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The Virginia National Guard is offering up to $750 to Virginia citizens who help grow the force with qualified leads who successfully enlist into the Virginia Army or Air National Guard. The initiative, called the Referral Enlistment Program, or REP, kicks off Sept. 15, 2022.
New Virginia National Guard incentive offering up to $750 for qualified enlistment referrals
Sept. 15, 2022
The Virginia National Guard is offering up to $750 to Virginia citizens who help grow the force with qualified leads who successfully enlist into the Virginia Army or Air National Guard. The initiative, called the Referral Enlistment Program, or REP, kicks off Sept. 15, 2022.

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About the Virginia National Guard
July 1, 2020
The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the commonwealth. The VNG traces the history and tradition of Citizen-Soldier service to the founding of Jamestown in 1607, and there has been a military presence defending Virginia ever since.

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The West Point-based 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, honored Staff Sgt. Steven Moniuszko Oct. 16, 2022, during an informal recognition ceremony at the Virginia Army National Guard armory, West Point, Virginia. Moniuszko is a recent graduate of the U.S. Army Sapper Leader Course in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)
VNG combat engineer earns coveted Sapper Tab
Nov. 29, 2022
Staff Sgt. Steven Moniuszko was recognized in front of his unit, the West Point-based 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, Oct. 16, 2022, in West Point, Virginia, after graduating from the U.S. Army’s Sapper Leader Course and earning the coveted Sapper Tab.

Virginia National Guard aviation crews and Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Scuba Rescue Team members provide a hoist rescue capability demonstration for emergency managers from across southwestern Virginia Nov. 16, 2022, in Tazewell, Virginia. The VNG aviators and Chesterfield first responders form the Virginia Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, providing rotary wing aviation hoist capabilities and aerial rescue evacuation. Officials from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management also observed HART demonstrating static and dynamic rescue hoists.
HART demonstrates hoist capabilities for SWVA emergency managers 
Nov. 22, 2022
Virginia National Guard aviation crews and Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Scuba Rescue Team members provided a hoist rescue capability demonstration for emergency managers from across southwestern Virginia Nov. 16, 2022, in Tazewell, Virginia. 

Leaders from the Virginia Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion alongside the Virginia’s top recruiters at Region II’s Strength Maintenance Advisory Group Conference Nov. 9, 2022, in Bethany Beach, Delaware. While there, Staff Sgt. Sydney Mapp was named the region’s top recruiting noncommissioned officer, or Director’s 54; Master Sgt. Thomas L. Clarke Jr. was named the region’s top section chief, or Expert 7; and Staff Sgt. DeAndre McCall was named runner up for the region’s top rookie. (Courtesy photo)
Va. Army National Guard recruiters nab top spots after regional recruiting boards
Nov. 15, 2022
The Virginia Army National Guard’s top recruiters traveled to Bethany Beach, Delaware, Nov. 8-10, 2022, for the opportunity to be named top among their regional peers. At the conclusion of Region II’s Strength Maintenance Advisory Group Conference, Staff Sgt. Sydney Mapp was named the region’s top recruiting noncommissioned officer, or Director’s 54; Master Sgt. Thomas L. Clarke Jr. was named the region’s top section chief, or Expert 7; and Staff Sgt. DeAndre McCall was named runner up for the region’s top rookie.

Maj. Sean Hoefke, Range Officer assigned to Range Operations, Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, conducts a range safety inspection on a live fire range at MTC Nov. 5th, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. These inspections are one of the ways Range Operations personnel ensure a safe training environment at MTC.
Behind the scenes: MTC Range Ops staff keeps Fort Pickett humming
Nov. 14, 2022
It takes a considerable amount of work to ensure all of the various training events for the vast array of units and agencies that train on MTC are conducted in a safe manner and that work is the mission of Range Operations.

Command teams from the Virginia National Guard's Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Indiana Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 163rd Field Artillery Regiment conduct a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 12, 2022, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
1-111th Field Artillery officially ends mission in Iraq
Nov. 14, 2022
Virginia and Ohio National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducted a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 12, 2022, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, to officially end their short-range air defense mission for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Staff Sgt. Austin Sturtz, the Virginia Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the 66th annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11, 2022, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia.
Veterans Day observed across Virginia
Nov. 13, 2022
Virginia National Guard personnel honored the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the armed forces at ceremonies across Virginia Nov. 11, 2022, in honor of Veterans Day.

George Dallas, one of the surviving children of Col. Thomas S. Dallas, views a photo of his father in the 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment command conference room Nov. 10, 2022, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Red Dragon conference room named for D-Day veteran
Nov. 12, 2022
The Virginia National Guard’s Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team dedicated the command conference room in their armory to Col. Thomas S. Dallas Sr. Nov. 10, 2022.

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Adjutant General of Virginia 2022 Veterans Day Message
Nov. 11, 2022
As the combat reserve of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and part of Virginia’s multi-agency response capabilities, our team of Soldiers, Airmen, members of the Virginia Defense Force and our state and federal civilians are proud to join fellow Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors to keep our commonwealth and country safe.

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, visits with and commends Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Ammunition Supply Point at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, Virginia, during a visit to the facility Oct. 20, 2022. Williams presented special challenge coins to the ASP’s staff after recent significant improvements to the ASP’s operations and a positive recent inspection. Col. Dennis Rohler, the Virginia Army National Guard G4 logistics officer, also thanked the staff for their hard work during the visit, which included a tour of the facility.
AG recognizes Fort Pickett ASP staff for operations improvements
Nov. 4, 2022
Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, visited with and commended Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Ammunition Supply Point at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, Virginia, during a visit to the facility Oct. 20, 2022. 

Soldiers of the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, “Task Force Nighthawk”, arrive to begin training during KFOR 31 in Hohenfels Training Area in Germany on Oct. 3, 2022. KFOR 31 is a multinational training event conducted to prepare units for their deployment to the Kosovo Regional Command East. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Pongo)
VNG's 116th IBCT HQs officially ends mission in Kosovo
Nov. 4, 2022
The Virginia National Guard’s 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Headquarters officially ended their mission as Task Force Saint Lo and the mission command headquarters for NATO Kosovo Force Regional Command-East with a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 2, 2022, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

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