429th Brigade Support Battalion Archive

  • 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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  • FORT A. P. Hill, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Charlottesville-based Company C, 429th Brigade Support Battalion and the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined Soldiers from the 75th and 78th Training Division, U.S. Army Reserve, First Army Division-East, 1st Medical Training Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and Sailors from the Expeditionary […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers demonstrate medical skills during Warrior Exercise

    FORT A. P. Hill, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Charlottesville-based Company C, 429th Brigade Support Battalion and the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined Soldiers from the 75th and 78th Training Division, U.S. Army Reserve, First Army Division-East, 1st Medical Training Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and Sailors from the Expeditionary […]

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  • DANVILE, Va. — Local elected officials, friends, relatives, and members of the Danville community were invited to an open house held by the 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Nov. 1, 2014, in Danville, Va. Visitors had a chance to learn more about the battalion’s capabilities through static equipment displays as well as take part in activities […]

    429th BSB holds open house in Danville

    DANVILE, Va. — Local elected officials, friends, relatives, and members of the Danville community were invited to an open house held by the 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Nov. 1, 2014, in Danville, Va. Visitors had a chance to learn more about the battalion’s capabilities through static equipment displays as well as take part in activities […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — When most people think of the Army, they picture infantrymen operating in the field, firing their weapons and sustaining themselves on packages of meals ready to eat. But how did those troops get to the field? Or get fuel to continue driving their Humvees, or ammo to continue firing their weapons? How do they safely nourish […]

    Soldiers of 429th BSB make 2014 AT possible for 116th IBCT

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — When most people think of the Army, they picture infantrymen operating in the field, firing their weapons and sustaining themselves on packages of meals ready to eat. But how did those troops get to the field? Or get fuel to continue driving their Humvees, or ammo to continue firing their weapons? How do they safely nourish […]

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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. – 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. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed for the 2013 Virginia National Guard Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year titles March 29-30, 2014, at Fort Pickett. Spc. Taylore Horn of the 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, was named the 2013 Virginia Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. Sgt. […]

    276th Engineer Battalion Soldier named Soldier of the Year, 429th BSB troop claims NCO of the Year title

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed for the 2013 Virginia National Guard Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year titles March 29-30, 2014, at Fort Pickett. Spc. Taylore Horn of the 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, was named the 2013 Virginia Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. Sgt. […]

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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. — Four Soldiers from the Charlottesville-based Company C, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were the last Virginia National Guard personnel on state active duty Feb. 15, 2014, after nearly 300 total supported response operations across the state. Most personnel returned to routine operations Feb. 14, but the Company C Soldiers stayed on duty one […]

    Va. Guard wraps up snow response operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — Four Soldiers from the Charlottesville-based Company C, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were the last Virginia National Guard personnel on state active duty Feb. 15, 2014, after nearly 300 total supported response operations across the state. Most personnel returned to routine operations Feb. 14, but the Company C Soldiers stayed on duty one […]

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  • SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard dedicated the South Boston readiness center to the memory of the late Maj. Gen. Carroll Thackston, former Adjutant General of Virginia, during a ceremony held July 13, 2013. Thackston, the Adjutant General of Virginia from July 1994 to September 1998, passed away Feb. 17, 2013, at Lynchburg General Hospital at the age […]

    Va. Guard’s South Boston readiness center dedicated to former AG

    SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard dedicated the South Boston readiness center to the memory of the late Maj. Gen. Carroll Thackston, former Adjutant General of Virginia, during a ceremony held July 13, 2013. Thackston, the Adjutant General of Virginia from July 1994 to September 1998, passed away Feb. 17, 2013, at Lynchburg General Hospital at the age […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers from the Danville-based 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team continued to build on their past training successes with a challenging annual training period focused on tactical field operations at Fort Picket from June 8-22, 2013. “We wanted to build on the success of last year and demonstrate our ability to support the […]

    429th BSB continues to build on tactical sustainment skills at AT

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers from the Danville-based 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team continued to build on their past training successes with a challenging annual training period focused on tactical field operations at Fort Picket from June 8-22, 2013. “We wanted to build on the success of last year and demonstrate our ability to support the […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers from the Danville-based 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team focused their drill weekend training effort on squad and section mission essential tasks at Fort Pickett April 5-7, 2013. After spending a training year focusing on individual tasks, the units in the battalion are now pulling those skills together into the collective tasks […]

    429th BSB Soldiers exercise sustainment capabilities during drill weekend

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers from the Danville-based 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team focused their drill weekend training effort on squad and section mission essential tasks at Fort Pickett April 5-7, 2013. After spending a training year focusing on individual tasks, the units in the battalion are now pulling those skills together into the collective tasks […]

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  •   FORT PICKETT, Va. — Nineteen junior enlisted Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from around Virginia converged on Fort Pickett March 30-31 for the 2012 Virginia Army National Guard Soldier and NCO of the Year competition. Following two days of demanding physical and mental competitions, the two representatives from the 429th Brigade Support Battalion came out the winners. Spc. Timothy Yonts […]

    429th BSB troops chosen as Virginia Guard Soldier, NCO of the Year for 2012

      FORT PICKETT, Va. — Nineteen junior enlisted Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from around Virginia converged on Fort Pickett March 30-31 for the 2012 Virginia Army National Guard Soldier and NCO of the Year competition. Following two days of demanding physical and mental competitions, the two representatives from the 429th Brigade Support Battalion came out the winners. Spc. Timothy Yonts […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team along with Soldiers from the Lynchburg-based Fire Support Element, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted a live-fire exercise March 1-3, 2013, at Fort Pickett. The exercise served as an opportunity […]

    1-111th Field Artillery live-fire exercise provides opprtunity for section-level certifications

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team along with Soldiers from the Lynchburg-based Fire Support Element, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted a live-fire exercise March 1-3, 2013, at Fort Pickett. The exercise served as an opportunity […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard Partners in Care Program, an initiative that links faith-based and non-profit organizations with Soldiers and Airmen in need, helped make possible a spaghetti dinner held Feb. 23, 2013, that raised more than $4,000 for a Virginia Guard Soldier in need. The congregation of Coan Baptist Church in Heathsville, Va. sponsored the event to […]

    Guard giving program raises nearly $4,000 for family in need

    SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard Partners in Care Program, an initiative that links faith-based and non-profit organizations with Soldiers and Airmen in need, helped make possible a spaghetti dinner held Feb. 23, 2013, that raised more than $4,000 for a Virginia Guard Soldier in need. The congregation of Coan Baptist Church in Heathsville, Va. sponsored the event to […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — With the main body of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducting annual training at Fort A. P. Hill from June 9 – 23, Soldiers from the Danville-based 429th Brigade Support Battalion ran regular resupply convoys from Fort Pickett to keep units fueled, fed and armed. Soldiers drove almost 43,000 miles as they executed logistical packages, or LOGPACs, every three days over […]

    429th BSB runs supply convoys to feed, fuel, arm 116th IBCT

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — With the main body of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducting annual training at Fort A. P. Hill from June 9 – 23, Soldiers from the Danville-based 429th Brigade Support Battalion ran regular resupply convoys from Fort Pickett to keep units fueled, fed and armed. Soldiers drove almost 43,000 miles as they executed logistical packages, or LOGPACs, every three days over […]

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