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

“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.” Continue reading

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Fort A.P. Hill hosts the 2016 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year competition

Six EOD teams from across the Army will rally to compete in this championship event that will test the soldiers’ technical and tactical knowledge as well as their ability to perform important war-fighting munitions handling and disposal functions under challenging conditions. Continue reading

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Antiterrorism efforts are everyone’s responsibility, always

“The only way to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover collectively and as individuals when faced with a hostile situation is to know what to watch for, and how to respond,” Continue reading

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Aiming for a higher caliber: Developing future weapon systems for Marine Corps snipers

“To be able to equip Marines with a weapon system that neutralizes threats in a higher caliber magnum cartridge would essentially save lives on the battlefield.” Continue reading

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Fort A.P. Hill FMWR Flyer, August Edition.

The Fort A.P. Hill – Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation August flyer is here! Check out this issue for all things F&MWR on Fort A.P. Hill with events in the local community.  Don’t for get to watch for your … Continue reading

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Calling in backup; 2/8 Fox Co. trains for embassy reinforcement

“If there is any civil unrest in the area or if there is any danger of an embassy to be overrun or anything of that sort, we get sent in to reinforce it, to beef it up,” said Cpl. Charles White, a squad leader with the unit. “We train for any situation that may come up such as riots, mass casualties or shooters.” Continue reading

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Fuel for thought: Like food for Soldiers, fuel for vehicles just as important

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 FORT A.P. HILL, Virginia. – In a 25-square-foot laboratory, three Army Reserve Soldiers of the 475th Quartermaster Group test fuel quality used by vehicles in the 2016 Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise here. As water is an … Continue reading

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