1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Archive

  • FORT BRAGG, NC. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted hands-on training with Soldiers from the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery during a four-day drill weekend May 4-7, 2017, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The training allowed Virginia Soldiers to become familiar with […]

    1-111th learn new howitzer systems from 82nd Airborne DIVARTY

    FORT BRAGG, NC. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted hands-on training with Soldiers from the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery during a four-day drill weekend May 4-7, 2017, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The training allowed Virginia Soldiers to become familiar with […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 29, 2017, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: Maj. Dennis M. Rohler will succeed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Lutz as the commander […]

    Va. Army Guard 2017 battalion command selections announced

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 29, 2017, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: Maj. Dennis M. Rohler will succeed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Lutz as the commander […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

    Virginia National Guard assists with winter storm response in Hampton Roads

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted one final live-fire exercise with their M119A2 howitzers Nov. 5, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, beginning the transformation of the field artillery battalion. Over the next 12 months, the battalion will transform into a larger, more robust composite field artillery […]

    Final field artillery live fire marks start of transformation

    NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted one final live-fire exercise with their M119A2 howitzers Nov. 5, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, beginning the transformation of the field artillery battalion. Over the next 12 months, the battalion will transform into a larger, more robust composite field artillery […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 160 Virginia National Guard Soldiers served on state active duty to assist with the multi-agency state response to Hurricane Matthew Oct. 9-10, 2016, in the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers driving Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks provided high water transportation and were also organized into teams with chain saws to help clear debris and open […]

    Va. Guard supports state response to Hurricane Matthew

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — More than 160 Virginia National Guard Soldiers served on state active duty to assist with the multi-agency state response to Hurricane Matthew Oct. 9-10, 2016, in the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers driving Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks provided high water transportation and were also organized into teams with chain saws to help clear debris and open […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team demonstrated a high level of proficiency that met and exceeded expectations for their “ready year” during annual training June 4-18, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. With two battalions on federal mobilization and multiple companies having conducted training center rotations earlier in the year, […]

    116th IBCT Soldiers demonstrate training proficiency during AT

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team demonstrated a high level of proficiency that met and exceeded expectations for their “ready year” during annual training June 4-18, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. With two battalions on federal mobilization and multiple companies having conducted training center rotations earlier in the year, […]

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  • FORT POLK, LOUISIANA — Nearly 150 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team traveled to Fort Polk, Louisiana, from Feb. 11 to March 1, 2016, to provide support to the Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 16-04. Soldiers assigned to the Hanover-based Battery A, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment and from the Fredericksburg-based Company […]

    116th IBCT Soldiers gain valuable experience supporting JRTC rotation at Fort Polk

    FORT POLK, LOUISIANA — Nearly 150 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team traveled to Fort Polk, Louisiana, from Feb. 11 to March 1, 2016, to provide support to the Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 16-04. Soldiers assigned to the Hanover-based Battery A, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment and from the Fredericksburg-based Company […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A thunderous roar echoed throughout the streets of Virginia Beach as ceremonial howitzer fire welcomed two Virginia National Guard Soldiers to the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara at the annual gathering of field artillery Soldiers Dec. 5, 2016. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thomas Mooney and Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Arties joined the elite group of artillerymen, also known […]

    Virginia Guard artillery Soldiers inducted into Honorable Order of Saint Barbara

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A thunderous roar echoed throughout the streets of Virginia Beach as ceremonial howitzer fire welcomed two Virginia National Guard Soldiers to the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara at the annual gathering of field artillery Soldiers Dec. 5, 2016. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thomas Mooney and Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Arties joined the elite group of artillerymen, also known […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 95 Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Hampton-based Battery B, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted annual training Oct. 28 to Nov. 16, 2015, at Fort Polk, Louisiana, along with Soldiers from Headquarters Battery, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, and Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion. During the three […]

    Artillery Soldiers provide opposing force at Fort Polk, Louisiana

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 95 Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Hampton-based Battery B, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted annual training Oct. 28 to Nov. 16, 2015, at Fort Polk, Louisiana, along with Soldiers from Headquarters Battery, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, and Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion. During the three […]

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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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  • STAUNTON, Va. — Ten of the freshly-minted second lieutenants from Virginia National Guard Officer Candidate School Class 57 will report to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to begin their officer careers after their commissioning ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. “The 10 newly-promoted second lieutenants assigned to the brigade are a diverse group with a […]

    116th IBCT welcomes a diverse group of new leaders

    STAUNTON, Va. — Ten of the freshly-minted second lieutenants from Virginia National Guard Officer Candidate School Class 57 will report to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to begin their officer careers after their commissioning ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. “The 10 newly-promoted second lieutenants assigned to the brigade are a diverse group with a […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, 17 officer candidates enrolled in Class 57 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School received their commissions in a traditional graduation ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of an almost two year journey for the candidates as they […]

    Va. Guard OCS commissions 17 new officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, 17 officer candidates enrolled in Class 57 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School received their commissions in a traditional graduation ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of an almost two year journey for the candidates as they […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard field artillerymen of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hooked their M119A2 howitzers to Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a gun raid training exercise held April 11, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. A gun raid mission enables the field artillery to provide indirect […]

    Va. Guard howitzers fly over Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard field artillerymen of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hooked their M119A2 howitzers to Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a gun raid training exercise held April 11, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. A gun raid mission enables the field artillery to provide indirect […]

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  • WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard field artillery Soldiers explained the capabilities of the M119A2 howitzer, answered questions about the Guard and took part in a demonstration of 400 years of Virginia artillery during the Military Through the Ages event March 21, 2015, at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Va. Hundreds of re-enactors portrayed military organizations from Roman times, the medieval […]

    116th IBCT artillery Soldiers represent modern military at Jamestown history event

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard field artillery Soldiers explained the capabilities of the M119A2 howitzer, answered questions about the Guard and took part in a demonstration of 400 years of Virginia artillery during the Military Through the Ages event March 21, 2015, at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Va. Hundreds of re-enactors portrayed military organizations from Roman times, the medieval […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged another 50 Soldiers from the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Feb. 25, 2015, at readiness centers in Staunton, Sandston, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Danville in anticipation of another round of winter weather forecast to hit the commonwealth Wednesday night. These Soldiers join almost 35 Soldiers on duty in Wise and Lee counties, […]

    Va. Guard stages more Soldiers in Staunton, Sandston, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Danville

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged another 50 Soldiers from the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Feb. 25, 2015, at readiness centers in Staunton, Sandston, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Danville in anticipation of another round of winter weather forecast to hit the commonwealth Wednesday night. These Soldiers join almost 35 Soldiers on duty in Wise and Lee counties, […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — In front of family, friends, fellow veterans and current Virginia National Guard Soldiers, a World War II veteran who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, was recognized as a Knight in the French Legion of Honor Jan. 11, 2015, in Norfolk, […]

    Va. Guard D-Day veteran honored as a Knight in the French Legion of Honor

    NORFOLK, Va. — In front of family, friends, fellow veterans and current Virginia National Guard Soldiers, a World War II veteran who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, was recognized as a Knight in the French Legion of Honor Jan. 11, 2015, in Norfolk, […]

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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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  • NORFOLK, Va. — Former Army Lt. Cary Jarvis, a World War II veteran who landed in the first wave on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division, will be recognized by the French government and decorated as a Knight of Legion of Honor at 2 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2014, […]

    Va. National Guard D-Day veteran to be honored by French government

    NORFOLK, Va. — Former Army Lt. Cary Jarvis, a World War II veteran who landed in the first wave on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division, will be recognized by the French government and decorated as a Knight of Legion of Honor at 2 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2014, […]

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  • DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

    Va. Guard travels to Tajikistan to share skills, experience

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

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