2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — A departure ceremony for the Virginia National Guard’s Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 9, 2015, at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., to honor the men and women of the battalion as they begin a federal active duty mobilization. Approximately 450 Soldiers from units around […]

    Departure ceremony scheduled for Sept. 9 at Fort A. P. Hill for deploying Winchester-based Va. Guard infantry battalion

    SANDSTON, Va. — A departure ceremony for the Virginia National Guard’s Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 9, 2015, at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., to honor the men and women of the battalion as they begin a federal active duty mobilization. Approximately 450 Soldiers from units around […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has received a mobilization order to enter active federal service for duty in Southwest Asia in support of ongoing overseas contingency operations, according to an announcement made July 8, 2015, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Approximately […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers from Winchester-based infantry battalion to mobilize for overseas duty

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has received a mobilization order to enter active federal service for duty in Southwest Asia in support of ongoing overseas contingency operations, according to an announcement made July 8, 2015, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Approximately […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A number of Virginia National Guard Soldiers, including Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan M. Ferris, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, recently traveled to Tajikistan in support of the Virginia National Guard’s relationship with the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership […]

    AG visits Tajikistan as part of Va. Guard State Partnership Program

    SANDSTON, Va. — A number of Virginia National Guard Soldiers, including Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan M. Ferris, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, recently traveled to Tajikistan in support of the Virginia National Guard’s relationship with the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership […]

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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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  • 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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The night of Nov. 15, 2014, Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team felt the below-freezing temperatures at Fort Pickett seep through their cold weather gear and straight to their bones. But for these Soldiers, it’s all worth to earn those coveted spurs. Fighting physical and […]

    Cavalry Soldiers rely on warrior knowledge, camaraderie to earn spurs

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The night of Nov. 15, 2014, Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team felt the below-freezing temperatures at Fort Pickett seep through their cold weather gear and straight to their bones. But for these Soldiers, it’s all worth to earn those coveted spurs. Fighting physical and […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team utilized high-tech gear to get high quality training during the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 17-26, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. With high-tech equipment, intense combat-like conditions and the help of active duty units, 116th IBCT troops and their leaders left their […]

    XCTC provides realistic “back to basics” combat training for 116th IBCT Soldiers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team utilized high-tech gear to get high quality training during the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 17-26, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. With high-tech equipment, intense combat-like conditions and the help of active duty units, 116th IBCT troops and their leaders left their […]

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  • 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. — 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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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Multiple National Guard and active duty Army units in the Virginia Beach area took advantage of the facilities at Camp Pendleton Jan. 11-12, 2014, in what the post commander called one of the busiest training weekends of the past 12 months. According to Lt. Col. Elena M. Scarbrough, commander of Camp Pendleton, Soldiers from several Virginia […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts multiple Guard and active duty units for busy training weekend

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Multiple National Guard and active duty Army units in the Virginia Beach area took advantage of the facilities at Camp Pendleton Jan. 11-12, 2014, in what the post commander called one of the busiest training weekends of the past 12 months. According to Lt. Col. Elena M. Scarbrough, commander of Camp Pendleton, Soldiers from several Virginia […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – According to his job description, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Green, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, serves as the eyes and ears of the Adjutant General of Virginia. As part of those duties, Green visits each Virginia Guard facility and readiness center across the state to find out what issues may be impacting their readiness and […]

    Facilities visits help senior enlisted leader monitor readiness

    SANDSTON, Va. – According to his job description, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Green, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, serves as the eyes and ears of the Adjutant General of Virginia. As part of those duties, Green visits each Virginia Guard facility and readiness center across the state to find out what issues may be impacting their readiness and […]

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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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  • 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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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard personnel took part in Veterans Day observations across the commonwealth that included a wreath laying, speeches, static displays and marching in parades. At the Commonwealth Veterans Day Ceremony held Nov. 11, 2012, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented the Virginia National […]

    Past and present Veterans honored

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard personnel took part in Veterans Day observations across the commonwealth that included a wreath laying, speeches, static displays and marching in parades. At the Commonwealth Veterans Day Ceremony held Nov. 11, 2012, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented the Virginia National […]

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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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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Approximately 825 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Army National Guard’s Task Force 183 gathered at the Virginia Beach Convention Center April 15 to conduct a Freedom Salute in honor of their service in Iraq. The Soldiers officially began federal active duty June 1, 2011, and they served in Iraq from August to December 2011. Task Force […]

    Task Force 183 conducts Freedom Salute for service in Iraq

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Approximately 825 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Army National Guard’s Task Force 183 gathered at the Virginia Beach Convention Center April 15 to conduct a Freedom Salute in honor of their service in Iraq. The Soldiers officially began federal active duty June 1, 2011, and they served in Iraq from August to December 2011. Task Force […]

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