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

Representatives from the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Department of Military Affairs participate in an All Hazards Incident Management Training class hosted at the Richmond Fire Department’s fire training center Nov. 12, 2021, in Sandston, Virginia. The course was hosted by the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team.
VNG, DMA representatives participate in incident management training
Dec. 1, 2021
Representatives from the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Department of Military Affairs participated in an All Hazards Incident Management Training class hosted at the Richmond Fire Department’s fire training center Nov. 8 - 12, 2021, in Sandston, Virginia.

The 65th annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony honors those who served and are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces Nov. 11, 2021, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, delivered remarks during the ceremony, and Sgt. Paul Johnson, the Virginia Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, led the attendees in the pledge of allegiance. Members of the Virginia Defense Force volunteered their time to assist with traffic control and parking for the event. Read the AG’s Veterans Day message at http://go.usa.gov/xeWDr.
Veterans Day observed across Virginia and overseas
Nov. 17, 2021
Virginia National Guard personnel honored the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the Armed Forces at ceremonies across Virginia as well as overseas Nov. 11, 2021, in honor of Veterans Day.

Soldiers and civilians assigned to Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett complete a two-day “train the trainer” course designed to help spread awareness of the dangers posed by unexploded ordnance Sept. 28-29, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The course was taught by representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Training helps MTC staff spread UXO awareness
Oct. 29, 2021
Soldiers and civilians assigned to Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett completed a two-day “train the trainer” course designed to help spread awareness of the dangers posed by unexploded ordnance Sept. 28-29, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

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.

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