3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Archive

  • SANDSTON, Va. – After completing a three-phase program to become warrant officers, 10 Soldiers from Virginia stood amongst more than 70 of their peers April 8, 2017, in a ceremony to mark their successful completion of Warrant Officer Candidate School. The ceremony was held at the Alabama Military Academy at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Among the nine graduates from Virginia, most of […]

    Va. WOCS candidates earn top honors in final training phase

    SANDSTON, Va. – After completing a three-phase program to become warrant officers, 10 Soldiers from Virginia stood amongst more than 70 of their peers April 8, 2017, in a ceremony to mark their successful completion of Warrant Officer Candidate School. The ceremony was held at the Alabama Military Academy at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Among the nine graduates from Virginia, most of […]

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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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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Officer candidates, graduates and cadre of the Virginia Army National Guard Officer Candidate School celebrated its 58th birthday with a ceremony April 19, 2016, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Downtown Campus in Richmond, Virginia. Officer candidates in Class 58, who are scheduled to graduate in August 2016, organized the ceremony, which included the family of Capt. […]

    Candidates, cadre, graduates celebrate OCS 58th birthday

    RICHMOND, Va. — Officer candidates, graduates and cadre of the Virginia Army National Guard Officer Candidate School celebrated its 58th birthday with a ceremony April 19, 2016, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Downtown Campus in Richmond, Virginia. Officer candidates in Class 58, who are scheduled to graduate in August 2016, organized the ceremony, which included the family of Capt. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, 17 officer candidates enrolled in Class 57 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School received their commissions in a traditional graduation ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of an almost two year journey for the candidates as they […]

    Va. Guard OCS commissions 17 new officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Aug. 22, 2015, 17 officer candidates enrolled in Class 57 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School received their commissions in a traditional graduation ceremony held at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of an almost two year journey for the candidates as they […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from units across the state competed for top honors in a state-level rifle match, held May 15-17, 2015, and a state-level pistol match, held June 26-27, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Additionally, after winning both top team spots at the regional marksmanship match, Virginia National Guard marksmen once again made the trip […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers excel at state, regional, national-level marksmanship matches

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers from units across the state competed for top honors in a state-level rifle match, held May 15-17, 2015, and a state-level pistol match, held June 26-27, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Additionally, after winning both top team spots at the regional marksmanship match, Virginia National Guard marksmen once again made the trip […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Expecting a lecture filled with monotonous slides and a never-ending list of historic dates and names, the officer candidates of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School of the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, walked into Col. Thomas L. Morgan’s military history class April 19, 2015, and quickly discovered that this wasn’t going […]

    Va. Guard officer candidates hold on to history

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Expecting a lecture filled with monotonous slides and a never-ending list of historic dates and names, the officer candidates of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School of the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, walked into Col. Thomas L. Morgan’s military history class April 19, 2015, and quickly discovered that this wasn’t going […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers from across the country completed the 31B Basic Military Police Officer course April 4, 2015, after more than 254 hours of training at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The MP course included two, two-week phases and allowed 11 Soldiers to earn the 31B Military Police Officer military […]

    183rd RTI trains military police officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers from across the country completed the 31B Basic Military Police Officer course April 4, 2015, after more than 254 hours of training at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The MP course included two, two-week phases and allowed 11 Soldiers to earn the 31B Military Police Officer military […]

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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. — In a ceremony held Sept. 27, 2014, seven officer candidates enrolled in the Virginia National Guard’s Officer Candidate School Class 57B earned their commissions at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute in front of family, friends and Virginia National Guard leaders and Soldiers. The candidates started the 56-day summer accelerated program in July and completed […]

    Virginia Guard OCS graduates 7 new officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — In a ceremony held Sept. 27, 2014, seven officer candidates enrolled in the Virginia National Guard’s Officer Candidate School Class 57B earned their commissions at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute in front of family, friends and Virginia National Guard leaders and Soldiers. The candidates started the 56-day summer accelerated program in July and completed […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers from across the country joined together July 6-20, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute for Phase 1 of the 31B Basic Military Police Course. The 17 students in the class focused on garrison law and order during the two-week course, learning patrolling techniques, unarmed self-defense […]

    183rd RTI trains military police officers, demonstrates police dog skills

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers from across the country joined together July 6-20, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute for Phase 1 of the 31B Basic Military Police Course. The 17 students in the class focused on garrison law and order during the two-week course, learning patrolling techniques, unarmed self-defense […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe welcomed eight new Virginia National Guard officers during their graduation and commissioning ceremony as the guest speaker July 26, 2014, at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, Va. The officers of OCS Class 56 completed a two-year Officer Candidate School Course at Fort Pickett to earn their commissions. “What you […]

    Governor welcomes eight new Virginia Guard officers

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe welcomed eight new Virginia National Guard officers during their graduation and commissioning ceremony as the guest speaker July 26, 2014, at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, Va. The officers of OCS Class 56 completed a two-year Officer Candidate School Course at Fort Pickett to earn their commissions. “What you […]

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  • BLACKSTONE, Va – Virginia Officer Candidate School Class 56 visited residents at Clay’s Assisted Living on Saturday, May 24, 2014, as part of their Phase II community service requirement. Officer candidates coordinated with Barbara Mosley, a manager at Clay’s Assisted Living, to orchestrate a presence patrol at the center. One of the officer candidates in charge of the project, Officer […]

    Va. Guard officer candidates complete community service project

    BLACKSTONE, Va – Virginia Officer Candidate School Class 56 visited residents at Clay’s Assisted Living on Saturday, May 24, 2014, as part of their Phase II community service requirement. Officer candidates coordinated with Barbara Mosley, a manager at Clay’s Assisted Living, to orchestrate a presence patrol at the center. One of the officer candidates in charge of the project, Officer […]

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  •   FORT PICKETT, Va. — Four Virginia Army National Guard officer candidates pinned on second lieutenant rank at a graduation and commissioning ceremony held April 12, 2014, at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett. The officers of OCS Class 57A completed the eight-week Accelerated Officer Candidate School Course at Fort McClellan, Ala., to earn their commissions. “I […]

    Four officer candidates earn commissions

      FORT PICKETT, Va. — Four Virginia Army National Guard officer candidates pinned on second lieutenant rank at a graduation and commissioning ceremony held April 12, 2014, at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett. The officers of OCS Class 57A completed the eight-week Accelerated Officer Candidate School Course at Fort McClellan, Ala., to earn their commissions. “I […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The first phase of becoming a commissioned officer in the Virginia Army National Guard began Jan. 24-26, 2014, for 33 new officer candidates. The weekend was Zero Phase for Class 57 at the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School, located at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. “The first weekend of Zero Phase introduces […]

    Virginia Guard OCS Class 57 begins at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The first phase of becoming a commissioned officer in the Virginia Army National Guard began Jan. 24-26, 2014, for 33 new officer candidates. The weekend was Zero Phase for Class 57 at the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School, located at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. “The first weekend of Zero Phase introduces […]

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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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  • Click here to download this story series in a PDF. Potential warrant officers get head start at Virginia’s Pre-WOCS FORT PICKETT, Va. – At the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Soldiers hoping to one day become warrant officers gathered Feb. 22-24 for Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate School. The course allows Soldiers with an interest in joining the warrant officer […]

    The Making of a Warrant Officer

    Click here to download this story series in a PDF. Potential warrant officers get head start at Virginia’s Pre-WOCS FORT PICKETT, Va. – At the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Soldiers hoping to one day become warrant officers gathered Feb. 22-24 for Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate School. The course allows Soldiers with an interest in joining the warrant officer […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Oct. 26, 2013, 10 officer candidates enrolled in Class 55 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School earned their commissions at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of a nearly two year journey for the candidates as they received their OCS diplomas, took their […]

    Virginia Guard OCS graduates earn commissions, take oath of office

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – In a ceremony held Oct. 26, 2013, 10 officer candidates enrolled in Class 55 of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School earned their commissions at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The ceremony marked the end of a nearly two year journey for the candidates as they received their OCS diplomas, took their […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Recent graduates of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School gathered Oct. 26, 2013, at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, for a Warrant Officer Appointment Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony took place in front of friends, family members and senior leaders from the Virginia National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve, and honored […]

    The Making of a Warrant: New warrants recognized in Virginia ceremony

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Recent graduates of the Virginia Army National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School gathered Oct. 26, 2013, at Fort Pickett’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, for a Warrant Officer Appointment Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony took place in front of friends, family members and senior leaders from the Virginia National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve, and honored […]

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