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  • Virginia Guard CST, State Police Team Up for Training Exercise

    BLACKSTONE, Va. - Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the 34th Civil Support Team trained with Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation bomb technicians March 19-21 at the Blackstone Readiness Center. The 34th CST supports civil authorities in a domestic chemical,

  • Finnish Air Force Commander Meets Virginia Guard Leaders

    HAMPTON, Va. - Maj. Gen. Juha-Pekka Keränen, commander of the Finnish Air Force, met with Virginia National Guard leaders April 8 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.Maj. Gen. James W. Ring, the adjutant general of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Catherine M. Jumper, commander of the Virginia Air National Guard, and

  • Virginia Airmen Conduct Engineer Exchange in Tajikistan

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing, conducted an engineer exchange with Republic of Tajikistan military and law enforcement personnel Jan. 22-26.The exchange in Tajikistan

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen Train on Emergency Response

    FORT BARFOOT, Va. – Virginia National Guard members of the 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package conducted a collective training event Jan. 5-7 to instruct their newest Soldiers and Airmen on the basics of incident management and

  • Exercise Sharpens Virginia Guard Unit’s Expeditionary Skills

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Mission Support Group, 192nd Wing, trained on expeditionary skills during a field training exercise Nov. 2-5.Over four days, the 203rd Airmen

  • National Guard’s Heritage Honored at Storied Army Base

    ARLINGTON, Va. – In a hallowed corner of Patton Hall at Northern Virginia’s Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a journey through the annals of American military history awaits. An officer’s saber from the late 19th century, a World War I-era combat helmet, and a flag that bore witness to the attack on

  • Virginia Guard Civil Support Team Trained, Validated

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated by U.S. Army North as trained and mission capable Oct. 17 and 19. The 34th CST supports civil authorities in a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive incident. During the

  • Cyber Fortress 2.0 Tests Virginia’s Cyber Response Plan

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia National Guard hosted Cyber Fortress 2.0, testing Virginia’s cyber response plan in an exercise with state and federal organizations that would respond in a real-world cyber incident.“The cyber domain is one of the most complex we operate in across the whole of

  • Montana National Guard Hosts Regional Cooperation Exercise

    HELENA, Mont. - The Montana National Guard hosted an exercise with Guardsmen from five states and international partners to enhance stability and cooperation on counterterrorism and joint, combined capabilities among U.S. and Central and South Asian nations.More than 230 people from the United

  • Montana National Guard Hosts Regional Cooperation Exercise

    HELENA, Mont. - The Montana National Guard is hosting Regional Cooperation 23, a U.S. Central Command-sponsored exercise for military personnel from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and the Arizona, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana and Virginia