the first days of the history of our
nation up to the present,
soldiers have been making it their mission to serve the people of the
Virginia. Our country was founded on the principal of service to our
citizens. That spirit is alive and well today in
the selfless service of hundreds of men and women who
volunteer their time, skills and diverse talents to serve their
fellow Virginians as
members of the Virginia Defense Force.
The VADF takes volunteers from age 16 (with
parent/guardian written consent) through age 64. Many volunteers have
prior military service, however, this is not a requirement to join.
Volunteers are required to purchase their own uniforms, equipment, and
supply their own transportation as required for monthly drills.