Virginia National Guard celebrates 416th birthday
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RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia National Guard celebrates its 416th birthday May 12, 2023, with a ceremonial cake cutting at the Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Army Spc. Kojo Kumi-Darfour, Army Sgt. Alexis Abraham and Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Wyatt representing the Virginia Army National Guard and Virginia Air National Guard, cut the cake flanked by Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Craig Crenshaw, Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. James W. Ring, VNG Director of the Joint Staff.


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