116th IBCT Headquarters recognized for federal active duty in Kosovo
230305-Z-BN267-1010.JPG Photo By: Cotton Puryear

Staunton, Virginia - Maj. Gen. John M. Rhodes, 29th Infantry Division commanding general, presents the Governor’s National Service Medal to Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Headquarters March 5, 2023, in Staunton, Virginia, to recognize their federal active duty in Kosovo. Soldiers returned to Virginia in November 2022 after serving as the mission command headquarters for NATO Kosovo Force Regional Command-East since March 2022. As the multi-national brigade assigned to RC - East, the 116th commanded more than 1,000 personnel from 10 different nations to maintain a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement throughout Kosovo. Delegates David Reid and Ellen Campbell were also on hand to thank Soldiers for their service. Read more about their mission on va.ng.mil at https://ngpa.us/24352. (U.S. National Guard photo by Cotton Puryear)


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