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VNG hosts ROTC marksmanship match at Fort Barfoot
May 7, 2024
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Virginia recruiters named top in the region after SMAG sweep
December 8, 2023
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Celebration marks new recruiting storefront in Roanoke
August 15, 2023
Celebration marks new recruiting storefront in Roanoke

First civilian receives payment for VNG Referral Enlistment Program
August 12, 2023
First civilian receives payment for VNG Referral Enlistment Program

Va. recruiters named runners up at national conference
April 18, 2023
Master Sgt. Thomas Clarke Jr. (left); Sgt. Maj. Paul Johnson (center), senior enlisted leader for the Virginia Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion; and Staff Sgt. Sydney Mapp (right) pose together at the Director of the Army National Guard’s Strength Maintenance Conference March 23, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

229th BEB leaders share Guard experiences with high school students
April 6, 2023
229th BEB leaders share Guard experiences with high school students

VNG referral program now offering $1,000 per enlistment
April 1, 2023
Sgt. Edward Hinton receives a ceremonial check for $1,000 as part of his participation in the Virginia National Guard’s Referral Enlistment Program March 18, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Lt. Col. Emily Huffman, SMR commander, and Maj. Kim Wynn, commander of the Virginia National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion, were on hand to congratulate and thank Hinton for helping grow the force. Hinton, assigned to SMR as an operations noncommissioned officer, worked with area recruiter Staff Sgt. Shawn Bartz to enlist a new recruit into the Virginia Army National Guard as a 09S Commissioned Officer Candidate. Hinton is the first participant to receive payment under the REP, which awards Virginia citizens $1,000 for providing qualified leads to the Virginia National Guard who enlist into the organization. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

VNG recruiter continues family legacy of military service
March 30, 2023
Staff Sgt. Naomi Williams

Wynn steps into new role at R&R, stresses fairness, dignity, respect
March 21, 2023
Maj. Kim D. Wynn takes command of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based Recruiting and Retention Battalion from Lt. Col. Scott A. Nivens during a ceremony March 3, 2023, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. K. Weedon Gallagher, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General - Army, presided over the change of command ceremony and the exchange of organizational colors signifying the transfer of command from Nivens to Wynn. (U.S. National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

VNG Soldiers eligible for promotion, recruiting ribbon, $1K bonus for referrals
March 3, 2023
Fifty-seven Soldiers and Airmen assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa earned the GAFPB July 4-5, 2022, at Camp Simba, Kenya. The badge is a test of physical fitness and shooting proficiency with three levels of the award that can be earned: gold, silver, and bronze. It is a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Clements)

Gloucester JROTC cadets visit Virginia National Guard aviation facility
November 30, 2022
Junior ROTC cadets from Gloucester High School visit the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility for a tour and information session Nov. 8, 2022, in Sandston, Virginia. The event, organized by recruiters from the Virginia Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion, included 18 naval JROTC cadets, all juniors and seniors, who received an overview of the U.S. Army and the capabilities of the Virginia National Guard’s Army aviation assets before touring the maintenance facility and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

Va. Army National Guard recruiters nab top spots after regional recruiting boards
November 15, 2022
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)

Virginia Army National Guard debuts jerseys at Liberty High School football game
November 2, 2022
Liberty High School debuts the Virginia Army National Guard’s new football jerseys Oct. 28, 2022, at a home game against John Handley High School in Bealeton, Virginia. Staff Sgt. Dakota Baughan, area Virginia Army National Guard recruiter and a graduate of Liberty High School, secured the jerseys for Liberty’s use at their military appreciation game. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

SMP cadet trains alongside British Army in training abroad opportunity
October 4, 2022
Cadet Jack Milenski knocked a long-time goal off his bucket list when he spent the spring of his sophomore year training alongside the British Army in the United Kingdom. Milenski, enrolled in the Virginia Army National Guard’s Simultaneous Membership Program and now a junior at the Virginia Military Institute, experienced a semester abroad at the University of Salford, outside Manchester, England.

Virginia National Guard installation, brigade and battalion command selections announced
September 28, 2022
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