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.

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Todd Phillips, Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett deputy chief of Plans, Training and Security, receives the Virginia Governor’s Honor Award for Creative Customer Service Sept. 28, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, retired Brig. Gen. Walt Mercer, Virginia Department of Military Affairs chief operations officer, and Lt. Col. James C. Shaver, Jr., MTC chief of Plans, Training and Security, presented the award to Phillips in front of his fellow MTC employees and thanked him for his service.
Phillips receives Governor’s Honor Award for Creative Customer Service
Oct. 6, 2021
Todd Phillips, Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett deputy chief of Plans, Training and Security, received the Virginia Governor’s Honor Award for Creative Customer Service Sept. 28, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Capt. (Va.) Deb O'Neil-Lewis, a chaplain in the Virginia Defense Force, conducts a Sunday service August 8, 2021, at Bulla Chapel at Fort Pickett, Virginia. VDF chaplains volunteered their time through the summer to provide religious support for units training at Fort Pickett. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Holden Russell)
VDF chaplains provide support at Fort Pickett chapel
Sept. 28, 2021
Virginia Defense Force chaplains volunteered their time to conduct Sunday services at the Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett Bulla Chapel throughout the Summer of 2021 in order to provide religious support to Soldiers conducting training on the installation.

Fort Pickett, Virginia, will support the State Department in providing temporary housing and sustainment for Afghan Special Immigration Visa applicants, their families and other at-risk individuals, according to a formal announcement made Aug. 25, 2021, by the Department of Defense.
Fort Pickett to support Operation Allies Refuge
Aug. 26, 2021
Fort Pickett, Virginia, will support the State Department in providing temporary housing and sustainment for Afghan Special Immigration Visa applicants, their families and other at-risk individuals, according to a formal announcement made Aug. 25, 2021, by the Department of Defense.

U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers practice room clearing July 23, 2021, during an 11B Infantry Transition Course, taught by cadre assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Over three weeks, the students will learn the skills needed to serve as infantrymen and, if they meet course requirements, will be awarded the 11B Infantry military occupational speciality at the conclusion of the course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)
183rd RTI teaches infantry skills at 11B course
Aug. 19, 2021
For three grueling weeks, 25 U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers from across the nation trained together at Fort Pickett. At the ranges and across the training areas, they all shared a common goal: earning the iconic blue cord that comes along with the 11B Infantryman military occupational specialty. The Soldiers were there for the 11B Infantry Transition Course, held July 10-31, 2021, by cadre assigned to 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. 

Virginia Army National Guard Soldier Spc. Sri Siri Sundaresan Arumugam, assigned to Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, becomes a U.S. citizen July 29, 2021, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Norfolk, Va. Sundaresan Arumugam, a native of India, joined the Army National Guard in April 2019 and was assigned to Fort Pickett in October 2020 after completing Army Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)
VNG Soldier finds support, mentor along pathway to citizenship 
Aug. 15, 2021
At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office on July 29, 2021, Spc. Sri Siri Sundaresan Arumugam became a citizen of the United States of America. Originally from India, Sundaresan Arumugam joined the Virginia Army National Guard in 2019, completed basic and advanced training and then was assigned to Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center. Since arriving in the U.S., she’s been setting goals for herself, like successfully passing the civics test required to earn citizenship, getting a driver’s license and, most of all gaining U.S. citizenship. 

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