Established in 1607, Virginia Army National Guard, also known as VAARNG, is a military organization that focuses on the security and peace needs of individuals throughout Virginia. It has infantry and field artillery divisions and offers a range of career options, educational benefits and retirement plans. Virginia Army National Guard s responsibilities include neutralizing and suppressing the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire. It integrates fire support assets for combined arms operations, as well as specializes in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems. The organization s engineering division builds structures, develops civil works programs and works with natural resources, as well as provides combat support on battlefield. Virginia Army National Guard is a part of the United States Army National Guard, which is nationwide military organization.