192nd Mission Support Group Archive

  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 100 Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer conducted a multi-day field training exercise Nov. 2-5, 2017, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The purpose of the FTX was to practice the squadron’s contingency and wartime capabilities in a […]

    Air Guard engineers conduct multi-day field training exercise

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 100 Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer conducted a multi-day field training exercise Nov. 2-5, 2017, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The purpose of the FTX was to practice the squadron’s contingency and wartime capabilities in a […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia National Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 2, 2017, to officially open a new multi-purpose building at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, constructed by the Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, or RED HORSE. Construction on the new 9,000 square foot metal building […]

    Virginia National Guard hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new building in Virginia Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia National Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 2, 2017, to officially open a new multi-purpose building at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, constructed by the Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, or RED HORSE. Construction on the new 9,000 square foot metal building […]

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  • BLACKSTONE, Va. — The first group of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team departed for the U.S Virgin Islands Sept. 24, 2017, from Blackstone Army Airfield in Blackstone, Virginia, to join a multi-state, multi-agency response effort to recent hurricanes. The Soldiers will serve as a mission command headquarters and synchronize all National Guard […]

    First group of Virginia National Guard Soldiers departs for U.S. Virgin Islands

    BLACKSTONE, Va. — The first group of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team departed for the U.S Virgin Islands Sept. 24, 2017, from Blackstone Army Airfield in Blackstone, Virginia, to join a multi-state, multi-agency response effort to recent hurricanes. The Soldiers will serve as a mission command headquarters and synchronize all National Guard […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A group of 14 Soldiers and Airmen participated in a regional marksmanship match Aug. 25-27, 2017, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The match included shooters from two regions – Marksmanship Advisory Council Region I and II – and included approximately 120 shooters.  “These matches…provide the opportunity for Soldiers and Airmen to practice and improve their skills beyond the […]

    Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen shoot at regional match

    SANDSTON, Va. — A group of 14 Soldiers and Airmen participated in a regional marksmanship match Aug. 25-27, 2017, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The match included shooters from two regions – Marksmanship Advisory Council Region I and II – and included approximately 120 shooters.  “These matches…provide the opportunity for Soldiers and Airmen to practice and improve their skills beyond the […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers, Airmen awarded for rifle marksmanship excellence

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

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  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, conducted a collective training exercise Jan. 21, 2017, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to prepare for an external evaluation to be held later this year. The force is made up of Soldiers […]

    Exercise prepares special response force for upcoming evaluation

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, conducted a collective training exercise Jan. 21, 2017, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to prepare for an external evaluation to be held later this year. The force is made up of Soldiers […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

    Governor, First Lady host receptions recognizing federal active duty service

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 120 Virginia Air National Guard engineers reunited with friends and family Oct. 26, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach after serving on federal active duty in Southwest Asia since March. Leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard were also on hand to thank the Airmen for the service and welcome them […]

    Virginia Beach-based Va. Guard Airmen return from federal duty in Southwest Asia

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 120 Virginia Air National Guard engineers reunited with friends and family Oct. 26, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach after serving on federal active duty in Southwest Asia since March. Leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard were also on hand to thank the Airmen for the service and welcome them […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Airmen of the Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd RED HORSE Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed family members, friends and fellow servicemembers to Camp Pendleton, Virginia, March 3, 2016, for a ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of the worst peacetime aviation disaster in National Guard history. Eighteen members of the 203rd were killed alongside three aviators from […]

    Airmen, Soldiers honored on 15th anniversary of 203rd RED HORSE crash

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Airmen of the Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd RED HORSE Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed family members, friends and fellow servicemembers to Camp Pendleton, Virginia, March 3, 2016, for a ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of the worst peacetime aviation disaster in National Guard history. Eighteen members of the 203rd were killed alongside three aviators from […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Air Force Col. Toni M. Lord took command of the 192nd Fighter Wing Mission Support Group from Col. Jeffery L. Ryan during a change of command ceremony that Col. Robert J. Grey, commander of the 192nd Fighter Wing, officiated Oct. 18, 2015, at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va. “[Lord] has done outstanding […]

    192nd Mission Support Group recognizes new commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Air Force Col. Toni M. Lord took command of the 192nd Fighter Wing Mission Support Group from Col. Jeffery L. Ryan during a change of command ceremony that Col. Robert J. Grey, commander of the 192nd Fighter Wing, officiated Oct. 18, 2015, at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va. “[Lord] has done outstanding […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 550 personnel for possible flood response at key locations across the commonwealth starting Oct. 2, 2015, and the operation had increased participation from Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force units in addition to Virginia Army National Guard units. The state was spared the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, and […]

    Va. National Guard flood response a joint effort

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 550 personnel for possible flood response at key locations across the commonwealth starting Oct. 2, 2015, and the operation had increased participation from Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force units in addition to Virginia Army National Guard units. The state was spared the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, and […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 550 Soldiers and Airmen staged and ready at facilities in the areas of Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia as of Friday evening, Oct. 2, 2015. Staging personnel and equipment in advance of the severe weather helps make sure the Guard can rapidly respond when needed, explained […]

    Va. Guard personnel staged and ready for possible flood response operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 550 Soldiers and Airmen staged and ready at facilities in the areas of Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia as of Friday evening, Oct. 2, 2015. Staging personnel and equipment in advance of the severe weather helps make sure the Guard can rapidly respond when needed, explained […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Current and former members of the Virginia Air National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron celebrated the unit’s 30th anniversary Aug. 8, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Va. The ceremony kicked off the 203rd’s Family Day activities, which featured food, games, and a cardboard boat race on Lake Christine. Retired Col. William A. Prosise, the first […]

    Airmen, veterans, families celebrate 30th anniversary of 203rd RED HORSE

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Current and former members of the Virginia Air National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron celebrated the unit’s 30th anniversary Aug. 8, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Va. The ceremony kicked off the 203rd’s Family Day activities, which featured food, games, and a cardboard boat race on Lake Christine. Retired Col. William A. Prosise, the first […]

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  • ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard, Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron are serving rotations on a joint tasking to Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, from March 24-June 24, 2015, providing construction support, along with their sister unit, the 202nd RED HORSE Squadron based out of Camp Blanding, Florida. The focus of the […]

    203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducts training mission in Guam

    ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard, Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron are serving rotations on a joint tasking to Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, from March 24-June 24, 2015, providing construction support, along with their sister unit, the 202nd RED HORSE Squadron based out of Camp Blanding, Florida. The focus of the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other senior leaders in recognizing and thanking Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6, 2015, at Camp Pendleton and May 8, 2015, at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized […]

    DMA state employees recognized at Camp Pendleton, Fort Pickett

    SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other senior leaders in recognizing and thanking Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6, 2015, at Camp Pendleton and May 8, 2015, at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia military members from the 192nd Fighter Wing, 203rd Red Horse Squadron, and the Virginia Army National Guard, and their families volunteered April 18, 2015, to help clean and improve York River State Park in Williamsburg, Va. The families served in honor of the Month of the Military Child and Earth Day as they assisted […]

    Va. Army, Air Guard families help clean state park in Williamsburg

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia military members from the 192nd Fighter Wing, 203rd Red Horse Squadron, and the Virginia Army National Guard, and their families volunteered April 18, 2015, to help clean and improve York River State Park in Williamsburg, Va. The families served in honor of the Month of the Military Child and Earth Day as they assisted […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a ceremony March 3, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach to remember the 21 Airmen and Soldiers killed in the worst peacetime aviation disaster in the history of the National Guard. The 203rd lost 18 Airmen March 3, 2001, when the C-23 Sherpa they were […]

    Va. Guard remembers Airmen, Soldiers on 14th anniversary of 203rd RHS crash

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a ceremony March 3, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach to remember the 21 Airmen and Soldiers killed in the worst peacetime aviation disaster in the history of the National Guard. The 203rd lost 18 Airmen March 3, 2001, when the C-23 Sherpa they were […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 600 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force as well as U. S. Army Reserve Soldiers conducted a variety of hands on and virtual training and administrative activities Jan. 10 -11, 2015, at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Training and […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts busy training weekend

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 600 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force as well as U. S. Army Reserve Soldiers conducted a variety of hands on and virtual training and administrative activities Jan. 10 -11, 2015, at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Training and […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron refined essential skills and expeditionary training during a field training exercise Nov. 7-9, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Approximately 120 Airmen from the 203rd RHS participated in the multi-day FTX, which emphasized simulated wartime tasks including bare-base establishment and operations, rapid […]

    203rd RHS refine skills at FTX while training for wartime mission

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron refined essential skills and expeditionary training during a field training exercise Nov. 7-9, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Approximately 120 Airmen from the 203rd RHS participated in the multi-day FTX, which emphasized simulated wartime tasks including bare-base establishment and operations, rapid […]

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  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers assigned to the Bowling Green-based Detachment 1, Company B, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted their first flight of the RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial system in Virginia Oct. 4, 2014, at Fort A. P. Hill, Va. Virginia Guard Airmen from the Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron reconstructed […]

    116th BSTB Shadow UAS detachment conducts first flight in Virginia

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers assigned to the Bowling Green-based Detachment 1, Company B, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted their first flight of the RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial system in Virginia Oct. 4, 2014, at Fort A. P. Hill, Va. Virginia Guard Airmen from the Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron reconstructed […]

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