1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 550 personnel for possible flood response at key locations across the commonwealth starting Oct. 2, 2015, and the operation had increased participation from Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force units in addition to Virginia Army National Guard units. The state was spared the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, and […]

    Va. National Guard flood response a joint effort

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged more than 550 personnel for possible flood response at key locations across the commonwealth starting Oct. 2, 2015, and the operation had increased participation from Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force units in addition to Virginia Army National Guard units. The state was spared the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, and […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 550 Soldiers and Airmen staged and ready at facilities in the areas of Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia as of Friday evening, Oct. 2, 2015. Staging personnel and equipment in advance of the severe weather helps make sure the Guard can rapidly respond when needed, explained […]

    Va. Guard personnel staged and ready for possible flood response operations

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has more than 550 Soldiers and Airmen staged and ready at facilities in the areas of Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia as of Friday evening, Oct. 2, 2015. Staging personnel and equipment in advance of the severe weather helps make sure the Guard can rapidly respond when needed, explained […]

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  • STAUNTON, Va. — Ten of the freshly-minted second lieutenants from Virginia National Guard Officer Candidate School Class 57 will report to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to begin their officer careers after their commissioning ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. “The 10 newly-promoted second lieutenants assigned to the brigade are a diverse group with a […]

    116th IBCT welcomes a diverse group of new leaders

    STAUNTON, Va. — Ten of the freshly-minted second lieutenants from Virginia National Guard Officer Candidate School Class 57 will report to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to begin their officer careers after their commissioning ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. “The 10 newly-promoted second lieutenants assigned to the brigade are a diverse group with a […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, 17 officer candidates enrolled in Class 57 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School received their commissions in a traditional graduation ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of an almost two year journey for the candidates as they […]

    Va. Guard OCS commissions 17 new officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, 17 officer candidates enrolled in Class 57 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School received their commissions in a traditional graduation ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of an almost two year journey for the candidates as they […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard field artillerymen of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hooked their M119A2 howitzers to Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a gun raid training exercise held April 11, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. A gun raid mission enables the field artillery to provide indirect […]

    Va. Guard howitzers fly over Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard field artillerymen of the Hampton-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hooked their M119A2 howitzers to Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a gun raid training exercise held April 11, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. A gun raid mission enables the field artillery to provide indirect […]

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  • WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard field artillery Soldiers explained the capabilities of the M119A2 howitzer, answered questions about the Guard and took part in a demonstration of 400 years of Virginia artillery during the Military Through the Ages event March 21, 2015, at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Va. Hundreds of re-enactors portrayed military organizations from Roman times, the medieval […]

    116th IBCT artillery Soldiers represent modern military at Jamestown history event

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Virginia National Guard field artillery Soldiers explained the capabilities of the M119A2 howitzer, answered questions about the Guard and took part in a demonstration of 400 years of Virginia artillery during the Military Through the Ages event March 21, 2015, at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Va. Hundreds of re-enactors portrayed military organizations from Roman times, the medieval […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged another 50 Soldiers from the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Feb. 25, 2015, at readiness centers in Staunton, Sandston, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Danville in anticipation of another round of winter weather forecast to hit the commonwealth Wednesday night. These Soldiers join almost 35 Soldiers on duty in Wise and Lee counties, […]

    Va. Guard stages more Soldiers in Staunton, Sandston, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Danville

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard staged another 50 Soldiers from the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Feb. 25, 2015, at readiness centers in Staunton, Sandston, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Danville in anticipation of another round of winter weather forecast to hit the commonwealth Wednesday night. These Soldiers join almost 35 Soldiers on duty in Wise and Lee counties, […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — In front of family, friends, fellow veterans and current Virginia National Guard Soldiers, a World War II veteran who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, was recognized as a Knight in the French Legion of Honor Jan. 11, 2015, in Norfolk, […]

    Va. Guard D-Day veteran honored as a Knight in the French Legion of Honor

    NORFOLK, Va. — In front of family, friends, fellow veterans and current Virginia National Guard Soldiers, a World War II veteran who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, was recognized as a Knight in the French Legion of Honor Jan. 11, 2015, in Norfolk, […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 600 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force as well as U. S. Army Reserve Soldiers conducted a variety of hands on and virtual training and administrative activities Jan. 10 -11, 2015, at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Training and […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts busy training weekend

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — More than 600 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force as well as U. S. Army Reserve Soldiers conducted a variety of hands on and virtual training and administrative activities Jan. 10 -11, 2015, at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Training and […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — Former Army Lt. Cary Jarvis, a World War II veteran who landed in the first wave on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division, will be recognized by the French government and decorated as a Knight of Legion of Honor at 2 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2014, […]

    Va. National Guard D-Day veteran to be honored by French government

    NORFOLK, Va. — Former Army Lt. Cary Jarvis, a World War II veteran who landed in the first wave on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day with the Virginia National Guard’s 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division, will be recognized by the French government and decorated as a Knight of Legion of Honor at 2 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2014, […]

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  • DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

    Va. Guard travels to Tajikistan to share skills, experience

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team utilized high-tech gear to get high quality training during the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 17-26, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. With high-tech equipment, intense combat-like conditions and the help of active duty units, 116th IBCT troops and their leaders left their […]

    XCTC provides realistic “back to basics” combat training for 116th IBCT Soldiers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team utilized high-tech gear to get high quality training during the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 17-26, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. With high-tech equipment, intense combat-like conditions and the help of active duty units, 116th IBCT troops and their leaders left their […]

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  • STAUNTON, Va. — Throughout Virginia, Soldiers of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have been conducting continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 14-27, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training […]

    116th IBCT Soldiers to focus on platoon level exercises during annual training

    STAUNTON, Va. — Throughout Virginia, Soldiers of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have been conducting continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 14-27, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Units across the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assembled on Fort Pickett April 3-6, 2014, for continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s Exportable Combat Training Center rotation in June. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training event […]

    116th IBCT Soldiers prepare for external evaluations

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Units across the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assembled on Fort Pickett April 3-6, 2014, for continuous and rigorous training in preparation for the brigade’s Exportable Combat Training Center rotation in June. XCTC is an instrumented combat-readiness program that assesses the Soldier’s necessary skills prior to deployment. It will serve as a culminating training event […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Delegate David I. Ramadan, representing the 87th district in Loudoun and Prince William counties, observes live fire artillery training conducted by Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Battery B, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team April 5, 2014, at Fort Pickett. After visiting the firing battery and fire direction center, […]

    Delegate Ramadan visits artillery training at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Delegate David I. Ramadan, representing the 87th district in Loudoun and Prince William counties, observes live fire artillery training conducted by Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Battery B, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team April 5, 2014, at Fort Pickett. After visiting the firing battery and fire direction center, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard personnel are staged at readiness centers across Virginia and ready to support state and local emergency response organizations Feb. 12, 2014. An additional 50 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are on duty at the Joint Operations Center in Sandston and Logistics Operation Center at Fort Pickett to […]

    Virginia Guard personnel staged and ready for possible winter weather response operations

    SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard personnel are staged at readiness centers across Virginia and ready to support state and local emergency response organizations Feb. 12, 2014. An additional 50 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are on duty at the Joint Operations Center in Sandston and Logistics Operation Center at Fort Pickett to […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Multiple National Guard and active duty Army units in the Virginia Beach area took advantage of the facilities at Camp Pendleton Jan. 11-12, 2014, in what the post commander called one of the busiest training weekends of the past 12 months. According to Lt. Col. Elena M. Scarbrough, commander of Camp Pendleton, Soldiers from several Virginia […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts multiple Guard and active duty units for busy training weekend

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Multiple National Guard and active duty Army units in the Virginia Beach area took advantage of the facilities at Camp Pendleton Jan. 11-12, 2014, in what the post commander called one of the busiest training weekends of the past 12 months. According to Lt. Col. Elena M. Scarbrough, commander of Camp Pendleton, Soldiers from several Virginia […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia, held Jan. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va., included the support of more than 225 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force. The Department of Military Affairs personnel provided ceremonial music during the rain-soaked event, fired a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers […]

    Va. Department of Military Affairs supports Governor’s Inauguration

    RICHMOND, Va. – The inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia, held Jan. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va., included the support of more than 225 Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force. The Department of Military Affairs personnel provided ceremonial music during the rain-soaked event, fired a 19-gun salute with artillery howitzers […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Approximately 230 personnel from the Virginia Department of Military Affairs will be on duty Jan. 11, 2014, supporting the inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia in Richmond. Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard and members of the Virginia Defense Force will support a variety of […]

    Va. Department of Military Affairs to provide music, artillery salute and lead parade marching element for Governor’s Inauguration

    SANDSTON, Va. – Approximately 230 personnel from the Virginia Department of Military Affairs will be on duty Jan. 11, 2014, supporting the inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd Governor of Virginia in Richmond. Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard, Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard and members of the Virginia Defense Force will support a variety of […]

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