29th Division Band 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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  • 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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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 92 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 43 Aug. 22, 2015, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Dr. Michelle Woodhouse, provost of the Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth Campus of Tidewater Community College, was the guest speaker. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, […]

    Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy Class 43 graduates 92 cadets

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 92 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 43 Aug. 22, 2015, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Dr. Michelle Woodhouse, provost of the Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth Campus of Tidewater Community College, was the guest speaker. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Brig. Gen. Blake C. Ortner took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division from Maj. Gen. Charles W. Whittington Jr., during a change of command ceremony July 24, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, commander of First Army, presided over the exchange of organizational colors. Ortner was previously […]

    Ortner takes command of 29th Infantry Division

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Brig. Gen. Blake C. Ortner took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division from Maj. Gen. Charles W. Whittington Jr., during a change of command ceremony July 24, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, commander of First Army, presided over the exchange of organizational colors. Ortner was previously […]

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  • BEDFORD, Va. — Senior leaders of the 29th Infantry Division and members of the 29th Division Band joined thousands of Americans, French and citizens of other Allied countries at ceremonies commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy at events June 6, 2015, in Bedford, Va., Yorktown, Va., and on the beaches of Normandy, France. Maj. Gen. Charles […]

    29th ID, Va. Guard commemorate 71st anniversary of D-Day

    BEDFORD, Va. — Senior leaders of the 29th Infantry Division and members of the 29th Division Band joined thousands of Americans, French and citizens of other Allied countries at ceremonies commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy at events June 6, 2015, in Bedford, Va., Yorktown, Va., and on the beaches of Normandy, France. Maj. Gen. Charles […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. – It’s been a busy and historic year for the Virginia National Guard’s Clifton Forge-based 29th Division Band, which has performed more than 60 musical missions for more than 120,000 people throughout Virginia and beyond in 2014. “This past year has been ‘high optempo’ for the 29th Division Band,” said 1st Sgt. David A. Helms. “From performing various […]

    29th Division Band stays busy with performances at home, abroad

    SANDSTON, Va. – It’s been a busy and historic year for the Virginia National Guard’s Clifton Forge-based 29th Division Band, which has performed more than 60 musical missions for more than 120,000 people throughout Virginia and beyond in 2014. “This past year has been ‘high optempo’ for the 29th Division Band,” said 1st Sgt. David A. Helms. “From performing various […]

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  • NORMANDY, France – Twenty-seven Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division and the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team travelled to Normandy, France for the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing at Omaha Beach June 6, 2014. Task Force Normandy, led by the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vicenza, Italy, organized 20 U.S. units, including the 29th ID, […]

    29th Infantry Division returns to France for 70th anniversary of D-Day

    NORMANDY, France – Twenty-seven Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division and the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team travelled to Normandy, France for the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing at Omaha Beach June 6, 2014. Task Force Normandy, led by the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vicenza, Italy, organized 20 U.S. units, including the 29th ID, […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 79 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 40 June 21, 2014, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Director of the Joint Staff of the Virginia National Guard, was the guest speaker and music was provided by the 29th Division Band. Brig. […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 79 cadets from Class 40

    VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 79 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 40 June 21, 2014, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Director of the Joint Staff of the Virginia National Guard, was the guest speaker and music was provided by the 29th Division Band. Brig. […]

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  • BEDFORD, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders, as well as Virginia Guard Soldiers from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 29th Division Band, joined thousands of other Virginians in honoring the efforts and sacrifices of D-Day veterans at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 2014, at the National D-Day Memorial […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers help commemorate 70th anniversary of Normandy invasion at National D-Day Memorial

    BEDFORD, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders, as well as Virginia Guard Soldiers from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 29th Division Band, joined thousands of other Virginians in honoring the efforts and sacrifices of D-Day veterans at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 2014, at the National D-Day Memorial […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia, held Jan. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va., included the support of more than 225 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force. The Department of Military Affairs personnel provided ceremonial music during the rain-soaked event, fired a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers […]

    Va. Department of Military Affairs supports Governor’s Inauguration

    RICHMOND, Va. – The inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia, held Jan. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va., included the support of more than 225 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force. The Department of Military Affairs personnel provided ceremonial music during the rain-soaked event, fired a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Approximately 230 personnel from the Virginia Department of Military Affairs will be on duty Jan. 11, 2014, supporting the inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia in Richmond. Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard and members of the Virginia Defense Force will support a variety of […]

    Va. Department of Military Affairs to provide music, artillery salute and lead parade marching element for Governor’s Inauguration

    SANDSTON, Va. – Approximately 230 personnel from the Virginia Department of Military Affairs will be on duty Jan. 11, 2014, supporting the inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia in Richmond. Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard and members of the Virginia Defense Force will support a variety of […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 128 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 39 Dec. 14, 2013, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Deputy Adjutant General of Virginia, was the guest speaker for the event. Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 128 at December ceremony

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 128 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 39 Dec. 14, 2013, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Deputy Adjutant General of Virginia, was the guest speaker for the event. Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia National Guard’s Clifton Forge-based 29th Division Band trained on Soldier skills and performed for audiences around the state during their annual training June 14- 25. Although the band spent the bulk of their time at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, their 12-day annual training stretched from Clifton Forge to Virginia Beach to Fort Pickett to […]

    29th Division Band polishes up on Soldier skills, entertains troops during annual training

    VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia National Guard’s Clifton Forge-based 29th Division Band trained on Soldier skills and performed for audiences around the state during their annual training June 14- 25. Although the band spent the bulk of their time at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, their 12-day annual training stretched from Clifton Forge to Virginia Beach to Fort Pickett to […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Clifton Forge-based 29th Division Band played at the 200th Birthday Party for the Virginia Executive Mansion March 16, 2013, in Richmond. The band’s rock ensemble “Raising Caine” also performed, and several family members of Soldiers in the band added their musical talents to the concert. According to the Executive Mansion web site, it […]

    29th Division Band plays for Va. Executive Mansion birthday

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Clifton Forge-based 29th Division Band played at the 200th Birthday Party for the Virginia Executive Mansion March 16, 2013, in Richmond. The band’s rock ensemble “Raising Caine” also performed, and several family members of Soldiers in the band added their musical talents to the concert. According to the Executive Mansion web site, it […]

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