276th Engineer Battalion Archive

  • JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, Va. — Senior leaders from the Virginia National Guard, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and state government gather to celebrate the 408th birthday of the Virginia National Guard and the founding of the Jamestown colony with a cake cutting May 14, 2015, at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Va. The Virginia National Guard traces the heritage and traditions of citizen-soldier service to the […]

    Virginia National Guard celebrates 408th birthday with Jamestown Settlement

    JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, Va. — Senior leaders from the Virginia National Guard, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and state government gather to celebrate the 408th birthday of the Virginia National Guard and the founding of the Jamestown colony with a cake cutting May 14, 2015, at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Va. The Virginia National Guard traces the heritage and traditions of citizen-soldier service to the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation at the Virginia Beach Fire and EMS Training Center and members of the news media are invited to attend their final preparations May 14 at 10 a.m. FOR […]

    Va. Guard Advisory: Special Va. Guard response force to undergo external evaluation in Virginia Beach

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard special response force capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident will undergo an external evaluation at the Virginia Beach Fire and EMS Training Center and members of the news media are invited to attend their final preparations May 14 at 10 a.m. FOR […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The remains of Cpl. Lindsey Lockett, who died as a POW during the Korean War, returned home to Richmond, Va., April 9, 2015, after 64 years. Lockett was welcomed home planeside by his widow, son and grandson, Sgt. Leonardo Lockett, who serves in the Virginia National Guard’s Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion. Lockett was a […]

    Va. Guard Soldier welcomes home grandfather’s remains after 64 years

    RICHMOND, Va. – The remains of Cpl. Lindsey Lockett, who died as a POW during the Korean War, returned home to Richmond, Va., April 9, 2015, after 64 years. Lockett was welcomed home planeside by his widow, son and grandson, Sgt. Leonardo Lockett, who serves in the Virginia National Guard’s Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion. Lockett was a […]

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  • WISE, Va. — Virginia National Guard assistance to local emergency response organizations continued Feb. 26 with the addition of 60 more personnel joining the 30 already on duty since Feb. 22, 2015. Soldiers in Southwest Virginia have been assisting local law enforcement and emergency medical personnel with delivery of food, water, medicine and other supplies as well as assisting with […]

    Va. Guard assistance continues after more snow hits the commonwealth

    WISE, Va. — Virginia National Guard assistance to local emergency response organizations continued Feb. 26 with the addition of 60 more personnel joining the 30 already on duty since Feb. 22, 2015. Soldiers in Southwest Virginia have been assisting local law enforcement and emergency medical personnel with delivery of food, water, medicine and other supplies as well as assisting with […]

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  • BOWLING GREEN, Va. – The 189th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge Company) conducted a change of command ceremony Feb. 22, 2015, at the Bowling Green Readiness Center. Capt. Kresimir E. Waite took command of the unit from Capt. Marianne E. Heldmann Waite transferred from the Oregon National Guard in November 2013 to Virginia, and served on the 276th Engineer Battalion staff […]

    189th Engineer Company welcomes new commander

    BOWLING GREEN, Va. – The 189th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge Company) conducted a change of command ceremony Feb. 22, 2015, at the Bowling Green Readiness Center. Capt. Kresimir E. Waite took command of the unit from Capt. Marianne E. Heldmann Waite transferred from the Oregon National Guard in November 2013 to Virginia, and served on the 276th Engineer Battalion staff […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, braved below-freezing temperatures Feb. 20-21, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., to conduct a collective training exercise designed to prepare the unit for an external evaluation to be held later this year. Approximately 230 Soldiers and […]

    CERFP trains in preparation of external evaluation

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, braved below-freezing temperatures Feb. 20-21, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., to conduct a collective training exercise designed to prepare the unit for an external evaluation to be held later this year. Approximately 230 Soldiers and […]

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  • WISE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assisted the Wise County Sheriff’s Office with five medical and safety evacuations since coming on state active duty Feb. 22, 2015, with three of those evacuations saving the patients’ lives. Soldiers from the 1033rd Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion also continue to assist with delivering food, water and medicine to locations throughout the […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers help save lives, deliver supplies in Wise County; additional forces to stage in Lee County

    WISE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assisted the Wise County Sheriff’s Office with five medical and safety evacuations since coming on state active duty Feb. 22, 2015, with three of those evacuations saving the patients’ lives. Soldiers from the 1033rd Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion also continue to assist with delivering food, water and medicine to locations throughout the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has almost 20 Soldiers on state active duty in Wise and Highland counties Feb. 22, 2015, to assist local emergency response officials after another round of heavy snow hit the commonwealth. Ten Soldiers from the Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion are on duty supporting the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. Soldiers […]

    Va. National Guard Soldiers on duty in Wise and Highland counties

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has almost 20 Soldiers on state active duty in Wise and Highland counties Feb. 22, 2015, to assist local emergency response officials after another round of heavy snow hit the commonwealth. Ten Soldiers from the Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion are on duty supporting the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. Soldiers […]

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  • FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Nearly a decade after a 2004 Iraq suicide bomb attack took the lives of Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason and Sgt. David A. Ruhren, their families, friends and fellow Virginia National Guard Soldiers joined together Dec. 6, 2014, in Fredericksburg, Va., in a ceremony held to remember their sacrifice and dedicate the Fredericksburg readiness center in their honor. […]

    Fredericksburg readiness center dedicated in honor of Va. Guard Soldiers killed in 2004 Iraq bomb attack

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Nearly a decade after a 2004 Iraq suicide bomb attack took the lives of Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason and Sgt. David A. Ruhren, their families, friends and fellow Virginia National Guard Soldiers joined together Dec. 6, 2014, in Fredericksburg, Va., in a ceremony held to remember their sacrifice and dedicate the Fredericksburg readiness center in their honor. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard will host a memorial ceremony to honor at 9 a.m. Dec. 6, 2014, at the Fredericksburg Readiness Center. Mason and Ruhren were killed in action during a suicide bomb attack on Dec, 21, 2004, on Forward Operating Base Marez, in Mosul, Iraq. The attack killed 22 people, including 14 U.S. troops, and injured 70 […]

    Fredericksburg ceremony to honor Soldiers killed in 2004 Iraq bomb attack

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard will host a memorial ceremony to honor at 9 a.m. Dec. 6, 2014, at the Fredericksburg Readiness Center. Mason and Ruhren were killed in action during a suicide bomb attack on Dec, 21, 2004, on Forward Operating Base Marez, in Mosul, Iraq. The attack killed 22 people, including 14 U.S. troops, and injured 70 […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Two Virginia  National Guard Army Ten-Miler Teams placed second and third in the National Guard men’s competition Oct. 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Army Ten-Miler is an annual event produced by the Military District of Washington with the proceeds benefitting family and morale, welfare and recreation programs. The race participant cap is 35,000 runners and usally […]

    Va. Guard makes strong showing during Army Ten-Miler

    SANDSTON, Va. — Two Virginia  National Guard Army Ten-Miler Teams placed second and third in the National Guard men’s competition Oct. 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Army Ten-Miler is an annual event produced by the Military District of Washington with the proceeds benefitting family and morale, welfare and recreation programs. The race participant cap is 35,000 runners and usally […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Rocky Mount-based 229th Chemical Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, traveled to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 9-29, 2014, for a Decisive Action training rotation that included 14 days of field training and sharpened the unit’s warfighting abilities. The Decisive Action Training Environment, or DATE, is used at […]

    229th Chemical Company completes NTC rotation

    SANDSTON, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Rocky Mount-based 229th Chemical Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, traveled to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 9-29, 2014, for a Decisive Action training rotation that included 14 days of field training and sharpened the unit’s warfighting abilities. The Decisive Action Training Environment, or DATE, is used at […]

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  • PETERSBURG, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen demolished abandoned, decrepit and drug-trade related houses Aug. 18-29, 2014, in Petersburg, Va., as part of Operation Renew, a program that provides National Guard engineer assets to assist in reclaiming control of known drug trafficking areas by destroying structures with connections to the local drug trade. Approximately 25 Soldiers from the […]

    Va. Guard engineers destroy derelict and dangerous structures

    PETERSBURG, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen demolished abandoned, decrepit and drug-trade related houses Aug. 18-29, 2014, in Petersburg, Va., as part of Operation Renew, a program that provides National Guard engineer assets to assist in reclaiming control of known drug trafficking areas by destroying structures with connections to the local drug trade. Approximately 25 Soldiers from the […]

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  • CAMP GRUBER, Okla. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, traveled to Camp Gruber, Okla., to attend the CERFP Heavy Collapse Specialist Course Aug. 11-15, 2014. The course took Soldiers through nearly non-stop scenario-based exercises that required the Soldiers to breach, break, lift, haul, shore and crib […]

    CERFP Soldiers train for disaster response in Oklahoma

    CAMP GRUBER, Okla. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, traveled to Camp Gruber, Okla., to attend the CERFP Heavy Collapse Specialist Course Aug. 11-15, 2014. The course took Soldiers through nearly non-stop scenario-based exercises that required the Soldiers to breach, break, lift, haul, shore and crib […]

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  • MARTINSVILLE, Va – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers loaded the last pieces of construction equipment onto trailers July 2, 2014 culminating four-weeks of grading, hauling, and filling a 15-acre industrial plot in Henry County, Va. that began May 31, 2014. More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Support Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command continued […]

    Va. National Guard engineers help Henry County with economic development project

    MARTINSVILLE, Va – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers loaded the last pieces of construction equipment onto trailers July 2, 2014 culminating four-weeks of grading, hauling, and filling a 15-acre industrial plot in Henry County, Va. that began May 31, 2014. More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Support Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command continued […]

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  • FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command welcomed new leaders to its ranks in a ceremony held Jun 11, 2014, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The ceremony is meant to charge the newly assigned officers and noncommissioned officers with preserving the military history and traditions of the 1st Virginia Regiment, whose […]

    Induction ceremony welcomes new engineer leaders

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command welcomed new leaders to its ranks in a ceremony held Jun 11, 2014, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The ceremony is meant to charge the newly assigned officers and noncommissioned officers with preserving the military history and traditions of the 1st Virginia Regiment, whose […]

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  • MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers are putting their engineering skills to work to help with an economic development project in Henry County, Va., during their annual training that began May 31, 2014. More than 120 Soldiers from the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command will work to prepare an approximate 15 acre pad for […]

    Va. National Guard engineers assist Henry County economic development project

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers are putting their engineering skills to work to help with an economic development project in Henry County, Va., during their annual training that began May 31, 2014. More than 120 Soldiers from the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command will work to prepare an approximate 15 acre pad for […]

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  • FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command participated in various field exercises this week during their annual training at Fort A.P. Hill. The final event of their field training included the complete construction of a Dry Support Bridge and an Improved Ribbon Bridge. The unit also participated in weapons […]

    Engineers train with boats, bridges and bullets

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command participated in various field exercises this week during their annual training at Fort A.P. Hill. The final event of their field training included the complete construction of a Dry Support Bridge and an Improved Ribbon Bridge. The unit also participated in weapons […]

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  • FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — More than 130 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined approximately 2,500 military and civilian emergency responders in Vigilant Guard, a multi-agency emergency preparedness exercise hosted May 13-15, 2014, by the Pennsylvania National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The exercise allowed the Virginia personnel to focus on their core skill training but also provided […]

    Va. CERFP Soldiers, Airmen participate in Vigilant Guard exercise

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — More than 130 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined approximately 2,500 military and civilian emergency responders in Vigilant Guard, a multi-agency emergency preparedness exercise hosted May 13-15, 2014, by the Pennsylvania National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The exercise allowed the Virginia personnel to focus on their core skill training but also provided […]

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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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