1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Archive

  • FORT STORY, Va. — Rappel masters of the Fort Pickett-based 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute helped candidates from the Commonwealth ChalleNGe rappel down a 40-foot tower April 8, 2017, at Fort Story, Virginia. Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a five and a half month residential program which focuses on preparing […]

    Rappel masters help ChalleNGe cadets overcome fears

    FORT STORY, Va. — Rappel masters of the Fort Pickett-based 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute helped candidates from the Commonwealth ChalleNGe rappel down a 40-foot tower April 8, 2017, at Fort Story, Virginia. Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a five and a half month residential program which focuses on preparing […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 29, 2017, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: Maj. Dennis M. Rohler will succeed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Lutz as the commander […]

    Va. Army Guard 2017 battalion command selections announced

    SANDSTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 29, 2017, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: Maj. Dennis M. Rohler will succeed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Lutz as the commander […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute has been awarded “Institute of Excellence” status by U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and evaluated as full accredited, according to a memorandum dated Nov. 9, 2016, from Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of TRADOC. “HQ TRADOC recognizes the dedication and hard work of all […]

    183rd RTI earns “Institute of Excellence” status from TRADOC evaluation

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute has been awarded “Institute of Excellence” status by U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and evaluated as full accredited, according to a memorandum dated Nov. 9, 2016, from Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of TRADOC. “HQ TRADOC recognizes the dedication and hard work of all […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute demonstrated their capabilities during an open house Sept. 24, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. RTI’s mission is to provide transition training in the infantry, transportation and military police career management fields as directed by the One Army School System, as well as […]

    183rd RTI hosts open house, demonstrates capabilities

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute demonstrated their capabilities during an open house Sept. 24, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. RTI’s mission is to provide transition training in the infantry, transportation and military police career management fields as directed by the One Army School System, as well as […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Rappel masters and instructors from the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute conducted the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, Aug. 24-28, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. The course started with 16 rappel master hopefuls and certified seven at the end of the five-day course. “They ensure everybody’s safety,” said Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Perry, one […]

    Virginia Guard schoolhouse certifies new rappel masters

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Rappel masters and instructors from the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute conducted the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course, Aug. 24-28, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. The course started with 16 rappel master hopefuls and certified seven at the end of the five-day course. “They ensure everybody’s safety,” said Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Perry, one […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – At the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, cadre and staff hosted two classes concurrently for the first two weeks of May. Both the 11B Infantry Transition Course, which takes Soldiers from different backgrounds and military occupational specialties and forges them into infantrymen, and the Light Leader Course, a rugged […]

    Va. Guard RTI builds infantry skills at basic, advanced level

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – At the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, cadre and staff hosted two classes concurrently for the first two weeks of May. Both the 11B Infantry Transition Course, which takes Soldiers from different backgrounds and military occupational specialties and forges them into infantrymen, and the Light Leader Course, a rugged […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 4, 2015, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Matthew Lutz will take command of the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. […]

    New Va. Army Guard battalion command selections announced

    SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 4, 2015, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard: – Lt. Col. Matthew Lutz will take command of the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Army National Guard Soldiers from several states came together March 9-22, 2014, to become mortarmen at the 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman course at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The six Soldiers enrolled in the course came from states including Virginia, Kentucky, Hawaii, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. “The fundamentals of the course are teaching them […]

    National Guard Soldiers learn mortarman skills, earn 11C MOS

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Army National Guard Soldiers from several states came together March 9-22, 2014, to become mortarmen at the 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman course at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The six Soldiers enrolled in the course came from states including Virginia, Kentucky, Hawaii, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. “The fundamentals of the course are teaching them […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute has been declared an “Institute of Excellence” following an accreditation process conducted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The schoolhouse earned an overall score of 98 percent, marking it as one of the best U.S. Army learning centers in the nation. “HQ TRADOC recognizes the […]

    Virginia Guard schoolhouse named Institute of Excellence

    SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute has been declared an “Institute of Excellence” following an accreditation process conducted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The schoolhouse earned an overall score of 98 percent, marking it as one of the best U.S. Army learning centers in the nation. “HQ TRADOC recognizes the […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught the Infantryman’s Advanced Leader Course for the first time to a class of 13 infantrymen. The course was held Aug. 3-17, 2013, and included National Guard Soldiers from Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, as well as one Soldier from the U.S. Army Reserve. The course combines doctrinal […]

    National Guard, Reserve Soldiers learn advanced infantry skills

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught the Infantryman’s Advanced Leader Course for the first time to a class of 13 infantrymen. The course was held Aug. 3-17, 2013, and included National Guard Soldiers from Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, as well as one Soldier from the U.S. Army Reserve. The course combines doctrinal […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted Expert Infantryman Badge testing June 10-14, 2013, at Fort Pickett, Va. Of the 110 Soldiers that began the testing, three made it to the final 12-mile timed ruck march on June 14. After successfully completing the final task, 1st Lt. Sean Gramm of 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Sgt. […]

    116th IBCT conducts Expert Infantryman Badge testing

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted Expert Infantryman Badge testing June 10-14, 2013, at Fort Pickett, Va. Of the 110 Soldiers that began the testing, three made it to the final 12-mile timed ruck march on June 14. After successfully completing the final task, 1st Lt. Sean Gramm of 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Sgt. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 55 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed in the Adjutant General’s Rifle Match May 17-19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. Hosted by the Virginia National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, the top six finishers in the three-day event will go on to represent the Virginia Army National Guard at the regional rifle […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers compete in 2013 Adjutant General’s Rifle Match

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 55 Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from around the state competed in the Adjutant General’s Rifle Match May 17-19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. Hosted by the Virginia National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, the top six finishers in the three-day event will go on to represent the Virginia Army National Guard at the regional rifle […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Instructors and rappel masters from the Virginia Guard’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course Sept. 24-28 at the RTI with a starting class of 26 Soldiers from around the nation. “The point of the rappel master course is essentially to advance the techniques that they learned from air assault school,” […]

    Virginia Guard’s 183rd RTI trains new rappel masters

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Instructors and rappel masters from the Virginia Guard’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute taught the U.S. Army’s Rappel Master Course Sept. 24-28 at the RTI with a starting class of 26 Soldiers from around the nation. “The point of the rappel master course is essentially to advance the techniques that they learned from air assault school,” […]

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  • FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — Twelve of the Virginia Guard’s top shooters competed Aug. 16-19 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. in a regional competition, and Virginia Guard Soldiers beat out shooters from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware to earn several top spots in both pistol and rifle matches. The competition, called the Marksmanship Advisory Committee Region II Marksmanship Sustainment Exercise, was designed to identify […]

    Virginia shooters represent at regional marksmanship competition

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — Twelve of the Virginia Guard’s top shooters competed Aug. 16-19 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. in a regional competition, and Virginia Guard Soldiers beat out shooters from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware to earn several top spots in both pistol and rifle matches. The competition, called the Marksmanship Advisory Committee Region II Marksmanship Sustainment Exercise, was designed to identify […]

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  • FORT STORY, Va. — Rappel masters of the 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, from Fort Pickett, Va., instructed approximately 210 candidates from the Commonwealth ChalleNGe program down a 40-foot rappel tower June 23 at Fort Story, Va. Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a five and a half month program which […]

    Virginia rappel masters challenge at-risk youth

    FORT STORY, Va. — Rappel masters of the 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, from Fort Pickett, Va., instructed approximately 210 candidates from the Commonwealth ChalleNGe program down a 40-foot rappel tower June 23 at Fort Story, Va. Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a five and a half month program which […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — National Guard Soldiers from five states, along with Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserves, sweltered and trained in the July heat at Fort Pickett, Va., as part of the 11B Infantry Transition Course. The two-week course was taught by the instructors of the Blackstone-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute and enabled both junior enlisted Soldiers and […]

    Virginia Regional Training Institute trains Soldiers as infantrymen

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — National Guard Soldiers from five states, along with Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserves, sweltered and trained in the July heat at Fort Pickett, Va., as part of the 11B Infantry Transition Course. The two-week course was taught by the instructors of the Blackstone-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute and enabled both junior enlisted Soldiers and […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — In the woods of Fort Pickett, Virginia Guard Soldiers from the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute led National Guard Soldiers from across the country in a field training exercise as part of Light Leaders Course. The course began June 2 with 11 National Guard Soldiers from Virginia, six from Colorado and two from Pennsylvania, and wraps up June 16. The course […]

    Virginia school house provides training to light infantry leaders

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — In the woods of Fort Pickett, Virginia Guard Soldiers from the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute led National Guard Soldiers from across the country in a field training exercise as part of Light Leaders Course. The course began June 2 with 11 National Guard Soldiers from Virginia, six from Colorado and two from Pennsylvania, and wraps up June 16. The course […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Nearly 30 Soldiers from seven different Virginia National Guard units competed in the State Pistol Match at Fort Pickett May 18 to 20. Top honors were handed out in individual and team classes. The competition was hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute and the State Marksmanship Training Unit. Sgt. Tony Hancock from […]

    Soldiers compete for top state honors in pistol marksmanship

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Nearly 30 Soldiers from seven different Virginia National Guard units competed in the State Pistol Match at Fort Pickett May 18 to 20. Top honors were handed out in individual and team classes. The competition was hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute and the State Marksmanship Training Unit. Sgt. Tony Hancock from […]

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