203rd RED HORSE Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • OCEANA NAVAL AIR STATION, Va. – Virginia Air National Guard recruiters teamed up with the Air National Guard Mobile Experience and conducted informational outreach and spoke with several hundred potential Airmen at the Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show Sept. 19-21, 2014. “The Air National Guard Mobile Experience takes participants on a journey of life in the Air National Guard […]

    Va. Air Guard Recruiters conduct recruiting, outreach activities at air show

    OCEANA NAVAL AIR STATION, Va. – Virginia Air National Guard recruiters teamed up with the Air National Guard Mobile Experience and conducted informational outreach and spoke with several hundred potential Airmen at the Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show Sept. 19-21, 2014. “The Air National Guard Mobile Experience takes participants on a journey of life in the Air National Guard […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – More than 20 service members from three components are better prepared for the challenges of moving equipment for deployment or training after attending the Unit Movement Officer Course held Sept. 15 – 20, 2014, at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute and various training sites at Fort Pickett. The Defense Movement Coordinator’s section of the Virginia […]

    G-4 leads deployment logistics training for Soldiers, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – More than 20 service members from three components are better prepared for the challenges of moving equipment for deployment or training after attending the Unit Movement Officer Course held Sept. 15 – 20, 2014, at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute and various training sites at Fort Pickett. The Defense Movement Coordinator’s section of the Virginia […]

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  • PETERSBURG, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen demolished abandoned, decrepit and drug-trade related houses Aug. 18-29, 2014, in Petersburg, Va., as part of Operation Renew, a program that provides National Guard engineer assets to assist in reclaiming control of known drug trafficking areas by destroying structures with connections to the local drug trade. Approximately 25 Soldiers from the […]

    Va. Guard engineers destroy derelict and dangerous structures

    PETERSBURG, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen demolished abandoned, decrepit and drug-trade related houses Aug. 18-29, 2014, in Petersburg, Va., as part of Operation Renew, a program that provides National Guard engineer assets to assist in reclaiming control of known drug trafficking areas by destroying structures with connections to the local drug trade. Approximately 25 Soldiers from the […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH — Ten Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from Virginia Beach-based units were recognized at the 21st Virginia Beach Armed Forces Awards Luncheon July 31, 2014, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce sponsored the luncheon, which recognized outstanding service members in Virginia Beach, including personnel from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, […]

    Va. Guard Airmen, Soldiers honored at Virginia Beach Armed Forces Awards Luncheon

    VIRGINIA BEACH — Ten Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from Virginia Beach-based units were recognized at the 21st Virginia Beach Armed Forces Awards Luncheon July 31, 2014, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce sponsored the luncheon, which recognized outstanding service members in Virginia Beach, including personnel from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted engineer projects to construct a pavilion at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. and reconstruct a runway at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., July 7 to Aug. 1, 2014. The projects provided opportunities for the Air Guard engineers to conduct real-world training […]

    203rd RED HORSE engineer projects aide VMI, Fort A. P. Hill

    SANDSTON, Va. — Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted engineer projects to construct a pavilion at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. and reconstruct a runway at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., July 7 to Aug. 1, 2014. The projects provided opportunities for the Air Guard engineers to conduct real-world training […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders provided updates on the state of the Virginia Air National Guard to senior officers at National Guard Bureau in briefings held July 21 and 22, 2014, at the Pentagon in Washington, D. C. and at Air National Guard Readiness Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant […]

    Senior leaders update NGB officers on state of the Va. Air National Guard

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders provided updates on the state of the Virginia Air National Guard to senior officers at National Guard Bureau in briefings held July 21 and 22, 2014, at the Pentagon in Washington, D. C. and at Air National Guard Readiness Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant […]

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