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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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Issue #13 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at ngpa.us/20429. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.In this issue:329th Regional Support Group returns from federal active dutyngpa.us/20417Alpha Company, 429th Soldiers train at Camp Dodge, Iowangpa.us/20428Williams sworn in as Adjutant General of Virginiangpa.us/20426VNG’s 91st Cyber Brigade makes history at Cyber Shieldngpa.us/2042534th CERFP conducts CTE in Virginia Beachngpa.us/20423VNG RRB officially welcomes Johnson to top NCO spotngpa.us/20421VNG PA talks training, impromptu Pride celebrationsngpa.us/20418/VNG couple talks Pride, inclusivity & communityngpa.us/20419/Soldier’s musical improvisation helped readinessngpa.us/20420/Photos: 29th ID Soldiers recognized for deploymentngpa.us/20371/Photos: VNG celebrates Unity Dayngpa.us/20347/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force’s Drug Demand Reduction Outreach section host Richmond-area youths attending the Virginia Rules Camp June 28, 2022, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia. The law enforcement-based camp is sponsored by Richmond Police Department. During the visit, 14 camp-goers received a tour of the facility and its helicopters, and conducted activities using special goggles designed to simulate impairment and teach the dangers of drug and alcohol use. More photos: ngpa.us/20449 ... 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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