Counterdrug Program Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — You can run but you can’t hide, an old adage that proved true to form for an illicit drug trafficking suspect in Virginia during the summer of 2016. The Virginia Counterdrug Task Force provided aerial reconnaissance from the UH-72A Lakota helicopter with a Mission Equipment Package to support Homeland Security Investigations and the Virginia State Police Taskforce […]

    Virginia Counterdrug Program supports law enforcement in disrupting drug distribution

    RICHMOND, Va. — You can run but you can’t hide, an old adage that proved true to form for an illicit drug trafficking suspect in Virginia during the summer of 2016. The Virginia Counterdrug Task Force provided aerial reconnaissance from the UH-72A Lakota helicopter with a Mission Equipment Package to support Homeland Security Investigations and the Virginia State Police Taskforce […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard, visited Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers March 8-9, 2016, in Sandston, Richmond and Hampton, Virginia. “We were honored to have Chief Master Sgt. Brush visit with the Virginia National Guard and see firsthand the great service that the our […]

    NGB Senior Enlisted Advisor visits Va. Guard Airmen, Soldiers, leaders

    SANDSTON, Va. — Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard, visited Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers March 8-9, 2016, in Sandston, Richmond and Hampton, Virginia. “We were honored to have Chief Master Sgt. Brush visit with the Virginia National Guard and see firsthand the great service that the our […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Aviation support provided by the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force in January and February 2016 assisted federal and state law enforcement officials bring indictments against individuals suspected for involvement in illegal narcotics and gun distribution activities as well as suspected involvement in cartel related narcotics trafficking and terrorism links. “The drug threat continues to evolve in […]

    Va. Guard Counterdrug Task Force supports law enforcement

    SANDSTON, Va. — Aviation support provided by the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force in January and February 2016 assisted federal and state law enforcement officials bring indictments against individuals suspected for involvement in illegal narcotics and gun distribution activities as well as suspected involvement in cartel related narcotics trafficking and terrorism links. “The drug threat continues to evolve in […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. – In just a few months, Soldiers and aviation crews working through the Virginia National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force flew more than 230 hours in support of local, state and federal agencies and the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program, or DCE/SP. The Virginia Guard’s assistance with this program and their partnership with agencies including the […]

    Va. Guard aviation crews aid in drug eradication

    SANDSTON, Va. – In just a few months, Soldiers and aviation crews working through the Virginia National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force flew more than 230 hours in support of local, state and federal agencies and the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program, or DCE/SP. The Virginia Guard’s assistance with this program and their partnership with agencies including the […]

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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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  • RICHMOND, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Richmond-based Counterdrug Task Force provided Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran with a capabilities brief and demonstration Oct. 16, 2014, at the Counterdrug headquarters in Richmond, Va. Deputy Secretaries of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam K. Thiel and Tonya D. Vincent, along […]

    Counterdrug Task Force demonstrates skills to Virginia leaders

    RICHMOND, Va. – Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s Richmond-based Counterdrug Task Force provided Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran with a capabilities brief and demonstration Oct. 16, 2014, at the Counterdrug headquarters in Richmond, Va. Deputy Secretaries of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam K. Thiel and Tonya D. Vincent, along […]

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  • PETERSBURG, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen demolished abandoned, decrepit and drug-trade related houses Aug. 18-29, 2014, in Petersburg, Va., as part of Operation Renew, a program that provides National Guard engineer assets to assist in reclaiming control of known drug trafficking areas by destroying structures with connections to the local drug trade. Approximately 25 Soldiers from the […]

    Va. Guard engineers destroy derelict and dangerous structures

    PETERSBURG, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen demolished abandoned, decrepit and drug-trade related houses Aug. 18-29, 2014, in Petersburg, Va., as part of Operation Renew, a program that provides National Guard engineer assets to assist in reclaiming control of known drug trafficking areas by destroying structures with connections to the local drug trade. Approximately 25 Soldiers from the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – More than 19,000 pounds of unwanted and expired medications awaited transport by Soldiers from the Virginia Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force and the Sandston-based Company E, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment May 2, 2014, at the Drug Enforcement Administration in Richmond, Va. Soldiers and DEA agents loaded up bag after bag of unwanted medications onto Virginia Guard light […]

    Virginia Guard helps DEA destroy drugs

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 19,000 pounds of unwanted and expired medications awaited transport by Soldiers from the Virginia Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force and the Sandston-based Company E, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment May 2, 2014, at the Drug Enforcement Administration in Richmond, Va. Soldiers and DEA agents loaded up bag after bag of unwanted medications onto Virginia Guard light […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Guard Soldiers and one Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force joined with Soldiers from the Martinsville-based 1173rd Transportation Company to help Richmond Drug Enforcement Administration agents loaded nearly 18,000 pounds of unwanted and expired medications into Virginia Guard trucks May 3, 2013, in Richmond, Va. After loading the many tons of drugs into […]

    Va. Guard helps DEA haul & destroy tons of drugs

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Guard Soldiers and one Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force joined with Soldiers from the Martinsville-based 1173rd Transportation Company to help Richmond Drug Enforcement Administration agents loaded nearly 18,000 pounds of unwanted and expired medications into Virginia Guard trucks May 3, 2013, in Richmond, Va. After loading the many tons of drugs into […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment supporting the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Program helped Richmond Drug Enforcement Administration agents load approximately 14,000 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription drugs into Virginia Guard FMTVs Oct. 12 before hauling the drugs north for destruction at a Northern Virginia incinerator. “Our mission today is to support the […]

    Virginia Guard assists DEA in drug destruction

    RICHMOND, Va. — Soldiers from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment supporting the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Program helped Richmond Drug Enforcement Administration agents load approximately 14,000 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription drugs into Virginia Guard FMTVs Oct. 12 before hauling the drugs north for destruction at a Northern Virginia incinerator. “Our mission today is to support the […]

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  • PETERSBURG, Va. — Approximately 12 Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron supported the City of Petersburg by tearing down derelict structures associated with the drug trade from Aug. 19 to 30.  The Air Guard civil engineering unit provided heavy equipment and expertise to demolish 12 structures during the mission, and Airmen hauled away almost 815 […]

    Virginia Air National Guard engineers demolish derelict structures in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. — Approximately 12 Airmen from the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron supported the City of Petersburg by tearing down derelict structures associated with the drug trade from Aug. 19 to 30.  The Air Guard civil engineering unit provided heavy equipment and expertise to demolish 12 structures during the mission, and Airmen hauled away almost 815 […]

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  • OILVILLE, Va. — Members of the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force helped at-risk kids learn about respect and gain self confidence while also learning about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse during the Office of the Attorney General’s Virginia Rules Camp, Aug. 23 at Camp Little Hawk in Oilville. “The Virginia Rules camp is a seven-year partnership among the Attorney General’s office, the […]

    Counterdrug Task Force supports camp for at-risk kids

    OILVILLE, Va. — Members of the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force helped at-risk kids learn about respect and gain self confidence while also learning about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse during the Office of the Attorney General’s Virginia Rules Camp, Aug. 23 at Camp Little Hawk in Oilville. “The Virginia Rules camp is a seven-year partnership among the Attorney General’s office, the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. Soon Virginia’s youth will be out of school for the summer and driving their parents crazy. Not to fear, the season of the summer camp is here, and the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force has partnered with numerous summer camps to deliver valuable information and […]

    Counterdrug Task Force assisting with summer camps throughout Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. Soon Virginia’s youth will be out of school for the summer and driving their parents crazy. Not to fear, the season of the summer camp is here, and the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force has partnered with numerous summer camps to deliver valuable information and […]

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  • PETERSBURG, Va. — Members of the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force met with the Petersburg City Council May 1 at the Union Train Station in Petersburg to approve a agreement that would allow Virginia National Guard engineer units to support the city’s demolition of derelict structures associated with the drug trade. Members of the council voted unanimously to approve […]

    Petersburg City Council approves agreement for demolition project

    PETERSBURG, Va. — Members of the Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force met with the Petersburg City Council May 1 at the Union Train Station in Petersburg to approve a agreement that would allow Virginia National Guard engineer units to support the city’s demolition of derelict structures associated with the drug trade. Members of the council voted unanimously to approve […]

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