116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion Archive

  • STAUNTON, Va. — Throughout Virginia, Soldiers of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have been conducting continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 14-27, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training […]

    116th IBCT Soldiers to focus on platoon level exercises during annual training

    STAUNTON, Va. — Throughout Virginia, Soldiers of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have been conducting continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 14-27, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard received a 93 percent compliance rating during the Command Logistics Review Team inspection April 28-30, 2014. The purpose of the CLRT is to improve the overall sustainability, mobilization readiness and effectiveness of logistics operations through hands-on assistance, compliance-driven analysis and observations within the Army National Guard in accordance with applicable Army […]

    Virginia Army Guard earns high marks during national logistics inspection

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard received a 93 percent compliance rating during the Command Logistics Review Team inspection April 28-30, 2014. The purpose of the CLRT is to improve the overall sustainability, mobilization readiness and effectiveness of logistics operations through hands-on assistance, compliance-driven analysis and observations within the Army National Guard in accordance with applicable Army […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Units across the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assembled on Fort Pickett April 3-6, 2014, for continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s Exportable Combat Training Center rotation in June. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training event […]

    116th IBCT Soldiers prepare for external evaluations

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Units across the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assembled on Fort Pickett April 3-6, 2014, for continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s Exportable Combat Training Center rotation in June. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training event […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers provided a variety of assistance Feb. 12-13, 2014, after heavy snow created hazardous road conditions across the commonwealth. Operating from readiness centers along the I-81, I-95, Route 29 and Route 460 corridors, Soldiers working in coordination with the Virginia State Police conducted more than 40 missions assisting and transporting local fire, police and […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers provide assistance at locations across the commonwealth

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers provided a variety of assistance Feb. 12-13, 2014, after heavy snow created hazardous road conditions across the commonwealth. Operating from readiness centers along the I-81, I-95, Route 29 and Route 460 corridors, Soldiers working in coordination with the Virginia State Police conducted more than 40 missions assisting and transporting local fire, police and […]

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  • NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.– Soldiers of the Bowling Green-based Detachment 1, Company B, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trained at Webster Field, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2014, using their new increased-endurance RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial system. The training weekend provided Soldiers an opportunity to get hands-on experience […]

    116th IBCT Soldiers train on new unmanned aerial system aircraft

    NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.– Soldiers of the Bowling Green-based Detachment 1, Company B, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trained at Webster Field, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2014, using their new increased-endurance RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial system. The training weekend provided Soldiers an opportunity to get hands-on experience […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Virginia Guard Soldiers competed alongside more than 300 National Guard shooters from across the country at the 42nd annual Winston P. Wilson Championship marksmanship competition, earning top honors in both team and individual events. The competition, held Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2013, at Camp Robinson, Ark., brought the best shooters in the National Guard together and included a […]

    Marksmen represent Va. Guard at national-level marksmanship competition

    SANDSTON, Va. – Virginia Guard Soldiers competed alongside more than 300 National Guard shooters from across the country at the 42nd annual Winston P. Wilson Championship marksmanship competition, earning top honors in both team and individual events. The competition, held Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2013, at Camp Robinson, Ark., brought the best shooters in the National Guard together and included a […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team tested their Army Warrior skills in the third annual “Warrior Stakes” competition June 19 at Fort Pickett, Va. Soldiers were tested in numerous tasks to earn the title of champion for their company in the culminating event of the battalion’s annual training from […]

    116th BSTB holds 3rd annual Warrior Stakes competition

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team tested their Army Warrior skills in the third annual “Warrior Stakes” competition June 19 at Fort Pickett, Va. Soldiers were tested in numerous tasks to earn the title of champion for their company in the culminating event of the battalion’s annual training from […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 55 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed in the Adjutant General’s Rifle Match May 17-19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. Hosted by the Virginia National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, the top six finishers in the three-day event will go on to represent the Virginia Army National Guard at the regional rifle […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers compete in 2013 Adjutant General’s Rifle Match

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 55 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed in the Adjutant General’s Rifle Match May 17-19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. Hosted by the Virginia National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, the top six finishers in the three-day event will go on to represent the Virginia Army National Guard at the regional rifle […]

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  • FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Senior Virginia National Guard leaders joined military leaders from Fort A.P. Hill, Marine Corps Base Quantico and Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in signing the Fredericksburg Region Armed Forces Community Covenant May 4, 2013, in Fredericksburg. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, deputy adjutant general of Virginia, Col. John M. Epperly, commander of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat […]

    Virginia Guard leaders sign Fredericksburg region Community Covenant

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Senior Virginia National Guard leaders joined military leaders from Fort A.P. Hill, Marine Corps Base Quantico and Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in signing the Fredericksburg Region Armed Forces Community Covenant May 4, 2013, in Fredericksburg. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, deputy adjutant general of Virginia, Col. John M. Epperly, commander of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat […]

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  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted a combined arms exercise April 6, 2013, at Fort A. P. Hill. The scenario-driven exercise required the battalion’s military intelligence, engineer, military police and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear components to work closely together to accomplish their missions. Additionally, […]

    116th BSTB Soldiers conduct combined arms exercise

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted a combined arms exercise April 6, 2013, at Fort A. P. Hill. The scenario-driven exercise required the battalion’s military intelligence, engineer, military police and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear components to work closely together to accomplish their missions. Additionally, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Signal corps Soldiers from across the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team gathered at Fort Pickett Feb. 19-March 3, 2013, to conduct a communications exercise to improve the readiness of the brigade’s voice and digital communications systems. The exercise focused on individual Soldier proficiency as well as equipment maintenance to help set the brigade up for success […]

    Exercise improves 116th IBCT communications system readiness

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Signal corps Soldiers from across the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team gathered at Fort Pickett Feb. 19-March 3, 2013, to conduct a communications exercise to improve the readiness of the brigade’s voice and digital communications systems. The exercise focused on individual Soldier proficiency as well as equipment maintenance to help set the brigade up for success […]

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  • FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 189th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion provided the latest in military mobile bridging technology in support of Civil War reenactors during the observation of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg Dec. 8, 2012. Members of the Virginia Defense Force also supported the event with traffic control and […]

    Va. Guard and VDF support 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 189th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion provided the latest in military mobile bridging technology in support of Civil War reenactors during the observation of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg Dec. 8, 2012. Members of the Virginia Defense Force also supported the event with traffic control and […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard returned to normal operations Nov. 1, 2012, and all personnel on state active duty supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery operations were released from duty and returned to their home stations. Guard personnel began assisting Virginia State Police and local emergency response organizations late in the day Oct. 29 at numerous locations across Virginia, and […]

    Virginia Guard completes Hurricane Sandy response operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard returned to normal operations Nov. 1, 2012, and all personnel on state active duty supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery operations were released from duty and returned to their home stations. Guard personnel began assisting Virginia State Police and local emergency response organizations late in the day Oct. 29 at numerous locations across Virginia, and […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard completed a three-week mission to Tajikistan Sept. 12, 2012, where they helped prepare the Peacekeeping Operations Battalion for a future United Nations mission. Led by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edgar Marquis of Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the team consisted of communications professionals from Company C, 116th Brigade Special […]

    Virginia Guard communication professionals work with Tajikistan Peacekeeping Operations Battalion

    SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard completed a three-week mission to Tajikistan Sept. 12, 2012, where they helped prepare the Peacekeeping Operations Battalion for a future United Nations mission. Led by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edgar Marquis of Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the team consisted of communications professionals from Company C, 116th Brigade Special […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard brought more than 200 personnel on state active duty from June 30 to July 4 to support recovery operations in the wake of severe thunderstorms that struck across Virginia and caused wide-spread power outages. Soldiers distributed water and ice in Bedford, conducted reconnaissance patrols in the Fredericksburg and Lexington areas and Soldiers, Airmen and members […]

    Virginia National Guard personnel assist in the wake of severe thunderstorms

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard brought more than 200 personnel on state active duty from June 30 to July 4 to support recovery operations in the wake of severe thunderstorms that struck across Virginia and caused wide-spread power outages. Soldiers distributed water and ice in Bedford, conducted reconnaissance patrols in the Fredericksburg and Lexington areas and Soldiers, Airmen and members […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is staging personnel in Fredericksburg and Lexington June 30 to be prepared for possible post-storm recovery operations after a series of severe storms struck Virginia June 29. The Virginia Guard has been authorized to bring up to 300 personnel on state active duty and began staging approximately 110 personnel at the readiness center in Fredericksburg […]

    Virginia Guard personnel preparing for possible post-storm recovery operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is staging personnel in Fredericksburg and Lexington June 30 to be prepared for possible post-storm recovery operations after a series of severe storms struck Virginia June 29. The Virginia Guard has been authorized to bring up to 300 personnel on state active duty and began staging approximately 110 personnel at the readiness center in Fredericksburg […]

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  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team braved the heat June 20 at Fort A. P. Hill to test their Army Warrior skills in the 2nd Annual “Warrior Stakes” competition. Soldiers were tested in numerous tasks to earn bragging rights for their company in one of the key events during the battalion’s annual training from […]

    “Warrior Stakes” tests 116th BSTB Soldier skills

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va. — Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team braved the heat June 20 at Fort A. P. Hill to test their Army Warrior skills in the 2nd Annual “Warrior Stakes” competition. Soldiers were tested in numerous tasks to earn bragging rights for their company in one of the key events during the battalion’s annual training from […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 1,800 Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group conducted annual training at Fort Pickett and Fort A. P. Hill from June 9-23 with a focus on individual Soldier skills as well as collective training to better prepare their units for both their state and federal missions. Each brigade has unique challenges […]

    Virginia Soldiers sharpen their warrior skills during annual training

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 1,800 Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group conducted annual training at Fort Pickett and Fort A. P. Hill from June 9-23 with a focus on individual Soldier skills as well as collective training to better prepare their units for both their state and federal missions. Each brigade has unique challenges […]

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  • FORT A.P. HILL, Va. — The 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted a combined arms exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., April 13-15, 2012.  In a simulated forward operating base, the battalion’s companies worked seamlessly together to exercise their Army warrior skills and military occupational specialties. “It’s been a great exercise for us to train as a battalion and utilize […]

    116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducts combined arms exercise

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. — The 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted a combined arms exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., April 13-15, 2012.  In a simulated forward operating base, the battalion’s companies worked seamlessly together to exercise their Army warrior skills and military occupational specialties. “It’s been a great exercise for us to train as a battalion and utilize […]

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