29th Infantry Division Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will be on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF will conduct a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with […]

    Virginia National Guard to provide music, artillery salute, lead parade marching element and helicopter flyover for Governor’s Inauguration

    SANDSTON, Va. – More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will be on duty Jan. 13, 2018, supporting the inauguration of Ralph Northam as the 73rd Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen and members of the VDF will conduct a variety of missions including playing ceremonial music, firing a 19-gun salute with […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Virginia – Maryland and Virginia National Guard leadership each honored members of the 29th Infantry Division for their recent overseas deployment during ceremonies Dec. 2-3, 2017, in Maryland and Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, as well as Virginia […]

    29th Infantry Division Soldiers honored by Maryland, Virginia for overseas service

    FORT BELVOIR, Virginia – Maryland and Virginia National Guard leadership each honored members of the 29th Infantry Division for their recent overseas deployment during ceremonies Dec. 2-3, 2017, in Maryland and Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, as well as Virginia […]

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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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  • CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosts a closure ceremony at the former location of the Clifton Forge Readiness Center Nov. 29, 2017, to formally mark the transfer of the facility to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Soldiers lowered and folded the U.S. and Virginia flags in front of the facility for the final time, and Maj. Gen. […]

    Va. National Guard hosts closure ceremony in Clifton Forge

    CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosts a closure ceremony at the former location of the Clifton Forge Readiness Center Nov. 29, 2017, to formally mark the transfer of the facility to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Soldiers lowered and folded the U.S. and Virginia flags in front of the facility for the final time, and Maj. Gen. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders took part in Veterans Day ceremonies across the state Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, where they recognized the service of men and woman from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. “For the Virginia National Guard, this Veterans Day is […]

    Veterans honored at ceremonies across the state

    SANDSTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders took part in Veterans Day ceremonies across the state Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, where they recognized the service of men and woman from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. “For the Virginia National Guard, this Veterans Day is […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

    Adjutant General’s 2017 Veterans Day Message

    SANDSTON, Va. — Each year on November 11 we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who answered our nation’s call and defended the ideals of freedom all over the globe. Veterans Day is a celebration that recognizes the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve today with honor and distinction, as well as […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Lt. Col. Edward Lewis assumed command of Headquarters Battalion, 29th Infantry Division from Lt. Col. H. Cary Payne during a traditional change of command ceremony Nov. 4, 2017, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, presided over the passing of colors that symbolizes the transfer of command […]

    29th ID Headquarters Battalion changes command at Fort Belvoir

    FORT BELVOIR, Virginia — Lt. Col. Edward Lewis assumed command of Headquarters Battalion, 29th Infantry Division from Lt. Col. H. Cary Payne during a traditional change of command ceremony Nov. 4, 2017, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, presided over the passing of colors that symbolizes the transfer of command […]

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  • MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

    Manchester High School roads named for fallen Soldiers

    MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – At Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia, a pair of streets were named for two fallen Soldiers in a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2017. The Soldiers, Staff. Sgt. Darryl D. Booker of the Virginia National Guard and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division, both graduated from Manchester High. The two were separated […]

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  • TROUTVILLE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard formally opened the new Roanoke Regional Readiness Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 4, 2017, in Troutville, Virginia. Virginia 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the Facilities Management Office in cutting the ribbon. […]

    Va. National Guard officially opens Roanoke Regional Readiness Center

    TROUTVILLE, Va. — The Virginia National Guard formally opened the new Roanoke Regional Readiness Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 4, 2017, in Troutville, Virginia. Virginia 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the Facilities Management Office in cutting the ribbon. […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — One of the final groups of Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned to Virginia July 25, 2017, after serving on federal active duty since November 2016. The Soldiers served in the Middle East in support of Task Force Spartan Shield as the first intermediate division headquarters under […]

    29th ID Soldiers return from federal duty in Kuwait

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — One of the final groups of Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned to Virginia July 25, 2017, after serving on federal active duty since November 2016. The Soldiers served in the Middle East in support of Task Force Spartan Shield as the first intermediate division headquarters under […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The first groups of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned to Virginia July 10, 2017, after serving on federal active duty since November 2016. The Soldiers served in the Middle East in support of Task Force Spartan Shield as the first intermediate division headquarters under U.S. Army Central Command. […]

    First groups of 29th ID Soldiers return from federal duty in Kuwait

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The first groups of Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned to Virginia July 10, 2017, after serving on federal active duty since November 2016. The Soldiers served in the Middle East in support of Task Force Spartan Shield as the first intermediate division headquarters under U.S. Army Central Command. […]

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  • FORT BELVOIR, Va. — More than 100 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned stateside July 9, 2017, after serving on federal active duty in Jordan since September 2016. The Soldiers arrived at their demobilization station in Texas where they will spend approximately seven to 10 days for reintegration training, medical evaluation and […]

    More than 100 29th ID Soldiers return to USA from federal duty in Jordan

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. — More than 100 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned stateside July 9, 2017, after serving on federal active duty in Jordan since September 2016. The Soldiers arrived at their demobilization station in Texas where they will spend approximately seven to 10 days for reintegration training, medical evaluation and […]

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  • CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The 29th Infantry Division will hand over control of Operation Spartan Shield to the 35th Infantry Division in a transfer of authority ceremony July 13, 2017, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The two divisions have been paired together several times throughout their storied histories. Both units celebrate their 100th anniversaries this year, and the TOA ceremony will […]

    29th Infantry Division to transfer mission to 35th Infantry Division

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The 29th Infantry Division will hand over control of Operation Spartan Shield to the 35th Infantry Division in a transfer of authority ceremony July 13, 2017, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The two divisions have been paired together several times throughout their storied histories. Both units celebrate their 100th anniversaries this year, and the TOA ceremony will […]

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  • MADISON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division Band provided music June 24, 2017, In Madison, Virginia, for a ceremony dedicating a new historical highway marker honoring a U.S. Army corporal awarded the Medal of Honor for “extraordinary heroism” during a U.S. cavalry fight with Apache Indians on Jan. 24, 1877, in the Florida Mountains of New Mexico. The Virginia […]

    29th Division Band performs at ceremony honoring Medal of Honor recipient

    MADISON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s 29th Division Band provided music June 24, 2017, In Madison, Virginia, for a ceremony dedicating a new historical highway marker honoring a U.S. Army corporal awarded the Medal of Honor for “extraordinary heroism” during a U.S. cavalry fight with Apache Indians on Jan. 24, 1877, in the Florida Mountains of New Mexico. The Virginia […]

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  • BEDFORD, Va. — On the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, Soldiers, citizens and leaders took part in ceremonial events June 3-6, 2017, in Virginia, France and the U.S. Army Central Command area of operations to honor the World War II veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy along with those who gave their lives in support of the Allied invasion. “I am […]

    D-Day service and sacrifice honored at events across the globe

    BEDFORD, Va. — On the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, Soldiers, citizens and leaders took part in ceremonial events June 3-6, 2017, in Virginia, France and the U.S. Army Central Command area of operations to honor the World War II veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy along with those who gave their lives in support of the Allied invasion. “I am […]

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  • AMMAN, Jordan — Following three grueling days of physical tests, more than 50 U.S. Army Central Soldiers, including Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, a U.S. Air Forces Central Airman and two Canadian Armed Forces soldiers earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge May 30, 2017, in Jordan. The GAFPB is a decoration of […]

    U.S., Canadian military personnel earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Jordan

    AMMAN, Jordan — Following three grueling days of physical tests, more than 50 U.S. Army Central Soldiers, including Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, a U.S. Air Forces Central Airman and two Canadian Armed Forces soldiers earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge May 30, 2017, in Jordan. The GAFPB is a decoration of […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers, Airmen awarded for rifle marksmanship excellence

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

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  • KUWAIT CITY — Once linked as student and teacher, now as colleagues, two senior military dentists — one Kuwaiti, one American — came together to provide continuing education for U.S. and Kuwait military medical professionals at Kuwait’s North Military Medical Complex, May 11. Col. Nawaf Jandoul Al-Dousari, medical director of the Al-Jahra North Military Medical Complex, Kuwait, and U.S. Army […]

    U.S., Kuwaiti military medical professionals hold lecture series

    KUWAIT CITY — Once linked as student and teacher, now as colleagues, two senior military dentists — one Kuwaiti, one American — came together to provide continuing education for U.S. and Kuwait military medical professionals at Kuwait’s North Military Medical Complex, May 11. Col. Nawaf Jandoul Al-Dousari, medical director of the Al-Jahra North Military Medical Complex, Kuwait, and U.S. Army […]

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  • KUWAIT LAND FORCES HEADQUARTERS, KUWAIT — Brig. Gen. John Epperly, Deputy Commander of Task Force Spartan, recently met with Kuwaiti Major General, Khalid Saleh Al Sabah at the Kuwaiti Land Forces Headquarters here. Air Force Brigadier General David San Clemente, Office of Military Cooperation, joined the two Army officers as they discussed matters of mutual interest including security cooperation, equipment, […]

    29th ID, Kuwaiti leaders meet to build partnership

    KUWAIT LAND FORCES HEADQUARTERS, KUWAIT — Brig. Gen. John Epperly, Deputy Commander of Task Force Spartan, recently met with Kuwaiti Major General, Khalid Saleh Al Sabah at the Kuwaiti Land Forces Headquarters here. Air Force Brigadier General David San Clemente, Office of Military Cooperation, joined the two Army officers as they discussed matters of mutual interest including security cooperation, equipment, […]

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  • AMMAN, Jordan — U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force legal professionals from the U.S. Central Command area of operations teamed with 10 Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army military judges for a four-day symposium on operational law and military justice April 24-27, 2017, near Amman, Jordan. The event provided an opportunity for U.S. and JAF professionals to exchange ideas and best […]

    U.S., Jordanian military legal professionals gain greater understanding through joint symposium

    AMMAN, Jordan — U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force legal professionals from the U.S. Central Command area of operations teamed with 10 Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army military judges for a four-day symposium on operational law and military justice April 24-27, 2017, near Amman, Jordan. The event provided an opportunity for U.S. and JAF professionals to exchange ideas and best […]

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