Guests gather for ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Joint Force Headquarters
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, members of the Virginia Defense Force, friends and family members join distinguished guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Virginia National Guard’s newly-built Joint Force Headquarters building May 14, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. U.S. Senator Mark Warner, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran joined Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Ferris, Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor, in forming the official party. The 102,000 square foot, $30 million building is the first structure built to serve as a headquarters for the Virginia National Guard in its 411 year history.