29th Infantry Division (Light) Artillery.The 29th Infantry Division (Light) Artillery, Militia Thunder, Virginia Army National Guard The introduction to this article may be too long. Please help improve the introduction by moving some material from it into the body of the article according to the suggestions at , is headquartered in Sandston, Virginia, and has units located in three states: 1-246 FA, E/111 FA and the 129th FA Detachment in Virginia; 2-110 FA in Maryland; and 1-101 FA in Massachusetts.
Every unit within the 29th Division Artillery has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom
OIF Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (French: International Organization of Francophonie)
OIF Office for Intellectual Freedom (American Library Association) ). Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Noble Eagle Operation Noble Eagle is the U.S. military operational designator to the military's efforts in the War on Terrorism that were carried out on US soil. The operation began September 14, 2001, in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, and continues to the time of this writing. in the past 18 months.
Redlegs of 2-110 FA, 1-246 FA, HHB Division Artillery and E/111 FA were among the first assigned Operation Noble Eagle force protection missions at Forts Myer and Belvior; Virginia; Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; and Fort McNair, Washington, DC. In addition, they protected the Pentagon and many airports on the eastern seaboard. Upon demobilization de·mo·bil·ize
tr.v. de·mo·bil·ized, de·mo·bil·iz·ing, de·mo·bil·iz·es
1. To discharge from military service or use.
2. To disband (troops). of the initial 29th Division Artillery elements, 1-101 FA was tasked to provide fire support and target acquisition support to the 42d Division for deployment to OIF as well as to provide M102 howitzer sections to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for school training support.
129 FA Detachment is preparing to deploy in support of OIF. Additionally, the 29th Division Artillery has provided Soldiers to train the Afghan Army and support the Guantanamo Bay mission in Cuba this past year.
During this time of mobilizations, the training tempo has remained high with participation in the 29th Infantry Division Warfighter Exercise as well as providing higher command support for the 28th Infantry Division's Warfighter Exercise.
2-110 FA and 1-246 FA conducted reintegration reintegration /re·in·te·gra·tion/ (-in-te-gra´shun)
1. biological integration after a state of disruption.
2. restoration of harmonious mental function after disintegration of the personality in mental illness. training before being released from active duty to hone artillery skills as they resumed their direct support missions to the 29th Infantry Division. Equipment upgrades to the units continued during deployments, to include the fielding of gun-laying and positioning system (GLPS GLPS Good Laboratory Practices Standards (US EPA)
GLPS Gun Laying and Positioning System
GLPS Group for Legal and Political Studies (Kosovo) ), single-channel ground and airborne radio system (SINC-GARS), and initial fire support automation system (IFSAS IFSAS Initial Fire Support Automated System
IFSAS Interim Fire Support Automation System ) version upgrades.
The M102 howitzers of the 29th Division Artillery remain ready to fire. Militia Thunder!