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  • 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 Soldiers are assisting with logistics, administrative
  • 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 the vaccines. These teams will also include
  • 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 teams adjusted to support point-of-distribution
  • Virginia National Guard supporting security in Washington

    RICHMOND, Va. — More than 2,000 members of the Virginia National Guard are on the ground in Washington to assist law enforcement with security, joining a total National Guard force expected to top 7,000. The Soldiers and Airmen will help protect property and provide a safe environment for people to exercise their right to assemble and protest
  • 34th CERFP provides critical testing support to Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response

    Nearly 200 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are concluding more than three months of continuous sample collection and other missions in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts. The Soldiers and Airman are assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, which was activated after the Governor of Virginia’s emergency declaration earlier in 2020.
  • Virginia Guard strike teams boost COVID-19 testing capacity

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are helping increase Virginia’s COVID-19 testing capacity at long-term care facilities with point prevalence sampling teams.Led by the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, PPS “strike teams” are being
  • Virginia National Guard helping fight COVID-19

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 530 members of the Virginia National Guard are supporting COVID-19 response efforts, including testing for the coronavirus, demonstrating how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and distributing food and medical supplies.VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting planning teams and
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