About Author: Sgt. Marc Heaton

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  • BLACKSTONE, Va. – More than 100 Soldiers, representing Virginia Army National Guard units from across the Commonwealth, attended an Operation Waypoint event Nov. 3-4, 2018, at the Blackstone Readiness Center in Blackstone, Virginia. The Operation Waypoint program, which started earlier this year, was created to assist in reaching the Adjutant General’s goal of growing the overall end-strength of the Virginia […]

    Operation Waypoint serves as key component in reaching end-strength goal

    BLACKSTONE, Va. – More than 100 Soldiers, representing Virginia Army National Guard units from across the Commonwealth, attended an Operation Waypoint event Nov. 3-4, 2018, at the Blackstone Readiness Center in Blackstone, Virginia. The Operation Waypoint program, which started earlier this year, was created to assist in reaching the Adjutant General’s goal of growing the overall end-strength of the Virginia […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Brig. Gen. John M. Epperly took command of the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division, Army National Guard, from Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner during a traditional change of command ceremony May 5, 2018, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented […]

    Epperly takes command of 29th Infantry Division

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Brig. Gen. John M. Epperly took command of the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division, Army National Guard, from Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner during a traditional change of command ceremony May 5, 2018, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Approximately 800 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted training on individual skills and squad-level tactics March 2-4, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The Red Dragons conducted  a number of training events, including individual weapons qualification, heavy weapons familiarization, sniper sustainment and qualification, […]

    Red Dragons conduct individual, squad-level training at Pickett during March drill

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Approximately 800 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted training on individual skills and squad-level tactics March 2-4, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The Red Dragons conducted  a number of training events, including individual weapons qualification, heavy weapons familiarization, sniper sustainment and qualification, […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — As the world focused its attention on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, one Virginia Army National Guard Soldier was setting her sights a little further, to the summer games in 2020. Spc. Shereese Cutler, a culinary specialist assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard, hopes to represent the United […]

    29th ID Soldier is jumping for gold

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — As the world focused its attention on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, one Virginia Army National Guard Soldier was setting her sights a little further, to the summer games in 2020. Spc. Shereese Cutler, a culinary specialist assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard, hopes to represent the United […]

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