91st Troop Command Archive

  • 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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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Cyber security experts from the Virginia Army National Guard and Virginia Defense Force continued their weeklong vulnerability assessments Dec. 13-16, 2016, and for the first time a member of the VDF served as the technical lead for the mission. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia […]

    VDF serves as technical lead for ongoing cyber assessment mission

    SANDSTON, Va. — Cyber security experts from the Virginia Army National Guard and Virginia Defense Force continued their weeklong vulnerability assessments Dec. 13-16, 2016, and for the first time a member of the VDF served as the technical lead for the mission. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia […]

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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. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit completed their fourth weeklong vulnerability assessment Aug. 12, 2016, and members of the Virginia Defense Force joined the team for the first time to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network security. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry […]

    Va. Army Guard, VDF cyber specialists continue network assessments

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit completed their fourth weeklong vulnerability assessment Aug. 12, 2016, and members of the Virginia Defense Force joined the team for the first time to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network security. The first assessment was conducted in March 2016 after Virginia Governor Terry […]

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  • PULASKI, Va. — Virginia National Guard aviation crews and Chesterfield County first responders conducted aviation rescue hoist training during the Max Creek Search and Rescue Exercise Aug. 13, 2016, in Pulaski County, Virginia. Soldiers assigned to the Chesterfield-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment and Detachment 2, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment along with members […]

    Va. Helicopter Advanced Rescue Team trains in Pulaski County

    PULASKI, Va. — Virginia National Guard aviation crews and Chesterfield County first responders conducted aviation rescue hoist training during the Max Creek Search and Rescue Exercise Aug. 13, 2016, in Pulaski County, Virginia. Soldiers assigned to the Chesterfield-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment and Detachment 2, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment along with members […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers assigned to the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command built on the basics to improve on squad and team integration with hands on training with engineer equipment and demolitions in tactical environment during the annual training June 4-18, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Engineers replaced culverts and repaired roads at Fort Pickett with rock […]

    Annual training for 276th Engineers builds on the basics

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers assigned to the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command built on the basics to improve on squad and team integration with hands on training with engineer equipment and demolitions in tactical environment during the annual training June 4-18, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Engineers replaced culverts and repaired roads at Fort Pickett with rock […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Civilian business leaders learn about some of the capabilities of the Virignia National Guard during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift, June 8, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Aviation crews from the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 91st Troop Command transported the employers from Roanoke and Richmond to Fort Pickett where […]

    ESGR Boss Lift brings employers to Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Civilian business leaders learn about some of the capabilities of the Virignia National Guard during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift, June 8, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Aviation crews from the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 91st Troop Command transported the employers from Roanoke and Richmond to Fort Pickett where […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A departure ceremony for two Virginia National Guard Sandston-based aviation units held May 27, 2016, marked the start of their federal active duty mission. Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard joined family members, friends and fellow Soldiers in bidding farewell to the Soldiers. Approximately 40 Soldiers each assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, […]

    Departure ceremony sends off Sandston-based aviation units

    SANDSTON, Va. — A departure ceremony for two Virginia National Guard Sandston-based aviation units held May 27, 2016, marked the start of their federal active duty mission. Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard joined family members, friends and fellow Soldiers in bidding farewell to the Soldiers. Approximately 40 Soldiers each assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Col. William L. Zana took command of the Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command from Col. Lapthe C. Flora May 21, 2016, in a traditional change of command ceremony at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented the […]

    Zana takes charge of 91st Troop Command

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Col. William L. Zana took command of the Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command from Col. Lapthe C. Flora May 21, 2016, in a traditional change of command ceremony at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the exchange of unit colors that represented the […]

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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 April 20, 2016, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Richard Snowdall will succeed Lt. Col. Lesley Kipling as the commander […]

    Va. Army Guard 2016 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 April 20, 2016, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Richard Snowdall will succeed Lt. Col. Lesley Kipling as the commander […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – More than 180 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, as well as members of the Virginia Defense Force, conducted a simulation exercise April 16, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia, to test the unit’s capabilities to assist in the emergency response for a […]

    Va. National Guard special response force conducts exercise

    SANDSTON, Va. – More than 180 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, as well as members of the Virginia Defense Force, conducted a simulation exercise April 16, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia, to test the unit’s capabilities to assist in the emergency response for a […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts put their skills and experience to work to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network after completing a weeklong vulnerability assessment March 25, 2016. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia Guard Soldiers on state active duty to conduct the first in a series of assessments aimed at improving […]

    Va. Guard cyber specialists conduct network assessments

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard cyber experts put their skills and experience to work to help a Virginia locality strengthen its network after completing a weeklong vulnerability assessment March 25, 2016. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe authorized funds to put Virginia Guard Soldiers on state active duty to conduct the first in a series of assessments aimed at improving […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers took first place in the U.S. Army Service Pistol Team Championship and excelled in numerous other team and individual categories at the 2016 All-Army Small Arms Championship held March 15-18, 2016, at Fort Benning, Georgia. “Team Virginia fired shoulder to shoulder with the best of the United States Army and Air National Guard,” […]

    Virginia National Guard pistol marksman excel at All-Army competition

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers took first place in the U.S. Army Service Pistol Team Championship and excelled in numerous other team and individual categories at the 2016 All-Army Small Arms Championship held March 15-18, 2016, at Fort Benning, Georgia. “Team Virginia fired shoulder to shoulder with the best of the United States Army and Air National Guard,” […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D. C. — More than 170 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, trained during Sovereign Guardian 2016 with members of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department Feb. 24, 2016, at the Washington DC Fire & EMS Training Academy in […]

    Va. Guard CERFP works side-by-side with agency partners at Sovereign Guardian 2016

    WASHINGTON, D. C. — More than 170 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, trained during Sovereign Guardian 2016 with members of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department Feb. 24, 2016, at the Washington DC Fire & EMS Training Academy in […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard began alerting Soldiers late in the evening Feb. 24, 2016, to go on state active duty to provide assistance in the wake of severe weather that impacted the central and southeastern regions of Virginia and expects to have more than 50 Soldiers on duty by early morning Feb. 25. Soldiers will be organized […]

    Va. Guard alerting personnel to assist with severe weather clean up

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard began alerting Soldiers late in the evening Feb. 24, 2016, to go on state active duty to provide assistance in the wake of severe weather that impacted the central and southeastern regions of Virginia and expects to have more than 50 Soldiers on duty by early morning Feb. 25. Soldiers will be organized […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Col. William L. Zana will assume command of the Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command from Col. Lapthe C. Flora, and Flora will be promoted to brigadier general and succeed Brig. Gen. Steven T. Scott as the Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Initiatives, according to an announcement made Feb. 23, 2016, by Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

    Zana to lead 91st Troop Command, Flora to be promoted to brigadier general

    SANDSTON, Va. — Col. William L. Zana will assume command of the Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command from Col. Lapthe C. Flora, and Flora will be promoted to brigadier general and succeed Brig. Gen. Steven T. Scott as the Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Initiatives, according to an announcement made Feb. 23, 2016, by Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Two Virginia National Guard Sandston-based aviation units have received mobilization orders for duty in Kuwait, according to an announcement made Dec. 4, 2015, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Approximately 40 Soldiers each assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, and Detachment 2, Company B, 777th Aviation Support Battalion, are […]

    Sandston-based aviation units to mobilize in 2016 for duty in Kuwait

    SANDSTON, Va. – Two Virginia National Guard Sandston-based aviation units have received mobilization orders for duty in Kuwait, according to an announcement made Dec. 4, 2015, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Approximately 40 Soldiers each assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, and Detachment 2, Company B, 777th Aviation Support Battalion, are […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – After 40 years of military service, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Timothy C. Meeks, commander of the Sandston-based Detachment 26, Operational Support Airlift Command, flew the final flight of his military career Nov. 19, 2015, aboard a C-12 Huron aircraft. Meeks’ final flight originated in Columbus, Ind., near Camp Atterbury where Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant […]

    Aviator with 40 years military service flies final flight

    SANDSTON, Va. – After 40 years of military service, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Timothy C. Meeks, commander of the Sandston-based Detachment 26, Operational Support Airlift Command, flew the final flight of his military career Nov. 19, 2015, aboard a C-12 Huron aircraft. Meeks’ final flight originated in Columbus, Ind., near Camp Atterbury where Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – In just a few months, Soldiers and aviation crews working through the Virginia National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force flew more than 230 hours in support of local, state and federal agencies and the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program, or DCE/SP. The Virginia Guard’s assistance with this program and their partnership with agencies including the […]

    Va. Guard aviation crews aid in drug eradication

    SANDSTON, Va. – In just a few months, Soldiers and aviation crews working through the Virginia National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force flew more than 230 hours in support of local, state and federal agencies and the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program, or DCE/SP. The Virginia Guard’s assistance with this program and their partnership with agencies including the […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined representatives from 14 states in displaying cyber capabilities at the U.S. House of Representatives National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus State Cyber Day Oct. 22, 2015, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. “The Cyber Caucus event gave the Virginia Guard the opportunity […]

    House Caucus Cyber Day highlights Guard capabilities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined representatives from 14 states in displaying cyber capabilities at the U.S. House of Representatives National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus State Cyber Day Oct. 22, 2015, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. “The Cyber Caucus event gave the Virginia Guard the opportunity […]

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