The Virginia National Guard State Family Program serves as an advocate and conduit to ensure Military Quality of Life for all National Guard Members and their Families. The State Family Programs Office strives to establish a viable Family Readiness Network in collaboration with community partnerships that empowers Military Families while enhancing Quality of Life and building resiliency.

Programs and Services


Soldier and Family Readiness

Child and Youth Services

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Transition Assistance

Airman and Family Readiness



Virginia National Guard Family Programs: The well-being of you and your family is the top priority for our outstanding VANG Family Programs team. Below are listed some key resources to serve you and your family. To learn more, please contact the Soldier and Family Readiness Assistance Centers Hotline at 434-480-6585 or visit for a program map and local contacts.
  • COVID Resource Guide: This is another outstanding product created by our very own Family Programs team as of September 2020 and can be downloaded at
  • Virtual Learning Resource Guide: This comprehensive product details resources and support available to you and your family, from free trainings for parents and details on how to contact your local Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist and can be downloaded at
  • Military One Source: Education Consultants can assist you with questions about your child’s education. These one-on-one sessions are free, confidential and can provide you with referrals to in-home tutors and tutoring centers in your area as well as public and private school information. To get started, call 800-342-9647 at any time to schedule an appointment. 

Family Programs News

Virginia National Guard Youth enjoy a day-long, outdoor camp Aug. 21, 2021, at the Jamestown 4-H Center in Jamestown, Virginia. “Camp on the Move!” was a series of single-day events hosted at 4-H centers throughout the summer in Virginia Beach, Wakefield, Appomattox, Roanoke, and Jamestown and focused on building connections and resilience among Virginia National Guard youth.
Virginia Guard Youth Program wraps up summer with both in-person, virtual events
Aug. 25, 2021
The Virginia National Guard Youth Program had a busy and fulfilling summer with National Guard youth at a series of single day, camp-style events as well as a virtual, week-long summer camp, according to Cierra Hall, lead child and youth coordinator for the Virginia National Guard.

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VNG Youth Program hosts summer activities
May 19, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program is offering several opportunities for Virginia National Guard youth to participate in activities this summer.

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Youth Program salutes children with personalized certificates, proclamations
March 17, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. – April is the Month of the Military Child, a special month to recognize and pay tribute to military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and for their commitment, courage, and unconditional support of our Armed Forces. To show how much they are appreciated, the National Guard Youth Program is saluting the children of Soldiers and Airmen with personalized certificates and proclamations. Service members who would like to their child to receive a personalized certificate and Month of the Military Child Proclamation should sign up at 

Michael Muldowney, one of two personal financial counselors available to Virginia National Guard personnel, offer services to VNG Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 116th Infantry Regiment, as the out-process from duty in Washington, D.C. Feb. 8, 2021, at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett.
Financial counseling offered to VNG Soldiers returning from D.C.
Feb. 23, 2021
FORT PICKETT, Va. — As Virginia National Guard Soldiers returned from duty assisting law enforcement in Washington D.C., they began the reverse reception, staging, onward movement and integration process at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett. As part of the process, Soldiers got the opportunity to visit with Virginia National Guard Family Programs representatives, including personal financial counselors, who are able to offer a wide range of knowledge and guidance aimed at helping the VNG’s personnel maintain financial health and readiness. 

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Robichaud and Staff Sgt. Sara Robichaud, both assigned to the Virginia Army National Guard, pose with their children. The two have more than 20 years of combined service and enjoy the life the military has given them and their children.
Dual military couple says finding each other is best military perk
Nov. 17, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. — The challenges of being a dual-military couple are balanced by the benefits. On one hand, couples share the experience of military service, which can be a foundation for strength for many. On the other hand, these couples face the challenge of juggling two military careers with the demands of family life.