes ‘Guardsmen’ to softball World Series
July 15, 2007 2/183rd troops say goodbye, prepare to go to Iraq
July 12, 2007 116th IBCT troops move into downtown Baghdad
July 7, 2007 Powhatan Soldiers receive training, give back to community

June 17, 2007 229th MP Co., VDF hone riot skills during training at Fort Pickett
June 17, 2007 No room for error at rappel master school
June 17, 2007 More than 200 Soldiers earn Air Assault badge at Fort Pickett
June 14, 2007 Virginia team runs to the finish at 2007 National Guard Marathon
June 13, 2007 Virginia Guard family feels call to war
June 8, 2007 29th ID Soldiers enjoy VIP treatment on race day
June 2, 2007 Virginia Soldier takes 1st place in Region II NCO of the Year competition

May 29, 2007 3647th Maint. Co. teams up with state agencies for I-64 lane reversal exercise
May 23, 2007 Virginia Guard troops help welcome the Queen to Jamestown
May 21, 2007 More than 100 Roanoke Guardsmen begin yearlong mobilization to Iraq
May 21, 2007 Emotional Mother's Day for South Boston Soldiers, families
May 11, 2007 Rolling thunder sounds for Multi-Purpose Range Complex dedication
May 10, 2007 More Virginia Citizen Soldiers, families answer the call

April 27, 2007 104 Virginia Guard Soldiers ordered to active duty
April 26, 2007

295 Virginia Guard Soldiers ordered to active duty

April 21, 2007 Virginia Guard celebrates Army Earth Day at Fort Pickett
April 21, 2007 Policy change boosts G.I. Bill eligibility for some Guard, Reserve members
April 18, 2007 654th Military Police Company Soldiers honored for their service
April 16, 2007 29th ID leads joint task force during multi-state disaster response training
April 16, 2007 ESGR Boss Lift brings Soldiers' employers to Fort Pickett
April 13, 2007 597 Virginia Army Guard Soldiers Ordered to Active Duty
April 12, 2007 29th Infantry Division Headquarters prepares for disaster response
April 6, 2007 Guardsmen, Reservists can now request USERRA assistance online
April 2, 2007 172 Virginia Army Guard Soldiers ordered to active duty
April 2, 2007 149 Virginia Army Guard Soldiers ordered to active duty

March 27, 2007 Virginia Army National Guard recognizes Soldier and NCO of the Year
March 26, 2007 With G-RAP, everybody wins
March 26, 2007 Dept. of Military Affairs shines at monthly safety meeting
March 18, 2007 Virginia Guard Soldiers stand ready in Kosovo
March 1, 2007 Virginia Soldiers reach conclusion at Fort Dix

Feb. 27, 2007

Can do, have done, will do - RED HORSE logistical hub supports Airmen uprange

Feb. 25, 2007 Virginia welcomes home 2-224th Aviation from Iraqi deployment
Feb. 13, 2007 Maj. Gen. Newman announces Guardsmen ordered to State Active Duty
Feb. 13, 2007 Virginia National Guard to Conduct Welcome Home Ceremony
Feb. 9, 2007 34th CST trains alongside other Virginia responders
Feb. 8, 2007 Raptors headed to Red Flag
Feb. 8, 2007 Soldier's 'Field Artillery' imagery scores in Army Arts & Crafts
Feb. 5, 2007 Tajik NCOs learn new responsibilities during U.S.-led exchange

Jan. 28, 2007 Virginia Guard confirms fatalities
Jan. 16, 2007 Blackhawk helicopter crews fly right in Iraq
Jan. 14, 2007 Va. Marksmanship Training Unit Soldiers aim for excellence
Jan. 14, 2007 National Guard chaplain honors fallen heroes with “field of flags”
Jan. 12, 2007 Maj. Gen. Newman responds to call for additional troops and and changes in mobilization policy
Jan.. 11, 2007 Virginia welcomes home 654th MP Company
Jan.. 8, 2007 Tears shed, hugs exchanged as Virginia Soldiers head to Iraq
Jan.. 7, 2007 Gov. Kaine announces inititative to protect Guard members
Jan.. 3, 2007 Army announces 2007 Philip A. Connelly winners

Dec. 26, 2006 A special graduation
Dec. 26, 2006 329th RSG activated, ready for duty
Dec. 23, 2006 Virginia National Guard serves in Kosovo
Dec. 15, 2006 TAG visits 192nd FW troops during annual holiday meal
Dec. 12, 2006 Maj. Gen. Newman addresses ABC News coverage of Va. Guard unit's actions during 2005 Iraq convoy
Dec. 8, 2006 Earhart and 29th Infantry Division take command of KFOR Multi-National Task Force (East)
Dec. 3, 2006 Virginia Army Guard Soldiers ordered to active duty

Nov. 22, 2006 Virginia Soldiers awarded Combat Action Badge
Nov. 18, 2006 Gov. Kaine reemphasizes support for state National Guard and Reserve
Nov. 14, 2006 New commander takes over 429th BSB
Nov. 12, 2006 Training helps Guardsmen get Kosovo-savvy
Nov. 7, 2006 34th CST helps Franklin recover following severe flooding
Nov. 6, 2006 DOL Soldier Stars in National Guard Commercial
Nov. 3, 2006 Pilot's Career Spans 40 Years, Two Major Conflicts
Nov. 2, 2006 192nd FW celebrates families, reunion of '61 Berlin Call Up

Oct. 20, 2006 National Guard helps students 'Stay on Track'
Oct. 20, 2006 Virginia National Guard engineering unit deploys to Southwest Asia
Oct. 17, 2006 Land mobile radio team doubles the distance
Oct. 16, 2006 429th BSB Soldiers strive for Army culinary award
Oct. 13, 2006 Virginia National Guard eyes Web sites, blogs
Oct. 11, 2006 KFOR 8 conducts departure ceremony
Oct. 5, 2006 Military Family Support Center connects families
Oct. 5, 2006 Virginia Army National Guard announces strength figures
Oct. 4, 2006 1173rd Transportation Company convoy leader denies ABC News report
Oct. 1, 2006 Convoy leader details Iraqi ambush

Sept. 29, 2006

Virginia Guard leader disputes ABC report on convoy in Iraq

Sept, 28, 2006 State Partnership Program brings together Virginia National Guard and Republic of Tajikistan
Sept. 28, 2006 JTF Stonewall welcomed home from Southwest border
Sept. 23, 2006 Virginia Soldiers training for Kosovo mission
Sept. 16, 2006 Virginia remembers 9/11 during ceremony at capitol
Sept. 13, 2006 Stonewall Brigade assists with Special Olympics Fall Fest
Sept. 10, 2006 The Virginia National Guard - The Commonwealth's Guardian
Sept. 6, 2006 Virginia National Guard Airmen ordered to active duty
Sept. 1, 2006 Virginia National Guard Soldiers activated in response to Tropical Storm Ernesto

Aug. 21, 2006 Guard children enjoy first Virginia Guard Summer Camp
Aug. 18, 2006 Virginia Airman cycles across Iowa with Air Force team
Aug. 18, 2006 Media coverage of Virginia Guard troops on the border
Aug. 7, 2006 More than 400 Virginia Guard troops begin border mission
Aug. 1, 2006 Media covers Virginia Guard deployment to border

July 19, 2006 Virginia Guard recruiter focuses on filling the ranks
July 17, 2006 276th Engineers welcome new commander
July 17, 2006 Gov. Kaine signs Virginia Military Family Relief Act
July 7, 2006 AGAUS ’06: The Stars Shine in Williamsburg
July 6, 2006 Portsmouth Guard unit embraces challenge of a new mission
July 6, 2006 Knock, knock...116th IBCT Soldiers blast through the front door at AT

June 29, 2006 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to Serve on Southwest Border
June 26, 2006 Annual Training and a check up for 116th IBCT Soldiers
June 26, 2006 Exercise at Richmond mall tests 34th CST's capabilities
June 24, 2006 Local guard members learn how to clear a village, and fast
June 24, 2006 New Virginia National Guard capability authorized
June 20, 2006 Guard Chief addresses TAGs in Williamsburg
June 18, 2006 Virginia Guard to host AGAUS Conference
June 18, 2006 Virginia Guard Soldiers ordered to duty for KFOR mission
June 18, 2006 Portsmouth unit competes in food service competition
June 7, 2006 Army streamlines service uniforms to one blue Army Service Uniform
June 2, 2006

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May 27, 2006 New edition of "Families in Focus" available online
May 22, 2006 Cavalry Soldiers quiet "riot" at Fort Pickett
May 22, 2006 Ribbon cutting officially opens new quarters at SMR
May 22, 2006 Earth Day celebrated at Fort Pickett
May 22, 2006 Soldier returns from Iraq for William & Mary graduation
May 22, 2006 Virginia Guard helps make SkillsUSA event a success
May 22, 2006 “Young Warriors” get a taste of Army life
May 18, 2006 Former VMI cadets serve in aviation units in Iraq
May 2, 2006

Portable exhibit showcases Virginia Guard history

May 2, 2006 Soldier receives first G-RAP "big check"
May 1, 2006 Gov. Kaine proclaims May as Military Appreciation Month

Apr. 27, 2006 Adjutant General shares vision at "town hall" meeting
Apr. 27, 2006

Ribbon cutting ceremony held for MATES

Apr. 24, 2006 Virginia Guard units salute freedom
Apr. 20, 2006 New Virginia AG hosts first official visit with Tajiks
Apr. 20, 2006 Guard Family Programs support military families
Apr. 20, 2006 Engineer commander visits Fort Pickett
Apr. 1, 2006 Engineers headquarters inactivated as part of ongoing transformation

Mar. 16, 2006 AG shares vision for Virginia Guard with media
Mar. 16, 2006 Virginia Guard must adapt to face new challenges
Mar. 16, 2006 Virginia activates Recruiting Assistant Program
Mar. 16, 2006 Virginia Guard officer selected for MacArthur Award
Mar. 16, 2006

Recruit Sustainment Program readies future warriors

Mar. 16, 2006 Air Guard integration hits historic milestone
Mar. 16, 2006 Virginia Army Guard names top enlisted members for 2005
Mar. 15, 2006 Simpson appointed Director of Virginia Guard Joint Staff
Mar. 14, 2006 Virginia Governor in Iraq for troop visit

Feb. 24 , 2006 Virginia Guard to host youth team building event
Feb. 14, 2006 The Cavalry rides back into Virginia

Jan. 26, 2006 Infantry battalion salutes freedom
Jan. 26, 2006 Transportation company Soldiers sponsor movie night
Jan. 26, 2006

Old Dominion Airmen deploy to Southwest Asia

Jan. 26, 2006 Aviation battalion departs for Iraq
Jan. 24, 2006 Army National Guard Transformation takes shape
Jan. 24, 2006 Air Guard selects Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Jan. 24, 2006 Personnel services detachment returns from Iraq
Jan. 24, 2006

Governor submits amendment for re-enlistment bonuses

Jan. 20, 2006 Virginia Guard on hand to help welcome new governor
Jan. 10, 2006

Virginia Blackhawks join Marines for Desert Talon

Jan. 3, 2006 Military police unit prepares for deployment

Click HERE for complete coverage of the Virginia Guard's response in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

Special Reports from state newspapers

The Richmond Times Dispatch and Roanoke Times both have special reports on their web sites with stories and photos from journalists embedded with the 276th Engineer Battalion and the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment.
  • Click HERE for the Times Dispatch coverage of the 276th Engineer Battalion.
  • Click HERE for the Roanoke Times coverage of the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment.
  • Click HERE for the Times Dispatch coverage of the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment.

Dec. 29, 2005 Danville unit wins national food service award
Dec. 29, 2005 Transportation company returns from Iraq
Dec. 29, 2005 Artillery battery returns from Iraq
Dec. 29, 2005 Artillery detachment returns from Iraq

Nov. 14 , 2005 Warner awards Governor's National Service Medal

Oct. 31, 2005 Virginia Soldiers reunited in Iraq
Oct. 31, 2005 Air Guard surgeon serves as medical commander
Oct. 31, 2005 Task Force Commonwealth goes back to school
Oct. 25, 2005 Engineer battalion transforms to brigade troops battalion
Oct. 18, 2005 Virginia Soldiers assist with "Operation Teddy Bear"
Oct. 13, 2005

Engineer battalion assists with VA hospital project

Oct. 12, 2005 Virginia Guard deploys to assist in water emergency
Oct. 11, 2005

To save lives and stay alive, Guard changes

Oct. 10, 2005 Task Force Commonwealth hits the streets of the Big Easy
Oct. 6, 2005 Virginia Guard distributes water and food in New Orleans

Sept. 29, 2005 Virginia units recognize for "Excellence in Diversity"
Sept. 28, 2005 TF Cardinal returns home from hurricane relief operations
Sept. 26, 2005 Additional Virginia Guard units to deploy to Louisiana
Sept. 20, 2005

Task Force Stonewall on the ground in 50 hours

Sept. 20, 2005 TEAM Virginia provides clean water to New Orleans
Sept. 15, 2005

Adjutant General visits troops providing hurricane support

Sept. 15, 2005 Virginia Guard Soldiers & Airmen provide relief to New Orleans
Sept. 15, 2005 Mississippi residents shower Virginia Guard Soldiers with food, love
Sept. 15, 2005 Virginia Army Guard Soldiers provide security to Mississippi neighborhoods
Sept. 13, 2005

Virginia Guardsmen participate in humanitarian mission

Sept. 12, 2005

Army Guard Soldiers prepare for Hurricane Ophelia

Sept. 9, 2005

Military police Soldiers give ICU nurses a lift

Sept. 9, 2005

Virginia Guard infantry unit on the ground in Mississippi

Sept. 9, 2005 Virginia Guard military police units on patrol in Lake Charles
Sept. 9, 2005 Governor and Senator tour "Town Pickett"
Sept. 1, 2005 Deployed Soldiers contribute supplies to hurricane relief
Sept. 1, 2005 Virginia agencies provide support in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
Sept. 1, 2005 Additional Virginia Army Guard Soldiers to assist in recovery operations
Sept. 5, 2005 Virginia Guard units en route to provide Katrina recovery support
Sept. 2, 2005 Virginia Soldiers and Airmen depart for Louisiana
Sept. 1, 2005 Virginia Soldiers ordered to duty to support hurricane recovery operations

Aug. 28 , 2005 RED HORSE Airmen teach plumbing merit badge
Aug. 28 , 2005 MPs put newly acquired skills to use at Jamboree
Aug. 24 , 2005 Virginia-Tajikistan State Partnership reaches out to children
Aug. 24 , 2005 29th Infantry Division Soldier chosen as Top Outstanding Young American
Aug. 24 , 2005 Maintenance Company recognized at Freedom Salute
Aug. 24 , 2005 RED HORSE Squadron celebrates anniversary
Aug. 24 , 2005 Air Guard recruiter wins Chief’s Challenge
Aug. 24 , 2005

Military police patrols Fort A.P. Hill during AT


July 30, 2005 Army Guard Soldiers return to Virginia from Afghanistan
July 27, 2005

Virginia Guard Soldiers support Boy Scout Jamboree

July 24, 2005

Virginia Army Guard Soldiers ordered to active duty

July 6, 2005 Roanoke Times reports on Virginia Guard reorganization

June 30, 2005 Division band on a musical mission
June 30, 2005 Infantry Soldiers navigate through "Warrior Lanes"
June 30, 2005

Engineers host bridge boat demonstration

June 27, 2005

Virginia Guard supports "Books to Africa" program

June 25, 2005 29th Division Artillery conducts final live fire exercise
June 25, 2005 Virginia Guard engineers conduct service project
June 25, 2005 29th Infantry Division mess section participates in food service competition
June 25, 2005 New commander takes charge of the Stonewall Brigade
June 25, 2005 "Triple Deuce" keeps the troops hydrated during training
June 19, 2005

29th Inf. Div. Soldiers take to the streets for urban training

June 19, 2005 Virginia Soldiers rock tank target with 200 rounds of fire
June 17, 2005 Mass casualty exercise puts medical unit to the test
June 17, 2005 Governor approves Virginia Army Guard restationing plan
June 17, 2005 Soldiers gain experience in combat convoy classroom
June 16, 2005 "International Media" join Division Soldiers at annual training
June 16, 2005 "Bushmasters" blow bridge to bits at annual training
June 16, 2005 Virginia Guard Soldier becomes U.S. citizen
June 15, 2005 Engineering a “Freedom Salute”
June 13, 2005 Starting off Annual Training with a "Bang"
June 12, 2005

Virginia Guardsman Wins Regional Competition

June 12, 2005

"Helmets to Hardhats" helps find employment opportunities

June 12, 2005 Thinking about not retiring from the Guard?
June 7, 2005 Soldiers from aviation unit ordered to active duty
June 7, 2005 Engineer Battalion to Conduct Freedom Salute Ceremony
June 6, 2005

Soldiers get taste of Air Assault School “Zero Day”


May 31, 2005 E-mentoring promotes personal and professional development
May 31, 2005 Free seminars offer marriage assistance to National Guard families
May 31, 2005 Virginia Guard enters into community partnerships
May 26, 2005 Adjutant General reflects on Guard's changing role in national defense
May 26, 2005 In search of recruits, Guard sweetens the pot
May 24, 2005 Virginia Guard confirms fatality in Afghanistan
May 13, 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process impacts Virginia Air Guard unit

Apr. 26, 2005 Infantry units conduct MOUT training
Apr. 23, 2005 Infantry battalion air assaults into Wardak province
Apr. 23, 2005 Virginia Army Guard marksmanship matches conducted
Apr. 23, 2005 Infantry unit recognizes employers
Apr. 21, 2005 Air Guard earns "Excellent" grade in readiness inspection
Apr. 14, 2005 Virginia Guard chaplain survives baptism of fire in Iraq
Apr. 12, 2005 Virginia Guard seeking EEO Counselors
Apr. 7, 2005 ROTC Cadets Gain New Experiences and Skills

Mar. 29, 2005 Army National Guard retention rate increases
Mar. 24, 2005 Counterdrug mission part of Guard’s Homeland Defense
Mar. 24, 2005 Army Reserve Components boost enlistment age limit
Mar. 24, 2005 Virginia Guard Soldier promoted by Chairman
Mar. 15, 2005 Virginia Governor meets with Tajik Ambassador
Mar. 9, 2005 Maintenance company gets warm welcome home
Mar. 9, 2005 Fort Pickett hosts Canadian training exercise
Mar. 3, 2005 Soldiers get Mountain Warfare training in Afghanistan
Mar. 1, 2005 Duty calls: Guard needs more recruits

Feb. 12, 2005 NASCAR technology saves Army millions
Feb. 28, 2005 Army outlines eligibility for new Close Combat Badge
Feb. 28, 2005 "Heroes Salute" Offers Free Admission to Adventure Parks
Feb. 22, 2005 General Assembly recognizes Virginia National Guard
Feb. 12, 2005 Senator Allen visits 129th FAD
Feb. 8, 2005 Infantry Soldier awarded ARCOM for security duty
Feb. 8, 2005 Outstanding Airmen of the Year selected
Feb. 8, 2005 Guard Soldier dons foreign dress in Global War on Terrorism

Jan. 25, 2005 Virginia Guard Soldier helps nab "Handshake Man"
Jan. 14, 2005 Engineers deliver schools supplies to Iraqi children
Jan. 13, 2005 Guard offers pre-testing for potential Warrant Officers
Jan. 10, 2005 Task Force Normandy awards Soldiers for service; dedicates camp to fallen Soldiers
Jan. 10, 2005 Ground breaking Air Guard NCO retires
Jan. 10, 2005 Honor an American Soldier with a “Hero Band”
Jan. 10, 2005 Air Guard breaks ground on new building
Jan. 10, 2005 DPU recognizes Soldiers and families
Jan. 10, 2005 183rd bids farewell to family and friends
Jan. 10, 2005 Virginia Guard celebrates Native American culture
Jan. 10, 2005 Deploying Soldiers experience NASCAR first hand
Jan. 10, 2005 Infantry unit embeds media in local training
Jan. 10, 2005 Wyman assumes command of 29th Infantry Division
Jan. 10, 2005 34th CST conducts exercise

Dec. 30, 2004 Soldiers honor fallen comrades at memorial service
Dec. 24, 2004 Virginia Guard confirms casualties
Dec. 20, 2004 Times Dispatch embeds journalists with Engineers
Dec. 2, 2004 Guard unit to join Langley in Raptor training

Nov. 30, 2004 Virginia National Guard and U.S. Army Central Command provide medical seminar to Tajik Armed Forces
Nov. 23, 2004 On patrol with 3-116th Infantry in Afghanistan
Nov. 18, 2004 Virginians on Iraq bridges limit insurgents' mobility
Nov. 17, 2004 Four Soldiers from Engineer unit wounded
Nov. 16, 2004 Virginia's 229th Engineers arrive with a bang in Afghanistan
Nov. 16, 2004 Virginia Guard Engineers fortify Iraq-Syria Border
Nov. 16, 2004 Fredericksburg Engineer unit in key role near Kabul

Oct. 28, 2004 Engineers in Iraq get morale boost from Hokies
Oct. 26, 2004 Virginia National Guard Family Assistance Program Supports all Services
Oct. 13, 2004

"Show Me The Soldier" program offers cash

Oct. 13, 2004

Fighter wing gets new commander

Oct. 13, 2004

Guard Soldiers help with local high school

Oct. 13, 2004

New building for 34th CST dedicated


Sep. 24, 2004

Virginia Army Aviators support Canadian exercise

Sep. 19, 2004

Infantry Battalion earns Reckord Trophy and Kerwin Award

Sep. 14, 2004

REDHORSE deploys to Florida for hurricane support


Aug. 27, 2004

Guard Car makes appearance at Science Museum

Aug. 25, 2004

Infantry battalion conducts joint Homeland Defense training

Aug. 25, 2004

Change of command for 29th Infantry Division announced

Aug. 25, 2004

Target Acquisition Detachment Soldiers ordered to active duty

Aug. 25, 2004

Transportation company Soldiers ordered to active duty

Aug. 9, 2004

Virginia Guard identifies casualties from infantry unit

Aug. 6, 2004

Virginia hosts "Determined Promise" homeland defense exercise

Aug. 2, 2004

Virginia to host major homeland defense exercise


July 30, 2004

Annual training brings infantry Soldiers back to basics

July 30, 2004

Small Weather Flight makes big impact

July 30, 2004

29th Division Soldiers remember D-Day lessons

July 30, 2004

"Rolling Thunder" rolls into Innsbrook After Hours

July 30, 2004

Know the facts of the enlisted promotion system

July 21, 2004

DC, Maryland and Virginia Guard leaders sign mutual aid agreement

July 14, 2004

May 19, 2004

Far from Virginia

May 10, 2004

Employees honored for service and support

May 9, 2004

189th Engineer Company gets new vehicles


Apr. 30, 2004 Soldiers of Task Force 429 continue the tradition and mission
Apr. 30, 2004 Young gets historic promotion
Apr. 30, 2004

Virginia Guard observes Earth Day

Apr. 30, 2004

3-116th Infantry trains for deployment

Apr. 30, 2004

1032nd Transportation Co. returns from Iraq

Apr. 30, 2004

Fort Pickett hosts Joint Forces training exercise

Apr. 19, 2004

Virginia Guard hosts JROTC Raider meet


Mar. 7, 2004

3-116th Infantry departs for Fort Bragg

Mar. 7, 2004

Bedford community gathers to send off soldiers


Feb. 24, 2004 Infantry soldiers ordered to active duty
Feb. 23, 2004 General Assembly commends Virginia Guard
Feb. 20, 2004 High school senior takes advantage of new SF recruiting program
Feb. 19, 2004 54th Field Artillery set to deploy
Feb. 18, 2004 Air Guard names top enlisted personnel
Feb. 13, 2004 Relocation of 192nd Fighter Wing to Langley Air Force Base Explored
Feb. 3, 2004 Group photographer earns commander recognition

Jan. 28, 2004
Tajikistan military visits Virginia Guard
Jan. 28, 2004 203rd RED HORSE changes commanders
Jan. 26, 2004 MyPay web site offers pay information online
Jan. 26, 2004 Guard helps soldier earn Masters degree

Dec. 30, 2003 276th Engineers hold Family Appreciation Day
Dec. 30, 2003 Guard supports Weed and Seed Program
Dec. 30, 2003 Guard unit raises funds for D-Day Memorial
Dec. 30, 2003 Family Readiness Groups respond to deployment
Dec. 20, 2003 3647th Maintenance Co. departs
Dec. 10, 2003
Ground is broken for new facility at Ft. Pickett
Dec. 7, 2003 Highlights: Military Family Tax Relief Act
Dec. 6, 2003 Virginia Guard units recognized for maintenance excellence
Dec. 6, 2003 Freedom flag flies in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Dec. 6, 2003 Maintenance Co. competes for Connelly Award
Dec. 5, 2003 Recruiter goes from reserve to full time Guard

Nov. 26, 2003
Engineers to enter active federal service
Nov. 9, 2003
Maintenance Company ordered to active duty
Nov. 3, 2003
Guard offers tuition assistance
Nov. 2, 2003
2-116th Infantry returns from Cuba mission
Nov. 2, 2003
1030th Engineers successful in wartime mission

 Oct. 5, 2003

RED HORSE airmen return home from deployment to Southwest Asia


Sept. 30, 2003 Virginia Guard responds to Hurricane Isabel
Sept. 23, 2003

Engineers help clear roads

Sept. 22, 2003

1-116th Infantry conducts Media Day

Sept. 5, 2003 Bluegrass festival honors those who serve

Aug. 29, 2003 3-116th Infantry on display at Warren County Fair
Aug. 29, 2003

Engineers demolish "crack" house

Aug. 3, 2003

Units test incident response plan


July 31, 2003

Last UH-1 "Huey" helicopter leaves Virginia Guard inventory

July 30, 2003

224th Aviation conducts media day

July 30, 2003

RED HORSE Team arrives
July 27, 2003

Virginia Guardsman makes good use of his time while deployed

July 27, 2003

New experiences and pride help keep soldier focused

July 26, 2003

29th ID completes Warfighter exercise

July 18, 2003

Leesburg unit welcomes families

July 12, 2003

Girl Scouts get first hand look at Virginia Guard


June 30, 2003

Soldiers earn Expert Infantryman Badge in Cuba

June 27, 2003

Maintenance Company food service to compete for Connelly Award

June 17, 2003

Virginia gains three new warrant officers

June 14, 2003

Infantry soldiers live fire Dragon anti-tank weapons

June 14, 2003

3-116th Infantry holds Family Day

June 11, 2003

1-116th Infantry wraps up AT with MOUT and rappelling training

June 11, 2003

2-111 Field Artillery conducts best AT ever

June 10, 2003

1-116th Infantry and Roanoke City Police conduct joint training exercise


May 26, 2003

Groups from the 203rd RED HORSE deploy to Middle East on Memorial Day

May 23, 2003

116th Infantry soldiers ordered to active duty

May 21, 2003

229th Chemical Company returns to home station

May 13, 2003

Engineer and Chemical Companies released from active federal service

May 5, 2003

Support Detachment soldiers return home

May 1, 2003

Soldier receives award for service in Bosnia

May 1, 2003

They are their brother's keeper

May 1, 2003

Support Airlift soldiers retained on active duty


April 29, 2003

Staunton and Sandston units scheduled for release from active duty

April 17, 2003

Senator Allen visits Fort Pickett

April 17, 2003

Ground broken on Civil Support Team facility

April 9, 2003

Williams visits troops

April 9, 2003

First artillery live fire from Pickett MOUT site


March 9, 2003

1030th Engineer Battalion soldiers ordered to active duty

March 3, 2003

Engineer and Transportation Company soldiers ordered to active duty

March 2, 2003

Airlift support soldiers ordered to active duty

Feb. 28, 2003

2-116th Infantry helps secure Guantanamo Bay

Feb. 18, 2003

Chemical Company ordered to active duty

Feb. 7, 2003

MP Company ordered to active duty

Feb. 4, 2003

Transportation Company ordered to active duty

Jan. 14, 2003

203rd RED HORSE receives Executive Order
Jan. 10, 2003 Engineers and Support Detachment ordered to active federal service

Dec. 31, 2002

New year to bring new mobilizations

Dec. 28, 2002

Engineer and Quartermaster units alerted

Dec. 11, 2002

Teamwork makes for success

Nov. 20, 2002

Governor welcomes home special forces soldiers

Nov. 4, 2002

Soldiers prepare for deployment

Nov. 3, 2002

Deploying soldier continues education

Oct. 20, 2002

Sayers promoted to Assistant AG

Oct. 20, 2002

Military History Weekend held in Charlottesville

Oct. 16, 2002

Soldiers from DPU mobilized for active federal service

Oct. 1, 2002

Virginia Army Guard units to be ordered to active duty

Sep. 20, 2002

Pickett's driving home for State Police

Sep. 11 , 2002

Virginia National Guard remembers

Sep. 8, 2002

Virginia Guard aids in war against drugs


Aug. 28, 2002

Members of Virginia Air Guard to remain on active duty

Aug. 4, 2002

Virginia soldiers leave for active federal service
Aug. 3, 2002 Long takes command of 29th Infantry Division

Jul. 26, 2002

34th Civil Support Team receives charter

Jul. 15, 2002

Air Guard Medical Squadron wins Excellence Award

Jul. 13, 2002

Aviation unit holds family day after return from Bosnia

Jul. 12, 2002

Air Guard medics deploy to El Salvador

Jul. 12, 2002

Young promoted to brigadier general

Jul. 10, 2002

Army Guard units to mobilize

Jul. 2, 2002

Virginia Air National Guard begins release from active service
Jul. 2, 2002 Adjutant General reacts to soldier's indictment

Jul. 2, 2002

Virginia Army Guard unit considered for mobilization

June 27, 2002

Decorations presented to World War II veteran

June 27, 2002

Special Forces soldiers deploy to join unit in Afghanistan

June 26, 2002

1st Brigade conducts annual training

June 25, 2002

3rd Battalion, 111th Air Defense Artillery deploys
June 6, 2002 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry deploys for OPFOR mission

June 6, 2002

192d Fighter Wing to participate in NATO exercise

May 8, 2002

State employees honored for their support

May 8, 2002

Virginia Guard airport mission ending

May 6, 2002

Virginia Guard soldiers assist in flood recovery

Apr. 8, 2002

Members of 224th Aviation return home

Mar. 15, 2002

Women honored for their contributions

Mar. 14, 2002

203rd RED HORSE dedicates memorial to fallen soldiers

Mar. 8, 2002

Governor Warner reappoints Williams as Adjutant General


Feb. 27, 2002

Security mission a "chance of a lifetime" experience

Feb. 14, 2002

Guard celebrates African American legacy


Jan. 24, 2002 Virginia Guard augments security at Winter Olympics
Jan. 20, 2002 Soldier and NCO of the year for 2002 selected
Jan. 13, 2002 Warner sworn in as Virginia's 69th governor
Jan. 11, 2002

Task Force Eagle soldiers conduct flag-raising tribute

Jan. 9, 2002

Congressman Forbes visits Fort Pickett


Nov. 12, 2001

Additional soldiers ordered to duty

Virginia Guard News Archive