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NEWS | July 8, 2016

Volunteer recognized with regional award

By Cotton Puryear | Virginia National Guard Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Paul Griffin, the Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, recognized Krystin Kelley as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for Region 3 July 6, 2016, in Sandston, Virginia. Joining Griffin for the presentation were Vickie Sais, State Family Programs director, Lt. Col. Rusty McGuire, commander of 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th IBCT, her husband Spc. Christopher E. Kelley and their niece. Each year the National Guard Bureau Family Programs Office recognizes one adult volunteer from each of the 10 regions who shows outstanding and exceptional service.

Unit leaders describe Krystin Kelley as a tremendous resource and team player who has dedicated her life to service and is an integral part of the support structure in Troop A. They said she comes to almost every unit training weekend to make herself available to answer Soldiers’ questions about a variety of topics including deployments, benefits or general family matters. She has been volunteering for more than 12 years.

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