29th Division Band Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard welcomed 14 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 60 and 61B Aug. 25, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Class 60 was the traditional OCS program that runs nearly two years and taught by a cadre from the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional […]

    Virginia Army National Guard welcomes 14 new lieutenants

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard welcomed 14 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 60 and 61B Aug. 25, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Class 60 was the traditional OCS program that runs nearly two years and taught by a cadre from the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional […]

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  • TROUTVILLE, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and his wife Cheryl visited the Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band Aug. 12, 2018, to tour the facility and sit in on a rehearsal. Maj. Gen. Williams played tenor saxophone, and Mrs. Williams played trombone. “The Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division Band are great ambassadors for […]

    AG visits 29th Infantry Division Band

    TROUTVILLE, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and his wife Cheryl visited the Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band Aug. 12, 2018, to tour the facility and sit in on a rehearsal. Maj. Gen. Williams played tenor saxophone, and Mrs. Williams played trombone. “The Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division Band are great ambassadors for […]

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  • BEDFORD, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers in France and Virginia recognized the 74th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 2018, at events that honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day and celebrated those who continued the fight that led to end of World War II. Senior leaders represented the VNG at ceremonies where they […]

    Ceremonies honor D-Day service, sacrifice on 74th anniversary

    BEDFORD, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers in France and Virginia recognized the 74th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 2018, at events that honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day and celebrated those who continued the fight that led to end of World War II. Senior leaders represented the VNG at ceremonies where they […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, members of the Virginia Defense Force, friends and family members joined distinguished guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Virginia National Guard’s newly-built Joint Force Headquarters building May 14, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. U.S. Senator Mark Warner, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam, Secretary […]

    Virginia National Guard cuts ribbon at new state headquarters

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, members of the Virginia Defense Force, friends and family members joined distinguished guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Virginia National Guard’s newly-built Joint Force Headquarters building May 14, 2018, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. U.S. Senator Mark Warner, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam, Secretary […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will be on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF will conduct a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with […]

    Virginia National Guard to provide music, artillery salute, lead parade marching element and helicopter flyover for Governor’s Inauguration

    SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will be on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF will conduct a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with […]

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  • CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosts a closure ceremony at the former location of the Clifton Forge Readiness Center Nov. 29, 2017, to formally mark the transfer of the facility to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Soldiers lowered and folded the U.S. and Virginia flags in front of the facility for the final time, and Maj. Gen. […]

    Va. National Guard hosts closure ceremony in Clifton Forge

    CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosts a closure ceremony at the former location of the Clifton Forge Readiness Center Nov. 29, 2017, to formally mark the transfer of the facility to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Soldiers lowered and folded the U.S. and Virginia flags in front of the facility for the final time, and Maj. Gen. […]

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  • TROUTVILLE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard formally opened the new Roanoke Regional Readiness Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 4, 2017, in Troutville, Virginia. Virginia 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the Facilities Management Office in cutting the ribbon. […]

    Va. National Guard officially opens Roanoke Regional Readiness Center

    TROUTVILLE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard formally opened the new Roanoke Regional Readiness Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 4, 2017, in Troutville, Virginia. Virginia 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the Facilities Management Office in cutting the ribbon. […]

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  • MADISON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division Band provided music June 24, 2017, In Madison, Virginia, for a ceremony dedicating a new historical highway marker honoring a U.S. Army corporal awarded the Medal of Honor for “extraordinary heroism” during a U.S. cavalry fight with Apache Indians on Jan. 24, 1877, in the Florida Mountains of New Mexico. The Virginia […]

    29th Division Band performs at ceremony honoring Medal of Honor recipient

    MADISON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division Band provided music June 24, 2017, In Madison, Virginia, for a ceremony dedicating a new historical highway marker honoring a U.S. Army corporal awarded the Medal of Honor for “extraordinary heroism” during a U.S. cavalry fight with Apache Indians on Jan. 24, 1877, in the Florida Mountains of New Mexico. The Virginia […]

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  • 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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