192nd Fighter Wing 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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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Nearly 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, spent more than two months working around the clock to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment support to five states and territories following devastating hurricanes and tropical storms this summer and fall. Beginning Sept. 28, 2017, the 192nd […]

    192nd IS provides vital support to recovery operations in Puerto Rico, USVI and Southern U.S.

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Nearly 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, spent more than two months working around the clock to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment support to five states and territories following devastating hurricanes and tropical storms this summer and fall. Beginning Sept. 28, 2017, the 192nd […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

    Adjutant General’s 2017 Veterans Day Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

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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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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – More than 70 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing’s 192nd Maintenance Group and 149th Fighter Squadron returned to Langley Air Force Base Oct. 12, 2017, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. During their deployment, F-22 Raptors participated in Operation Inherent Resolve against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. […]

    192nd Fighter Wing Airmen return from Middle East deployment

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – More than 70 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing’s 192nd Maintenance Group and 149th Fighter Squadron returned to Langley Air Force Base Oct. 12, 2017, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. During their deployment, F-22 Raptors participated in Operation Inherent Resolve against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. […]

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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. — Col. Frank J. Lobash will succeed Col. Stephen H. Bunting as the commander of the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing, according to an announcement made Sept. 20, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The change of command will be effective Nov. 1, 2017. “Please join me in congratulating Col. […]

    Lobash to command 192nd Fighter Wing

    SANDSTON, Va. — Col. Frank J. Lobash will succeed Col. Stephen H. Bunting as the commander of the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing, according to an announcement made Sept. 20, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The change of command will be effective Nov. 1, 2017. “Please join me in congratulating Col. […]

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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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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided an overview of the emergency response planning process and static displays of Guard capabilities for the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee meeting Aug. 8, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The working group meeting provided an opportunity to exchange information regarding responsibilities in emergency management with more […]

    Va. Guard briefs Hampton Roads emergency managers on response capabilities

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided an overview of the emergency response planning process and static displays of Guard capabilities for the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee meeting Aug. 8, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The working group meeting provided an opportunity to exchange information regarding responsibilities in emergency management with more […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Lt. Col. Steven A. Frodsham took command of the 192nd Maintenance Squadron during a ceremony held May 21, 2017, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. An assumption of command ceremony is a military tradition that represents the new commander formally stepping into the role as the commanding officer of a unit or squadron. “The assumption of […]

    Frodsham assumes command of the 192nd Maintenance Squadron

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Lt. Col. Steven A. Frodsham took command of the 192nd Maintenance Squadron during a ceremony held May 21, 2017, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. An assumption of command ceremony is a military tradition that represents the new commander formally stepping into the role as the commanding officer of a unit or squadron. “The assumption of […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Lt. Col. Chris Batterton assumed command of the 192nd Fighter Wing Intelligence Squadron from Lt. Col. David Lands during a ceremony held June 25, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. “Col. Bunting and I entrust [Lt. Col. Batterton] with enabling the 192nd Intel Squadron to continue to establish dominance in the ISR realm,” said Col. […]

    192nd Intel Squadron welcomes new commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Lt. Col. Chris Batterton assumed command of the 192nd Fighter Wing Intelligence Squadron from Lt. Col. David Lands during a ceremony held June 25, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. “Col. Bunting and I entrust [Lt. Col. Batterton] with enabling the 192nd Intel Squadron to continue to establish dominance in the ISR realm,” said Col. […]

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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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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Yield Explosive Response Force Package, known as the CERFP, received validation from external evaluators April 26, 2017, at the Virginia Beach Fire Training Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The evaluation validated the team of approximately 200 Soldiers and Airmen as fully training on 20 of 24 tasks. […]

    Special response force validated after external evaluation

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Yield Explosive Response Force Package, known as the CERFP, received validation from external evaluators April 26, 2017, at the Virginia Beach Fire Training Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The evaluation validated the team of approximately 200 Soldiers and Airmen as fully training on 20 of 24 tasks. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Army and Air National Units were recognized for exceeding standards for readiness at the state and national level and for outstanding mission accomplishment at the inaugural Virginia Military Ball held April 29, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Retired Army Col. Roger Donlon, the first person to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, served as […]

    Top Va. Guard units recognized at inaugural Virginia Military Ball

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Army and Air National Units were recognized for exceeding standards for readiness at the state and national level and for outstanding mission accomplishment at the inaugural Virginia Military Ball held April 29, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Retired Army Col. Roger Donlon, the first person to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, served as […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation in the Virginia Beach area, and they will conduct their final preparations April 24, 2017. The evaluation tests the unit’s abilities to respond to a simulated emergency situation […]

    Special Va. National Guard response force to undergo external evaluation

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation in the Virginia Beach area, and they will conduct their final preparations April 24, 2017. The evaluation tests the unit’s abilities to respond to a simulated emergency situation […]

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  • NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — F-22A Raptor pilots and maintainers assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing brought experience and expertise to Red Flag 17-1 held Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag is an aerial combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber domains from the United States […]

    192nd FW Air Guardsmen bring wealth of knowledge to Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — F-22A Raptor pilots and maintainers assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing brought experience and expertise to Red Flag 17-1 held Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag is an aerial combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber domains from the United States […]

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  • Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9AgA. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: Va. Guard displays capabilities, commended by state leaders Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force displayed some of the Guard’s warfighting and […]

    Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter

    Issue #2 of the 2017 Commonwealth’s Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at http://go.usa.gov/x9AgA. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email ngva.pao@mail.mil. In this issue: Va. Guard displays capabilities, commended by state leaders Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force displayed some of the Guard’s warfighting and […]

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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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  • WASHINGTON, D. C. — Virginia Army and Air National Guard chaplain teams provided support to troops during the 58th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The teams were assigned to a task force that included service members from all over the U. S. and U.S. territories, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “The most important role we […]

    Va. Army and Air Guard chaplains support inauguration troops

    WASHINGTON, D. C. — Virginia Army and Air National Guard chaplain teams provided support to troops during the 58th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The teams were assigned to a task force that included service members from all over the U. S. and U.S. territories, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “The most important role we […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 300 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 7,500 National Guard personnel from across the country supporting the 58th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D. C. Virginia Guard personnel assisted with traffic control as well as communications, medical and chaplain support, and also provided liaison officers to key military and […]

    Virginia Guard supports 58th Presidential Inauguration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 300 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 7,500 National Guard personnel from across the country supporting the 58th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D. C. Virginia Guard personnel assisted with traffic control as well as communications, medical and chaplain support, and also provided liaison officers to key military and […]

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