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. Camp Pendleton was originally purchased on the oceanfront in 1911 for the intent to be a permanent firing point for local National Guard units.
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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

Operating as usual

Issue #11 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
06/04/2021

Issue #11 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/x6Txd. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Memorial Day ceremony honors, remembers the fallen
https://go.usa.gov/x62Fx

DMA employees recognized for outstanding job performance
http://go.usa.gov/x6CT9

VNG Soldiers perform well at Region II Best Warrior Competition
https://go.usa.gov/x62Fk

Virginia’s aviation assets test tools as hurricane season nears
https://go.usa.gov/x62FW

29th Infantry Division welcomes new Command Sergeant Major
https://go.usa.gov/x62FZ

Recruiter helps bring Vietnam War Memorial replica to local community
https://go.usa.gov/x62F4

Adjutant General’s 2021 Memorial Day Message
http://go.usa.gov/x6xgm

Photos: Rappel Master students face final challenge
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719229650131

Photos: VDF personnel recognized for COVID-19 support
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719386988775

Photos: VNG’s top marksmen recognized
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719281363404

Photos: Bravo Co. welcomes Hemby as new commander
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719210916438

Issue #11 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/x6Txd. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Memorial Day ceremony honors, remembers the fallen
https://go.usa.gov/x62Fx

DMA employees recognized for outstanding job performance
http://go.usa.gov/x6CT9

VNG Soldiers perform well at Region II Best Warrior Competition
https://go.usa.gov/x62Fk

Virginia’s aviation assets test tools as hurricane season nears
https://go.usa.gov/x62FW

29th Infantry Division welcomes new Command Sergeant Major
https://go.usa.gov/x62FZ

Recruiter helps bring Vietnam War Memorial replica to local community
https://go.usa.gov/x62F4

Adjutant General’s 2021 Memorial Day Message
http://go.usa.gov/x6xgm

Photos: Rappel Master students face final challenge
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719229650131

Photos: VDF personnel recognized for COVID-19 support
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719386988775

Photos: VNG’s top marksmen recognized
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719281363404

Photos: Bravo Co. welcomes Hemby as new commander
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719210916438

“The past year has seen us overcome tremendous challenges, and I think we can all use Memorial Day to reaffirm our commi...
05/31/2021
Adjutant General of Virginia 2021 Memorial Day Message

“The past year has seen us overcome tremendous challenges, and I think we can all use Memorial Day to reaffirm our commitment to selfless service and pay tribute to the Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in service to our country. They portray the values and ideals on which this country was founded, and they are a source of tremendous inspiration.”
~ Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia

The official website of the Virginia National Guard

Issue #10 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
05/21/2021

Issue #10 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xHJ45. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VaANG engineers return from federal active duty
https://go.usa.gov/xHumD

29th ID cases colors, begins federal active duty
https://go.usa.gov/xHumk

Ceremony celebrates Virginia National Guard’s 414th birthday
https://go.usa.gov/xHum8

Zana succeeds Flora as Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commander
https://go.usa.gov/xHumQ

VNG adapts to changing COVID-19 support missions
https://go.usa.gov/xHumE

VNG “American Korean” talks career diversity & open-mindedness
https://go.usa.gov/xHumA

NCO induction ceremony held for aviation battalion
https://go.usa.gov/xHum6

VNG Youth Program hosts summer activities
https://go.usa.gov/xHumv

VDF Cyber Detachment welcomes new commander
https://go.usa.gov/xHumu

Photos: 91st Cyber Brigade welcomes new CSM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719190324404

Photos: VNG Soldiers compete in regional Best Warrior
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719182540766

Issue #10 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xHJ45. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VaANG engineers return from federal active duty
https://go.usa.gov/xHumD

29th ID cases colors, begins federal active duty
https://go.usa.gov/xHumk

Ceremony celebrates Virginia National Guard’s 414th birthday
https://go.usa.gov/xHum8

Zana succeeds Flora as Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commander
https://go.usa.gov/xHumQ

VNG adapts to changing COVID-19 support missions
https://go.usa.gov/xHumE

VNG “American Korean” talks career diversity & open-mindedness
https://go.usa.gov/xHumA

NCO induction ceremony held for aviation battalion
https://go.usa.gov/xHum6

VNG Youth Program hosts summer activities
https://go.usa.gov/xHumv

VDF Cyber Detachment welcomes new commander
https://go.usa.gov/xHumu

Photos: 91st Cyber Brigade welcomes new CSM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719190324404

Photos: VNG Soldiers compete in regional Best Warrior
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719182540766

Issue #9 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go....
05/07/2021

Issue #9 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xHvqZ. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

329th RSG to deploy to Middle East in Fall 2021
https://go.usa.gov/xHdXQ

Va. Air Guard maintainers rebuild F-22 Raptor
https://go.usa.gov/xHd5Y

Funeral Honors Program hosts training for active-duty Soldiers
https://go.usa.gov/xHd5V

Virginia National Guard welcomes nine new officers
https://go.usa.gov/xHd5s

Recruiters team up with Habitat for Humanity to “Raise the Roof”
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNa

VDF Support Operations Group marks first full year of service
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNR

SMP prepares cadets for future training
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNg

MTC marks Earth Day with tree planting
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNj

Photos: 34th CERFP trains on establishing mass decon site
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719147028025

Photos: 34th CST conducts field training exercise
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719057622721

Issue #9 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xHvqZ. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

329th RSG to deploy to Middle East in Fall 2021
https://go.usa.gov/xHdXQ

Va. Air Guard maintainers rebuild F-22 Raptor
https://go.usa.gov/xHd5Y

Funeral Honors Program hosts training for active-duty Soldiers
https://go.usa.gov/xHd5V

Virginia National Guard welcomes nine new officers
https://go.usa.gov/xHd5s

Recruiters team up with Habitat for Humanity to “Raise the Roof”
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNa

VDF Support Operations Group marks first full year of service
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNR

SMP prepares cadets for future training
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNg

MTC marks Earth Day with tree planting
https://go.usa.gov/xHdNj

Photos: 34th CERFP trains on establishing mass decon site
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719147028025

Photos: 34th CST conducts field training exercise
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719057622721

Photos from State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach's post
04/27/2021

Photos from State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach's post

Issue #8 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go....
04/23/2021

Issue #8 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xH98d. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VNG supporting vaccination clinic in Nottoway County
http://go.usa.gov/xH9WA

192nd Wing celebrates first dedicated HQ facility
https://go.usa.gov/xH9Wm

VNG providing dual-status commander for COVID-19 support
https://go.usa.gov/xH9ZT

Pillion succeeds Gravely as MTC garrison commander
https://go.usa.gov/xH9ZW

VaANG breaks ground on headquarters for cyber ops squadron
https://go.usa.gov/xH9Z5

Sen. Kaine thanks 229th Chemical Co. Soldiers during ceremony
https://go.usa.gov/xH9kH

Infantry company recognized for support to Lynchburg PD
https://go.usa.gov/xH9Kx

Photos: Soldiers recognized for support to Roanoke clinic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718893944037

Photos: 2-224th AVN troops welcomed to NCO Corps
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718976599696

Photos: SMP cadets get aircraft familiarization flight
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718965331188

Issue #8 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xH98d. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VNG supporting vaccination clinic in Nottoway County
http://go.usa.gov/xH9WA

192nd Wing celebrates first dedicated HQ facility
https://go.usa.gov/xH9Wm

VNG providing dual-status commander for COVID-19 support
https://go.usa.gov/xH9ZT

Pillion succeeds Gravely as MTC garrison commander
https://go.usa.gov/xH9ZW

VaANG breaks ground on headquarters for cyber ops squadron
https://go.usa.gov/xH9Z5

Sen. Kaine thanks 229th Chemical Co. Soldiers during ceremony
https://go.usa.gov/xH9kH

Infantry company recognized for support to Lynchburg PD
https://go.usa.gov/xH9Kx

Photos: Soldiers recognized for support to Roanoke clinic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718893944037

Photos: 2-224th AVN troops welcomed to NCO Corps
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718976599696

Photos: SMP cadets get aircraft familiarization flight
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718965331188

Plenty of opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations in Norfolk!
04/14/2021

Plenty of opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations in Norfolk!

Ready to get your vaccine? The FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency-supported #COVID19 vaccine clinic at Military Circle Mall is supporting walk-ups. NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Clinic is open seven days a week from 9AM to 7PM.

In need of transportation? Hampton Roads Transit is offering paratransit customers free trips to and from their vaccination appointments. Once you are registered for a vaccination appointment, call Paratransit reservations at (757) 455-8010 and tell the reservationist you are requesting a trip for your COVID vaccination.

#VaccinateNorfolk #VaxUp757 #VaccinateVirginia

Issue #7 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go....
04/09/2021

Issue #7 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xHgKM. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Spanberger, Cline rep tour VNG aviation facility
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzW

Explosives detection training lane dedicated to fallen VNG Soldiers
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzE

Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 72 cadets from Class 54
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzv

VaARNG recruiters snag top spots after regional recruiting boards
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzh

VNG WOCs check off milestones on way toward course completion
https://go.usa.gov/xHYuc

“Three Things” Spring 2021 VNG Land Component Commander Update
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzt

124th CPB first VNG battalion with all-female staff
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzp

VNG Endurance Team seeking team members
https://go.usa.gov/xHYz8

Photos: Bissell promoted to major general
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718847313232

Photos: VNG mobile vaccine team supports Hopewell clinic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718812755968

Issue #7 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xHgKM. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Spanberger, Cline rep tour VNG aviation facility
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzW

Explosives detection training lane dedicated to fallen VNG Soldiers
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzE

Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 72 cadets from Class 54
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzv

VaARNG recruiters snag top spots after regional recruiting boards
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzh

VNG WOCs check off milestones on way toward course completion
https://go.usa.gov/xHYuc

“Three Things” Spring 2021 VNG Land Component Commander Update
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzt

124th CPB first VNG battalion with all-female staff
https://go.usa.gov/xHYzp

VNG Endurance Team seeking team members
https://go.usa.gov/xHYz8

Photos: Bissell promoted to major general
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718847313232

Photos: VNG mobile vaccine team supports Hopewell clinic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718812755968

The federal Community Vaccination Center at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk has plenty of Pfizer vaccines available for ...
04/06/2021

The federal Community Vaccination Center at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk has plenty of Pfizer vaccines available for ages 16 and up, with currently no waits. Download the info flyer at https://go.usa.gov/xHrNx.

The federal Community Vaccination Center at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk has plenty of Pfizer vaccines available for ages 16 and up, with currently no waits. Download the info flyer at https://go.usa.gov/xHrNx.

Issue #6 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go....
03/26/2021

Issue #6 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xsunK. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Va. National Guard to field mobile vaccination teams
http://go.usa.gov/xsfku

Vaccine clinic open to troops, TRICARE beneficiaries, DoD retirees
http://go.usa.gov/xsfkZ

116th, MTC Soldiers claim 2021 Best Warrior titles
https://go.usa.gov/xstg8

‘Buddy Aid’ training takes new approach to sexual assault response
https://go.usa.gov/xstgU

Youth Program salutes children with personalized certificates
https://go.usa.gov/xstgp

Washington D.C. mission required unique transportation plan
https://go.usa.gov/xszxW

192nd Medical Group, Det. 1, welcomes new commander
https://go.usa.gov/xstg7

Task force commander humbled by opportunity to serve
https://go.usa.gov/xstgs

Photos: VNG represents modern military at history event
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718731860322

Photos: 34th CST conducts field training exercise
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718690040291

Issue #6 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xsunK. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Va. National Guard to field mobile vaccination teams
http://go.usa.gov/xsfku

Vaccine clinic open to troops, TRICARE beneficiaries, DoD retirees
http://go.usa.gov/xsfkZ

116th, MTC Soldiers claim 2021 Best Warrior titles
https://go.usa.gov/xstg8

‘Buddy Aid’ training takes new approach to sexual assault response
https://go.usa.gov/xstgU

Youth Program salutes children with personalized certificates
https://go.usa.gov/xstgp

Washington D.C. mission required unique transportation plan
https://go.usa.gov/xszxW

192nd Medical Group, Det. 1, welcomes new commander
https://go.usa.gov/xstg7

Task force commander humbled by opportunity to serve
https://go.usa.gov/xstgs

Photos: VNG represents modern military at history event
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718731860322

Photos: 34th CST conducts field training exercise
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157718690040291

Class 54 said goodbye to SMR this weekend as we prepare for Class 55 to arrive!
03/23/2021

Class 54 said goodbye to SMR this weekend as we prepare for Class 55 to arrive!

The Virginia National Guard has opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Fort Pickett, and all service members are encour...
03/15/2021
VNG opens COVID-19 vaccination clinic, encourages personnel to get vaccinated

The Virginia National Guard has opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Fort Pickett, and all service members are encouraged to get more information from trusted sources and contact their unit to schedule an appointment if they choose to receive the vaccine.

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is fully operational at Fort Pickett, and all Soldiers and Airmen are encouraged to get the vaccine. Traditional status

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

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(757) 493-3148

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NOTE: Cottage and trailers cannot be booked online. You must call the billeting office at 757-493-3125

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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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SMR Virginia Beach, The Governor of Virginia announced that Virginia will enter Phase 3 on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. Gatherings of up to 250 people can occur during Phase 3. Maybe we should be a little more proactive and inform our veterans and service members of what your guidelines will be before 1 July 2020. As a reminder from my previous post, the beach consists of 44 acres. An acre of land is equal to 43,560 square feet. I am pretty sure social distancing will not be an issue with 43,560 feet to operate with. Key take away from my post: Gatherings of up to 250 people and have established guidelines in to keep us informed of what changes SMR will implement on 1 July 2020. Feel free to read through my previous post for references. Thank you, Michael Silverline
I have concerns regarding the re-opening of SMR during phase 2. The first of which is my post on 15 June 2020, at 1835 hours in response to SMR Virginia Beach’s post from 19 May 2020. At 1900 hours, on 15 June 2020, SMR Virginia Beach elects to address Phase 2 Reopening, 25 minutes after my post. Phase 2 went into effect on 5 June 2020. I do not see the transparency in providing information to Service Members and Veterans who utilize the amenities SMR has to offer when an update is given 10 days after the fact. Keeping with the word transparency, where did these guidelines come from? According to information I found provided in the links below, beach regulations include (only dealing with COVID-19) keeping 6 feet apart unless family and no groups of more than 50 people. In the years of visiting SMR and bringing my family to the beach, I have never seen more than 50 people. By the way, the beach consists of 44 acres. Social distancing should not be an issue with 44 acres. If SMR is enforcing parking passes for beach access (and stating that violators are subject to being towed), why can’t the guards keep a counter with people who access the beach to count how many people are currently at the beach? The counter can be reset by advising the families to check out with guards before their departure. I have seen guards conduct patrols near the beach and a rough estimate of people on the beach can be conducted as well. It is sad and pathetic that families feel they need to rent a cottage to utilize services of a state military reservation. During these troubling times, the beach is an outlet for many. I do not see the guidelines set by the Commonwealth matching the guidelines set by SMR. I feel as if SMR should reevaluate the standards set to see if they fall in line with the guidelines set by the Commonwealth. References:http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt221.pdfhttps://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Virginia-Forward-Phase-Two-Guidelines.pdf https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR3yzZzcVruMsjN14QNHa_5b54LH07k2Jd0wiPQq5U2uBshAo0qwgZ9TKNg#:~:text=Coronavirus%20(COVID%2D19)%20in%20Virginia&text=The%20maximum%20number%20of%20individuals,continue%20enhanced%20workplace%20safety%20measures https://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/our-beaches-are-open/
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!