In Service to Our Country

The Virginia National Guard is a unique du- al-status force with a federal mission to serve as a combat reserve to help fight our nation’s wars and a state mission to answer the call of the Governor when citizens of the common- wealth are in need. More than 9,000 personnel in the Virginia Army National Guard, Virgin- ia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force serve in more than 40 communities across the state from Winchester to Abing- don, Staunton to Virginia Beach, Manassas to Emporia and Danville to Warrenton. Since September 11, 2001, more than 15,000 Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen have mobilized on federal active duty for home- land security missions, combat operations, sustainment support and peacekeeping in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo and other locations around the world. Connect with the Virginia National Guard: The Virginia National Guard Always Ready, Always There.