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Class 56 graduates from Commonwealth ChalleNGe
The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy conducts a graduation ceremony for the cadets of Class 56 March 5, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and retired Brig. Gen. Walt Mercer, the Department of Military Affairs Chief Operations Officer, joined retired Navy Capt. Mark Chicoine, the Commonwealth ChalleNGe director, and ChalleNGE staff members in congratulating the 44 cadets on their accomplishments. Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a 17-and-a-half-month program designed to promote academics, attention to detail, time management, and leadership while promoting self-esteem, confidence and pride. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)

Photo by: A.J. Coyne |  VIRIN: 220305-Z-DO111-0036.JPG