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  • 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

  • National Guard Defends Skies Over Nation’s Capital

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The crack of the sonic boom over Washington from District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16s scrambling to intercept a private plane flying off course in restricted airspace June 3 was a reminder of the Guard’s vital role in air defense over the nation’s capital.  The 121st

  • Guard Senior Spouse Recognizes DCNG Family Readiness Program

    WASHINGTON - Kelly Hokanson, spouse of the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie L. McCandless, District of Columbia National Guard commanding general, recognized the DCNG Family Readiness Program Feb. 9 for supporting more than 26,000 Soldiers and Airmen during

  • Face of Defense: Leading the D.C. National Guard

    WASHINGTON – Flying fascinated Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless when she was a child, so it was no big surprise that in 1991 she joined the military after college to pursue her dream of being a pilot. She's one of many female aviators who was already serving in 1993 when the air combat

  • Synchronization a must in continued Guard support to Capitol

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When discussing the most recent rotation of National Guard members supporting U.S. Capitol Police following the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, Army Col. Kevin Crawford doesn’t go by his official title as chief of the Army National Guard’s operations division.“Synchronizer-in-chief” is

  • DC Guard leader sees great things for women in the military

    WASHINGTON – “I don’t write goals,” said U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Naconda Hinton. She laughed, leaning back from the desk. “In high school, I wanted to be a doctor. Things are always changing. You are where you are supposed to be right now.”Her career has taken her in many directions, and

  • Guard's judge advocates brief Soldiers and Airmen in DC

    WASHINGTON – Several District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) judge advocates are providing guidance to Soldiers and Airmen during Operation Capitol Response in the nation's capital.Thousands of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from many states have traveled to the National Capital Region to

  • National Guard members getting the support they need in DC

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The thousands of National Guard members supporting the 59th presidential inauguration are receiving proper lodging when off duty and three meals a day, according to Guard officials. Establishing that support in a short timeframe is a testament to the Guard’s readiness, said Army

  • 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