Virginia is a state in the United States of America that is featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. During the Russo-American War, it is one of the areas of the United States of America that is attacked.
The Campaign Missions "Wolverines!", and "Exodus", along with the Special Ops missions "Big Brother", "Body Count", "Homeland Security", and "Wardriving" take place in Virgina. Following the assault at Zakhaev International Airport, Russia launches a surprise attack on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Russian aircraft were able to penetrate American radar defenses because Russian forces had managed to crack an ACS module from a downed American spy satellite. Upon duplicating the module, they were able to hack the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) system to give the illusion that an attack was happening in Alaska and California instead of the East Coast. During the initial stages of the attack, Russian aircraft managed to drop many paratroopers and significant ground support in the form of tanks and BTRs. The 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, the closest regiment at the time to Northeastern Virginia, heads to secure a crashed High-Value Individual codenamed Raptor. The squad encountered heavy resistance including BTR-80's, Mi-28 Havocs and many Russian troops. The Rangers are able to extract Raptor and inflict heavy losses on the Russians in the process.
Following the extraction of Raptor, the Rangers continue to push through Northern Virginia en route to Washington. Heavy fighting ensued in a community named Arcadia, where the Rangers, along with a Stryker ICV (Callsign: Honey Badger) buy valuable time for any remaining civilians to evacuate. The Rangers were also tasked with extracting a High Value Individual from a house on Brookmere Road. The HVI (High Value Individual) was found to be dead upon their arrival, apparently killed by Russian forces.