Tag: National Guard

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National Guard hazmat drill planned for Godwin Field, Shorts Hall at JMU

Virginia National Guard troops and vehicles will converge on JMU’s Godwin Field Wednesday for a daylong hazardous materials training exercise.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s cybersecurity announcements

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, released the following statement on the new cybersecurity initiatives announced by President Obama in Arlington on Tuesday.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


Commonwealth taking additional steps to safeguard against Ebola

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group. This group is responsible for coordinating resources and personnel.


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House of Delegates ceremony for Virginia Committee of Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

The Virginia House of Delegates conducted a special signing ceremony Thursday for the Virginia Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.


104th Fighter Wing to honor Lt Col Fontenot’s service

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at Barnes Air National Guard Base, for Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., whose F-15C jet crashed in Deerfield, Va., last week.


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Mass Air National Guard grateful for search and rescue support

Senior leaders from the Massachusetts Air National Guard express their gratitude to the many local, state and federal agencies that supported the search and recovery operations and continued to participate in the ongoing recovery efforts following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va.


Identity of pilot killed in military plane crash released

Following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday.


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Missing pilot in Deerfield jet crash confirmed dead

Officials confirmed today the pilot was fatally injured in the Aug. 27 crash of an F-15C Eagle in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va.


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McAuliffe announces Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program reaches major milestone

Today, at the second annual Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Summit, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Department of Veterans Services’ Virginia Values Veterans Program (V3) has certified 213 Virginia employers at the completion of its second year.


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Herring commits to hiring Virginia veterans, protecting vets from fraud, scams

Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he will sign “The Patriot Pledge,” committing to hiring more Virginia veterans, and will begin the process of making the Office of Attorney General a certified “Virginia Values Veterans” employer.


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Search for missing pilot in Deerfield crash continues

The search for the missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot expands with additional Air Force resources in the George Washington National Forest near Deerfield.


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No news is the news in F-15 crash in Deerfield

Search crews are expected to work through the night as the search continues for a pilot still presumed to have ejected from an F-15C Air Force jet that crashed in Deerfield Wednesday morning.


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Chris Graham: America as police state

The police response in Ferguson has not yet reached its nadir; that much is painfully obvious after watching the live news reports Monday night.


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Robert Hurt: The House acts to address the crisis at the border

Last week, the House took critical steps toward addressing the current immigration crisis at our southern border by passing key legislation that addresses the root causes of the crisis and stops the flow of illegal border crossings.


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Robert Hurt statement on House bill addressing border crisis

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5230 and H.R. 5272, which address the current immigration crisis at our southern border:


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ACLU urges Virginia AG not to gut drone moratorium

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today released a letter mailed to Attorney General Mark Herring regarding a pending request from the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Wise County/City of Norton for an official opinion that would create an exception to Virginia’s drone moratorium law.


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Tim Kaine: The 70th anniversary of D-Day

Today we remember the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day. I’m honored to spend today at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford – a visible reminder of those who have sacrificed to preserve the liberty we enjoy.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to participate in Blue Star Museums

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.


McAuliffe announces appointment of new adjutant general of Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Paschal Williams will become the next Adjutant General of the Virginia.


Lt. Gov. Northam battles for Virginia’s National Guard

In preparation for today’s congressional hearing on proposed reductions to the National Guard, Lt. Gov. Ralph Norham sent a letter, in partnership with other lieutenant governors from throughout the country.


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ACLU praises veto of National Guard chaplain bill

Today, the General Assembly voted to sustain Governor McAuliffe’s veto of Senate Bill 555. Senate Bill 555 would have allowed National Guard chaplains to proselytize to unwilling service members.


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ACLU applauds Gov. McAuliffe’s veto of SB 555

The ACLU of Virginia applauds Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of Senate Bill 555, which would have allowed National Guard chaplains to proselytize to unwilling service members.


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ACLU asks Gov. Terry McAuliffe to protect bills that might threaten religious freedom

The ACLU of Virginia has sent letters urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto Senate Bill 236, Senate Bill 330, and Senate Bill 555. Senate Bill 236 and Senate Bill 555 will allow the government to promote one religion over another, and Senate Bill 330 will license the use of religion to discriminate.


General talks of storied Stonewall Brigade at Historical Society’s March 16 gathering

At the Spring Meeting of the Augusta County Historical Society, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, a Staunton native and former commander of the Stonewall Brigade will speak on the frequently honored fighting unit, and ongoing efforts to remember those who served.


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ACLU urges veto of Senate Bill 855 regarding National Guard chaplains, prayer

The ACLU of Virginia has sent a letter urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto Senate Bill 555. The bill severely undermines the religious freedom of rank and file National Guard members by permitting military chaplains, acting as government agents, to push their personal religious beliefs during official National Guard events.