Fort Pickett Archive

  • RICHMOND, Va. — After more than a year of painstaking work by a group of dedicated volunteers, a 1955-dated M42 Duster its now on permanent display outside of the Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.  The Duster, a tracked, self-propelled 40mm anti-aircraft gun, was moved into […]

    Historic M42 Duster on display at JFHQ thanks to volunteer efforts

    RICHMOND, Va. — After more than a year of painstaking work by a group of dedicated volunteers, a 1955-dated M42 Duster its now on permanent display outside of the Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.  The Duster, a tracked, self-propelled 40mm anti-aircraft gun, was moved into […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard cyber warriors assigned to the Fairfax-based 91st Cyber Brigade joined more than 600 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 39 states and territories to conduct Cyber Shield 2020 to test their skills in response to cyber incidents Sept. 12 – 26, 2020. The exercise […]

    VNG Soldiers join multi-state Cyber Shield virtual exercise

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia National Guard cyber warriors assigned to the Fairfax-based 91st Cyber Brigade joined more than 600 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 39 states and territories to conduct Cyber Shield 2020 to test their skills in response to cyber incidents Sept. 12 – 26, 2020. The exercise […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Several new macro artifacts are being readied for permanent display outside of the Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, including a 1955-dated M42 Duster which has been renovated with volunteer work over the last year.  The Duster, a self-propelled, open turret anti-aircraft gun, […]

    New artifacts on display soon thanks to volunteer efforts

    RICHMOND, Va. — Several new macro artifacts are being readied for permanent display outside of the Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, including a 1955-dated M42 Duster which has been renovated with volunteer work over the last year.  The Duster, a self-propelled, open turret anti-aircraft gun, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs hosted five new employees for a quarterly New Employee Orientation Class Sept. 1, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Four new state employees and one Virginia National Guard Soldier on Active Duty for Operational Support orders attended the course.  The orientation […]

    DMA hosts orientation for new employees

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs hosted five new employees for a quarterly New Employee Orientation Class Sept. 1, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Four new state employees and one Virginia National Guard Soldier on Active Duty for Operational Support orders attended the course.  The orientation […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, helped unload and receive  48 brand new flatbed trailers August 18, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. With the help of a crane and a team of […]

    1710th receives 48 new flatbed trailers at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Emporia-based 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, helped unload and receive  48 brand new flatbed trailers August 18, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. With the help of a crane and a team of […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from across the Commonwealth conducted training on the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station during a one week training course Aug. 17-21, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The course was designed to familiarize Soldiers with the M153 CROWS system, an externally mounted […]

    VNG Soldiers train on CROWS remote weapons system

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from across the Commonwealth conducted training on the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station during a one week training course Aug. 17-21, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The course was designed to familiarize Soldiers with the M153 CROWS system, an externally mounted […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and the Fort Pickett-based VNG Marksmanship Training Unit combined efforts to host the Excellence in Competition Pistol match Aug. 19, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. A total of 80 service members participated […]

    VNG Soldiers compete in pistol marksmanship match

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group and the Fort Pickett-based VNG Marksmanship Training Unit combined efforts to host the Excellence in Competition Pistol match Aug. 19, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. A total of 80 service members participated […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is playing host to some very special guests this summer – hundreds of loggerhead sea turtle eggs in a recently-discovered nest in the dunes on the installation’s beachfront.  It’s only the second nest discovered on that stretch of […]

    DMA, other agencies partner to protect rare sea turtle nest at SMR

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is playing host to some very special guests this summer – hundreds of loggerhead sea turtle eggs in a recently-discovered nest in the dunes on the installation’s beachfront.  It’s only the second nest discovered on that stretch of […]

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  • GLEN ARM, Maryland — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team honed their chemical and biological recognition skills during a training exercise July 21-23, 2020, at H Steven Blum Military Reservation in Glen Arm, Maryland. 18 of the CST’s Soldiers and Airmen […]

    34th CST sharpens response skills during exercise in Maryland

    GLEN ARM, Maryland — Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team honed their chemical and biological recognition skills during a training exercise July 21-23, 2020, at H Steven Blum Military Reservation in Glen Arm, Maryland. 18 of the CST’s Soldiers and Airmen […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Virginia — U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the North Carolina-based 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Engineer Command, trained on the U.S. Forces Command Petroleum Training Module during their two weeks of annual training July 11-24, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Since 1989, Maneuver Training Center […]

    Fort Pickett hosts unique fuel pipeline training

    FORT PICKETT, Virginia — U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the North Carolina-based 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Engineer Command, trained on the U.S. Forces Command Petroleum Training Module during their two weeks of annual training July 11-24, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Since 1989, Maneuver Training Center […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Five Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 134th Chaplain Support Team are back home after a successful deployment providing religious support to U.S. troops overseas. The detachment, led by Lt. Col. Seung H. Lee, the 134th Command Chaplain, arrived back in Virginia in […]

    134th Chaplain Support Team Soldiers return from deployment

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Five Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 134th Chaplain Support Team are back home after a successful deployment providing religious support to U.S. troops overseas. The detachment, led by Lt. Col. Seung H. Lee, the 134th Command Chaplain, arrived back in Virginia in […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — After two years of planning, designing and hard work, the Virginia Army National Guard’s Environmental Program has completed a large-scale stream remediation project, the first ever at the installation.  The project remediated about 2,400 linear feet of stream segment, originating at the Fort Pickett recycling facility, […]

    Stream remediation project first for Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — After two years of planning, designing and hard work, the Virginia Army National Guard’s Environmental Program has completed a large-scale stream remediation project, the first ever at the installation.  The project remediated about 2,400 linear feet of stream segment, originating at the Fort Pickett recycling facility, […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Eight candidates are now graduates after completing Phase II of the Warrant Officer Candidate School, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute June 27, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The ceremony marked the first time candidates have been promoted to WO1 at the […]

    183rd RTI hosts final WOCS phase for first time

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Eight candidates are now graduates after completing Phase II of the Warrant Officer Candidate School, hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute June 27, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The ceremony marked the first time candidates have been promoted to WO1 at the […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. —  After a tight competition with other finalists, the Danville-based Headquarters Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team finished as national runners-up in the 52nd Philip A. Connelly Food Service Competition. The team competed against three other states in the national finals in March […]

    429th BSB takes second in national food service competition

    FORT PICKETT, Va. —  After a tight competition with other finalists, the Danville-based Headquarters Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team finished as national runners-up in the 52nd Philip A. Connelly Food Service Competition. The team competed against three other states in the national finals in March […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — With regular Virginia National Guard field training on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, some opportunistic improvements are in the works at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, which will benefit units once training resumes.  While units drill remotely, the Fort Pickett Range Operations staff has been hard […]

    MTC Fort Pickett full steam ahead with range maintenance projects

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — With regular Virginia National Guard field training on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, some opportunistic improvements are in the works at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, which will benefit units once training resumes.  While units drill remotely, the Fort Pickett Range Operations staff has been hard […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fredericksburg-based 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion was able to conduct vital unit training remotely April 4-5, 2020, thanks to the innovative thinking of the Fort Pickett Asymmetric Threat Training Support Program team. In order to prevent spread of COVID-19, and to ensure Soldiers […]

    Fort Pickett, 229th Engineers adjust fire to complete required training remotely

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Fredericksburg-based 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion was able to conduct vital unit training remotely April 4-5, 2020, thanks to the innovative thinking of the Fort Pickett Asymmetric Threat Training Support Program team. In order to prevent spread of COVID-19, and to ensure Soldiers […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Danville-based Headquarters Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team competed in the Philip A. Connelly Food Service Competition March 6, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The 429th is competing for the national award after winning a […]

    429th BSB competes for national food service award

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Danville-based Headquarters Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team competed in the Philip A. Connelly Food Service Competition March 6, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The 429th is competing for the national award after winning a […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — A new program designed to help Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees improve their leadership skills and learn from existing leaders officially kicked off Feb. 20, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The DMA Workforce Development Mentoring Program is a new effort to help DMA employees […]

    DMA Mentoring Program kicks off at meet and greet event

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — A new program designed to help Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees improve their leadership skills and learn from existing leaders officially kicked off Feb. 20, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  The DMA Workforce Development Mentoring Program is a new effort to help DMA employees […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard increased the level of mental health support services it offers in August 2019 with the addition of a full-time director of psychological health. In that role, Jonathan Goldwire, a licensed master social worker, strives to extend mental health support to the VaARNG  […]

    Full-time psychological health support available to VaARNG

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Army National Guard increased the level of mental health support services it offers in August 2019 with the addition of a full-time director of psychological health. In that role, Jonathan Goldwire, a licensed master social worker, strives to extend mental health support to the VaARNG  […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Canadian soldiers assigned to the Montreal-based 34th and Quebec City-based 35th Canadian Brigade Groups conducted a week-long artillery training exercise Jan. 4 – 10, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  More than 200 Canadian soldiers participated in Exercise Fighting Warrior, including roughly 100 members of the 2nd, […]

    Canadian forces conduct Exercise Fighting Warrior at Fort Pickett

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Canadian soldiers assigned to the Montreal-based 34th and Quebec City-based 35th Canadian Brigade Groups conducted a week-long artillery training exercise Jan. 4 – 10, 2020, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  More than 200 Canadian soldiers participated in Exercise Fighting Warrior, including roughly 100 members of the 2nd, […]

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