The Virginia Air National Guard has three main bases across the state located in Hampton, Sandston and Virginia Beach. They perform five unique missions training and preparing the citizen-airman to respond to the Governor of Virginia for state emergencies or the call of the President in times of crisis.
Virginia State Benefits
Virginia offers its Air Guard members up to $2,500 per semester towards tuition assistance and up to $350 for textbooks.
Injury Death Benefits
Injured Virginia Air Guard members on state-summoned active duty will receive pay, allowance, and medical expenses for 90 days. Surviving spouses of Air Guard members killed while on state-summoned active duty will receive $500 for funeral expenses, death gratuity and a pension.
Virginia state employees that serve in the Air Guard get 15 days military leave per year. Additionally, Air Guard members have exclusive access to distinctive auto tags at a reduced rate.
State Tax Advantage
Virginia Air Guard members ranked O-3 and below enjoy a $3,000 military pay exclusion on state income taxes.