Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett


Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center near Blackstone has more than 225 full-time state and federal employees provide support to tenant and training units on approximately 41,000 acres featuring a combination of open and wooded terrain maneuver areas and 21 ranges capable of supporting almost any weapons system in the U. S. Army inventory with barracks to support more than 5,000 personnel as well as an Army airfield operation.

Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett News

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Virginia National Guard installation, brigade and battalion command selections announced
Sept. 28, 2022
The Adjutant General of Virginia announced officers who have been selected for command in the Virginia National Guard at the instillation, brigade and battalion level.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to units across the state attend an annual retirement briefing Sept. 10, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The training was conducted by the Virginia Army National Guard G1 Personnel Directorate Retirement Services Office. Col. Jennifer Martin, the Virginia Army National Guard G1 Personnel Officer, provided opening remarks at the briefing, while representatives from VNG Family Programs, financial counselors and other organizations provided educational information for the Soldiers in attendance.
Briefing helps VNG Soldiers plan for retirement
Sept. 20, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to units across the state attended an annual retirement briefing Sept. 10, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The training was conducted by the Virginia Army National Guard G1 Personnel Directorate Retirement Services Office, led by Tanisha Roberts. 

Retired Brig. Gen. Walt Mercer, the Virginia Department of Military Affairs Chief Operations Officer, welcomes new DMA workers during a New Employee Orientation course Sept. 8, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Eighteen new state employees attended the orientation in person, receiving an introduction of the DMA and Virginia National Guard organizations as well as administrative and procedural training. In a first for the organization, the course was also live streamed so an additional eight new state employees could participate virtually from the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Orientation course prepares new DMA workers for success
Sept. 19, 2022
New Virginia Department of Military Affairs employees completed the DMA New Employee Orientation Course Sept. 8, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

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Annual retirement briefing scheduled for Sept. 10
Aug. 25, 2022
The Virginia Army National Guard G1 Personnel Directorate Retirement Services Office will hold the annual retirement briefing Sept. 10, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, completed a weapons qualification course for the M17 pistol and M4 carbine at Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center in Blackstone, Virginia, on Aug. 1, 2022. Hokanson experienced firsthand the latest individual weapons qualification standards expected of all Soldiers in the National Guard while simultaneously demonstrating his personal proficiency in marksmanship—a basic and essential Soldier skill.
Fort Pickett hosts CNGB for weapons qualifications
Aug. 22, 2022
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, completed a weapons qualification course for the M17 pistol and M4 carbine Aug. 1, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

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