91st Troop Command (Now 91st Cyber Brigade) Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — Nearly 60 Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command conducted their two-week annual training Sept. 7-29, 2015, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. During that time, the engineers completed projects for the installation including repairing a gravel landing strip, restoring bridge abutments, constructing a […]

    Cedar Bluff-based engineers conduct AT in Germany

    SANDSTON, Va. — Nearly 60 Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command conducted their two-week annual training Sept. 7-29, 2015, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. During that time, the engineers completed projects for the installation including repairing a gravel landing strip, restoring bridge abutments, constructing a […]

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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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Yield Explosive Response Force Package, also known as the CERFP (pronounced “surf-p”), and 34th Civil Support Team hosted a capabilities demonstration Aug. 26, 2015, in Richmond, Va. The demonstration was designed to educate local, state and federal law enforcement, firefighters and medical personnel with […]

    Capabilities demonstration gives Va. leaders, first responders up-close look at CERFP, 34th CST

    RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Yield Explosive Response Force Package, also known as the CERFP (pronounced “surf-p”), and 34th Civil Support Team hosted a capabilities demonstration Aug. 26, 2015, in Richmond, Va. The demonstration was designed to educate local, state and federal law enforcement, firefighters and medical personnel with […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — National Guard Soldiers from D.C, Maryland and Virginia joined Coast Guard personnel from across the country for a Unit Movement Officer Course hosted by the Virginia Army National Guard’s G4-Defense Movement Coordination Branch Aug. 3-7, 2015, at Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach. The weeklong course prepared servicemembers for the challenges of moving massive […]

    UMO course trains Soldiers, Coast Guard on logistics of deploying

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — National Guard Soldiers from D.C, Maryland and Virginia joined Coast Guard personnel from across the country for a Unit Movement Officer Course hosted by the Virginia Army National Guard’s G4-Defense Movement Coordination Branch Aug. 3-7, 2015, at Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach. The weeklong course prepared servicemembers for the challenges of moving massive […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 91st Troop Command took to the skies, fields and training sites of Fort Pickett during their two-week annual training, held July 11-25, 2015. “The main focus for our annual training this year was to safely accomplish as much collective training and [military occupational specialty […]

    Va. Guard aviation battalion trains at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 91st Troop Command took to the skies, fields and training sites of Fort Pickett during their two-week annual training, held July 11-25, 2015. “The main focus for our annual training this year was to safely accomplish as much collective training and [military occupational specialty […]

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  • MARTINSVILLE, Va – Virginia National Guard Soldiers wrapped up phase two of an Innovative Readiness Training construction project June 18, 2015, in Martinsville, Va. Approximately 120 Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command continued the construction operation for two weeks as part of their annual training. Soldiers from the unit worked hard to […]

    Va. National Guard engineers continue Henry County economic development project

    MARTINSVILLE, Va – Virginia National Guard Soldiers wrapped up phase two of an Innovative Readiness Training construction project June 18, 2015, in Martinsville, Va. Approximately 120 Soldiers assigned to the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command continued the construction operation for two weeks as part of their annual training. Soldiers from the unit worked hard to […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Four Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard’s Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company, 276h Engineer Battalion received recognition May 16, 2015, for their actions during winter storms earlier this year that slammed the southwestern part of the state. The four men were presented with awards during a ceremony held at Fort Pickett. “This is the type […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers recognized for life-saving efforts during winter storms

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Four Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard’s Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Company, 276h Engineer Battalion received recognition May 16, 2015, for their actions during winter storms earlier this year that slammed the southwestern part of the state. The four men were presented with awards during a ceremony held at Fort Pickett. “This is the type […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard aviators held a stable hover for Special Forces Soldiers May 9, 2015, as they fast roped into Fort Pickett’s urban operations training site from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a night training raid. The exercise was part of a weeklong annual training period for the operators and a continuation of the […]

    Va. Guard aviators add training value, build partnership with Special Forces troops

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard aviators held a stable hover for Special Forces Soldiers May 9, 2015, as they fast roped into Fort Pickett’s urban operations training site from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a night training raid. The exercise was part of a weeklong annual training period for the operators and a continuation of the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Col. Lapthe Flora took command of the Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command from Col. Marti J. Bissell May 17, 2015, in a traditional change of command ceremony at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Va. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the ceremony. […]

    Flora takes command of 91st Troop Command

    SANDSTON, Va. – Col. Lapthe Flora took command of the Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command from Col. Marti J. Bissell May 17, 2015, in a traditional change of command ceremony at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Va. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the ceremony. […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A special Virginia National Guard response force that would assist first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident was recommended for validation after being assessed as fully trained on 19 of 23 total major tasks, needing practice on four tasks and having no untrained tasks by an external evaluation […]

    Special Va. Guard response force recommended for validation after external evaluation

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A special Virginia National Guard response force that would assist first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident was recommended for validation after being assessed as fully trained on 19 of 23 total major tasks, needing practice on four tasks and having no untrained tasks by an external evaluation […]

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  • 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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  • SUFFOLK, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based Joint National Guard Augmentation Unit, 91st Troop Command, receive a unique opportunity to work alongside other services and train with joint commands during their tour. “This is the most unique experience in the Virginia National Guard,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Bulger. “You’re looking at things from a strategic level, […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers gain valuable experience while assigned to JNGAU

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based Joint National Guard Augmentation Unit, 91st Troop Command, receive a unique opportunity to work alongside other services and train with joint commands during their tour. “This is the most unique experience in the Virginia National Guard,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Bulger. “You’re looking at things from a strategic level, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard field artillerymen of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hooked their M119A2 howitzers to Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a gun raid training exercise held April 11, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. A gun raid mission enables the field artillery to provide indirect […]

    Va. Guard howitzers fly over Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard field artillerymen of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hooked their M119A2 howitzers to Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a gun raid training exercise held April 11, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. A gun raid mission enables the field artillery to provide indirect […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined more than 350 Soldiers, Airmen and civilians from 42 states for the 2015 Cyber Shield Exercise March 9-20, 2015, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The exercise focused on training and developing National Guard cyber capabilities, and Virginia Soldiers provided the opposing force, or OPFOR, as well as […]

    Virginia cyber warriors join multi-state exercise at Camp Atterbury

    SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit joined more than 350 Soldiers, Airmen and civilians from 42 states for the 2015 Cyber Shield Exercise March 9-20, 2015, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The exercise focused on training and developing National Guard cyber capabilities, and Virginia Soldiers provided the opposing force, or OPFOR, as well as […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 4, 2015, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Matthew Lutz will take command of the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. […]

    New Va. Army Guard battalion command selections announced

    SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 4, 2015, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Matthew Lutz will take command of the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. […]

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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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