203rd RED HORSE Archive

  • 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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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from the Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron and Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group participated in a joint exercise to test the coordination and deployment plans of the Disaster Relief Bed-down System, July 13, 2014, at the Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Va. […]

    Soldiers, Airmen train on transporting disaster relief system

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from the Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron and Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group participated in a joint exercise to test the coordination and deployment plans of the Disaster Relief Bed-down System, July 13, 2014, at the Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Va. […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and other senior leaders honored and recognized Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6 at Camp Pendleton and May 9 at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized around […]

    Dept. of Military Affairs honors state employees at Fort Pickett, Camp Pendleton

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and other senior leaders honored and recognized Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6 at Camp Pendleton and May 9 at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized around […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Three Virginia National Guard Airmen have been selected as the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013 in the categories of Outstanding Airman of the Year, Outstanding Non-commissioned Officer of the year and Outstanding Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the year. Senior Airman Katelynn T. Quinn, a geospatial intelligence analyst journeyman in the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, was selected […]

    Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013 announced

    SANDSTON, Va. — Three Virginia National Guard Airmen have been selected as the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013 in the categories of Outstanding Airman of the Year, Outstanding Non-commissioned Officer of the year and Outstanding Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the year. Senior Airman Katelynn T. Quinn, a geospatial intelligence analyst journeyman in the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, was selected […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a memorial ceremony March 3, 2014, at Camp Pendleton to honor 18 unit members and three Florida Army National Guard aviators killed in a plane crash 13 years ago. The 203rd engineers and the Florida aviators from Detachment 1, 171st Aviation Battalion, were killed […]

    Memorial service honors 203rd RED HORSE Airmen killed in 2001

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a memorial ceremony March 3, 2014, at Camp Pendleton to honor 18 unit members and three Florida Army National Guard aviators killed in a plane crash 13 years ago. The 203rd engineers and the Florida aviators from Detachment 1, 171st Aviation Battalion, were killed […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — After more than four years of serving as the commander of the 203rd RED HORSE Squadron, Lt. Col. Peter S. Garner relinquished command to Lt. Col. J. Stock Dinsmore during a change of command ceremony Nov. 16, 2013, in Virginia Beach, Va. “Lt. Col. Garner has led from the front in a professional manner through several […]

    Ceremony marks change of command for 203rd RED HORSE Squadron

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — After more than four years of serving as the commander of the 203rd RED HORSE Squadron, Lt. Col. Peter S. Garner relinquished command to Lt. Col. J. Stock Dinsmore during a change of command ceremony Nov. 16, 2013, in Virginia Beach, Va. “Lt. Col. Garner has led from the front in a professional manner through several […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard recruiters were recognized Aug. 4, 2013, for their hard work and dedication to improving the recruiting and retention status for the Va. ANG throughout the past year. The Va. ANG recruiting team has increased the total manning for the commonwealth to 96 percent, up from a low of 87.6 percent in 2012. […]

    Va. Air National Guard recruiters recognized for dedication to excellence

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard recruiters were recognized Aug. 4, 2013, for their hard work and dedication to improving the recruiting and retention status for the Va. ANG throughout the past year. The Va. ANG recruiting team has increased the total manning for the commonwealth to 96 percent, up from a low of 87.6 percent in 2012. […]

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  • PETERSBURG, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard brought their heavy equipment to Petersburg Aug. 19 – 30 to demolish decaying homes as part of Operation Renew. “The purpose of this mission is basically to help the community get rid of some of the blighted properties in the area and to help reduce the drug demand,” said […]

    Virginia Guard Army & Air engineers collaborate to demo derelict structures

    PETERSBURG, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard brought their heavy equipment to Petersburg Aug. 19 – 30 to demolish decaying homes as part of Operation Renew. “The purpose of this mission is basically to help the community get rid of some of the blighted properties in the area and to help reduce the drug demand,” said […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH — Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from Virginia Beach-based units were recognized at the Virginia Beach Armed Forces Awards Luncheon July 18, 2013, at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce sponsored the luncheon, which recognized outstanding service members in Virginia Beach, including personnel from JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, Oceana Naval Air […]

    Va. Guard Airmen, Soldiers honored by Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

    VIRGINIA BEACH — Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from Virginia Beach-based units were recognized at the Virginia Beach Armed Forces Awards Luncheon July 18, 2013, at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce sponsored the luncheon, which recognized outstanding service members in Virginia Beach, including personnel from JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, Oceana Naval Air […]

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  • LEXINGTON, Va. – The Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron completed the first phase of an Innovative Readiness Training project while conducting their annual training from June 3-28, 2013, at Virginia Military Institute’s McKethan Park in Lexington, Va. laying concrete pads and re-locating a road to provide a safer entrance to the park. “The Airmen worked well through any adversity […]

    203rd RHS completes Phase I of IRT project at Virginia Military Institute

    LEXINGTON, Va. – The Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron completed the first phase of an Innovative Readiness Training project while conducting their annual training from June 3-28, 2013, at Virginia Military Institute’s McKethan Park in Lexington, Va. laying concrete pads and re-locating a road to provide a safer entrance to the park. “The Airmen worked well through any adversity […]

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  • ARLINGTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Virginia senior leaders delivered the ‘State of the State’ brief to Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, Director of the Air National Guard June 12, 2013. Brig. Gen. Wayne Wright, the Deputy Adjutant General of Virginia, together with Brig. Gen. Zane R. Johnson, the Air […]

    Virginia Guard leadership briefs Air National Guard director at “State of the State”

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Virginia senior leaders delivered the ‘State of the State’ brief to Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, Director of the Air National Guard June 12, 2013. Brig. Gen. Wayne Wright, the Deputy Adjutant General of Virginia, together with Brig. Gen. Zane R. Johnson, the Air […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Members of the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron are currently deployed to Panama for a 12-week humanitarian construction effort as part of Beyond the Horizon 2013 led by Joint Task Force Jaguar, Army Southern Command. Work on the project began in early April. U.S. military personnel have been in Belize, El Salvador, […]

    203rd RED HORSE performing humanitarian construction in Panama

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Members of the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron are currently deployed to Panama for a 12-week humanitarian construction effort as part of Beyond the Horizon 2013 led by Joint Task Force Jaguar, Army Southern Command. Work on the project began in early April. U.S. military personnel have been in Belize, El Salvador, […]

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  • STAFFORD, Va. – The Stafford Civil War Park opened to the public Saturday, April 27, 2013, with an official ceremony that included speeches by state and local officials, historical lectures, living history displays, and more than 1,300 locals and Civil War enthusiasts there to enjoy the new 41-acre park. Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard were recognized for […]

    Stafford Civil War Park opens with help from Virginia Guard

    STAFFORD, Va. – The Stafford Civil War Park opened to the public Saturday, April 27, 2013, with an official ceremony that included speeches by state and local officials, historical lectures, living history displays, and more than 1,300 locals and Civil War enthusiasts there to enjoy the new 41-acre park. Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard were recognized for […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 30 members of the Virginia National Guard community gathered for Earth Day activities April 23, 2013, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. The two teams of volunteers from the Virginia Guard Environmental Office, Community Based Warrior Transition Unit, Virginia Guard Commonwealth ChalleNGe, Virginia Tech Conservation Management Institute, 203rd RED HORSE Squadron and Camp Pendleton headquarters […]

    Earth Day brings Va. Guard volunteers out to clean up, protect Camp Pendleton environment

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 30 members of the Virginia National Guard community gathered for Earth Day activities April 23, 2013, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. The two teams of volunteers from the Virginia Guard Environmental Office, Community Based Warrior Transition Unit, Virginia Guard Commonwealth ChalleNGe, Virginia Tech Conservation Management Institute, 203rd RED HORSE Squadron and Camp Pendleton headquarters […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard recruiting started the fiscal year strong in 2013 and was awarded for unparalleled performance in Region IV for the first quarter. Brig. Gen. Zane R. Johnson, Air Component Commander, presented the wing with the Top Accessions Award for an outstanding team effort that resulted in record-high recruitment numbers for the 192nd Fighter […]

    Air Guard Recruitment Team Recognized with 3 Regional Awards First Quarter FY 2013

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard recruiting started the fiscal year strong in 2013 and was awarded for unparalleled performance in Region IV for the first quarter. Brig. Gen. Zane R. Johnson, Air Component Commander, presented the wing with the Top Accessions Award for an outstanding team effort that resulted in record-high recruitment numbers for the 192nd Fighter […]

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