July 24 , 2005
Virginia Army Guard Soldiers Ordered to Active Duty
BLACKSTONE, Va. - Maj. Gen. Claude Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, announced that approximately 157 Soldiers of Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, stationed in Richmond, Va. will enter active federal service at their home armory on Sept. 21, 2005. The Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers are currently scheduled to travel to their mobilization station, Ft. Dix, N. J. after a short period of duty at their home armory.
The Soldiers of Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 111th Field Artillery are being ordered to active federal service for 18 months beginning Sept. 21, 2005. The Secretary of the Army may extend this period up to a total of 24 months based on operational needs or other requirements. General Williams declined to speculate on what the final deployment location of the unit may be.