Fort Pickett Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Rep. Dave Brat visited the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center March 31, 2016. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Lt. Col. Preston Scott, Fort Pickett garrison commander, provided an overview of the installation and its capabilities, then escorted Brat on a tour of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment […]

    Rep. Brat visits, tours Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Rep. Dave Brat visited the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center March 31, 2016. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Lt. Col. Preston Scott, Fort Pickett garrison commander, provided an overview of the installation and its capabilities, then escorted Brat on a tour of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 125 members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in training to improve their individual skills in the areas of interoperable communications, incident management, traffic control and chaplain support April 1-3, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. “Our training goal for the weekend was to bring individuals up to speed on specific tasks their team […]

    VDF training focuses on individual skills

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 125 members of the Virginia Defense Force took part in training to improve their individual skills in the areas of interoperable communications, incident management, traffic control and chaplain support April 1-3, 2016, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. “Our training goal for the weekend was to bring individuals up to speed on specific tasks their team […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Sgt. David Perry was recognized as the Virginia Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and Spc. Jeffrey Patteson was named the Soldier of the Year April 3, 2016, after the three-day 2016 Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Both Soldiers are assigned to the Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center. […]

    NCO, Soldier earn top honors in Va. Guard competition

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Sgt. David Perry was recognized as the Virginia Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and Spc. Jeffrey Patteson was named the Soldier of the Year April 3, 2016, after the three-day 2016 Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Both Soldiers are assigned to the Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center. […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, recognized state employees for their success in the 2015 Army National Guard Environmental Security Awards Dec. 18, 2015. Virginia National Guard environmental teams, comprised of personnel from several facilities management offices, including environmental, fish and wildlife and forestry, placed first in the Natural Resources Conservation Team […]

    Environmental teams recognized for excellence

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, recognized state employees for their success in the 2015 Army National Guard Environmental Security Awards Dec. 18, 2015. Virginia National Guard environmental teams, comprised of personnel from several facilities management offices, including environmental, fish and wildlife and forestry, placed first in the Natural Resources Conservation Team […]

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  • PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Senior Virginia National Guard leaders visited United States Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Sept. 29, 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to built strategic partnerships in the Hampton Roads region. Capt. Brenda Kerr, Commanding Officer of Base Portsmouth and Capt Rick Wester, Deputy Sector Commander Hampton Roads, hosted Brig. Gen. Steven T. Scott, Virginia National Guard Assistant […]

    Guard leaders build partnerships with base visit

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Senior Virginia National Guard leaders visited United States Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Sept. 29, 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to built strategic partnerships in the Hampton Roads region. Capt. Brenda Kerr, Commanding Officer of Base Portsmouth and Capt Rick Wester, Deputy Sector Commander Hampton Roads, hosted Brig. Gen. Steven T. Scott, Virginia National Guard Assistant […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 100 logisticians from across the state attended the Logistics Training Workshop from Sept. 15-18, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, addressed the group Sept. 17. He discussed the importance of efficiency in the face of expected budget cuts and thanks the attendees for all they […]

    Workshop helps logisticians share best practices

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 100 logisticians from across the state attended the Logistics Training Workshop from Sept. 15-18, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, addressed the group Sept. 17. He discussed the importance of efficiency in the face of expected budget cuts and thanks the attendees for all they […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Nearly a dozen Virginia National Guard Soldiers and civilians traveled to Virginia Beach for a three-day Geospatial Information System training course Sept. 15-17, 2015. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data, according to Tim Morris with the Fort Pickett range […]

    Camp Pendleton hosts 3-day GIS training for Va. Guard

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Nearly a dozen Virginia National Guard Soldiers and civilians traveled to Virginia Beach for a three-day Geospatial Information System training course Sept. 15-17, 2015. GIS is a mapping-based, decision tool system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data, according to Tim Morris with the Fort Pickett range […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Civilian business leaders and representatives of several Virginia state agencies participated in an Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift, Sept. 9, 2015 at Fort Pickett, Va. ESGR is a Department of Defense office which promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component servicemembers and their civilian employers and assists in the resolution of conflicts […]

    ESGR Boss Lift introduces civilian, state leaders to Va. National Guard, Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Civilian business leaders and representatives of several Virginia state agencies participated in an Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift, Sept. 9, 2015 at Fort Pickett, Va. ESGR is a Department of Defense office which promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component servicemembers and their civilian employers and assists in the resolution of conflicts […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Hundreds of Soldiers and Airmen from across the nation converged on Fort Pickett’s Air Assault Field Aug. 11, 2015, for Zero Day of the U.S. Army’s Air Assault School, a physically and mentally demanding course designed to prepare course attendees for insertion, evacuation and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multi-purpose transportation and assault […]

    Fort Benning-based training team brings Air Assault, Pathfinder to Virginia

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Hundreds of Soldiers and Airmen from across the nation converged on Fort Pickett’s Air Assault Field Aug. 11, 2015, for Zero Day of the U.S. Army’s Air Assault School, a physically and mentally demanding course designed to prepare course attendees for insertion, evacuation and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multi-purpose transportation and assault […]

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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. — Psychological Operations specialists from 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) recently graduated the U.S. Army Light Leaders Course at Fort Pickett, Va. The 14-day course, conducted by the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 183rd Infantry Regiment’s Regional Training Institute, focuses on teaching back-to-basics infantry skills to non-commissioned officers. This most recent iteration was unique because it […]

    8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Soldiers learn leadership, tactics and teamwork

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Psychological Operations specialists from 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) recently graduated the U.S. Army Light Leaders Course at Fort Pickett, Va. The 14-day course, conducted by the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 183rd Infantry Regiment’s Regional Training Institute, focuses on teaching back-to-basics infantry skills to non-commissioned officers. This most recent iteration was unique because it […]

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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 Army National Guard medics from units across the commonwealth came together Aug. 4-7, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., to conduct vital sustainment training that enables the medics to remain certified on life-saving techniques. The 68W Health Care Specialist sustainment training is a mandatory biennial requirement for medics across the U.S. Army. Failure to go through […]

    Army Guard medics refresh training at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard medics from units across the commonwealth came together Aug. 4-7, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., to conduct vital sustainment training that enables the medics to remain certified on life-saving techniques. The 68W Health Care Specialist sustainment training is a mandatory biennial requirement for medics across the U.S. Army. Failure to go through […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. –The 29th Infantry Division conducted final testing and integration of its computer systems and section operations July 11-24, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., in preparation for a warfighter exercise to be held at Camp Atterbury, Ind., later in the year. The November exercise, similar to a final exam, will test the full capabilities of the division and […]

    29th ID trains for Warfighter Exercise during annual training

    FORT PICKETT, Va. –The 29th Infantry Division conducted final testing and integration of its computer systems and section operations July 11-24, 2015, at Fort Pickett, Va., in preparation for a warfighter exercise to be held at Camp Atterbury, Ind., later in the year. The November exercise, similar to a final exam, will test the full capabilities of the division and […]

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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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  • SANDSTON, Va. – For the Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team hard work and preparation proved instrumental in their validation of 12 collective tasks following an Training Performance Evaluation, earning the overall assessment rating of “Fully Mission Capable,” June 24, 2015, following the exercise at the City Stadium in Richmond, Va. The […]

    34th CST excels during external evaluation, certified as fully mission capable

    SANDSTON, Va. – For the Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team hard work and preparation proved instrumental in their validation of 12 collective tasks following an Training Performance Evaluation, earning the overall assessment rating of “Fully Mission Capable,” June 24, 2015, following the exercise at the City Stadium in Richmond, Va. The […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Spc. Adam Sotelo of the Virginia National Guard was named Soldier of the Year at the Region II Best Warrior Competition May 31, 2015, after a three-day competition at Fort Pickett. Va. He is an infantryman from Arlington and assigned to the Winchester-based Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and […]

    116th IBCT Soldier earns top spot at Region II Best Warrior Competition

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Spc. Adam Sotelo of the Virginia National Guard was named Soldier of the Year at the Region II Best Warrior Competition May 31, 2015, after a three-day competition at Fort Pickett. Va. He is an infantryman from Arlington and assigned to the Winchester-based Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and […]

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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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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard aviators held a stable hover for Special Forces Soldiers May 9, 2015, as they fast roped into Fort Pickett’s urban operations training site from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a night training raid. The exercise was part of a weeklong annual training period for the operators and a continuation of the […]

    Va. Guard aviators add training value, build partnership with Special Forces troops

    FORT PICKETT, Va. – Virginia Army National Guard aviators held a stable hover for Special Forces Soldiers May 9, 2015, as they fast roped into Fort Pickett’s urban operations training site from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a night training raid. The exercise was part of a weeklong annual training period for the operators and a continuation of the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other senior leaders in recognizing and thanking Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6, 2015, at Camp Pendleton and May 8, 2015, at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized […]

    DMA state employees recognized at Camp Pendleton, Fort Pickett

    SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, joined other senior leaders in recognizing and thanking Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees during luncheons and awards ceremonies May 6, 2015, at Camp Pendleton and May 8, 2015, at Fort Pickett. The events took place during Virginia Public Service Week, when state employees are recognized […]

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