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Virginia National Guard ends COVID response mission
August 3, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conduct a mobile vaccination mission on board international ships in July 2021 in Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginia National Guard's support to Virginia's COVID-19 response ended July 31, 2021.

Virginia Guard Soldiers train on military funeral honors
August 2, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers participate in Level 1 Funeral Honors training June 25, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Va. The course prepares Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with service tradition.

Updated electronic warfare course resumes at Camp Buehring
July 26, 2021
Sgt. Ismael Pulido, electronic warfare NCO, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Anthony Meneely, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Douglas Montgomery discuss Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Warfare system training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Pulido, Meneely and Montgomery are the Task Force Phoenix Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities cell.

VNG builds partnerships at Regional Cooperation 21
July 19, 2021
Brig. Gen. James Ring, Virginia National Guard director of the joint staff, and Col. Todd Hubbard, VNG operations chief, visit  Regional Cooperation 2021, a U.S. Central Command exercise to promote cooperation with partner nations in Central and South Asia, June 14, 2021, in Helena, Montana. Fifteen Virginia Soldiers participated in the event and strengthened their relationship with their state partners from Tajikistan.

Virginia 180th Engineers head to Louisiana for JRTC rotation
July 16, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers load a bulldozer onto a trailer for transport July 9, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The bulldozer is part of the heavy equipment the 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, is using during a training rotation July 10-Aug. 3, 2021, at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Virginia Guard aviation crews train on rooftop rescue hoists
July 6, 2021
Virginia National Guard aviation crews and Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Scuba Rescue Team members train on confined-space rescue hoist operations June 10, 2021, in Chesterfield County, Virginia. During quarterly training, the team practiced rescue hoists from rooftops, balconies and vehicles.

116th IBCT Soldiers train on new recoilless rifle system
June 21, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, train on the M3E1 Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System June 4, 2021, at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, Virginia. The training consisted of classroom learning and a live-fire range with the MAAWS, an 84-millimeter recoilless rifle.

Iowa, Virginia, W.Va. aviation Soldiers train in Pennsylvania
June 21, 2021
Approximately 145 aviation maintenance Soldiers with B Company, 248th Aviation Support Battalion, 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Iowa, Virginia, and West Virginia National Guard, honed their skills repairing helicopters at Muir Army Airfield June 1-15 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

Virginia National Guard tests hurricane response tools
June 4, 2021
Virginia National Guard aviators participate in an air operations exercise managed by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management May 10, 2021, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia. The exercise aimed to test a new smart phone-enabled mission-management platform for use during a large-scale emergency response, such as a hurricane.

VNG adapts to changing COVID-19 support missions
May 25, 2021
A Virginia National Guard Soldier vaccinates a citizen during a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Norfolk, Virginia. VNG teams are supporting a Federal Emergency Management Agency vaccine hub with mobile vaccination teams administering shots at satellite clinics in Hampton Roads.

Virginia Guard supports community vaccination clinic
April 23, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened April 19, 2021, by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at the VNG armory in Blackstone, Virginia. VNG medics trained and certified by VDH are administering the vaccines, and additional Soldiers are assisting with logistics.

Virginia National Guard provides mobile vaccination teams
March 29, 2021
A Virginia National Guard Soldier prepares a COVID-19 vaccination March 10, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The Virginia National Guard is reconfiguring the task force conducting COVID-19 testing and mask fit training to create mobile vaccination teams.

‘Buddy Aid’ training takes new approach to sexual assault
March 24, 2021
Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, presents a coin to Maj. Bridget Flannery, South Dakota National Guard SHARP Master Trainer and developer of Buddy Aid, March 2, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The training on “Buddy Aid – First Response to Sexual Assault” was sponsored by the office of the Virginia National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and included military and civilians from National Guard Bureau’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

VNG Soldiers, Airmen engaged in COVID-19 vaccinations
March 1, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provide logistics and operations support at a COVID-19 vaccine point of distribution hosted by the Blue Ridge Health District Feb. 4, 2021, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Approximately 120 VNG personnel are conducting COVID-19 response missions across the commonwealth in support of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Virginia Department of Health.

Army National Guard transitions cyber task force mission
February 16, 2021
Army National Guard Soldiers from the 124th Cyber Protection Battalion are deployed as part of Task Force Echo IV in support U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Virginia Guard officer talks about vaccine, diversity
February 10, 2021
First Lt. Andrew Curtis, preventive medicine officer for the Virginia National Guard, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Morale efforts sustain Guard members during DC mission
February 4, 2021
From left: U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy Wesloh, Sgt. 1st Class Justin Valenti, Sgt. Lucas Zabka, and Staff Sgt. Jessica Fetsch, all with the 191st Military Police Company, North Dakota National Guard, play cards near the U.S. Capitol in Washington Jan. 19, 2021. More than 25,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from throughout the country traveled to Washington to support federal and local authorities for the presidential inauguration. About 7,900 remain in February.

1,000 Virginia National Guard members remain on duty in DC
January 25, 2021
A Virginia National Guard Soldier assigned to Alpha Company, 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stands guard at the Capitol during the 59th presidential inauguration Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. About 1,000 Virginia Guard members are remaining in the nation's capital to assist local and federal authorities.

Guard continues legacy with record inauguration support
January 21, 2021
Specialist Dillon Tillery, with the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, guards a perimeter on the east side of the U.S. Capitol during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington Jan. 20, 2021. More than 26,000 National Guard men and women conducted security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and district authorities for the inauguration.

Virginia National Guard supporting security in Washington
January 11, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 229th Military Police Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, stand guard at their post Jan. 9, 202, in Washington, D.C. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to the National Capital Region to support federal and D.C. authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration.