BLACKSTONE, Va. - Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, announced that 177 Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard will enter active federal service at their home armories on Jan. 4, 2007. The Guardsmen are currently scheduled to travel to their mobilization station, Fort Dix, N.J., after a short period of duty at their home armories. Units affected by this mobilization are:
These Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers are being ordered to active federal service for 18 months beginning Jan. 4, 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Secretary of the Army may extend this period up to a total of 24 months based on operational needs or other requirements of the service.