OFFICE OF THE
ADJUTANT GENERAL OF
VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD
BUILDING 316, FORT PICKETT
BLACKSTONE, VIRGINIA 23824-6316
RELEASE 2003 - 37 28 August, 2003
UNITS OF 1st BATTALION, 116th INFANTRY TO CONDUCT OPEN HOUSE
ROANOKE, Va. - Members of the news media are invited to cover the 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry open house on September 6, 2003. The open house will take place at the Virginia National Guard Armory in Roanoke. The armory is located at 32 Reserve Ave. in Roanoke. The open house, which is open to the public, will take place from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. The open house will include various displays, demonstrations and training activities. The purpose of the open house is to familiarize the public with the Virginia Army National Guard. Soldiers from Roanoke, Pulaski, Bedford, Clifton Forge, Christiansburg, Radford, and Richmond will be participating in this event.
A highlight of the open house will be soldiers rappelling from a Virginia Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Rappelling will take place at the River's Edge sports complex which is a short distance from the National Guard armory on Reserve Ave. The rappelling is scheduled to take place between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Members of the media desiring to be on board the aircraft during the rappelling must contact Lt. Col. Chester Carter at telephone 434 298 6107 or e-mail email@example.com and provide name, date of birth, social security number, and news agency no later than September 3, 2003.
For additional information regarding the open house please contact Lt. Col. Fred Doyle, Capt. Allen Carter, or Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Anthony Price at 540-857-7028.
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For Additional Information Contact:
CHESTER C CARTER III
Lieutenant Colonel, Va. Army National Guard
Public Affairs Officer
Commercial: 434.298.6107 DSN 438.6107
Fax: 434.298.6303 DSN 438.6303
Virginia National Guard Web Site: http://www.virginiaguard.com