The mission of the VDF is by the Code of Virginia § 44-54.4 to support the Virginia National Guard at the following times :
- 1. Provide for an adequately trained organized reserve militia to assume control of Virginia National Guard facilities and to secure any federal and state property left in place in the event of the mobilization of the Virginia National Guard.
- 2. Assist in the mobilization of the Virginia National Guard.
- 3. Support the Virginia National Guard in providing family assistance to military dependents within the Commonwealth in the event of the mobilization of the National Guard.
- 4. Provide a military force to respond to the call of the Governor in those circumstances described in § 44-75.1
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About Our Organization
The VDF is the state’s only military force that is independent of federal control. With units located throughout the state, the VDF can move into a stricken area quickly, interact with and assist local authorities and restore community integrity as soon as possible. Working during blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters, the VDF volunteers are familiar faces working in nearby towns and cities bringing aid and comfort to their neighbors.
The Flag of Virginia
The General Assembly of Virginia adopted an official salute to the flag of Virginia in 1954. It reads: