About Author: Capt. Andrew J. Czaplicki

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Capt. Andrew J. Czaplicki is the Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Officer at Fort Pickett. He can be reached at andrew.j.czaplicki.mil@mail.mil or by phone at (804) 236-7706. You can follow the Virginia National Guard on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/company/VaNationalGuard

Posts by Capt. Andrew J. Czaplicki

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Fort Pickett-based Virginia Marksmanship Training Unit, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute announced the approval of the Governor’s Twenty Tab July 21, 2014. The Governor’s Twenty Tab is a state-level marksmanship award, originally created in 1968 by the Missouri National Guard and has been adopted by 13 other states. The tab is awarded to the top […]

    Earning the Governor’s Twenty Tab

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Fort Pickett-based Virginia Marksmanship Training Unit, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute announced the approval of the Governor’s Twenty Tab July 21, 2014. The Governor’s Twenty Tab is a state-level marksmanship award, originally created in 1968 by the Missouri National Guard and has been adopted by 13 other states. The tab is awarded to the top […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, spoke to a group of more than 115 artillerymen and their guests from the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team July 12, 2014, during their Saint Barbara’s Day Celebration at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. Eight officers and noncommissioned officers received […]

    Adjutant General challenges artillery leaders to pursue excellence

    NORFOLK, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, spoke to a group of more than 115 artillerymen and their guests from the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team July 12, 2014, during their Saint Barbara’s Day Celebration at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. Eight officers and noncommissioned officers received […]

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  • MARTINSVILLE, Va – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers loaded the last pieces of construction equipment onto trailers July 2, 2014 culminating four-weeks of grading, hauling, and filling a 15-acre industrial plot in Henry County, Va. that began May 31, 2014. More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Support Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command continued […]

    Va. National Guard engineers help Henry County with economic development project

    MARTINSVILLE, Va – Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers loaded the last pieces of construction equipment onto trailers July 2, 2014 culminating four-weeks of grading, hauling, and filling a 15-acre industrial plot in Henry County, Va. that began May 31, 2014. More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the Cedar Bluff-based 1033rd Engineer Support Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command continued […]

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  • FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command welcomed new leaders to its ranks in a ceremony held Jun 11, 2014, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The ceremony is meant to charge the newly assigned officers and noncommissioned officers with preserving the military history and traditions of the 1st Virginia Regiment, whose […]

    Induction ceremony welcomes new engineer leaders

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command welcomed new leaders to its ranks in a ceremony held Jun 11, 2014, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The ceremony is meant to charge the newly assigned officers and noncommissioned officers with preserving the military history and traditions of the 1st Virginia Regiment, whose […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va – The Virginia Army National Guard plugged in its first two hybrid electric vehicles May 28, 2014 as part of a larger Department of Defense strategy to reduce the petroleum consumption. These new vehicles are street-legal for use on highways, they are intended for non-tactical operations, such as on- or off-post transportation and for light equipment movement. […]

    Va. Guard adds hybrid electric cars to the vehicle fleet

    FORT PICKETT, Va – The Virginia Army National Guard plugged in its first two hybrid electric vehicles May 28, 2014 as part of a larger Department of Defense strategy to reduce the petroleum consumption. These new vehicles are street-legal for use on highways, they are intended for non-tactical operations, such as on- or off-post transportation and for light equipment movement. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – More than 89 Soldiers from Virginia and across the country completed the Department of the Army’s “Ask, Care, Escort – Suicide Intervention” train-the-trainer workshop hosted by the Virginia Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Program April 29- May 2, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, as part of the Army’s on-going efforts to […]

    Virginia guard hosts suicide prevention trainer course

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – More than 89 Soldiers from Virginia and across the country completed the Department of the Army’s “Ask, Care, Escort – Suicide Intervention” train-the-trainer workshop hosted by the Virginia Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Program April 29- May 2, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, as part of the Army’s on-going efforts to […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard received a 93 percent compliance rating during the Command Logistics Review Team inspection April 28-30, 2014. The purpose of the CLRT is to improve the overall sustainability, mobilization readiness and effectiveness of logistics operations through hands-on assistance, compliance-driven analysis and observations within the Army National Guard in accordance with applicable Army […]

    Virginia Army Guard earns high marks during national logistics inspection

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard received a 93 percent compliance rating during the Command Logistics Review Team inspection April 28-30, 2014. The purpose of the CLRT is to improve the overall sustainability, mobilization readiness and effectiveness of logistics operations through hands-on assistance, compliance-driven analysis and observations within the Army National Guard in accordance with applicable Army […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va – Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP (pronounced “surf-p”) conducted a new member training event April 7-12, 2014, at Fort Pickett to instruct their newest Soldiers and Airmen on the basics of consequence management and incident response. The training, known as CERFP […]

    Virginia CERFP conducts emergency response qualification course

    FORT PICKETT, Va – Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP (pronounced “surf-p”) conducted a new member training event April 7-12, 2014, at Fort Pickett to instruct their newest Soldiers and Airmen on the basics of consequence management and incident response. The training, known as CERFP […]

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