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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A special Virginia National Guard response force that would assist first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident was recommended for validation after being assessed as fully trained on 19 of 23 total major tasks, needing practice on four […]

    Special Va. Guard response force recommended for validation after external evaluation

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A special Virginia National Guard response force that would assist first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident was recommended for validation after being assessed as fully trained on 19 of 23 total major tasks, needing practice on four […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Expecting a lecture filled with monotonous slides and a never-ending list of historic dates and names, the officer candidates of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School of the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, walked into Col. Thomas L. Morgan’s military history class […]

    Va. Guard officer candidates hold on to history

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Expecting a lecture filled with monotonous slides and a never-ending list of historic dates and names, the officer candidates of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School of the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, walked into Col. Thomas L. Morgan’s military history class […]

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  • FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The annual Virginia National Guard Judge Advocate General’s Corps conference was held on March 7-8, 2015, at the Lodge on Fort A.P. Hill. Attendees included JAG officers and paralegals from units across the commonwealth, and retirees who volunteered to give classes and cook meals for […]

    JAG Soldiers hold annual conference

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The annual Virginia National Guard Judge Advocate General’s Corps conference was held on March 7-8, 2015, at the Lodge on Fort A.P. Hill. Attendees included JAG officers and paralegals from units across the commonwealth, and retirees who volunteered to give classes and cook meals for […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The night of Nov. 15, 2014, Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team felt the below-freezing temperatures at Fort Pickett seep through their cold weather gear and straight to their bones. But for these Soldiers, it’s […]

    Cavalry Soldiers rely on warrior knowledge, camaraderie to earn spurs

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The night of Nov. 15, 2014, Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team felt the below-freezing temperatures at Fort Pickett seep through their cold weather gear and straight to their bones. But for these Soldiers, it’s […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a memorial ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Sandston, Va., on Sept. 11, 2014, to commemorate those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, led the ceremony which included remarks […]

    Governor joins Va. Guard at 9/11 memorial service

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a memorial ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Sandston, Va., on Sept. 11, 2014, to commemorate those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, led the ceremony which included remarks […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Soldiers of the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group participated in several different exercises during their annual training at Fort Pickett, Va., starting July 12, 2014. The battalion’s Gate City-based Headquarters Detachment, Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company and Martinsville-based 1173rd Transportation Company focused […]

    Annual training prepares 1030th Transportation Battalion Soldiers for wide variety of missions

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Soldiers of the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group participated in several different exercises during their annual training at Fort Pickett, Va., starting July 12, 2014. The battalion’s Gate City-based Headquarters Detachment, Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company and Martinsville-based 1173rd Transportation Company focused […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from the Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron and Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group participated in a joint exercise to test the coordination and deployment plans of the Disaster Relief Bed-down System, July 13, 2014, at […]

    Soldiers, Airmen train on transporting disaster relief system

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from the Virginia Beach-based 203rd RED HORSE Squadron and Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group participated in a joint exercise to test the coordination and deployment plans of the Disaster Relief Bed-down System, July 13, 2014, at […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division, based at Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted a Diversity Day event June 21, 2014, at the Wallace Theater on post. Displays, speakers, dance performances and food samples treated the Soldiers and some of their family members to various cultures. […]

    29th ID Soldiers host Diversity Day at Fort Belvoir

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division, based at Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted a Diversity Day event June 21, 2014, at the Wallace Theater on post. Displays, speakers, dance performances and food samples treated the Soldiers and some of their family members to various cultures. […]

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  • FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command participated in various field exercises this week during their annual training at Fort A.P. Hill. The final event of their field training included the complete construction of a Dry Support Bridge and […]

    Engineers train with boats, bridges and bullets

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers of the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command participated in various field exercises this week during their annual training at Fort A.P. Hill. The final event of their field training included the complete construction of a Dry Support Bridge and […]

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