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

Virginia and Kentucky National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct a live-fire range with the M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training and fielding July 14, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The Soldiers zeroed the new rifles before firing at targets up to 800 yards away. The M110A1, a 7.62-millimeter rifle, provides greater range and accuracy than the M4 rifle and is outfitted with a scope and sound suppressor. (U.S. National Guard photo by Mike Vrabel)
116th IBCT trains on new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle
July 26, 2021
Virginia and Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trained on and fielded new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles July 12-15, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the G4 Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team offload an M84 self-propelled 4.2 mortar carrier June 25, 2021, at the VNG's Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The MAIT Soldiers transported the M84 from the Charlottesville Readiness Center to the headquarters building, where a team of retired volunteers called the “Friends of the Guard” will refurbish it for permanent display. Read more about other displays at the headquarters at https://go.usa.gov/x6dHp.
VNG Soldiers move historic M84 to Richmond for restoration, display
July 13, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the G4 Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team moved a historic M84 self-propelled 4.2 mortar carrier June 25, 2021, from the Charlottesville Readiness Center to the VNG Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. 

Virginia Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve candidates swear in as new warrant officers during a graduation ceremony hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute June 5, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Family and friends of the newly commissioned warrant officers participated in the ceremony by pinning on their new ranks.
183rd RTI holds recognition ceremony for WOCS graduates 
June 16, 2021
The Virginia National Guard's Warrant Officer Candidate School welcomed five new graduates from class 21-001 during a recognition ceremony hosted by the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute June 5, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team train on the M3E1 Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System June 4, 2021, at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, Virginia. The training, hosted by MTC’s New Equipment Training / New Equipment Fielding facility, consisted of classroom learning and a live-fire range with the MAAWS, an 84-millimeter recoilless rifle also known as the Carl Gustav. In addition to VNG Soldiers assigned to the 116th IBCT, Kentucky National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment participated in the weapons training and fielding event.
116th IBCT Soldiers train on new recoilless rifle system
June 15, 2021
Virginia and Kentucky National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trained on the M3E1 Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System during a course held at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett’s New Equipment Training / New Equipment Fielding facility June 1 - 11, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. 

Spc. Michael Choi navigates the Air Assault Obstacle Course May 12, 2021, during the Region II Best Warrior Competition at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
VNG Soldiers perform well at Region II Best Warrior Competition
June 3, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers turned in strong performances at the Army National Guard Region II Best Warrior Competition held May 11-14, 2021, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

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