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Va. Army National Guard

The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the commonwealth.

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Va. Air National Guard

The Virginia National Guard is a unique dual-status force with a federal mission to provide a combat reserve for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to provide a response force that answers the call of the Governor to defend the commonwealth.

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Va. Defense Force

The Virginia Defense Force is authorized by the Code of the Virginia as the all-volunteer reserve of the Virginia National Guard and serves as a force multiplier integrated into all Guard domestic operations.

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Commonwealth ChalleNGe

The Mission of the Virginia National Guard Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy is to intervene in the lives of 16-18 year old teenagers by providing the values, skills, education, and self-discipline needed to produce responsible, productive citizens, and to do so in a highly structured learning environment.

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Winchester STARBASE

STARBASE is a Department of Defense educational program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, where students participate in 25 hours of “hands-on, mind-on” activities in science, technology, engineering and math over five days.

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Welcome to Virginia Department of Military Affairs

The Virginia Department of Military Affairs State Team provides professional and responsive state support functions to the Adjutant General of Virginia, the Virginia National Guard, and the Virginia Defense Force in order to ensure their ability to support and defend the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The agency is comprised of the Virginia Army National Guard, the Virginia Air National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force, and DMA also manages the Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy and Winchester STARBASE Academy.

 

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Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Jason Pak presents Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, with the Governor of Virginia's 415th Birthday of the Virginia National Guard Proclamation May 13, 2022, at the Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The VNG traces the heritage and traditions of citizen-service to the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English colony at Jamestown when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. There has not been a day since May 14, 1607, without a military presence in Virginia to defend freedom at home and overseas. Read the full proclamation at go.usa.gov/xuFbn. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we're celebrating our 415th birthday! We trace the tradition of citizen service back to the founding of Jamestown on May 14, 1607, when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. There hasn't been a day since without a military presence in Virginia. Learn more here: go.usa.gov/xuQz6 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Virginia National Guard celebrates its 415th birthday May 13, 2022, with a ceremonial cake cutting at the Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Cpl. (Va.) Doug Rumburg, Master Sgt. William Gorman and Sgt. Briana Alfaro, representing the Virginia Defense Force, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Army National Guard, cut the cake flanked by Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Jason Pak and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The VNG traces the heritage and traditions of citizen service to the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English colony at Jamestown when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. There has not been a day since May 14, 1607, without a military presence in Virginia to defend freedom at home and overseas. Read more about the VNG’s historical connection to Jamestown at go.usa.gov/xuseu. ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to Virginia Department of Military Affairs

The Virginia Department of Military Affairs State Team provides professional and responsive state support functions to the Adjutant General of Virginia, the Virginia National Guard, and the Virginia Defense Force in order to ensure their ability to support and defend the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The agency is comprised of the Virginia […]

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