Camp Pendleton Archive

  • 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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  • 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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