34th Civil Support Team Archive

  • EDGEWOOD, Md. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in a joint training exercise Aug. 19-24, 2018, near Edgewood, Maryland. CSTs from Deleware, Maryland, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. also took part in the multi-day exercise designed to enhance their response capabilities by simulating 24-hour operations where teams conducted […]

    34th CST conducts multi-state, multi-day exercise

    EDGEWOOD, Md. — Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in a joint training exercise Aug. 19-24, 2018, near Edgewood, Maryland. CSTs from Deleware, Maryland, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. also took part in the multi-day exercise designed to enhance their response capabilities by simulating 24-hour operations where teams conducted […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as fully trained on 12 essential collective tasks after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation May 22 and 24, 2018, in Dinwiddie County and Hanover County, Virginia. The evaluation was supervised by U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East in order to validate the unit’s level […]

    34th CST evaluated as fully mission capable

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as fully trained on 12 essential collective tasks after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation May 22 and 24, 2018, in Dinwiddie County and Hanover County, Virginia. The evaluation was supervised by U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East in order to validate the unit’s level […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 2,000 National Guard personnel from six states and Washington, D.C., will take part in the Vigilant Guard 18-3 emergency response exercise May 7-10, 2018, at multiple locations in Virginia to improve their ability to respond to a natural disaster and enhance relationships with local, state and federal emergency response partners. The event will simulate a […]

    Virginia National Guard to host Vigilant Guard emergency response exercise

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 2,000 National Guard personnel from six states and Washington, D.C., will take part in the Vigilant Guard 18-3 emergency response exercise May 7-10, 2018, at multiple locations in Virginia to improve their ability to respond to a natural disaster and enhance relationships with local, state and federal emergency response partners. The event will simulate a […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 200 shooters competed in the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 11-18, 2018, including four Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard. The competition, commonly referred to as the “All-Army” match, including active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from across the country, divided into 37 teams. […]

    Virginia marksmen earn honors at national marksmanship match

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 200 shooters competed in the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 11-18, 2018, including four Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard. The competition, commonly referred to as the “All-Army” match, including active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from across the country, divided into 37 teams. […]

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  • GLEN ALLEN, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team joined members of the FBI, the Virginia State Police and local law enforcement in a scenario-based training exercise Oct. 24, 2017, in Glen Allen, Virginia. The exercise, dubbed Marble Challenge and led by the FBI, aimed to increase cohesion between the participating agencies. […]

    34th CST trains with federal, state and local authorities

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team joined members of the FBI, the Virginia State Police and local law enforcement in a scenario-based training exercise Oct. 24, 2017, in Glen Allen, Virginia. The exercise, dubbed Marble Challenge and led by the FBI, aimed to increase cohesion between the participating agencies. […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided an overview of the emergency response planning process and static displays of Guard capabilities for the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee meeting Aug. 8, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The working group meeting provided an opportunity to exchange information regarding responsibilities in emergency management with more […]

    Va. Guard briefs Hampton Roads emergency managers on response capabilities

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided an overview of the emergency response planning process and static displays of Guard capabilities for the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee meeting Aug. 8, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The working group meeting provided an opportunity to exchange information regarding responsibilities in emergency management with more […]

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  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team conducted a multi-day training exercise to simulate a response to hazardous materials incident June 22-28, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Observer controller/trainers from U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East/West were on hand to assist with the creation of a realistic scenario […]

    34th CST conducts FTX in Texas, trains on air load plans

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team conducted a multi-day training exercise to simulate a response to hazardous materials incident June 22-28, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Observer controller/trainers from U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East/West were on hand to assist with the creation of a realistic scenario […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 300 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 7,500 National Guard personnel from across the country supporting the 58th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D. C. Virginia Guard personnel assisted with traffic control as well as communications, medical and chaplain support, and also provided liaison officers to key military and […]

    Virginia Guard supports 58th Presidential Inauguration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 300 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 7,500 National Guard personnel from across the country supporting the 58th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D. C. Virginia Guard personnel assisted with traffic control as well as communications, medical and chaplain support, and also provided liaison officers to key military and […]

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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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  • LYNCHBURG, Va. — Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Blackstone-based 34th Civil Support Team joined members of the Virginia State Police, Lynchburg Fire Department and the Virginia Department of Health in sharing their knowledge and experience in the areas of hazardous material identification and collection with Liberty University students April 9, 2016, in Lynchburg, Virignia. The training was conducted […]

    34th CST shares experience, knowledge with Liberty students

    LYNCHBURG, Va. — Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Blackstone-based 34th Civil Support Team joined members of the Virginia State Police, Lynchburg Fire Department and the Virginia Department of Health in sharing their knowledge and experience in the areas of hazardous material identification and collection with Liberty University students April 9, 2016, in Lynchburg, Virignia. The training was conducted […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Blackstone-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in the Sovereign Guardian 2016 exercise Feb. 22-26, 2016, in Washington, D.C. and had the opportunity to train with new technology they expect to field in 2017. The Talon IV robot is scheduled for fielding during the second quarter of 2017, and […]

    34th CST trains with new robotic technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Blackstone-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in the Sovereign Guardian 2016 exercise Feb. 22-26, 2016, in Washington, D.C. and had the opportunity to train with new technology they expect to field in 2017. The Talon IV robot is scheduled for fielding during the second quarter of 2017, and […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

    Va. National Guard personnel display equipment to General Assembly, Governor commends the Guard

    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 21, 2016, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide while […]

    Va. National Guard personnel scheduled to display equipment outside General Assembly building Jan. 21

    RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 21, 2016, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide while […]

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  • MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – On the morning of April 24, 2015, Capt. William J. White, Jr., a physician’s assistant with the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team, was just a few miles into his commute when he encountered some traffic. He was on his way to Fort Lee’s Kenner Army Health Clinic where he works a few days a week to […]

    Va. Guard officer recognized for lifesaving efforts

    MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – On the morning of April 24, 2015, Capt. William J. White, Jr., a physician’s assistant with the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team, was just a few miles into his commute when he encountered some traffic. He was on his way to Fort Lee’s Kenner Army Health Clinic where he works a few days a week to […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team shared their knowledge and experience in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations with personnel from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense CBRN leadership during a State Partnership Program exchange held July 13-28, 2015, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. “Each year, Virginia sends Soldiers and Airmen to the Republic […]

    Va. Guard CBRN Soldiers share knowledge, experience in Tajikistan

    SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team shared their knowledge and experience in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations with personnel from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense CBRN leadership during a State Partnership Program exchange held July 13-28, 2015, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. “Each year, Virginia sends Soldiers and Airmen to the Republic […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – For the Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team hard work and preparation proved instrumental in their validation of 12 collective tasks following an Training Performance Evaluation, earning the overall assessment rating of “Fully Mission Capable,” June 24, 2015, following the exercise at the City Stadium in Richmond, Va. The […]

    34th CST excels during external evaluation, certified as fully mission capable

    SANDSTON, Va. – For the Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team hard work and preparation proved instrumental in their validation of 12 collective tasks following an Training Performance Evaluation, earning the overall assessment rating of “Fully Mission Capable,” June 24, 2015, following the exercise at the City Stadium in Richmond, Va. The […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team will conduct a Training Proficiency Evaluation June 23, 2015, in the Richmond, Va., area supervised by U. S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East to validate the unit’s level of readiness. The mission of the 34th CST is to support first responders in potential biological, chemical, nuclear, […]

    34th Civil Support Team to conduct external evaluation in the Richmond area

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team will conduct a Training Proficiency Evaluation June 23, 2015, in the Richmond, Va., area supervised by U. S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East to validate the unit’s level of readiness. The mission of the 34th CST is to support first responders in potential biological, chemical, nuclear, […]

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  • FORT LEE, Va. – Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team supportrd more than 39 Soldiers from the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company, 82nd Special Troops Battalion by training mortuary affairs personnel on the use of chemical detection equipment during the Joint Mortuary Affairs Centers’ Quick Reaction Test field training exercise of March 12, 2015, at Fort Lee, […]

    34th CST shares information, experience during active duty mortuary affairs exercise

    FORT LEE, Va. – Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team supportrd more than 39 Soldiers from the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company, 82nd Special Troops Battalion by training mortuary affairs personnel on the use of chemical detection equipment during the Joint Mortuary Affairs Centers’ Quick Reaction Test field training exercise of March 12, 2015, at Fort Lee, […]

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  • CHESTER, Va. — Soldiers from the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in a full-scale exercise conducted by Dominion Virginia Power and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at the Surry Power Station Feb. 10, 2015, to test preparedness and response procedures involving plant security. The Virginia Guard Soldiers augmented field teams from the Virginia Department of Health […]

    34th CST Soldiers take part in nuclear power plant exercise

    CHESTER, Va. — Soldiers from the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team took part in a full-scale exercise conducted by Dominion Virginia Power and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at the Surry Power Station Feb. 10, 2015, to test preparedness and response procedures involving plant security. The Virginia Guard Soldiers augmented field teams from the Virginia Department of Health […]

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