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  • Virginia Guard prepared for possible storm conditions

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard alerted personnel for possible winter storm response operations and planned to stage 45 Soldiers and Airmen in key locations along the southern I-95 corridor and the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore areas Jan. 21.“For the third time in two weeks, the

  • National Guard works with partners on winter storm response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Hundreds of members of the National Guard assisted state and local officials responding to winter weather over the weekend in multiple states, including Virginia, North and South Carolina and Pennsylvania.The South Carolina National Guard staged 120 personnel and equipment

  • Virginia Guard conducts medical exchange in Tajikistan

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan  – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted a medical exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan Dec. 6-10 in support of the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program.The medical exchange team, comprised of Soldiers assigned to the Charlottesville-based Charlie

  • Virginia National Guard to support governor’s inauguration

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will support the inauguration of Glenn Youngkin as the 74th governor of Virginia in the state capital Jan. 15.VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF will marshal the inaugural parade elements, play

  • VNG staged to assist with possible severe winter weather

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard staged dozens of Soldiers and Airmen in multiple locations Jan. 6 to help respond to severe winter weather anticipated in the state.About 20 Soldiers were in place in Southwest Virginia and some 20 Airmen were mustered in the Virginia Beach area to move

  • Year in Review: National Guard delivered at home and abroad

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When a series of tornadoes slashed across parts of eight Midwest states late in the evening of Dec. 10, Spc. Zach Neisz sprang into action. He grabbed an ax, flashlight and medical kit and drove to Dawson Springs, Kentucky, to help any way he could.“I couldn’t sit back and not do

  • Virginia National Guard ends COVID response mission

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard ended its COVID-19 response July 31 after more than 460 days of assisting with vaccinations, testing and administrative, logistics and planning support across the state."I couldn't be more proud of the tremendous effort from our Soldiers, Airmen, members

  • Virginia Guard supports community vaccination clinic

    BLACKSTONE, Va. – The Virginia National Guard is supporting a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened April 19 by the Virginia Department of Health at the VNG armory in Blackstone.Virginia Army and Air National Guard medics trained and certified by VDH administer the vaccines. Additional

  • Virginia National Guard provides mobile vaccination teams

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard is reconfiguring the task force conducting COVID-19 testing and mask fit training to create mobile vaccination teams.The new teams will consist of Army and Air National Guard medics trained and certified by the Virginia Department of Health to administer

  • VNG Soldiers, Airmen engaged in COVID-19 vaccinations

    RICHMOND, Va. — The mission of about 120 Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s COVID-19 testing task force has evolved to include support to vaccination clinics run by health departments across the commonwealth.Beginning in mid-January, one of the task force’s testing strike