Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion For Soldiers, family members and friends of C/3-116 IN, VaARNG, Leesburg and Manassas, VA.

07/23/2019
116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

One U.S. Army Reserve Soldier was killed and two U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers were injured Monday night when severe weather knocked over a large tree at Fort Pickett, Virginia, where they were taking part in a training exercise. The incident is under investigation, and more details will be released soon.

No Virginia or Kentucky National Guard Soldiers were involved in this incident. Please keep in mind that busy training schedules and limited cell phone service may impact your ability to reach your Soldier.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the Soldier who was killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to the Soldiers who were injured.

Fort Pickett was able to coordinate chaplain and behavioral health support to the unit and will continue to provide support as needed.

SFC Hawkins Retirement Ceremony in Bedford, VA on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
06/07/2019

SFC Hawkins Retirement Ceremony in Bedford, VA on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Pt 2
06/06/2019

Pt 2

12 mile road March pt. 1
06/06/2019

12 mile road March pt. 1

Untitled Album
06/01/2019

Untitled Album

Boxing Training & Paintball
05/31/2019

Boxing Training & Paintball

April is the Month of the Military Child. Looking forward to seeing everyone in PURPLE on April 10th: Purple UP for Mili...
03/23/2019

April is the Month of the Military Child. Looking forward to seeing everyone in PURPLE on April 10th: Purple UP for Military Youth Day!

December 2018 Edition of the Virginia Army National Guard Family Newsletter. Contains information about FRG Volunteering...
01/29/2019

December 2018 Edition of the Virginia Army National Guard Family Newsletter. Contains information about FRG Volunteering; Youth Programs; JSS, App, Education, and Employment Resources.

December 2018 Edition of the Virginia Army National Guard Family Newsletter. Contains information about FRG Volunteering; Youth Programs; JSS, App, Education, and Employment Resources.

NOV IDT Unit Photo
11/20/2018

NOV IDT Unit Photo

Charlie Company 3-116th IN conducts Air Assault Missions with 224th Aviation
11/20/2018

Charlie Company 3-116th IN conducts Air Assault Missions with 224th Aviation

Charlie Company 3-116th IN conducts Air Assault Missions with 224th Aviation

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion's cover photo
09/18/2018

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion's cover photo

Annual Training 2018
09/18/2018

Annual Training 2018

05/31/2015
POST

Enjoy!

"POST" is an original animated short created by Maximilian Uriarte. A spin-off of Terminal Lance, this film offers an insider look at the monotony of being o...

11/11/2014

Happy Veterans Day to all members of C Co. 3-116th Infantry past and present! Thank you for your service to Country, Commonwealth and Regiment. Cold Steel!

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion's cover photo
08/12/2014

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion's cover photo

An excellent article about MAJ Thomas D. Howie, on the 70th anniversary this week of his death leading our battalion dur...
07/15/2014
Remembering the 'Major of St. Lo'

An excellent article about MAJ Thomas D. Howie, on the 70th anniversary this week of his death leading our battalion during the Battle of St. Lo.

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the heroic death of Maj. Thomas D. Howie.

Virginia National Guard
06/21/2014

Virginia National Guard

Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers of the Leesburg -based Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct a platoon attack blank fire exercise June 19, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. The exercise was part of the 10-day eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation designed to train and validate platoons on tasks that support offensive and defensive operations under daylight and hours of limited visibility. Units will concentrate on training selected mission essential tasks in a realistic field environment to refocus junior leaders on tactical field craft. The Army National Guard’s XCTC program provides an experience similar to a Combat Training Center to Guard Soldiers at a home station training center, minimizing cost and time away from home and jobs. XCTC is an instrumented field training exercise designed to certify unit proficiency in coordination with First Army.

View and download high resolution photos on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/sets/72157644860957108

#116thXCTC

Virginia National Guard
06/06/2014

Virginia National Guard

Senior Virginia and Maryland National Guard leaders and Soldiers from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team pay tribute to the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of D-Day participants at the observance of the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 2014, at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, the Virginia National Guard Land Component Commander, read historical vignettes during the ceremony, and Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen, Deputy 29th Infantry Division Commander - Maryland, joined members of the 29th Infantry Division Association in placing a memorial wreath for the division. Soldiers from the 116th IBCT escorted D-Day and World War II veterans throughout the ceremony. The Clifton Forge-based 29th Division Band provided ceremonial music for the event. Like 11 other Virginia communities, Bedford provided Soldiers to serve in Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when the 116th was activated on Feb. 3, 1941. During the assault on Omaha Beach, 19 of the “Bedford Boys” of Company A died. Bedford’s population in 1944 was about 3,200, and proportionally the Bedford community suffered the nation’s most severe D-Day losses. Recognizing that Bedford represented both large and small communities whose citizen-Soldiers served on D-Day, Congress warranted the establishment of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, and this year’s event marked the 13th anniversary of the historic site’s dedication.

06/06/2014
D-Day in Normandy: 'We're Not Heroes'

Ever Forward!

Nearly 70 years after the Allied Forces D-Day invasion France, surviving veterans of the 29th Infantry Division have returned to Normandy to reflect, and rec...

Virginia National Guard
05/26/2014

Virginia National Guard

Virginia National Guard Soldiers who gave their lives in service to the United States of America were honored along with other fallen Virginians at the 2014 Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony May 26, 2014, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Va. The names of six Virginians added to the Wall of Honor were read during the ceremony, joining 290 fellow citizens of the commonwealth remembered on the wall, including Virginia National Guard Soldiers lost to hostile enemy action since September 11, 2001.

Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, and his wife Diane placed the Commonwealth of Virginia memorial wreath at the Eternal Flame in the Shrine of Memory, and Brig. Gen. Wayne Wright, director of the Joint Staff, placed the wreath honoring the Virginia National Guard.

More than 25 members of the Virginia Defense Force volunteered their time to assist with traffic control.

The following Virginia Guard Soldiers were lost to hostile enemy action since September 11, 2001:

Staff Sgt. Craig W. Cherry, 39, of Winchester, Va., and Sgt. Bobby E. Beasley, 36, of Inwood, W.Va., died on Aug. 7, 2004, in Ghazikel, Afghanistan, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Winchester, Va.

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Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason, 20, of King George, Va., and Sgt. David A. Ruhren, 20, of Stafford, Va., died Dec. 21, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq, when their dining facility was attacked. Both were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 276th Engineer Battalion, West Point, Va.

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Col. Paul M. Kelly, 45, of Stafford, Va., and Sgt. 1st Darryl D. Booker, 37, of Midlothian, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 20, 2007, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed. Kelly was assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the Virginia Army National Guard in Blackstone, Va., and Booker was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard, Sandston, Va.

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Sgt. David E. Lambert, 39, of Cedar Bluff, Va., died Oct. 26, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command of the Virginia National Guard.

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Sgt. Derek R. Banks, 24, of Newport News, Va., died Nov. 14, 2007, in San Antonio of wounds suffered Oct. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia National Guard, West Point, Va.

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Staff Sgt. Jeremiah E. McNeal, 23, of Norfolk, Va., died April 6, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia Army National Guard, West Point, Va.

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Sgt. Jesse A. Ault, 28, of Dublin, Va., died April 9, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered in Tunnis, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 429th Brigade Support Battalion, Virginia Army National Guard, Roanoke, Va.

Photos on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/sets/72157644845642531/

Congrats to all the members of Charlie Co. for being awarded the Pershing Award for the highest marksmanship scores stat...
05/06/2014

Congrats to all the members of Charlie Co. for being awarded the Pershing Award for the highest marksmanship scores statewide, and also for the Virginia Excellence in Training Award for TY2013. CPT Price was present to accept the awards on behalf of the unit. For more information on these two outstanding achievements, please see the article on the Virginia Army National Guard page.

Virginia Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam K. Thiel and Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, recognize the top company-level units in the Virginia Army National Guard during the Virginia National Guard Officer’s Association Conference March 29, 2014, in Williamsburg. They presented Eisenhower Trophy, the Adjutant General’s Cup, Virginia Excellence in Training Awards, National Guard Bureau Superior Unit Awards and Pershing Trophy to recognize the top-performing company level units.

Read the full list of units recognized: http://go.usa.gov/KMXF

11/11/2013

Happy Veterans Day to all the Soldiers of Charlie Company, present and former!

Virginia National Guard
06/16/2013

Virginia National Guard

Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, observes live fire training conducted by Soldiers from the Leesburg-based Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, June 15, 2013, during their annual training at Fort Pickett. Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker and Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, also observed the training. Grass also recognized Soldiers for outstanding duty performance during AT with his personal challenge coin and promoted a Soldier to sergeant. (Photo by Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs)

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
02/11/2013

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Spc. Michael Shaw, infantryman in Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is promoted from the rank of private first class Feb. 9 in Leesburg, Va. (Photo by Sgt. JoAnna Greene, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
02/11/2013

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Staff Sgt. Jimmy Gause, infantryman in Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, receives the Army Achievement Medal Feb. 9 in Leesburg, Va. Gause was awarded the AAM for being named the battalion’s noncommissioned officer of 2013 and 2012. (Photo by Sgt. JoAnna Greene, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
02/11/2013

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Congratulations on your promotion, Pfc. Travis Gaines!

Pfc. Travis Gaines, infantryman in Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is promoted from the rank of private Feb. 9 in Leesburg, Va. (Photo by Sgt. JoAnna Greene, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
02/11/2013

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Raymond Houck, a member of the Loudon County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1177, gives a resume writing and career development class to Soldiers of the Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at their home station in Leesburg, Va., Feb. 9. More than 40 infantrymen and mortarmen received training on how best to translate their military knowledge and experience to civilian employers.

Infantry Soldiers assist Arlington Police during 57th Presidential Inauguration
02/01/2013
Infantry Soldiers assist Arlington Police during 57th Presidential Inauguration

Infantry Soldiers assist Arlington Police during 57th Presidential Inauguration

ARLINGTON, Va. — Approximately 90 Soldiers from the Leesburg-based Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assisted Arlington County Police with pedestrian traffic flow near the Roosevelt and 14th Street Bridges Jan. 21, 2013, for the 57th Presiden...

Public Safety Secretary thanks state public safety team
01/23/2013
Public Safety Secretary thanks state public safety team

Public Safety Secretary thanks state public safety team

To The State Public Safety Team: Congratulations to all on a job well done. I know that a great deal of time, energy and resources went into the Inauguration – preparing operations plans, executing the mission, and bringing everyone home safely. We truly appreciate the tremendous job done repr...

Good morning, next Saturday 13 October, Loudoun County will be dedicating a memorial to Loudoun County residents who sac...
10/07/2012
Courthouse lawn to feature Iraq and Afghanistan memorial | LoudounTimes.com

Good morning, next Saturday 13 October, Loudoun County will be dedicating a memorial to Loudoun County residents who sacrificed their lives in the Global War on Terror. Ceremonies begin at 11:00AM.

http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/courthouse_lawn_to_feature_iraq_and_afghanistan_memorial999/

The Loudoun County War Memorial Trust Fund Committee will hold a dedication ceremony for a memorial to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars at 11 a.m. Oct. 13.

Cco and 3-116 Leaders finishing the 3rd BN 12mi Ruck March concluding Annual Training at the front!
07/19/2012

Cco and 3-116 Leaders finishing the 3rd BN 12mi Ruck March concluding Annual Training at the front!

Annual Training 2012
07/19/2012

Annual Training 2012

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion's cover photo
07/19/2012

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion's cover photo

07/19/2012

All of the pictures from Annual Training are posted!

Approximately half of the pictures taken during AT
07/16/2012

Approximately half of the pictures taken during AT

Annual Training 2012
07/16/2012

Annual Training 2012

The National Guard
07/16/2012

The National Guard

Photo of the Day: Members of the Virginia National Guard performed community service projects over the weekend to show their appreciation for the great support the community has provided in recent years. Soldiers also challenged the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office to a tug of war during a company open house.

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
07/16/2012

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

116th BCT Soldiers maintain proficiency in essential military skills

Soldiers from the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team complete Army Warrior Training at Fort AP Hill, Va., June 12. In addition to their civilian responsibilities, National Guard Soldiers are required to maintain proficiency in military tasks and skills. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rebecca Petrie)

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
07/16/2012

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

116th BCT Soldiers fine-tune their combat skills at the Urban As

Soldiers from the Leesburg-based Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team, sharpen their close-quarter combat skills on the Urban Assault Course at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., June 18. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rebecca Petrie)

07/16/2012

To the men of Cco and our fans,

The long awaited AT pictures will be posted today, final file conversion through photoshop is taking place now.

-Cco

10/25/2010

Good job Cold Steel Army Ten Milers!

The Dual Path Strategy for the Next Generation of Army Service Rifles – PEO SOLDIER LIVE
10/15/2010
The Dual Path Strategy for the Next Generation of Army Service Rifles – PEO SOLDIER LIVE

The Dual Path Strategy for the Next Generation of Army Service Rifles – PEO SOLDIER LIVE

The U.S. Army is implementing the most dramatic overhaul of its service rifles in nearly 50 years. Our own Project Manager (PM) Soldier Weapons division is currently pursuing a “dual path” strategy that will result in significant changes to the one system that is critical to all Soldiers – their s...

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