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
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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

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

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 #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 #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

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

In accordance with Department of Defense directive and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, all Virginia...
07/29/2021

In accordance with Department of Defense directive and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, all Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force uniformed personnel, Virginia Department of Military Affairs state and federal civilians, onsite contractors and visitors will wear face coverings when indoors at all Virginia National Guard facilities regardless of their vaccination status. Personnel may remove their masks indoors when in their work areas and not in contact with other personnel. Everyone is encouraged to continue to exercise social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

In accordance with Department of Defense directive and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, all Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force uniformed personnel, Virginia Department of Military Affairs state and federal civilians, onsite contractors and visitors will wear face coverings when indoors at all Virginia National Guard facilities regardless of their vaccination status. Personnel may remove their masks indoors when in their work areas and not in contact with other personnel. Everyone is encouraged to continue to exercise social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Issue #14 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
07/16/2021

Issue #14 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xFx5P. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

180th Engineers head to Louisiana for JRTC rotation
https://go.usa.gov/xF3NM

34th CST conducts drug hazard training in Manassas
https://go.usa.gov/xF3RP

VNG builds partnerships at Regional Cooperation 21
https://go.usa.gov/xF3Rc

Gillis promoted to brigadier general, will lead VaARNG strategic initiatives
https://go.usa.gov/xF3Rg

VNG Soldiers move historic M84 to Richmond for restoration, display
https://go.usa.gov/xF3RT

Deployed 29th ID warrant officers celebrate 103rd birthday
https://go.usa.gov/xF3RB

Online training provides valuable for VNG chaplains
https://go.usa.gov/xF3Rd

Photos: VDEM, VDH personnel recognized
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719545450596

Photos: Red Dragons train on sling loading in Pulaski
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719594692645

Photos: 229th MPs conduct M320 live-fire range
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719533824733

Photos: Saber Soldiers conduct STX lanes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719552702507

Issue #14 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/xFx5P. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

180th Engineers head to Louisiana for JRTC rotation
https://go.usa.gov/xF3NM

34th CST conducts drug hazard training in Manassas
https://go.usa.gov/xF3RP

VNG builds partnerships at Regional Cooperation 21
https://go.usa.gov/xF3Rc

Gillis promoted to brigadier general, will lead VaARNG strategic initiatives
https://go.usa.gov/xF3Rg

VNG Soldiers move historic M84 to Richmond for restoration, display
https://go.usa.gov/xF3RT

Deployed 29th ID warrant officers celebrate 103rd birthday
https://go.usa.gov/xF3RB

Online training provides valuable for VNG chaplains
https://go.usa.gov/xF3Rd

Photos: VDEM, VDH personnel recognized
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719545450596

Photos: Red Dragons train on sling loading in Pulaski
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719594692645

Photos: 229th MPs conduct M320 live-fire range
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719533824733

Photos: Saber Soldiers conduct STX lanes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719552702507

Issue #13 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
07/02/2021

Issue #13 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/x6AH3. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VNG wraps CVC support, continues mobile vaccinations
https://go.usa.gov/x6AG5

HART trains on rooftop rescue hoists during quarterly exercise
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGP

First Army assists with 29th ID validation for Operation Spartan Shield
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGs

DMA managers participate in inaugural Leader Development Course
https://go.usa.gov/x6AG7

29ID Soldiers participate in Supporting Warrior Action Team training
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGp

Logistics officer balances family with military career
http://go.usa.gov/x67fY

VNG Soldiers make strong showing at fitness competition
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGR

Photos: VNG builds partnerships at RC 21
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719441577588

Photos: VNG Soldiers move historic tracked mortar carrier
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719456486519

Photos: 34th CST tackles mock drug lab during FTX
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719510380775

Photos: VNG Soldiers train on Military Funeral Honors
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719485281602

Issue #13 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/x6AH3. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

VNG wraps CVC support, continues mobile vaccinations
https://go.usa.gov/x6AG5

HART trains on rooftop rescue hoists during quarterly exercise
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGP

First Army assists with 29th ID validation for Operation Spartan Shield
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGs

DMA managers participate in inaugural Leader Development Course
https://go.usa.gov/x6AG7

29ID Soldiers participate in Supporting Warrior Action Team training
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGp

Logistics officer balances family with military career
http://go.usa.gov/x67fY

VNG Soldiers make strong showing at fitness competition
https://go.usa.gov/x6AGR

Photos: VNG builds partnerships at RC 21
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719441577588

Photos: VNG Soldiers move historic tracked mortar carrier
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719456486519

Photos: 34th CST tackles mock drug lab during FTX
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719510380775

Photos: VNG Soldiers train on Military Funeral Honors
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719485281602

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07/01/2021

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Issue #12 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go...
06/18/2021

Issue #12 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/x6QMh. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Ceremony remembers 77th anniversary of D-Day
https://go.usa.gov/x6QHk

VDF Communication Battalion conducts readiness exercise
https://go.usa.gov/x6QAs

AG joins Flag Day and Army Birthday celebration in Vinton
https://go.usa.gov/x6QAS

116th IBCT Soldiers train on new recoilless rifle system
https://go.usa.gov/x6Qs2

183rd RTI holds recognition ceremony for WOCS graduates
https://go.usa.gov/x6QsD

VNG Soldiers compete for spot on All-Guard Marathon Team
https://go.usa.gov/x6QsW

Signal officer shares journey of transition, acceptance
https://go.usa.gov/x6Qsk

Dual-military couple provides support through challenges
https://go.usa.gov/x6Qsn

Photos: HART conducts confined-space hoist training
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719393584563

Photos: DMA welcomes 17 new employees during orientation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719440387765

Photos: Red Dragons ruck march visit Tribute Center
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719392508479

Issue #12 of the 2021 Commonwealth's Guardian bi-weekly newsletter is available for download in PDF format at https://go.usa.gov/x6QMh. Please share the newsletter link with anyone you think would enjoy keeping up to date with the Virginia National Guard.

In this issue:

Ceremony remembers 77th anniversary of D-Day
https://go.usa.gov/x6QHk

VDF Communication Battalion conducts readiness exercise
https://go.usa.gov/x6QAs

AG joins Flag Day and Army Birthday celebration in Vinton
https://go.usa.gov/x6QAS

116th IBCT Soldiers train on new recoilless rifle system
https://go.usa.gov/x6Qs2

183rd RTI holds recognition ceremony for WOCS graduates
https://go.usa.gov/x6QsD

VNG Soldiers compete for spot on All-Guard Marathon Team
https://go.usa.gov/x6QsW

Signal officer shares journey of transition, acceptance
https://go.usa.gov/x6Qsk

Dual-military couple provides support through challenges
https://go.usa.gov/x6Qsn

Photos: HART conducts confined-space hoist training
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719393584563

Photos: DMA welcomes 17 new employees during orientation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719440387765

Photos: Red Dragons ruck march visit Tribute Center
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/albums/72157719392508479

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

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(757) 493-3148

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https://reservations.frontdeskanywhere.net/F120815C/

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!