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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: July 14, 2012 08:32PM

dulles attendee Wrote:
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> I met one of their guys at a gun show. Usually see
> them with some kind of booth setup. They seem nice
> enough. Its all volunteer and they pay for their
> own stuff so who can fault that?




They receive over $200,000 a year for funding.


For 2013, Virginia is reducing their budget though....http://dpb.virginia.gov/budget/buddoc12/agency.cfm?agency=123



Reduce recruiting publications
Reduces the printing of recruitment publications for the Virginia Defense Force.

Reduce Virginia Defense Force flying hours
Reduces the flying hours of the Virginia Defense Force aviation battalion.

Eliminate Virginia Defense Force Riverine operations
Eliminates the Virginia Defense Force Riverine Detachment unit.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: enlighten ()
Date: July 14, 2012 11:26PM

eesh Wrote:
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> dulles attendee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I met one of their guys at a gun show. Usually
> see
> > them with some kind of booth setup. They seem
> nice
> > enough. Its all volunteer and they pay for
> their
> > own stuff so who can fault that?
>
>
>
>
> They receive over $200,000 a year for funding.
>
>
> For 2013, Virginia is reducing their budget
> though....http://dpb.virginia.gov/budget/buddoc12/
> agency.cfm?agency=123
>
>
>
> Reduce recruiting publications
> Reduces the printing of recruitment publications
> for the Virginia Defense Force.
>
> Reduce Virginia Defense Force flying hours
> Reduces the flying hours of the Virginia Defense
> Force aviation battalion.
>
> Eliminate Virginia Defense Force Riverine
> operations
> Eliminates the Virginia Defense Force Riverine
> Detachment unit.



Eesh-- every new post here from you confirms you're obsessed with the VDF. Why are you so obsessed with this organization? Maybe they did rejected you with their low requirements to join. Rejection is hard to take. Get over it and move on with your life!

"Haters will be haters.

Eesh has once again shown that his only mission in life is to put down others who have chosen to serve, especially members of the VDF, in whatever capacity they can, in times of need, by Eesh's current posting...

What a pathetic life for poor Eesh."

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: wasteful spending ()
Date: July 14, 2012 11:37PM

Joining VDF isn't serving annything, it's like an adult boy scout troop. plenty of charities provide these services, and the vdf is only a group in namesake that isnt taken seriously anywhere in the state except a few nerds who get their jollies wearing a uniform.

vdf should be a BUDGET CUT, not an expenditure. big waste of tax dollars.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Ito ()
Date: July 14, 2012 11:53PM

From looking at the photos, it looks like the Virginia Defense Forces could defend the Commonwealth against a box of donuts.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: bat masterson ()
Date: July 15, 2012 01:02AM

200k a year isn't much at all. Besides they arent hurting anybody. They seem to be giving back to the community in their own way.
Rather have them get the funds then some social program to provide cell phones to welfare moms.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Axe the VDF ()
Date: July 15, 2012 07:53PM

wasteful spending Wrote:
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> Joining VDF isn't serving annything, it's like an
> adult boy scout troop. plenty of charities
> provide these services, and the vdf is only a
> group in namesake that isnt taken seriously
> anywhere in the state except a few nerds who get
> their jollies wearing a uniform.
>
> vdf should be a BUDGET CUT, not an expenditure.
> big waste of tax dollars.

+ 1

Cut the baloney program. Ax the VDF pointless crapfest.

If you killed the VDF, took half of the amount that would have been wasted on the VDF, and direct that money toward the various SAR organizations under the VDEM's umbrella... you would do far more good for the state than those VDF fatbodies going around and begging to be permitted to direct traffic for parades.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: king of clog ()
Date: July 16, 2012 05:50PM

Know more than eesh Wrote:
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> king of clog Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Know more than eesh Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > eesh Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > So.....is the VDF out there helping
> > Virginians
> > > > during this state of emergency?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > LOL, of course not.
> > >
> > >
> > > As a matter of fact, members of the VDF were
> > > activated and boots on the ground as you were
> > > idling on this site. These volunteer citizen
> > > soldiers served honorably during Derecho. I
> > know
> > > first hand... my husband was activated.
> > Selfless
> > > service.
> > >
> > > What did you do during this state of
> emergency?
> >
> >
> > That is complete and utter bullshit. They did
> not
> > do a thing. There is only one instance where
> about
> > 20 of them were activated durring that hurricane
> a
> > few years back that never made landfall. They
> had
> > to beg the state to help out first responders
> but
> > in all reality never did a thing. Half the time
> > they show up to stuff unanounced and stair.
> More
> > or less one could compare the vdf to the
> > boyscouts. Also, they have never secured a base
> or
> > aromry durring a units deployment overseas
> which
> > another poster had mentioned. All they do is
> > traffic control durring public events and set
> up
> > chairs for special events at pickett and ap
> hill.
> > They should be embarrased they sport a military
> > uniform, have ranks and call themselves citizen
> > soilders.
>
> You should check your source before you put out
> information that is incorrect.
>
> The hurricane that you referred to "a few years
> back" was Hurricane Irene, which was just less
> than year ago that the VDF was activated in
> anticipation of Hurricane Irene based on the
> forecast of Irene's path up our coast.
>
> You should confirm your source before you run your
> mouth stating, "That is complete and utter
> bullshit. They did not do a thing." Suggest you
> contact The Adjuant General (GEN Daniel E. Long,
> Jr.) of VA and confirm that the VDF was not an
> active force during our state of emergency 2 weeks
> ago before you call me a liar.
>
> Your mothers should be embarrassed with your false
> accusations and information that you, eesh, etal
> have posted on this site, for no other purpose but
> to disparage the members of the VDF who place the
> welfare of our state before their own.
>
> Haters will be haters.
>
> Eesh has once again shown that his only mission in
> life is to put down others who have chosen to
> serve, especially members of the VDF, in whatever
> capacity they can, in times of need, by Eesh's
> current posting "Smile!".
>
> What a pathetic life for poor Eesh.


How many of those slobs did they activate? 2? 3? I like the part were you put serve, you are not serving shit, the only think you loosers do is have pizza parties and wear cammo pretending to be a soilders. Just to let you know a good 90% of ppl think you suck and laugh at the VDF when seen doing traffic control at parades and linger around shows. FYI soilders hate you!

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Mopic ()
Date: July 16, 2012 06:24PM

How many of those slobs did they activate? 2? 3? I like the part were you put serve, you are not serving shit, the only think you loosers do is have pizza parties and wear cammo pretending to be a soilders. Just to let you know a good 90% of ppl think you suck and laugh at the VDF when seen doing traffic control at parades and linger around shows. FYI soilders hate you!


"Journalist" must not have been your MOS. Dude, your spelling...sheesh!

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: October 27, 2012 01:53PM

With Hurricane Sandy coming, what is the VDF doing to help Virginia?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Matthew ()
Date: October 27, 2012 02:01PM


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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: vdf douches ()
Date: October 29, 2012 01:37PM

please tell me these dumbasses arent out there today fumbling around with the hurricane effort. what exactly are these nimrods protecting?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VDF member ()
Date: November 01, 2012 05:28PM

During Sandy, a high total of 65 VDF pax were on state active duty. All were deployed at 13 various locations directly with NG units, including at the VEOC and the NG JOC. Our specific mission was to provide communications between the NG units and their command structure, and to provide feed back and updates for missions via the webeoc system. I can honestly state that the NG and the VDF have never had a better working relationship. Please understand that we are not serving to be a replacement for the NG, but rather very much to support and enhance their mission...and from first hand knowledge we did just that.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: don. ()
Date: November 01, 2012 05:54PM

VDF member Wrote:
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> During Sandy, a high total of 65 VDF pax were on
> state active duty. All were deployed at 13 various
> locations directly with NG units, including at the
> VEOC and the NG JOC. Our specific mission was to
> provide communications between the NG units and
> their command structure, and to provide feed back
> and updates for missions via the webeoc system. I
> can honestly state that the NG and the VDF have
> never had a better working relationship. Please
> understand that we are not serving to be a
> replacement for the NG, but rather very much to
> support and enhance their mission...and from first
> hand knowledge we did just that.


In other words hang around the guard base and do nothing such as you always do. You did not privide any communications execpt with your other VDF wanna bee weekend soilders . Only reason they even let you guys sit around this time was because you guys cry all the time about not participating in real events. VDF is a funny bunch for sure and the ass end of all jokes.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: wanna know ()
Date: November 01, 2012 06:04PM

they call traffic control missions?

http://vdfmp.us/wordpress/2012/07/nps-mission/

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: vdf member ()
Date: November 01, 2012 06:06PM

Whatever you want to think. The organization has changed radically in the last couple years, especially moving from a "militia" to a Civil Affairs mandate. The leadership has been tasked to cut a lot of dead wood, and they have. The mission has changed a lot; ostensibly it is still the ones listed on this thread above, but is much more oriented towards direct support for the NG especially in providing comms. Shelter support will be the next big goal.

And I can assure you, before, during, and after Sandy the VDF was directly providing mission comms for the deployed NG units between their field locations and the JOC and then to VEOC all week, 24 hrs. This was our mission as assigned by the TAG, and that is what we did.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: vdf? ()
Date: November 01, 2012 06:10PM

vdf member Wrote:
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> Whatever you want to think. The organization has
> changed radically in the last couple years,
> especially moving from a "militia" to a Civil
> Affairs mandate. The leadership has been tasked to
> cut a lot of dead wood, and they have. The mission
> has changed a lot; ostensibly it is still the ones
> listed on this thread above, but is much more
> oriented towards direct support for the NG
> especially in providing comms. Shelter support
> will be the next big goal.
>
> And I can assure you, before, during, and after
> Sandy the VDF was directly providing mission comms
> for the deployed NG units between their field
> locations and the JOC and then to VEOC all week,
> 24 hrs. This was our mission as assigned by the
> TAG, and that is what we did.

they look like a bunch of queers

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: yea ok ()
Date: November 01, 2012 06:14PM

vdf member Wrote:
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> Whatever you want to think. The organization has
> changed radically in the last couple years,
> especially moving from a "militia" to a Civil
> Affairs mandate. The leadership has been tasked to
> cut a lot of dead wood, and they have. The mission
> has changed a lot; ostensibly it is still the ones
> listed on this thread above, but is much more
> oriented towards direct support for the NG
> especially in providing comms. Shelter support
> will be the next big goal.
>
> And I can assure you, before, during, and after
> Sandy the VDF was directly providing mission comms
> for the deployed NG units between their field
> locations and the JOC and then to VEOC all week,
> 24 hrs. This was our mission as assigned by the
> TAG, and that is what we did.


No, u were secondary com. Don't lie.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: vdf member ()
Date: November 01, 2012 06:22PM

I really dont care what you think, and obviously debating on an anonymous forum is useless. Feel free to ask any of the NG pax deployed this week, or check the webeoc logs if you can.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: vdf member ()
Date: November 02, 2012 12:33AM

http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2012/11/01/2431/ check the 4th paragraph and the last one.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: furegular ()
Date: November 02, 2012 12:34AM

Give it a rest vdfmember . . .

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: November 02, 2012 02:01AM

VDF member Wrote:
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> During Sandy, a high total of 65 VDF pax were on
> state active duty. All were deployed at 13 various
> locations directly with NG units, including at the
> VEOC and the NG JOC. Our specific mission was to
> provide communications between the NG units and
> their command structure, and to provide feed back
> and updates for missions via the webeoc system. I
> can honestly state that the NG and the VDF have
> never had a better working relationship. Please
> understand that we are not serving to be a
> replacement for the NG, but rather very much to
> support and enhance their mission...and from first
> hand knowledge we did just that.






So......you are trying to say is that the VA National Guard has to depend on the Virginia Defense Force for tactical field communications?


They have nonexistent C2 unless the Virginia Defense Force is involved?

Are you serious?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2012 02:21AM by eesh.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: vdf member ()
Date: November 02, 2012 10:57AM

Um, no, that is not what I said. You dont have to believe me, let the NG say it.

http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2012/11/01/2431/
4th paragraph.

I get it; for whatever reason you despise folks who volunteer and contribute to the best of their ability. I will even grant you that the organization has had problems in the past; mostly due to not having a real purpose. All I am saying is that times have changed and the organization has as well.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: November 03, 2012 03:25AM

vdf member Wrote:
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> Um, no, that is not what I said. You dont have to
> believe me, let the NG say it.
>
> http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2012/11/01/2431/
> 4th paragraph.
>
> I get it; for whatever reason you despise folks
> who volunteer and contribute to the best of their
> ability. I will even grant you that the
> organization has had problems in the past; mostly
> due to not having a real purpose. All I am saying
> is that times have changed and the organization
> has as well.




No, people that "volunteer and contribute to the best of their ability" are part of the Red Cross. The Virginia Defense Force is for people that can't handle or be qualified for the National Guard, and they end up being a fifth wheel with the "mission support" they seemingly provide. The VDF gets roughly $200k in funding every year from the state. That money could go to something worthwhile, like equipment purchases for state agencies or funding for training actual National Guardsman.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: local yokel ()
Date: November 03, 2012 08:48AM

As part of my job I work at a local armory from time to time. When the real NG guys hear that the VDF is going to have a weekend event at the armory they make sure to stay away. They say that the VDF people are a bunch of useless jock sniffers. VDF people remind me of volunteer fireman who are desperate for attention because their parents gave them little or no attention when they were young. I think the VDF does provide a little service for the public but I would never want to hang out with a VDF member as they all have mental issues.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: AVgas ()
Date: November 03, 2012 10:09AM

VDF people remind me of volunteer fireman who are desperate for attention


You remind me of an asshole who works in an "armory," who is desperate for attention

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: little boys with toys ()
Date: November 04, 2012 06:28AM

vdf member Wrote:
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> Whatever you want to think. The organization has
> changed radically in the last couple years,
> especially moving from a "militia" to a Civil
> Affairs mandate. The leadership has been tasked to
> cut a lot of dead wood, and they have. The mission
> has changed a lot; ostensibly it is still the ones
> listed on this thread above, but is much more
> oriented towards direct support for the NG
> especially in providing comms. Shelter support
> will be the next big goal.
>
> And I can assure you, before, during, and after
> Sandy the VDF was directly providing mission comms
> for the deployed NG units between their field
> locations and the JOC and then to VEOC all week,
> 24 hrs. This was our mission as assigned by the
> TAG, and that is what we did.


The VDF is ready to kick some serious ass! lol!
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VDF MP ()
Date: November 12, 2012 09:17PM

Actually the VDF has Armories and can be armed under direction from the Governer. The VDF does not train armed as a whole, but VDF personnel are premitted to train on their own with firarms.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VDF MP ()
Date: November 12, 2012 09:20PM

^
Firearms*........lol.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: vdf member ()
Date: December 06, 2012 05:54PM

I realize fully that I am just stepping back into the troll den, but I wanted to reply to VDF MP and state that NO, categorically, your statement "Actually the VDF has Armories and can be armed under direction from the Governer." is mostly wrong. We do NOT have armories, we use VNG Armories as training locations except for Waller Depot in Richmond, which we share with some Federal Organizations. And with the emphasis on moving to a Civic Support organization, there is zero, nada, zip chance of the Gov. ever authorizing the VDF to be armed. I would be one of the first to quit if they were.

And, in support of my previous statement concerning our tasking to provide communications for the NG, please at least read the below link before slamming me again. I realize the organization was in many ways a joke in the past, but things are changing. This is a Va NG website:

http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2012/11/27/2567/

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Just a question ()
Date: December 06, 2012 07:33PM

Just witnessed you guys at the chantilly gun show ( sorry looking bunch to say the least). Has anyone ever spit in your face for being a pretend Soldier? Kinda weird you guys give yourself ranks when real Soldiers are getting thier legs blown off. You guys should ditch the cammo and a few pounds.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: December 07, 2012 08:45AM

yo
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: December 07, 2012 08:51AM

Just a question Wrote:
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> Just witnessed you guys at the chantilly gun show
> ( sorry looking bunch to say the least). Has
> anyone ever spit in your face for being a pretend
> Soldier? Kinda weird you guys give yourself ranks
> when real Soldiers are getting thier legs blown
> off. You guys should ditch the cammo and a few
> pounds.


You hate them because they're not in Fairfax celebrating diversity with you, hating their lives like you do, and being a phony, like you.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 07, 2012 03:03PM

BEH Wrote:
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> yo





HA
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VDF member ()
Date: December 13, 2012 06:02PM

Hey, if ya wanna turn this into a thread posting pics of hot girls in Spetnaz uniform (pieces), I'm down with that...

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: 22nd Airbourne ()
Date: December 22, 2012 08:36AM

vdf member Wrote:
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> Um, no, that is not what I said. You dont have to
> believe me, let the NG say it.
>
> http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2012/11/01/2431/
> 4th paragraph.
>
> I get it; for whatever reason you despise folks
> who volunteer and contribute to the best of their
> ability. I will even grant you that the
> organization has had problems in the past; mostly
> due to not having a real purpose. All I am saying
> is that times have changed and the organization
> has as well.


I you are going to volunteer and contribute you should volunteer for an organization that actually does something for the community. The VDF is just a bunch of losers who need some sort of attention.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: decker ()
Date: December 25, 2012 02:29PM

VA Defense Force is currently recruiting for the "Black Ponies." I can't believe the level of disrespect I am hearing from everyone here about the VA Defense Force. Sure some of our battle buddies have their parents drive them to drill and some of us may get in hissy fits with one another but at the end of the day we are a team. We are definitely a force to be reckoned with. You wouldn't believe how many women drop like flies when I walk into a bar and tell them I am part of the black ponies. Our standards are some of the highest, our boot camp is not for the weak it separates the tiny hearts from the big ones if you know what I mean. Some of our members might be out of shape but I guarantee they will out PT you in any event! I really think the citizens of VA should start recognizing the service we provide for the state and the community. I also think we deserve the same benefits that the NG and the military receives such as commissary and PX privileges.
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Private Paarts ()
Date: December 25, 2012 06:17PM

Yeah right, black ponies? WTF? There used to be some tall wannabe at GMU who had a black pony tattoo on his forearm. We would laugh at him cause ge would call himself a soldier with ZERO active duty service. What a poser! Probably a queer who enjoyed that punjabi punanni! He had all thses stories about training with compasses, telling time by looking at the sun, and all these black ops types of drills. See I am a redneck, and wouldnt even join the ranks of these false posers.

Say NO to the VDF. They a fake militia.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: CERTenly3456765 ()
Date: December 28, 2012 08:18AM

This not CERT. These people come to CERT.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Concerned Mom ()
Date: December 28, 2012 09:38AM

CERT in the HOUSE! CERT kick ass and LIFT Buildings!

Duct Tape...CERT got it! Wow, kazoom! Don't wanna VFD, want CERT!

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: CERTenly3456765 ()
Date: December 28, 2012 09:43AM

Why make fun of me? That not nice.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: pink2hiscamo ()
Date: January 07, 2013 07:11AM

I am amazed at just how long this has been open. Holy stones, Batman! I see nothing wrong with this organization. Yes, it has it's faults. But, really. Some people have other reasons to participate than, "playing dress up," or "playing soldier." I am participating while I make my final decision on Army, National Guard, or Reserves. I also have the discipline of a cat and would have my ass handed to me if I had to go through BCT at the moment.

My boyfriend is a US Soldier and he is my biggest supporter. He and I go hand-to-hand sometimes so I can train further. His buddies support my decision also. I have family in Virginia National Guard, who talked highly of VaDF before they knew I was a part of it.

I know I am not the only VaDF member in VaDF who is doing it while making decisions, or waiting for BCT/Boot. I'm just giving another perspective on the group. Love me, hate me, I couldn't care less.

Respectfully,
-P

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: 404ed ()
Date: January 07, 2013 07:16AM

Is this shit for real? Fucking LOL.

Should be called the Virginia Special Defense Force.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: weblos ()
Date: January 08, 2013 08:00PM

404ed Wrote:
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> Is this shit for real? Fucking LOL.
>
> Should be called the Virginia Special Defense
> Force.

Boy scouts who never grew up.
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: NG69W ()
Date: January 08, 2013 11:03PM

VDF- every time I hear the name it puts a big smile on my face. Who ever made the pic " I want you" above gets +100 points. LMFAO. Please people more photowshop pics

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Tokyo ()
Date: January 09, 2013 07:02AM

Ultimately my question here is does the real military have do render these clowns the same customs and courtousies? I would have a real issue if I were NG doing drill and had to stand at parade rest for some VDF master sergeant who pretty much earned his rank by saving up to by the fucking pin! Or saluting a VDF officer, and I use that term loosly.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VDF officer ()
Date: March 20, 2013 08:17PM

Tokyo Wrote:
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> Ultimately my question here is does the real
> military have do render these clowns the same
> customs and courtousies? I would have a real
> issue if I were NG doing drill and had to stand at
> parade rest for some VDF master sergeant who
> pretty much earned his rank by saving up to by the
> fucking pin! Or saluting a VDF officer, and I use
> that term loosly.


If I am in uniform you are required to salute me.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: yikes! ()
Date: March 20, 2013 08:21PM

Tokyo Wrote:
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> Ultimately my question here is does the real
> military have do render these clowns the same
> customs and courtousies? I would have a real
> issue if I were NG doing drill and had to stand at
> parade rest for some VDF master sergeant who
> pretty much earned his rank by saving up to by the
> fucking pin! Or saluting a VDF officer, and I use that term loosly.



same with your spelling

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 20, 2013 08:53PM

VDF officer Wrote:
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> Tokyo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ultimately my question here is does the real
> > military have do render these clowns the same
> > customs and courtousies? I would have a real
> > issue if I were NG doing drill and had to stand
> at
> > parade rest for some VDF master sergeant who
> > pretty much earned his rank by saving up to by
> the
> > fucking pin! Or saluting a VDF officer, and I
> use
> > that term loosly.
>
>
> If I am in uniform you are required to salute me.




If you don't have a commission, there is no requirement to salute. You are a pseudo-officer. Saluting you would be like saluting a Securitas or Allied Barton guard at a lobby desk.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Ty9xY ()
Date: March 21, 2013 01:18AM

"We were getting complaints," said Gladys Keating, a former Fairfax County, Va., delegate who led a reorganization of the Virginia Defense Force. "We had one guy walking around thinking he was a reincarnation of Patton."


LOLZ... I wonder who that might be?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: fakerrr ()
Date: March 24, 2013 09:01PM

yikes! Wrote:
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> Tokyo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ultimately my question here is does the real
> > military have do render these clowns the
> same
> > customs and courtousies? I would have a
> real
> > issue if I were NG doing drill and had to stand
> at
> > parade rest for some VDF master sergeant who
> > pretty much earned his rank by saving up to
> by the
> > fucking pin! Or saluting a VDF officer, and
> I use that term loosly.
>
>
>
> same with your spelling
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VDFInfo ()
Date: March 25, 2013 12:09AM

§ 44-98. Interference with employment of members of Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force, or naval militia.

A person, who either by himself, or with another, deprives a member of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force or naval militia of his employment or prevents, by himself or another, such member being employed, or obstructs or annoys such member or his employer at his trade, business or employment, because such member of such organization is such member, dissuades any person from enlistment in the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force or naval militia by threat or injury to him in his employment, trade or business, in case he shall so enlist, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding $500, or imprisonment in jail not more than 30 days, or shall suffer both fine and imprisonment.

(1930, p. 967; Michie Code 1942, § 2673(83); 1958, c. 393; 1984, c. 765; 2011, cc. 572, 586.)


§ 44-93.4. Discrimination against persons who serve in the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force, or naval militia; and acts of reprisal prohibited.

A. A member of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force, or naval militia who performs, has performed, applies to perform, or has an obligation to perform state active duty or military duty pursuant to Title 32 of the United States Code shall not be denied initial employment, reemployment, retention in employment, promotion, or any benefit of employment by an employer on the basis of that membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation.

B. A person shall be considered to have denied a member of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force, or naval militia initial employment, reemployment, retention in employment, promotion, or a benefit of employment in violation of this section if the member's membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service is a motivating factor in that person's action, unless the person can prove by the greater weight of the evidence that the same unfavorable action would have taken place in the absence of the member's membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service.



§ 44-83. Pay and allowance of officers and enlisted persons.

When called into active state duty, not in the service of the United States, officers of the National Guard shall receive the same pay and allowances as prescribed for officers of like rank in the United States armed forces. For each day of such service, enlisted persons of the National Guard shall receive the same pay, rations, and allowances as enlisted persons of like grade of the United States armed forces. For each day of service, members of the Virginia Defense Force called to state active duty shall receive the same pay, rations, and allowances as persons of like grade in the United States Armed Forces. When rations are not issued, the value of the same shall be commuted and paid by the Adjutant General.

(1930, p. 964; Michie Code 1942, § 2673(69); 1958, c. 393; 1988, c. 352; 2011, cc. 572, 586.)


§ 18.2-488.1. Flag at half mast for certain public safety personnel killed in the line of duty.

A. As used in this section, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Emergency medical services provider" means the same as that term is defined in § 32.1-111.1, and any member of a volunteer lifesaving crew or rescue squad.

"Firefighter" means the same as that term is defined in § 9.1-300, and any member of a volunteer fire department.

"Police officer" means any full-time or part-time employee of a police department or sheriff's office which is a part of or administered by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic, or highway laws of the Commonwealth.

"Service member" means a member of the United States armed forces, Virginia National Guard, or Virginia Defense Force.

B. Whenever a service member, police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services provider who is a resident of Virginia is killed in the line of duty, all flags, state and local, flown at any building owned and operated by the Commonwealth shall be flown at half staff or mast for one day to honor and acknowledge respect for those who made the supreme sacrifice.

C. The Department of General Services shall develop procedures to effectuate the purposes of this section.

(2012, c. 767.)



§ 9.1-801. Public safety officer defined.

As used in this chapter, the term "public safety officer" includes a law-enforcement officer of this Commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions; a correctional officer as defined in § 53.1-1; a correctional officer employed at a juvenile correctional facility as the term is defined in § 66-25.3; a jail officer; a regional jail or jail farm superintendent; a member of any fire company or department or rescue squad that has been recognized by an ordinance or resolution of the governing body of any county, city or town of this Commonwealth as an integral part of the official safety program of such county, city or town; an arson investigator; a member of the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force while such a member is serving in the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force on official state duty or federal duty under Title 32 of the United States Code; any special agent of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; any police agent appointed under the provisions of § 56-353; any regular or special conservation police officer who receives compensation from a county, city or town or from the Commonwealth appointed pursuant to § 29.1-200; any commissioned forest warden appointed pursuant to § 10.1-1135; any member or employee of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission granted the power to arrest pursuant to § 28.2-900; any Department of Emergency Management hazardous materials officer; any nonfirefighter regional hazardous materials emergency response team member; any investigator who is a full-time sworn member of the security division of the State Lottery Department; any full-time sworn member of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles meeting the Department of Criminal Justice Services qualifications, when fulfilling duties pursuant to § 46.2-217; any campus police officer appointed under the provisions of Chapter 17 (§ 23-232 et seq.) of Title 23; and any conservation officer of the Department of Conservation and Recreation commissioned pursuant to § 10.1-115.

(2002, c. 150; 2007, c. 87; 2011, cc. 572, 586.)

§ 44-97. Exemption from arrest.

No person belonging to the Virginia National Guard, Virginia State Defense Force or the naval militia shall be arrested on any process issued by or from any civil officer or court, except in cases of felony or breach of the peace, while going to, remaining at or returning from any place at which he may be required to attend for military duty; nor in any case whatsoever while actually engaged in the performance of his military duties, except with the consent of his commanding officer.

(1930, p. 966; Michie Code 1942, § 2673(82); 1984, c. 765.)

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 25, 2013 12:11AM

Was there a point to all that copypasta? You know, Virginia also has laws for CERTs, it doesn't mean they aren't a bunch of old men with walkie talkies and reflector vests.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2013 12:11AM by eesh.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: holms ()
Date: April 08, 2013 04:07PM

Hey man I real soldier.
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Omar Bradley ()
Date: April 08, 2013 04:39PM

Ty9xY Wrote:
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> "We were getting complaints," said Gladys Keating,
> a former Fairfax County, Va., delegate who led a
> reorganization of the Virginia Defense Force. "We
> had one guy walking around thinking he was a
> reincarnation of Patton."

Love to have pics or more info on this statement

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 08, 2013 05:16PM

http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/state-defense-forces-grow-project-new-image-85899393830



After several states reinstituted their defense forces in the late 1980s and early '90s, several media reports detailed some members' paramilitary activities and connections with extremists.


In 1990, the Virginia General Assembly launched an investigation of its state defense force on reports that "a brigade was saving money to buy a tank and other units were practicing ad hoc drug raids," according to a 1991 article in The Nation.

"We were getting complaints," said Gladys Keating, a former Fairfax County, Va., delegate who led a reorganization of the Virginia Defense Force. "We had one guy walking around thinking he was a reincarnation of Patton."

But the problem was mostly lack of oversight, Keating explained: "Nobody had come down and given them a good explanation of what they should be about."

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VA Volunteer ()
Date: June 17, 2013 02:31PM

I can confirm this as well. I was there. VDF commo teams were the main communication link. They are actually quite good at disaster management.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: June 17, 2013 02:46PM

Where was VDF last week when the Richmond airport had the bomb threat?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: James ()
Date: August 21, 2013 11:24PM

The vast majority of VDF members are squared away. There are a few who could use some serious PT, but don't judge the entire force because of a very few.

Before you judge you should educate yourselves. The primary job of the VDF is to assist the National Guard and state in times of emergency and crisis. VDF members saved three lives during last years hurricane, risking their own lives to do it. The majority of members are former military, not rejects. Many have been forced to retire after 25 or 30 years and they are only in their mid to late fourties - with a lot left to contribute.

All in all they are an outstanding volunteer organization.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: svennestle ()
Date: August 22, 2013 10:27PM

i thought it was the national guard. how long ago did they change it?

well milita is any group of citizens legal protecting themselves from theives

i think i'm too old to join or i might (i'm not family - they'd probalby say no anyway)

!!! I see they're welcoming the enemy to control our nat. guard stations.

idiots. probably got free house work for it or a cry story about fairness

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Army Man ()
Date: September 10, 2013 12:18PM

This really exists?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Green Army Man ()
Date: September 10, 2013 03:11PM

Army Man Wrote:
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> This really exists?


They really do exist.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: General Halftrack ()
Date: September 10, 2013 03:21PM

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: NGA ()
Date: September 10, 2013 06:02PM

James Wrote:
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> The vast majority of VDF members are squared away.
> There are a few who could use some serious PT, but
> don't judge the entire force because of a very
> few.
>
> Before you judge you should educate yourselves.
> The primary job of the VDF is to assist the
> National Guard and state in times of emergency and
> crisis. VDF members saved three lives during last
> years hurricane, risking their own lives to do it.
> The majority of members are former military, not
> rejects. Many have been forced to retire after 25
> or 30 years and they are only in their mid to late
> fourties - with a lot left to contribute.
>
> All in all they are an outstanding volunteer
> organization.


I'm sorry but they are old fools that do nothing but leave a huge mess in the armory after they get their weekend there. They open up half the MRE's and just take the skittles out of them and throw the rest of the MRE back in the box.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: finn ()
Date: September 19, 2013 10:37PM

Maybe a U.S. Marine who is a disabled veteran who served Honorably and has since had several screws in his spine and is now disqualified from further military service and still wants to contribute should feel like a reject if he shows interest or joins the Virginia Defense Force. P.S. And is still fit and well within the weight standards.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: September 20, 2013 05:42AM

That Marine shouldn't take anything said on this forum seriously. 99% of the posters here couldn't make the cut with the VDF on their best day.

That Marine should compare what he and the VDF have to offer one another and see if they would benefit mutually.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 20, 2013 04:58PM

Vexxxed Wrote:
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> That Marine shouldn't take anything said on this
> forum seriously. 99% of the posters here couldn't
> make the cut with the VDF on their best day.
>
> That Marine should compare what he and the VDF
> have to offer one another and see if they would
> benefit mutually.




Vexxxed, are you bipolar? The reason I ask is that I can literally chart your up and down moody posts. It's not simply having a bad day and coming here to vent, it's like every other day you are surly and lash out at people, act impulsively, and try to bring everyone down.

Are you well?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: September 20, 2013 08:14PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Vexxxed, are you bipolar? The reason I ask is that
> I can literally chart your up and down moody
> posts. It's not simply having a bad day and coming
> here to vent, it's like every other day you are
> surly and lash out at people, act impulsively, and
> try to bring everyone down.
>
> Are you well?

Oh Michael, you really DO care!

Aren't you just the sweetest thing worrying your curly little head about me?

Fag.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 20, 2013 08:18PM

Vexxxed,

If you need someone to talk to, you can PM me. I keep everything confidential with Eesh-Client Privilege.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: VaVol ()
Date: October 07, 2013 02:28PM

I served in the United States Marine Corps. I volunteer in a local Volunteer Rescue Squad for the last 16 years. As a VDF volunteer I held the rank of E-6 Staff Sgt. Battalion Medical SNCOIC. I also have trained some of Virginia's finest men and women in the VaNG in combat medicine. I am proud to have served in the Virginia Defense Force. So unless you serve, or have served you have no idea of what you are talking about. So my suggestion to those who like to "bash" people for volunteering is. Volunteer in something. Like your local Rescue Company, or local Fire Company. See if you have the balls to run into a burning building to save a complete strangers life.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: October 07, 2013 02:33PM

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Teabagger Defense Force ()
Date: October 07, 2013 02:40PM

VaVol Wrote:
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> I served in the United States Marine Corps. I
> volunteer in a local Volunteer Rescue Squad for
> the last 16 years. As a VDF volunteer I held the
> rank of E-6 Staff Sgt. Battalion Medical SNCOIC.
> I also have trained some of Virginia's finest men
> and women in the VaNG in combat medicine. I am
> proud to have served in the Virginia Defense
> Force. So unless you serve, or have served you
> have no idea of what you are talking about. So my
> suggestion to those who like to "bash" people for
> volunteering is. Volunteer in something. Like your
> local Rescue Company, or local Fire Company. See
> if you have the balls to run into a burning
> building to save a complete strangers life.


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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Updater ()
Date: December 03, 2013 10:54AM

Lunatic Delegate Mark Cole wants VDF members to have their cars exempt from car tax.

As we all know on FU, the VDF is little more than a state-subsidized play program for people that want to pretend army-

Tell Mark Cole that VDF members should pay car tax- LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!

Delegate Mark Cole
P. O. Box 41965
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
(540) 786-3402
Delegate@MarkLCole.com

See proposed legislation at:
http://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2014/hb44/fulltext/

...

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Teddy ()
Date: December 04, 2013 09:31AM

This is quite possibly the worst bill I've seen in a while- and by the way, if it passes, I'm joining the VDF to stop paying tax on my truck- see ya later-

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: December 04, 2013 10:06PM

Teddy Wrote:
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> This is quite possibly the worst bill I've seen in
> a while- and by the way, if it passes, I'm joining
> the VDF to stop paying tax on my truck- see ya
> later-




It's probably the ulterior motive behind this anyway....to boost the recruitment numbers of the VDF. They've been trying to recruit 1000 members total for years now.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Glad that I got out ()
Date: March 16, 2014 08:53PM

Do not think that they will be able to offer any help when the shit hits the fan.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: ChY7d ()
Date: March 17, 2014 12:51PM

ahh who didn't kno communist biggest fan of VDF. me very nice love you long time if u let me in the VDF

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who didn't know illegals are trying get in adn get whites out of the VDF ??

it will be all tan in no time once the remaining force gets old or dies in tragic but actaully planned accidents

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pay will then be tripled. they will start training how to put down protests instead of how to protect borders and respond to emergencies

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for a model of exactly how to do this ... see: FCPS

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: ujWJX ()
Date: March 17, 2014 01:13PM

guess who's protesting. illegals dissatisfied with lack of charity ? gov workers who get paid less than jiffy lube employees ?

no. denizens who don't work in gov. and the illegals will outnumber them and be in gov since they vote democrat in solidarity. have all 3x maint jobs.

that is how eurasia parliament works friends

legal there maybe (actually no if you read their new constitutions).

not legal here.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Awesome Sweetness ()
Date: March 17, 2014 01:36PM

ujWJX Wrote:
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> guess who's protesting. illegals dissatisfied
> with lack of charity ? gov workers who get paid
> less than jiffy lube employees ?
>
> no. denizens who don't work in gov. and the
> illegals will outnumber them and be in gov since
> they vote democrat in solidarity. have all 3x
> maint jobs.
>
> that is how eurasia parliament works friends
>
> legal there maybe (actually no if you read their
> new constitutions).
>
> not legal here.

Huh?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 17, 2014 03:32PM

Their Facebook page hasn't been updated in three years....

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Glad tha I got out ()
Date: March 18, 2014 08:05PM

Their Web page is outdated as well

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: You all ungreatful ()
Date: March 18, 2014 09:01PM

Screw all of you haters. The VDF works real hard for the people inside the boundaries of the commonwealth of Virginia it protects. 100% dedication, sweat, blood and tears goes into the training and what is formed is a dedicated individual willing to serve his country. When SHTF you cry baby basement dwelling faggots will be cheering for the VDF when the squads come rolling into town to provide disaster relief, set up coms, disperse food, protect life and property and provide medical treatment. Hate all you want but you civilians will be begging to see the VDF if anything goes down. Show some respect A-holes.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: You all ungreatful ()
Date: March 18, 2014 09:37PM

THINK THE VDF DONT DO ANYTHING? WATCH THE VIDEOS AND EAT YOUR WORDS JERK OFFS!!


This is the sound of war-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNQGCO5jpbY

Motivational recruitment video. D company hoorah!-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-YmnFYUoI8

To protect and serve-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neES7l33hRU

You interbnet warrior clowns wish you had what it takes to be in the VDF. Move along only proud serving individuals here to see.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: 3L4yx ()
Date: March 18, 2014 09:45PM

Does the VDF constitute as community service? I have 100 court ordered hours for a possession charge.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Glad that I got out ()
Date: March 19, 2014 09:24PM

I was in the VDF for almost twenty years and it came down to being issued a riot baton and a helment to use for crowd control.This gear is kind of useless against an armed mob,don't you think.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 10, 2014 06:17PM

http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2014/04/10/5156/


More than 160 members of the Virginia Defense Force gathered at Fort Pickett March 29-30, 2014, for a division-directed unit training assembly. Among the activities on the schedule were initial entry training for new members of the VDF, state managed shelter logistics training, an instructor development course, a meeting of operations staffs, and a senior leaders meeting with Maj. Gen. John D. Taylor, the commander of the VDF.
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 10, 2014 06:18PM

Maj. Gen. John D. Taylor, the commander of the Virginia Defense Force, meets with senior leaders of the VDF March 29, 2014, at Fort Pickett. In addition to the senior leaders meeting, more than 160 VDF personnel gathered March 29-30 at Fort Pickett for initial entry training, an instructor development course, a meeting of operations staffs, and state managed shelter logistics training.
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 10, 2014 06:18PM

Members of the Virginia Defense Force conduct training on state managed shelter logistics March 29, 2014, at Fort Pickett.
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Professonal ()
Date: April 11, 2014 06:27PM

Hard core!

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Date: April 21, 2014 02:27AM

I'm a Marine Corps veteran and very interested in joining the VDF. I'm currently attending business school at Old Dominion University, which I will be graduating with a bachelor's degree in Marketing this time next year. I have questions about the commisssioning process. Could a current VDF member provide me some contact information for someone who can answer my questions?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 21, 2014 02:32AM

Interested in Joining Wrote:
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> I'm a Marine Corps veteran and very interested in
> joining the VDF. I'm currently attending business
> school at Old Dominion University, which I will be
> graduating with a bachelor's degree in Marketing
> this time next year. I have questions about the
> commisssioning process. Could a current VDF
> member provide me some contact information for
> someone who can answer my questions?
>
> Thanks for the help.





Assuming this isn't a troll post, why don't you go National Guard? At least you will be paid....

You only need 90 credits to get commissioned in the Guard, and you have until 0-3 to complete your degree.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Date: April 21, 2014 05:29PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Interested in Joining Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I'm a Marine Corps veteran and very interested
> in
> > joining the VDF. I'm currently attending
> business
> > school at Old Dominion University, which I will
> be
> > graduating with a bachelor's degree in
> Marketing
> > this time next year. I have questions about
> the
> > commisssioning process. Could a current VDF
> > member provide me some contact information for
> > someone who can answer my questions?
> >
> > Thanks for the help.

>
>
>
>
> Assuming this isn't a troll post, why don't you go
> National Guard? At least you will be paid....
>
> You only need 90 credits to get commissioned in
> the Guard, and you have until 0-3 to complete your
> degree.

I've already done my time active duty and I have no desire for my life to be interrupted for 12 months for overseas deployments.

My interest in joining has nothing to do with money. I live comfortable with my current situation. I miss the comaraderie and the organization of the Marine Corps, but I don't want the hassles either. Deployment within the state of VA is fine with me. There's not a single place in VA that is more than a 6 or 7 hour drive from home.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: tony ()
Date: April 27, 2014 02:24PM

Yes,they are around and the Virginia Defense Force has a deep History in Virginia that goes back to the 1600s. And have been involved in many battles. The train at Fort Pickett. And local Armories.Cue sticks, funny:)

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: tony ()
Date: April 27, 2014 02:35PM

Its the common sense factor. I have been in riots shield and baton. With exception of the Watts riots. There have never been shots fired. And helmets have saved me A many of times. And I hope your not the guy that would respond to shots fired!! With a helmet and baton??

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 27, 2014 04:59PM

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 10, 2014 01:59PM

Members of the Virginia Defense Force operate traffic control points and provide mission command support May 2, 2014, at the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va. More than 120 members of the all-volunteer VDF from units across the state augmented local law enforcement May 1-3 to help ensure traffic flow for an event that is expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the Winchester area. The VDF also took advantage of the mission to train on multiple communication systems and to educate local citizens about their mission and possibly recruit new members.
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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Glad that I got out ()
Date: May 10, 2014 02:36PM

What about cover discipline?The Drill floor is the same as being outside.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 10, 2014 04:42PM

I'm concerned that they put that much planning into volunteer traffic control. Does guiding cars on where to be parked required a mobile command center, Panasonic Toughbooks, and ancient hand held radios?

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: Glad that I got out ()
Date: May 10, 2014 05:41PM

VDF members use to be deputized for this event.As far as the bling,it is for show.

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Re: Did you know- about the "Virginia Defense Force" ?
Posted by: CERTainly 35763 ()
Date: May 10, 2014 08:27PM

Where CERT? I bets CERT look good in uniform!

He in picture anywhere?

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