183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — It was “Zero Day” of Air Assault School, Aug. 7, 2018, and for most of the 270 Soldiers gathered at Fort Pickett, their reason for being there was simple: They wanted to prove something. “I’m here to prove myself and to show them that a nerd can do it,” said Spc. Frederick Roddy, a cyber operations […]

    Air Assault & Pathfinder Schools held at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — It was “Zero Day” of Air Assault School, Aug. 7, 2018, and for most of the 270 Soldiers gathered at Fort Pickett, their reason for being there was simple: They wanted to prove something. “I’m here to prove myself and to show them that a nerd can do it,” said Spc. Frederick Roddy, a cyber operations […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard welcomed 14 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 60 and 61B Aug. 25, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Class 60 was the traditional OCS program that runs nearly two years and taught by a cadre from the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional […]

    Virginia Army National Guard welcomes 14 new lieutenants

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard welcomed 14 new lieutenants to its ranks with the commissioning of Officer Candidate School Class 60 and 61B Aug. 25, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Class 60 was the traditional OCS program that runs nearly two years and taught by a cadre from the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Fort Pickett-based Warrant Officer Candidate School, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute is hosting a Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course Aug. 24-26, 2018. Any Soldier E-4 and above, or Aviation Candidates of any rank, can attend Pre-WOC in lieu of unit drill with prior approval by their unit. Enrollment can be completed through ATRRS using school code […]

    Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course scheduled for Aug. 24-26

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Fort Pickett-based Warrant Officer Candidate School, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute is hosting a Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course Aug. 24-26, 2018. Any Soldier E-4 and above, or Aviation Candidates of any rank, can attend Pre-WOC in lieu of unit drill with prior approval by their unit. Enrollment can be completed through ATRRS using school code […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The following Virginia Army National Guard officers have been selected for command, according to a July 18, 2018, release from the Virginia Army National Guard personnel office: – Lt. Col. Kurt Kobernik will command the Fort PIckett-based Virginia Army National Guard Recruting and Retention Battalion – Maj. Lyndsey Hodgkins will command the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil […]

    Virginia Army National Guard command selections announced

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The following Virginia Army National Guard officers have been selected for command, according to a July 18, 2018, release from the Virginia Army National Guard personnel office: – Lt. Col. Kurt Kobernik will command the Fort PIckett-based Virginia Army National Guard Recruting and Retention Battalion – Maj. Lyndsey Hodgkins will command the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Sixty-four Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participated in this year’s Adjutant General’s State Pistol Match, held June 22-24, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The event, hosted by the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, had shooters split into 16 teams of four to test their marksmanship skills against some of the best shooters in the state […]

    Virginia Soldiers, Airmen awarded for marksmanship excellence 

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Sixty-four Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participated in this year’s Adjutant General’s State Pistol Match, held June 22-24, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The event, hosted by the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, had shooters split into 16 teams of four to test their marksmanship skills against some of the best shooters in the state […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Col. Todd Hubbard took command of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute from Col. James A. Zollar June 24, 2018, in a traditional change of command ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Assistant Adjutant General – Army for the Virginia National Guard, presided over the guidon exchange that signified the transfer […]

    Hubbard takes command of 183rd RTI

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Col. Todd Hubbard took command of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute from Col. James A. Zollar June 24, 2018, in a traditional change of command ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Assistant Adjutant General – Army for the Virginia National Guard, presided over the guidon exchange that signified the transfer […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The third and final phase of reserve component Warrant Officer Candidate School brings together National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve candidates from across the nation for two weeks of training. In April, Virginia’s candidates joined 40 of their peers at Fort McClellan in Alabama where they distinguished themselves as some of the best in the nation. […]

    Virginia warrant officers take top honors at final WOCS phase

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The third and final phase of reserve component Warrant Officer Candidate School brings together National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve candidates from across the nation for two weeks of training. In April, Virginia’s candidates joined 40 of their peers at Fort McClellan in Alabama where they distinguished themselves as some of the best in the nation. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officer candidates from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., spent a long weekend in May preparing for the third and final phase of Officer Candidate School during a regional Field Level Exercise held May 4-6, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The training, hosted by 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, brought 29 candidates […]

    Officer candidates prep for final phase of OCS

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officer candidates from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., spent a long weekend in May preparing for the third and final phase of Officer Candidate School during a regional Field Level Exercise held May 4-6, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The training, hosted by 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, brought 29 candidates […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard welcomed four newly-commissioned second lieutenants to its ranks April 29, 2018, during a commissioning ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The new lieutenants were all graduates of the Virginia National Guard’s Officer Candidate School Class 61A. “These four new officers have made a life decision,” said Lt. Col. Robert Fitch, commander of […]

    Virginia National Guard commissions four new officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard welcomed four newly-commissioned second lieutenants to its ranks April 29, 2018, during a commissioning ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The new lieutenants were all graduates of the Virginia National Guard’s Officer Candidate School Class 61A. “These four new officers have made a life decision,” said Lt. Col. Robert Fitch, commander of […]

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  • NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized the top company-level units in the Virginia Army National Guard for high levels of readiness at the second annual Virginia Military Ball April 28, 2018, in Norfolk, Virginia. Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen were also recognized at an awards reception before the ball, as were Army units earning the Excellence in Training […]

    Top Virginia National Guard units, individuals recognized at Virginia Military Ball

    NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized the top company-level units in the Virginia Army National Guard for high levels of readiness at the second annual Virginia Military Ball April 28, 2018, in Norfolk, Virginia. Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen were also recognized at an awards reception before the ball, as were Army units earning the Excellence in Training […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — “Conducting a full raid on a village with a helicopter, that’s hard to beat,” said Sgt. Dexter Whitten, an Indiana National Guardsman enrolled in the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute’s Infantry Advanced Leaders Course. Together with more than 30 of his classmates, Whitten watched as four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters approached March 19, 2018, and landed […]

    National Guard infantrymen complete final challenge of ALC

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — “Conducting a full raid on a village with a helicopter, that’s hard to beat,” said Sgt. Dexter Whitten, an Indiana National Guardsman enrolled in the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute’s Infantry Advanced Leaders Course. Together with more than 30 of his classmates, Whitten watched as four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters approached March 19, 2018, and landed […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — More than 200 shooters competed in the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 11-18, 2018, including four Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard. The competition, commonly referred to as the “All-Army” match, including active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from across the country, divided into 37 teams. […]

    Virginia marksmen earn honors at national marksmanship match

    SANDSTON, Va. — More than 200 shooters competed in the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 11-18, 2018, including four Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard. The competition, commonly referred to as the “All-Army” match, including active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from across the country, divided into 37 teams. […]

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  • MECHANICSVILLE- Va. — Warrant Officer Candidates assigned to Class 18-001 of the Virginia National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, taught at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, linked up with a crew from Hanover Habitat for Humanity, Feb. 24, 2018, to complete a community project in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Each WOCS class must plan and execute a community […]

    WOCs team up with Hanover Habitat for Humanity for outreach project

    MECHANICSVILLE- Va. — Warrant Officer Candidates assigned to Class 18-001 of the Virginia National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, taught at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, linked up with a crew from Hanover Habitat for Humanity, Feb. 24, 2018, to complete a community project in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Each WOCS class must plan and execute a community […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Instructors assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught Virginia’s first-ever Crew-Served Weapons Course Sept. 11-15, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Twenty-eight Soldiers from units across the state attended the course, which focused on the M249 light machine gun and the M240B machine gun while aiming to improve machine gun proficiency across the force.  “It’s […]

    Virginia hosts first Crew-Served Weapons Course at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Instructors assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught Virginia’s first-ever Crew-Served Weapons Course Sept. 11-15, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Twenty-eight Soldiers from units across the state attended the course, which focused on the M249 light machine gun and the M240B machine gun while aiming to improve machine gun proficiency across the force.  “It’s […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A group of 14 Soldiers and Airmen participated in a regional marksmanship match Aug. 25-27, 2017, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The match included shooters from two regions – Marksmanship Advisory Council Region I and II – and included approximately 120 shooters.  “These matches…provide the opportunity for Soldiers and Airmen to practice and improve their skills beyond the […]

    Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen shoot at regional match

    SANDSTON, Va. — A group of 14 Soldiers and Airmen participated in a regional marksmanship match Aug. 25-27, 2017, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The match included shooters from two regions – Marksmanship Advisory Council Region I and II – and included approximately 120 shooters.  “These matches…provide the opportunity for Soldiers and Airmen to practice and improve their skills beyond the […]

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  • FAKHRABAD, Tajikistan – In conjunction with U.S. Central Command’s Regional Cooperation 2017’s command-post exercise held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard and Tajikistan military conducted a field training exercise, July 17-21, 2017, in Fakhrabad air base, Tajikistan. Hosted by Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense, RC 17 is a U.S. led exercise that focuses on counterterrorism, border security […]

    U.S., Tajik military conduct joint field training

    FAKHRABAD, Tajikistan – In conjunction with U.S. Central Command’s Regional Cooperation 2017’s command-post exercise held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard and Tajikistan military conducted a field training exercise, July 17-21, 2017, in Fakhrabad air base, Tajikistan. Hosted by Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense, RC 17 is a U.S. led exercise that focuses on counterterrorism, border security […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — It was a historic year of firsts for the Virginia National Guard’s Adjutant General’s Pistol Match, held June 23-25, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. A record-setting 72 shooters, from both the Army and Air National Guard, turned up to test their marksmanship skills against some of the best shooters in the state. For the first time […]

    183rd RTI hosts historic pistol match at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — It was a historic year of firsts for the Virginia National Guard’s Adjutant General’s Pistol Match, held June 23-25, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. A record-setting 72 shooters, from both the Army and Air National Guard, turned up to test their marksmanship skills against some of the best shooters in the state. For the first time […]

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  • FORT PICKET, Va. — After five grueling days, 26 active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers earned their rappel master certification after completing the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, taught by Soldiers of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute June 5-9, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The course teaches Soldiers how to tie knots used during rappelling and […]

    Virginia National Guard certifies 26 new rappel masters

    FORT PICKET, Va. — After five grueling days, 26 active duty, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers earned their rappel master certification after completing the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, taught by Soldiers of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute June 5-9, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The course teaches Soldiers how to tie knots used during rappelling and […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers, Airmen awarded for rifle marksmanship excellence

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received awards for their outstanding performance during the Adjutant General’s 2017 Rifle Match May 21, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Sixty-five participants competed in a variety of individual and team events May 19-20, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute. The state-level competition included events such […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Officer Candidate School Class 60A was dressed to impress at their graduation and commissioning ceremony April 22, 2017, in the auditorium of Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. “As Virginia OCS alumni, we expect your very best always,” said Lt. Col. Craig C.Worsham, commander of Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, […]

    Virginia Guard OCS commissions new officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Officer Candidate School Class 60A was dressed to impress at their graduation and commissioning ceremony April 22, 2017, in the auditorium of Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. “As Virginia OCS alumni, we expect your very best always,” said Lt. Col. Craig C.Worsham, commander of Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, […]

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