Camp Pendleton Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — Camp Pendleton is one of five installations recognized as a winner in the Fiscal Year 2016 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards, earning top honors in the Cultural Resources Management – Small Installation Category. The awards are the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army. “Camp Pendleton is designated as […]

    Camp Pendleton announced as winner of Secretary of the Army Environmental Award

    SANDSTON, Va. — Camp Pendleton is one of five installations recognized as a winner in the Fiscal Year 2016 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards, earning top honors in the Cultural Resources Management – Small Installation Category. The awards are the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army. “Camp Pendleton is designated as […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based Troop A, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted familiarization training on multiple weapons systems Feb. 4, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in preparation for gunnery tables scheduled for annual training later this year. Part of the training included using […]

    Camp Pendleton simulator prepares Soldiers for live fire ranges

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based Troop A, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted familiarization training on multiple weapons systems Feb. 4, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in preparation for gunnery tables scheduled for annual training later this year. Part of the training included using […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team were evaluated as fully trained on 12 essential collective tasks after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation Oct. 26, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The mission of the 34th CST is to support civil authorities in a domestic chemical, […]

    34th CST evaluated as fully trained and mission capable

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team were evaluated as fully trained on 12 essential collective tasks after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation Oct. 26, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The mission of the 34th CST is to support civil authorities in a domestic chemical, […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Virginia — Lt. Col. Timothy Pillion took command of Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center from Lt. Col. Elena Scarbrough during a traditional change of command ceremony June 23, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the exchange of colors that represented the transfer of […]

    Pillion takes command of Camp Pendleton

    CAMP PENDLETON, Virginia — Lt. Col. Timothy Pillion took command of Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center from Lt. Col. Elena Scarbrough during a traditional change of command ceremony June 23, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the exchange of colors that represented the transfer of […]

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  • SANDSTON, Virginia — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Paul F. Griffin, Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, and Walter L. Mercer, Director of Personnel and Administration for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs, recognized and thanked Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees at luncheons and awards ceremonies May 10, 2016, […]

    Dept. of Military Affairs recognizes, thanks state employees

    SANDSTON, Virginia — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Paul F. Griffin, Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, and Walter L. Mercer, Director of Personnel and Administration for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs, recognized and thanked Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees at luncheons and awards ceremonies May 10, 2016, […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON , Va. –The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy hosted a career fair Feb. 19, 2016, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, as well as a parent workshop Feb. 19 and a mentor workshop Feb. 20 in Virginia Beach, Va. Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, which focuses on preparing teenagers who […]

    ChalleNGe hosts career fair, parent & mentor workshops as cadets prepare to graduate

    CAMP PENDLETON , Va. –The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy hosted a career fair Feb. 19, 2016, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, as well as a parent workshop Feb. 19 and a mentor workshop Feb. 20 in Virginia Beach, Va. Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, which focuses on preparing teenagers who […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Lt. Col. Elena Scarbrough, commander of the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center, was one of 15 Hampton Roads-area leaders honored at the 2015 Women in Business Achievement Awards Dec. 14, 2015, in Norfolk, Virginia. “It was a tremendous honor to be recognized as both a woman and a military service member,” Scarbrough said. “People […]

    Va. Guard officer honored at 2015 Women in Business Achievement Awards

    SANDSTON, Va. — Lt. Col. Elena Scarbrough, commander of the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center, was one of 15 Hampton Roads-area leaders honored at the 2015 Women in Business Achievement Awards Dec. 14, 2015, in Norfolk, Virginia. “It was a tremendous honor to be recognized as both a woman and a military service member,” Scarbrough said. “People […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Senior leaders from the Center for Initial Military Training at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command toured the Virginia Army National Guard’s Recruit Sustainment Program Site #9 Oct. 17, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va., to learn about how the Virginia Guard prepares new recruits to be physically and mentally ready to attend […]

    TRADOC leaders visit, learn how Recruit Sustainment Program prepares Va. Guard recruits for basic training

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Senior leaders from the Center for Initial Military Training at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command toured the Virginia Army National Guard’s Recruit Sustainment Program Site #9 Oct. 17, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va., to learn about how the Virginia Guard prepares new recruits to be physically and mentally ready to attend […]

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  • PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Senior Virginia National Guard leaders visited United States Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Sept. 29, 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to built strategic partnerships in the Hampton Roads region. Capt. Brenda Kerr, Commanding Officer of Base Portsmouth and Capt Rick Wester, Deputy Sector Commander Hampton Roads, hosted Brig. Gen. Steven T. Scott, Virginia National Guard Assistant […]

    Guard leaders build partnerships with base visit

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Senior Virginia National Guard leaders visited United States Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Sept. 29, 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to built strategic partnerships in the Hampton Roads region. Capt. Brenda Kerr, Commanding Officer of Base Portsmouth and Capt Rick Wester, Deputy Sector Commander Hampton Roads, hosted Brig. Gen. Steven T. Scott, Virginia National Guard Assistant […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Nearly a dozen Virginia National Guard Soldiers and civilians traveled to Virginia Beach for a three-day Geospatial Information System training course Sept. 15-17, 2015. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data, according to Tim Morris with the Fort Pickett range […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts 3-day GIS training for Va. Guard

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Nearly a dozen Virginia National Guard Soldiers and civilians traveled to Virginia Beach for a three-day Geospatial Information System training course Sept. 15-17, 2015. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data, according to Tim Morris with the Fort Pickett range […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Lt. Col. K. Weedon Gallagher took command of the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group from Col. Michelle M. Rose at a change of command ceremony held Sept. 13, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Va. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the exchange of […]

    Gallagher takes command of 329th Regional Support Group

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Lt. Col. K. Weedon Gallagher took command of the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group from Col. Michelle M. Rose at a change of command ceremony held Sept. 13, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Va. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, the Virginia National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army, presided over the exchange of […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Current and former members of the Virginia Air National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron celebrated the unit’s 30th anniversary Aug. 8, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Va. The ceremony kicked off the 203rd’s Family Day activities, which featured food, games, and a cardboard boat race on Lake Christine. Retired Col. William A. Prosise, the first […]

    Airmen, veterans, families celebrate 30th anniversary of 203rd RED HORSE

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Current and former members of the Virginia Air National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron celebrated the unit’s 30th anniversary Aug. 8, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Va. The ceremony kicked off the 203rd’s Family Day activities, which featured food, games, and a cardboard boat race on Lake Christine. Retired Col. William A. Prosise, the first […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va- On July 26th, 2015, 66 National Guard youth, 24 National Guard teen volunteers, and 25 adult volunteers descended on Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va., for the 10th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp. The week presented a full schedule of activities for youth who traveled as far as Roanoke and the D.C. area […]

    Virginia National Guard hosts 10th annual Youth Camp

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va- On July 26th, 2015, 66 National Guard youth, 24 National Guard teen volunteers, and 25 adult volunteers descended on Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va., for the 10th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp. The week presented a full schedule of activities for youth who traveled as far as Roanoke and the D.C. area […]

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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 LEE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group was one of eight units recognized as a Distinguished Unit of the Regiment during the Quartermaster Regimental Honors and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony June 5, 2015, at Fort Lee, Va. Brig. Gen. Ronald Kirklin, the 53rd Quartermaster General and Commandant […]

    529th CSSB recognized as a Distinguished Unit of the Regiment

    FORT LEE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group was one of eight units recognized as a Distinguished Unit of the Regiment during the Quartermaster Regimental Honors and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony June 5, 2015, at Fort Lee, Va. Brig. Gen. Ronald Kirklin, the 53rd Quartermaster General and Commandant […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Cadets from seven ChalleNGe programs and Jamaica competed in a four-day academic and athletic competition hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy May 28-31, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Va. Commonwealth ChalleNGe hosted 325 cadets from four states, the District of Columbia and Jamaica for the Eastern Regional Invitational, in which teams competed in basketball, softball, […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe hosts 325 cadets for athletic, academic competition

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Cadets from seven ChalleNGe programs and Jamaica competed in a four-day academic and athletic competition hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy May 28-31, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Va. Commonwealth ChalleNGe hosted 325 cadets from four states, the District of Columbia and Jamaica for the Eastern Regional Invitational, in which teams competed in basketball, softball, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other senior leaders in recognizing and thanking Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6, 2015, at Camp Pendleton and May 8, 2015, at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized […]

    DMA state employees recognized at Camp Pendleton, Fort Pickett

    SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other senior leaders in recognizing and thanking Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6, 2015, at Camp Pendleton and May 8, 2015, at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Cadets in Class 43 of the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy have completed their two-week acclimation phase and are now focused on the academic portion of the program, with their eyes on graduation Aug. 22. There are currently 117 cadets in the program in two male platoons and one female platoon. “We’ve got a good opportunity […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe continues changing lives one cadet at a time with Class 43

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Cadets in Class 43 of the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy have completed their two-week acclimation phase and are now focused on the academic portion of the program, with their eyes on graduation Aug. 22. There are currently 117 cadets in the program in two male platoons and one female platoon. “We’ve got a good opportunity […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center hosted miles 7 through 9 of the annual Shamrock Marathon race series March 21-22. The staff at Camp Pendleton worked closely with the community and first responder agencies to support the marathon and associated races. Camp Pendleton headquarters staff synchronized security and communication operations with the city […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts thousands of runners for annual Shamrock Marathon

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center hosted miles 7 through 9 of the annual Shamrock Marathon race series March 21-22. The staff at Camp Pendleton worked closely with the community and first responder agencies to support the marathon and associated races. Camp Pendleton headquarters staff synchronized security and communication operations with the city […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Members of Virginia Task Force 2, a Department of Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Team, conducted search and rescue training March 24, 2015, at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Tasks included airbag lifts, structural shoring, rope rescue, boat set up and deployment, and question and answer sessions. […]

    DHS search & rescue team conducts training at Camp Pendleton

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Members of Virginia Task Force 2, a Department of Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Team, conducted search and rescue training March 24, 2015, at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Tasks included airbag lifts, structural shoring, rope rescue, boat set up and deployment, and question and answer sessions. […]

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