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Fort AP Hill Army Base - Bowling Green, VA

 

 

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Tomorrow is the last day to register for the MGM National Harbor Casino trip on Saturday! Call Outdoor Recreation at (804)633-8244 to reserve your space. #ArmyMWR

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We are celebrating Ice Cream Day at Downtime Zone today from 12:00-2:00PM! Join us for the perfect summer treat! #ArmyMWR

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Beginning October 2020, Soldiers will be required to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test.

Do you know the six events?

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Will you be running? #ArmyStrong

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#DYK the #MedalofHonor, the nation's highest medal for valor in combat, was established 156 years ago?

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Back by popular demand, our #fortaphill Outdoor Recreation team will be making another trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino! Space is limited, so be sure to register soon. Deadline to register is July 18th. #ArmyMWR

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Heat Category 4 -- Wet Bulb Reading 88.5°F.

Fort A.P. Hill welcomed a new employee today when garrison commander Lt. Col. Michael E. Gates swore in Reginald Upchurch at the garrison headquarters. Upchurch will work for the Directorate of Emergency Services. Fort A.P. Hill Deputy to the Garrison Commander Stephen P. Bickel also presented the Army Civilian Corps Creed.

U.S. Army photos by USAG Fort A.P. Hill Public Affairs

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“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” Gen. George S. Patton

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Soldiers from the Commander in Chief's Guard, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participated in a squad live-fire range at Fort Fort A.P. Hill, June 22, 2018. The squad live fire was a chance for the Soldiers to hone their infantry skills.

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U.S. Army leaders launched the subterranean effort last fall, tasking the Asymmetric Warfare Group with developing a training program. The unit spent October-January at Fort A.P. Hill developing the tactics, techniques and procedures, or TTPs, units will need to fight in this environment.

#USArmy Soldiers assigned to Virginia National Guard 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct annual training June 15, 2018, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.

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The Presidential Salute Battery from One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard) will fire a 50 gun Salute to the Nation at 12 p.m. on Whipple Field, @JJoint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Va in honor of #IndependenceDay. (U.S. Army video by SPC Roderick Evans)

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It's going to be very hot and humid today. Be mindful of the heat, drink plenty of water and try to limit your time outdoors and in the sun. Watch for signs of heat injury: dizziness, weakness, headache, nausea, unsteady walks, muscle cramps.

In order to increase the skills, abilities and lethality of new Infantry Soldiers before they are sent to their first unit, the #USArmy will increase their initial training at US Army Fort Benning from 14 to 22 weeks.

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Our friends from the Military District of Washington posted photos from the Fort A.P. Hill Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremony here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mdw_events/albums/72157698344221085

We've posted a few more photos from the June 22 #fortaphill change of command and change of responsibility ceremony. Check them out here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fortaphill/albums/72157670510800568

#fortaphill Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Michael E. Gates swears in new employees, Brian Hershey, Margaret Fake, David Ford, Harold Hinnant and Chad Chenault. Deputy Stephen P. Bickel presented them with the Army Civilian Corps Creed. Welcome to the #Army!

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The U.S. Army Vision is the Secretary of the Army's and Chief of Staff's guidance for building a lethal army to meet the nation's needs over the next ten years. The Army of 2028 will be ready to deploy, fight and win decisively, against any adversary, in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict. #fortaphill #ArmyVision #USArmy

Fort A.P. Hill has a new command team

FORT A.P. HILL, Virginia - Lt. Col. Michael E. Gates took command of U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill during a brief ceremony today at Ambrose Physical Fitness center here. He succeeds Lt. Col. Andrew Q. Jordan who commanded A.P. Hill for the last two years.

Gates is a Special Forces officer who grew up in Botetourt County, Virginia. He comes to Fort A.P. Hill from Special Operations Command-Africa in Stuttgart, Germany.

Jordan, also a Special Forces officer, departs Fort A.P. Hill for an assignment at Special Operations Command-Central in Tampa.

Joining Gates on the A.P. Hill command team is Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph E. Reilly. He has served in communications and Civil Affairs during his Army career.

Reilly succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. Robert L. Parker II, a career Military Police Soldier, who moves on to be the command sergeant major at USAG White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Before today's change of command ceremony, Mr. Davis D. Tindoll Jr. Director Installation Management Command Sustainment Directorate presented Jordan and Parker with the Legion of Merit for their exemplary service leading Fort A.P. Hill.

U.S. Army photos by USAG Fort A.P. Hill Public Affairs

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Today's #fortaphill Change of Command will be held in Ambrose Fitness Center.

More than 150 photos from the 2018 Ordnance Crucible - #EOD Team of the Year Assessment on the #71EODRaptors Flickr page. There you will find photos from the events, held at #fortaphill; as well as photos from the closing ceremony, digital tour, and reception, held at U.S. Army #fortlee.

Please like and share this post so that we can ensure all those who participated in the event or were unable to attend have an opportunity to see how the event unfolded.

276th Engineer Battalion training with the M203A2 grenade launcher on #fortaphill. #USArmy

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229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th IBCT real world training on #fortaphill. Hooah!

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Enjoy a quick afternoon workout tomorrow at 4:45PM in the Racquetball Court of Ambrose Fitness Center! #ArmyMWR

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