34th Civil Support Team Archive

  • 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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 15, 2014, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 2 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. 15

    RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 15, 2014, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide while […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia, held Jan. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va., included the support of more than 225 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force. The Department of Military Affairs personnel provided ceremonial music during the rain-soaked event, fired a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers […]

    Va. Department of Military Affairs supports Governor’s Inauguration

    RICHMOND, Va. – The inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia, held Jan. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va., included the support of more than 225 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force. The Department of Military Affairs personnel provided ceremonial music during the rain-soaked event, fired a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team earned a “T” for trained rating on 12 collective tasks following a Training Proficiency Evaluation proctored by U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East, earning the overall assessment rating of “Fully Mission Capable.” The two-day evaluation took place Dec. 3 and 5, 2013, at two Richmond-area locations. […]

    34th CST assessed as fully trained by external reviewers

    SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team earned a “T” for trained rating on 12 collective tasks following a Training Proficiency Evaluation proctored by U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East, earning the overall assessment rating of “Fully Mission Capable.” The two-day evaluation took place Dec. 3 and 5, 2013, at two Richmond-area locations. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. –The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team will conduct a Training Proficiency Evaluation Dec. 3-6, 2013, supervised by U. S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East to validate their level of readiness. The mission of the 34th CST is to support first responders in potential biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological and explosive incidents. The 34th CST […]

    Va. Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team to conduct training evaluation

    SANDSTON, Va. –The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team will conduct a Training Proficiency Evaluation Dec. 3-6, 2013, supervised by U. S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East to validate their level of readiness. The mission of the 34th CST is to support first responders in potential biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological and explosive incidents. The 34th CST […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team joined hazardous materials teams from fire departments in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth for a three-day exercise June 3-5 at the Virginia Beach Fire & EMS Training Center. “This is the most realistic training that we’ll get because we’re going to […]

    34th CST trains alongside first responders in Virginia Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team joined hazardous materials teams from fire departments in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth for a three-day exercise June 3-5 at the Virginia Beach Fire & EMS Training Center. “This is the most realistic training that we’ll get because we’re going to […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 600 Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 6,000 National Guard personnel from 35 states and territories supporting the 57th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D. C. and Northern Virginia. The support from the Virginia Guard helped maintain the safety and security for the event, but it also helped prepare […]

    Support missions for 57th Presidential Inauguration help Va. Guard prepare for future operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 600 Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined a force of approximately 6,000 National Guard personnel from 35 states and territories supporting the 57th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D. C. and Northern Virginia. The support from the Virginia Guard helped maintain the safety and security for the event, but it also helped prepare […]

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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. 15, 2013, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Guard and VDF can provide while on […]

    Virginia Guard personnel scheduled to display equipment outside General Assembly building Jan. 15

    RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 15, 2013, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Guard and VDF can provide while on […]

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  •     SANDSTON, Va. –The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as fully mission capable by U. S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation May 15 at the Dinwiddie County Airport. The CST conducts an external evaluation every 18 months to validate they are able to effectively conduct their mission of providing support to first responders in potential […]

    Civil support team evaluated as fully mission capable

        SANDSTON, Va. –The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as fully mission capable by U. S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group-East after conducting a Training Proficiency Evaluation May 15 at the Dinwiddie County Airport. The CST conducts an external evaluation every 18 months to validate they are able to effectively conduct their mission of providing support to first responders in potential […]

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