1030th Transportation Battalion Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Virginia – Spc. Johnathan T. Koke used the experience he gained during the 2016 Virginia National Guard Best Warrior Competition to better prepare for the 2018 event. Koke is a member of the Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group and finished as the runner-up for this year’s Best Warrior Competition, a three-day event […]

    Training. Weight lifting. Ruck marching. How one Virginia National Guard soldier overcomes challenges, becomes runner-up in Best Warrior Competition

    FORT PICKETT, Virginia – Spc. Johnathan T. Koke used the experience he gained during the 2016 Virginia National Guard Best Warrior Competition to better prepare for the 2018 event. Koke is a member of the Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group and finished as the runner-up for this year’s Best Warrior Competition, a three-day event […]

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  • EMPORIA, Va. – A memorial to D-Day Soldiers located in front of the Virginia National Guard’s readiness center in Emporia received improvements Nov. 11, 2017, as part of an Eagle Scout service project. Approximately 16 Scouts and volunteers gathered on Veteran’s Day to improve the memorial at readiness center that serves as the home station the 1710th Transportation Company, 1030th […]

    Memorial to D-Day Soldiers in Emporia improved by Eagle Scout project

    EMPORIA, Va. – A memorial to D-Day Soldiers located in front of the Virginia National Guard’s readiness center in Emporia received improvements Nov. 11, 2017, as part of an Eagle Scout service project. Approximately 16 Scouts and volunteers gathered on Veteran’s Day to improve the memorial at readiness center that serves as the home station the 1710th Transportation Company, 1030th […]

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  • GATE CITY, Va. – Lt. Col. Todd Pegg took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Steve Williams in a change of command ceremony held Oct. 14, 2017, at the Gate City Armory. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th Regional Support Group commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors […]

    Gate City-based transportation battalion welcomes new commander

    GATE CITY, Va. – Lt. Col. Todd Pegg took command of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group from Lt. Col. Steve Williams in a change of command ceremony held Oct. 14, 2017, at the Gate City Armory. Col. Weedon Gallagher, the 329th Regional Support Group commander, presided over the exchange of unit colors […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Instructors assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught Virginia’s first-ever Crew-Served Weapons Course Sept. 11-15, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Twenty-eight Soldiers from units across the state attended the course, which focused on the M249 light machine gun and the M240B machine gun while aiming to improve machine gun proficiency across the force.  “It’s […]

    Virginia hosts first Crew-Served Weapons Course at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Instructors assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught Virginia’s first-ever Crew-Served Weapons Course Sept. 11-15, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Twenty-eight Soldiers from units across the state attended the course, which focused on the M249 light machine gun and the M240B machine gun while aiming to improve machine gun proficiency across the force.  “It’s […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard welcomed 29 new second lieutenants from Officer Candidate School Classes 59 and 60B Aug. 26, 2017, at a commissioning ceremony held at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, administered the oath of office to the graduates, and Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary […]

    Virginia Guard OCS commissions 29 new officers

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard welcomed 29 new second lieutenants from Officer Candidate School Classes 59 and 60B Aug. 26, 2017, at a commissioning ceremony held at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, administered the oath of office to the graduates, and Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary […]

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  • GATE CITY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group operated a trailer transfer point May 16, 2017, in Gate City as part of their two weeks of annual training. The TTP is part of a transportation mission that provides the Soldiers with real-world training and saves the Army money […]

    1030th Soldiers operate trailer transfer point in Gate City during annual training

    GATE CITY, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group operated a trailer transfer point May 16, 2017, in Gate City as part of their two weeks of annual training. The TTP is part of a transportation mission that provides the Soldiers with real-world training and saves the Army money […]

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  • MANASSAS, Va. — Former commanders of the Virginia National Guard’s 266th Military Police Company helped retire the unit guidon during a ceremony consolidating the 266th with the 229th Military Police Company May 6, 2007, Manassas, Virginia. The ceremony also marked the change of command from Capt. Steven Gallo to Capt. Matthew Negard and the transfer of the 229th MP Company […]

    Ceremony marks consolidation of two MP companies

    MANASSAS, Va. — Former commanders of the Virginia National Guard’s 266th Military Police Company helped retire the unit guidon during a ceremony consolidating the 266th with the 229th Military Police Company May 6, 2007, Manassas, Virginia. The ceremony also marked the change of command from Capt. Steven Gallo to Capt. Matthew Negard and the transfer of the 229th MP Company […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged nearly 200 personnel to be ready for duty at key locations across Northern Virginia to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow March 14, 2017. When snow totals amounted to far less than forecasted, Soldiers were able to stand down, and the Virginia Guard returned to routine operations later in the day. […]

    Va. National Guard staged for possible snow response operations across Northern Virginia

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged nearly 200 personnel to be ready for duty at key locations across Northern Virginia to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to possible heavy snow March 14, 2017. When snow totals amounted to far less than forecasted, Soldiers were able to stand down, and the Virginia Guard returned to routine operations later in the day. […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

    Virginia National Guard assists with winter storm response in Hampton Roads

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Nearly 200 members of the Virginia National Guard were on duty and ready to assist with the state’s multi-agency response to heavy snow Jan. 7-9, 2017, throughout the Hampton Roads area. Soldiers were staged and ready the morning of Jan. 7 with less than 12 hours notification, and their assistance included recovering a fire truck in […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – A team of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group took first place honors in the National Guard mixed division at the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. with an overall time of 5:04:43. “This was the first year we had a full […]

    Va. Guard team takes first place in Army Ten Miler mixed division category

    SANDSTON, Va. – A team of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group took first place honors in the National Guard mixed division at the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. with an overall time of 5:04:43. “This was the first year we had a full […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Brig. Gen. Walter Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, and Command Sergeant Maj. Cheyenne Johnson, Virginia Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major, presented certificates to Virginia Army Guard units for outstanding performance in the regional Army Award for Maintenance Excellence Program Sept. 17, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The top units will […]

    Virginia Army Guard units recognized for maintenance excellence

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Brig. Gen. Walter Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, and Command Sergeant Maj. Cheyenne Johnson, Virginia Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major, presented certificates to Virginia Army Guard units for outstanding performance in the regional Army Award for Maintenance Excellence Program Sept. 17, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The top units will […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — High performing Virginia Army and Air National Guard units were recognized at the Virginia National Guard Officer and Enlisted Association Conferences April 30, 2016, in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.The Christiansburg-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team received the Eisenhower Trophy as the top company-level unit in the Virginia Army National […]

    High-performing Va. Army and Air Guard units recognized

    SANDSTON, Va. — High performing Virginia Army and Air National Guard units were recognized at the Virginia National Guard Officer and Enlisted Association Conferences April 30, 2016, in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.The Christiansburg-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team received the Eisenhower Trophy as the top company-level unit in the Virginia Army National […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard returned to routine operations Jan. 27, 2016, after having more than 400 Soldiers on state active duty supporting Virginia State Police and local first responders as they assisted citizens after a historic snowfall blanketed the commonwealth. “Across the board, everyone performed magnificently,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. […]

    Va. Guard provides mobility assistance during winter storm

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard returned to routine operations Jan. 27, 2016, after having more than 400 Soldiers on state active duty supporting Virginia State Police and local first responders as they assisted citizens after a historic snowfall blanketed the commonwealth. “Across the board, everyone performed magnificently,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 550 personnel for possible flood response at key locations across the commonwealth starting Oct. 2, 2015, and the operation had increased participation from Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force units in addition to Virginia Army National Guard units. The state was spared the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, and […]

    Va. National Guard flood response a joint effort

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 550 personnel for possible flood response at key locations across the commonwealth starting Oct. 2, 2015, and the operation had increased participation from Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force units in addition to Virginia Army National Guard units. The state was spared the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, and […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 550 Soldiers and Airmen staged and ready at facilities in the areas of Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia as of Friday evening, Oct. 2, 2015. Staging personnel and equipment in advance of the severe weather helps make sure the Guard can rapidly respond when needed, explained […]

    Va. Guard personnel staged and ready for possible flood response operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 550 Soldiers and Airmen staged and ready at facilities in the areas of Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia as of Friday evening, Oct. 2, 2015. Staging personnel and equipment in advance of the severe weather helps make sure the Guard can rapidly respond when needed, explained […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, traveled to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to conduct annual training May 10-30, 2015. “This was an excellent opportunity for the Soldiers of the 1030th to train at an operations tempo and level of realism that you just […]

    1030th Transportation Battalion heads to Fort Polk for annual training

    SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, traveled to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to conduct annual training May 10-30, 2015. “This was an excellent opportunity for the Soldiers of the 1030th to train at an operations tempo and level of realism that you just […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Two transportation companies and one military police company from the 329th Regional Support Group conducted annual training May 16 to 27, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., and with each unit on a different readiness cycle, the company leaders were able to tailor their training to the specific needs of their Soldiers and assigned missions. Most of […]

    329th RSG units conduct AT at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Two transportation companies and one military police company from the 329th Regional Support Group conducted annual training May 16 to 27, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., and with each unit on a different readiness cycle, the company leaders were able to tailor their training to the specific needs of their Soldiers and assigned missions. Most of […]

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  • ROANOKE, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented the Eisenhower Trophy to the Gate City-based Headquarters Detachment, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, as the top company-level unit in the Virginia Army National Guard during the Virginia National Guard Officer’s Association Conference April 25, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. It is the second year […]

    Gate City-based detachment named top unit in Va. Army Guard

    ROANOKE, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented the Eisenhower Trophy to the Gate City-based Headquarters Detachment, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, as the top company-level unit in the Virginia Army National Guard during the Virginia National Guard Officer’s Association Conference April 25, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. It is the second year […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard wrapped up a fourth round of response operations caused by heavy snow and flooding, and all personnel returned to normal operations March 7, 2015. Over an almost three-week period beginning Feb. 16, more than 330 Soldiers staged at locations across the commonwealth to assist local law enforcement and emergency response organizations with delivering […]

    Va. National Guard wraps up fourth round of snow response operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard wrapped up a fourth round of response operations caused by heavy snow and flooding, and all personnel returned to normal operations March 7, 2015. Over an almost three-week period beginning Feb. 16, more than 330 Soldiers staged at locations across the commonwealth to assist local law enforcement and emergency response organizations with delivering […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has approximately 70 Soldiers staged and ready at facilities in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley for possible response operations due to heavy snow or potential flooding March 5, 2015. Almost 60 Soldiers from the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are staged in Winchester, Staunton, Leesburg, Fredericksburg and Harrisonburg, and approximately […]

    Va. National Guard staged and ready in Winchester, Staunton, Gate City, Leesburg, Fredericksburg and Harrisonburg for snow or flood duty

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has approximately 70 Soldiers staged and ready at facilities in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley for possible response operations due to heavy snow or potential flooding March 5, 2015. Almost 60 Soldiers from the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are staged in Winchester, Staunton, Leesburg, Fredericksburg and Harrisonburg, and approximately […]

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