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National Guard Soldiers from across the country enrolled in the Infantry Transition Course taught by cadre assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute conduct live-fire urban rifle marksmanship training and blank fire to prepare for a fire team live-fire exercise May 5, 2022, on Range 20 at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Twenty-four Soldiers at skill level 10, 20 and 30 are enrolled in the three-week course to earn the 11B infantry military occupational speciality. Range 20 recently opened as the Infantry Squad Battle Course, a 133-acre range using a variety of automated targets and battle positions for infantry squad attacks, and it is the first time RTI has used the range since it opened.
Issue #9 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xupkw. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Fort Pickett Fire Dept. helps lead large fire response
Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xuVAf

State leaders, CoDel reps visit aviation support facility
https://go.usa.gov/xuVAd

MTC marks Earth Day with trail dedication, garden planting
https://go.usa.gov/xuVAH

VNG officer talks motivation, training to become Army aviator
https://go.usa.gov/xuVAM

RSP NCO paves pathway for success for Leesburg area recruits
http://go.usa.gov/xuVAe

“Three Things” Spring 2022 – VNG LCC Update
https://go.usa.gov/xuVs4

SMP cadets hone skills while maximizing benefit usage
https://go.usa.gov/xuVzz/

Photos: 34th CST hosts regional, national partners
https://ngpa.us/19547/

Photos: Soldiers in 88M course conduct flat rack operations
https://ngpa.us/19548/

Photos: Fort Pickett ASP staff trains Army Reserve troops
https://ngpa.us/19459/

Photos: TF Red Dragon, French troops conduct joint exercise
https://ngpa.us/19460/
Sgt. 1st Class James Miller has been with the 111th Field Artillery for 33 years. He mentors the younger generation of citizen soldiers. Ultimately, he hopes they will replace him by doing things right.

“I love the artillery. I can’t stress that enough. I love it. I try to get people to come in and see what we do,” said Miller.
Brig. Gen. K. Weedon Gallagher, commander of the Virginia Army National Guard, talks about the latest update to the Army Combat Fitness Test, focusing on fieldcraft during annual training and growing the VaARNG team in his latest quarterly update. Read more at https://ngpa.us/19444.

Read more about the revised ACFT information by visiting https://www.army.mil/acft/.

If you see someone who you think would be a good fit for the Army National Guard, speak up! Input their information as a lead for our recruiting team on the Virginia National Guard app on Android or Apple devices or visit https://apps.bfac.com/m/vaguard/.
Good morning! Beginning today, the West Access Control Point (West Gate) to Fort Pickett will be closed for the foreseeable future. All personnel should plan to enter and exit the installation through the Main Gate.
Staff assigned to the Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett Range Operations and the Directorate of Public Works rededicate the Joy Nature Trail as part of the installation’s Earth Day celebration April 22, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The dedication comes after recent clearing and improvements to the trail, including new signage. During the event, the gathered group spread wildflower seeds to a clearing near the trail’s finishing point. Other MTC Earth Day activities included building raised “victory gardens” and planting them with various vegetables, and a beautification project outside of the MTC Training Support Center.
Issue #8 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xuKGm. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

576th Engineer Utilities Detachment begins federal duty
https://go.usa.gov/xuKpR

DMA COO visits Wi******er STARBASE Academy
https://go.usa.gov/xuBkJ

Va. Army National Guard expands $20k sign-on bonus
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXS

VNG aviators capitalize on Black Hawk capabilities in Kosovo
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXF

A family business: Virginia family serves together in Africa
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXt

Meet the Virginia Defense Force: Lt. Col. (Va.) Kent Brinkley
https://go.usa.gov/xuZNQ

Fleishman takes command of 276th Engineer Battalion
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXJ/

Youth Program celebrates Month of the Military Child
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXh/

Photos: AG, DJS brief Virginia Lt. Gov.
https://ngpa.us/19197/

Photos: 11C students conduct mortar live fire
https://ngpa.us/19321/

Wi******er STARBASE Academy on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/starbasewinchester/
Issue #7 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xucyC. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

29th ID returns to USA after Spartan Shield rotation
https://go.usa.gov/xu3wn

229th BEB, RRB Soldiers capture 2022 VNG Best Warrior titles
https://go.usa.gov/xu3fx

Task Force Red Dragon Soldiers join French-led Exercise WAKRI 22
https://go.usa.gov/xu3fb

Va. Beach native first female cav scout in VNG
https://go.usa.gov/xu3fQ

Women veterans recognized during ceremony at Virginia War Memorial
https://go.usa.gov/xu3ft

Meet the Virginia Defense Force: Col. (Va.) Robin Phillips
https://go.usa.gov/xu3Gc

WOCs show community support with service project
https://go.usa.gov/xu3GT/

Pre-OCS gives Soldiers insight into officer training
https://go.usa.gov/xu3GK/

Photos: VDF cyber battalion welcomes new commander
https://ngpa.us/19134/

Photos: VNG supports Army JROTC Raider Challenge
https://ngpa.us/19135/

Photos: Team helps 29th ID Soldiers demobilize
https://ngpa.us/19136/
The Virginia National Guard has not received any requests to prepare for the possibility of refugees from Ukraine at Fort Pickett.

The U.S. State Department is the lead federal agency, and to our knowledge there have been no requests for Department of Defense resources.
Issue #6 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xzGbj. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

29th ID concludes tour as Task Force Spartan
https://go.usa.gov/xzw3F

VNG battalion takes responsibility for air defense mission in Iraq
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcC

185th Cyberspace Operations Squadron returns after federal mobilization
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcP

Infantry Squad Battle Course open for business at MTC
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcY

Class 56 graduates from Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcj

VNG conducts infantry tactics, UAS exchanges in Tajikistan
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcD

R&R names battalion NCO of the Year
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcg/

Recruiter talks family, career and women’s strength
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcB/

NCO recounts career moves from band geek to section chief
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcX/

CD TF facilitates human trafficking awareness event
https://go.usa.gov/xzwck/

Course provides training, resources for company-level XOs
https://go.usa.gov/xzwx2/
Photos from 183D Regiment, Regional Training Institute's post 05/09/2022

National Guard Soldiers from across the country enrolled in the Infantry Transition Course taught by cadre assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute conduct live-fire urban rifle marksmanship training and blank fire to prepare for a fire team live-fire exercise May 5, 2022, on Range 20 at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Twenty-four Soldiers at skill level 10, 20 and 30 are enrolled in the three-week course to earn the 11B infantry military occupational speciality. Range 20 recently opened as the Infantry Squad Battle Course, a 133-acre range using a variety of automated targets and battle positions for infantry squad attacks, and it is the first time RTI has used the range since it opened.

05/06/2022

Issue #9 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xupkw. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Fort Pickett Fire Dept. helps lead large fire response
Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xuVAf

State leaders, CoDel reps visit aviation support facility
https://go.usa.gov/xuVAd

MTC marks Earth Day with trail dedication, garden planting
https://go.usa.gov/xuVAH

VNG officer talks motivation, training to become Army aviator
https://go.usa.gov/xuVAM

RSP NCO paves pathway for success for Leesburg area recruits
http://go.usa.gov/xuVAe

“Three Things” Spring 2022 – VNG LCC Update
https://go.usa.gov/xuVs4

SMP cadets hone skills while maximizing benefit usage
https://go.usa.gov/xuVzz/

Photos: 34th CST hosts regional, national partners
https://ngpa.us/19547/

Photos: Soldiers in 88M course conduct flat rack operations
https://ngpa.us/19548/

Photos: Fort Pickett ASP staff trains Army Reserve troops
https://ngpa.us/19459/

Photos: TF Red Dragon, French troops conduct joint exercise
https://ngpa.us/19460/

‘They truly are citizen-soldiers.’ The National Guard’s Norfolk-based Bravo Battery traces its roots to 1828 05/01/2022

‘They truly are citizen-soldiers.’ The National Guard’s Norfolk-based Bravo Battery traces its roots to 1828

Sgt. 1st Class James Miller has been with the 111th Field Artillery for 33 years. He mentors the younger generation of citizen soldiers. Ultimately, he hopes they will replace him by doing things right.

“I love the artillery. I can’t stress that enough. I love it. I try to get people to come in and see what we do,” said Miller.

‘They truly are citizen-soldiers.’ The National Guard’s Norfolk-based Bravo Battery traces its roots to 1828 This modern-day artillery unit traces its lineage to the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, formed in 1828. Washington’s birthday was the immediate, and deliberate, occasion of their founding.

Photos from Fort Pickett's post 04/28/2022

Photos from Fort Pickett's post

04/28/2022

Brig. Gen. K. Weedon Gallagher, commander of the Virginia Army National Guard, talks about the latest update to the Army Combat Fitness Test, focusing on fieldcraft during annual training and growing the VaARNG team in his latest quarterly update. Read more at https://ngpa.us/19444.

Read more about the revised ACFT information by visiting https://www.army.mil/acft/.

If you see someone who you think would be a good fit for the Army National Guard, speak up! Input their information as a lead for our recruiting team on the Virginia National Guard app on Android or Apple devices or visit https://apps.bfac.com/m/vaguard/.

04/26/2022

Good morning! Beginning today, the West Access Control Point (West Gate) to Fort Pickett will be closed for the foreseeable future. All personnel should plan to enter and exit the installation through the Main Gate.

Photos from Fort Pickett's post 04/25/2022

Staff assigned to the Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett Range Operations and the Directorate of Public Works rededicate the Joy Nature Trail as part of the installation’s Earth Day celebration April 22, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The dedication comes after recent clearing and improvements to the trail, including new signage. During the event, the gathered group spread wildflower seeds to a clearing near the trail’s finishing point. Other MTC Earth Day activities included building raised “victory gardens” and planting them with various vegetables, and a beautification project outside of the MTC Training Support Center.

Photos from Fort Pickett's post 04/22/2022

Photos from Fort Pickett's post

04/22/2022

Issue #8 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xuKGm. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

576th Engineer Utilities Detachment begins federal duty
https://go.usa.gov/xuKpR

DMA COO visits Winchester STARBASE Academy
https://go.usa.gov/xuBkJ

Va. Army National Guard expands $20k sign-on bonus
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXS

VNG aviators capitalize on Black Hawk capabilities in Kosovo
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXF

A family business: Virginia family serves together in Africa
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXt

Meet the Virginia Defense Force: Lt. Col. (Va.) Kent Brinkley
https://go.usa.gov/xuZNQ

Fleishman takes command of 276th Engineer Battalion
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXJ/

Youth Program celebrates Month of the Military Child
https://go.usa.gov/xuZXh/

Photos: AG, DJS brief Virginia Lt. Gov.
https://ngpa.us/19197/

Photos: 11C students conduct mortar live fire
https://ngpa.us/19321/

Winchester STARBASE Academy on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/starbasewinchester/

04/08/2022

Issue #7 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xucyC. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

29th ID returns to USA after Spartan Shield rotation
https://go.usa.gov/xu3wn

229th BEB, RRB Soldiers capture 2022 VNG Best Warrior titles
https://go.usa.gov/xu3fx

Task Force Red Dragon Soldiers join French-led Exercise WAKRI 22
https://go.usa.gov/xu3fb

Va. Beach native first female cav scout in VNG
https://go.usa.gov/xu3fQ

Women veterans recognized during ceremony at Virginia War Memorial
https://go.usa.gov/xu3ft

Meet the Virginia Defense Force: Col. (Va.) Robin Phillips
https://go.usa.gov/xu3Gc

WOCs show community support with service project
https://go.usa.gov/xu3GT/

Pre-OCS gives Soldiers insight into officer training
https://go.usa.gov/xu3GK/

Photos: VDF cyber battalion welcomes new commander
https://ngpa.us/19134/

Photos: VNG supports Army JROTC Raider Challenge
https://ngpa.us/19135/

Photos: Team helps 29th ID Soldiers demobilize
https://ngpa.us/19136/

03/27/2022

The Virginia National Guard has not received any requests to prepare for the possibility of refugees from Ukraine at Fort Pickett.

The U.S. State Department is the lead federal agency, and to our knowledge there have been no requests for Department of Defense resources.

03/25/2022

Issue #6 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xzGbj. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

29th ID concludes tour as Task Force Spartan
https://go.usa.gov/xzw3F

VNG battalion takes responsibility for air defense mission in Iraq
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcC

185th Cyberspace Operations Squadron returns after federal mobilization
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcP

Infantry Squad Battle Course open for business at MTC
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcY

Class 56 graduates from Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcj

VNG conducts infantry tactics, UAS exchanges in Tajikistan
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcD

R&R names battalion NCO of the Year
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcg/

Recruiter talks family, career and women’s strength
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcB/

NCO recounts career moves from band geek to section chief
https://go.usa.gov/xzwcX/

CD TF facilitates human trafficking awareness event
https://go.usa.gov/xzwck/

Course provides training, resources for company-level XOs
https://go.usa.gov/xzwx2/

03/22/2022

Congratulations to Benjamin Haug, who was recently promoted to Assistant Fire Chief with the Fort Pickett Fire Department! Hang was promoted during a ceremony led by Fire and Emergency Services Chief Danny Clary, with remarks by retired Brig. Gen. Walt Mercer, the Virginia Department of Military Affairs Chief Operations Officer, and Col. Timothy Pillion, the Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett garrison commander. Haug was pinned by his fiancé and father during the ceremony.

Virginia artillery battalion takes responsibility for air defense mission in Iraq 03/17/2022

Virginia artillery battalion takes responsibility for air defense mission in Iraq

“Operational missions such as the C-RAM build and sustain readiness in our Citizen-Soldiers and enhance our warfighting capabilities,” said Lt. Col. Donald L. Bailey II, commander of the 1-111th, also known as the First Virginia Artillery. “We have been preparing for months, and now is our time to execute this important mission. We will execute it with the tenacity and character each of you are already known to possess.”

Virginia artillery battalion takes responsibility for air defense mission in Iraq The VNG

Timeline photos 03/16/2022

The 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, 116th IBCT officially replaced the 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment during a Transfer of Authority ceremony. The 1-111th will be responsible for the defense of key assets and locations in Iraq from mortars, unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets and other ordnance. Soldiers from the 1-101st have shot down countless unmanned aerial vehicles, which is just one of their accomplishments, during their tenure in Iraq.

Williams (left) and Bailey (right) uncase their colors, this symbolizes that they have assumed the mission and the responsibilities that come with it. 1-111th Field Artillery received the 1-101st, Field Artillery in a Transfer of Authority ceremony. They are taking on the critical task of defending locations in Iraq from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, mortars and other ordnance.

Photos from Fort Pickett's post 03/11/2022

Photos from Fort Pickett's post

03/11/2022

Issue #5 of the 2022 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xz9fP. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VaANG awards Airmen for outstanding performance
https://go.usa.gov/xz8hj

116th IBCT takes responsibility for KFOR’s RC-East in Kosovo
https://go.usa.gov/xz8h3

34th CST, Counterdrug TF conduct joint training exercise
https://go.usa.gov/xz8hm

Troops to Trucks program paves way for military drivers to earn CDL
https://go.usa.gov/xz8hp

DMA HR manager credits personal, professional families for her success
https://go.usa.gov/xz8hF

Meet the VDF: 1st Sgt. Alnita V. Baldon
https://go.usa.gov/xz9qC

192nd units welcome new commanders
https://go.usa.gov/xz9qT/

Center offers opportunities to learn, lead for evacuated Afghans
https://go.usa.gov/xz9qF/

Photos: Commonwealth ChalleNGe Class 56 graduates
https://ngpa.us/18652/

Photos: VDF trains on satellite communication system
https://ngpa.us/18616/

Photos: DMA graduates second class of mentors, mentees
https://ngpa.us/18509/

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