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  • Airmen show support for former wingman with tribute run [Updated]

    Airmen assigned to the 192nd Wing performed a socially distanced group run to show support for a former Airman who is battling cancer on Sept. 13, 2020.Retired Staff Sgt. Nicole Gicker, formerly a 192nd Intelligence Squadron intelligence operations specialist, was an avid runner and was well known

  • 203rd RED HORSE Airmen depart for federal deployment

    Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing made final preparations and departed for an overseas federal active duty deployment Sept. 12, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in

  • A new normal: VaANG recruiters go digital

    As students begin the fall semester with virtual learning, recruiters in the Virginia Air National Guard are contending with their ability to meet the possible recruits in the new socially distant environment. There is no specific strategy or playbook for recruiting through a pandemic, but one thing

  • 149th Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander

    The 149th Fighter Squadron, Virginia Air National Guard, welcomed Lt. Col. William J. Shnowske as the new squadron commander during a change of command ceremony August 8, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

  • Staff Sgt. Molly Carrington

    “My mom asks me all the time if I’m scared, but this is my job and I signed up to do this. There is no greater honor to me than to be doing what I’m doing right now. I just feel so humbled, so much pride and honor, and I’m making my family proud. So, I don’t feel scared; it’s my job, my duty."

  • Senior Airman Jose Pitre

    “Most people think we’re from outer space or something in these suits, but I just try to connect with them. I introduce myself, explain what I’m doing, and always be truthful. I tell them, it’s not the best feeling in the world, but I’m going to try to make it as quick as possible — just reassure

  • Tech. Sgt. Mark Green

    “I’ve always been good technically with building and repairing things. My background is actually in information technology where I built and worked on computers. And before that, I had my own home improvement business. I used to do a lot of maintenance repairing hot water heaters, air conditioning

  • Airman Faith Coffelt

    “My dad is a paramedic at home in Boyce, Virginia. Growing up, he would come home and tell stories about what he had seen and the calls he had run, so I developed a fascination for medical things."

  • Staff Sgt. Edward Porter III

    “I’ve been here [in the Virginia Air National Guard] since 2015. I’ve also served in the Reserve and was active duty for 10 years, but I was not doing this. I was in the medical field and I’m a CT Scan technician; I work at Sentara [Healthcare]. I’m from Virginia and live in Newport News, so I