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Snow Storm Response: Virginia National Guard deploys members to Eastern Shore

Members are operating heavy duty vehicles that are able to move through heavy snow, after a request from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

NORFOLK, Va. — Author's note: The video above is on file from a separate story that aired on January 28, 2022. 

The Virginia National Guard deployed just over a dozen airmen and soldiers to assist with winter weather response on the Eastern Shore this weekend, according to a statement. 

“This is the fourth time in just over three weeks the Virginia National Guard has deployed for winter storm response, and our Airmen and Soldiers are ready to go if the local authorities on the Eastern Shore need their assistance,” said Brig. Gen. James W. Ring, the VNG Director of the Joint Staff.

 “We are incredibly proud of how quickly and safely our personnel answered the call, and we also appreciate all the support happening behind the scenes to get our personnel in place. That includes our families and employers who continue to support the great work of our uniformed personnel.”

Members are operating heavy duty vehicles that are able to move through heavy snow, after a request from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. 

Additional units are on stand-by if needed. Currently deployed members are available to assist communities on the Eastern Shore with their needs as the windy, cold snow day continues.