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

  • BLACKSTONE, Va. — Warrant Officer Candidates from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute painted curbs and fire hydrants in downtown Blackstone Aug. 24, 2013, as part of their Warrant Officer Candidate School community project. The nine candidates of Class 13-001, eight Virginia Guard Soldiers and one U.S. Army Reserve Soldier from North Carolina, painted eight […]

    WOCs’ community project brightens up Blackstone

    BLACKSTONE, Va. — Warrant Officer Candidates from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute painted curbs and fire hydrants in downtown Blackstone Aug. 24, 2013, as part of their Warrant Officer Candidate School community project. The nine candidates of Class 13-001, eight Virginia Guard Soldiers and one U.S. Army Reserve Soldier from North Carolina, painted eight […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – For the warrant officer candidates enrolled in Class 13-001 at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, June was a big month. The candidates moved from the beginning phase of WOCS, into the intermediate phase, earning themselves a handful of privileges in the process and embracing their newly-bestowed class color and […]

    The Making of a Warrant: WOCs present song and sign, become the Purple Knights

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – For the warrant officer candidates enrolled in Class 13-001 at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, June was a big month. The candidates moved from the beginning phase of WOCS, into the intermediate phase, earning themselves a handful of privileges in the process and embracing their newly-bestowed class color and […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – In 21 years, Col. Thom Morgan has only missed teaching Virginia Guard officer candidates military history one time, and that was when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He and his father, Lonnie Morgan, work together each year to give the officer candidates a unique first-hand look into Virginia’s military history, and have been doing […]

    Virginia Guard officer candidates get close encounter with history

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – In 21 years, Col. Thom Morgan has only missed teaching Virginia Guard officer candidates military history one time, and that was when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He and his father, Lonnie Morgan, work together each year to give the officer candidates a unique first-hand look into Virginia’s military history, and have been doing […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – The warrant officer candidates enrolled in Class 13-001 of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, started Phase II of the program April 19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. The nine candidates remaining by the end of the weekend, down from 10 at the start, came primarily from the Virginia Army National Guard, with […]

    The Making of a Warrant: WOCs begin Phase II at Virginia’s RTI

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – The warrant officer candidates enrolled in Class 13-001 of the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute’s Warrant Officer Candidate School, started Phase II of the program April 19, 2013, at Fort Pickett. The nine candidates remaining by the end of the weekend, down from 10 at the start, came primarily from the Virginia Army National Guard, with […]

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  • BLACKSTONE, Va. — Virginia Officer Candidate School Class 54 conducted a community service project at the Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department Aug. 25 2012 as part of the Phase Two requirements of their course curriculum. Candidates coordinated with the Fire Department Chief and applied a fresh coat of paint to the station’s hallways. “The National Guard is a community-oriented organization, and this project gave us a chance […]

    OCS Class 54 conducts service project in Blackstone

    BLACKSTONE, Va. — Virginia Officer Candidate School Class 54 conducted a community service project at the Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department Aug. 25 2012 as part of the Phase Two requirements of their course curriculum. Candidates coordinated with the Fire Department Chief and applied a fresh coat of paint to the station’s hallways. “The National Guard is a community-oriented organization, and this project gave us a chance […]

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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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  • FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Soldiers from the Blackstone-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute deployed one of their three remote reception teams in support of Joint Reception, Staging, Onward movement and Integration (RSOI) training July 24, 2012. During the training the 183rd welcomed West Virginia’s Saint Albans-based 35th Civil Support Team. The training was designed to allow Virginia to rapidly and […]

    Blackstone-based 183rd Regiment RTI welcomes West Virginia’s CST during JRSOI training

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Soldiers from the Blackstone-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute deployed one of their three remote reception teams in support of Joint Reception, Staging, Onward movement and Integration (RSOI) training July 24, 2012. During the training the 183rd welcomed West Virginia’s Saint Albans-based 35th Civil Support Team. The training was designed to allow Virginia to rapidly and […]

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