Jordan discusses installation’s training opportunities

LTC Andrew Q. Jordan, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort A.P. Hill, and CSM Robert L. Parker II, are interviewed by Drew Brooks of the Fayetteville Observer. Brooks was here to cover the Fort Bragg-based 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade undergoing aerial gunnery and live fire training here. 

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Quarterly Awards Ceremony, Oct. 18, 2016

 

LTC Andrew Q. Jordan, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, #fortaphill, and his leadership team hosted the installation’s quarterly awards ceremony, Oct. 18.  The installation workforce gathered at the Training Support Center and joined in recognizing some 50 employees for time in service, meritorious achievement and dedication to the installation’s mission. #Hooah! #ArmyStrong

Quarterly Awards Ceremony

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Fort A.P. Hill to host VA National Guard unit transformation ceremony

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SANDSTON, Virginia — The Virginia National Guard’s Fredericksburg-based 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion will return to its engineer roots with a ceremony to mark its transformation to the 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion at 11 a.m., Oct. 15, at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia. The transformation is part of the U. S. Army’s reorganization of brigade combat teams to provide more engineer capabilities.

“We’re excited to gain the 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion designation,” said Lt. Col. Charles B. Martin, Jr., battalion commander. “The 229th Engineer Battalion has such a proud engineer heritage within the Virginia Army National Guard, and it is where I began my officer career as a platoon leader. I know that our Soldiers today will carry on the proud tradition of the 229th Engineer Battalion as we transform.”

The Fredericksburg unit traces its lineage and honors to 1858 and its service as a militia unit in the Army of Northern Virginia, explained Capt. W. Chandler Pearson, battalion operations officer. In 1985, the 229th Engineer Battalion was formed, and units in the battalion saw multiple overseas deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. The 229th was reorganized in 2005 to the 116th BSTB in an Army-wide reorganization of brigade combat teams.

The battalion’s current structure has Company A, a combat engineer company; Company B, a military intelligence company; and Company C, a signal company. With the transformation, the military intelligence company will be redesigned as Company D, and an additional engineer company will be added as Company B. The transformation also brings a forward support company that provides sustainment support like transportation, maintenance and food service.

The 189th Engineer Company, which will be inactivated, was reassigned from the 276th Engineer Battalion to the 116th last year, and those Soldiers will form the core of Company B.

“Both companies are similar, but ultimately provide different specialized capabilities,” Pearson said. “Company A will have a larger section of combat engineers and Company B will have a route clearance platoon. These additions enable the BEB to more adequately support the brigade commander’s intent and provide mobility, counter-mobility and survivability to units on the battlefield.”

Most of the battalion is headquartered in Fredericksburg with the military intelligence company stationed in Manassas and the new engineer company based in Bowling Green.

For more information, please contact Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard state public affairs officer, at ngva.pao@mail.mil or 804-539-1451.

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New vs. Old Fort A.P. Hill videos

Current U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill Hooah! video

Old (legacy) U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill Hooah! video

Which do you like best?

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Army announces winners of the 2016 Best Warrior Competition

by David San Miguel

Fort A.P. Hill congratulates Spc. Robert D. Miller and Sgt. 1st Class Joshua A. Moeller upon their selection as the winners of the 2016 Best Warrior Competition.  The announcement was made today during the Association of U.S. Army Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

Miller, who was selected as the Soldier of the Year, hails from Clarksville, Tennessee, and is assigned as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist with the 74th Ordnance Company (EOD) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Moeller earned top honors as the Non-commissioned Officer of the Year. A native of Riverside, California, he is stationed with the U.S. Army Reserve Command’s 95th Division (Initial Training), 108th Training Command, where he serves as a cavalry scout.

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Fort A.P. Hill hosted the 2016 EOD Team of the Year competition.

Fort A.P. Hill hosted the third annual Ordnance Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year Competition Sept. 12-16. Read more…

2016 Ordnance Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year Competition

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Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors approve Outdoor Lighting Ordinance

Sept. 13, 2016
David San Miguel

LTC Andrew Q. Jordan, garrison commander, USAG Fort A.P. Hill, addresses the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors and discusses the benefits of a lighting ordinance to help preserve dark skies. According to Jordan, reducing the effects of light pollution allows military forces to train here as they would fight at night and allow them to take full advantage of night optics and sensors. After a brief discussion, the ordinance was unanimously approved.

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