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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.

DOD details National Guard response to Capitol attack
January 8, 2021
National Guard members in-process upon arriving in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey are traveling to the National Capital Region to join the District of Columbia National Guard in supporting federal and district authorities through the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden.

Virginia National Guard begins COVID-19 vaccinations
January 4, 2021
Capt. Wilifred Hale receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Sgt. Anna Carter pm Dec. 31, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Hale is the administrative officer in charge of the task force of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducting COVID-19 testing across the state, and Carter is a medic assigned to Charlie Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Virginia National Guard staged for winter storm response
December 16, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct pre-mission maintenance checks Dec. 16, 2020, in Staunton before staging for state emergency support duty at multiple locations in the northwest area of the state during winter weather.

Virginia Guard flight crews pair with scuba rescue team
December 7, 2020
Virginia National Guard flight crews train with Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Scuba Rescue Team members on rescue hoist operations Nov. 19, 2020, in Chesterfield, Virginia. The Virginia aviators and Chesterfield first responders form the Virginia Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, or HART.

Marines repair Harrier jet engine at Virginia Guard facility
October 23, 2020
Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 223, Cherry Point, North Carolina, install a new engine in an AV-8B Harrier jet Oct. 1, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.

34th CST trains with federal, state, local first responders
October 9, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team participate in a training exercise with local, state and federal agencies Sept. 18, 2020, in Glen Allen, Virginia.

VNG Soldiers train on CROWS remote weapons system
September 11, 2020
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from across the state conduct training on the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station during a one-week training course Aug. 17-21, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

VNG LT earns Ranger tab with teamwork, attention to detail
August 31, 2020
Virginia National Guard First Lt. Aidan O’Connor, front row, third from right, alongside his fellow Ranger School graduates after successfully completing the course.

Hurricane exercise prepares VNG for rapid response
August 28, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, help clear a road of fallen trees and keep traffic moving after Tropical Storm Isaias Aug. 4, 2020, in Onancock, Virginia.

Driver training improves readiness for infantry battalion
August 21, 2020
Spc. Jesse Fugate, a mechanic assigned to India Company, 429th Brigade Sustainment Battalion, teaches Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, about preventive maintenance checks and services on a light utility truck at Harold L. Disney Training Center, Artemus, Ky., July 30, 2020.

Virginia National Guard Soldier marks cyber 1st
August 17, 2020
Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, administers the oath of office to newly promoted Maj. Waldon W. Jue July 30, 2020, in Fairfax, Virginia. Jue is the first Army National Guard Soldier to direct commission as a cyber operations officer.

Virginia National Guard mobilizes for Tropical Storm Isaias
August 3, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, prepare a convoy to travel to the Eastern Shore to respond to Tropical Storm Isaias Aug. 3, 2020, in Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginia National Guard is staging Soldiers and vehicles for state emergency support duty in the Eastern Shore area and in key locations along the I-95 corridor. The Soldiers are ready to assist local and state emergency agencies with Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks for high water transportation and chain saws for removing debris.

Task Force helps Virginia respond to COVID-19 pandemic
July 20, 2020
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Region 7 (Northern Virginia) staff recognizes Virginia National Guard Soldiers who helped process personal protective equipment requests at their Regional Logistics Warehouse.

Virginia Guard Red Dragons evacuate flood victims in Roanoke
May 26, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers help the Roanoke Police and Fire-EMS Swift Water Rescue Team evacuate more than 110 people from a hotel threatened by rising floodwaters May 21, 2020, in Roanoke, Virginia. Soldiers assigned to the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, used medium tactical trucks capable of traveling through high water to transport the victims and pets to safety. (Photo courtesy Roanoke Fire-EMS)