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  • 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.

  • VaANG Airmen innovate, adapt as drills become remote

    When the shelter-in-place order was issued in Virginia, the state’s National Guard units were no exception to the rule. Regularly scheduled drills in April, May and June were to be conducted remotely, setting a new precedent for education managers and unit leadership to reassess their approach.For

  • Tech. Sgt. William Marioth

    “I provide a lot of training, but a lot of what I share with trainees is my experience or the things I’ve been through. For the most part, I tell them to always try to keep a positive attitude as best as you can. Always listen and communicate. Communication is the key to everything."

  • Master Sgt. Nicholas Geraci

    “My job is to ensure members of the 192nd Wing and 1st Fighter Wing train on all the areas in the Munitions Flight. We could be moved from shop-to-shop at any time, and when deployed, you don't know where you’re going to work. So, in the training, everyone gets to put their hands on everything we

  • John Rivers

    “This is a new adventure, a new chapter, and I’m excited to see where it takes me. Right now, I’m in college majoring in criminal justice, and I want to go into the FBI later down the road; but I also wanted to put in time to serve. The Guard is an opportunity to get some police-type experience."

  • Staff Sgt. Cody Butler

    “Working with these great people and doing the job I love inspires me to be here on a Saturday and Sunday. And, loading bombs is the best job you could ever have. I feel like I have a direct contribution to the Air Force mission by being on a weapons load crew and doing maintenance loading on the

  • Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gonzalez

    “I’ve been in the unit for about seven years now, so I’ve supported a few missions including hurricane relief and overseas deployments; but this is a little different."