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Members of the 53rd Special Troops Battalion launch an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Camp Blanding. the 2-116th Field Artillery Battalion live fire the Howitzers.


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This work, FLNG News Brief 17 Aug 2012, by A J Artley, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.15.2012

Date Posted:08.17.2012 5:45PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:152232

VIRIN:120815-A-#####-951

Filename:DOD_100468684

Length:00:03:48

Location:CAMP BLANDING, FL, USGlobe

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  • Soldiers from across the Commonwealth mobilized for federal active duty June 1 under the command of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry, 116th Brigade Combat Team with units in Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach as well as Christiansburg and Fredericksburg. Task Force 183 was the largest single unit mobilization since World War II, and the Soldiers arrived in Iraq in early August 2011 to provide convoy security and based defense support in Iraq. More than 1,100 Virginia National Guard Soldiers returned from duty in Iraq in December with welcome home ceremonies conducted at home armories starting Dec. 8. The last large group welcome home for Task Force 183 was held Dec. 19 in Portsmouth.

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Maj. Christopher Doss - 
Commander, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion
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Capt. Chris Durham - 
Commander, Co. A, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion
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Capt. Luke Mcfarlan - Commander, Co. D, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Reg.
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Spc. Kyle Sumners & Ashley Staggs - returning Soldier & girlfriend
  • Family, friends and members of the community welcome home about 120 Soldiers from the Fredericksburg-based Company A, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team Dec. 18 as they returned to Virginia after serving in Iraq since August 2011. The Soldiers are part of a group of about 825 Soldiers from across the commonwealth who mobilized June 1 for duty in Iraq as Task Force 183 under the command of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment. Approximately 1,100 Virginia National Guard Soldiers are scheduled to return from Iraq in December. After those 1,100 Soldiers have returned, about 260 Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen will still be on federal active duty in Afghanistan and other locations across the world. (Video by Staff Sgt. Terra C. Gatti, Virginia Guard Public Affairs)

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