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Virginia Cyberspace Operations Squadron Opens Headquarters
December 22, 2023
The Virginia Air National Guard’s 185th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, 192nd Operations Group, 192nd Wing, holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its state-of-the-art cyberspace facility Dec. 1, 2023, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. From left to right, Maj. Gen. James W. Ring, adjutant general of Virginia; the youngest Bat, a 185th COS senior Airman; Col. Brock E. Lange, 192nd Wing commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Sean J. Fretwell, 192nd Wing command chief, stood in front of the building as the youngest Bat cut the ribbon.

In Finland, Hokanson Sees a Country’s Cold Will to Defend Itself
October 19, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Lt. Gen. Vesa Virtanen, chief of Defense Command, Finnish Defense Forces, meet with Col. Mika Rytkonen, commander of Finland’s South-Eastern Border Guard District, near Vaalimaa, Finland, Oct. 13, 2023. Hokanson visited Finland to enhance bilateral ties between the National Guard and Finland.

Mother, Son Join Virginia Air Guard’s 192nd Wing Together
October 10, 2023
Tobye McMillian and her son, Emmanuel McClain, take the oath of enlistment into the Virginia Air National Guard from Col. Brock Lange, commander of the Virginia ANG’s 192nd Wing, Sept. 18, 2023, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. McMillian, who is rejoining the military after an 18-year break in service, will serve in the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, or RED HORSE. After completing Air Force Basic Military Training and technical school, McClain will serve with the Langley-based 192nd Maintenance Group.

Virginia Air Guard Members Gain Valuable Skills During Training
September 12, 2023
Members from the 192nd Medical Group, pose for a photo during their Medical Facility Annual Training (MFAT) Aug. 24, 2023

Five ANG Wings Train at Operation Hoodoo Sea
May 4, 2023
KC-135 boom operators assigned to the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, receive instruction on ground refueling and maintenance of a KC-135 Stratotanker during Operation Hoodoo Sea  April 28, 2023, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Sentry Savannah builds warfighter readiness, lethality
May 25, 2022
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard, flies over the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, during exercise Sentry Savannah 22-1 May 12, 2022. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier counter air exercise, encompassing 10 units of fourth- and fifth- generation fighter aircraft.

Airman uses deployment training to resuscitate drowning child
September 13, 2021
Master Sgt. Keona Newsom, 192nd Operations Group commander’s support staff noncommissioned officer in charge,  at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 24, 2021, as she recounts saving a child’s life. Newsom performed CPR on a drowning 4-year-old girl, saving her life.

Ammo Rodeo on target with creative, mission-focused training
August 6, 2021
Airmen compete in the annual Ammo Rodeo, a two-week munitions training competition at Volk Field in Wisconsin July 28, 2021. About 50 U.S. Air Force Guard and Reserve members from units all over the country spent a week doing classroom work before competing in the bomb-building event.

Virginia ANG maintainers take home prestigious awards
November 20, 2020
Capt. Andrew Gibler poses for a photo on the flightline on March 8, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He has applied his experience and passion for mechanics to his job as a maintenance officer in the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Virginia Airmen innovate, adapt as drills become remote
June 8, 2020
The shelter-in-place order prompted the Virginia Air National Guard to get creative and arrange for continued training using digital tools. Some of the methods will be used after COVID-19 precautions end.