1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion Perform Maintenance on Apache Helicopters at Fort A.P. Hill

Soldiers with the 1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion perform maintenance on Apache helicopters at Fort A.P. Hill, VA, April 6, 2016, to ensure that flight crews can complete aerial gunnery qualifications. (Video by Marine Lance Cpl. Garett Burns)

1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion Perform Maintenance on Apache Helicopters at Fort A.P. Hill. (Video)

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2nd Annual Run for the Fallen

Run enthusiasts converged at Fort A.P. Hill for the annual Run for the Fallen 5K Fun Run/Walk, May 13. The run is hosted by the installation’s Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff each year to pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation.

2nd Annual Run for the Fallen photo album

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Police Unity Tour 2016

Pausing for a quick break at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, some 300 cyclists from across the nation embarked on a 250-mile trek from Portsmouth, Virginia, to the Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2016. Organized in May 1997, the annual Police Unity Ride Tour is part of a nationwide effort to honor and raise awareness of those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Photos by David San Miguel

Police Unity Tour on Fort A.P. Hill Photo Album

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Photos of LTC David A. Meyer’s promotion

Photos of LTC David A. Meyer’s promotion to “full bird” colonel. Angela Meyer joined MG Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters – National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, to pin on her husband’s … Continue reading

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Fort A.P. Hill Celebrates 75 years of Army Strength.

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Fort A.P. Hill’s 75th Anniversary will be held on Saturday, June 11th 2016. The Post will be open to the public. Events such as the 241st Army birthday 5K/10K, Fort A.P. Hill and Caroline County historical exhibits, the US Army Drill Team and walking tours of Delos (Rare event!)  will be conducted throughout the day. See flyers for specific time and place.

Please take a few hours to spend our 75th Anniversary with us. If you have questions about the 241st Army Birthday Run, please call (804) 633-8219. If you have questions about the exhibits, Army Drill Team or walking tours, please contact (804) 633-8255 with questions.

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New Fort A.P. Hill F&MWR bulletin

This is our new monthly Family & MWR news bulletin for May 2016. Make sure you Keep up with what we are doing here at Fort A.P. Hill Family & MWR.

A.P. HILL MAY 2016 Family and MWR Bulletin

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D.C. National Guard Soldiers get ready for National Marksmanship Competition

Story by Sgt. Jennifer Amo, 715th Public Affairs Detachment
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spc. Arsham Orami fills his magazine clip during marksmanship competition training at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., from April 8-10, 2016. District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers completed strenuous training to prepare for the 45th Annual Winston P. Wilson Marksmanship Competition later this month in Arkansas. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jennifer Amo/Released)
Spc. Arsham Orami fills his magazine clip during marksmanship competition training at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., from April 8-10, 2016. District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers completed strenuous training to prepare for the 45th Annual Winston P. Wilson Marksmanship Competition later this month in Arkansas. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jennifer Amo/Released)

FORT A.P. HILL, Va. (April 8-10, 2016) – Steady position, proper aim, breathing, and trigger squeeze describe the four fundamentals of marksmanship. However, it takes a lot more to be competitive in a national tournament. It takes dedication and camaraderie to persevere through the trials of training and competition.

The District of Columbia National Guard Marksmanship team battled blustering winds and snow showers during the last series of training at Fort A.P. Hill before they compete in the Winston P. Wilson Rifle and Pistol Championship in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in late April.

“This year, the team has been training since January for the National competition and I am really surprised at the progress that the team has made since our first firing order and the state competition,” said Sgt. 1st Class Robert Bandy, state marksmanship coordinator.

“I have seen a lot of good things especially in terms of rifle marksmanship, tight shot groups, shooting the advance combat optical gunsight and everyone hitting targets from 100-800 meters,” said Bandy. “I expect everyone to do really well at nationals.”

Sgt. Francois Alfred,  said this rigorous training is necessary because it shows the physical and mental demands placed on the shooters during the national competition.

D.C. National Guard Soldiers get ready for National Marksmanship Competition
2nd Lt. Malik Jenkins-Bey (right) instructs Sgt. Francois Alfred (left) on the usage of advance combat optical gunsight during marksmanship competition training at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., from April 8-10, 2016. District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers completed strenuous training to prepare for the 45th Annual Winston P. Wilson Marksmanship Competition later this month in Arkansas. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jennifer Amo/Released)

Soldiers dealt with three days of shooting with rifles and pistols, to running towers and acting as range safety officers while doing ammunition duty at the wee hours of night.

Sgt. Eugenia Hughes and Spc. Simeon Brown, veterans of the marksmanship team, help to train Soldiers for the upcoming rigors of the national competition and gain invaluable experience running different aspects of their training.

“You get this huge training value and when you go, you get to shoot alongside subject matter experts and make lifelong connections,” Brown said.

D.C. National Guard Soldiers get ready for National Marksmanship Competition
Sgt. Derrick Carter, a veteran of the District of Columbia National Guard Marksmanship team, fires a rifle during a small arms marksmanship training held April 8-10 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers completed strenuous training to prepare for the 45th Annual Winston P. Wilson Marksmanship Competition later this month in Arkansas. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jennifer Amo/Released)

Advance marksmanship training not only helps individual Soldiers but these skills can be transferable to unit training with learning how to conduct ranges and helping Soldiers with basic qualifications on rifles, Bandy said.

2nd Lt. Malik Jenkins-Bey said, competitions such as these help to develop the next set of leaders because its builds camaraderie and teamwork with the different aspects involved in the difficult nature of planning, conducting and participating in a national competition.

“See a need, fill need” is the motto of the program with every Soldier helping to foster a better environment for future Soldiers of the program.

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