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  • 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.
  • New precautions, supplies allow VaANG Airmen to return for ‘partial in-person’ drill

    For nearly four months, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard have been performing routine monthly drills from the comfort of their own homes and behind a computer screen. However, in an initiative to get back to the mission, the 192nd Medical Group has guided COVID-19 prescreening throughout the unit, enabling some Guardsmen to show up in person for the July session 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 Virginia Air National Guardsmen like Master Sgt. Justin Self, an education and training senior noncommissioned officer in charge with the 192nd Security Forces Squadron, this was an opportunity to adapt, innovate and overcome. During April’s drill, Self was successful in leveraging five digital platforms to garner a virtual drill with a 100 percent squadron participation rate.
  • 192nd Wing Airmen stand ready, adapt to COVID-19 as JBLE flying mission continues

    When Tech. Sgt. Robert McCormack comes home after his shift at the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, he walks in through the garage and then the laundry room where he can take off his boots and immediately throw his uniform into the washer. It’s the new reality for Airmen, who like McCormack, are mission-critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • VaANG officer brings experience from motorsports to the flightline

    His grandfather instilled in him a passion for cars and racing early on at the drag strip, not far from his hometown in Brodhead, Wisconsin. But as he got older, Capt. Andrew Gibler said he didn’t invest the time he probably should have in the family’s pastime. “Especially when I got to high school, and I was too cool,” Gibler said. Now, as an adult and a maintenance officer in the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Gibler spends whatever free time he has designing, developing, and producing suspension components for race cars.
  • Hummel takes command of 192nd Maintenance Group

    The 192nd Maintenance Group welcomed Col. Matthew R. Hummel as the new commander during a change of command ceremony on Feb. 9, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Mark D. Piper, 192nd Wing commander, presided over the ceremony which bade farewell to Col. Catherine M. Jumper, who takes on the position of 192nd Wing vice wing commander.
  • Virginia Air National Guard recognizes top Airmen

    The Virginia Air National Guard recognized Airmen that performed above and beyond their duties during the year 2019 at the annual awards ceremony Feb. 8, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
  • 192nd Operations Support Squadron welcomes new commander

    The 192nd Operations Support Squadron welcomes a new commander during a change of command ceremony here on Jan. 11, 2020. Lt. Col. Timothy M. Strouse, an F-22 evaluator pilot and mission commander, took command from Lt. Col. Philip J. Colomy who served as commander since Sept. 16, 2019.
  • VNG Airmen return home ahead of the holidays

    Balloons and signs were in full force at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Dec. 20, 2019, as family members, wingmen and leaders welcomed home Airmen assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing. Just in time to spend the holidays with their families, approximately 20 Airmen returned home after they spent the last six months deployed overseas.
  • 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducts field training exercise

    The 203rd RED HORSE Squadron held a four-day field training exercise Nov. 14-17, 2019, at State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Airmen across more than 20 specialties of the Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) Squadron trained for tasks they would be responsible for during deployments.