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2nd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Archive
Posted on November 15, 2016 | No CommentsSANDSTON, 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 […]
Posted on September 26, 2016 | No CommentsFORT 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 […]
Posted on November 17, 2015 | No CommentsFORT PICKETT, Va. — Just past Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, a crowd of Soldiers, family members and friends gathered under blue skies to celebrate the life of Master Sgt. Patrick R. McFarland, who was the 88M Motor Transport Operator course manager when he passed away unexpectedly in September. The ceremony, held Nov. 13, 2015, was organized in […]
Posted on March 4, 2015 | No CommentsSANDSTON, 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. […]
Posted on September 25, 2014 | No CommentsFORT PICKETT, Va. — Twenty-two Virginia Army National Guard senior noncommissioned officers completed the Cadre Training Course Sep. 27, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The weeklong course held Sep. 22-27, 2014, provides battalion and company-level officers and senior noncommissioned officers with information and a basic understanding of policies and administrative guidance contained in the U.S. […]
Posted on February 3, 2014 | No CommentsSANDSTON, 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 […]
Posted on July 31, 2013 | No CommentsFORT PICKETT, Va. – National Guard Soldiers from Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C, along with Coast Guardsmen and Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve, learned basic and advanced motor transport skills during the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute’s 88M Motor Transport Operator course, taught July 20 – Aug. 17. “The primary function of the course is […]