29th Infantry Division Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division Band will be the first unit to relocate to the new Roanoke Regional Readiness Center, according to an announcement made April 25, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The announcement came after Virginia Guard leaders met with representatives from the Clifton Forge and Alleghany County […]

    Va. National Guard to station 29th Division Band at new Roanoke Regional Readiness Center

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division Band will be the first unit to relocate to the new Roanoke Regional Readiness Center, according to an announcement made April 25, 2017, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. The announcement came after Virginia Guard leaders met with representatives from the Clifton Forge and Alleghany County […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, will join Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Lynn Rainville of Sweet Briar College at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I at 11;45 a.m. April 6, 2017, at Virginia’s state memorial to WWI, the Carillon Tower at Byrd Park […]

    Ceremony to commemorate U.S. entry into World War I

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, will join Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Lynn Rainville of Sweet Briar College at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I at 11;45 a.m. April 6, 2017, at Virginia’s state memorial to WWI, the Carillon Tower at Byrd Park […]

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  • YORKTOWN, Va. — Soldiers of the 29th Division Band provided ceremonial detail for the dedication ceremony of the American Revolution Museum April 1, 2017, in Yorktown, Virginia. The Virginia National Guard Soldiers, along with Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, were on hand to celebrate the recently-opened museum. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Col. Thierry Casanova, […]

    29th Division Band supports Yorktown museum opening

    YORKTOWN, Va. — Soldiers of the 29th Division Band provided ceremonial detail for the dedication ceremony of the American Revolution Museum April 1, 2017, in Yorktown, Virginia. The Virginia National Guard Soldiers, along with Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, were on hand to celebrate the recently-opened museum. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Col. Thierry Casanova, […]

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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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 29th Infantry Division March 19, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The medals recognized the Soldiers who served in specialized teams on federal active duty overseas. Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

    Sec. Moran recognizes Va. Guard federal active duty service

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 29th Infantry Division March 19, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The medals recognized the Soldiers who served in specialized teams on federal active duty overseas. Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

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  • CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (25 January 2017) – Air Defense capabilities are constantly upgrading to stay ahead of emerging threats. Soldiers are trained on a variety of systems and equipment at the Air Defense schoolhouse, but for many this training will be their only experience with a majority of the systems, especially for Soldiers serving in Division-level units. When Soldiers with […]

    Eyes on the Sky: 29th ID Soldiers enhance theatre capabilities

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (25 January 2017) – Air Defense capabilities are constantly upgrading to stay ahead of emerging threats. Soldiers are trained on a variety of systems and equipment at the Air Defense schoolhouse, but for many this training will be their only experience with a majority of the systems, especially for Soldiers serving in Division-level units. When Soldiers with […]

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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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  • CAMP ARIFJAN Kuwait — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division assumed command as U.S. Army Central’s intermediate division headquarters, Task Force Spartan, during a transfer of authority ceremonyDec. 19, 2016, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. “Today is a watershed day in U.S. Army Central. Today the paradigm of the mission command in this theater Army changes as we install the […]

    29th Infantry Division begins mission in the Middle East

    CAMP ARIFJAN Kuwait — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division assumed command as U.S. Army Central’s intermediate division headquarters, Task Force Spartan, during a transfer of authority ceremonyDec. 19, 2016, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. “Today is a watershed day in U.S. Army Central. Today the paradigm of the mission command in this theater Army changes as we install the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

    Governor, First Lady host receptions recognizing federal active duty service

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

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  • FORT HOOD, Texas — The 29th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion completed a one-week Mission Rehearsal Exercise with First Army at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 2. More than 400 Maryland and Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers participated in the MRX. They were supported by approximately 650 Soldiers from First Army and U.S. Army Central. “This exercise is unprecedented in […]

    29th Infantry Divison trains with First Army for upcoming deployment

    FORT HOOD, Texas — The 29th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion completed a one-week Mission Rehearsal Exercise with First Army at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 2. More than 400 Maryland and Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers participated in the MRX. They were supported by approximately 650 Soldiers from First Army and U.S. Army Central. “This exercise is unprecedented in […]

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  • FORT HOOD, TX – The art of war is complex, and involves thinking one step ahead of the adversary. That’s why deploying Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division recently banded together to build a complex, self-sustaining, expeditionary platform, called the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter, commonly referred to as “DRASH,” as part of an upcoming certification exercise. “This is called the […]

    29th ID Soldiers build tent structure for training exercise

    FORT HOOD, TX – The art of war is complex, and involves thinking one step ahead of the adversary. That’s why deploying Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division recently banded together to build a complex, self-sustaining, expeditionary platform, called the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter, commonly referred to as “DRASH,” as part of an upcoming certification exercise. “This is called the […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, VA. — Virginia and Maryland government officials and national and state military leaders joined family, friends and fellow Soldiers in sending off the 29th Infantry Division as they departed for federal active duty Oct. 30, 2016, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. More than 450 Virginia and Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 29th are mobilizing for duty […]

    29th Infantry Division departs for federal active duty

    FORT BELVOIR, VA. — Virginia and Maryland government officials and national and state military leaders joined family, friends and fellow Soldiers in sending off the 29th Infantry Division as they departed for federal active duty Oct. 30, 2016, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. More than 450 Virginia and Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 29th are mobilizing for duty […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — More than 450 Virginia and Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division are mobilizing for federal active duty in the Middle East and will conduct a departure ceremony at 11 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2016, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The 29th ID is mobilizing to provide mission command for more […]

    Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division to mobilize on federal active duty

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — More than 450 Virginia and Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division are mobilizing for federal active duty in the Middle East and will conduct a departure ceremony at 11 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2016, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The 29th ID is mobilizing to provide mission command for more […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Maryland and Virginia National Guard joined family members, friends and fellow Soldiers in bidding farewell to approximately 80 Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division as they began federal active duty Aug. 1, 2016, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers will provide […]

    29th Infantry Division Soldiers begin federal active duty

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Maryland and Virginia National Guard joined family members, friends and fellow Soldiers in bidding farewell to approximately 80 Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division as they began federal active duty Aug. 1, 2016, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers will provide […]

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  • ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia — More than 20 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division traveled to Europe to participate in Saber Strike 16 June 4-22, 2016, in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Saber Strike is a long-standing, U.S. Army Europe-led, cooperative training exercise designed to improve joint operational capability in a range of missions, […]

    29th ID leads multinational exercise, Saber Strike 16

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia — More than 20 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division traveled to Europe to participate in Saber Strike 16 June 4-22, 2016, in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Saber Strike is a long-standing, U.S. Army Europe-led, cooperative training exercise designed to improve joint operational capability in a range of missions, […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Brig. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, led a group of 13 Virginia National Guard Soldiers to France for the June 6, 2016, commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy. “I think one of the greatest things about being in Normandy as a 29th ID Soldier is […]

    29th ID Soldiers return to France for 72nd commemoration of D-Day

    FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Brig. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, led a group of 13 Virginia National Guard Soldiers to France for the June 6, 2016, commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy. “I think one of the greatest things about being in Normandy as a 29th ID Soldier is […]

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  • BEDFORD, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers in France, Virginia and multiple locations in the Central Command area of operations commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 2016, at events that paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day and honored those who lived to fight another day. Senior leaders represented the […]

    Virginia Soldiers around the world honor D-Day veterans on 72nd anniversary

    BEDFORD, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers in France, Virginia and multiple locations in the Central Command area of operations commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 2016, at events that paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day and honored those who lived to fight another day. Senior leaders represented the […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Col. John M. Epperly, Deputy Commanding General, Maneuver, of the Virginia National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division was promoted to brigadier general March 5, 2016, at the Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Willliams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presided over the promotion ceremony. “I am honored to be part of the greater family of […]

    Epperly promoted to brigadier general during Fort Belvoir ceremony

    FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Col. John M. Epperly, Deputy Commanding General, Maneuver, of the Virginia National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division was promoted to brigadier general March 5, 2016, at the Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Willliams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presided over the promotion ceremony. “I am honored to be part of the greater family of […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group hauled and offloaded approximately $20 million worth of equipment for the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division as part of their two-week annual training period, held Nov. 30 – Dec. 14, 2015. Nearly 100 of the unit’s […]

    Va. Guard transporters haul millions in equipment for 29th ID

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group hauled and offloaded approximately $20 million worth of equipment for the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division as part of their two-week annual training period, held Nov. 30 – Dec. 14, 2015. Nearly 100 of the unit’s […]

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  • CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — More than 400 Maryland and Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division joined with National Guard and active duty Soldiers from around the country, as well as active duty and Air National Guard Airmen, for a nine-day warfighter exercise Nov. 13-22 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The division-level warfighter exercise, Warfighter 16-2, was designed […]

    29th ID tested at Warfighter 16-2

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — More than 400 Maryland and Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division joined with National Guard and active duty Soldiers from around the country, as well as active duty and Air National Guard Airmen, for a nine-day warfighter exercise Nov. 13-22 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The division-level warfighter exercise, Warfighter 16-2, was designed […]

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