VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD FAMILY PROGRAMS


 
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

Yellow Ribbon

Transition Assistance

Airman and Family Readiness




 

Resources


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 http://www.facebook.com/VAGuardFamilyPrograms 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 https://go.usa.gov/x7btK.
   
  • 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 https://go.usa.gov/x7btk.
 
  • 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

Children of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen enjoy a variety of activities at the 17th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 27, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The six-day camp ran from July 24-29 and featured educational activities, team building exercises, displays from National Guard units and local first responders, a flag retirement ceremony, an afternoon at the beach and trips to the Virginia Aquarium and Nauticus. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
Campers enjoy 17th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp
Aug. 24, 2022
More than 55 children of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen enjoyed the 17th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 24-29, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

Virginia National Guard Family Programs presents awards and certificates of appreciation to their volunteers during the State Volunteer Recognition Workshop and Youth Symposium Aug. 14, 2022, in Newport News, Virginia. During the ceremony, the National Guard Bureau Family Programs Region 3 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to April Fisher, a volunteer with the Suffolk-based Bravo Troop, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
VNG Family Programs volunteers recognized during ceremony
Aug. 22, 2022
Virginia National Guard Family Programs presented awards and certificates of appreciation to their volunteers during the State Volunteer Recognition Workshop and Youth Symposium Aug. 14, 2022, in Newport News, Virginia. 

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.
"Camp On The Move!" slated to return this summer
May 10, 2022
The Virginia National Guard Youth Program is back with "Camp On The Move!" this summer, a series of single day, camp-style events at different 4-H Center locations across the state. The camps, which will take place in Front Royal, Appomattox and Williamsburg, will offer National Guard Youth the opportunity to build resiliency and connect with their peers while engaging in activities such as canoeing, high rope and low rope courses, archery and so much more.  

Cooking With Your Coordinators April 13, 2022, at 7pm. In this online event, participants can join their VNG Youth Coordinators as they lead youth in baking celebration cookies to celebrate Month of the Military Child. This online event is open to all military youth, ages 6-17. After registering, participants will receive further instructions and additional information on ingredients, items, etc. 
Children can register here: https://cookingwithcoordinators.splashthat.com
Youth Program celebrates Month of the Military Child 
April 11, 2022
April is Month of the Military Child and the Virginia National Guard Youth Program has a number of events planned to recognize and honor the service of Virginia's youngest heroes- over 80,000 military-connected children. 

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.