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

  • 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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  • 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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