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State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach

State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach The official page of the Virginia National Guard State Military Reservation in Virginia Bea 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
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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
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Operating as usual

The cadets of Class 56 graduated this weekend!
03/07/2022

The cadets of Class 56 graduated this weekend!

Soldiers of the 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment here at SMR are training for their upcoming federal mobilization.
02/10/2022

Soldiers of the 576th Engineer Utilities Detachment here at SMR are training for their upcoming federal mobilization.

Photos from State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach's post
01/31/2022

Photos from State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach's post

Issue #21 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
10/22/2021

Issue #21 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xMJQq. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Aviators train fire-fighting skills before KFOR deployment
https://go.usa.gov/xMu87

VDF conducts statewide readiness exercise
https://go.usa.gov/xMu93

203rd RED HORSE welcomes new commander
https://go.usa.gov/xMu9r

Historic documents help reveal back story of 29th ID patch, creator
https://go.usa.gov/xMu9B

DMA Fall Fest provides employees with training, fun
https://go.usa.gov/xMu9n

Governor’s certificate recognizes VNG, VDF COVID-19 support
https://go.usa.gov/xMu9y

VNG pilot continues family’s aeronautical legacy
https://go.usa.gov/xMu9k

2-224th Aviation on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/2ndBattalion224thAviation

Virginia Defense Force on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/VaDefenseForce

KFOR Regional Command East on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/KFORRCEast

Fort Pickett on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/FortPickett

Issue #20 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
10/08/2021

Issue #20 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xMfZv. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Ceremony introduces new VNG HQs shoulder patch
http://go.usa.gov/xMyrE

VDF chaplains provide support at Fort Pickett chapel
http://go.usa.gov/xMPXs

Jackson is first Black woman to achieve highest VaANG enlisted rank
https://go.usa.gov/xMf4Y

Phillips receives Governor’s Honor Award for Creative Customer Service
https://go.usa.gov/xMf4D

Recruiter celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with flavors from home
https://go.usa.gov/xMf49

COOP exercise tests DMA’s ability to relocate in an emergency
https://go.usa.gov/xMf4d

Virginia National Guard welcomes 17 new OCS graduates
https://go.usa.gov/xMf4G

Photos: Zollar retires after 35 years of service
https://ngpa.us/16079

Photos: 34th CST conducts capabilities demonstration
https://ngpa.us/16237

Photos: DMA Fall Fest provides training, fun
https://ngpa.us/16154

Video: VaARNG Military Funeral Honors Program
https://ngpa.us/16244

SMR employees mixed training, food and fun last week!
09/29/2021

SMR employees mixed training, food and fun last week!

Issue #19 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at  https://g...
09/24/2021

Issue #19 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xM5VV. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VNG Soldiers complete flood response in Buchanan County
https://go.usa.gov/xMXMx

WTC elevator pulley dedicated at VNG 9/11 ceremony
https://go.usa.gov/xMXTc

Airmen remember 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with 20K
https://go.usa.gov/xMXTj

Afghan-American 29th ID Soldier supports Afghanistan evacuation efforts
https://go.usa.gov/xMXTW

Airman jumps into action, resuscitates drowning child
https://go.usa.gov/xMXTT

VNG officer assumes post in Colombia
https://go.usa.gov/xMXTa

National Guard Recruiters support Lynchburg 9/11 event
https://go.usa.gov/xMXT3

Richmond native named honor graduate, EO Leader
https://go.usa.gov/xMXT2

29th ID mother, son deployed together
https://go.usa.gov/xMXTb

Photos: 116th Soldiers train on Soldier Borne Sensor UAS
https://ngpa.us/16002

Photos: DMA conducts supervisor training at SMR
https://ngpa.us/16003

Issue #18 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at  https://g...
09/10/2021

Issue #18 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xM48h. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Thunder Soldiers to mobilize for federal active duty
https://go.usa.gov/xMgGS

329th RSG begins federal duty, will deploy to Middle East
https://go.usa.gov/xMgGe

VNG assisting with flood response in Buchanan County
https://go.usa.gov/xMg7V

Commonwealth ChalleNGe graduates 59 cadets from Class 55
https://go.usa.gov/xMg72

91st Cyber Brigade Soldiers earn Ranger tab
https://go.usa.gov/xMg7b

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

Soldiers attend Comprehensive Health and Wellness Course
https://go.usa.gov/xMg7N

Yang takes command of the 192nd MDG as Price retires
https://go.usa.gov/xMg7R

Photos: 34th CERFP conducts mass casualty exercise
https://ngpa.us/15558

Photos: VNG Soldiers assisting with flood response
https://ngpa.us/15579

Video: 329th RSG Departure Ceremony
https://ngpa.us/15706

The Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters marks the start of their fe...
09/06/2021

The Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters marks the start of their federal active duty mobilization with a departure ceremony Sept. 4, 2021, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 329th RSG command team furled their colors signifying the official start of the mobilization, and they will unfurl the colors when they arrive in the Middle East and officially take responsibility for their mission serving as the base operating support-integrator for multiple installations.

Issue #17 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at  https://g...
08/27/2021

Issue #17 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xFtEr. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VNG brigade HQs, aviation battalion will deploy to Kosovo
https://go.usa.gov/xFtPR

180th Engineer Company returns from JRTC rotation
https://go.usa.gov/xFtQK

Fort Pickett to support Operation Allies Refuge
https://go.usa.gov/xFtPQ

VNG Soldier finds support, mentor along pathway to citizenship
https://go.usa.gov/xFtQr

34th CST trains at FIG on chemical, biological hazards
https://go.usa.gov/xFtQY

Youth Program wraps up summer with both in-person, virtual events
https://go.usa.gov/xFtQ2

183rd RTI teaches infantry skills at 11B course
https://go.usa.gov/xFtQB

DMA trade technicians complete annual safety training
https://go.usa.gov/xFtQk

Photos: ChalleNGe graduates 59 cadets from Class 55
https://ngpa.us/15443

Photos: 329th RSG conducts Asymmetric Threat Lanes
https://ngpa.us/15352

Photos: Quinn takes command of 3-183rd RTI
https://ngpa.us/15398

Issue #16 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
08/13/2021

Issue #16 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xFyek. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Virginia National Guard ends COVID-19 response mission
http://go.usa.gov/xFXgM

Task Force Red Dragon to mobilize for duty in Africa
http://go.usa.gov/xFK9K

91st Cyber Brigade participates in Cyber Shield 21
https://go.usa.gov/xFyEU

192nd Mission Support Group recognizes new commander
https://go.usa.gov/xFyEP

VNG celebrates Unity/Diversity & Inclusion Day
https://go.usa.gov/xFyEm

Lynchburg Army Guard recruiters challenge local lifeguards
https://go.usa.gov/xFyEd

Photos: Collection of 116th IBCT Annual Training Albums
https://ngpa.us/15078

Photos: Virginia’s First Lady tours ChalleNGe
https://ngpa.us/15243

Photos: CST conducts collective lanes training
https://ngpa.us/15245

Photos: Bailey takes command of Thunder Battalion
https://ngpa.us/15241

Photos: 88M students practice alley docking
https://ngpa.us/15240

Issue #15 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
07/30/2021

Issue #15 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xFk22. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

29th ID assumes authority of Task Force Spartan
https://go.usa.gov/xFBCH

VNG Soldiers train on basics of Military Funeral Honors
https://go.usa.gov/xFB4c

116th IBCT trains on new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle
https://go.usa.gov/xFBrq

Officer Candidate School Class 64 launches into Phase II
https://go.usa.gov/xFBrg

192nd Maintenance Squadron holds assumption of command
https://go.usa.gov/xFBrk

Local recruiters recognized by mayor in Virginia Beach
https://go.usa.gov/xFBr5

Photos: VNG celebrates Unity/Diversity & Inclusion Day
https://ngpa.us/14949

Photos: 229th MPs, HPD K-9 unit conduct joint training
https://ngpa.us/14950

Photos: 3647th conducts maintenance mission during AT
https://ngpa.us/14951

Photos: 11B students train on room clearing at shoot house
https://ngpa.us/14952

Photos: DMA trade technicians take CPR training
https://ngpa.us/14953

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