34th Civil Support Team Archive

  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. – Approximately 30 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force came together Jan. 21, 2015, outside of the General Assembly Building in Richmond, Va., to display some of their domestic response capabilities and equipment. The event aimed to educate Virginia senators and delegates on the unique capabilities and support the Guard can provide […]

    Virginia Guard displays equipment, capabilities to General Assembly

    RICHMOND, Va. – Approximately 30 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force came together Jan. 21, 2015, outside of the General Assembly Building in Richmond, Va., to display some of their domestic response capabilities and equipment. The event aimed to educate Virginia senators and delegates on the unique capabilities and support the Guard can provide […]

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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, 2015, 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. Dept. of Military Affairs 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, 2015, 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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  • CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team trained with firefighters from the U.S. Navy and City of Chesapeake during an aircraft mishap exercise Nov. 5, 2014, at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Va. The exercise was designed to enhance coordination and familiarity between first responders in the […]

    34th CST trains with Navy, Chesapeake firefighters

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team trained with firefighters from the U.S. Navy and City of Chesapeake during an aircraft mishap exercise Nov. 5, 2014, at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Va. The exercise was designed to enhance coordination and familiarity between first responders in the […]

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  • DEERFIELD, Va. — Massachusetts National Guard officials confirmed late in the day Aug. 28, 2014, that the pilot of an F-15C Eagle that crashed in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va., was fatally injured in the crash. Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a multi-agency search effort immediately after the Aug. 27 crash with aerial search and rescue by […]

    Search effort ends after Mass. Guard F-15C crash in Virginia

    DEERFIELD, Va. — Massachusetts National Guard officials confirmed late in the day Aug. 28, 2014, that the pilot of an F-15C Eagle that crashed in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va., was fatally injured in the crash. Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a multi-agency search effort immediately after the Aug. 27 crash with aerial search and rescue by […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team hosted an open house April 12 at Fort Pickett. “We wanted to have an open house to provide our leadership a better understanding of our capabilities and what it takes to be a CST member,” said Capt. Thomas M. Valentine, the survey team leader of the […]

    34th CST demonstrates capabilities during open house

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team hosted an open house April 12 at Fort Pickett. “We wanted to have an open house to provide our leadership a better understanding of our capabilities and what it takes to be a CST member,” said Capt. Thomas M. Valentine, the survey team leader of the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Members of the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team conducted air load training March 12-13, 2014, at Langley Air Force Base to fulfill annual training requirements to validate procedures for moving equipment by air. Airmen from the 192nd Fighter Wing and 203rd RED HORSE Squadron served as subject matter experts and conducted the training. “Part of […]

    34th CST conducts air load training with Air Guard

    SANDSTON, Va. — Members of the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team conducted air load training March 12-13, 2014, at Langley Air Force Base to fulfill annual training requirements to validate procedures for moving equipment by air. Airmen from the 192nd Fighter Wing and 203rd RED HORSE Squadron served as subject matter experts and conducted the training. “Part of […]

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  • CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, along with personnel from other states, used the skills and training they have for sampling and identifying unknown chemical or biological agents to help West Virginia officials evaluate the quality of water after a chemical spill left more than 300,000 residents without drinking water. Weapons of mass destruction civil support teams […]

    Va. Guard personnel part of multi-state West Virginia water sampling operation

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, along with personnel from other states, used the skills and training they have for sampling and identifying unknown chemical or biological agents to help West Virginia officials evaluate the quality of water after a chemical spill left more than 300,000 residents without drinking water. Weapons of mass destruction civil support teams […]

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