An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Virginia Air National Guard Recruiters


photo of Staff Sgt. Ewa Lach
Staff Sgt. Ewa H. Lach
Production Recruiter
Call or text: 757-504-6480
Send an email
photo of SSgt Dane Stevenson
Staff Sgt. Dane M. Stevenson
Production Recruiter
Call or text: 757-778-7344
Send an email
Tech. Sgt. Athena Mercer
Tech. Sgt. Athena C. Mercer
Production Recruiter
Call or text: 757-902-5460
Send an email


photo of Tech. Sgt. Franklin Love
Tech. Sgt. Franklin Love
Production Recruiter
Call or text: 757-849-4096
Office: 757-225-2620
Send an email
photo of TSgt Aditya Venkatapur
Tech. Sgt. Aditya Venkatapur
Production Recruiter
Call or text: 757-849-4067
Office: 757-225-2620
Send an email
photo of MSgt Sheena Kuahine
Master Sgt. Sheena M. Kuahine
Production Recruiter
Call or text: 757-788-6901
Office: 757-225-2620
Send an email
Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bugg
Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bugg
Flight Chief
Office: 757-225-2620
Send an email


Call 1-800-643-7456 to speak with our recruiters.

Recruiting and Retention Staff


photo of Master Sgt. Cara Gracia
Master Sgt. Cara Gracia
Retention Office Manager
Office: 757-764-5568
Cell: 757-288-5179
Send an email
photo of Master Sgt. Michael Boseman
Master Sgt. Michael Boseman
Recruiting and Retention Staff
Office: 757-764-0308
Cell: 804-543-3903
Send an email
photo of MSgt Jeffrey Lowe
Master Sgt. Jeffrey C. Lowe
Recruiting & Retention Superintendent
Office: 757-764-2465
Send an email



Financial Benefits

  • Earn active duty pay while attending Basic Military Training and military technical school.
  • Earn approximately $191 to $243 for 1 weekend per month and active duty pay for 15 days each year (Increases with promotions and time in service).
  • Retirement at age 60 after 20 years of part-time service.
  • Low cost life insurance $400,000 for approximately $29.00 per month.
  • Possible prior service direct career conversion.
  • $20,000 sign on bonus with 6 year enlistment. (Critical Career Fields)

Educational Benefits

  • Montgomery GI Bill benefit - $368.00/mo for full-time students, $276.00 for 3/4 time, $184.00 for 1/2 time, and $92.00 for part time.
  • Montgomery GI Bill Kicker benefit- $350/month for full-time students; amount is prorated for less than full-time students.
  • Tuition Assistance- up to $7,000 per year in a VA supported School.
  • Free CLEP tests for members and spouses (usually $150 per CLEP test) which award you the college credits!
  • Community College of the Air Force - all members are automatically enrolled into this college accredited degree program. CCAF translates what you learn in technical and on-the-job training into college-level semester hours.
  • Leadership and Management courses available either in-residence or by correspondence.

State Benefits

  • $91 per day minimum plus all expenses paid during emergency state activation.
  • $3,000 military pay exclusion on state income taxes for O-3 and below.
  • State employees authorized 15 days/year of military leave

Additional Benefits

  • Participation in an excellent Family Support Program.
  • Free Space Available flights on military aircraft.
  • Unlimited BX (base department stores) privileges. (nontaxable in store items for all states)
  • Promotions and personal/professional recognition programs.
  • On-the-job health benefits.
  • Full Commissary (base grocery store) privileges.
  • Military discounts from different business establishments.
  • Disney World discounts.
  • Opportunity for leadership/management training through Professional Leadership Training.
  • Eligibility to join Federal Credit Unions.
  • Free, complete physical examination (to include lab work) on a periodic basis.
  • Travel - we have been to Alaska/Germany/Hawaii/Japan/Guam/Las Vegas, and more!
  • Eligibility for Veteran's Administration Guaranteed Home Loan after 6 years of membership.
  • Become part of a close-knit team and the Guard family!