RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Defense Force volunteer their time to assist with traffic control Nov. 11, 2016, at the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia. More than 15 VDF troops were on hand to assist visitors with parking and answering questions about the event. The ceremony honors all veterans who served our country and remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The VDF is Virginia’s all-volunteer reserve force authorized by the Code of Virginia and reporting to the Adjutant General of Virginia. Members of the VDF volunteer their time for training and community support and are only paid when called to state active duty by an authorization from the Governor of Virginia. VDF members bring a wide variety of public safety, military and civilian skills to mission sets including access control, interoperable communications support, operations center augmentation, resource management, operational planning, incident management assistance and public information.
Read more about the VDF at http://go.usa.gov/xkhx4.