2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility hosted a few unusual guests this fall when 14 Marines from the Cherry Point, North Carolina-based Marine Attack Squadron 223 descended upon the hangar to replace the engine of an AV-8B Harrier jet. Significant foreign object damage to the […]

    Marines repair Harrier jet engine at Va. Guard aviation facility

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility hosted a few unusual guests this fall when 14 Marines from the Cherry Point, North Carolina-based Marine Attack Squadron 223 descended upon the hangar to replace the engine of an AV-8B Harrier jet. Significant foreign object damage to the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, 192nd Wing, completed several improvement projects July 27 – Aug. 7, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.  During the two-week project, […]

    203rd RED HORSE helps with AASF improvements

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, 192nd Wing, completed several improvement projects July 27 – Aug. 7, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.  During the two-week project, […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Lt. Col. Matthew Lewis took command of Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony held July 26, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility. Maj. Gen. John M. Epperly, 29th Infantry Division Commander, presided over the […]

    Lewis takes command of VNG aviation battalion

    SANDSTON, Va. — Lt. Col. Matthew Lewis took command of Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony held July 26, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility. Maj. Gen. John M. Epperly, 29th Infantry Division Commander, presided over the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. —  Selections for Virginia Army National Guard brigade and battalion commands were made June 19, 2020, by the Adjutant General of Virginia, and June 18 with the release of the results of the annual VaARNG Field Grade Assignment Board. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of […]

    Virginia Army National Guard command selections announced

    RICHMOND, Va. —  Selections for Virginia Army National Guard brigade and battalion commands were made June 19, 2020, by the Adjutant General of Virginia, and June 18 with the release of the results of the annual VaARNG Field Grade Assignment Board. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — After a thoughtful investment in their people and processes, the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility reached the pinnacle of maintenance readiness with 100 percent of their fleet fully mission capable, or FMC. Virginia’s AASF, located in Sandston, Virginia, reached this peak during late spring. Leaders […]

    VNG AASF reaches top aviation maintenance readiness level

    SANDSTON, Va. — After a thoughtful investment in their people and processes, the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility reached the pinnacle of maintenance readiness with 100 percent of their fleet fully mission capable, or FMC. Virginia’s AASF, located in Sandston, Virginia, reached this peak during late spring. Leaders […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Army National Guard Jan. 24, 2020, urging that funds needed for a new Virginia National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility in Richmond be prioritized as part of the Future Years Defense Program. The current lease with the […]

    Va. CoDel sends letter of support for Army Aviation Support Facility funding

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Army National Guard Jan. 24, 2020, urging that funds needed for a new Virginia National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility in Richmond be prioritized as part of the Future Years Defense Program. The current lease with the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 25 employers of Virginia National Guard Soldiers were able to experience the environments their employees work in first-hand during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift. The event was hosted by Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division Sept. 7, […]

    ESGR Boss Lift held for employers of 2-224th Aviation

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 25 employers of Virginia National Guard Soldiers were able to experience the environments their employees work in first-hand during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift. The event was hosted by Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division Sept. 7, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – After four demanding days, 14 active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers earned their rappel master certification after completing the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, taught by Soldiers of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Sept. 1-5, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The course […]

    183rd RTI certifies new rappel masters

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – After four demanding days, 14 active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers earned their rappel master certification after completing the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, taught by Soldiers of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Sept. 1-5, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The course […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has staged approximately 60 Soldiers and 20 vehicles for state emergency support duty Sept. 5, 2019, in the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads areas, and they are ready to assist local and state emergency agencies respond to potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian. The […]

    Virginia National Guard staged and ready for possible response to Hurricane Dorian

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has staged approximately 60 Soldiers and 20 vehicles for state emergency support duty Sept. 5, 2019, in the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads areas, and they are ready to assist local and state emergency agencies respond to potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian. The […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conducted some unique but critical training when they conducted medical evacuation operations during their annual training May 15-16, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The 1710th teamed up with aviators […]

    1710th TC teams with aviators for MEDEVAC exercise

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conducted some unique but critical training when they conducted medical evacuation operations during their annual training May 15-16, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The 1710th teamed up with aviators […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 20 leaders from the Virginia Army National Guard accepted the challenge offered by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Smith, the Virginia Army National Guard’s state command sergeant major, to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test April 6, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The ACFT […]

    VNG leaders tackle ACFT challenge

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 20 leaders from the Virginia Army National Guard accepted the challenge offered by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Smith, the Virginia Army National Guard’s state command sergeant major, to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test April 6, 2019, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The ACFT […]

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  • ATLANTIC, North Carolina — More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Army National Guard’s Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division traveled to Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic in Atlantic, North Carolina, to conduct aerial door gunnery from their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters April 4-7, 2019. “Aerial […]

    2-224th Aviation crews conduct aerial gunnery in N.C.

    ATLANTIC, North Carolina — More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Army National Guard’s Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division traveled to Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic in Atlantic, North Carolina, to conduct aerial door gunnery from their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters April 4-7, 2019. “Aerial […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Sandston-based 200th Weather Flight, 192nd Wing, and its team of forecasters officially have a new home after a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 4, 2019 in Sandston, Virginia. The 200th, which provides detailed weather forecasts and analysis for the VNG’s air and ground […]

    200th Weather Flight cuts ribbon on new home facility

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Sandston-based 200th Weather Flight, 192nd Wing, and its team of forecasters officially have a new home after a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 4, 2019 in Sandston, Virginia. The 200th, which provides detailed weather forecasts and analysis for the VNG’s air and ground […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 16, 2018, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The reception recognized the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments […]

    Governor, First Lady host reception for VNG Soldiers, Airmen and families

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 16, 2018, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The reception recognized the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 25 Soldiers assigned to the Chesterfield-based Detachment 2, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment returned to the United States Nov. 3, 2018, after serving on federal active duty in Kosovo since January. The Soldiers provided aerial medical evacuation support and training to U.S. and allied […]

    MEDEVAC Soldiers return from Kosovo deployment

    RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 25 Soldiers assigned to the Chesterfield-based Detachment 2, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment returned to the United States Nov. 3, 2018, after serving on federal active duty in Kosovo since January. The Soldiers provided aerial medical evacuation support and training to U.S. and allied […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard deployed two medium tactical vehicles and four Soldiers to provide high water transport capabilities Oct. 12, 2018, in Danville, Virginia, after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in the area. The Soldiers spent one day on state active duty and assisted local officials with […]

    Virginia National Guard provides high water transport capabilities in Danville, helicopter rescue on standby

    RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard deployed two medium tactical vehicles and four Soldiers to provide high water transport capabilities Oct. 12, 2018, in Danville, Virginia, after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in the area. The Soldiers spent one day on state active duty and assisted local officials with […]

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  • BUFFALO, N.Y. – A crowd of spectators started to form as two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters appeared over the tree line and landed along the shore of Lake Erie. It was almost lunchtime on Sept. 5, 2018, and already that morning a small group of Soldiers from the West Virginia […]

    Va. flight crews build trust, train with W. Va. special operators

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A crowd of spectators started to form as two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters appeared over the tree line and landed along the shore of Lake Erie. It was almost lunchtime on Sept. 5, 2018, and already that morning a small group of Soldiers from the West Virginia […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard transportation Soldiers returned from supporting Hurricane Florence flood response operations in North Carolina Sept. 24, 2018, and a team of VNG aviators and Chesterfield County rescue technicians returned from South Carolina Sept. 27. “Please accept my genuine expression of sincere pride and gratitude for […]

    Transporters, aviators return from support missions in the Carolinas

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard transportation Soldiers returned from supporting Hurricane Florence flood response operations in North Carolina Sept. 24, 2018, and a team of VNG aviators and Chesterfield County rescue technicians returned from South Carolina Sept. 27. “Please accept my genuine expression of sincere pride and gratitude for […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard welcomed 14 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 60 and 61B Aug. 25, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Class 60 was the traditional OCS program that runs nearly two years and taught by a […]

    Virginia Army National Guard welcomes 14 new lieutenants

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard welcomed 14 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 60 and 61B Aug. 25, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Class 60 was the traditional OCS program that runs nearly two years and taught by a […]

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  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assisted local and state law enforcement and provided aviation reconnaissance support to the Unified Command operating in Charlottesville during the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally August 10-12, 2018, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Unified Command consisted of law enforcement, fire and emergency […]

    VNG Soldiers support security effort in Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assisted local and state law enforcement and provided aviation reconnaissance support to the Unified Command operating in Charlottesville during the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally August 10-12, 2018, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Unified Command consisted of law enforcement, fire and emergency […]

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