State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach

State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach The official page of the Virginia National Guard State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Va.
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Camp Pendleton was originally purchased on the oceanfront in 1911 for the intent to be a permanent firing point for local National Guard units. Construction began, and completed, in 1912. The first unit to conduct marksmanship training at Camp Pendleton was in July, 1913. In the past 100 years, Camp Pendleton has continued to grow, transforming into a collective training center. Camp Pendleton provides training facilities for National Guard units, as well as all other DOD active and reserve units. TRAINING AND FACILITIES - 2 Administration buildings - 4 Conference buildings - 11 Barracks/(additional billeting) - 4 Classrooms - 2 Dining Facilities - 9 Virtual Trainers - Chapel - DL Center - Fitness Center - Training Fields - Dam Neck: 300 Acres of training area - Obstacle Course - APFT Running Course - Helipad - Activity Field - Military Access Beach - Multi-purpose buildings - Land Navigation Course - Wooded Training Areas - Amphibious Landing Site - Fentress Air Field: 200 Acres of training area CUSTOMERS - Army/Air National Guard - Department of Defense - Active and Reserve: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard - Federal, State, and Local Public Safety Agencies - Retired Military Personnel - High School and College R.O.T.C. programs - Civilians - Foreign Military Units

Mission: MISSION Command, operate, manage and administer the use of resources of a Collective Training Center (CTC) to facilitate training across the spectrum from first responder through joint operations. On order expand and operate mobilization platform to support activities for reserve component units. VISION As an integrated part of the Virginia Training Centers capability, provide individual training opportunities from first responder through joint operations utilizing enduring, resource efficient facilities, all while supporting regional sustainment.

Issue #1 of the 2020 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go....
01/17/2020

Issue #1 of the 2020 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xdxvK. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

192nd Wing Airmen return from federal duty
https://go.usa.gov/xdxvk

VNG balanced demands of state, federal missions in 2019
https://go.usa.gov/xdxv8

529th CSSB command stays in the family
https://go.usa.gov/xdxv9

Mason, Ruhren remembered 15 years after attack
https://go.usa.gov/xdxvX

34th CERFP leaders conduct tabletop training exercise
https://go.usa.gov/xdxv5

VNG recruit becomes first female to enlist as 11B
https://go.usa.gov/xdxvN

Photos: Hodgkins takes command of 34th CST
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712229664928

Photos: Canadian soldiers conduct exercise at Fort Pickett
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712577004191

Photos: VNG aviation supports CAP encampment
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712493006986

Photos: CW4 Jacobsen takes final UH-60 Black Hawk flight
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712545805793

Va. National Guard to host Military Ball in February 2020
https://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2019/11/21/14352/

Virginia National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers participate in an Army Combat Fitness Test grader certification c...
01/14/2020

Virginia National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers participate in an Army Combat Fitness Test grader certification course Jan. 11, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers assigned to Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute; Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and the U.S. Army Reserve's 380th Army Band attended the course, which focused on all six ACFT events and included training on the setup of testing lanes, grading standards and learning proper form. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Lisa Sadler)

Virginia National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers participate in an Army Combat Fitness Test grader certification course Jan. 11, 2020, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers assigned to Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute; Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and the U.S. Army Reserve's 380th Army Band attended the course, which focused on all six ACFT events and included training on the setup of testing lanes, grading standards and learning proper form.

“As we look back on 2019, we can see it was another incredibly busy year for everyone in the Virginia National Guard and...
12/21/2019
Adjutant General’s 2019 Holiday Message

“As we look back on 2019, we can see it was another incredibly busy year for everyone in the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force. Our Soldiers, Airmen, VDF members and the federal and state civilians who support them have all been working incredibly hard to build and maintain readiness that is essential to mission success; I thank each and every one of you for the outstanding effort!”

~ Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, 28th Adjutant General of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — As we look back on 2019, we can see it was another incredibly busy year for everyone in the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force. Our Soldiers, Airmen, VDF members and the federal and state civilians who support them have all been working incredibly hard […]

Issue #25 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
12/16/2019

Issue #25 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xpdvQ. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

This is the last issue for 2019, and we will resume publication in January 2020.

In this issue:

34th CST trained, ready following evaluation
https://go.usa.gov/xpdvj

VNG Soldiers get creative with ACFT training
https://go.usa.gov/xpdvD

1032nd TC completes international line haul mission
https://go.usa.gov/xpdvW

Thunder Soldiers honored with Order of Saint Barbara
https://go.usa.gov/xpdvB

Efforts underway to locate historic gravesites at Fort Pickett
https://go.usa.gov/xpdvk

New assignments to IOSC and Joint Staff announced
https://go.usa.gov/xpdv9

Photos: 529th CSSB command stays in the family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712146389401

Photos: VNG aviators stand down for safety
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712145041106

Photos: 34th CERFP simulates response during tabletop
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712091320762

Photos: Dukes promoted to brigadier general
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157712035522802

Va. National Guard to host Military Ball in February 2020
http://go.usa.gov/xpRBV

Join the Virginia Army National Guard Alumni Network
https://vaguard.dodlive.mil/vngan/

Issue #24 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
11/27/2019

Issue #24 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xpRB5. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

Join the Virginia Army National Guard Alumni Network
https://vaguard.dodlive.mil/vngan/

In this issue:

FASTC officially opens doors at Fort Pickett
https://go.usa.gov/xpRBR

203rd RED HORSE Squadron conducts FTX
https://go.usa.gov/xpRBQ

Va. Army Guard recruiters recognized as top in region
https://go.usa.gov/xpRBU

116th Infantry Regiment holds 52nd Annual Muster
https://go.usa.gov/xpRBE

Exchange program benefits VNG Soldiers, partnerships
https://go.usa.gov/xpRBm

Virginia National Guard to host Military Ball in February 2020
https://go.usa.gov/xpRBV

Photos: VNG Soldiers get creative with ACFT training
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711891546348

Photos: TRADOC leaders get first-hand look at 183rd RTI
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711875689226

Photos: 34th CST conducts training proficiency evaluation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711862183841

Photos: VNG Soldiers support William & Mary football game
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711861283767

Photos: Guyer takes command of Officer Candidate School
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711838730871

The Virginia National Guard will host the 2020 Military Ball Feb. 29, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. It's open to all memb...
11/27/2019

The Virginia National Guard will host the 2020 Military Ball Feb. 29, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. It's open to all members of the Virginia Army and Air National Guard, the Virginia Defense Force, Virginia Department of Military Affairs employees, family members, VNG and VDF alumni and anyone else is interested in sharing the evening with the Virginia National Guard.

Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xpRBV.

Issue #23 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
11/15/2019

Issue #23 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xpKxK. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Events around the commonwealth honor veterans
https://go.usa.gov/xpKxc

29th ID Band presented Superior Unit Award
https://go.usa.gov/xpKxx

192nd Security Forces Squadron return from federal duty in Afghanistan
https://go.usa.gov/xpKxa

Cree promoted to colonel, takes authority as USPFO
https://go.usa.gov/xpKxC

Williams to succeed Volant as 91st Cyber Brigade commander
https://go.usa.gov/xpKxY

VNG pilot pops surprise proposal at JMU game
https://go.usa.gov/xpKxj

AG delivers keynote address at Quantico National Cemetery
https://go.usa.gov/xpWRc

Photos: VNG Soldiers train on aerial medical evacuation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711729010402

Photos: VDF conducts commo, security training
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711771425688

Photos: 429th BSB welcomes new CSM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711601542241

Photos: 2-183rd Cavalry Squadron welcomes new CSM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711601383371

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For information about joining the Virginia Army National Guard, the Virginia Air National Guard or Virginia Defense Force, visit the appropriate link below:

Va. Army National Guard
http://nationalguard.com/va
Va. Air National Guard
https://www.192fw.ang.af.mil/join
Va. Defense Force
http://vdf.virginia.gov/joinvdf/

Join the Virginia Army National Guard Alumni Network
https://vaguard.dodlive.mil/vngan/

“It is so important that we pause each year to recognize our veterans, past and present. Men and women of the armed forc...
11/12/2019
AG delivers keynote address at Quantico National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony

“It is so important that we pause each year to recognize our veterans, past and present. Men and women of the armed forces have secured the way of life we enjoy today, and that same service, sacrifice, courage and commitment is being demonstrated around the world by Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen who put themselves in harms way to defend the freedoms that are so important to all of us.”
~ Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia

NOTE: The following are the prepared remarks of Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, for the Veterans Day observation at Quantico National Cemetery: Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Thank you so much for the introduction and for the opportunity to commemorate this impor...

Issue #22 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
11/01/2019

Issue #22 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xpgjj. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In This Issue:

Virginia Army Guard selects top recruiters
https://go.usa.gov/xpg2G

Va. Soldier among top in ARNG Honor Guard
https://go.usa.gov/xpg27

New 116th IBCT deputy commander and joint staff officers announced
https://go.usa.gov/xpg2A

91st Cyber Brigade’s fifth battalion to be stationed in Indiana
https://go.usa.gov/xpg2s

192nd Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander
https://go.usa.gov/xpg26

State and VNG leaders join ESGR statement of support signing ceremony
https://go.usa.gov/xpg2F

Photos: RRB hosts Professor of Military Science Conference
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711494498622

Photos: Sec. Hopkins visits Commonwealth ChalleNGe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711468947402

Photos: Normandy Soldiers conduct air assault training
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711436034508

Sec. Hopkins stopped by SMR yesterday to visit the ChalleNGe program.
10/24/2019

Sec. Hopkins stopped by SMR yesterday to visit the ChalleNGe program.

Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins visits the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy Oct. 23, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Hopkins toured the ChalleNGe facilities, including classrooms and barracks, and spoke with leadership, the staff and cadets of Class 52. Commonwealth ChalleNGe, the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, is a 17-and-a-half-month program designed to promote academics, attention to detail, time management, and leadership, while promoting self-esteem, confidence and pride. ChalleNGe aims to intervene in the lives of 16-18 year-old teenagers by providing values, skills, education and self-discipline needed to produce responsible, productive citizens, and to do so in a highly-structured learning environment. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)

Issue #21 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
10/18/2019

Issue #21 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xVSpk. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Ribbon cutting held for new SMR facility
https://go.usa.gov/xVSpX

Warfighter 20-1 tests 29th ID combat readiness
https://go.usa.gov/xVSpN

429th BSB cooks win regional Connellys; Nationals next
https://go.usa.gov/xVSpR

VNG’s first female Bronze Star recipient shares story at women’s summit
https://go.usa.gov/xVSpQ

Lord named to lead Virginia Air National Guard
https://go.usa.gov/xVSpU

Cree to succeed Mahoney as U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for Virginia
https://go.usa.gov/xVSpP

Second generation Dumas makes VaANG a family tradition
https://go.usa.gov/xVSXm

Photos: R&R selects 2019 top recruiters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711335123701

Photos: Airmen, families enjoy 192nd Wing Family Day
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711237518388

Photos: Red Dragons welcome new commander
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711340817197

Photos: Class 52 ChalleNGe candidates sworn in as cadets
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711350175507

Congratulations to the newest class of Commonwealth ChalleNGe cadets!
10/15/2019

Congratulations to the newest class of Commonwealth ChalleNGe cadets!

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, swears in the cadets of Class 52 of the Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy Oct. 11, 2019, at State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Now that they have completed the physically taxing, two-week acclimation phase, the candidates transitioned to cadets and received an introduction to all of the ChalleNGe staff members, cadre and academic instructors they will be encountering over the next five months as they focus on the academic portion of the program. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)

VBYSC Beer and Wine Bash 2019!Purchase tickets at vbysc.org. Enter Promo Code "CAMP" when checking out to save 15%. Watc...
10/11/2019

VBYSC Beer and Wine Bash 2019!

Purchase tickets at vbysc.org. Enter Promo Code "CAMP" when checking out to save 15%.

Watch this short video showing what YSC does with money raised for this event: https://youtu.be/IM8nEVK2m1Q

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Toni M. Lord, the Virginia National Guard Ai...
10/11/2019

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Toni M. Lord, the Virginia National Guard Air Component commander, Brig. Gen. James Ring, director of the joint staff, Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Getz, commander of the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, and Lt. Col. Christopher Dunn, commander of the State Military Reservation, cut the ribbon on a new multi-purpose building Oct. 11, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 203rd RHS oversaw construction of the facility, which was completed by RED HORSE units from throughout the United States, as well as two Army engineer units. The arched steel panel building, also known as a K-SPAN, joins another structure that was completed in 2017 and will serve as a multi-purpose training facility where military units can set up their tactical operations center equipment and conduct battalion, brigade and division-level command post exercises. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Toni M. Lord, the Virginia National Guard Air Component commander, Brig. Gen. James Ring, director of the joint staff, Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Getz, commander of the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, and Lt. Col. Christopher Dunn, commander of the State Military Reservation, cut the ribbon on a new multi-purpose building Oct. 11, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 203rd RHS oversaw construction of the facility, which was completed by RED HORSE units from throughout the United States, as well as two Army engineer units. The arched steel panel building, also known as a K-SPAN, joins another structure that was completed in 2017 and will serve as a multi-purpose training facility where military units can set up their tactical operations center equipment and conduct battalion, brigade and division-level command post exercises.

Issue #20 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
10/04/2019

Issue #20 of the 2019 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xVsvf. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Ault Obstacle Course dedicated to fallen VNG Soldier
https://go.usa.gov/xVsvj

34th CST trains to prepare for external evaluation
https://go.usa.gov/xVsvD

Virginia Defense Force consolidates regimental organization
https://go.usa.gov/xVsvZ

ESGR Boss Lift held for employers of 2-224th Aviation
https://go.usa.gov/xVsvB

Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opened October 1
https://go.usa.gov/xVsvk

Vehicle sale scams put service members, public at risk
https://go.usa.gov/xVsv9

Photos: State staff enjoys first DMA Fall Festival
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711090247733

Photos: Virginia HART trains on water rescue
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157710770452188

Photos: Guard alumni attend Retiree Appreciation Day
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711049772703

Photos: VNG helps reunite veteran with Vietnam dog tag
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711033707237

Photos: VNG medics train with UVA Army ROTC cadets
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157711174921066

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BLDG 448 Post Headquarters 203rd Red Horse Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
23451

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The State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach was originally purchased on the oceanfront in 1911 for the intent to be a permanent firing point for local National Guard units. Construction began, and completed, in 1912. The first unit to conduct marksmanship training at SMR was in July, 1913. In the past 100 years, SMR has continued to grow and now provides training facilities for National Guard units, as well as all other DOD active and reserve units. TRAINING AND FACILITIES - 2 Administration buildings - 4 Conference buildings - 11 Barracks/(additional billeting) - 4 Classrooms - 2 Dining Facilities - 9 Virtual Trainers - Chapel - DL Center - Fitness Center - Training Fields - Dam Neck: 300 Acres of training area - Obstacle Course - APFT Running Course - Helipad - Activity Field - Military Access Beach - Multi-purpose buildings - Land Navigation Course - Wooded Training Areas - Amphibious Landing Site - Fentress Air Field: 200 Acres of training area CUSTOMERS - Army/Air National Guard - Department of Defense - Active and Reserve: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard - Federal, State, and Local Public Safety Agencies - Retired Military Personnel - High School and College R.O.T.C. programs - Civilians - Foreign Military Units

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Comments

Lots of good events happening on SMR (Camp Pendleton). Like our page to see more upcoming events.
2130 for flyovers might be a bit much. I’m all for training, but request some thought to not rattling my kid’s walls that late.
Who is blowing up so much ordnance today (6 March 2018)? Combat vet here and first to defend live fire training, but today's explosions are excessive - they are damaging homes and property in nearby Croatan. Why are such heavy explosions needed for training? If such heavy explosions are needed, why don't you shape them towards the ocean and away from residential neighborhoods. Again, I support live training, but you guys/gals went overboard today and someone needs to accept responsibility and make recompense for home damages. Please ensure that CO, XO, JAG, and PAO of responsible unit see this and make outreach to neighbors who may have suffered loss from today's actions.
Not to be a nag, but it's 11:30 pm, kids are sleeping and there are helicopters flying 10feet over our houses rattling the pictures off the walls!!! PLEASE STOP! PLEASE!