Army Guard Archive

  • WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard field artillery Soldiers past and present gathered for the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s regimental muster and Saint Barbara’s Day celebration Dec. 7, 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  As part of the festivities, deserving individuals were presented with […]

    Thunder Soldiers honored with Order of Saint Barbara

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard field artillery Soldiers past and present gathered for the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s regimental muster and Saint Barbara’s Day celebration Dec. 7, 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  As part of the festivities, deserving individuals were presented with […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support group completed an international line haul mission to Canada and back Dec. 3 – 8, 2019, culminating at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The 64-Solider team helped Canadian Soldiers from […]

    1032nd TC completes international line haul mission

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support group completed an international line haul mission to Canada and back Dec. 3 – 8, 2019, culminating at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The 64-Solider team helped Canadian Soldiers from […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Archeologists, with the help of land records, technology and ground surveys, are attempting to locate hundreds of possible gravesites within the confines of Fort Pickett in an effort to determine if those sites still contain any human remains.  In 1941, the United States government purchased more […]

    Efforts underway to locate historic gravesites at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Archeologists, with the help of land records, technology and ground surveys, are attempting to locate hundreds of possible gravesites within the confines of Fort Pickett in an effort to determine if those sites still contain any human remains.  In 1941, the United States government purchased more […]

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  • FORT LEE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as trained and mission capable after a Training Proficiency Evaluation Nov. 19 and 21, 2019, at Fort Lee, Virginia. The evaluation was conducted by the U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group – East, […]

    34th CST trained, ready following evaluation

    FORT LEE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team was evaluated as trained and mission capable after a Training Proficiency Evaluation Nov. 19 and 21, 2019, at Fort Lee, Virginia. The evaluation was conducted by the U.S. Army North’s Civil Support Readiness Group – East, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officials from the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service and the General Services Administration formally opened the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  Senior leaders from state government, the Virginia National Guard and Maneuver Training […]

    FASTC officially opens doors at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officials from the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service and the General Services Administration formally opened the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  Senior leaders from state government, the Virginia National Guard and Maneuver Training […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard recruiters took the top spots for both regional recruiter of the year and regional recruiting supervisor of the year following a board held Nov. 7, 2019, in West Virginia. Master Sgt. Donnie Brizendine and Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Fretwell competed against their peers from […]

    Va. Army Guard recruiters recognized as top in region

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard recruiters took the top spots for both regional recruiter of the year and regional recruiting supervisor of the year following a board held Nov. 7, 2019, in West Virginia. Master Sgt. Donnie Brizendine and Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Fretwell competed against their peers from […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Several Virginia National Guard Soldiers were able to participate in the Military Reserve Exchange Program in 2019, traveling abroad and attaching to foreign armies in a unique opportunity for military professional development.  MREP provides an opportunity for Guard and Reserve Soldiers, both officers and non-commissioned officers, to […]

    Exchange program benefits VNG Soldiers, partnerships

    RICHMOND, Va. — Several Virginia National Guard Soldiers were able to participate in the Military Reserve Exchange Program in 2019, traveling abroad and attaching to foreign armies in a unique opportunity for military professional development.  MREP provides an opportunity for Guard and Reserve Soldiers, both officers and non-commissioned officers, to […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard 2020 Military Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with the Military Ball formal dinner at 7 p.m. The Military Ball is open to all members of […]

    Virginia National Guard to host Military Ball in February 2020

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard 2020 Military Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with the Military Ball formal dinner at 7 p.m. The Military Ball is open to all members of […]

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  • Col. Joseph A. DiNonno, commander of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, provides an update on the brigade during the annual 116th Regimental Muster Nov. 9, 2019, in Staunton, Virginia. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Jenny Hartsock) STAUNTON, Va. – Veterans of the 116th Infantry Regiment and Soldiers […]

    116th Infantry Regiment holds 52nd Annual Muster

    Col. Joseph A. DiNonno, commander of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, provides an update on the brigade during the annual 116th Regimental Muster Nov. 9, 2019, in Staunton, Virginia. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Jenny Hartsock) STAUNTON, Va. – Veterans of the 116th Infantry Regiment and Soldiers […]

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  • ROANOKE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band received the Army Superior Unit Award streamer from Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora, VNG Assistant Adjutant General-Army, during a ceremony Nov. 9, 2019, before the Virginia Veterans Parade in Roanoke, Virginia. “I was honored to present the 29th ID […]

    29th ID Band’s efforts rewarded with ASUA

    ROANOKE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band received the Army Superior Unit Award streamer from Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora, VNG Assistant Adjutant General-Army, during a ceremony Nov. 9, 2019, before the Virginia Veterans Parade in Roanoke, Virginia. “I was honored to present the 29th ID […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in Veterans Day observations across the commonwealth Nov. 11, 2019, to recognize the service of men and women past and present who served in the armed force. “It is so important that […]

    Events around the commonwealth honor veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in Veterans Day observations across the commonwealth Nov. 11, 2019, to recognize the service of men and women past and present who served in the armed force. “It is so important that […]

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  • NOTE: The following are the prepared remarks of Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, for the Veterans Day observation at Quantico National Cemetery: Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Thank you so much for the introduction and for the opportunity to commemorate this important day. I have […]

    AG delivers keynote address at Quantico National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony

    NOTE: The following are the prepared remarks of Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, for the Veterans Day observation at Quantico National Cemetery: Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Thank you so much for the introduction and for the opportunity to commemorate this important day. I have […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Col. Teri D. Williams will succeed Col. Adam Volant as the commander of the Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 91st Cyber Brigade, according to an announcement made Nov. 5, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Col. Williams most recently served as […]

    Williams to succeed Volant as 91st Cyber Brigade commander

    RICHMOND, Va. — Col. Teri D. Williams will succeed Col. Adam Volant as the commander of the Virginia National Guard’s Bowling Green-based 91st Cyber Brigade, according to an announcement made Nov. 5, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Col. Williams most recently served as […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Lt. Col. Jeffery R. Cree was promoted to colonel and assumed authority as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Virginia during a ceremony Nov. 1, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Cree succeeds Col. Marie […]

    Cree promoted to colonel, takes authority as USPFO

    RICHMOND, Va. — Lt. Col. Jeffery R. Cree was promoted to colonel and assumed authority as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Virginia during a ceremony Nov. 1, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Cree succeeds Col. Marie […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins and Virginia National Guard senior leaders attended a statement of support signing ceremony between Dominion Energy executives and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Oct. 17, 2019, at Dominion Energy’s new headquarters building in Richmond, Virginia. Brig. […]

    Dominion Energy pledges support of Guard employees during ceremony

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins and Virginia National Guard senior leaders attended a statement of support signing ceremony between Dominion Energy executives and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Oct. 17, 2019, at Dominion Energy’s new headquarters building in Richmond, Virginia. Brig. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion held its end-of-year boards to name their top performers Oct. 11, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Staff Sgt. Dustin Haislip was named as the 2019 Rookie of […]

    Va. Army Guard selects top recruiters

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion held its end-of-year boards to name their top performers Oct. 11, 2019, at the Virginia National Guard Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Staff Sgt. Dustin Haislip was named as the 2019 Rookie of […]

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  • RICHMOND, Virginia — Staff Sgt. Jason Cain, a Virginia National Guard Soldier assigned to the 29th Infantry Division Band who serves with the Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program, was the second runner up in the inaugural Army National Guard National Honor Guard Soldier of the Year competition and […]

    Va. troop 2nd runner up in ARNG Honor Guard Soldier of Year competition

    RICHMOND, Virginia — Staff Sgt. Jason Cain, a Virginia National Guard Soldier assigned to the 29th Infantry Division Band who serves with the Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program, was the second runner up in the inaugural Army National Guard National Honor Guard Soldier of the Year competition and […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The fifth battalion of the 91st Cyber Brigade will be stationed in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to an announcement made Oct. 22, 2019, by Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the director of the Army National Guard. The newly formed 127th Cyber Battalion will join the 123rd and 124th […]

    91st Cyber Brigade’s fifth battalion to be stationed in Indiana

    RICHMOND, Va. – The fifth battalion of the 91st Cyber Brigade will be stationed in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to an announcement made Oct. 22, 2019, by Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the director of the Army National Guard. The newly formed 127th Cyber Battalion will join the 123rd and 124th […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s most highly decorated female Soldier shared her combat experiences on stage at the Women’s Achieve Summit Oct. 15, 2019, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.  Sgt. Monica Beltran, the first VNG female to receive the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, […]

    VNG’s first female Bronze Star recipient shares story at women’s summit

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s most highly decorated female Soldier shared her combat experiences on stage at the Women’s Achieve Summit Oct. 15, 2019, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.  Sgt. Monica Beltran, the first VNG female to receive the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Col. Christopher J. Samulski will be assigned as the new deputy commander of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, according to an announcement made Oct. 17, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Samulski replaces Col. Russel E. McGuire who is moving […]

    New 116th IBCT deputy commander and joint staff officers announced

    RICHMOND, Va. — Col. Christopher J. Samulski will be assigned as the new deputy commander of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, according to an announcement made Oct. 17, 2019, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Samulski replaces Col. Russel E. McGuire who is moving […]

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