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  • SARAJEVO – The NATO Headquarters Transfer of Authority ceremony took place July 9, 2018, between the incoming commander U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Marti J. Bissell and the outgoing commander U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Huston. Huston said he was departing with an even greater sense of optimism and faith in the people of this country, and the knowledge that […]

    Bissell takes command of NATO Headquarters Sarajevo

    SARAJEVO – The NATO Headquarters Transfer of Authority ceremony took place July 9, 2018, between the incoming commander U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Marti J. Bissell and the outgoing commander U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Huston. Huston said he was departing with an even greater sense of optimism and faith in the people of this country, and the knowledge that […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Security Forces Squadron conducted and participated in a small team, combat arms live-fire exercise June 23, 2018, at Fort Eustis, Virginia. The Airmen trained in a simulated urban environment using non-lethal ammunition to achieve a high level of realism in their training. “The training we’re conducting today […]

    192nd Security Forces Squadron trains to shoot, move and communicate

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Security Forces Squadron conducted and participated in a small team, combat arms live-fire exercise June 23, 2018, at Fort Eustis, Virginia. The Airmen trained in a simulated urban environment using non-lethal ammunition to achieve a high level of realism in their training. “The training we’re conducting today […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs conducted its first-ever Supervisor Course June 4-7, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The class was held at Fort Pickett, but may be conducted at other locations in the future. “Talking to the state staff and looking at the trends and data from the climate survey we conducted last year showed […]

    DMA conducts its first-ever Supervisor Course

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs conducted its first-ever Supervisor Course June 4-7, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The class was held at Fort Pickett, but may be conducted at other locations in the future. “Talking to the state staff and looking at the trends and data from the climate survey we conducted last year showed […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed a new wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher L. Amburn, June 23, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bouley, 192nd FW command chief, welcomed Amburn with his last coin. Bouley has served as the 192nd FW command chief for three years and in the […]

    192nd Fighter Wing welcomes new wing command chief

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed a new wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher L. Amburn, June 23, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bouley, 192nd FW command chief, welcomed Amburn with his last coin. Bouley has served as the 192nd FW command chief for three years and in the […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 149th Fighter Squadron, the oldest unit assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing,  celebrated its 71st year as a fighter squadron June 21, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The squadron was federally recognized June 21, 1947. The 149th FS is an F-22A Raptor air dominance and T-38 Talon adversary air […]

    149th Fighter Squadron celebrates its 71st year

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 149th Fighter Squadron, the oldest unit assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing,  celebrated its 71st year as a fighter squadron June 21, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The squadron was federally recognized June 21, 1947. The 149th FS is an F-22A Raptor air dominance and T-38 Talon adversary air […]

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  • CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — A shadow warrior’s face, lit by Liquid Crystal Displays with Light Emitting Diode backlighting, remains inscrutable to the public eye. Unknown, unsung, he targets enemy and hostile adversaries via integrated and synchronized cyberspace operations, the fifth dimension of warfare. He works on a handful of computers simultaneously, conducting cyber opposing force support, network warfare activities and […]

    Enlisted IT expert takes lead at Cyber Shield 18

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — A shadow warrior’s face, lit by Liquid Crystal Displays with Light Emitting Diode backlighting, remains inscrutable to the public eye. Unknown, unsung, he targets enemy and hostile adversaries via integrated and synchronized cyberspace operations, the fifth dimension of warfare. He works on a handful of computers simultaneously, conducting cyber opposing force support, network warfare activities and […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — After more than four years of serving as commander of the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, Lt. Col. J. Stock Dinsmore relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Getz during a change of command ceremony April 14, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reserve in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The ceremony marked […]

    203rd RED HORSE welcomes new commander

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — After more than four years of serving as commander of the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, Lt. Col. J. Stock Dinsmore relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Getz during a change of command ceremony April 14, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reserve in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The ceremony marked […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Construction was completed on the new training venue in the Old Hospital Area of Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center April 27, 2018. The new Structure Collapse Venue Site is intended to simulate a large building damaged by a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. “The idea is to instill an impression,” said Capt. Andrew Czaplicki, Operations […]

    Virginia National Guard’s newest training venue nears opening date

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Construction was completed on the new training venue in the Old Hospital Area of Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center April 27, 2018. The new Structure Collapse Venue Site is intended to simulate a large building damaged by a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. “The idea is to instill an impression,” said Capt. Andrew Czaplicki, Operations […]

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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — A member of the 192nd Fighter Wing Force Support Flight was awarded the 2017 U.S. Air Force Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services, or A1 installation-level Force Support Reserve Component Airman of the Year. Senior Airman Michele Dumas, personnel apprentice, was recognized by Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Fighter Wing commander, during the 192nd […]

    192nd Fighter Wing personnel apprentice wins Air Force-level award

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — A member of the 192nd Fighter Wing Force Support Flight was awarded the 2017 U.S. Air Force Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services, or A1 installation-level Force Support Reserve Component Airman of the Year. Senior Airman Michele Dumas, personnel apprentice, was recognized by Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Fighter Wing commander, during the 192nd […]

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  • MANILA, Ark. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division participated in a memorial tree planting ceremony to honor the memory of Pvt. Herman Davis, a decorated World War I veteran, March 4, 2018, in Manila, Arkansas. The ceremony commemorates the 100th anniversary of Davis’s enlistment into Company I, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division. Davis was […]

    29th Soldiers participate in ceremony honoring WWI veteran

    MANILA, Ark. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division participated in a memorial tree planting ceremony to honor the memory of Pvt. Herman Davis, a decorated World War I veteran, March 4, 2018, in Manila, Arkansas. The ceremony commemorates the 100th anniversary of Davis’s enlistment into Company I, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division. Davis was […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp has opened registration for the 2018 summer session to be held July 22-27, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Youth Camp targets 8-12 year old dependents of current National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from around Virginia. This 6-day, overnight camp has a broad range of […]

    Registration open for 2018 Virginia National Guard Youth Camp

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp has opened registration for the 2018 summer session to be held July 22-27, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Youth Camp targets 8-12 year old dependents of current National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from around Virginia. This 6-day, overnight camp has a broad range of […]

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  • FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Task Force Echo, an Army National Guard formation comprised of more than 140 Soldiers from seven states — California, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia and Utah — held an award ceremony to honor and recognize the service of these cyber warriors March 27, 2018, at Fort Meade, Maryland. The TFE mobilization is historic in […]

    Task Force Echo is an Army Cyber success story

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Task Force Echo, an Army National Guard formation comprised of more than 140 Soldiers from seven states — California, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia and Utah — held an award ceremony to honor and recognize the service of these cyber warriors March 27, 2018, at Fort Meade, Maryland. The TFE mobilization is historic in […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner has been selected to serve as the Military Executive for the Reserve Forces Policy Board in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, according to an announcement made March 21, 2018, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The position is effective April 1, 2018. “The assignment of […]

    Ortner selected as the Military Executive for the Reserve Forces Policy Board

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner has been selected to serve as the Military Executive for the Reserve Forces Policy Board in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, according to an announcement made March 21, 2018, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The position is effective April 1, 2018. “The assignment of […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, held a joint change of command ceremony for the 192nd Maintenance Group and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Feb. 25, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Lt. Col. Sarah M. Beck, former 192nd Maintenance Operations Flight commander, assumed command of the 192nd AMXS from Col. Catherine M. Jumper. Jumper […]

    Joint change of command brings new leadership to 192nd Maintenance Group and Squadron

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, held a joint change of command ceremony for the 192nd Maintenance Group and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Feb. 25, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Lt. Col. Sarah M. Beck, former 192nd Maintenance Operations Flight commander, assumed command of the 192nd AMXS from Col. Catherine M. Jumper. Jumper […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Feb. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Darren P. Gray, 192nd Operations Group commander, presented the guidon to Maj. Nathan A. Brown, former director of operations of the 185th COS, signifying his assumption of command […]

    185th Cyber Operations Squadron welcomes new commander in assumption of command ceremony

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Feb. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Darren P. Gray, 192nd Operations Group commander, presented the guidon to Maj. Nathan A. Brown, former director of operations of the 185th COS, signifying his assumption of command […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A multi-unit effort resulted in the addition of a UH-1 Huey helicopter to the historical artifacts on display at the site of the new Virginia National Guard headquarters building March 10, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to Fort Pickett’s Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site prepared the […]

    Virginia Soldiers truck UH-1 from Pickett to new headquarters site

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A multi-unit effort resulted in the addition of a UH-1 Huey helicopter to the historical artifacts on display at the site of the new Virginia National Guard headquarters building March 10, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to Fort Pickett’s Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site prepared the […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — The Virginia Fire Marshal’s Academy conducted a four-week fire investigation course Jan. 23- Feb. 16, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. Twenty attendees representing 18 jurisdictions participated in the course, one of three offered yearly around the state and one of several that must be mastered to achieve certification as a Fire Marshal […]

    State Military Reservation hosts Virginia Fire Marshal’s Academy training

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — The Virginia Fire Marshal’s Academy conducted a four-week fire investigation course Jan. 23- Feb. 16, 2018, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. Twenty attendees representing 18 jurisdictions participated in the course, one of three offered yearly around the state and one of several that must be mastered to achieve certification as a Fire Marshal […]

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  • MECHANICSVILLE- Va. — Warrant Officer Candidates assigned to Class 18-001 of the Virginia National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, taught at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, linked up with a crew from Hanover Habitat for Humanity, Feb. 24, 2018, to complete a community project in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Each WOCS class must plan and execute a community […]

    WOCs team up with Hanover Habitat for Humanity for outreach project

    MECHANICSVILLE- Va. — Warrant Officer Candidates assigned to Class 18-001 of the Virginia National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, taught at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, linked up with a crew from Hanover Habitat for Humanity, Feb. 24, 2018, to complete a community project in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Each WOCS class must plan and execute a community […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Headquarters Battalion, 29th Infantry Division received the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation for its 2016-2017 deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, the 29th ID commander, announced to a formation of 29th ID Soldiers Jan. 14, 2018, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. “The accolades that the division received, I’ve […]

    29th ID receives Army Meritorious Unit Commendation for 2016-2017 deployment

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Headquarters Battalion, 29th Infantry Division received the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation for its 2016-2017 deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, the 29th ID commander, announced to a formation of 29th ID Soldiers Jan. 14, 2018, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. “The accolades that the division received, I’ve […]

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  • NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Thanks to a sharp-eyed employee at the Virginia War Museum in Newport News, Virginia, another treasure trove of historic flags has been found. While conducting an inventory of a seldom-used storage compartment at the museum, the museum worker quickly realized that the contents of the cabinet contained the World War I Regimental flags for the 111th […]

    Treasure trove of historic flags found in Virginia War Museum

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Thanks to a sharp-eyed employee at the Virginia War Museum in Newport News, Virginia, another treasure trove of historic flags has been found. While conducting an inventory of a seldom-used storage compartment at the museum, the museum worker quickly realized that the contents of the cabinet contained the World War I Regimental flags for the 111th […]

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