Southwest Border Support Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopter with aviation crew departed June 4, 2018, to provide aerial detection and monitoring support for the Arizona National Guard’s mission to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on the Southwest Border. The mission is scheduled to last approximately 90 days and could be extended. “Once again the Virginia National […]

    Virginia National Guard Lakota helicopter and crew depart for Southwest Border support

    SANDSTON, Va. — A Virginia National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopter with aviation crew departed June 4, 2018, to provide aerial detection and monitoring support for the Arizona National Guard’s mission to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on the Southwest Border. The mission is scheduled to last approximately 90 days and could be extended. “Once again the Virginia National […]

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  • CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Soldiers from the Chesterfield-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment departed Jan. 26, 2015, for the border between the United States and Mexico aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter to provide aerial detection and monitoring support to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. The three-Soldier crew flew from the Chesterfield County […]

    Virginia National Guard aviators depart for border mission

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Soldiers from the Chesterfield-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment departed Jan. 26, 2015, for the border between the United States and Mexico aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter to provide aerial detection and monitoring support to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. The three-Soldier crew flew from the Chesterfield County […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers from Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment departed today for the Texas border aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Va. The four-person crew will provide aerial reconnaissance support to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in support of the national effort to counter illegal immigration […]

    Virginia National Guard helicopter crew departs to support Southwest border mission

    SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers from Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment departed today for the Texas border aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Va. The four-person crew will provide aerial reconnaissance support to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in support of the national effort to counter illegal immigration […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – After supporting the Texas National Guard by providing aerial reconnaissance support to deter illegal immigration along the Southwest Border, the final Virginia National Guard air crew, comprised of both pilots and maintainers, returned to Virginia Dec. 6, 2012. Seventeen Soldiers from the Sandston-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment served 30-60 day rotations along […]

    Last Virginia Guard air crew returns from Southwest Border mission

    SANDSTON, Va. – After supporting the Texas National Guard by providing aerial reconnaissance support to deter illegal immigration along the Southwest Border, the final Virginia National Guard air crew, comprised of both pilots and maintainers, returned to Virginia Dec. 6, 2012. Seventeen Soldiers from the Sandston-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment served 30-60 day rotations along […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Sandston-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment departed for Texas aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the Virginia National Guard’s Aviation Support Facility Aug. 27. The three-Soldier crew will provide aerial reconnaissance support to the Texas National Guard mission to counter illegal immigration on the Southwest border. Over the next […]

    Virginia Guard aviators depart to support Southwest border mission

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Sandston-based Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment departed for Texas aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the Virginia National Guard’s Aviation Support Facility Aug. 27. The three-Soldier crew will provide aerial reconnaissance support to the Texas National Guard mission to counter illegal immigration on the Southwest border. Over the next […]

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  • U.S./MEXICO BORDER — Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment have been busy the past few weeks securing the U.S./ Mexico border in Arizona as Task Force Raven and Task Force Diamondback for Operation Jump Start. Operation Jump Start is the National Guard mission to assist the United States Customs and Border Protection to secure the […]

    29th ID troops patrol the border in Arizona

    U.S./MEXICO BORDER — Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment have been busy the past few weeks securing the U.S./ Mexico border in Arizona as Task Force Raven and Task Force Diamondback for Operation Jump Start. Operation Jump Start is the National Guard mission to assist the United States Customs and Border Protection to secure the […]

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  • U.S./MEXICO BORDER — Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment have been busy the past few weeks securing the U.S./ Mexico border in Arizona as Task Force Raven and Task Force Diamondback for Operation Jump Start. Operation Jump Start is the National Guard mission to assist the United States Customs and Border Protection to secure the […]

    29th ID troops patrol the border in Arizona

    U.S./MEXICO BORDER — Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment have been busy the past few weeks securing the U.S./ Mexico border in Arizona as Task Force Raven and Task Force Diamondback for Operation Jump Start. Operation Jump Start is the National Guard mission to assist the United States Customs and Border Protection to secure the […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – After more than two months on the Arizona border with Mexico, where they turned away more than 400 undocumented aliens and helped seize more than 900 lbs. of marijuana, the Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Joint Task Force Stonewall were welcomed home with a ceremony at the Fort Pickett theater on Sept. 22, […]

    JTF Stonewall welcomed home from Southwest border

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – After more than two months on the Arizona border with Mexico, where they turned away more than 400 undocumented aliens and helped seize more than 900 lbs. of marijuana, the Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Joint Task Force Stonewall were welcomed home with a ceremony at the Fort Pickett theater on Sept. 22, […]

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  • BLACKSTONE, Va. —Now that the final phases of deployments to the U.S./ Mexico border, which began June 30, 2006, have been completed, some 420 Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard stand ready to carry out their mission to help protect our borders. These Soldiers and Airmen heard the call and volunteered to take on the monumental task of […]

    More than 400 Virginia Guard troops begin border mission

    BLACKSTONE, Va. —Now that the final phases of deployments to the U.S./ Mexico border, which began June 30, 2006, have been completed, some 420 Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard stand ready to carry out their mission to help protect our borders. These Soldiers and Airmen heard the call and volunteered to take on the monumental task of […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, announced that Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard have volunteered to serve on the Southwest Border in support of Operation Jump Start. Newman said that approximately 350 Soldiers and Airmen from the Commonwealth volunteered to serve on a Virginia National Guard task force that […]

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to Serve on Southwest Border

    RICHMOND, Va. – Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, announced that Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard have volunteered to serve on the Southwest Border in support of Operation Jump Start. Newman said that approximately 350 Soldiers and Airmen from the Commonwealth volunteered to serve on a Virginia National Guard task force that […]

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