Camp Pendleton Archive

  • 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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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a ceremony March 3, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach to remember the 21 Airmen and Soldiers killed in the worst peacetime aviation disaster in the history of the National Guard. The 203rd lost 18 Airmen March 3, 2001, when the C-23 Sherpa they were […]

    Va. Guard remembers Airmen, Soldiers on 14th anniversary of 203rd RHS crash

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a ceremony March 3, 2015, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach to remember the 21 Airmen and Soldiers killed in the worst peacetime aviation disaster in the history of the National Guard. The 203rd lost 18 Airmen March 3, 2001, when the C-23 Sherpa they were […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va — Constant dust and noise coming from Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center from the past year are not just “loud booms” from cannon fire, but sounds of progress. Construction contractors, employees and military engineers have been building and renovating over 53 buildings, roads and training areas throughout the more than 42,000-acre facility. Crews have been demolishing structures that […]

    Fort Pickett offers engineer project opportunities

    FORT PICKETT, Va — Constant dust and noise coming from Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center from the past year are not just “loud booms” from cannon fire, but sounds of progress. Construction contractors, employees and military engineers have been building and renovating over 53 buildings, roads and training areas throughout the more than 42,000-acre facility. Crews have been demolishing structures that […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard broke ground on the first phase of a multipurpose training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va., on Oct. 24, 2014. “Investing in training facilities at Camp Pendleton is vital as we look ahead to the challenges of maintaining readiness in a resource-constrained environment and builds on the wide variety of […]

    Va. Guard breaks ground on multipurpose training facility at Camp Pendleton

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard broke ground on the first phase of a multipurpose training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va., on Oct. 24, 2014. “Investing in training facilities at Camp Pendleton is vital as we look ahead to the challenges of maintaining readiness in a resource-constrained environment and builds on the wide variety of […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard will break ground on the first phase of a multi-purpose training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va., at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2014. The first phase of the facility will cost an estimated $1.8 million, occupy 1.5 acres and include two 70 feet by 120 feet steel framed tensioned […]

    Virginia National Guard to break ground on multi-purpose training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard will break ground on the first phase of a multi-purpose training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va., at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2014. The first phase of the facility will cost an estimated $1.8 million, occupy 1.5 acres and include two 70 feet by 120 feet steel framed tensioned […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Several events of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads State Competition will be held at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center, and members of the news media are invited to cover the Vehicle Extrication Competition featuring Emergency Medical Technician teams and Advanced Life Support teams Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Members of the […]

    Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads State Competition events to be held at Camp Pendleton

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Several events of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads State Competition will be held at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center, and members of the news media are invited to cover the Vehicle Extrication Competition featuring Emergency Medical Technician teams and Advanced Life Support teams Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Members of the […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen and Army aviators conducted Sentinel Phoenix II, an Incident Awareness and Assessment exercise Sept. 7-12, 2014, at Camp Pendleton, Va. Members of the Air Guard’s 192nd Intelligence Squadron and the Army Guard’s Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment worked jointly to provide live full-motion video during a simulated wildfire […]

    192nd Intelligence Squadron trains to support state emergency operations

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen and Army aviators conducted Sentinel Phoenix II, an Incident Awareness and Assessment exercise Sept. 7-12, 2014, at Camp Pendleton, Va. Members of the Air Guard’s 192nd Intelligence Squadron and the Army Guard’s Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment worked jointly to provide live full-motion video during a simulated wildfire […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 60 children of Virginia service members attended the ninth annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 20- 25, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. During the weeklong camp, the campers enjoyed activities both at Camp Pendleton and in the surrounding area. “It was a great week,” said Drew Davis, lead child and youth […]

    Va. Guard hosts 9th annual youth camp at Camp Pendleton

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 60 children of Virginia service members attended the ninth annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 20- 25, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. During the weeklong camp, the campers enjoyed activities both at Camp Pendleton and in the surrounding area. “It was a great week,” said Drew Davis, lead child and youth […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH—Family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and senior state government and military leaders bid farewell to the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group June 22, 2014, in Virginia Beach. Approximately 70 Soldiers of the 529th are scheduled to report to Fort Hood, Texas, for 30 to 45 days of mobilization training before […]

    529th CSSB Soldiers depart for federal duty in Kuwait

    VIRGINIA BEACH—Family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and senior state government and military leaders bid farewell to the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group June 22, 2014, in Virginia Beach. Approximately 70 Soldiers of the 529th are scheduled to report to Fort Hood, Texas, for 30 to 45 days of mobilization training before […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 79 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 40 June 21, 2014, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Director of the Joint Staff of the Virginia National Guard, was the guest speaker and music was provided by the 29th Division Band. Brig. […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 79 cadets from Class 40

    VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 79 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 40 June 21, 2014, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Director of the Joint Staff of the Virginia National Guard, was the guest speaker and music was provided by the 29th Division Band. Brig. […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group honed its battle drills for a National Guard Civil Support mission during a command post exercise May 20-22, 2014, at Camp Pendleton, Va. Approximately 40 Soldiers of the 329th simulated overseeing their own subordinate units while also setting up a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement […]

    Exercise prepares 329th RSG for large-scale civil support mission

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group honed its battle drills for a National Guard Civil Support mission during a command post exercise May 20-22, 2014, at Camp Pendleton, Va. Approximately 40 Soldiers of the 329th simulated overseeing their own subordinate units while also setting up a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and other senior leaders honored and recognized Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6 at Camp Pendleton and May 9 at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized around […]

    Dept. of Military Affairs honors state employees at Fort Pickett, Camp Pendleton

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and other senior leaders honored and recognized Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6 at Camp Pendleton and May 9 at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized around […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy underwent some changes before it welcomed 111 cadets into Class 40 earlier this year. The cadets of Class 40 completed their “acclimation period” into ChalleNGe Jan. 23-31, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Just after the administrative in-processing into the program, the ChalleNGe candidates began the “acclimation period,” where […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe welcomes two new classes, host of changes to the program

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy underwent some changes before it welcomed 111 cadets into Class 40 earlier this year. The cadets of Class 40 completed their “acclimation period” into ChalleNGe Jan. 23-31, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Just after the administrative in-processing into the program, the ChalleNGe candidates began the “acclimation period,” where […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a memorial ceremony March 3, 2014, at Camp Pendleton to honor 18 unit members and three Florida Army National Guard aviators killed in a plane crash 13 years ago. The 203rd engineers and the Florida aviators from Detachment 1, 171st Aviation Battalion, were killed […]

    Memorial service honors 203rd RED HORSE Airmen killed in 2001

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducted a memorial ceremony March 3, 2014, at Camp Pendleton to honor 18 unit members and three Florida Army National Guard aviators killed in a plane crash 13 years ago. The 203rd engineers and the Florida aviators from Detachment 1, 171st Aviation Battalion, were killed […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and Virginia Guard senior leaders bid a formal farewell to the Soldiers of the Virginia Beach-based 1945th Contingency Contracting Team, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, Feb. 8, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. The four-Soldier team will travel to Camp Shelby, Miss., for premobilization training before […]

    1945th CCT departs for Afghanistan mission

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and Virginia Guard senior leaders bid a formal farewell to the Soldiers of the Virginia Beach-based 1945th Contingency Contracting Team, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, Feb. 8, 2014, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. The four-Soldier team will travel to Camp Shelby, Miss., for premobilization training before […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Multiple National Guard and active duty Army units in the Virginia Beach area took advantage of the facilities at Camp Pendleton Jan. 11-12, 2014, in what the post commander called one of the busiest training weekends of the past 12 months. According to Lt. Col. Elena M. Scarbrough, commander of Camp Pendleton, Soldiers from several Virginia […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts multiple Guard and active duty units for busy training weekend

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Multiple National Guard and active duty Army units in the Virginia Beach area took advantage of the facilities at Camp Pendleton Jan. 11-12, 2014, in what the post commander called one of the busiest training weekends of the past 12 months. According to Lt. Col. Elena M. Scarbrough, commander of Camp Pendleton, Soldiers from several Virginia […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – According to his job description, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Green, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, serves as the eyes and ears of the Adjutant General of Virginia. As part of those duties, Green visits each Virginia Guard facility and readiness center across the state to find out what issues may be impacting their readiness and […]

    Facilities visits help senior enlisted leader monitor readiness

    SANDSTON, Va. – According to his job description, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Green, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, serves as the eyes and ears of the Adjutant General of Virginia. As part of those duties, Green visits each Virginia Guard facility and readiness center across the state to find out what issues may be impacting their readiness and […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 128 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 39 Dec. 14, 2013, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Deputy Adjutant General of Virginia, was the guest speaker for the event. Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 128 at December ceremony

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy graduated 128 cadets during a commencement ceremony for Class 39 Dec. 14, 2013, at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, the Deputy Adjutant General of Virginia, was the guest speaker for the event. Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy hosted ChalleNGe cadets from Maryland and North Carolina for four days of academic and athletic competitions Nov. 21-24 at Camp Pendleton. The cadets participated in basketball, softball, soccer, chess, triathlon, a drill competition and an academic bowl. Virginia finished first overall in the competition, giving the 132 cadets in Class […]

    Commonwealth ChalleNGe cadets take overall title at invitational, prepare for graduation

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy hosted ChalleNGe cadets from Maryland and North Carolina for four days of academic and athletic competitions Nov. 21-24 at Camp Pendleton. The cadets participated in basketball, softball, soccer, chess, triathlon, a drill competition and an academic bowl. Virginia finished first overall in the competition, giving the 132 cadets in Class […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Virginia National Guard contracting Soldiers joined with Army and Air Guard personnel from three other states for a six-day, joint, multi-state, contracting exercise Nov. 13- 18. The Virginia Guard Soldiers, from the Virginia Beach-based 1940th and 1945th Contingency Contracting Teams, operated out of Camp Pendleton, Va., while Soldiers and Airmen from Maine, Minnesota, and South Dakota […]

    Va. Guard contracting Soldiers sharpen their skills during joint, multi-state exercise

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Virginia National Guard contracting Soldiers joined with Army and Air Guard personnel from three other states for a six-day, joint, multi-state, contracting exercise Nov. 13- 18. The Virginia Guard Soldiers, from the Virginia Beach-based 1940th and 1945th Contingency Contracting Teams, operated out of Camp Pendleton, Va., while Soldiers and Airmen from Maine, Minnesota, and South Dakota […]

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