Virginia National Guard ~ Webcasts

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2-183rd Cavalry saddles up for Iraq deployment

On June 10, nearly 450 Guardsmen from the 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry departed Virginia to Camp Shelby, Miss., on the first leg of their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A departure ceremony was held at the NTELOS Pavilion in Portsmouth, Va. Family and friends of the deploying Guardsmen, as well as Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine, gathered to wish the Soldiers well and to honor the sacrifices they make to promote and preserve freedom.

To view a webcast of the event, click on the link below that is appropriate for your media player and network connection.

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Posted Oct. 31, 2007

229th MP Co., VDF hone riot skills during training at Fort Pickett

Soldiers from the 229th Military Police Company and members of the Virginia Defense Force reacted to an unruly mob outside of a local building at Fort Pickett on June 13. The Soldiers formed up, armed with batons and shielded helmets to deal with the mob as they were met with insults from the angry hecklers.

The mob was actually part of a training exercise designed to train Soldiers from the 229th and the VDF in military assistance for civilian disturbances (MACDIS). The “mob” was actually fellow members of the 229th equipped with padded shields and foam body armor to lessen the force of the blows dealt by the Soldiers.  

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Posted Aug. 20, 2007

654th Military Police Company Soldiers honored for their service

Soldiers of the 654th Military Police Company were honored for their year long deployment to Iraq with a Freedom Salute ceremony April 15 in Petersburg. Over 300 people showed up to express their appreciation and gratitude for the more than 150 Soldiers who served. The show of support that the Soldiers received during the event was proof that Virginia stands by its troops who so willingly give of themselves for the cause of freedom.

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Posted April 19, 2007

Virginia welcomes home 2-224th Aviation from Iraqi deployment

After more than a year flying in support of U.S. Marine Corps units in Iraq, the Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment were welcomed home by friends and family member Feb. 15 in Sandston.

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Posted February 20, 2007

Virginia troops show Tajiks why the NCO Corps is known as the backbone of the Army

A group of Virginia National Guard Soldiers traveled to Dushanbe, Tajikistan Jan. 19-31 to conduct a leadership development course for 30 Tajik Soldiers. It was the third year Virginia troops have participated in the exchange, which focused on leadership skills, ethics, counseling and small unit tactics. It is one of several initiatives conducted under the State Partnership Program relationship between Virginia and Tajikistan.

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Posted February 12, 2007

Families say 'goodbye,' 'welcome home' to two Va. units

A few hours after family members and loved ones in Fredericksburg said goodbye to 177 Soldiers from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team bound for Iraq, family members and loved ones in Richmond welcomed home the more than 155 Soldiers from the 654th Military Police Company.

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Posted January 8, 2007

Maj. Gen. Newman sets the record straight regarding actions of Virginia Guardsmen in Iraq

Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, sets the record straight regarding the actions of Virginia National Guard Soldiers in Iraq in August 2005 after an ABC News report in September 2006.

To view Maj. Gen. Newman's response, click on the link below that is appropriate for your media player and network connection.

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Posted December 29, 2006

TAG and Mrs. Newman offer season's greetings to Virginia Guard troops and their families

As Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard prepare to celebrate the holiday season, Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia and his wife, Becky Newman, take a few minutes to wish them and their families a joyous holiday season and thank them for all their hard work and support in the previous year.

To view their holiday message, click on the link below that is appropriate for your media player and network connection.

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Posted December 11, 2006

State Partnership Program brings together Virginia National Guard and Republic of Tajikistan

Under the State Partnership Program, the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan have formed a close relationship. In September, Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman traveled to Tajikistan to meet with government officials there and share in Tajikistan's 15th independence day celebration.

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Posted September 28, 2006

Media covers Virginia Guard deployment to border

Media from all over the state converged on Fort Pickett July 11, 2006 to meet with Soldiers and Airmen preparing to leave in support of Operation Jump Start. Every one of the more than 300 Virginia National Guardsmen participating, individually volunteered to support the Arizona border patrol mission.

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Posted August 1, 2006

Gov. Kaine, Gen. Newman team up for Virginia Guard PSA

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, commander-in-chief of the Virginia National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., The Adjutant General of Virginia, recently teamed up to film a public service announcement about the Virginia National Guard.

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Posted May 19, 2006

The Cavalry rides back into Virginia

The 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry held an activation ceremony on Feb. 11, 2006 in Portsmouth, Va. that welcomed the new organization to the Tidewater area and formally inactivated the 3rd Battalion, 111th Air Defense Artillery. The ceremony also recognized the long and distinguished service of the 111th. With the squadron headquarters in Portsmouth and units in Virginia Beach, Onancock, Suffolk and Norfolk, the squadron will train to conduct reconnaissance, security and surveillance missions for the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

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Posted February 12, 2006

29th Division Artillery conducts final live fire exercise

The 29th Infantry's Division Artillery conducted a final live fire exercise on June 21, 2005 at Fort Pickett, Va. To view a webcast of the event, click on the link below that is appropriate for your media player and network connection.

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Posted January 31, 2006