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

The Virginia National Guard recognizes its five newest warrant officers in a ceremony May 14, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 22-001, hosted by 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, also included warrant officer candidates from the North Carolina Army National Guard. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian L. Brooks, the senior warrant officer for the Army National Guard G4, was the guest speaker. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
Virginia National Guard's newest Warrant Officers recognized
May 23, 2022
The Virginia National Guard's Warrant Officer Candidate School welcomed five new graduates at a ceremony May 14, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 22-001, hosted by 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, also included four warrant officer candidates from the North Carolina Army National Guard. One Virginia Guard graduate was unable to participate in the ceremony.

Lt. Col. James C. Shaver takes command of Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett from Col. Timothy D. Pillion during a ceremony May 14, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. K. Weedon Gallagher, the Virginia National Guard Land Component Commander, presided over the traditional exchange of colors symbolizing the transfer of the garrison command from Pillion to Shaver. Soldiers assigned to the Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band provided ceremonial music for the event. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
Shaver succeeds Pillion as MTC commander
May 18, 2022
Lt. Col. James C. Shaver Jr. took command of Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett from Col. Timothy D. Pillion during a ceremony May 14, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Brig. Gen. K. Weedon Gallagher, the Virginia National Guard Land Component Commander, presided over the traditional exchange of colors symbolizing the transfer of the garrison command from Pillion to Shaver.

Firefighters assigned to the Fort Pickett Fire Department help tackle a large fire near the installation April 21, 2022.
Fort Pickett Fire Department helps lead response to large commercial fire
May 2, 2022
Firefighters assigned to the Fort Pickett Fire Department helped tackle a large fire near the installation April 21, 2022, marking one of the department’s largest response operations in recent memory. 

Staff assigned to the Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett Range Operations and the Directorate of Public Works rededicate the Joy Nature Trail as part of the installation’s Earth Day celebration April 22, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The dedication comes after recent clearing and improvements to the trail, including new signage. During the event, the gathered group spread wildflower seeds to a clearing near the trail’s finishing point. Other MTC Earth Day activities included building raised “victory gardens” and planting them with various vegetables, and a beautification project outside of the MTC Training Support Center.
MTC marks Earth Day with trail dedication, garden planting
May 2, 2022
Staff assigned to multiple directorates at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett gathered to rededicate the Joy Nature Trail after extensive renovations April 22, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Staff Sgt. Austin Sturtz conquers the Air Assault Obstacle Course during the first full day of the Virginia Army National Guard Best Warrior competition April 1, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The four-day event also included Army Warrior Tasks, a written exam, a physical fitness challenge, land navigation, a ruck march, a 3-gun event and an appearance board. Sturtz was named winner at the NCO level and will represent the Virginia National Guard at the regional-level competition later in 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)
229th BEB, RRB Soldiers capture 2022 VNG Best Warrior titles
April 6, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers representing the 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion and the Recruiting and Retention Battalion claimed top honors at the 2022 Virginia Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition April 3, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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