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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is ready to conduct company-level validation training at the Multi-echelon Integrated Brigade Training exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., for this year’s annual training. Preparation for the MiBT builds upon last year’s eXportable Combat Training Capability training exercise, which tested and certified units at the platoon level. Unlike XCTC, this year’s training […]

    116th IBCT heads to Fort Drum for annual training

    SANDSTON, Va. — The 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is ready to conduct company-level validation training at the Multi-echelon Integrated Brigade Training exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., for this year’s annual training. Preparation for the MiBT builds upon last year’s eXportable Combat Training Capability training exercise, which tested and certified units at the platoon level. Unlike XCTC, this year’s training […]

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  • LOCUST DALE, Va. — The blue and gray patch worn by all Soldiers in the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team signifies the unity between military units of the North and South combined under one name for World War I – the 29th Infantry Division. The patch served as a reminder to Soldiers that they were once adversaries on the battlefield […]

    116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team plants trees in honor Civil War Soldiers

    LOCUST DALE, Va. — The blue and gray patch worn by all Soldiers in the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team signifies the unity between military units of the North and South combined under one name for World War I – the 29th Infantry Division. The patch served as a reminder to Soldiers that they were once adversaries on the battlefield […]

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  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va. – The latest round of winter snow to hit Virginia would not stop six months of planning during the March drill. Equipment operators from Company A, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team had a delayed start because unsafe road conditions made it difficult to get to the readiness center. Engineers from […]

    Virginia National Guard engineers build ties with 82nd Airborne engineers

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va. – The latest round of winter snow to hit Virginia would not stop six months of planning during the March drill. Equipment operators from Company A, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team had a delayed start because unsafe road conditions made it difficult to get to the readiness center. Engineers from […]

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  • STAUNTON, Va. – Soldiers and veterans from across the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team united to attend the 47th Annual Muster hosted by the 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation, Inc. at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton November 6, 2014. Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank J. Grass served as the guest speaker in front of a packed room […]

    116th Regiment honors veterans during the annual Muster

    STAUNTON, Va. – Soldiers and veterans from across the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team united to attend the 47th Annual Muster hosted by the 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation, Inc. at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton November 6, 2014. Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank J. Grass served as the guest speaker in front of a packed room […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – This year marked the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, and the last time units from the 82nd Airborne Division, the 101st Airborne Division and the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as part of the 29th Infantry Division operated on the same plot of land was during the 1944 invasion. Although not under actual […]

    Va. National Guard exercise model for Army Total Force Policy

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – This year marked the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, and the last time units from the 82nd Airborne Division, the 101st Airborne Division and the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as part of the 29th Infantry Division operated on the same plot of land was during the 1944 invasion. Although not under actual […]

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  • STAUNTON, Va. – Brigade staff from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned to Virginia after supporting the New York National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division’s warfighter exercise May 14-28, 2014, at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Leavenworth, Kan. “Both the 42nd ID and the Fort Leavenworth warfighting teams were highly complementary of the 116th’s proficiency and readiness to conduct […]

    116th IBCT staff completes Fort Leavenworth Warfighter exercise

    STAUNTON, Va. – Brigade staff from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned to Virginia after supporting the New York National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division’s warfighter exercise May 14-28, 2014, at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Leavenworth, Kan. “Both the 42nd ID and the Fort Leavenworth warfighting teams were highly complementary of the 116th’s proficiency and readiness to conduct […]

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