116th Military Engagement Team Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia and Kentucky National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are honing their combat skills during the eXportable Combat Training Capability Rotation 19-4 scheduled for July 13 through August 2, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. “We want to leverage XCTC to validate platoon-level proficiency and readiness using live fire exercises and situational […]

    116th IBCT conducting eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia and Kentucky National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are honing their combat skills during the eXportable Combat Training Capability Rotation 19-4 scheduled for July 13 through August 2, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. “We want to leverage XCTC to validate platoon-level proficiency and readiness using live fire exercises and situational […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 2 and 3, 2017, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are […]

    Governor, First Lady host receptions at Virginia’s Executive Mansion

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 2 and 3, 2017, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 29th Infantry Division March 19, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The medals recognized the Soldiers who served in specialized teams on federal active duty overseas. Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

    Sec. Moran recognizes Va. Guard federal active duty service

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran presented the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 29th Infantry Division March 19, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. The medals recognized the Soldiers who served in specialized teams on federal active duty overseas. Maj. Gen. Timothy […]

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  • CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The Virginia National Guard’s 116th Military Engagement Team marked the official completion of their overseas mission Jan. 9, 2017, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. During the ceremony, the 116th MET passed the mission to the Kentucky National Guard’s 149th Military Engagement Team. “Thank you for a job well done,” said […]

    116th MET completes overseas mission

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The Virginia National Guard’s 116th Military Engagement Team marked the official completion of their overseas mission Jan. 9, 2017, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. During the ceremony, the 116th MET passed the mission to the Kentucky National Guard’s 149th Military Engagement Team. “Thank you for a job well done,” said […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

    Governor, First Lady host receptions recognizing federal active duty service

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe hosted receptions for the Virginia National Guard Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, to recognize the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of those personnel who are currently […]

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  • CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — For the members of the 116th Military Engagement Team, the days are often varied. While teams in both Jordan and Kuwait are running missions at an almost continuous pace, the look of those engagements – and the days of the Soldiers completing them – is different. Kuwait missions take weeks and sometimes months to plan, are […]

    MET Life: A day in the life of the 116th MET

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — For the members of the 116th Military Engagement Team, the days are often varied. While teams in both Jordan and Kuwait are running missions at an almost continuous pace, the look of those engagements – and the days of the Soldiers completing them – is different. Kuwait missions take weeks and sometimes months to plan, are […]

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  • CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Members of the Kentucky National Guard’s 149th Military Engagement Team arrived in Kuwait September 13, 2016, to conduct a Pre-Deployment Site Survey, or PDSS, and learn the mission they’ll soon be taking over from members of the 116th Military Engagement Team. “We were able to provide our 149th guests with answers to the pertinent questions they had, give them insight into […]

    116th MET meets counterparts, trains with 7 partner nations

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Members of the Kentucky National Guard’s 149th Military Engagement Team arrived in Kuwait September 13, 2016, to conduct a Pre-Deployment Site Survey, or PDSS, and learn the mission they’ll soon be taking over from members of the 116th Military Engagement Team. “We were able to provide our 149th guests with answers to the pertinent questions they had, give them insight into […]

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  • CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The 26 Soldiers of the 116th Military Engagement Team reached the midpoint of their overseas deployment in August 2016, having completed more than four months in countries including Kuwait, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia while also traveling throughout Central Asia, the Greater Levant and the Arabian Peninsula working with military members of partner nations. “The 116th […]

    116th MET reaches midpoint of overseas deployment

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The 26 Soldiers of the 116th Military Engagement Team reached the midpoint of their overseas deployment in August 2016, having completed more than four months in countries including Kuwait, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia while also traveling throughout Central Asia, the Greater Levant and the Arabian Peninsula working with military members of partner nations. “The 116th […]

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  • RiCHMOND, Va. — Senior logistical officers of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army meet with Virginia National Guard logisticians Aug. 18, 2016, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The visit was part of a multi-day tour of the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee and provided an opportunity for leaders to build relationships and share information between […]

    Jordanian logisticians visit Va. Guard

    RiCHMOND, Va. — Senior logistical officers of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army meet with Virginia National Guard logisticians Aug. 18, 2016, at Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The visit was part of a multi-day tour of the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee and provided an opportunity for leaders to build relationships and share information between […]

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  • THETFORD, United Kingdom — Eleven members of the 116th Military Engagement Team traveled to the northeastern corner of England, to the British Army’s Stanford Training Area, for Steppe Eagle 16 During the final weeks of July 2016. Now in its 13th year, Steppe Eagle is a multinational training exercise that this year brought together Soldiers from the United Kingdom, the […]

    116th MET supports multinational training event in U.K.

    THETFORD, United Kingdom — Eleven members of the 116th Military Engagement Team traveled to the northeastern corner of England, to the British Army’s Stanford Training Area, for Steppe Eagle 16 During the final weeks of July 2016. Now in its 13th year, Steppe Eagle is a multinational training exercise that this year brought together Soldiers from the United Kingdom, the […]

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  • CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard’s 30th Military Engagement Team transferred authority to the Virginia National Guard’s 116th Military Engagement Team in a ceremony held May 8, 2016, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Maj. Gen. William B. Hickman, Deputy Commanding General of Operations for 3rd Army/U.S. Army Central, presided over the ceremony. “The impact you have […]

    Transfer of Authority Ceremony held for 116th MET

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard’s 30th Military Engagement Team transferred authority to the Virginia National Guard’s 116th Military Engagement Team in a ceremony held May 8, 2016, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Maj. Gen. William B. Hickman, Deputy Commanding General of Operations for 3rd Army/U.S. Army Central, presided over the ceremony. “The impact you have […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard joined family members, friends and fellow Soldiers in bidding farewell to the members of the Staunton-based 116th Military Engagement Team, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team March 11, 2016, in Sandston, Virginia, at a ceremony to mark their start of federal active duty. The team of approximately 25 […]

    Ceremony marks start of federal active duty for 116th Military Engagement Team

    SANDSTON, Va. — Senior leaders from state government and the Virginia National Guard joined family members, friends and fellow Soldiers in bidding farewell to the members of the Staunton-based 116th Military Engagement Team, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team March 11, 2016, in Sandston, Virginia, at a ceremony to mark their start of federal active duty. The team of approximately 25 […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Military Engagement Team, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team came together for three weeks of intensive training Feb. 15. – March 5, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, in preparation for their upcoming federal mobilization to Kuwait and Jordan. “It went really well,” said Col. Todd Hubbard, commander of […]

    116th MET completes pre-mobilization training

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Military Engagement Team, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team came together for three weeks of intensive training Feb. 15. – March 5, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, in preparation for their upcoming federal mobilization to Kuwait and Jordan. “It went really well,” said Col. Todd Hubbard, commander of […]

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