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
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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

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.

Virginia National Guard Soldier and Family Readiness Specialists provide assistance and non-medical case management to service members and families on a variety of subjects. There are 10 Soldier and Family Readiness Assistance Centers throughout the state to support the geographically-disbursed force and families of the Virginia National Guard.
New Soldier & Family Readiness Program provides true one-stop shop for VNG Soldiers, family members
Nov. 13, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. -- In recent months, Virginia National Guard Family Programs has undergone significant changes. The Soldier and Family Readiness Program has transitioned to one all encompassing program to provide assistance and support to Soldiers and their families. This has taken place with programs nationwide and has been put into effect by National Guard Bureau.

Campers sit and get ready to watch a live stream session during the Virginia National Guard Youth Program’s Virtual Summer Camp July 29, 2020. Fifty-three campers and 11 National Guard teens participated in the week-long, online experience.
VNG Youth Program hosts first Virtual Summer Camp
Aug. 17, 2020
The Virginia National Guard Youth Program launched its first Virtual Camp July 27-31, 2020. Fifty-three campers and 11 National Guard teens participated in the week long, online experience. Prior to camp, campers and teens received Camp Boxes in the mail containing a t-shirt, water bottle, and a variety of camp packets for the various online sessions they were to engage in throughout the week.

Sara L. Grau and Sgt. 1st Class Gilbert G. Grau, pose with their family. Sara Grau serves as the Soldier and Family Readiness Group leader for Headquarters Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group.
VNG recognizes military spouses for Military Spouse Appreciation Day
May 6, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. – National Guard military spouses are honored and appreciated throughout the year, but they receive a special recognition on National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which is celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day. This year it will be observed Friday, May 8. The spouses of our service members play…